Information/Presentations
Forms Policies & Procedures Links for Parents

Presentation for School Councils (Bill 13)
How to help your child succeed at school 
Restorative practices


The following forms were sent home recently. If your child's copy was misplaced, you can print yourself a copy here.

Elementary Registration Form

Administration of Medication Form

Direction of School Support

Lease Form

Community Use of Schools/Auditorium Application

Community Use of Schools/General Application

Click the links below to review the policies in place in our school:

Board Policies

Chapel Hill Boundary Map

Chapel Hill Bullying Prevention Policy

Chapel Hill Code of Conduct

Chapel Hill Progressive Discipline Policy



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where will my child's School Bus Stop be?
Would you like to know where your child will be picked up and dropped off by the school bus and the company responsible for his or her busing?
Click here to use the online stop finder tool!

How does Full-Day Kindergarten work?
Our school offers Full-Day Kindergarten classrooms that follow Ontario's Full-Day Kindergarten Program . Information about Full-Day Kindergarten, can also be found in Learning to Play and Playing to Learn, an online booklet about Kindergarten or in a series about Full-Day Kindergarten published in Globe and Mail last year.
Check it out by clicking here.

What were the results of May's EQAO assessments?
Check out: EQAO's website

 
 GENERAL SCHOOL RULES AND ROUTINES

Chapel Hill Dress Code

Students are to dress appropriately for school – no midriff-baring shirts, tank tops with spaghetti straps or shirts with inappropriate language, no bare backs, and shorts and skirts are to be of an appropriate length. Appropriate footwear such as running shoes or summer shoes with straps are better alternatives to flip flops.  Flip flop sandals cannot be worn when playing on the play structures and can be unsafe when running in the school yard.


Absence/Late

If your child will unexpectedly not be attending school for any reason, please call the school at 613-837-3773.  If you happen to know in advance that your child will be absent or leaving early for any reason, please send a notice, in advance, to the classroom teacher. During school hours parents are to collect/drop off their child at the front office and sign them in/out.  Students arriving after 9:15 and after 1:00 P.M. will be marked as late. All students arriving after the 9:15 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. bell must be signed in by a parent at the office.


 ALLERGY ALERT!

Chapel Hill School continues to have a high number of children with severe life threatening food allergy to peanuts, nuts, shellfish (anaphylaxis) and other food sensitivities . This is a medical condition that causes a severe reaction to specific foods and can result in death within seconds. Although this may or may not directly affect your child’s class, we ask that you choose to send snacks to school that do not contain peanut/nut products or shellfish. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 


MEDICATION

According to School Board Policy, medication can be given to students only if parents have followed Board procedures and have completed the Board approved forms. These forms may be obtained at the school or on this webpage (under forms) and must be renewed each September.  Any change in dosage will not be accepted without prior notification by parents and updated Request and Consent for Admission of Medication form from the parents and physician.  It is against Board policy for the school to give any child routine medication on a short-term basis, e.g. aspirin or antibiotics.  All medication must be in its original bottle.


KEEPING OUR SCHOOL SECURE AND STUDENTS SAFE

All visitors, volunteers, and parents are to enter the school through the front door, check in with the office administrator, sign in and wear a visitor badge while on school property. 

Parents are to inform the school in writing of any changes in their child’s regular routine (someone else picking them up, early dismissal, not returning home on the bus, etc.). Any regular bus student will be sent home on the bus unless we have been advised otherwise in writing.  Upon arriving to pick up a child, an adult must report to the office and sign the student out.

Parents are reminded that unless they are volunteering in a class, adults are not permitted access to classes during instructional time. If a parent wishes to speak to a teacher an appointment should be made. Prior to school, teachers are readying their classrooms for the children, and instructional time should not be interrupted for a conversation as students are left unattended. 

SCHOOL HOURS and PUNCTUALITY 

Punctuality is a positive habit we want to instill and we strongly encourage parents to ensure that their children are in the schoolyard between 9:00am-9:15am. Outside supervision is provided from 9:00am to 9:15am. 


BULLYING PREVENTION

Chapel Hill staff and students continue to focus on no-bullying initiatives in our school.  It is our intent to teach everyone in the school how to deal with bullying – to help ensure that our school is a safe place for all students.  Any form of physical, social or emotional bullying shall not be tolerated.  As a result, students will receive an appropriate consequence if they engage in these types of bullying behaviour.  The staff of Chapel Hill Catholic School remains committed to the enforcement of School Board policy on antiracism and ethno cultural equity.  As such, incidents of expressed bias, discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated and will be dealt with expeditiously by school administration.  We appreciate your support in helping us create a bully-free environment where students feel safe being at school.  

OCSB Safe School Code of Conduct - Bullying Prevention and Intervention 


BICYCLES AT SCHOOL

All students riding their bicycles to school must wear a helmet. Locks must be used when the bicycles are placed in the appropriate stands. All students must walk their bicycles on school property.  We cannot be responsible for damage to bicycles.

 SNOW DAYS” AND BUSES

In the event of a severe snow or ice storm, parents are reminded that radio stations and T.V. stations will begin broadcasting cancellation of transportation starting at 6:00AM.  When buses are cancelled, they are cancelled for the entire day.

The Board provides a link on the school’s website to inform parents of bus cancellations.  I provided it here for your convenience - http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/

Parents who drop off their children are reminded that there is no supervision before 9:00 a.m.  Arrangements must be made for pick up at the end of the day.

Pick up after school:  All students must be picked up at the office. All students, except for walkers, will be dismissed from the front office and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Absences on Snow Days - a friendly reminder to call or email the school to report your child's absence on a snow day.


SNOWBALL/ICE CHUNKS POLICY

The staff of Chapel Hill School continues to be committed to the safety of our children both in the school and outside in our playground. With snow comes the inevitable snowballs/ice chunks that can potentially inflict serious injury to students. Our school has a snowball/ice policy, which was enforced with the first snowfall. As outlined to the children, the policy will be as follows: First incident: 1 day of supervised indoor recesses, parents informed; Second incident: 3 days of supervised indoor recesses, parents informed; Third incident: one week of supervised indoor recesses, parents informed; Fourth incident: consequence to be determined after an interview with the student and his/her parents and the principal. This policy will be reviewed with the students on a regular basis as we feel that the establishment of a clear policy will help the students understand the serious nature of a snowball/ice chunk throwing incidents.

CHAPEL HILL EVACUATION SITE :  Forest Valley Elementary School

In order to always ensure the safety of your child(ren), it may become necessary to evacuate the school. Our evacuation site is Forest Valley Elementary School. Parents will be notified if the Director of Education decides the school is to be closed for the day


LIBRARY BOOKS

Student have the privilege of borrowing books from the Learning Commons.  We encourage care and respect for these books.  Loss or damage of a library book is the student's responsibility.  Students may borrow English and French books for a one-week period. Students with overdue books will be notified at certain points during the school year. There is replacement cost for a lost or damaged book. 


BUS LOADING ZONE

Please be aware that the bus lane is CLOSED between 8:50am-9:20am and between 3:35pm-4:05pm as per the “Do Not Enter” sign.  If you are parked in the staff parking in the bus lane, you must wait until the buses have left the school property.  Thank you for your assistance in keeping our students safe.


TOYS AND TRADING CARDS

Students are strongly encouraged to keep their toys and trading cards at home.  Should they wish to bring them to school, the school is not responsible for any lost or broken items. Should a dispute happen between students, the toys/trading cards will be removed for the remainder of the day and should not be brought back to school. Students are encouraged to bring nerf type footballs, frisbees, soccer balls, tennis balls, etc - should they wish to.


RESOURCES
FRENCH / THE ARTS MATH SCIENCE GAMES, ACTIVITIES &
BRAINTEASERS
LANGUAGE


FSL Homework Toolbox 

Tout Petits Tele Quebec

Pomverte

Teletoons

Momes

Radio Canada

French Language Guide 

DSO Kids
(exploring music)


SFS Kids
(San Francisco Symphony Kids site - hear, learn and have fun with music)

Art Project - Tour Around the World
Funbrain Math

A Maths Dictionary

Ask Dr. Math

Cool Math

Math Frog

Nelson Math

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Fact Monster

AAA Math

Maths Zone

Illuminations

Khan Math

Math-a-rama

IXL Math

Math is Fun

Grade 5 Math

Toon University

That Math Quiz

Math Fact Cafe

Mah Magician


How Stuff Works

Canadian Science and Technology Museum

Animal Planet

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Cool Science

Discover Kids

Khan Science

TVO Kids

National Geographic


  Tumblebooks
Education Place

Online Basic Skills Games

Primary Games

Funbrain Games & Activities

Brainbasher

Kidsport
(Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts & Creative Arts)

Mr. Nussbaum
(Math, English, Science, History)

BBC Bitesize

(English, Math, Science)


Typing Game

Dancemat Typing

Keyyboarding Games
Create a Comic Strip

Media Literacy and 21st Century Learning

Media Literacy and Current Events

Grammar

Interactive Story Plan

Into the Book

Mighty Books

Reading at Home

Scholastic

StarFall Learn to Read

Spelling City

Story Planner

Word Central