St. John of the Cross School General Information PageSchool Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Mission StatementAs a nurturing Catholic community,made up of students, staff, parish and families,committed to the highest quality academic and spiritual growth…we develop our children as self-directed life-long learners. Attendance:Absences - Please telephone the school and inform of your child(ren)'s absence at the number below. Our answering service is available 24 hours a day, and messages are regularly picked up between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m..When leaving a message please provide your child(ren)'s name(s), grade(s) and the name of their teacher(s) and the date of your child(ren)'s return to school.Lates - Students who are late must first report to the Office and receive a Late Slip before proceeding to class. This applies in the morning, and, should the student leave the school, at Lunch. If you know your child(ren) will be late, you may leave a message at the number below.Attendance 905-824-3058 ~ Press 1 Parking at the School:We regret that Visitor parking must be on the street only.Please remember that Parking is reserved for Staff only as there are no Visitor parking spaces and only enough spaces for staff. When parking on the street, please ensure that you park in designated areas as parking control officers regularly patrol the area.As well, please remember not to park your car or leave your car unattended in the Bus Loading lane as this area is considered a Fire Route. Cars left in this area are subject to fines and towing. Should this occur, expenses and charges are beyond our control.Kiss N Ride:Please remember not to drop off your child(ren) and leave them unattended before 8:45 a.m. as Yard/Indoor Supervision does not begin until this time.During inclement weather, Kiss N Ride should always be used and your child(ren) dropped off in the designated area, which is supervised by teachers and volunteers. Do not drop off your child(ren) off at the front of the school as this area is designated for buses only. Doing so causes undue traffic problems for buses and Kiss N Ride cars leaving the school. Bus Cancellations and School Closure Due To Inclement Weather Like many Catholics, you may be surprised to find out that you are not registered as a Separate (Catholic) School Supporter, but rather, as a Public School Supporter.By directing your tax support to the Separate School System:You may vote for Separate School Trustees in Municipal electionsYour children may attend Catholic elementary schoolsYou show your support for the Catholic school system To verify that you are an English Separate (Catholic) School Supporter, check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice. To register as a Separate (Catholic) School Supporter or change your Direction of School Support, please contact the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding Elementary School Organization Plans and Combined Grades can be found in the "PARENTS" section of our school website
'Safe @ St. John of the Cross School - Online Reporting Tool'
Please Report any negative incidents that affect your well-being and/or the well-being of your school community by clicking on the link above. The incident may be one that either you have witnessed or experienced yourself. If you have any questions, please be sure to talk to an adult you trust and to contact Ms. Del Grosso-Milek (905-824-3058)
THE SITE IS SHUT DOWN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST. IT WILL RE-OPEN IN SEPTEMBER. DURING THE TIME THAT THE TOOL IS INACTIVE, PLEASE REPORT ANY INCIDENTS TO A TRUSTED ADULT (e.g. your parent/guardian, police, Crime Stoppers) AS YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IS IMPORTANT.