Richard Beasley School’s Belief Statement
“The students, parents, staff and community of our school believe that the educational process is built on a strong partnership. Everyone has the responsibility for guiding our students to become independent problem solvers and life long learners. Each individual has the right to experience learning in a safe, caring and positive environment. With a strong belief in ourselves and a positive respect for each other, we will help each other to reach our individual levels of excellence.”
At Richard Beasley School, our ABCs are Achieving, Believing and Caring.
Good attendance is essential for success at school. Students are expected to attend on a regular basis and, if absent, have their parents telephone the school before 8:40 a.m (if the absence is for an appointment or a pre-arranged activity, a note sent in advance of the absence is appreciated). We have an answering system, so a message may be left stating parent’s name, child’s name, grade, teacher, reason for absence or lateness and length of expected absence. The recording will be on from 4:00 p.m. the night before, until 8:40 a.m. Parents are also encouraged to email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org to report an absent or late student. With the Board’s Safe Arrival Policy, the office will be contacting the primary number given to us by the parent of every child who is absent from school. If we are unable to contact a parent, the emergency numbers will be called. Please use the answering system or email as it saves the office staff a great deal of time trying to contact parents. If your family is planning a holiday during the school year, please inform the office in writing. It is the student’s responsibility to become aware of the assignments missed. The student is expected to complete them by a time negotiated with the teacher.
Parents: It is your responsibility to provide a number that you can be reached at in case of emergency.
Punctuality shows consideration for other people. If you are late for class, you disrupt the learning situation for other students and the teacher. Students MUST report to the office first, to be marked late, if they are not in class at 8:55 a.m.
If you are to be excused early during the day, your parents must send a note or make a telephone call to inform the School Office -905-387-5655 –FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. Grade 1 to 5 students may use their agenda for such notes.
The Balanced Day:
Morning Entry Bell: 8:55 a.m.
Instruction Block 1 8:55 – 10:55 a.m.
Nutrition Break: 10:55 – 11:35 a.m.
Instructional Block 2 11:35 – 1:15 p.m.
Nutrition Break: 1:15 – 1:55 p.m.
Instruction Block 3 1:55 – 3:15 p.m.
Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.
The balanced day model provides two healthy breaks….a time to eat and play at each break. The following are the basic expectations of Nutrition Breaks behaviour:
Remain seated during time allotted for eating. Volume of voice and eating behaviour should be that of a family dining out in a restaurant . . . low, private and polite. “Bring what you need and eat what you bring” . . Tidy up your area. Report problems to the teacher on duty. IT for teacher dismissal. Cooperate with your student monitor. Bring food or drink in plastic containers. We do have students with severe, life-threatening allergies to peanuts and other nuts and their by-products. We do expect that students will avoid bringing any food products containing peanut/nut products.
Forms are available at the office and must be completed if the school needs to administer Medication on a daily basis. Students are not to carry any prescription drug on them without the complete knowledge and permission of the office. Emergency treatment (eg. Epi-Pen) must be carried in a “fanny pack” at all times with the student. Parents must inform the office if their child has a medical condition that may impact on his/her safety and well-being during the school day. This information must be updated as needed throughout the school year.
For the safety and propriety in the learning environment, appropriate dress is required for both staff and students.
- Clothing and shoes should be safe for class room and outdoor play.
- Any language and pictures on clothing must be appropriate for a primary-junior school.
- Clothing should cover midriff, back and backside.
- No suggestive language or pictures are allowed ie. Sexual, racial, obscene, violent.
- Caps and hats are removed when entering the school.
- For Physical Education, the Ontario Curriculum states students are to …
Follow safety procedures related to physical activity, equipment and facilities by displaying readiness to participate in the instructional program ie. wearing appropriate clothing.
- Running shoes
- Shorts/track pants
- Light top
Students not properly attired are unable to actively participate in the program activities.
Personal items such as CD players, MP3 video games etc., collector cards or other expensive toys should not be brought to school, unless it is a school sanctioned activity. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or “traded” items.
Our students will be assigned a locker that they may need to share with another student. The school is not responsible for money or valuables left in the lockers. LOCKS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON LOCKERS. The inside of the locker is not to be decorated without the permission of the classroom teacher, and then only with the use of stick tack. Any graffiti found in or on the locker will be cleaned by the students of that locker. Damage done to the lockers will be corrected and restitution ($$) made by the student will be expected.