We ask that parents be aware of our increased vigilance regarding people wearing identification tags within the building.
In the interests of safety, teachers and other staff members may direct visitors back to the office for signing-in and issuing identification tags.
Since staff members as well as our substitute teachers and support staff, cannot possibly know every sibling, parent or grandparent, please do not be offended if you are approached in the halls. We appreciate your understanding when you are questioned regarding your purpose and identity.
All entry doors to the school are kept locked. Students who walk home for lunch during days when we have indoor recess, due to inclement weather, need to enter through the front door upon their return to school.
For security reasons, the front door has now been fitted with a buzzer. During school hours please press the doorbell on the right. A member of the office staff will speak with you and buzz to open the middle door. For out of school care, or after school hours, please continue to press the buzzer on the left.
Let’s keep CJP safe for one and all!
Students are assigned doors nearest their classrooms for
regular entry and exit. For security purposes, these doors are locked
after morning and lunch entry. Students arriving late must use the front
door. Students must use their assigned doors for exit at the end of
the day, this applies to students taking the bus and those being picked up
by parents. All parents should be picking their children up from their
classroom doors. When you have more than one child we recommend that you pick
the youngest one up first and then proceed to the classroom door of the older
student. Due to congestion in the hall, especially the front entrance, we
respectfully request that parents remain outside the building when picking up
children. We appreciate your understanding regarding this.
End of Day / Changing Home Routine
If you are picking your child up at the end of the day, or changing their home routine, please make these arrangements with your child in advance and send a note in to the teacher. With 550+ students in the school, it is nearly impossible to accommodate all of the phone calls and parent requests coming into the office between 3:30 and 4:00 PM. We understand on occasion there is a family emergency that does not allow for advanced planning, these things are unavoidable. Interrupting instructional time to deliver messages to students about a change to their routine is not respectful to their learning time nor the learning of their peers. We will strive to eliminate all interruptions moving forward.
All students are expected to go outside for recess and lunch recess. We ask your cooperation in ensuring that students come suitably dressed for the weather. An indoor recess will be held when weather conditions pose a safety concern, or when it is colder than –20°C (with or without the wind chill factor).
Supervision is provided on the playground starting at 8:55 AM, lunch recess and afternoon recess. Students using the playground after 3:50 PM are assumed to have prior parental permission and are therefore responsible for their own safety.
Detailed plans are in place to respond to fire and other emergency situations. Fire drills are held on a regular basis. Students and all adults are required to evacuate the building during the drills. Many drills are held without warning, therefore, it is essential that students wear indoor footwear at all times.