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Amended Procedures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Parents are requested to please regularly visit the Board website at www.rrdsb.com for current updates and information. Currently, on the advice of the Northwestern Health Unit, the school is limiting community and family visitors to emergencies only.

Student Drop Offs:

All students should be dropped off at the main entrance. The Kiss ‘n Ride Program will be available from 8:20-8:30. For safety reasons, do not use the bus loop to drop off students in the morning between 8:30 a.m and 8:50 a.m. Parents should park safely on the school side of Hawthorne Road to drop off students. A supervisor will be available outside from 8:20-8:45 a.m. to safely monitor students’ entry into the building. Students will proceed directly to their classrooms upon entry into the building.

If students will be late, please contact the school at your earliest convenience to let office staff know for safe arrival. After 8:50 a.m., the bus turnaround can be used to drop late students. Please buzz the office using the doorbell outside, and office staff will meet students at the door.

Student Pick Ups:

Kindergarten / Grade 1:

BUS students: students will maintain physical distancing and line up for the bus in the foyer. Kindergarten bus pick up will take place at 3:00. Grade 1 will be supervised in foyer until remaining buses arrive.

Walkers/Parent Pick Ups: parents are asked to park on Hawthorne Road, as the school parking lot will be closed to traffic for the safety of students. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will be separated by class in the Kindergarten playground area. Parents are asked to come to the playground area to pick up their children.

Grades 2-6:

BUS students: students will remain in their individual classrooms until buses pull up to the school.  They will be called down by bus number when buses arrive.

Walkers/Parent Pick Ups: parents are asked to park on Hawthorne Road, as the school parking lot will be closed to traffic for the safety of students. These students will exit at 3:05 p.m. through the rear Junior exit, maintaining safe social distancing.  They will be escorted to the front of the school by school staff.

Other Considerations:

  • Students in grades 4-6 are required to wear masks/face coverings as per the Ontario government. Parents of students in K-3 may also consider sending their children in masks; however, staff will be unable to assist in the adjustment of masks if students find them challenging to wear or keep on.
  • Staff will not be able to assist with lunch items (e.g. opening juice boxes, containers, yogurt tubes). Please send items that your child can easily open without assistance.
  • There will be no microwaves available for use during nutrition breaks. Please send items that do not require heating.
  • Students leaving school early for appointments will wait at the office.Parents are asked to buzz the office when you arrive at the school and your child will be brought to the front doors to meet you.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call Mrs. Skrenski at the school, or check out the FAQ section of the Board website!