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Useful Information

School Hours
Entry 7:50 a.m.
Classes begin                 8:00 a.m.
Recess                    9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Lunch                         11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dismissal 2:20 p.m.
Bus Departure  2:30 p.m.
   

 

Transportation to School

LBPSB Transportation Services Website

The telephone number for Transportation Services at the Lester B. Pearson School Board is 514-422-3001

Bicycles: Bicycle helmets must be worn.

  • K-grade 3 students must be accompanied by a parent.

  • Grades 4 – 6 Can cycle unaccompanied.

  • All bikes must be walked onto school property.

  • Please lock bikes to the fence.

  • The school is not responsible for stolen bikes.

Skateboards, longboards, electric scooters/hover boards, roller blades/skates, are not permitted as transportation to school.​

 

Morning and Afternoon Routine

To help to ensure the safe arrival and departure of your child to and from school, please be sure to have a regular set routine for arriving and departing from school. Whether this be by bus, pick-up/drop-off or daycare, please develop and stick to this daily routine. You must notify your child’s teacher of the regular routine.

You can exceptionally change this routine by calling/sending an email before 12:15 to the main office or daycare office. Do not contact the teacher.

Main office: 514-798-0400 or  bbarrieau@lbpsb.qc.ca
Daycare office: 514-798-0444 or mhendler@lbpsb.qc.ca

Unforeseen emergencies are the exception.

Recess/Lunch/Daycare
  • All children are expected to spend their break (recess/lunch/daycare) outdoors.
  • Teachers may use this time for remediation for certain students, but not on a regular basis.
  • Staff may keep students inside when a child needs to be removed from the “social setting” for disciplinary reasons.
  • If your child is not well enough to go outdoors for a 15-minute recess break, then he/she is not well enough to attend school.  Exceptions will be made for students who are injured or under the orders of a medical doctor.
First Aid; Distribution of Medication; Severe Allergies

First Aid Pgs. 29-30; Distribution of medication pgs. 31-34; Severe Allergies pgs. 35-36

Please refer to the LBPSB safe and caring schools policy for complete information

  • Parents must be reachable in the event of an emergency. Please ensure your contact numbers are updated and we have contact numbers of friends and/or relatives if we are unable to reach you
  • Students with anaphylactic allergies must carry their EPIPEN on their person at all times
  • Head injuries are treated as follows:
    • Treatment with ice and observation
    • A sticker on the child’s clothing advising staff of the injury
    • A phone call home in severe cases
    • Keeping in mind that sometimes symptoms do not always present themselves until later in the day or
      evening.

The following guidelines can be helpful:

Communication

Open communication is important for all members of our Mount Pleasant School community. We have chosen to not have a paper agenda for communication. We will review the effectiveness of “paperless” agendas throughout the year.

  • Each teacher will set up a digital mode of communication between themselves, their students and their student’s parents. This will be explained to everyone at curriculum night.
  • Most of this communication is one way, giving you and your child information about assignments, deadlines, field trips and activities.
  • Should you wish to communicate with the teachers you can do this in the following ways:
    • Phone: Leave a message with the school secretary
    • Digital: Use the digital mode your child’s teacher has set up (i.e. email, Google Classroom, Class Dojo,Seesaw)
    • Write a note and ask your child to give it to the teacher

Taking the time to reflect before sending a message is a necessary ingredient to clear communication. Do not expect immediate responses. Teachers will verify messages once a day, and will normally respond within 24-48 hours (Monday to Friday between 7:00AM and 5:00PM).
If there is an emergency that requires immediate attention please call the school office during school hours.

Appropriate Clothing and Footwear

Clothing:

  • Students should wear clean and appropriate clothes for school.
  • Clothing with sayings, pictures or images offensive to any individual or group will not be permitted. Logos or images of anything alcohol or drug (legal or illegal) related, is not permitted.
  • During the winter, please ensure that your children are adequately dressed, we will go outside, even if only for a short period of time.
  • Revealing clothing is not appropriate for school, (i.e.: short shorts, tank tops, spaghetti straps, torn jeans, low riding pants, or anything else deemed inappropriate by the administration).
  • Face makeup is not permitted.
  • Jewelry: Please be conscious of safety when students wear jewellery, i.e. only earrings smaller than a quarter should be worn). The School will not be responsible for lost or stolen jewellery.

Footwear:

  • Students should have a pair of shoes or boots for outdoors, and a pair of shoes (preferably running shoes) for indoors (this helps to keep our classrooms clean).
  • Shoes with blinking lights are not permitted (they can induce seizures with vulnerable students and are very distracting). If you have already purchased these, please have your child use them as “outdoor” shoes.
  • Only sandals with straps, (no flip-flops), are permitted.

Physical education requirements:

  • T-shirt
  • Sports shorts
  • Running shoes with non-marking soles.
Head Lice

Please call the school if your child has lice so we can send out a letter discretely informing other parents to be diligent in checking their children’s heads.  In order to eradicate the problem, it is extremely important to remove all nits following treatment since it is very difficult to determine whether the nits are live or dead.  It is also recommended that children who have recently had head lice avoid carpooling, sleepovers, sharing hats, etc.  A pamphlet entitled “All there is to Know about Head Lice” will accompany the letter you receive regarding head lice.  Please keep it for future reference.  

Lengthy Absences

Regular attendance at school is an essential part of a child's development. Lengthy absences create gaps in learning, thus impeding the development of the whole child. Since the most meaningful school materials are the day-to-day classroom learning activities designed by the teacher, it is not possible for the teacher to provide a "homework package" over an extended vacation from school. It is advisable to plan your vacations to coincide with school holidays. Parents of students absent due to prolonged illness should make special arrangements with the classroom teacher.

Lost and Found

A very large number of children's items are lost each school year.  Missing items are usually left on the bus or in the classroom.  You may wish to check with the bus driver or in the “lost and found” (located at the Daycare entrance).  Please take the time to check “lost and found” when you attend school events.

Items clearly marked with your child’s name will be returned to their classroom.  Other unmarked or unclaimed items are regularly given to charity.  Your child's name should be marked on all items of clothing (including boots) since certain styles are common to many children and the chances of finding missing items are greatly enhanced if they can be identified.
 

Items not permitted at School
  • Knives, swords or any other item that looks like a weapon
  • Electronic devices (unless requested by a staff member)
  • Toys
  • Trading Cards
  • Shoes with rollers, or blinking lights
  • Money
  • The selling or trading of goods is not permitted
Posting Pictures of our Students

At the beginning of each school year we send home a consent form for parents to indicate if pictures of their children can be used in a variety of ways. We do not use pictures without parent’s consent. However, parents also take pictures of students at school events. Parents need to be aware that it violates the Quebec Civil Code to publish pictures/videos of students other than their own children on social media without the parent’s consent. Besides the legal implications, be aware that there may be cases where publishing another child’s picture can impact the safety and security of a child.

Technology

Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct and manners at all times. The use of technology to invade or threaten a person or their privacy or to disrupt the safe and secure learning environment will not be tolerated.

The Mount Pleasant Anti-Bullying/Anti-Violence Plan as well as the Mount Pleasant Student Code of Conduct apply to students at all times when using technology. 

Please refer to The Lester B Pearson School Board Digital Citizenship Program

Green Initiative
  • Single use water bottles and cutlery are not permitted.

School has installed “water bottle filler” water fountains & there is a set of reusable cutlery in each class

Vehicle Circulation Around the School

Between 7:30AM and 3:40PM the school parking lot is not to be used by parents.

Vehicle Drop-Off Zone:

  • There is only one lane of circulation, you cannot pass other cars.
  • Please advance all the way to end of the entrance, even if there are no cars in front of you.
  • Children should only exit/enter from the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Parents should remain in their vehicle.
  • If you are using this area for pick up at the end of the day, you cannot pass other cars.

Parking around the school:

  • Do not park within 10 meters of the school driveway. The buses require space to exit.
  • Park on one side of the street only.

The SQ and Hudson Public Security will assist in enforcing these regulations.