Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact the main office.

Some questions that parents/guardians frequently ask the main office and administration appear below with their answers.

When does the school day begin? What are the bell times?

The school day begins with the first bell at 8:55 am, indicating that students may enter the playground for first recess. At 9:15 am, a bell rings to indicate that the school day is commencing. The bell rings at the beginning and end of each recess and lunch.

The full day's schedule can be seen on our bell times page.

When do buses arrive and leave the school each day?

The buses arrive at our school between 8:55 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and leave between 3:20 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. each day. You can visit transportation and school bus status for more information on busing.

Where can I park?

Parking at the school can be limited, especially during bus times. If you are coming into the school during school hours, you can park in front of the main office or by the side of the building. There should be no vehicles parked where buses come in during bus times.  Parking is available at the front of the school for drop off & pick up.

Where can I drop off my child?

Front doors are locked during school hours. Students dropped off before 9:15 a.m. can enter through the main entrance. If your child is going to be arriving late, they will need to enter through the staff entrance (off Stevenson Crescent).

How do I know if buses are delayed or cancelled due to weather?

Listen to your local radio station and visit the RCJTC website in the morning for bus delays or cancellations. Remember that if a bus is cancelled in the morning, it will not run in the afternoon. Visit the school bus status page for more information on busing. Additionally if you follow @RCDSB on Twitter, delays and cancellations are posted there.

What is the best way to get in touch with a teacher?

The student's agenda book is a great communication tool for parents/guardians to write notes or requests to classroom teachers such as changes in schedules, homework challenges and other important information. Parents can also call the school office. 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 or participate in physical education should be kept at home until they are able to participate fully in the school day. Please call the school office before 9:15 am. 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. You can visit our If Your Child is Sick page for more information.

What are the zone boundaries for Central Public School?

To view Central Public School's zone boundaries, visit the RCJTC website. There are maps showing the zone boundaries and roads for all students including French Immersion students.

Who to contact, school zone, and board forms and procedures also contain pertinent information for parents/guardians.