School Handbook 2018-2019 - P: F: 715 Cathcart Street Winnipeg, MB R3R 3M7 - Pembina Trails School Division

 
2018-2019
School Handbook

      715 Cathcart Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3R 3M7
       P: 204.831.7099
       F: 204.832.5754
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vision, Mission and Values………………………………………………………………………….3
PJ Community Expectations………………………………………………………………………..3
2018-2019 Staff List…………………………………………………………………………………...4
2018-2019 Important Dates..………………………………………………………………………...5
School and Office Hours………………………………………………………………………….…6
General School Procedures……………………………………………………………………..6-15
  -   Absence Call Back System…………………………………………………………………...6
  -   Allergy Aware School………………………………………………………………………….6
  -   Attendance……………………………………………………………………………………...7
  -   Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters and Rollerblades………………………………………...7
  -   Birthday Parties and Personal Information………………………………………………….7
  -   Celebrating Birthdays at School……………………………………………………………...7
  -   Change of Address, E-mail or Phone Number……………………………………………..8
  -   Co-curricular Activities………………………………………………………………………...8
  -   Communication with Parents…………………………………………………………………8
  -   Electronic Devices……………………………………………………………………………..8
  -   Emergency Response Plan…………………………………………………………………..9
  -   Emergency School Closure…………………………………………………………………..9
  -   Head Injury……………………………………………………………………………………..9
  -   Healthy Eating………………………………………………………………………………….9
  -   Home and School Communication…………………………………………………………10
  -   Lost and Found……………………………………………………………………………….10
  -   Lunch Program………………………………………………………………………………..11
  -   Medication……………………………………………………………………………………..11
  -   Milk Program…………………………………………………………………………………..11
  -   Patrols………………………………………………………………………………………….12
  -   Pets on School Property……………………………………………………………………..12
  -   Recess Breaks………………………………………………………………………………..12
  -   Reporting Student Progress…………………………………………………………………13
  -   School Dress………………………………………………………………………………….13
  -   Standard of Behaviour……………………………………………………………………….13
  -   Storm Days and Extreme Weather Conditions……………………………………………14
  -   Student Drop Off/Pick Up and Parking Safety…………………………………………….14
  -   Student Support Services…………………………………………………………………...15
  -   Visitors…………………………………………………………………………………………15
  -   Volunteers……………………………………………………………………………..………15

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Welcome to Pacific Junction School
Welcome to Pacific Junction School! As a staff it is important to us that we continue to build
strong, supportive relationships with families to best support our students’ growth and learning.
Pacific Junction School is a community of learners: students, teachers, parents/guardians, and
support staff who grow and discover together.

           Vision, Mission, and Values of Pacific Junction School

The vision, mission, and values of the Pacific Junction School (written in 2017) are:
Vision
Confident, caring learners poised for their future.
Mission
Our school community educates, challenges and inspires.
Values
Respect: We care for each other.
Inclusion: Everyone belongs.
Imagination: We nurture curiosity.
Determination: We never give up.
Motto
PJ Proud
We are proud of our students; they wow us daily. Their excellence and enthusiasm as learners
in academics, arts, athletics, and citizenship are inspiring. It is exciting to see what each new
day brings at PJ.

                    Pacific Junction Community Expectations
During the 2017-18 school year, the staff, students, and parent community worked
collaboratively to create our shared Pacific Junction School Community Expectations. These
community expectations apply to all members of our school community – staff, students,
parents, and general community members – while on our school property.

Our PJ Community Expectations are:
At PJ, we are kind and caring. We take care of our school. We work and play safely.

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Pacific Junction School
                           Staff 2018-2019

Principal……………………………………………………………..Kathy Bru
Administrative Secretary…………………………………………..Lucille Costales
Kindergarten……………...…………………………………………Delaney Lyle
Grade 1/2 N…………………………………………………………Jennifer Nelson
Grade 1/2 SA ……………………………………………………… Jennifer Smitten
Grade 1/2 SA……………………………………………………… Michelle Armogan
Grade 3/4 J………………………………………………………….Ronna Joudan
Grade 3/4 R………………………………………………………….Sandi Rommel
Grade 5 B…………………………………………………………….Brandon Betteridge
Grade 5 L…………………………………………………………….Tanis Lengyel
Music………………………………………………………………….Debra Yacheson
Physical Education………………………………………………….Nicole Clement
Resource……………………………………………………………..Christie Petersen
Counsellor…………………………………………………………….Lynnie Rappaport
Reading Recovery…………………………………………………...Krista Stempnick
Teacher Librarian…………………………………………………….Michelle Armogan
Library Technician……………………………………………………Amanda Cheetham
Educational Assistant………………………………………………..Elaine Magnifico
Educational Assistant………………………………………………..Bev Oczerklewicz
Educational Assistant………………………………………………..Jill Thiessen
Head Custodian………………………………………………………Michele Staples
Evening Custodian…………………………………………………..John Haluik
Evening Custodian…………………………………………………..Ernie Hildebrandt
Teacher Candidate…………………………………………………..Gabriella Hayes
Teacher Candidate…………………………………………………..Rebecca Thomas
Lunch Program Coordinator………………………………………...Tara Robinson

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Pacific Junction School
                             2018 – 2019 Important Dates

Wednesday, September 5, 2018           First day of classes
Tuesday, September 11, 2018            Meet the Teacher (4:30 – 6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, September 13, 2018           Picture Day
Friday, September 14, 2018             Strong Beginnings
Monday, September 17, 2018             Strong Beginnings
Monday, October 8, 2018                No school – Thanksgiving
Friday, October 12, 2018               No classes – Professional Development
Friday, October 19, 2018               No classes – Professional Development
Tuesday, October 23, 2018              Tri-Conference evening
Thursday, October 25, 2018             Tri-Conference evening
Monday, November 12, 2018              No classes – Professional Development
Friday, November 30, 2018              No classes – Evaluation Day
Wednesday, December 12, 2018           Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 18, 2018             Report cards available on-line
Friday, December 21, 2018              Last day of classes before Winter Break
Monday, January 7, 2019                First day of classes
Friday, February 1, 2019               No classes – Professional Development
Monday, February 18, 2019              No school – Louis Riel Day
Friday, March 15, 2019                 No classes – Evaluation Day
Friday, March 22, 2019                 Report cards available on-line
Friday, March 22, 2019                 Last day of classes before Spring Break
Tuesday, April 9, 2019                 Student-led Conference evening
Thursday, April 11, 2019               Student-led Conference evening
Friday, April 19, 2019                 No school - Good Friday
Friday, April 26, 2019                 No classes – Professional Development
Monday, May 20, 2019                   No school – Victoria Day
Friday, June 14, 2019                  No classes – Evaluation Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019               Report cards available on-line
Thursday, June 27, 2019                Last day of classes before Summer Break
Friday, June 28, 2019                  No classes – Professional Development

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Office and School Hours

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. if you wish to contact the office. An answering machine is
available if you wish to leave a message at another time.

8:50 a.m.                     Morning student entry bell
9:00 a.m.                     Classes begin
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.            Recess
11:45 a.m.                    Lunch
12:45 p.m.                    Afternoon student entry bell
12:50 p.m.                    Classes begin
2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.         Recess
3:35 p.m.                     Dismissal

There is supervision at the front entry door at 8:40 a.m. The back entry door will be open for
entry, but there will be no supervision there. Please do not send your child to school prior to this
time unless they have a morning club or patrol duty.
Students are to be picked up at the school at 3:35 p.m. We do not provide after school
supervision. If you require before or after school supervision, please contact a nearby daycare.
Please note that all doors of the school are locked between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:35
p.m., with the exception of the front door that remains open throughout the day.

                                    General Information

Absence Call Back System

If your child is not attending school, please call the office at 204.831.7099 prior to morning and
afternoon attendance. You may also email lcostales@pembinatrails.ca. If we are not contacted,
the secretary will phone home to ensure that your child is safe.

Allergy Aware School

Please note that Pacific Junction School is a Peanut/Tree Nut Aware School. Due to student
and staff allergies, students and staff are to refrain from bringing foods to school that contain
peanuts and tree nuts. Teachers will inform parents of classroom specific allergies, and the
allergies will be posted on the classroom door. Families will receive direction from the teacher(s)
if other foods cannot be brought to school due to severe allergies in the classroom. Students
with allergies who have prescribed auto-injectors (Epi-pens) shall carry their own on
their person at all times, as per divisional regulation JLCD-R.

Pacific Junction is also a Scent Aware school. Please avoid wearing scented products in the
school. There are staff and students with sensitivities to scents which make them ill.

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Attendance

Because of the direct relationship between attendance and academic achievement, all students
are encouraged to attend school regularly. Please send a note/email to the teacher in advance
in the case of a planned absence.

Students’ punctuality is important, as valuable learning is lost with repetitive tardiness. Students
are asked to report to the office when arriving late to get a late slip. Parents should report to the
school office when picking up their child during regular school hours. When someone other than
a parent/guardian is picking up a child, we ask to be informed prior to the pick-up.

We appreciate parents ensuring students attend school regularly except in cases where illness
or other similar cause makes absence unavoidable. In the case of an extended family holiday,
the teachers will not prepare a homework package for the child in advance.

Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters and Rollerblades

Students are encouraged to get to school by means other than a car. Please encourage your
child to wear bicycle helmets at all times when riding a bike, skateboard or scooter, and when
rollerblading. Students are encouraged to stay alert for cars coming out of driveways, lanes, or
parking spaces.

Students can ride to the bike racks, but otherwise are asked not to use their bikes on school
property. There are bike racks on the south side of the school. Students are encouraged to lock
their bike with a sturdy lock. The school assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen bikes.

Students may bring skateboards, scooters, and/or rollerblades into the school. However, they
are to not to use them on school property and must carry them in the school. Storage of these
items is at the child’s risk as we do not have lockers.

Birthday Parties and Personal Information

If you are planning a child’s birthday party and wish to distribute the invitations at school, the
invitations should be extended to all of the students in the child’s classroom. If you wish to invite
only certain children from the room to the party, we ask that your child does not distribute those
invitations at school. Children can be hurt when they see their friends receiving invitations and
they do not receive one. We want to continue being an inclusive environment.

As we, in Pembina Trails, are responsible for managing and protecting information as outlined in
the Education Administration Act (EAA), the Public Schools Act (PSA), the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), we will not provide family contact information for
birthday invitations and other personal family events. Schools may not serve as a liaison
between families or as a provider of personal information.
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Celebrating Birthdays at School

Please do not send treats for the class (ie: baking, candy, Dollarama stuff) on your child’s
birthday. This is for several reasons. First of all, the Manitoba government has healthy eating
guidelines for schools. It is important to us that parents are in control of how much and how
often their children are consuming treats/dessert. In addition, some families send treats and
others do not. The students often feel less celebrated when they do not have treats to share
their birthday. Finally, the distribution of treats takes up learning time. This can be difficult when
unplanned.
It is important to us that our students feel special on their birthday. Their name is mentioned on
the announcements that morning and written on the birthday board. As well, all of our teachers
have special ways to highlight the child on their birthday for example: “Star of the Day”, all
students write/say a compliment about them, they wear a birthday badge/crown or they pick a
game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation

Change of Address, E-mail Address or Phone Number

In order to ensure that accurate information is available, please notify the school office in the
event of a change of address, name, email address, telephone number, emergency number,
babysitter, employment telephone numbers or information on the health of your child.

Co-Curricular Activities

Thanks to the dedication of our staff, Pacific Junction School offers a full complement of extra-
curricular activities before and after school, and/or during the lunch recess. Some of these
include: musicals, jump rope, volleyball, basketball, cross-country running, track and field,
robotics, coding and makerspace. Information regarding the clubs that run outside of school
hours will be sent home via a letter and/or Permission Click.

Communication with Parents

The primary mode of communication with our parent community is through electronic means.
Please be sure to notify the office of any changes to your email address to ensure that important
school information is communicated to you in a timely fashion.

All Field Trip permission forms are shared with parents through Permission Click, a service that
allows parents to provide the school with electronic permission for their child to participate in
Field Trips and special activities. Pacific Junction School also uses this service for the collection
of School Fees.

The principal and classroom teachers use email to send important information and updates.
The Pacific Junction School webpage provides parents and our community with detailed
information regarding our school. We encourage parents to visit it frequently.

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Electronic Devices

Children have access to many devices, including cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, video
games, etc. In essence, most are great tools when used properly and for their intended
purposes. However, when not used properly, these devices can create problems in schools
and serve to distract children from learning. In addition, the potential to create very serious
issues, such as cyberbullying, is real.

Students must turn off and store such devices out of sight from staff and other students, and
must refrain from using them on school property and/or during school-related activities
unless directed by a teacher to do so. We do not have lockers, therefore, any risk of damage
or theft must be assumed by the student and his/her family.

Emergency Response Plan

Pacific Junction School has established an Emergency Response Plan which aims to protect
the health and safety of all students and staff. This includes the following safety plans: Fire,
Lockdown, Emergency Evacuation and Natural Disaster. In case of an evacuation, all students
will be evacuated to Eastern Star Chalet at the corner of Cathcart and Grant. In the event of an
emergency evacuation, parents would be contacted directly.

Emergency School Closing

In the event of extreme inclement weather, the school may be closed. The decision to close the
school is made by the Superintendent of Schools and not by individual administrators. Please
listen to a local radio station such as CJOB (680 AM or www.cjob.com) for an announcement
regarding school closures in Pembina Trails School Division.

Please note: Should a lightning storm occur during the noon hour, recess or dismissal times, all
students will be kept in the building until the storm has passed.

Head Injury

Pembina Trails School Division has a head injury policy to ensure we have safety measures in
place to protect our students. Parents are encouraged to report to the school immediately if
their own child suffers a head injury with signs of a concussion. Students are also encouraged
to report a head injury to school office staff immediately in order to ensure a proper follow-up.
Students will receive a “Bump on the Head” sticker, and we will phone home if we suspect a
head injury.

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Healthy Eating

At Pacific Junction School, staff embrace the healthy eating policy as outlined by the
Government of Manitoba. Students are strongly encouraged to bring healthy snack choices for
daily snacks. Class celebrations will have healthy food choices.

Teachers will not use food as incentives or rewards. If there is to be a class/school celebration
or lesson that involves “sometimes/rarely” foods, the teacher will let you know in advance so
that you can plan your child’s food choices accordingly that day.

Children who purchase “Fun Lunch” will receive a treat with their lunch on those days.

Home and School Communication

Two-way communication between home and school is essential for student success, and is
strongly encouraged. Parents/guardians are encouraged to communicate regularly with their
child’s teacher and principal through phone calls, emails and scheduled meetings.

Home Room Teacher or Subject Area Teacher
To speak with your child’s teacher please call 204.831.7099 and select the teacher’s
extension/voice mail or communicate by email for any student or classroom related issues.
Teachers will return your call or email as soon as possible, and you can expect a response
within two working days. If a concern requires lengthy emails or much back and forth of emails,
a phone call or in-person meeting is advised. Please refer all questions to the classroom
teacher, not the Educational Assistant, as the classroom teacher is the one who is responsible
for students and will best answer your questions.

Student Support Team
When appropriate, questions may be directed to a member of our Student Support Team, such
as our resource teacher or counsellor. It is important that you do not prematurely bypass the
homeroom or subject area teacher.

Principal
After you have talked with the appropriate teacher or Student Support Team member and you
continue to have concerns, or if you have a question of a more general nature, you may wish to
call our Principal, Mrs. Kathy Bru, at 204.831.7099 or send her an email at
kbru@pembinatrails.ca.

We invite you to visit our website frequently at http://www.pembinatrails.ca/pacificjunction/. On
our website you will find year and month calendars and important information regarding school
activities.

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Lost and Found

All clothing, footwear and other articles which might be lost or misplaced should be clearly
labeled with your child's name. Unmarked items are placed in the lost and found box which is
located near the Music Room. Students and parents are encouraged to check frequently for
missing items. Items not claimed before Winter Break, Spring Break and the last week of June
will be donated to a charitable organization. Occasionally students lose valuable property such
as watches, bracelets, rings or toys at school. The school will not assume any responsibility for
lost articles. Therefore, we recommend that students do not bring valuable items to school.

We discourage the bringing of toys to school. To avoid conflicts that occur because of trading,
loss, etc., please insist that these distractions remain at home.

Lunch Program

We offer the service of a Lunch Program operated by the Parent Council with the support of
administration. Registration information and cost of this service is available in the office or on
our school website.

Students eat lunch in their classrooms under the supervision of the Lunch Program supervisors
from 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. and from 12:10 – 12:45 p.m. students go outside to enjoy 35
minutes of supervised play.

We have expectations for our lunch program that promote everyone’s safety and well-being,
and ask children to eat together respectfully as if they were in a ‘restaurant- like’ setting.
We ask that students:
  Co-operate with lunch supervisors. Students are expected to be polite and helpful.
  Eat politely and with good manners.
  Talk quietly in the classroom so that lunch supervisors can easily be heard over the
    combined voices.
  Eat only the lunch sent by their family.
  Remain seated at their own desk or in a spot designated by the lunch supervisor.
  Clean up after lunch is eaten. This includes packing away uneaten portions, throwing
    away garbage/recycling and washing desks.
  Follow safe recess guidelines.

Students are required to remain on the school property during the lunch hour unless they are
going home for lunch or have parental permission to be off school property. Please note that
being part of our Lunch Program is a privilege and not a right. Students who cannot
demonstrate appropriate lunch conduct may lose their Lunch Program privileges.

Medication

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If your child requires regular medication during the school day it will be administered through the
office following the completion of a divisional form that includes staff/parent signatures. All
medication must remain in the original prescription container.

Milk Program

Milk (white and chocolate) and juice (apple and orange) are available to the students at
lunchtime. Milk and juice tickets may be purchased directly from the office. Tickets are sold
individually or in sheets of 10, 20, and 30. The cost is:

       Milk (250 ml) - $1.00                    Juice (200 ml) - $0.85

Milk/Juice order forms are available on our website or in the school office. Cheques are to be
made payable to Pacific Junction School.
Patrols

Many of our grade 5 students serve as School Safety Patrols. They are trained on the
procedures and expectations, using a program developed by the Winnipeg Police Service.
These responsible students volunteer their time to provide an essential service to our school
community. They are on duty from:

       8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
       3:30 – 3:50 p.m.

Patrols are stationed at the following areas:
    Cathcart St. and Eldridge Ave.
    In front of the bus loop
    In front of the staff parking lot
    Cathcart St. and Woodfield Bay
    Cathcart St. and Beiko Ave.

Please be diligent and aware of our school safety patrols when dropping off and picking up your
child/ren. Please adhere to all parking/driving signage on Cathcart St.

Pets on School Property

Pets are not allowed on school property between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is a
safety precaution for those who are allergic to and/or scared of animals. On the rare occasion
that a child would like to bring his/her pet for show and tell or another classroom presentation,
you must contact the principal in advance for permission.

If you bring a pet when dropping off/picking up your child, please keep the pet on the sidewalk
that runs parallel to Cathcart St.

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Recess Breaks

All students in grades 1 – 5 go outside for two 15 minute recess breaks and one 35 minute
lunch break. Kindergarten students go out for one 15 minute recess daily after Spring Break.
Indoor recesses are called during inclement weather (-27 C or colder or heavy rain). We expect
that all students who are at school will go outside for recess unless they have an extreme
medical condition (i.e. a broken leg) or it is part of an individual student’s plan. Generally
speaking, if a child is not well enough to participate in recess, he/she is not well enough to
attend school and is best to be resting at home.

Reporting Student Progress

In September, the students of Pacific Junction School participate in Strong Beginnings.
Students have a one-hour appointment with their classroom teacher with the purpose of getting
to know students as learners through formal and informal assessments in the areas of Literacy,
Numeracy and Learning Behaviours.

Teachers communicate five times per year with parents regarding their child’s learning. October
and April are Tri-conferences, where the parent, child and teacher meet to review the child’s
learning profile: identifying areas of strength, interests, learning needs and learning goals.
These conversations are critical to ensure that the child’s team is working together to support
growth.

Formal report cards are distributed in December, March and June. Parents are encouraged to
communicate directly with their child’s teacher regarding any questions, concerns and/or
suggestions to support their child’s academic, social/emotional and behavioural growth.

School Dress

Appropriate and respectful dress is required at school. Choice of clothing in the classroom, gym,
and playground must be age-appropriate and reflect consideration of a Kindergarten to Grade 5
student population. Clothing must cover undergarments. Clothing with plunging back or front
necklines, clothes that display a bare midriff (tops and bottoms must meet without being pulled
up or pulled down), and very short shorts are not acceptable. Skirts and dresses are to be mid-
thigh or longer, and students are encouraged to wear shorts under skirts and dresses,
especially if they intend to play in their clothing. Clothing with offensive and/or controversial
wording or logos is not permitted at school. The school has the right to require changes in any
manner of dress that is deemed inappropriate.

Hats and caps are encouraged for outdoor recess. We ask that students take their hats off as
they enter their learning space and that they stay off until they need to go outside.
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For safety reasons, students must have indoor runners on at all times. Students are asked to
remove outdoor footwear upon entering the building.

Standard of Behaviour

The Pembina Trails School Division, in collaboration with staff, parents and students, has
developed Creating a Safe and Caring Learning Community: A Standard of Behaviour. It is a
teaching model, rather than a mandate for behaviour. The emphasis is on teaching rather than
telling, nurturing rather than sanctioning, and including rather than excluding. The objective is to
ensure, to the fullest extent possible, the provision of a safe and caring community for all.

All parents receive a Standard of Behaviour pamphlet when their child starts school in Pembina
Trails. This document outlines our common beliefs as well as: a) the responsibilities of students,
staff and parents; b) disruptive behaviour; c) severely disruptive behaviour; and d) appropriate
responses. All students and parents should review the Standard of Behaviour document
annually when completing the registration process. It can be found on the school webpage.

Storm Days and Extreme Weather Conditions

On extreme cold and rainy days, we ask parents to ensure that their child is appropriately
dressed according to daily forecasts. When the wind chill drops below -27 degrees Celsius, it is
raining heavily or there is lightning, recess will be held indoors. Weather readings used by
Pacific Junction School are obtained by Environment Canada (The Forks).

Student Drop Off/Pick Up and Parking Safety

The parking lot is reserved for staff use. All spots are reserved for school and daycare staff.

There is a “Loading Zone” in front of the school. You may park here briefly and get out with your
child to bring him/her into the school. We ask that in the morning/end of day, if you plan to sit in
the car (with or without your child) until the bell rings, that you find another area so that we can
expedite the drop-off/pick-up.

If you wish to bring your child from the car to the school, parking is available on Cathcart St.
beyond the school’s bus loop entry, Woodfield Bay, and the parking lot on Eldridge Ave. and
Whitetail Dr. It is helpful to arrange a pre-determined drop off/pick up spot with your child/ren on
one of the above streets to limit traffic congestion on Cathcart St.

We encourage parents to develop the routine of traveling north on Cathcart St. for drop off. This
can be done by coming up Cathcart St. from Beiko Ave. instead of Eldridge Ave.

For student safety, we ask that you:

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-   Do not drop off students on the west side of Cathcart St. (across the street from the
       school).
   -   Do not make u-turns on Cathcart St. or use the staff parking lot or a driveway to turn
       around.
   -   Have children exit the car on the curb side.
   -   Do not double park and exit your child between cars.
   -   Observe the signage and do not stop beyond the “No Stopping” and “No Parking” signs.
       This limits the visibility of our patrols.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration in keeping our students safe!

Student Support Services

A continuum of supports is available to support student learning. The core educational team
centers on the student and includes the teacher and the parents/guardians. The classroom
teacher plays a critical role in determining the appropriate resources needed to support
individual learning and when necessary will access the in-school support team. This team
includes the administrator, the resource teacher and the school counsellor. If additional support
is required the team may access, with parent/guardian permission, the divisional clinical
supports.

Visitors

For security reasons and in order to protect the integrity of the learning environment, access to
the classrooms must be monitored. We ask that all visitors to the school (including parents)
check in at the office, sign in, and collect a visitor or volunteer badge before proceeding to the
classroom areas.

Office staff will deliver lunches, forgotten items, and messages to children. Please do not go to
the class to drop something off or have a quick meeting with the teacher at 8:50 a.m. and 3:35
p.m. These are very busy times for the teacher and he/she is occupied managing the routines of
the day with the students. If you need to speak to the teacher, please make an appointment.

Children who are being picked up before normal dismissal times should be met at the office, as
per above.

If you are meeting your children at the end of the day, we ask that you wait outside or on the
carpet at the front door until the bell rings and the children are dismissed.

Volunteers

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Volunteers are a valuable asset to our school and we welcome them. There are many ways
they can offer their time: clubs and teams, field trips, costumes for musicals/concerts, Friends of
the Library, classroom support, etc. Teachers and staff will ask for volunteers when needed.
You may also let the office know if you are interested.

In order to keep students safe, we ask that volunteers check in with the office and receive a
volunteer badge. If working one on one or with small groups of children, Pembina Trails asks
that volunteers complete a Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record check. Please see the
secretary for more information. Pacific Junction will incur the cost of these checks.

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