|8:55 am||Bus arrival / Supervision available|
|9:10 am||Instruction begins|
|10:55 am||Instruction begins|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Supervision by lunch-time supervisors|
|1:30 pm||Instruction begins|
|3:30 pm||Classes end|
|3:40 pm||Buses leave school grounds|
Please make sure to call the school office prior to 9:00 a.m. to advise us of your child’s absence or late arrival. A voice mail service is on hand at all times of the day to leave messages. Should you not call, the school will be calling to verify your child’s absence. Please make every effort to avoid unnecessary phone calls on our behalf by using the system. WHEN CALLING TO REPORT YOUR CHILD'S LATE ARRIVAL OR ABSENCE PLEASE CALL: (514) 798-0777 (Junior Campus) Press 3 for “Attendance” mailbox.
If your child must leave during school hours for an appointment, please write a note to the teacher in your child’s agenda book. When picking your child up during school hours, please go to the office and your child will be called from class. Please do not go to your child's class. All children must be signed out in the "Log Book" in the office prior to their departure. If your child would normally attend Day Care that day, please make sure to mention it to the office. The message will in turn be passed onto the Day Care
Please use the school’s designated area for parents when
dropping-off or picking-up your child. Parents are not permitted
to go directly to the classrooms when picking-up their children.
Parents are asked to pick up children after school in the
kindergarten playground. A teacher will be on duty at that door.
Children being picked up at school by their parents must be met in the kindergarten yard; they will exit by the carpet room.
We expect you to pick up your child at the allotted times
whether after school or after field trips. Any time after these
will be considered to be day-care and the costs incurred will be
If your child arrives to school late in the morning - he/she must check in with the office prior to proceeding to his/her classroom. Below are the times that your children should be IN CLASS (not entering the building):
9:10 a.m. class begins (entry time: 8:55 a.m.).
Should schools be closed for the day, parents will be informed via phone through the school board’s messaging system. Parents will also be informed through a number of local radio and television stations, including:
800 AM CJAD
CBC Radio One
If the school is closed unexpectedly during the day, it is important that we have on file the name, phone number and address of the place your child is to go in such an emergency. A form will be sent home early in the year requesting that information.
In grades 1 and 2, the school agenda book is the place for teachers and parents to communicate with each other. Please check your child's agenda on a regular basis to see that he or she is writing down homework and getting notes signed.
Do not park your vehicle in the parking lot at the front of the school. It is reserved for school staff. All VOLUNTEERS and VISITORS are asked to park in the “VISITORS” parking lot (to your right when entering the school parking lot). Please respect the NO Parking sign in the horseshoe drive. This area is used for buses at entry and dismissal time. The Kiss and Drop on Chanterel Street must be used only to drop off your child. Please DO NOT PARK in this area.
Parents are reminded that the children are outside throughout the year. They may be waiting for the school bus, out at recess or during the lunch period and need appropriate clothing for the weather. If it is raining or exceptionally cold, the children will remain indoors.
Each child is required to have in school at all times a pair of
“indoor shoes”. These shoes are to be worn inside the school
only. When children go outdoors, they are to change their shoes
before going out and when coming back inside.
All students receive Physical Education in our school. They are required to wear shorts, running shoes and a red Forest Hill T-shirt. The Home & School has Forest Hill T-shirts for sale.
Children should not bring toys or other items to school that
could be lost or stolen. This applies to electronics games,
radios, Walkmans, MP3s, iPods and cell phones. Such items may
not be taken into the classroom or be used on the playground.
Please leave them at home. The school cannot take responsibility
for the loss of valuables. Money brought to school for field
trips, etc. is collected immediately each morning by the teacher
when the children arrive in class.
It is preferable that all money forwarded to school for field trips or fundraising sent in the form of a cheque.
In every school, illness is an everyday occurrence. Usually it
is easily dealt with by a period of rest, relaxation, warm
compresses, etc. This, nearly, always, deals with the situation
in a satisfactory manner. However, some medical conditions
require that medications be give on a regular basis.
Therefore, if a child needs to take medicine at school, certain procedures must be followed before we can accept the responsibility that these medications be kept and administered in school.
- The medicine must come in its original container with the pharmacist’s label and the dosage to be administered.
- The doctor’s authorization will also be acceptable.
- Parents/Guardians must complete the form “Authorization to administer Medication” found in this document.
- Please send only one container per child. For hygiene reasons and to avoid errors, we cannot, for example, have two children using the same inhaler.
- All medication with an expired date will be returned home. It is the parent’s responsibility to renew all prescriptions.
If possible, ask your doctor to prescribe antibiotic medication
at 8 or 12 hour intervals to cut down on the amount taken at
school. If this is not possible, ask the pharmacist to supply
the medication in two containers, one for school and one for
As soon as there is a change in your child’s medical condition, please advise us.
An increasing number of our students have allergies, some are highly allergic. Forest Hill is a NUT CONTROLLED SCHOOL. (This includes peanut butter, peanuts and other food made with peanuts).
In classes with highly allergic students, an extra letter with specific instructions about which foods to avoid will be sent home in the school opening package.
Children can be anywhere in the building at any given time (phys ed, music, computer room, outdoors, etc.) For these reasons, children with EpiPens are strongly encouraged to carry them around their waist at all times.
Information is available regarding the purchase of “Epi Belts” from the school nurse.