It is important that parents and guardians telephone the school when your child is absent that day. If you know that your child will be absent for a doctor's appointment or another reason, please phone the Office instead of sending a note to the teacher. When picking up your child during the school day, please use the front door (Dundas St.). The other doors will be locked as part of our plan to keep our students safe. Remember to use our sign-in / sign-out book. Please do not go to the classroom to get your child. Lilian will call the child
to the Office.
The Office is an extremely busy place between 3 - 3:35 p.m. We appreciate that occasionaly last minute family schedule changes happen and pick-ups are needed close to bell. Whenever possible, please try to avoid picking your child up between 3:15 and 3:35 as we are preparing for bus children at that time and this will help us to focus on making sure these children return home safely.
Attendance - Students need to be at school to learn. We have arranged for a Balanced Instructional Day in an effort to maximize the instructional time we have with students. Announcements will take place after the first nutrition break so there is no lag in beginning our instructional day. For that reason it is essential that students arrive on time prepared to begin class. When students need picking up, please consider doing this just before or right after one of our Break times so that we do not have to interrupt classroom instruction.
Thank you so much for working with us to support your child's learning time at Rideau.