School Hours:

Supervision Begins - 8:45 am

School Starts - 9:00 am

Nutrition Break 1 - 10:40 - 11:20

Nutrition Break 2 - 1:00 - 1:50

Dismissal - 3:30 pm

Supervision Ends - 3:45 pm


Safe and Secure Learning Environment

At EGPS, we work diligently to maintain a safe & secure learning environment for our students. Using Collaborative Problem Solving and while respecting differences we work to make all students feel welcome and included.


Parking Lot Reminder

We encourage all students to walk or ride bikes or scooters to school! As GPS continues to grow, we have limited parking spots for staff.  It is for this reason that we continue to ask parents to park on one of the neighbouring side streets when dropping off or picking up children from school.  Please be respectful of staff on supervision who are looking out for everyone's best interests.  The front area is for buses only before and after school. This is a reminder that cars are not to be parked in the Kiss and Ride lane in order to maintain the flow of traffic forward, where visibility of small children is better. Cars backing up to move around parked cars presents a hazard. Our wonderful crossing guard will make sure everyone crosses safely at the round about.


Visitors

We kindly ask all parents/visitors to please respect our safe entry process and sign in at the main office upon entry into our school. Parents must use the main office as a pick up and drop off point for students during school hours, and not go directly to classrooms. If picking up your child prior to dismissal, we ask that this be done prior to 3:30 p.m. as end of day procedures do not permit us to to page students after this time.  Visitor badges must be worn by all parents/visitors at all times when volunteering in the school. We thank everyone for supporting our safe entry process at Gardiner Public School.


Morning Supervision

This is a reminder that no students should be arriving prior to 8:45 a.m., when our supervision begins.  


Bussed Students

Our buses continue to use our front parking lot bus loop for drop-off and pick-up.  In the morning, students are dropped off at the front entrance. Students are asked to go to the back of the school from the left side.  Kindergarten students enter into the fenced area, and grade 1-8 students go to the back. Grades 1 to 4 students line up at the door and Grades 5 to 8 have free entry at 9:00 when the bell rings.


Student Pickup

The front entrance area is not a designated pickup area for students who are picked up at the end of the day.  Students are not permitted to wait in the front hall for pick up.  This is a very busy time of day for staff and students, and parents must not be walking their child(ren) through this area while buses are picking up students. If parents are picking up children at regular dismissal time, you are reminded that student pickup is at the back of the school where teacher supervision ensures student safety.  All students who are walking home or being picked up will exit via the back doors.


If picking up children throughout the day, we ask that you  come to the main office and wait there.  At your request, office staff will ensure your child is called to the office.