School Hours :
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the start and end time of the school day?
A. The school day begins at 8:40 am and dismissal is at 3:10 pm. There are two nutrition breaks during the school day.
Q. Will the grade six, seven and eight classes have rotary?
A. Yes, the grade six, seven and eight classes will have rotary for most of their subjects.
Q. What does the Balanced School Day look like?
A. The first class in the morning starts at 8:40 a.m. There are two 50-minutes classes before the first nutrition/activity break from 10:20 until 11:00. Students are in class again from 11:00 until 12:40 with a second nutrition/activity break from 12:40 until 1:30. This 2nd break will be the only time that students are allowed to go home for "lunch". Students then return to class from 1:30 until 3:10 when the end of day bell rings.
Q. What type of snack should I send in for the afternoon nutritional break?
A. In the morning, for a small fee, the school offers a milk to go with the food that children eat at first break. This is a voluntary program. In the afternoon, students should have a drink from home along with their food. Most children will want to divide their lunch into 2 portions, one for the morning break and one for the afternoon. Re-sealable containers will let your child eat as much as they want at each break.
Remember that our school is a nut-free zone, since we have several students with life-threatening nut allergies.
Q. How many students will attend Chris Hadfield School?
A. We have approximately 830 students enrolled currently. The largest group of students will be our Primary children.
Q. Will my child be bussed to school?
A. Almost every child attending Chris Hadfield Public School is within walking distance. The only children being bussed are students with special needs. If you choose to drive your child to school, please use the "kiss and ride" drop-off, which will be clearly marked and separate from the bus area.
Q. When is Picture Day?
A. Watch for announcements on our website or messages through Synervoice.
Q. What technology would my child be using at the school?
A. The children will have access to a variety of technology. Intermediate students can also participate in the "Bring IT" program.
Q. What efforts will Chris Hadfield School make to be environmentally friendly?
A. We are a Ontario Platinum Eco-School. All of our children will be encouraged to respect our community by not littering and by using recyclable containers to avoid creating garbage. Our school will also be involved in a printer cartridge recycling program to reduce landfill and save oil. (It will also help generate money for our students!) Also, our newsletter is available on this website, a paper copy of which will only go home by request.
Q. Where can I park my car to drop off and pick up my child?
A. "Kiss and Ride" areas will be clearly marked, separate from the bus drop-off areas. Please do not park in the parking lot unless you are coming into the school to pick up or drop off your child, or spending time with us for meetings or to volunteer. Also, please do not park in the bus lanes in front of the school, this is a "no parking" zone.
Q. Where will crossing guards be located?
A: There will be a crossing guard at the intersection of Main Street and Pearson Drive and also at the intersection of Woodward, Dixon and Matheson right at the school corner.