Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact the school office at 905-885-4583.
Some frequently asked questions and their answers appear below.
When does the school day begin? What are the bell times?
Our school day schedule can be found here.
The bell rings at the beginning and end of each recess and lunch.
When do buses arrive and leave the school each day?
The bus arrives at our school at 8:55 a.m. and leaves at 3:45 p.m. each day. You can visit our Transportation page for more information on busing.
How do I know if buses are delayed or cancelled due to weather?
You can listen to your local radio station, visit the STSCO website in the morning, or call the STSCO information line at 705-748-5500 or 1-800-757-0307 for bus delays or cancellations. Remember that if a bus is cancelled in the morning, it will not run in the afternoon.
What is the best way to get in touch with a teacher?
Parents/guardians are encouraged to write notes and requests to classroom teachers concerning any important changes in routines, schedules and other pertinent information in the student's agenda book. Parents can also call the school and leave a message for the teacher to contact them. A message is taken if the phone call is made during class time.
What do I do if my child is sick and cannot come to school?
If your child is sick, please do not send him/her to school. Children who are too sick to go outside for recess should be kept at home until they are able to participate fully in the school day. Please call the school at 905-885-4583 before 8:30 a.m. to inform us that your child will be absent. The school's answering machine is on 24/7 so you can leave a message at your convenience.
In which grades do students receive their sacraments?
Preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are part of the Religion and Family Life Curriculum however Students prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in Grade 2. Students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8 with their home parish. Please contact the Peterborough Diocese. To receive a sacrament, the student must be baptized Catholic.
Is there a dress code?
Clothing should be modest and allow for students to participate in active elementary school life comfortably and safely. When dressing for school each day students (with parents help) should consider if what they are wearing will allow for them to play active games outside or inside, and allow them to participate in classroom activities that may take place while sitting on the floor without risk of exposure that could cause significant embarrassment, particularly for students in junior and intermediate classes. Clothing/hats with pictures, slogans or words about drugs, alcohol, violence etc. is not permitted. Exposed underwear is not acceptable, hats should be removed when students enter the building.
Who to Contact
Have a question and not sure who to contact? The following list will help to direct you to the right teacher at St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School.