Rules and Procedures



School Hours and Supervision Times

  7:53 a.m. First schoolyard bell indicating time to line up for entry
  7:55 a.m. Quiet entry
  7:55 to 8:05 a.m. Homeroom
  8:05 a.m. Classes begin
  10:05 to 10:20 a.m. Recess
  11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  12:28 p.m. First schoolyard bell indicating time to line up for entry
  12:30 p.m. Quiet entry and beginning of afternoon classes
  2:30 p.m. Dismissal
  2:40 p.m. Bus departure

  • The school playground is supervised from 7:45 to 7:55 a.m. Please do not drop off or send your child to school to arrive earlier than this time.

  • The school playground is supervised at recess by school staff and at lunch time by lunch program supervisors.

  • Students not registered in lunch program must not arrive prior to 12:25 p.m.

  • For safety and security reasons, parents are not permitted in the school playground areas.

  • Parents are asked to stand away from playground gate areas in order to help the safe flow of students in and out of the area.

  • Parents are asked to leave the school property once they have delivered their child to the school yard.



  • Parents are asked to call the school office prior to 7:45 a.m. if their child will be absent for the morning, the afternoon or the whole day. An answering machine is available to take messages.

  • For safety and security reasons, the secretary will call the parents of any child who is absent without notification.

  • Please help us avoid unnecessary calls by advising the school before school begins if your child will be absent.


Absences for Extended Holidays

  • Regular attendance at school is an essential part of a child’s progress and development.

  • Lengthy absences create gaps in learning.

  • When scheduling a holiday, it is strongly recommended that it be scheduled during the holiday periods on our school calendar.

  • Since meaningful learning is built upon the day-to-day classroom activities, it is not possible for the teacher to provide a “homework package” over an extended vacation from school.

  • Please consider that Ministry Examinations at all levels take place every year between April and June.

  • Students who are away on holidays during regular school days are expected to read and to write a journal.

  • Students are responsible to catch up on concepts taught during vacations taken during regular school days.


Absences for Medical Appointments

  • Medical and dental appointments should be scheduled during pedagogical days. The schedule of these days is provided at the beginning of the year on the School Calendar which is also posted on our school web site.


Arrival and Departure

Arriving on time is an important life skill. We need your help in teaching your child the importance and value of being on time.

Tardiness causes disruptions to the class and confusion for the child who arrives after class has begun and instructions have been given.

We ask that parents help their children get their day off to a good start by ensuring they arrive at school on time.

  • Students are expected to be in the school yard by 7:53 a.m. and 12:28 p.m.

  • Students arriving late must report to the office, sign in, and pick up their absence card AND LATE SLIP.

  • For late students in Kindergarten or cycle 1 (grades 1 & 2), parents must come to the office to sign their child in.

  • A LATE SLIP WILL BE ISSUED for any student arriving after 7:55 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

  • Three late slips in one month will result in a detention. Three late slips in one week will result in missing morning and lunch recess on the last day of that week.

Early Departure

  • Parents are to advise the school ahead of time in writing if their child must leave early for any reason.

  • Please use the communication section of your child’s agenda book and advise your child to show the note to their teacher and/or the daycare coordinator first thing in the morning.

  • Students leaving school early are to meet their parents in the front office.

  • Parents picking up their child must sign them out at the school office. All walkers and those being picked up must exit through the front doors.

Emergency Closures

Any decision regarding the closure of the school due to adverse weather conditions will be made by the Director General of the School Board before 6:30 a.m. The following radio stations will broadcast the appropriate message: CBM, 940 NEWS, CJAD/CJFM, and CHOM.



Daycare Schedule Changes

  • Any changes to the daycare schedule must be submitted in writing to the Daycare coordinator, Ms. Jutta Bouchard, in advance.

  • Students will not be allowed to take the bus or walk home instead of going to Daycare without prior written permission from the parent.

  • See the Daycare Information Package for complete Daycare rules and procedures.



  • Please be advised that staff members of the school are not permitted to administer any medication to your child without written permission from you and your physician.

  • This protocol must be followed if your child is to take any medication regularly or on an occasional basis during the school day.

  • All medication must be kept in the school office. Students may never have medication in their school bag, lunch box, desk, or on them. Your child should not be entrusted or instructed to carry and self-administer medication. There is always the danger that other children will access this medication.

  • All medication must be clearly marked (name, drug name, dosage, doctor etc.) for storage in the locked medical cabinet in the office.

  • Medical forms must be completed prior to the administration of any medication. Parents may get these forms from the school office and are requested to complete and return the forms to the office along with the child’s clearly identified medication.

  • Medic-Alert bracelets should be worn by students with life threatening conditions.

  • EpiPens and inhalers are normally kept in the office unless the child’s physician has instructed your child to wear it in a pouch on their body at all times. In this case it is recommended to have a second one in the office.

  • Children with severe allergies should be educated about their condition and told never to eat foods of other children.

  • Given the many students and staff with severe peanut and nut allergies, these products and related products such as coconut oil should never be sent to school or used in baked goods sent to school.

  • Baked goods from Tim Horton's should never be sent to school since they have clearly stated that they cannot guarantee that their products have not come into contact with peanuts and nuts used in many of their products.

  • Please check with all distributors for their peanut/nut free guarantee prior to purchasing items to be sent to school.

  • The school nurse helps coordinate a list of students with allergies and severe medical conditions at the beginning of every school year. Please make sure to complete the emergency information and medical information forms given out in our opening package and return them to your child’s teacher immediately.

  • A list of students with severe medical conditions is posted in every room along with a picture of the child.

  • School, Daycare and lunch program staff are instructed how to administer an EpiPen.

  • There are staff members with certified first-aid training.



  • Good nutrition is an important component of the wellbeing of our students.

  • Please provide nutritional snacks and lunches that include protein, fruit, vegetables, real fruit juices, grain products, milk products.

  • No junk food should be brought to school: candy, chocolate bars, soft drinks, chips…are forbidden.

  • Gum chewing is not permitted in school or in the school yard.

  • Only nutritional snacks will be permitted at morning recess: cheese & crackers, fresh fruit (no fruit roll-ups or similar sugar based products), real fruit juice, vegetables & dip, yogurt, nutritional muffins… (This is to avoid the negative effect of sugar laced products on an empty stomach which causes a short lived sugar spike followed by a dramatic drop in energy and ability to concentrate).

  • The occasional baked good is permitted for dessert after lunch (cookie, cake, muffin).

  • Water is an important component to helping one focus and concentrate on their work.

  • Water bottles are permitted in class as long as the students use them appropriately.

  • Check the LBPSB web site for nutritional information: Teens only, Just for Kids, For Parents, For Teachers, Recipe Corner, Nutrition Web links, previous Nutrition Newsletters and much more.


Sick Children

  • We request that your child remain at home if s/he is not well. We do not have an on-site nurse on a regular basis nor are we equipped to look after sick students. Children who are not in good health cannot enjoy a productive day at school and risk passing on their illness to others. Please consider others!

  • Parents will be called to pick up their child if s/he comes to school sick.

  • All students are required to go outside at recess, lunch and during Daycare. If a child is too sick to go outside, then s/he is too sick to be at school.




18750 Elkas Boulevard
Kirkland, Québec  H9J 4C1