Ethel Milliken School Handbook

School Procedures

 

School Hours: 8:53 – 11:45 a.m. 12:45 – 3:37 p.m.

 

Playground supervisors are on site from 8:38 to 8:53 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 pm. Students should not arrive before those times as supervision is not provided. Supervision is provided at the 10:30 and 2:15 recess breaks.

 

Attendance/Absences/Lates:

 

Regular attendance is very important; however, if your child will be absent from school, please call the school (791-8489) to indicate your child’s absence or late arrival. If your child needs early dismissal for an appointment, etc. please send a signed and dated note. Parents will be contacted if the school has not been notified when a child is absent.

Please see the Board of Education calendars for dates of Professional development days and school holidays for the  school year.

 

 

Lunch Supervision

 

The Regina Public School Board Trustees  passed a policy which allows families within the school division to access their school lunch room program free of registration or daily costs. This decision is in keeping with the philosophy of equitable opportunities as outlined in Regina Public Schools Continuous Improvement Plan.

 

If your child is in Grade 1 to 8 and needs to stay for lunch, lunch room supervision is available to you. There will be no registration fee or daily charges for this program. Please recognize that this is not a drop in program. If you wish to access the lunch room program at any time during the school year a registration form must be completed prior to the student being allowed to attend. Pleae review and sign the Parent/Student agreement and Lunchroom Information with your child.

 

Whenever possible, students within walking distance from the school are encouraged to go home during the lunch break. The change from the school setting often makes for a restful break.

 

School Safety

 

With the assistance of our Resource Officer and other community agencies, Ethel Milliken School instructs students on safety in and around the school. We ask parents to also instruct their children about the proper use of sidewalks and crosswalks.  Please refer to our parking map for appropriate places to park/stop around the school.  For the saftey of our childfren, please DO NOT park in the handicapped or bus zones. 

 

 

Bus

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible while waiting for, or riding on the bus.

 

Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Roller blades

All of these are not to be used on school grounds. Students may use bicycles, scooters or rollerblades to get to and from school however they may not ride them on school grounds. Due to safety issues, skateboards are not allowed.

 

Ethel Milliken School does not accept responsibility for damaged or stolen

bicycles, scooters, or roller blades.

 

Leaving the School/School Grounds

For their safety, students may not leave the school premises during school hours without written parental permission. Bussed lunchroom students need parental permission to leave the lunch program.

 

 

Student Use of Telephone

 

Unnecessary calls by students are discouraged. However, if use of the phone is necessary, the student needs to explain the nature of the call to his/her classroom teacher before receiving a phone pass.

 

Extra Curricular Offerings

 

A variety of activities are conducted throughout the year. Activities include sports and clubs. All students are encouraged to participate. Activities may be held before school, at recess, at noon and/or after school. 

 

Dress

 

Appearance and dress is primarily the responsibility of the individual and his/her parents. However, the school reserves the right to ensure that clothing is not offensive, and appropriate for the school environment. Students are asked to:

 

Wear some kind of footwear in the school at all times.

Change footwear during inclement weather.

Remove outdoor wear (hats, jackets, hoods, etc.) when they enter the building.

 

Cell Phones

 

Cell phones should be kept in backpacks or lockers and must remain turned off during the school day  Parents with urgent messages may contact the office at 791-8489

 

 

Ethel Milliken School does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen

or damaged electronics ie: ipods, cell phones, etc.

 

 

Volunteers

 

Volunteers are an important part of our school. Each volunteer provides a unique opportunity to teach our students. If you would like to volunteer at Ethel Milliken please talk to your child’s teacher. All volunteers are required to have a Criminal Record Check search done at the Police Station and must complete a Board Policy form. Your criminal record check is valid from year to year If you volunteer in the school at least once per school year.

 

All parents who volunteer to drive students to a school activity are required to fill out an Automobile Driver Authorization form yearly. Forms are available at the school office or on our website.