Our school office ;is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Exterior entrance/exits will be locked after morning and noon classes’ commence for the safety and security of our students. To gain access to the school, come to the main doors and use the security button on the right side. You will be asked to identify yourself before gaining access.
Students are expected to enter and exit the school using their designated doors. Students waiting to be picked up by parents and/or siblings should be waiting in the office. Exterior entrance/exits will be locked after morning and noon classes’ commence for the safety and security of our students. Parents, please use the front doors to enter the school during the school day and check in at the school office. There is now a security camera at the front entrance of our school. You must push the button to signal to our office staff that you would like to enter our school. Upon hearing from the office staff, please identify yourself and/or the purpose of your visit.
This is a further step to ensure the safety of our students.
Visitors and Volunteers
We require that all visitors and volunteers in the school sign-in and wear a visitor tag. These tags can be picked up in the school office. If you do not have one in the basket, please check with the office to ensure that all of your paper work is in order. Only those parents with appropriate screening will be allowed to volunteer in the school. See more on our Volunteer page.
Supervision on the playground is provided at 8:25 AM, 15 minutes prior to the start of the school day and at 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM, during morning recess. For the safety of students it is important that they don’t arrive prior to 8:25 AM as no supervisors are outside. Lunch supervision staff provides supervision during the lunch hour.
The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) at Richmond School is designed to keep students safe and keep parents informed in the event of an emergency. ERP procedures are reviewed regularly and follow appropriate school board regulations and provincial or federal legislation. All parents are highly encouraged to subscribe to our new School Messenger System. This is used as our main form of communication in the event of an emergency. In the event of an emergency, school staff would first ensure student safety and then administration would begin the process of contacting parents as necessary.
This information is vital to ensure the proper care and safety of your child during an illness or emergency. When giving the name and phone number of an alternate contact we would ask that the person is someone who is available to pick up the child at school if necessary. Please notify us immediately of any changes so we are able to keep accurate records. If there is a serious health problem or some other family crisis, please make sure the office is aware of the situation so that we may handle these matters sensitively and with understanding.