Phone: 519-895-1716

Before & After School Yard Policy at St. Kateri CES

September 25, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This letter is to inform or remind parents of our school yard (blacktop and field at the back of the school) policy before and after school.  In keeping with past practice, which is aligned with the Ontario’s Safe Schools Act, we are asking that only students and staff members be on the school yard from 8:10 – 8:25 a.m.  In other words, if you walk or drive your child to school, we ask that you bring your children to the school yard boundary at the back of the school and then allow them to proceed to our supervised yard.  We ask for your support and understanding for the following reasons:

  • The front of the school, bus zone, blacktop at the back of the school, and back yard are supervised by a minimum of 8 staff members from 8:1o – 8:25 a.m. every school day
  • By only allowing staff members (easily identifiable with brightly coloured safety vests) and students on the yard, our staff supervisors can ensure only adults who are staff members are on the yard
  • We can ensure student behaviour is managed by our qualified staff members in a manner that is consistent with our school policy

This policy assists staff with monitoring who is on our yard in the morning, and therefore, allow them to be more effective with supervising your children in our care.

If you are picking your child up at the end of the school day, you are welcome to meet them on our blacktop/school yard and at designated exits.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the school.



Mr. D. Lynch                                    Mr. R. Setler

Principal                                           Vice Principal