School Policies

Lunch Time

The LUNCHROOM PROGRAM offers limited supervision in the lunchroom between 11:30 and 12:00, and in the playground until the bell rings. Registered students must bring their own lunch, and must remain on school property. Registration forms for the program are sent home in the September package. Parents requiring temporary use of the program should send a note to classroom teacher on the days that lunchtime supervision is required. Students go directly from their classroom to the lunchroom, and they are to take all of their outdoor clothing, as classrooms are locked throughout the lunch hour.

The RENNIE ROOM is available during the lunch period for children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. A sign up form is available at the Swansea Community Centre office.

PEANUT/NUT SAFE POLICY – Do NOT send to school any foods that contain or may contain PE.

All students attending the supervised lunch period are expected to follow the Lunchroom Behaviour Code:
· Enter lunchroom quietly and be seated immediately.
· Behave appropriately. No running or disruptive behaviour, such as throwing food, yelling, etc.
· Clean-up after yourself: put garbage and recyclables in appropriate containers.

We encourage litterless lunches.
· Use respectful language: no swearing, no put-downs.
· Respect and cooperate at all times with the lunchroom supervisors.
· Consequences for infractions of the Lunchroom Behaviour Code include warnings, a phone call home, a letter home and suspension from the lunchroom program.

Anaphylaxis Policy

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction and as such, an issue Swansea Public School takes seriously.

What you can do:
· Learn to read food labels and read them every time you buy a product.
· Check for peanut, peanut butter, and peanut oil, and watch out for the following terms: peanut flour, peanut protein, arachide, mandalona nuts, Nu-nuts, flavoured nuts, beer nuts, goober nuts and goober peas.
· The CFIA and the food industry work together to ensure that if peanuts are in a product they are listed on the ingredient list. However, it is possible that food allergens like peanuts can be in foods but not listed on the label because food preparation equipment can be contaminated, or there may be unknown ingredients in raw materials. Because of the food companies sometime put warning statements such as “may contain peanuts” on the label. Foods with these labels could be unsafe and should not be given to an allergic child.
· If you have any doubts or questions about food labels contact the manufacturer directly.

Thank you for helping to keep all our children safe!

Cell Phone and Electronics Policy

· All electronics, communication devices and cell phones are prohibited on school property. These items are very valuable and the school will not be responsible for the loss or theft of these items.
· During the first week of school, all students will be informed of the above policy and it will be reinforced throughout the school year.
· Any student found carrying and/or using an electronic game or communication device at school will have it confiscated by a staff member. The item will be returned to the student or his/her parent/guardian in a timely manner.

Dress Code Expectations

Students are expected to demonstrate respect for self and others by being neat, well groomed and modestly dressed at all times.
· All clothing is to be worn in a manner that is respectful and in good taste for a learning setting.
· Clothing with offensive language or clothing that disparages any gender, race, creed, ethnic or religious group is strictly prohibited. Clothing with messages or symbols that promote hate will not be tolerated.
· All headgear will be removed when you enter the school (except for religious reasons).
· Jackets and coats will be kept in lockers.
· Clothing must not be provocative. It must not expose private parts or underwear. For example, all tops must meet bottoms. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh in length or longer.

Where students do not comply with the school dress code, a variety of consequences, as outlined in the Code of Behaviour, may be imposed and/or the student may be refused admission to class and sent home to change.

What to wear for gym
· For safety, hygiene and maximum participation, students must dress appropriately for physical education classes.
· Running shoes should be worn at all times, as well as a T-shirt, and shorts or track pants, not jeans.

What to wear for swimming
· Grades SK and up will swim once a week.
· A one-piece bathing suit is required.
· Bathing cap and goggles can be purchased on the aquatics instructors.
· Bring flip-flops or waterproof shoes.