School News

Student pick ups/drop offs

posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:24 PM by Michael Courtemanche   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:24 PM ]

Important information re: student pick ups/drop offs:  We understand that unexpected and/or emergency circumstances arise where your child needs to be picked up during the school hours. For all other circumstances, we ask that you please send your child(ren) with a note or contact the teacher ahead of time to request the dismissal.  We are noticing a number of interruptions during instructional time to call a student out of class. This is very disruptive to the learning and we are trying to minimize this. Our office is very busy and we appreciate your help in limiting calls/requests for pick ups. Also, when dropping your child off, please say your good-bye at the office.  If necessary, a staff member will walk your child to class. We are trying to limit the number of interruptions in the school day. Thank you!

Safety Reminders

posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:23 PM by Michael Courtemanche

Parking lot/road safety:  This is a reminder that the parking lot is for staff members only.  We have noticed an increase in cars dropping off/waiting in the fire lane by the side door - this is not a safe place to drop off or pick up students and it is also illegal.  We ask that you make arrangements with your child to pick them up out front or on a neighbouring side street.  Please remember to follow the City and school safety signage.  Please do not park on neighbour’s driveways, block fire hydrants and/or driveways.  Bylaw enforcement will continue to monitor the area.

End of day:  Students and families are reminded that after school supervision ends at 3:35pm and students should be leaving the property for home, after school care, etc. at the end of the day.  

Bikes/Scooters:  We are pleased to see students continuing to use their bikes/scooters to commute to and from school in a healthy and active way.  Please ensure bikes/scooters are locked outside and helmets (required by law - see below) can be kept in backpacks during the day.  

Reminders

posted Feb 21, 2018, 11:42 AM by Michael Courtemanche

Inclement Weather Reminders:
When bus transportation is cancelled, it is cancelled for the entire day. Parents who bring their children to school when buses are cancelled, must make arrangements to pick them up at dismissal time.  

When buses are cancelled, all before and after school activities/clubs/meetings are also cancelled.  Please check the Board website or local radio/TV for information re: transportation when there is inclement weather.  

Please remember that parents/guardians who keep their child(ren) at home when schools are open, are required to report this absence before the school day starts. 

The YMCA before and after school care at Pineland is open when the school is open.  For private before/after school care providers, parents/guardians will need to confirm with the provider regarding inclement weather procedures.


Safety Reminders:
Please remember to use care and caution when driving in the neighbourhood during arrival and dismissals times. The parking lot is for staff only and parents/guardians should not be using this area as a pick up or drop off location. We have noticed an increase in people waiting/dropping off in the fire lane - this is not safe and it is illegal. We remind you to make arrangements with your child(ren) and drop off/pick up on a neighbouring street. We have had complaints from neighbours about cars blocking driveways and fire hydrants - please help us be good neighbours by respecting the City of Burlington and school safety signage.

If you are taking your child to the YMCA before school care, we ask that you please use caution when driving in the parking lot and drive slowly.

Thank you for your support in keeping our students, families and community members safe.

Cell Phones

posted Nov 1, 2017, 11:27 AM by Michael Courtemanche   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 5:44 PM ]

We continue to remind students to follow the Pineland Tech Agreement and Norms. Students are not to have their cell phones out in class, in the hallway or during breaks. Cell phones should be turned off and locked in a locker during the school day unless the teacher has asked the student to use it for a period for instructional purposes. Students are able to use the office phone when needed. 

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