Students must attend school regularly and be punctual. Parents should not allow their children to miss school for appointments, vacations or social events. Medical appointments should be scheduled on pedagogical days or after school.
Absences and Lates
Student success and attendance go hand-in-hand, therefore daily attendance is mandatory, unless there is an illness or emergency appointment. If a student will be absent from or late to school, a parent or guardian must call the school office at 514-484-2881 before 9:35 AM.
An early dismissal for medical or other personal reasons will be granted if the school is provided with written notice signed by the parents. This signed request should be given to the homeroom teacher. Any student who becomes ill during the day should advise the staff. For security purposes, all parents picking up their child for an early dismissal are required to come to the main office to sign out.
Students who are sick should remain at home. Parents will be requested to pick up their children, if they become sick at school. If the student is well enough to be at school, the student will go outside during recess and lunch.
Junior Campus – Student Drop-Off
Supervision in our schoolyard begins at 8:50 a.m. & ends with the departure of buses at 4:00 p.m. The school is not responsible for students in the schoolyard beyond these times.
Junior Campus – Bad Weather Entry
In order to help us direct your children to their classrooms in the most organized manner possible, we kindly ask you to observe the following procedure for days of inclement weather during the school year. Students are to be dropped off at the side doors of Draper and Royal as detailed below.
On days with bad weather conditions (such as extreme cold, winds or rain), an indoor entry procedure will be signaled with 3 successive bells. Supervising teachers will open the side doors on Draper and Royal at 8:50 am on such days. Students must gather and wait in their designated areas in the lunchrooms until the 9:05 bell rings.
Draper Avenue side Kindergarten and grade 1
Royal Avenue side Grades 2, 3 and 4
We require that parents do not enter the schoolyard in the morning or enter the school on indoor entry days. Parents are asked to simply drop off their children.
Junior Campus – Student Pick Up
Parents & students who remain in the schoolyard with their children after 3:50 p.m. must leave by 4:10 p.m. to make way for use by the Willingdon EDP. Staff on duty will bring the student to the office on occasions when students remain in the yard waiting to be picked up. Dogs are not permitted in the schoolyard and must be leashed outside the fence during endof-day student pick up.
Senior Campus Student Drop-Off
Supervision in our schoolyard begins at 9:00 a.m. & ends with the departure of buses at 3:45 p.m. The school is not responsible for students in the schoolyard beyond these times.
On days with bad weather conditions (such as extreme cold, winds or rain), an indoor entry procedure will be signaled with 3 successive bells. We require that parents do not enter the schoolyard in the morning or enter the school on indoor entry days. Parents are asked to simply drop off their children.
Senior Campus Student Pick Up
Parents who wish to pick up their children at Senior Campus must do so by the 3:40 dismissal bell. There is no yard supervision after school at the senior campus. The rest of the students will be bussed back to Junior Campus for yard pick-up or EDP. Dogs are not permitted in the schoolyard and must be leashed outside the fence during endof-day student pick up.
Parents need to provide written permission for their children to walk home unaccompanied. If walking home alone will be their regular routine, the permission form in the agenda must be completed and signed to show to staff.
In the case of students who walk home occasionally, written permission must be indicated in the agenda on that day. Please sign the PERMISSION to WALK HOME contract at the end.