École Dansereau Meadows School
Entering the School
This policy applies to all adults, including parents who pick-up and/or drop off their children, if they are entering the school, however briefly. Remember, that you must first enter the school through the front doors and stop at the office to sign in.
Dropping off or Picking up Your Child
Parking Lot – Please do not drive into the parking lot in order to drop children off. There also is no parking in front of the garbage dumpster. Please pass this information on to anyone who might offer to drive your children to school.
Bus Lane – The bus lane that is behind the school is for buses only. Students need to be picked up and dropped off in the drop-off zone in front of the school.
Parking & Student Drop Off
There is no space for parking on school property other than staff and emergency parking. Vehicles with authorized handicap parking may use the parking lot at the back of the school.
Students should be reminded to look carefully for traffic and to use the crosswalks when crossing the road to get to their parents’ vehicles.
The crosswalk at the side of the school is supervised from 7:55– 8:10 a.m. and 2:55 – 3:00 p.m.
The front of the school is designated as a Kiss-and-Go area with no parking signs. This means parents can stop and drop off students but are not permitted to leave their vehicle. If you leave your vehicle, you will be given a ticket by law enforcement.
Volunteers (Parents or Guests)
Each volunteer must complete a Volunteer Registration Form. This registration is for the duration of the school year. Volunteer registration forms will be sent home in September.
Classroom visits (by volunteers and guests) will be approved by the host teacher. Classroom visits will generally be by appointment so that meaningful volunteer activities can occur, and also to ensure that student circumstances are appropriate for entertaining a guest.
Confidentiality regarding students must be observed, and disclosure of any information should only be made to qualified professionals or as required by law.
As the actions of school and classroom visitors have great potential to impact students, it is expected that all volunteers and guests will demonstrate active support for teacher efforts and avoid any undermining of school practices and routines.
Removal of Outdoor Shoes
In an effort to preserve the cleanliness of our school, we ask that all students, parents, volunteers, and visitors remove their wet or dirty outdoor footwear when they enter the building. Parents, volunteers and visitors should bring an extra pair of shoes to wear indoors while visiting our school.
Reporting an Absence
Absences for Holidays
It is the expectation that students will attend school on scheduled school days and take holidays according to the school year calendar.
In the event that parents choose to take their children out of school at times other than school holidays, the onus lies with the parents to provide educational activities for their child. (Teachers include curricular expectations in their monthly classroom newsletters or blogs.) Teachers cannot provide detailed daily homework assignments that replicate missed work. With this in mind, we would like to encourage families to plan family vacations around the school year calendar.
Going Home Arrangements
Please make going-home plans with your child before school.
Students who are not enrolled at our school are not permitted to attend our school/classes during the school day. (For example: A student has a cousin visiting from Nova Scotia and they want to spend the day at our school. This is not permitted. )
If a custody order or any other legal document governing the custody or guardianship of your child exists, a copy must be placed in the student record. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the school with a current copy of the order.
Tobacco and Cannabis Free Facilities
Smoking, vaping or consuming tobacco and cannabis is prohibited in any form. This includes but is not limited to: oils, edibles, vaporizers, snuff, electronic cigarettes, water pipes/ pipes, hookahs and other paraphernalia. All Division premises and vehicles, buses, and all school sponsored activities will be tobacco and cannabis free. APM162
We do our best to be an open and caring school where staff and parents work together for the benefit of the children, however even in the most ideal conditions people have concerns from time to time. In our experience, these generally arise from misunderstandings, but more serious problems do arise on occasion, no matter how hard everyone tries.
Should you have such a concern, here is the protocol to follow:
In order to respect confidentiality, we encourage parents to speak to and/or meet with the teacher/administrator rather than sending an email. We know that it is difficult to approach people with concerns, but hopefully this protocol helps. We want the best for your children too!
Please see the Black Gold Schools Parents as Partners for more information on addressing concerns. Parents as Partners Infographic
In order for the classroom teacher to deliver the most effective instruction possible for all students, it is important to minimize classroom interruptions.
Thank you for helping us support the best possible learning environment.
Parents often request homework when their child is ill. Please be mindful that teachers are teaching in the classroom and do not have time during the day to prepare homework materials on short notice.
It is also important to remember that the classroom instruction and learning cannot always be duplicated with a worksheet. Teacher demonstrations, instructions, and student discussions are an essential part of the learning process. Parents are encouraged to review previous concepts and read with their child.
Pets at School or on School Grounds
We love our pets and we like to read and write about them. We love to see photographs, but pets should not be in school.
Lost & Found
Clothing & Belongings