Important School Information

Beverly Glen School Hours

The school day is from 8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.  The office will be open from  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Morning entry: 8:40 a.m.
Morning program: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Morning recess: 10:05 - 10:20 a.m.
Lunch Hour is 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon entry: 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon program: 12:35 - 3:20 p.m.
Afternoon recess: 1:55 - 2:10 p.m.
End of day dismissal: 3:20 p.m.
School bus dismissal: 3:20 - 3:35 p.m.
Remedial assistance: 3:20 - 3:50 p.m.

Arriving late puts considerable strain on the entire school: parking lot congestion, extra work for the office to provide late slips, and late starts in the classes. Lateness not only impedes the progress of the late child but also interferes with the regular routine and operation of the classroom for other children. There is supervision available starting at 8:30, so if you arrive here at that time, and no later than 8:40, it would ensure a smooth start to the day.


Absent Students / Safe Arrival

If your child is going to be absent, please call the school before 9:00 a.m. and let the office know. This is for your child's safety.  
The Safe Arrival phone number is 416-396-8563. When leaving a message, please say the first and last name of the child and your child's teacher or room number.

Safe Arrival Program
One measure of keeping students safe is ensuring students have safely arrived at school. If your child is going to be late or absent for any reason, it is important that you contact the office immediately and report the reason for the absence.
At the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) we now have an automated call-out system that will attempt to contact you if your child is late or absent on the day where the school was not previously informed.

The system call-out will work as follows:
-Parents/guardians identified in TDSB's Student Information Systems who has access to student records, and emergency contact with priority 1 or 2 will receive a call.
-When you receive the call, you are required to listen to the entire message and follow the prompts accordingly.
-You will be asked if you are aware or unaware of your child's absence.
-If unaware, you will be asked to call the school immediately.
-If you are aware of the absence, you will be asked to enter the reason for your child's absence. The following options will be provided for you:  Illness;  Doctor Appointment; Dentist Appointment; Family Matter; Weather; Other.
-At the end of the message, you will have to press 2 to confirm you received the message.

If you do not confirm receipt, you will receive a call on your mobile phone.  If there is no response from a Priority 1 contact, this same process will be followed for Priority 2 contacts.  If there is no contact with either Priority 1 or Priority 2, this entire process will be repeated 3 times in 10 minute intervals. In the evening, all parents/guardians of students who were late that day will receive a call informing them of their child's tardiness.

With this in mind, it is important that your contact information on file at the office is current and up-to-date. Please let the office know immediately if your contact information changes at any time throughout the school year.  We recognize that regular attendance is essential to the safety, academic success, and well-being of all students. Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your child safe and accounted for. For more information please visit www.tdsb.on.ca and search safe arrival program.

School Dismissal and Pick-Up   
Students are expected to enter and leave the school building by the playground and parking lot doors and not by the front doors. Parents who wait for their children at dismissal times are asked to please wait by the playground doors or parking lot doors. Please keep a distance away from the exit doors to allow room for classes to exit safely. For safety reasons and to avoid disruptions to classrooms, parents are asked not to go to their child's classroom at the beginning or the end of the day. The teachers will walk the children to and from the exit doors.  
Kindergarten parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children from the kindergarten doors where the teacher will be welcoming and dismissing the children. By not using the front doors, you help us to reduce the noise level and the congestion in the office area. Children not being met by adults are to go directly home upon dismissal. It is important that your children are picked up promptly at dismissal times so that they are not left unsupervised for long periods of time. A reminder that there is no staff supervision beyond 3:35 p.m. It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure that the children are picked at the end of the school day either at the school or at the appropriate bus stops, unless they are involved in school activities that finish after 3:35 p.m.

Parking Lot Safety

Our parking lot is a very busy place and we need your cooperation and vigilance at all times. Please help make it a safe place by choosing safety over convenience at all times.
-Observe the ONE WAY DRIVE through in the south section of the lot.
-Do not park in the pick up and drop off zones.
-Park only in the designated spots.
-Morning drop off is "kiss and ride" - do not park.
-Afternoon pick up is "park and walk".
-Escort your child if he/she must walk through the parking lot.
-Do not park in the handicapped spot unless you have a sticker/permit.

Boomerang Lunch
At Beverly Glen, we have a “Boomerang” Lunch Program. We encourage parents and students to pack a waste-free lunch and snacks that consist of reusable contain-ers and a refillable bottle. Any uneaten food, recycling or waste material, such as wrappers, straws, and plastic bags, will be returned home at the end of the day. 

A Boomerang Lunch keeps parents in-formed of their child’s actual eating habits. Students also reflect on recycling and waste disposal, and how together we can have a positive impact on our environment by fol-lowing the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Re-cycle. Also of note, Beverly Glen will have a reduction in unnecessary waste and recycling since organics such as apple cores, banana peels and sandwich crusts will go home at the end of the day where they can be disposed of in a Green/Organic Recycling Bin.

Help us make the Boomerang Lunch successful by: packing food in a reusable lunch bag instead of a plastic bag; putting prepared food in a reusable container instead of tin foil, plastic wrap or bags; using a refill-able thermos or a BPA-free water bottle; sending non-disposable cutlery instead of plastic forks and spoons. Together we can make a difference!

Allergy Alert
Some of our students have severe allergies to peanuts and peanut products. These allergies are potentially life threatening; even the smell of peanuts or peanut butter can trigger a severe, life threatening reaction.
As a result, it is necessary for us to re-quest that parents and children refrain from sending any food to school, which might contain peanut butter or peanuts. We all need to be vigilant in order that no child at Beverly Glen is put at risk due to a food allergy.
Students are requested not to share their snacks with others, and parents are asked not to send in cakes or goodies for birthday celebrations. We prefer snacks to be of a nutritious nature, such as fruits or vegetables. Please take a few minutes to discuss this important issue with your child.
 
Parent / Guardian Contact Information
If you have moved, taken a new position or purchased a new cell phone, please ensure that we have your contact information in case of an emergency. In September, you will receive a copy of the emergency information currently on file for your child. Please ensure that it is updated and returned to school as soon as possible. We must have contact numbers for parents and an alternate per-son’s number in the event that we cannot locate you. As well, please ensure that any potentially life threatening allergies or health conditions are clearly indicated.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Dress Code
Beverly Glen students must be dressed in an appropriate manner for school. All articles of clothing must be neat, clean, and in good repair.
Clothing which is not appropriate includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Short shorts - Short skirts - Torn or ripped pants 
- Tank tops with shoulder straps less than one inch (i.e. spaghetti strap tops)
- Any clothes that reveal undergarments is unacceptable- Short tops (tops must be tucked in or below the midriff)
- Clothing that advertises tobacco, alcohol, violent acts, hatred, prejudice or illegal drugs

Students will NOT WEAR hats or other headgear inside the school except for religious reasons.
Students must wear appropriate footwear, and shoelaces must be tied in a safe manner.
Pants and shorts must be worn at waist level and secured with a belt if necessary.

In the event that a student arrives at school in violation of this policy, parents will be contacted and will then be responsible for providing a change of clothing for the student.

Lunchroom Guidelines
While Beverly Glen Junior Public School was not originally constructed with special lunchroom facilities, we recognize the need in our community for a supervised lunch period. It is best for children to get a break at noon and eat lunch at home in a family setting. We strongly encourage you to have your child come home for lunch if there is an adult there to supervise. We do understand that in many cases this simply is not possible and other arrangements must be made. You might wish to consider arranging for your child to have lunch in the home of a trusted friend or neighbour. In cases where parents are unable to make alternate arrangements, the school will accommodate the children and has arranged for lunchroom supervisors to be on duty from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachers on outdoor yard duty will supervise the students from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.

In order to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for those students who must eat lunch at school, and to ensure appropriate conduct, certain guidelines have been established. We will review, on a regular basis, acceptable behaviour as outlined in our Beverly Glen Code of Behaviour. We would like you to be aware of the lunchroom guidelines and support us by reinforcing them with your children.

 In consideration of other students and of the supervisors, students are encouraged to behave in an appropriate manner.
-In school and in the playground, the lunchroom supervisors are to be accorded the same attention and respect that the classroom teacher would receive from the child.
-For safety reasons, children remaining at school for lunch are expected to remain on school property for the entire lunch period (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and are not permitted to leave the school property without a parent signing them out.
-In order to avoid confusion and disruptions at the office during the lunch hour, students are asked to bring their own lunch in a suitable labeled container. Parents/Guardians, we would ask you to please refrain from bringing your child’s lunch to the office or the classrooms during the morning.
-While eating, students must remain seated and can engage in normal conversation with their classmates.
-When lunch is finished, each student will be responsible to tidy up and clean up his/her area before going to play.
-Children staying for lunch on a “for today only” request basis must bring a signed note from their parent/guardian with them when coming to the lunchroom.
-Children should be dressed appropriately so that they can spend up to 45 minutes outdoors. During inclement weather, children will remain supervised in the classrooms until 12:30 p.m. Students should bring a book or a game to use when weather prevents them from going outside.
-Our lunch area is not equipped for cooking, so please do not send any food that requires heating. Children must provide their own plastic cups, cutlery, napkins and straws. Please do not send any glass bottles! Please remember we are a recycling and litterless lunch school – your cooperation in supporting our initiative is appreciated.
-Please remember that no peanut butter or nut products of any kind are allowed at Beverly Glen. For the safety of our students who are allergic to nuts, there will be no sharing of snacks. We would also appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that lunches or snacks sent to school do not contain any peanuts or nut by-products.
Please be aware that students who exhibit inappropriate behaviour will have their lunchroom privileges revoked and alternate lunchroom arrangements will have to be made.
Thank you for your support and co-operation in this matter.

Online Code of Conduct
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is committed to providing students with access to the Internet through the Board’s computer network. The Internet is a rich source of information and provides opportunities to enhance student learning. However, increased access to the Internet raises issues that must be addressed and understood.
The Toronto District School Board has addressed these issues through an On-line Code of Conduct which applies to students, staff and all other users of electronic resources accessed through the facilities of the TDSB including the Internet. This On-Line Code of Conduct includes sections covering Personal Safety Rules, Unacceptable Sites and Materials, Use Guidelines, Prohibited Uses and Activities, On-line Publishing, and Liability. It is available on the TDSB Web site or upon request from your school principal.
The Board expects that students will be responsible in their use of the Internet through the facilities provided by the Board.


Please refer to the following documents for more information:

Transportation Information



Information Regarding French Language Programs

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board's French Immersion or Extended French programs, we offer an online process for applying to:

 - Early French Immersion (EFI) which begins in Senior Kindergarten;

- Junior Extended French (JEF) which begins in Grade 4.

We guarantee an offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) to all on-time applicants. Transportation is provided as per the Board's Transportation policy.

The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2017 are: 

 - Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child), must be completed online between November 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016. 

 - Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online between January 9, 2017 and February 2, 2017.