Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School!
We C.A.R.E.: Catholic Commmunity, Acceptance, Respect, Excellence.
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Morning Arrival: Supervision begins at 8:30 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Attendance Line 905-826-4422
Absences - Please telephone the school and
inform of your child(ren)'s absence at the number below. Our answering service
is available 24 hours a day, and messages are regularly picked up between 8:00
a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. When leaving a message please provide your child(ren)'s
name(s), grade(s) and the name of their teacher(s) and the date of your
child(ren)'s return to school.
Lates - Students, who are late, must first report
to the Office and receive a Late Slip before proceeding to class. This applies
in the morning, and, should the student leave the school, at Lunch. If you know
your child(ren) will be late, you may leave a message at the number
Bus Lane and Kiss and Ride
Please do not park your car or
leave your car unattended in the Bus Loading Lane or the Kiss and Ride Lane. In order to ensure your child's safety, they are to enter and exit the car from the passenger side. The leftmost lane is a Drive Through Lane only.
Remember that we are an Idle Free school. Support our Dads Against Dirty Air initiative (DADA Canada) and turn off your ignition while you wait.
St. Joseph Hot Weather Plan
Heat Stress is the overloading of the body's cooling system. Working or playing when it is hot puts stress on your body's cooling system. When heat is combined with other stresses, such as hard physical work, loss of fluids, fatigue or some medical conditions it may lead to heat related illness.
Students are encouraged to wear light coloured clothing, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
St. Joseph with monitor the weather through Environment Canada and will follow the Heat Warning guidelines as issued by the Region of Peel's Medical Officer of Heath. As per Board guidelines, hot weather procedures will be reviewed with staff and our Hot Weather Plan will be implemented.
St. Joseph's Hot Weather Plan includes:
Ensure staff members are aware of the Hot Weather Plan
Monitor the local weather and humidex
Ensure that all staff monitor students for signs of heat stress
Encourage the extra drinking of water and water breaks throughout the day, including during recess and outdoor play
Limit or reschedule activities taking place in the gym as it is not air conditioned
Modify or implement indoor recesses as per board guidelines to allow students to stay inside the air conditioned building
PEEL REGION TIPS FOR HOT DAYS:
Drink lots of plain cool water before you feel thirsty
Stay cool and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place
Wear a wide brimmed hat, UV protective sunglasses, and loose-fitting long shirts and pants.
Stay in the shade whenever possible
Reschedule or plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day
Call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness
If you feel faint, have difficulty breathing or feel confused and disoriented because of the heat, call your doctor. In an emergency, call 911.
For more information on how to protect your health during the heat, visit the Peel Region HEAT web site or review the various GUIDELINES which outline steps to help prevent heat-related illnesses.