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Broadlands Public School - Safe School Reminders

The staff members of our school want to ensure that Broadlands PS is a safe place each and every day for our students, parents and community. Arrival and dismissal times are very busy for everyone here at Broadlands. Therefore it is very important that our students pay attention to what is going on in their environment. Traffic has increased along Broadlands Boulevard as has our student population. We want to work together with you to ensure the safety of all of the children and community members of our school. We ask that parents and students review and observe the following procedures for the safety of our school community.

Entry Time:
• The bus loop is for buses only. Please do not use it to turn around in, drive through or drop children between 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. as we have six buses of students who need to be received safely.
• Students who are dropped off in the morning should go directly into the school yard and line up with their classes. The only students who should be coming through the front door are those who arrive after 8:30 a.m. as they are late.
• Please drive slowly and responsibly in the immediate school zone.

Entry Into School for Parents/Caregivers:
• During the school day, between 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., parents and caregivers must begin their visit to Broadlands by stopping by the office. The BLUE DOORS that lead to the hallways are also known as our “goodbye” doors. We expect children to be able to walk down the hallways by themselves. Parents may stay and watch their children walk down the first floor to their class. This is part of their growing independence.
• Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to pass the blue doors unless they have received a visitor tag from the office staff.

Dismissal Time:
• The bus loop and the street space between the entrance and exit of the loop are for buses only. Four of our buses fit in the loop and two fit on the street between the entrance and exit of the loop. We require all of this space to ensure that our students can safely board the buses. The loop and street space are not to be used for student pick-up between 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
• Please drive slowly and responsibly in the immediate school zone.

Bus safety:
• Last week, all of our students took part in a Bus Safety presentation, which took place in the classroom and then continued on a school bus. We remind all of the students of the importance of choosing respectful behaviour on the bus at all times. Students who misbehave will be issued a “Student Behaviour Report” from the bus driver.
• Bus drivers have requested that you bring your children to their regular designated bus stop every morning so that pick-up locations are consistent.
• All children who go home by bus must do so unless the teacher receives a written note from the parent/guardian stating otherwise. Parents and Guardians - we ask that you do not call the school to make alternate arrangements.

Calling the Office
• Please ensure that you call the office safe arrival line if your child will be absent or late: 416 395-2092. Parents of students at Broadlands who are not in school and who have not called in their absence will receive an automatic phone call at approximately 9:45 a.m. and/or 1:35 p.m.
• Please ensure that your child knows the expectation for lunch and after school before they leave each morning. We do not want to interrupt the student’s instructional time with announcements to the class. Parents and Guardians - we ask that you do not call the school to make alternate arrangements.

Yard Supervision:
• Please be reminded that yard supervision for students in Grades 1 - 6 begins at 8:15 a.m. Children should not be dropped off any earlier.
• When dropping your child off, please take a moment to watch that he/she has safely entered the schoolyard or, if late, the main entrance to the school.

We thank you for your cooperation and for supporting us in creating a safer school community for all!



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