ARRIVALS & EARLY DEPARTURES
** All Parents, Guardians and/or Caregivers must conduct a daily self-assessment with their child(ren) before sending them to school. See the poster above.
ABSENCE REPORTING SYSTEM – STUDENT ABSENCES AND APPOINTMENTS
All absences must be reported by a parent or guardian to our automated attendance system School Messenger either by visiting go.schoolmessenger.ca via or by phone (1-877-409-6310). The SchoolMessenger system is accessible 24 hours, seven days a week to report future absences and late arrivals
Advance reporting is possible at any time (e.g. vacations). When reporting a same day absence, reporting must be done by 9:15 a.m. Should you miss this reporting cut-off, the system will begin a series of calls and emails to parents for a 30-minute period, or until it receives a response.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE REPORTING CUT OFF, wait to receive the call or email, listen to the prompts and respond accordingly.
When a student arrives after 8:55 a.m., they are considered absent as they are absent at the time attendance is taken. If you know in advance that your child will be late, please report it via https://go.schoolmessenger.ca
Students arriving late must report to the office.
Upon arrival at the school:
Adult-Supported Students: the adult will buzz the office from the intercom outside the main door or call from a cell phone and wait outside the main entrance for staff support. A staff member will escort the student in to the building.
Independent Students: the student or student will buzz the main office and upon admittance
All students will apply hand sanitizer and/or wash their hands upon entry. They will wait to be instructed when they may continue to class; maintaining a safe physical distance from others.
Students will go straight to the office area; no student will enter the office.
Students line up with physical distancing being observed
The line up in the school is supervised by school staff.
Students are signed in and an email is sent to the teacher indicating the student has signed in late.
No late slip or electronic slip will be issued.
Students who need to be escorted to class are escorted by a school staff member (e.g., younger students, adult-supported students). Older students make their way to class following the way finding measures in place.
These important procedures assist us in tracking the whereabouts of every student in the school.
If a student must leave school before dismissal for an appointment, the parent is to contact the school (Attendance line or school phone) to register the appointment.
Parents may call the office when they arrive at the main entrance. The student is signed out by the main office and is escorted to main entrance to meet them . Parents may not enter the building at any time without an appoinment.
Appointments/Student Early Pick-Up
A parent/guardian may sign a student out early by;
Using the HDSB sign in App
Calling the school
Coming to the school and buzzing the office
The office staff can inform a classroom teacher of the student dismissal time if they have been notified in advance.
Children will remain in class until their parent/guardian is at the main entrance. Then the student will be paged
When a Parents or Guardians arrive for pick up;
Adult-supported: the adult will buzz the office from the intercom outside the main door, or call the office, and wait outside the main entrance for the student to be handed off
Independent: the student will stop at the main office to be signed out
Parents/guardians are asked to wait outside until a staff member can bring students to them (if child is very young or vulnerable).
If a student is ill, the office staff will contact parents and log the student out. The above pick up procedures will remain the same.
TO REPORT YOUR CHILD ABSENT OR LATE
Call the student attendance line: 1-877-409-6310 or go to: https://go.schoolmessenger.ca