Friday, December 20, 2019
Monday, January 6th – DAY TWO
- First Day of School in 2020
Tuesday, January 7th – DAY THREE
Wednesday, January 8th – DAY FOUR
- “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day,
but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays
Thursday, January 9
th – DAY FIVE
- School Council Meeting in the Multi-purpose Room (6:00 p.m.) – All Welcome!
Friday, January 10
th – DAY ONE
Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:
January 24th – PD DAY – No school for students
January 29th – Bell Let’s Talk Day – Awareness Day for Mental Health
VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In
order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and
portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff
members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while
visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our
students. Thank you for supporting a safe school!
YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard
until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not
come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This
practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school
staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school
environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated.
PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45
p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to
make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions.
There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing
Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school
using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please
follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing
direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not
blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic
on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers
who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry
and exit times.
Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school
parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public
School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have
students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an
environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the
town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.