Kindergarten supervision by TDSB staff starts at this time. (You will know supervision has started when
you see a teacher wearing an orange “glow in the dark” safety vest). At this time, please feel free to leave your
child in the playground – we will look after them.
When dropping off your
child, please say “good-bye” at the Kindergarten playground gates and let your
child enter the playground on his or her own.
If you wish, you can always give an extra good-bye over the fence away
from the gate!
A number of Kindergarten
students attend the Palmerston Daycare and are out in the yard before 8:43 AM. These
children are supervised by Daycare staff.
Unfortunately, they are not able to supervise children who are not
enrolled in Daycare.
If your child does not
attend Daycare, please ensure that he or she is supervised until 8:43 AM.
Between 3:15 and 3:30, the
teacher and the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) line their classes up in the
playground and parents and guardians wait outside by the gate. Teachers then dismiss each student to his or
her parents (usually, the teacher watches the child go over to the parent –
this system ensures that every child is safely delivered).
Kindergarten students are
supervised from 3:15 until 3:30 PM. At
3:30 PM, any Kindergarten students who have not been picked up are taken to the
To facilitate entry and
dismissal, we ask that you give plenty of space around the Kindergarten gate
and the school entrance. This helps each
class to enter and exit the building quickly (especially helpful during inclement
weather!). From a safety point of view,
this allows staff to better supervise your child.
Days and Days of Extreme Cold
On days when there is
inclement weather, the children may be dropped off, after 8:43 AM, at the South
entrance of the Annex Building. The
teacher and the ECE on duty at those doors will direct the children to their
classrooms. At the end of the day,
teachers and ECE’s will dismiss the children one by one from the same
doors. As you are waiting for your
child, please ensure that there is plenty of space at this exit – this will
help make dismissal faster.
You Are Late…
If you are late, please
come with your child to the School Office.
There, you will be able to say good-bye to your child. We will sign your child in and take them to
Sometimes, your child may
have gym, music or library in the main school building. Please do not drop your child off at the gym,
music room or the library as it can be disruptive to student’s learning. Please bring them to the office and we will
get them to where they need to go.
We recognize that there are
times when there are unusual circumstances.
If there is such a situation, please contact your child’s teacher.