We take safety and security seriously. It is important that we maintain a safe and caring community so that learning can take place.
Arrival & Dismissal
Tom Baines School does not open its doors until 8:30 AM, when the office opens. Please do not send your child to school prior to 8:30 AM unless they have a band practice, sports team practice, or they have made prior arrangements to meet with a teacher. If students arrive before 8 am, they will be waiting outside and should be dressed in accordance to the weather conditions. After school, students are expected to vacate the school and its premises unless they are being supervised by a teacher. Once students leave the building, they will not be permitted back inside.
Visitors & Volunteers
Our school is a closed campus. All visitors and volunteers must report directly to the main office to sign-in and request permission from the school administration to be in the school. This process helps us know where you are in case of an emergency and allows staff and students to know you have signed-in with the office staff by wearing your volunteer/visitor badge.
In order to ensure school security, all exterior doors will be locked after school commences each day. Anyone who is not a student or school staff member is required to sign-in.
In the event that school safety and security is a concern administration has the right to complete searches of student lockers, student property or personal belongings at any time.