Upon entering the building visitors are required to report to the office. During school hours all exterior doors are locked to help ensure safety for all inside the building. Our front door has a door bell for visitors to enter.
Only students registered at Holy Spirit Catholic School are allowed on school property or at school sponsored events without prior authorization. Holy Spirit students are encouraged to be courteous to visitors and should provide them with assistance, if requested.
Our school operates a child check program each morning and again at noon hour. It is very important for you to use School Messenger or phone the school (780-416-9526) to indicate that your child will not be attending or will be late to school on a given day. We will phone the parents of any child who has not been accounted for. By having you notify the school, it saves our secretary a great deal of time but, more importantly, it allows us to account for each child almost immediately. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Sign In / Sign Out Procedures
If your child arrives late (due to an appointment, etc.) they must inform the office. If you need to come to the school to pick up your child for an appointment during the day the parent or supervising adult must come in to the office to sign the child out and then sign them back in when you return to the school.
Bike / Skateboard Safety
Students are reminded not to ride their bikes on the bus pad, as this is very unsafe. Also, we wish to remind all students to observe safety rules when riding their bikes on the road. When we dismiss with Lakeland Ridge School there are many students on their way home at the same time and we all need to observe safe practices with our bikes and skateboards.
Administration of Medication
Please be advised that, according to school board policy, we are not allowed to administer any non-prescription drugs to students. We can only administer prescription drugs when you, the parent, have filled in the "Administration of Medication/Medical Treatment to Student Approval Form" and the "Student Focused Medication Management Plan" that are available from our office. In addition, if your child suffers from Asthma/Allergies/Diabetes or has a Life-Threatening medical condition there are special forms that must also be completed annually. Please pick these up from the office or call to have them sent home with your child.
We are a Nut Aware School
As we have a number of students who have severe life-threatening allergies to nut products, we ask all students not to bring nuts, nut products or items that contain nut products to school at any time. Our staff will provide educational programming to our students to educate them regarding other alternative products that may be brought to school. We remind all families that this measure is taken to ensure the safety of our students and we thank you for your cooperation in this regard.