If your child is going to be absent or late, please call the school
office attendance line at 667-4828 and leave a message indicating the child's
name, teacher and reason for the absence. The attendance line is available 24
hours and allows parents to call the night before if their child is going to be
absent or tardy the following day. Children arriving late for school must report
to the office for a late slip.
Please contact the school office in advance or send a note to your child's
teacher should your child be required to leave school early for appointments,
etc. If it is necessary to take your child to an appointment during the school
day, please make arrangements to pick your child up at the school. Parents must
check in at the office and let us know you are picking up your child.
If you are picking up your child during recess or lunch hour please stop by
the office andhave your child paged to the office.
In the interest of maximizing learning time in the classroom and keeping
interruptions to a minimum, please make "hometime" arrangements (including
school pickup times, play dates, appointments, and other arrangements) with your
child(ren) before they leave for school in the morning.
Please write a note in their agenda if you are varying from routine so that
the teacher is aware of what is required at the end of the day, whether they are
to go home with someone else, or to wait in the office to be picked up. This
will help eliminate confusion for the student and the staff, and will be more
efficient for everyone.
Should a child become injured or ill in school, we will place a call to their
parent or guardian or to the emergency contact designated on the information
form filled out each September. PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL OFFICE OF ANY CHANGES
TO YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR WORK NUMBER. It is important that the form be
correct and current. AN EMERGENCY CONTACT MUST BE PROVIDED.
If we are unable to reach a parent/guardian or the emergency contact and the
illness or injury is serious, the principal or principal designate will take the
child to the hospital or accompany them there by ambulance.
Discipline is based on schoolwide positive behavior. School staff will be
responsible for teaching and monitoring behavioural expectations established in
the school division's Code of Conduct.
Current technology is used as an integral part of all school curricula to
enhance the reading, writing, thinking and communication skills needed for
Prince Edward is involved in professional development activities considered
priorities by our school division. Parent-teacher conferences, report card
preparation and administration days are also designated by the school. Our
newsletter and website are used to inform parents of these dates.
Questions about transportation should be directed to the RETSD Transportation
department at 669-0202.
Many out-of-school excursions take place throughout the year. A notice
indicating the destination, length of visit, and mode of transportation will be
sent home. The participation of all students in these field trips is strongly
encouraged. All field trips require the signed consent on the RETSD Field Trip Consent
Some students may wish to bring their bicycles to school; however, there are
several reasons why we encourage students to leave their bikes at home:
- The danger associated with riding a bike in high traffic areas around the
- The school cannot be responsible for any damage or loss.
However, bike racks are available for those children who need to ride their
bikes to school because of the distance required to travel. The following
expectations are in place to ensure safety:
- Children are encouraged to wear helmets when riding their bikes.
- Children must walk their bike when on the school grounds, and must walk
their bide in front of the school building on the sidewalk.
- Children must dismount and walk their bikes across the intersections that
- Bikes should be secured with locks.
Please note that skateboards are not permitted at Prince Edward School during
regular school hours.
An amazing amount of clothing and equipment is left in the school and never
claimed. It is kept in the lost and found box until the end of June. At this
time we donate the lost items to Goodwill. Should your child lose something,
please remind them to check the box outside of the Brazier Street Nursery