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Bell Times

2023 - 2024 Bell Times


  Warning Bell   8:25am
  School Begins   8:30am





  Friday Dismissal


School Absences

Please be proactive and report student absences before the 8:25 am warning bell time through our new student absence reporting system called School Messenger At Lethbridge School District 51, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easier for parents to report absences and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.  School Messenger website allows you to report absences, update contact phone numbers and email addresses should they change.

Our school highly encourages punctuality. It has been determined that the amount of time missed due to lateness or absence directly affects the child’s learning progress.

Children must report to the school office when late. We would appreciate anything you can do to assist the school in knowing the whereabouts of your child(ren) during the school day.

Releasing Children During the School Day

Our school policy is to release students only to parents or guardians listed on the registration form.  Please come to the office and sign the student out prior to going to the child’s classroom.  If someone else will be picking students up from school, a note is necessary.  Coalbanks Elementary School staff will be alert to observe suspicious persons who loiter in our building and on the surrounding grounds.  If such persons cannot readily provide a logical explanation for their presence, the police will be notified immediately.  No student shall be sent home from school for any reason, unless the parent or designated guardian is informed according to Policy 355.

Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds between arrival and dismissal hours without permission from the Principal or designate subsequent to notification of the parents.