Student Agenda

Four male students sitting on a rock outside

Welcome to another great school year at St. Isaac Jogues! It is with great enthusiasm and hope that we welcome everyone in the community, as we look forward to serving you based on the guiding pillars of our board: Excellence, Equity and Evangelization. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year is “Hope”. In addition to focusing on the Catholic Graduate Expectations and the Virtues, we will be encouraging everyone at our school to share their talents and time in service to each other at school, and to the community, to spread the joy of the Gospel. 

The School - Parish - Home triad is the crucial determinant in the achievement and well-being of each student. This agenda is a great tool in keeping the line of communication open between teachers and parents/guardians. We highly recommend you encourage your child/children to use this agenda on a regular basis. This agenda also contains pertinent information about the Code of Conduct and other policies of the Board. Please take time to review the information with your child/children and sign the required pages. 

We hope to nurture, support, and inspire students on their road to becoming compassionate, confident and responsible Catholic graduates. We look forward to working in partnership with you for a successful school year!

Yours in faith,

Mrs. V. Cappcuccitti, Principal and
Mrs. K. Frederick, Vice-Principal

Agenda

Below is our school agenda. Please review this information with your child.

Mission Statement
We are called to celebrate and nurture the God-given talents of each student as we serve with excellence in the light of Christ. 
School Prayer 
God our Father, watch over us at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School. Help us to use our special gifts to grow in knowledge, and make our school a place where peace, love, caring and friendship can be seen and felt in all of our words and actions. Help us to be faithful followers of Jesus and good examples to others. Amen.
School's Hours 

Our school's hours are:

9:00 a.m. - Entrance Bell
10:25 a.m. - Morning Recess
11:45 a.m. - Lunch Recess
12:25 p.m. - Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Return Bell
2:10 p.m. - Afternoon Recess
3:30 p.m. - Dismissal

Students are expected to arrive on time.

Supervision in the morning begins at 8:45 AM – please do not leave students unattended at any time before supervision begins.

For all students’ safety, students are expected to leave school property promptly at 3:30 PM, as there is no supervision after this time. 

Childcare Information 

We are proud to partner with YMCA Centre to provide Before and After School childcare.

If you are interested in obtaining childcare, please contact:

Pickering St. Isaac Jogues YMCA Centre
1166 Finch Avenue
Pickering, ON  L1V 1J6
Tel: 289-923-8259
Email: St.Isaac.JoguesStaff@ymcagta.org

Childcare and Family Support - School Age Program available for children age 4 to 12 years old.
Hours: 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. (Before and After School)

Parish Information 

St. Isaac Joges Catholic Church
1148 Finch Ave.
Pickering, ON L1V 1J6
Tel: 905-831-3353
Fax: 905-420-6335

Pastor: Father Marc-André Campbell
Associate Pastor: Father Tom Kluger

Weekend Masses

Mass is available on the following days and times:

Saturday 8:30 a.m. and Saturday Vigil at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and Sunday Evening at 7:00 p.m.

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations and Catholic Virtues Celebrated Monthly 

Month      Catholic Graduate Expectation   Catholic Virtue or Theme

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

A Collaborative Contributor

A Discerning Believer

A Reflective, Creative & Holistic Thinker

Hope (Advent)

A Self-Directed, Responsible Life-long Learner

A Caring Family Member

Temperance (Lent)

Prudence (Easter)

A Responsible Citizen

An Effective Communicator

Building Community

Faith


Justice


Hope

Fortitude


Love

Self Control

Prudence


Service

Celebrating Our Gifts and Talents

Kiss and Ride (Safety over Convenience) 

Parents/guardians who are dropping off their children at school are used to use the Kiss n Ride loop for drop off and pick up (at the back of the Church). At the present time, we have a large number of buses that drop off and pick up students. Please park in a designated parking spot at the school or back of the church if you are visiting the school for an appointment. Do not park your vehicle along the sides of the driveways as these are fire routes. Supervision outside takes place from 8:45 to 9:00 AM. We encourage you to try to arrive before 8:50 AM to avoid peak traffic times. Students should be dropped off in the Drop off Zone that is clearly marked with pylons in the Kiss and Ride area, NOT in the staff parking lot in the front of the school. 

For pick up in the afternoons, we ask that you encourage your child to make his/her way to the pick-up area immediately upon dismissal to reduce the amount of wait time and keep the flow of Kiss and Ride moving along. It is unsafe for students to be picked up in the parking lot or in the bus lane. Students found waiting in this area will be directed to the Kiss n Ride loop. We are always trying to find ways to improve Kiss n Ride, but it involves a full partnership of staff, parents, guardians and students. The school will always side with ‘safety’ over ‘convenience.’

 
Signing Your Child In and Out of School  

The safety of our students is of utmost importance. Along with our regular attendance procedures, students are required to be signed in and out of the school during the regular school day, if they are coming or going outside of the regular entry and dismissal times. To help facilitate this process, we ask that you record any scheduled appointments in your child’s agenda so that classroom educators will be aware and send students down to the office at the required time. 

 
Bicycle & Skateboard Safety 

Students may ride their bicycles or skateboards to school with their parent/guardian’s permission. It is required by law that helmets are worn, and this is the expectation for all students who choose to ride their bicycle or skateboard. Once on school property, students must walk for the safety of themselves and others. Bicycles can be locked along the intermediate fence, and skateboards should be dropped off in the office until the end of the day.

 
Lunch Hour Routines

The lunch hour is from 11:45 AM until 12:45 PM. Students will enjoy a recess break outside (weather permitting) from 11:45 until 12:25 and then eat their lunch from 12:25-12:45 PM inside. (This may alter on Tuesdays due to pizza delivery) For your convenience, there is a lunch drop off table in the front foyer where you can leave your child’s lunch with his/her name clearly labeled. The privilege of going out for lunch is reserved for intermediate students only (Grades 7 and 8). Intermediate students leaving school property for lunch must have a dated and signed note, for each occasion, indicating that they have parent or guardian permission to leave school property during the lunch hour. Students will not be allowed to call home to make arrangements and verbal permission will not be accepted. Students are expected to be back on time for the start of class by 12:45 PM. 

 
Parent Volunteers in the School and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks  

Parent volunteers are welcome and are a vital part of our school community. Volunteers provide valuable assistance in classrooms, during school trips, and support special programs and events in the school. If you are interested in volunteering in the school, a Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required. Once completed, the documentation is good for one year from the date of issue. A letter is available at the office to reduce the cost of this service. 

 
Catholic School Council 

The purpose of the Catholic School Council is to advise administration on matters set out by the Ministry of Education and the Durham Catholic District School Board. The CSC is composed of parent representatives, the principal, vice-principal, teaching and non-teaching representatives, a parish representative and a community representative. Elections will be held during the first meeting in September and meeting dates will be posted on our website. All parents and guardians are always welcome!

 
Anaphylaxis Alert

Anaphylaxis is a serious and rapid allergic reaction which can be LIFE THREATENING. Foods are amongst the most common causes of an allergic reaction, but medications, shellfish, eggs and milk, insect stings, latex and exercise can also cause a reaction. Several students in our school have an anaphylactic allergy to various allergens. To help ensure their safety, nuts and products containing nuts are not permitted in the school. Anaphylaxis can occur quickly and has a variety of symptoms, including hives, swelling and difficulty breathing, which makes it a potentially life-threatening condition. 

In order to help protect our students at risk for anaphylaxis, St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School has implemented a “Nut Aware” policy, which states that no peanuts or nuts are permitted into the school. This applies to snacks, lunches, and any food items brought in for school events (e.g., holiday celebrations, birthdays, special celebrations). This policy also applies to products which have a “May contain peanuts/nuts” warning on the label. There are other students at risk for anaphylaxis in our classrooms who are allergic to other food items or allergens. We strive to help minimize the risk for all children in our school.

As per DCDSB policy, all anaphylactic students MUST have an Individual Student Plan, which is to be completed by parents and sent to office by the end of the first week of school.

 
Medical Concerns and Oral Medications

Parents must notify the school of any exceptional health conditions and the accompanying requirements. Important health information must also be included on the Student Information Forms. If your child has any health conditions or medical requirements, please inform the office and complete the appropriate information and consent forms. Where a student must have medication during school hours, consent forms must be completed prior and filed in the office. In all cases, oral medications will be kept and locked in the office.

 
Asthma Medication and Ryan’s Law 

Ryan's Law, is legislation that supports the well-being of students with Asthma in Ontario schools. If your child has asthma, you will be required to complete the “Administration of Oral Medication” form. This form provides specific details and instructions on the administration of the required medication for your child and gives parental consent to store and administer this medication at school. In addition to required medication kept in case of emergency in the office, it is the expectation that your child carry his/her asthma medication, on him/her self, at all times. You are welcome and encouraged to provide a fanny pack or pouch to facilitate your child carrying their asthma inhaler when at school. Permission will need to be renewed each school year, along with any updates to your child’s medical information.

 
Dress Code 

Health, safety and modesty forms the basis of our dress code policy which will be enforced on a daily basis.

Students are expected to:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather;
  • Wear hats and sunscreen in warmer weather; 
  • Wear appropriate attire that demonstrates modesty and respect for others; 
  • Wear shorts, skirts and dresses that are appropriate in length (no higher than tips of fingers with arms at
        sides);
  • Wear tops, shirts and dresses that cover the shoulders and midriff, even when arms are raised overhead
        (three-finger rule for tank tops); 
  • Wear tops and shirts that do not have objectionable logos/messages; 
  • Wear pants that reach the waist; and
  • To have a separate pair of non-marking running shoes for physical education class which can be used as
        indoor shoes during class time.  

All Dress Code infractions will be addressed with discretion and respect.

 
Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) 
 

Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS)

Office: (905) 666-6295 or 1 (800) 240-6943

Automated Telephone Line: (905) 666-6979 or 1 (866) 908-6578

Website: www.dsts.on.ca

Cancellations Due to Weather Conditions: 

  • Transportation services cancelled in the morning are cancelled for the entire day 
  • Where transportation is cancelled, parents are responsible for transportation to and from school 
  • Cancellations will be communicated to school communities beginning at 7:00 AM or earlier 
  • Radio stations include 680 AM and CHFI (98.1); television stations include Global and City TV
Code of Conduct 
Click here to read the Code of Conduct

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

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