Safe Arrivals Program
The school doors open at 8:45 am. Please use the playground doors for entry. Classroom program begins at all grade levels at 8:50 am.
Nursery School: Each child to be signed in by the adult or older sibling accompanying the child.
Primary and Junior School: There will be supervision in the yard from 8:30 am to 8:45 am. The doors open at 8:45 am. For reasons of safety and organization, children and their families enter the building through the playground doors only and not through the front door of the Institute. Children who arrive after 8:50 am report to the school office before entering the classroom.
The Safe Arrivals program depends on daily communication with parents about absences. Please telephone the school (416-934-4517) to report the reason for your child's absence.
If a child has not arrived at school by 9:15 a.m. it is reported to the school office administrator, Nancy Boudreau. Nancy will telephone home if she has not heard from the parents.
When the children are dismissed, it is expected that they will be picked up or leave the premises promptly. There is a licensed Daycare available for Nursery School to Grade 6 pupils.
The only children supervised in the playground after school hours are the children who are registered and enrolled in this program. Parents and caregivers are asked to vacate the yard to accommodate the Daycare program. For registration information call Anne Marie Lopez at 416-934-4514. Nursery school and JK are signed out to a specified adult.
The school doors open at 8:45 a.m. each day. Children are considered to be on time if they are in the classroom by 8:50 a.m. Children are late if they arrive in the classroom after 8:50 a.m. This arrivals policy applies to all Jackman ICS students in JK to Grade 6. There is supervision on the playground from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. The playground doors are locked at 8:50 a.m. and all children who arrive after this time will need a "I've arrived" pass to enter the classroom.
These passes are available from the Christine, our Front Receptionist or from Nancy Boudreau, the School Office Administrator. Children are asked to enter the class quietly and to respect the fact that the class has begun and will need to continue without interruption. The "I've Arrived" passes are presented to the teacher on entry.
The most serious consequence of lateness is borne by the child. Arriving late means that instructions are missed, groupings have been established, and learning is already taking place. A disconnection with the program of the class is a costly result of lateness.
All late arrivals will be recorded on report cards which follow the child throughout the school years.
Parents and children will be contacted by the school principal should a pattern of lateness occur and meetings with the principal and teachers may be required. Teachers require that work which has been missed be done during the recess periods.
Educational research points out a connection between lateness in the early years of a child’s schooling and frequent absence in later years. The admissions departments of public and private schools take note of a child’s record of lateness. It is the expectation of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study that patterns of lateness will not remain unresolved.