Unless they are enrolled in childcare, families are requested to have their children arrive at school after 8:10 a.m. This is for purposes of child safety since teachers are on yard duty at 8:10 a.m. to supervise the play areas. Teachers are not available before this time because of lesson preparation necessary for the school day. Students arriving before 8:10 a.m. must wait on the Sunnyslope Avenue sidewalk or seated on the retaining wall of the playground.
After school, it is a legal requirement that students go home to check in personally with a parent/guardian or childcare. Children may use the playground after that. There is NO supervision after school.
Every Wednesday school is dismissed at 11:45 for kindergarten, 12:35 for primary grades, and 12:40 for intermediate grades. This provides common staff planning time regarding curriculum, instruction, and school-wide articulation. Our required annual minutes of instruction are redistributed to allow for this valuable time.