Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters and In-line Skates
The Calgary Board of Education has prohibited the use of skateboards on all CBE property for safety reasons. Scooters and skateboards can come into the school and be stored in a designated area. Bikes, Skateboards, scooters and in-line skates can be used as transportation to and from school but cannot be used during the lunch hour on school property. We have had a number of students riding skateboards and scooters at lunch hour on or near the road and it is extremely dangerous and is not allowed by city bylaw. Students riding bikes must dismount and walk their bike to the bike lock area. Please ensure your child has a lock to secure their bike, skateboard, or scooters. We ask that if students are bringing long boards/scooters to school that they bring a secure lock. The school is not responsible for loss or damage to skateboards/bikes/scooters/long boards but will endeavor to support the student and family in helping solve the problem. Articles of value are brought at the owner’s risk and the school does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage. Bikes/long boards/scooters/long boards should be locked in the bike racks and taken home each night.
A student needing to use the telephone should use a school phone with the permission of a teacher. In the case of an emergency, a telephone in the Main Office is always available.
Cell Phones, iPods, iPads & Other Electronic Devices
See our Acceptable Cell Phone Usage Policy
These devices may be brought to school, but must be turned off, put away and kept out of sight during instructional time. During non-instructional times, such as before school starts, at lunch, and after school, students may use their cell phones to check their messages and make calls.
Students are not permitted to use cell phones at any other time or in restricted areas (i.e. washrooms and locker rooms). If students disregard this policy, their phones will be confiscated at the teacher’s discretion, usually to be returned after school. However, if there are repeat problems, the phone may be kept and parents contacted.
If parents need to contact their child in the event of an emergency, parents must contact the Main Office; please do not text or call your child during class time as student’s phones should be turned off while in class!
Cell phones pose a significant risk to the personal security, in particularly in regard to photo and video capabilities. Keep in mind that students may be bringing these items into change rooms and washrooms. In cases where there is a concern regarding the phone’s use and the security of others, phones will be confiscated and searched.
Bringing Your Own Device to School
Students are welcome to bring their personal electronic devices to school as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Personally Owned Devices (POD) framework. Students should understand how a device works and how its use supports their learning. All devices are subject to approval by the school and teacher. Students are responsible for any devices they bring to school. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
There is no requirement for students to bring their own device. Students will have access to devices at the school needed to support their learning.
Students must use their device responsibly. You can look on the CBE website for more information on bringing devices to school.
Students are not allowed to bring any item to school that is a weapon or ... toy guns, laser pointers, water pistols and items that are replicas of real weapon to school.
Note: Laser pointers have the potential to cause serious eye damage. Students will have laser pointers confiscated if they are using them in the school building.
Physical Education (PE) Class
As a safety precaution, all jewelry including watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, etc. should NOT be worn to PE class. The teacher is NOT responsible for student property. As a general rule, students are discouraged from bringing any objects of value to school.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found items are gathered up and sent to charity the last day of each month. Please ensure your child is diligent about checking the Lost and Found prior to this deadline if they are missing items. The school assumes no responsibility for personal items lost or stolen (including cell phones).