In addition to HWDSB policies and procedures, we would like to expand on a few for greater clarity as each school has its own uniqueness. For items that may not be covered, please refer to www.hwdsb.on.ca or contact the school. You can also refer to your child’s school agenda for further information.
Safe Arrival, Early Dismissal and ill students during the day
We take our responsibility in knowing where your child is at all times seriously. Documenting daily attendance, lates, early dismissals and students ill during the day is a very large part of this. The safe arrival system has already been discussed in an earlier section. But what do students do if they are not feeling well during the day?
If a student is not feeling well at school they are to let their teacher know. The teacher will then contact the office who will make a call to parent(s)/caregiver(s). In this way we verify who the call is going to and who will be picking the student up. It also alerts staff to be more vigilant if the nature of the illness requires it. Students should not be texting parent(s)/caregiver(s) before they have followed this process.
Parent(s)/Caregiver(s) please do not use a text message to dismiss your student from school. If you need to have your student dismissed early please contact the office directly.
Cell Phones and Devices
We follow HWDSB expectation around personal devices at school. Students should not be using their devices during instructional time for personal reasons. Their focus should be on the lessons and tasks. During the nutrition breaks students may use their devices. At all times students are to never take photos or videos during the school day unless under the supervision and direction of staff.
Our grade 7 and grade 8 students will have the option of going out for lunch during the second nutriton break. Permission forms for this option will be sent home in early September.
Parking around the school is limited. Please do not stop in the parking lot if there are no spaces available. We have small buses that need in and out. Our neighbours on Ronaldshay have asked that the community be respectful of their homes and not block their driveways. Hamilton bylaw does random patrols or may be called by the community to do an enforcement. Parking signs are clearly marked on the street.