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James Benn - Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

140 - 9th Avenue, LaSalle, QC H8P 2N9

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Transportation

 

Each student should have received a letter regarding his/her eligibility for transportation to and from school. Those who are eligible should have received a bus pass in the mail in late August indicating the location and time of their bus stop. 
 
For those students who are not eligible for transportation, parents may apply for "courtesy bussing" for the year by completing a form available from the school office. Granting of courtesy depends on the availability of space on the buses and the suitability of existing stops. There is a cost for this service charged on a yearly basis. 
 
Parents are asked to speak to their children about safety and the necessity of good behaviour on the school bus. Parents of younger children (Kindergarten and grade 1) should make sure that they are accompanied to and from their bus stop. We ask your patience as we deal with any problems which often occur at the start of the year. 
 
Please note: Children who are not eligible for transportation or who have not been granted courtesy bussing are never allowed to take the school bus.
 
Every member of the community has the privilege to safely commute to and from school. Students who cause peril on the bus can have their privilege revoked. (For more details refer to the Lester B. Pearson School Board Transportation Policy.)

 

 

 

Expected Behaviour for School Bus Safety

  1. Always be at the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes early.

  2. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding. Board the school bus in single file, in an orderly fashion, using the handrail.

  3. Find your assigned seat quickly without pushing other students. Keep the aisle clear.

  4. Remain seated, talk quietly. Do not eat, drink, or leave trash on the bus.

  5. Always listen to the driver's instructions.

  6. Never put our head or arms out of the windows.

  7. Know where the emergency exits are but DO NOT tamper with them.

  8. When getting off, wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before leaving your seat. Descend in a single file.

  9. Walk a safe distance from the bus so that the driver can see you and know that you are out of danger.

  10. Should you need to cross in front of the bus, keep a safe distance and watch for the driver's signal. Do not run. Proceed with caution.

  11. Students are permitted to carry only their bag and/or lunch box on the school bus. For any other items the parents/guardians should verify with the bus driver.

 

Dropping Children off at Allion

 

Children being driven to school are to be dropped-off at the Centrale Street  Gate. 

Please note that children should not be dropped off on 9th Avenue. The main school door located on 9th Avenue is for visitors and pedestrians only. If you require to enter through the main school door, please park your car, and walk to the door.
  • All buses enter and stop on 9th Avenue, in the front of the Daycare door. It is important that parents NOT park or drive in this area, even during the school day.

  • NO STOPPING or NO PARKING ZONES exist on 9th Avenue and Centrale. Please check city signs very carefully before parking.

Centrale Street - Please let your children off at Centrale Street and leave as soon as your children are out of the car (this is a no stopping area). There is a three-minute time limit in the morning, and cars may not be left unattended. This is strictly enforced by the city. As well, double-parking is prohibited.

 

If you wish to park, please use:
  • Centrale Street

  • below 9th Avenue and Central Street,  and

  • Bishop Power Street

Always cross at the corner or the crosswalk.  There is a crossing guard at the corner of 9th Avenue and Centrale Street to help the children cross safely. Your child's safety is worth the extra few steps!

 

Tips for Parents

  • It is recommended to accompany your child, a few times, to and from school in order for him or her to become familiar with the route. Together you can identify places to seek help in case of emergency (crossing guard, block parent, convenience store).

  • Show your child how to use a public telephone and dial 9-1-1 in case of emergency.

  • Explain to your child never to speak to a stranger and/or never agree to follow one.

  • Tell your child they must let you (the parents) know where they are and who they are with, at all times, because strangers are not the only source of threats.

  • Help your child recognize people in uniform (policeman, fireman, etc.).

  • Make sure your child knows the telephone number of a person to reach in case of emergency.

  • Speak to your child about bullying. Assure him or her of your understanding and support should he or she become a victim.

  • When driving in a school zone, be extra vigilant.


 

 

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