The parking lots along the sides of the school are for staff parking ONLY. We ask for your co-operation in staying out of this area before and after school. Limited parent street parking is available along 17th Avenue and 1st Street NW.
Drop-Off/Pick-Up Of Children
Students who are driven to school are to be dropped off in the designated drop off zones on the West side of the school. Please look carefully before allowing your child to exit the vehicle so as to ensure that it is permitted in the location where you are stopped. It is important that children cross the street safely and that we are respectful to our community members. As a security measure, after 8:15am, all the school entry doors are locked. If your child arrives after 8:15AM, please have them proceed to the front doors (under the sandstone archway) where there is a buzzer to ring so a member of our front office team will let them in. They are then required to get a late slip from the main office. If your child is chronically late for school, it is of concern for their academic commitments and responsibilities. The Principal or Assistant Principal will be in touch with parents if a student is accumulating an unusually high number of lates. It is a joint responsibility to be on time for school. Our CBE Administrative Regulation 6020 on Attendance of Students outlines that: “Students are required to attend regularly and punctually. Parents are expected to support this requirement.”
Parking Lots are Off Limits
Please do not use, drop off, or pick up your child in either of the school parking lots. We have limited space and it is dangerous because children will often cut through the parking lot on their way to the school and you could easily back into them. Even if a spot “looks” empty, it has been assigned and in all likelihood the staff member will arrive shortly.
As the weather gets colder, more and more parents are choosing to drive their children to and from school. If you are doing that, please obey the signs. Do not drop your children off by the sign that says "No parking or drop off". If you drive past the driveway, there is a sign that says "Drop off". You can stop there.
You can park on the street between 8:30 and 2:00, as there are no buses there. You will not be ticketed.
Do not drop your child off before 7:30 AM. There are no adult supervisors before that time. If you need them to wait for you after school, please make sure they are sitting on a bench by the gym doors. They cannot be wandering through the halls as the facility operators are working. Every child should be picked up by 4:30 unless they are under the direct supervision of a coach or director.
Many students have learned to use public transit if they have to stay after school. It is a good life skill and it means that they don't have to sit here for two or three hours waiting for parents to finish work.
Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe.