Personal Belongings

Care of Personal Property

The school is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property. Students are advised to leave items of value at home and not share their locker combinations.


Students will be assigned textbooks in various subjects. Texts are expensive, and students are held responsible for them. In June, students will be assessed costs for any damage or loss. The cost of a lost book could be as high as $90. It is highly recommended that all textbooks be protected with a removable cover to decrease damage to covers and spines. Parents pay a caution fee at the beginning of the year as a deposit; it is returned when all textbooks are returned. Any damaged or lost books are paid for out of the caution fee.

Lost & Found

Articles of clothing, lunchboxes, and student belongings found around the school or on the playground will be placed in our lost and found. The exceptions are valuables and money, which should be submitted to the office. As many students do not claim their belongings, parents are asked to check the lost and found periodically to claim their child’s possessions. Students are encouraged to be responsible for their own possessions and to label items. Periodically all unclaimed articles will be donated to a charitable organization.

Personal Electronic Devices

Our school has a Digital Citizenship plan and an Acceptable Use Policy that addresses the appropriate use of electronic devices at school.

Cell phones & digital devices

Cell phones, iPods, digital cameras, and gaming devices are becoming more  commonplace in schools. At Rideau Park School we understand the usefulness of  these technologies, and maintaining a caring, disciplined, learning environment is of  the utmost importance to us. To support us with this goal, please use these devices  for educational purposes only during school hours. All phones need to be turned off  and out of sight during class time, this includes movement between classes.  Phones can only be used in class with specific teacher permission in order to  support a learning activity. Use of cell phones is permitted in the morning prior to  the start of classes, during the lunch hour and after school. Outside of class time,  students must exercise courtesy, respect and good judgement when using digital  technologies. The school takes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged  digital devices.  

When parents text students during the school day, this disrupts their focus and learning.  Rideau Park requests your support to contact the office if needing to communicate with your child during learning time, or text them during lunch.

If digital devices are interfering with student learning, the devices will remain at the office for the school day.


Students are encouraged to commute to school in a healthy way. For the safety of students, staff, and visitors, riding a bike, skateboard or longboard on school property is not permitted. Students riding bikes to school are to lock-up to one of the bike racks. Students are encouraged to purchase a solid bike lock that is not easily cut.  Students are also encouraged to ONLY use the bike racks.  Locking up to other railings may result in theft more easily. Skateboards, roller blades, rip-sticks, and longboards must be stored and locked in the appropriate rack in a safe manner. The school takes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property. A reminder that wearing a helmet is both safe and the law. Students who fail to comply will not be permitted to ride their bikes to school.

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