Routines & Rules

General School Rules/Guidelines

General School Rules/Guidelines

  • Students are to follow the School Code of Conduct
  • During transition, students are expected to go directly to their next class (no stopping at lockers/bathroom or fountain). 2 minute transition for Intermediate students between classes
  • In the halls and stairways, students stay in line and keep to the right
  • Students come to school prepared for learning – a positive attitude and all necessary materials (e.g., pens/pencils, erasers, books, gym equipment)
  • Leave large bags and backpacks in the locker
  • Respectful language is expected  (no swearing, use of Racist language has a severe consequence)
  • For safety reasons, the throwing of snowballs is not permitted  
  • Students found to be responsible for vandalism will be required to make restitution
  • Washrooms will always be left clean and tidy
  • Students will play safely in the yard
  • Fighting, play fighting and violence are not tolerated

Dress Code

To promote a respectful, inclusive and safe environment students are expected to come to school in appropriate dress. 


Students must have permission to leave the classroom. Students will use a hall-pass and sign-out to leave the classroom.

Internet Use

The Toronto District School Board and Winchester are committed to providing students with access to the Internet through the Board’s computer network.  

The Toronto District School Board has a “Code of On-Line Conduct” which applies to students, staff, and all other users of electronic resources accessed through the facilities of the TDSB including the Internet. The 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 at

The Board expects that students will be responsible in their use of the Internet through the facilities provided by the Board.   Students have class time to use the computer lab.  All students will be assigned a computer for their use in the library.  We expect our students to use their computer with respect and notify our teacher librarian if there is a problem.

Lost Items

  • Lost and found boxes are located in the front foyer of the New Building.
  • At the end of each term, all lost and found clothes are put on display. Unclaimed articles will be donated to charity.
  • Please label all clothing, lunch bags and backpacks with your child’s name.
  • Please do not bring valuable items to school (e.g., large amounts of money, electronics, games, toys) The school cannot assume responsibility for lost, stolen or damage items.

A Daily Checklist – to help families get organized:

  • Pack a full water bottle, litterless lunch and snacks daily – please note sharing of food is not permitted due to food allergies (Hot Lunch starts on: Monday, September 11; Snack Program starts October)
  • Pack school supplies, such as crayons and scissors, although sharing is permitted with classmates, your child may wish to avoid sharing
  • Dress your child in weather appropriate clothing; students will be outdoors, regardless of weather 
  • Primary students may wish to have a change of clothing
  • Send indoor shoes during inclement weather and winter months
  • Make sure your contact information is up to date, including emergency contacts and individuals authorized to pick up your child from school
  • Worried about the first day of school?  Watch this with your child – “Always with You. Always with Me” then create ways that you are an inseparable pair:

Common Pages Elementary and Gr. 6 Lunch