Students are expected to work hard and achieve according to their potential. They are expected to behave in a manner which shows respect for the rights and property of others, whether children or adults. They are expected to treat all other people the way they would like to be treated by them.
All children are expected to attend school every day. They should arrive on time for morning (before 7:50 A.M.) and afternoon (before 12:40 P.M.) classes unless they have a valid reason.
When arriving after the call-in bell has rung, all students must report to the office for a late slip before going to class.
In the interest of your child’s safety, please phone the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child is absent.
When returning to school following an absence, all students must bring a written note to their teacher explaining the valid reason and signed by their parent or guardian.
At Sinclair Laird, all students agree to behave in a courteous and respectful manner at all times, towards all adults and other students.
When a student has a problem, he or she should immediately speak to an adult (bus driver, teacher, lunch monitor, principal) who is looking after him or her.
If students do not fulfill their aforementioned responsibilities, there will be one or more consequences based on the severity of their actions:
Please co-operate with our school nurse, and help us keep our students healthy by taking note of the following policies and procedures:
Should your child have to take medication at school, it must come to the office in the original container with the doctor's instructions as well as a signed waiver form from you to enable us to administer it.
If there are too many children with lice at one time and we cannot get in touch with their parents in order to send them home, then the children will remain at school in the office and be given a letter. They should return to school the following day with their parents, as mentioned above.
Homework will be assigned regularly to students in grades 1 through 6 on a daily basis according to the following schedule:
As children work at different rates of speed, some students may have more homework if they also have daily class work to complete at home.
Lunch period begins at 11:55 A.M. and ends at 12:50 P.M. Lunch supervision is provided by monitors hired for this purpose.
Parents must pay an annual supervision fee, this fee is set every school year at the beginning of the year. Students who have not had their fees paid by September 3rd will be sent home for lunch. They will not be allowed to stay at school for the lunch period and should return to school at 12:40 P.M.
Formal report cards will be issued on three occasions and progress reports on one occasion each school year year.
As the need arises, teachers and the principal will be pleased to confer with parents. A note sent to the school requesting an interview will permit the selection of a convenient time and date.
Any parent wishing to speak to a teacher for any reason must see the principal first unless an appointment has been confirmed in advance.
All parents should report to the office before proceeding to the classroom even when appointments have been made.
Students are to come to school dressed in the school uniform, which is as follows:
Please have your child’s name on each piece of clothing. This applies to t-shirts, blouses, sweaters, jackets, boots, gloves, etc. When new articles are bought they should be marked before being worn to school. Our “Lost and Found” is over-flowing with unmarked clothes.
The school uniform is available at Quality Sport Ltd.
Contact person: Jean Boulanger 514-934-6099.
In the event of a total or partial shutdown of the system (schools/centers and or the E.M.S.B. building) due to inclement weather, adverse road conditions, or other emergency conditions, school closings will be broadcast in the morning on local radio and television stations, the school board website, Facebook and Twitter.