- Arrive at bus stop 5 minutes before pick-up time.
- Line-up in single file to board bus.
- Board bus and take assigned seat promptly.
- Remain seated while bus is moving. Don’t put windows down more than halfway and keep all body parts inside bus.
- Don’t eat, drink or chew gum on bus.
- Speak quietly and politely with others. Don’t talk to driver when bus is moving.
- Leave bus in an orderly manner.
- Obey bus driver’s directions for crossing road.
- Carry all belongings in a bag/ backpack /knapsack.
- Keep bus clean and free from damage.
Inclement Weather Cancellations
The transportation department for Trillium Lakelands (Victoria County only), will be contacting the following radio stations for Snow Day Cancellations:
- BOB – 91.9 FM
- The Wolf – 101.5 FM
- CBC – 98.7 FM
- Country 105 – 105.1 FM
- EZ ROCK – 105.9 FM
These radio announcements are usually made by 6:30 a.m. Please access your radio, if at all possible, rather than phoning the school. If buses run in the morning and inclement weather ensues, in most cases, students will remain at the school until regular dismissal time. If buses are going to be delayed, please listen to the Lindsay and/or Peterborough radio stations listed above for information about our school. Individual contact will not be made due to the impossibility of reaching every parent. If the buses are cancelled in the morning due to inclement weather they will not do their run in the afternoon; therefore, if you bring a child to school on a day when buses are cancelled, you will need to make arrangements to have your child picked up at the end of the day.
Children should wait on one side of the road until their bus arrives. Parental supervision until the bus arrives is encouraged for safety reasons and is the responsibility of parents.
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
As you may be aware, head lice seem to be a perennial problem in most schools. By joining together to do everything that is reasonable, parents, school personnel, and health professionals can effectively control this nuisance. When routine monthly screening takes place in the classrooms, the incidence of infestation is greatly reduced.
Our objective this year is to continue the thorough screening on a monthly basis whenever possible and to do follow-up screenings more frequently in those classrooms where cases are identified until such time as they are free. It is strongly recommended that parents assist in checking for pediculosis on a weekly basis at home as an effective method of keeping this public nuisance under control. If you discover an infestation, please inform the school so that the classroom involved can be checked at the school as soon as possible. In turn, you will be informed of any cases in your child’s class so that you can keep a more careful watch at home.
In the screening process, if your child is identified as having head lice or eggs (nits) in the hair, he/she will be immediately excluded from class. School personnel will contact you to take your child home for treatment. The school will provide information re: proper treatment, method of inspection, etc. If your child has been excluded, please accompany your child directly to the office upon returning to school. Children will not be readmitted to class until their hair is checked and found to be free from nits. Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Our goal is to have sufficient volunteers to come into classrooms. If you are free and willing to help with this program, kindly indicate this on the Parent Volunteer Form attached to this handbook. A training session will be conducted by the Pediculosis Officer for the Trillium Lakelands Board of Education for all parents volunteering to assist in this program.