General Information

School Hours

Regular school hours are from 8:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. A staff member will be on duty outside from 8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.  The outside bell rings at 8:55 a.m. in the morning.  This is a signal for you to line up with your class.  When the teacher opens the entry doors you are expected to quietly proceed into the school building.  Lunch starts at 11:35 a.m.  The bell ending lunch rings at 12:35 p.m. If you go home for lunch, you are expected to return on time.  The school day ends at 3:15 p.m.  A staff member will be on duty outside until 3:35 p.m.  If you are not staying after school to get help or participate in an activity, you should proceed directly home.  Students who are being picked up must be picked up at the end of their school day.

 

Attendance and Notes of Permission

It is important to be on time for school  Regular attendance and punctuality are essential for your success. If you know you are going to be absent or late please have your guardian contact the school 416-394-3070 before 8:45 a.m. and provide a reason.

If you arrive late for school you will have missed important instructions and valuable information.  You must report directly to the office to receive a late slip to be admitted to class.  Make every effort to ensure you arrive on time.  Failure to attend school in a regular and punctual way will result in a need for internal and/or external interventions.

 

Locked Doors

All entrances to the school will be locked after the entry bell.  If you are late and want to come into the school after the doors have been locked, you will come through the front doors.  For the safety of all the front doors are on a camera surveillance system.  Before school students are expected to enter the back doors along with everyone else.  Kindergarten students and families are expected to use the Kindergarten doors.

 

Visiting Friends

If you are visiting a friend after school, please have your parent/guardian make arrangements and send a note to school.  These arrangements must be made before the school day begins.

 

Office Phone

Students are not permitted to use the office phone.  If you are not feeling well or have left something at home, the office will call your parent/guardian for you.  Students who need to bring a phone or other electronic device to school should hand it in to their teacher at the start of the day and get it back at the end of the day.  On a side note, please encourage your child to learn their own phone number(s). 

Permission Forms

Permission forms must be signed by a parent/guardian in order for a student to participate in the unique opportunity. Verbal permission on the phone is no longer acceptable.  Thank you!

 

Dress Code

Please come appropriately dressed for school.  T-shirts should not have pictures, images or language that might be viewed as offensive.   You must wear shoes at school.  Leave a pair of indoor shoes at school during the winter.  Shoelaces must be tied.  Velcro is welcome! In the winter, come dressed with boots, a hat, a scarf and mitts.  If you have a question or concern, please speak to the office.

 

Physical Education

Students are encouraged to bring shorts and a t-shirt to participate in gym classes.  Running shoes must be worn.  As Daily Physical Activity occurs EVERY day it is important that your child have the proper clothing available to them EVERY day.  Thank you.

 

Lunch Routines

Kindergarten students will eat lunch in their classrooms with Lunchroom Supervisors.  All other students will eat lunch in the Lunchroom.  Students will be assigned a seat to sit at and eat their lunch.  Students will sit at the same lunch table each day with their classmates.  A lunchroom supervisor will supervise the students over the lunch hour.  Students must ask for permission to leave the lunchroom.  They are expected to keep their eating space tidy.  When playing outside, students must ask the Lunchroom Supervisor or Teacher for permission to come inside.

 

Lunchroom expectations:

-     All kids are encouraged to go home if a guardian is there to supervise them is present.

-     All students who stay at school are to remain in their seats, and follow procedures, as asked.  If students do not follow school expectations parents will be asked to make alternative arrangements.

-     Grade six students must receive written permission from their parents at the beginning of the year to leave school property over the lunch hour.

-     Peanut Allergies: Although Lambton Park is not a peanut free school, we ask that you do not bring snacks/lunches, which contain peanut products.  Your teacher will tell you if there is a child in your class that has an allergy. Please do not share snacks.

  

Gum

Do not bring gum to school or chew gum on school property

 

Morning Meal Program

We are proud to have an excellent Morning Meal Program at our school.  Generous donations from all ensure that the program runs year-round.

 

Adventure Playground Rules:

-     No food or toys on the equipment keep hands free

-     No jumping up and down onto the ground or any part of the playground

-     Go down the slides on you bottom, feet first and head up.

-     Do not run, chase or play tag in or around the equipment; use the field for games.

-     Be sure that you knw the time of day that you are allowed on the equipment.

 

Playground Rules and Toys

It is very important that you follow playground rules.  Roller blades, skateboards scooters, bicycles, hard balls and bats are not permitted on the school playground  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Leave your Gameboys trading cards, iPods and other electronic games and toys at home.

 

Library Books

You are welcome to sign out library books in our beautiful library.  All books must be returned in June.  If a book is lost or damaged, you will be required to pay the replacement cost.  The librarian will communicate with you about these issues should there be a need.