Grades 1-6 + Full Day Kindergarten (+ Progressive students from April - June)
8:45 am - 8:53 Supervision Outside
8:58 am - Instruction begins, school doors locked
10:45 am - 11:00 am - Morning recess
12:50 pm - 1:10 pm - Lunch Break
1:10 pm - 1:38pm - Afternoon Recess
3:32 pm - Dismissal
3:42 pm - Busses Depart
Half Day Kindergarten (+ Progressive students from Sept - March) class times
8:45 am - Doors open - Staff are available, supervision commences
8:58 am - Instruction begins
11:45 am - Dismissal
11:55 am - Bus departs
Arrival at School
We ask that students arrive promptly between 8:45 and 8:53 am. There is no supervision prior to 8:45. Staff will meet and greet the students at the classroom at this time. As part of providing a safe and caring environment, we will be locking all outside doors, except the front entrance promptly at 8:58 am. If you arrive at school after 8:58 am, please refrain from knocking on doors to have students or staff open them for you. This circumvents our safe school initiative. Individual students or staff may not know who you are. Please use the front door and report to the office to register as a late arrival.
In keeping with our Catholic School philosophy, we begin our day with prayer. These moments of shared prayer and reflection are based on the liturgical year. We invite all present in our school during morning prayer to be full participants. At EMP, we practice D.E.A.P. – Drop Everything And Pray! We also strongly encourage parents to have their children at the school prior to the beginning of this time (ie: the students should be in their desks and ready to start the day before the start of prayer (that is 8:58 am).