BIENVENUE A L’ECOLE FAIRVIEW !
8:45 - 9:00 Playground is supervised by teaching staff
9:00 - 11:00 First Instructional Block
11:00 - 11:40 First Nutrition Break and Recess
11:40 - 1:40 Second Instructional Block
1:40 - 2:20 Second Nutrition Break and Recess
2:20 - 3:20 Third Instructional Block
ECOLE FAIRVIEW IS A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN!
Ecole Fairview Makes Every Effort to Protect the Learning Time in the Classroom
Interruptions to teaching and learning times are discouraged for the benefit of all the students in a classroom. Intercom calls from the office or parents who appear at a doorway to chat with a teacher, breaks the flow of learning and distracts students. The last 20 minutes of the day are extremely busy times in a classroom as teachers get kids organized and ensure that each child is dismissed safely.
Please feel free to make an appointment to speak with your child's teacher if you have a concern, however parents are asked to respect the learning environment and call the school secretary indicating that you would like to speak to the teacher, who will return your call and arrange a time to meet with you as soon as possible.
Together, with positive communication, parents and teachers make the greatest difference!
Dismissal from school at the end of the instructional day is staggered to allow for a safe exit to the buses for all children. JK/SK children are paired with a ‘Bus Buddy’, a student who rides the same bus and is an older student. The older student will escort the children from their KP classroom to the bus each day at dismissal and to the KP play area each day upon arrival at school. There is a teacher on duty to supervise the buses at the beginning and end of the school day. KP and Primary Division students are dismissed to go to the buses a few minutes prior to dismissal.
Students will be dismissed from the parent pick-up area at the back of the school, not through the front doors, at the end of the day.
Parents should be aware that pets are not allowed on school property at any time. This is a safety issue for our students and we respectfully request that parents not bring pets to the school at any time, especially at dismissal time.
ALL PARENTS AND VISITORS are required to enter the school building through the front door and report their presence to the office staff at all times. This measure is put in place in all schools as a policy of The Grand Erie District School Board to provide as safe a learning environment as possible.
Video cameras are in use around the entrances of the building.
We welcome volunteers to Ecole Fairview. Volunteers make it possible for us to provide additional support for students in the classroom. Without our volunteers we would not be able to provide the many and valued activities that are a part of our school.
If you are a new to our school and wish to work with children in the school setting or support extracurricular programs, we must follow GEDSB Policy and request that you complete a Volunteer Information Sheet with references, this is available at the school.Police Checks are mandatory for all volunteers now. Police checks must be renewed every other year. Please call the school secretary at 751-2891 to obtain a Volunteer Information form if you have not already completed this process last year.
STUDENT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
Parents are requested to drop off and pick up students on the streets adjacent to the school - Norman Street or Wayne Drive. The SCHOOL BUS ZONE is on the school side of Norman Street and runs the full length of Norman Drive bordering on school property. To ensure student safety parents are asked to park in legal areas away from the school and walk your children to school property when dropping off or picking up students.
Please note that students are welcome to arrive at school any time after 8:45 a.m. when a teacher will be on duty to supervise. Children who arrive prior to 8:45 a.m. will NOT be supervised on school property.
Please note that dismissal time is very busy for students. It is important for parents to establish a clear routine with your child and their classroom teacher. If there is a change in routine, a note from the parent will be expected by the teacher each and every time. Parents picking up children at the end of the day, should meet their child at the Parent Pick-up Area of the Bus Loading area which is fully supervised by school staff.
Communicating Bus Changes
IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT TAKING BUS HOME THAT DAY you are required to let the teacher know in writing by sending a note “That your child, bus # ___ will be picked up and not taking the bus that day.” Please make arrangements with your child before they come to school. Do not call the school with bus changes on the day, we cannot guarantee that your message will get to the appropriate recipient if we receive many changes.
Sharp Bus Lines - 519 751-3434
Second Nutrition Break - Permission to Leave School Property
Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 are allowed to leave school property during the second nutrition break if they have a signed note from a parent providing permission. This permission must be granted on a day by day basis for students to leave school property. The school does not advise that students of any age leave the school during the nutrition breaks where they are not supervised. If a child is given permission by a parent to leave the school during the second nutrition break, the parent assumes full responsibility for his/her child’s activities and safety while not on school property.
Students will receive a list of supplies from the classroom teacher. We hope that students will have these needed supplies in September. Your child’s teacher will have this information should you need it again.
The school runs a milk program for the second nutrition break. The program begins sometime in October. Please watch for this information.
Picture Day for all class and individual student pictures is scheduled for the Fall months. Please look for this date in the October School Newsletter. The alternate KP classes will have their pictures taken the following day. Grade 8 graduation pictures are taken in the spring. Graduation pictures for Senior Kindergarten children are also taken in the spring months.
If a child will be absent, please phone the school at 751-2891. We do have an answering machine. If you leave a message please remember to tell us your child’s name, your child’s teacher’s name and the reason for the absence. Regular attendance is necessary if a student is to achieve satisfactory progress in school. Plenty of rest, good nutrition and physical activity are key ingredients for a healthy lifestyle and a good attendance pattern.
Illnesses or family emergencies occasionally can prevent a child from attending school. To ensure a full recovery and to avoid spreading germs to others, we respectfully request that parents keep children at home until they are feeling well enough to participate fully in all school activities, including recess. Please keep your child home and call your doctor for advice whenever your child has any of the following symptoms:
* vomiting or diarrhea through the night or before school
* ANY FEVER - temperature over 37 degrees C or 98.6 degrees F
* ear ache or any drainage from the ear
* red irritated eyes, with yellow discharge
* sore throat
* stomach aches and headaches
* any rash that the doctor hasn’t seen
* persistent runny nose with thick mucous or a cough that does not go away, a cold that makes it hard to pay attention at school
Under normal circumstances, children who are well enough to attend school are expected to participate in recesses.
If a student will be absent for an extended period of time due to a planned family commitment or vacation, please contact the school in advance.
Accepting responsibility for being punctual is an important life skill. Students are expected to arrive promptly for school. Late students interrupt classes, distract others and often miss routines and announcements.
If your child will be late for school, please call the school ( 751-2891) in advance. A student who arrives late at school for any reason must report to the office before going to class. Students will be given a late stamp before they may enter class.
Attendance is monitored by an Attendance Counsellor throughout the school year. Parents will be informed by letter when their child’s attendance is of concern.
A parent wishing their child to be excused from school early must send a note to the classroom teacher. Do not call the school office to make this request during the day.
For safety reasons, parents picking up a child early should meet that child at the school office, rather than on the playground or at the classroom door during the school day.
An accident or an injury can happen at any time and our first concern is to give immediate attention to the student. If the injury is minor, the student receives first aid and when ready, returns to class. Parents will be contacted to pick up a student who is not feeling well enough to participate in the classroom program.
For serious injuries, emergency personnel will be called and parents will be notified immediately. If a child has fallen and is in obvious distress, an ambulance will be called. Parents will be responsible for the cost of the ambulance. This emphasizes the importance of accurate and current information being kept on file in the office. Notify the office as soon as possible if there are any changes in your family such as telephone numbers, employment, emergency contacts or guardianship.
Fire Drills and School Lock Down procedures are held and emergency procedures are reviewed regularly. Students also practise a safety drill which is used to prepare them in an emergency situations. It is imperative that students wear shoes at school at all times. Leaving an extra pair of shoes at school is required. In an emergency dismissal, there may not be sufficient time for students to put on boots and coats.
Students take part in two nutrition breaks in the instructional day in assigned classrooms and are supervised by staff.
Children remain on school property during the nutritional breaks. Students in KP to grade 5 may only leave school property accompanied by a parent or parent designate. Students in grades 6,7 & 8 may leave school property during the second nutritional break with a signed note from a parent.
INCLEMENT WEATHER - Ecole Fairview is located in Zone 4 for school closures!
Students benefit from active play during outdoor recesses and should come dressed appropriately for a variety of weather conditions. In extreme weather conditions students will be brought in to the school for an indoor recess.
In extreme weather conditions, parents should listen to CKPC Radio 1380 AM or CKPC 92.1 FM early in the morning for announcements regarding bus cancellations and school closures. The announcement will be specific to bus zones. Check the Board or school’s transportation section of the website for up to date information.
Please remember that when transportation service to the schools is cancelled, the schools are closed.
STUDENT TELEPHONE USE
Due to the limited space in our school office and the high amount of telephone usage, student use of the telephone to call parents for emergencies ( forgotten lunches, permission slips etc.) will be limited to recess periods in the morning and the afternoon. Please be assured that the Fairview staff will continue to contact you in case of illness, accidents or upsets as soon as possible.
If your child has forgotten something at home and you are delivering it to the school office please put your child’s name & teacher’s name on it. We have several deliveries made to the office for students and we can not remember who it belongs to! Your child knows that you are dropping something off they should be coming to the office to check if it has been delivered. Please remind them that you will drop it off and for them to come down and check for it. Thank you for your cooperation.
BICYCLES, ROLLER BLADES, SCOOTERS AND SKATEBOARDS, POGO STICKS
Parents who give permission for their child to ride a bike to school are encouraged to review the traffic safety rules with their child. The school CANNOT assume responsibility for the loss of / or damage to a bicycle. It is strongly recommended that students lock up their bicycles with a combination lock. Bicycles cannot be brought in to the school for storage. Helmets are required.
If students ride their bicycles to school they must dismount and walk their bike on and off school property.
Roller blades, pogo sticks, skateboards and scooters are NOT permitted on school property or buses.
In order to keep our classrooms neat and clean, students are expected to have a pair of indoor shoes to wear in the classroom. Wet and muddy footwear will be left in the hallway outside the classroom door. Running shoes are best as these can then be used in the gym.
We are fortunate to have a large playground. Students of all ages enjoy a variety of recess activities such as squareball, basketball, and tag. Teachers also assign their class various pieces of game specific equipment. During the recess periods and noon hour, staff are on duty to monitor student play and behaviour.
General playground expectations include:
* play safely: ‘No Body Contact - No Violence’
* do NOT throw snow and ice- snow stays on the ground
* do NOT bully other children
The Ministry of Education’s Violence Free Schools Policy indicates that the following actions are unequivocally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in schools in the province:
* physical abuse
* verbal abuse ( both oral and written)
* sexual abuse or harassment
* psychological abuse
* discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation or any other attribute
* vandalism causing damage to school property
In addition the following will also not be tolerated:
* use or possession of alcohol, tobacco products, lighters, matches or other contraband substances
* clothing which advertises drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or has inappropriate language
* clothing which exposes the midriff or undergarments
The Police will be called for any of the following incidents:
* possession of weapons
* threats of injury involving weapons
* threats of injury to cause serious bodily harm
* physical assault causing bodily harm
* robbery or extortion
* vandalism causing damage to school or school property
* possession or suspected possession of drugs or alcohol
MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS
On occasion, we have been asked by parents to ensure that their child receives prescribed medication. Please be aware that in order to do so, you are required to have your doctor complete the ‘Authorization for Administration of Medication’ form. This form can be obtained by contacting our school secretary in the office. This requirement includes all medication - inhalers, epi-pen, oral medication including Aspirin, Tylenol, sunscreen etc.
Head Lice is not a communicable disease but it is very frustrating for parents and the school. It is a serious and difficult problem to eliminate. The school will conduct head lice checks at various points throughout the school year, most notably following breaks in the school year. It is the policy of The Grand Erie District School Board that children who have lice will be sent home for treatment. All nits and lice must be removed before a child may be readmitted to the school. A letter will be sent home to all parents of children in a classroom where lice has been detected. Parents are advised to perform regular head lice checks at home.
We are a peanut free school!
Students in grades two through eight will receive a student agenda. The agendas will facilitate communication between the school and home and assist with developing students’ goal setting, planning and organizational skills. The school expects that the students’s learning and achievement will be enhanced when all partners communicate clearly and support common goals. Please look for the agenda to come home each day. Each teacher may implement them differently and expectations may vary (i.e., some teachers will ask for a parent signature each day, etc.) The success of the agenda program will depend on the involvement of the teachers and parents. Together we can make a difference for our students and enhance communication between home and school.
The Kindergarten and grade 1 teachers will implement another method of regular communication with parents.
Reporting of Student Achievement
Parents receive a Progress Report in November that focuses on Learning Skills; Report Cards that address the academic strands go out in January and June for students in Grade 1 - 8.
The Kindergarten program has two reporting periods. A parent conference is held at the beginning of September for each JK/SK student. A second conference takes place between November and mid-January followed by a formal report card by the end of January. The second formal report will be sent home with students at the end of June.
The monthly class newsletters can be found on the website each month, they outline the curriculum content and class activities that can be expected in the class each month. Check the school’s website for teacher and school newsletters.
Curriculum documents used in our program can be accessed through the Ministry of Education website. Many of the Board level documents can be accessed through The Grand Erie District School Board website.
It is important to note that the French Immersion Program follows the same curriculum expectations as the regular stream English language schools.
GEDSB Policy - Harassment of Employees by Visitors
As per GEDSB Policy, all school visitors must be made aware of the policies and procedures concerning harassment of employees. “ The Grand Erie District School Board expects visitors to behave in a respectful, courteous and appropriate manner at all times. The Board will respond to all forms of unacceptable behaviour in a manner consistent with Board Policy/Procedure on Harassment.”