#9 Watch what your child(ren) are bringing to school.
Tablets, iPods, cell phones, electronic games, and the like are not permitted on the playground, in the school or at any school activities unless granted permission by a teacher. Devices must be given to the home room teacher at the beginning of the day and can be retrieved at the end of the day.
The school does not accept responsibility for devices, toys or sports equipment brought to school by a student.
No money should be brought to school except for special lunch days, city bus money, and class trips (when spending money is permitted).
Toy guns, paintball, airsoft, water pistols, knives, matches or any other weapon, real or imitation, may not be brought to school by a student. Any such items will be confiscated, brought to the office and immediately reported to the principal. The dangerous item will be kept locked in the principal’s office until a parent or local authority can pick up the item.
#10 Let the office know when your child will be absent.
In case of illness, a parent must call the school office prior to 8:45 am to inform the school which child(ren) will be absent. Telephone messages (519-623-2261) may be left in the Attendance mailbox or an email may be sent to the office. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the event that a child must leave the building during the school day, a note must be sent to the “home-room” teacher and the parent or designate (over 18 years of age) must come into the school to pick up the child(ren).
When parents plan to remove their child(ren) from school for a holiday which is not part of the school calendar, a “Parental Request for Temporary Absence” form must be completed indicating the period of absence. Please complete this form well in advance of the holiday and discuss such absences with the teachers.
Teachers are not required to prepare detailed work in advance for a student who is absent from school for a holiday. Likewise, when a student misses class for a lesson (piano, ESL, etc.), the teacher is not required to prepare detailed work in advance.
During the student’s absence, the teachers will collect worksheets and record assignments which must be completed. These will be available upon the student’s return. The overseeing of the completion of this work is the responsibility of the parents.
When a student is absent the make-up work should be completed as soon as possible. The home should make contact with the teacher and take responsibility for getting the work being missed, particularly if an extended absence is anticipated. Students may be given their assignments upon returning to school; however, because they will be expected to keep up the new daily work immediately this will result in a heavy homework load.