The children are encouraged to be on time for registration in the morning and afternoon. Students who arrive after registration (8:30 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.) will be considered "late." They should report to the school office if they arrive after the bell. A late note is always written in their agenda. Please call the school if your child is going to be absent. Please do not wait for the system to call you. Our school phone # is 780-456-7375. You can also leave a message on our phone 24 hours a day.
FIRE DRILLS AND LOCKDOWNS
St. Timothy students will have 6 practice fire drills and 3 practice lockdowns throughout the year. The District has asked us to share common information with all parents so that you may also become informed.
What Should Parents do in the Event of an Emergency?
Parents and community members play an important role in keeping our schools safe. Following all security measures such as
- signing in at the school office
- allowing school and emergency services personnel do their job during an emergency
- keeping contact information up-to-date such as phone numbers and emergency contacts
The most helpful parental responses to a school emergency are to remain calm and wait for accurate information to be sent to the number listed on your child's emergency contact. We understand it is a natural instinct for parents to want to rush to their child. It is important for you to understand that, during such an event, individual schools and emergency responders have made preparations to deal with these incidents. Your cooperation in an emergency is essential to the safe and swift resolution of the incident.
Please do not call the school. It is essential to keep phone lines open so school officials can make outgoing emergency calls. If students are ill or injured, the parents of those students will be notified first. Please do not go to the school. As we have learned from past school emergencies, one of our greatest challenges is how to manage an onslaught of parents and concerned citizens rushing to the scene to "help." By doing so, parents can inadvertently create traffic jams that may block emergency responders from getting to the scene or leaving if necessary to transport injured staff or students to emergency medical facilities. Additional key points:
- Remain calm, follow procedures, and cooperate with school and public safety officials.
- Remain close to the phone listed as your emergency contact number.
- Understand that emergency pickup procedures are different than routine pickup procedures. You may be required to pick up your child at school or at a designated family reunification site.
- Follow emergency procedures. If you are asked to pick up your child, you will be asked to follow the checkout procedure established for emergencies.
- The reunification system was developed to ensure the safety of students and it is vital that the procedure be followed.
- Remain in designated areas at the family reunification site.
- Be patient!
Children are allowed to bring in personal electronic devices from home. These devices include iPads, iPods, and Smartphones and will be used for academic purposes to enhance learning. Please understand that the privilege of using this device WILL BE TAKEN AWAY THE MOMENT IT IS BEING USED INAPPROPRIATELY. Students will be solely responsible for the security and safety of that device the entire time it is here at the school. The school is NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. They will be allowed to take it to and from school every day. These devices are not allowed out at recess. Students must be given permission to take pictures and/or videos.
RECESS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER
Recess is a vital time for socialization, physical activity, the opportunity to eat a snack/drink a beverage, and just have some fun! All children are expected to go outside for recess. If your child is too sick to go outside, then chances are, she/he is too sick to be at school (let’s keep those germs contained!).
Students will not go outside at recess in continuous rain or if the temperature and/or wind chill factor are –20°C or colder.
Morning supervision starts at 8:15. Please do not send your child to school before that time for his/her own safety. The park is closed before school.
LOST AND FOUND
Our Lost and Found is located across from the gym. Please encourage your child to check there often as we do accumulate a number of items throughout the year. Better yet, please label all your child's belongings so we can quickly return them to the right owner as quickly as possible. This includes lunch bags, back packs, shoes, jackets, snow pants, sweaters, etc.
Please do not drive into either of the staff parking lots to drop off your children. This creates a dangerous situation for pedestrians, including your children, who may not be visible while you are backing up to leave. There is a safe parent drop-off zone. Please refer to the School Traffic link for more information. Thank you for your cooperation in creating a safe environment for all children.
A special form must be completed before any medication is given at school. Please contact the school office for your copy of the form.
We welcome volunteers into our classrooms and on many field trips. If you wish to volunteer, it is important that you complete a District Volunteer Information form which can be picked up in the office. It will be kept on file at the school for two years. Please also be sure to sign in and out at the office.