School starts at 9:00 am and finishes at 3:15
pm. The school office is opened from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Some of the
school & city busses arrive at 8:00 am and the school is open for
students at this time. The school is closed at 4:30 pm except for
students involved in school programs that are scheduled after hours such
as practices and rehearsals.
Students are expected to arrive at school on time. When students
are unavoidably late, they must report to the office, sign in and obtain
a signature and a late slip. Parents are requested to phone the school or to
provide a note. A student will be marked as an excused late if s/he has a
note or if his/her parent has called the school.
Persistent lateness will be dealt with in a progressive
disciplinary fashion. Classroom lates are the responsibility of the
classroom teacher who will also assign a consequence.
If a student will be absent from school, a
parent or guardian should call the school and report the absence. The
school number is (250) 870-5106. Someone is available to answer the
phone from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. After that, our night service is
available to leave a message. When students are absent with no phone
call or prior notice from parents, a staff member will call the parent
or guardian of the absent child to ensure that the absence is indeed an
“excused” one. It is very important to notify the school if your son or
daughter will be away.
STUDENT ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
If a student feels ill at school, s/he should ask the teacher for
permission to go to the office. Someone will contact a parent/guardian.
If a parent/guardian is unavailable, the student can wait in the sick
room until someone is contacted or until the student feels better.
safety reasons it is important that students do not use their personal
cell phones to call home when they are ill, instead, students are asked
to report to the office so we can ensure their well-being until a ride
LEAVING THE SCHOOL DAY EARLY
Students leaving school early must sign out at the office before
leaving. Students who leave during the day must provide the office with a
note from their parent/guardian before signing out.
STUDENTS ON EXTENDED ABSENCES
Teachers are not responsible for providing work in advance to
students who miss school due to vacations taken during school time. If
parents choose to take a student out of school, the many daily classroom
activities they miss cannot be duplicated through worksheets or
assignments. The students may well have cultural or travel experiences
during such absences which contribute to overall development, but it is
unavoidable that school work will suffer. Before leaving and upon
returning, parents should contact their child’s teachers to discuss the
impact this absence will have on their individual child’s progress.
Teachers and teacher websites can be accessed via our school website at