School Procedures including Parking and Exit/Entry

City of St. Albert Municipal Parking Regulations

At Albert Lacombe Catholic Elementary School, we work closely with the city Bylaw Enforcement Services to help parents and guardians be informed with information regarding parking regulations that are in effect near our school. Student safety is paramount as students come to and from school. We want to ensure our parents and guardians are aware of all the applicable regulations as they come to drop off and pick up their children. Please see the following information that was shared by St. Albert Bylaw Enforcement Services by clicking on the following link: Parking Regulations


As​ ​a​ ​school,​ ​we​ ​value​ ​our​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​our​ ​parent​ ​community,​ ​as​ ​we​ ​endeavour​ ​to​ ​work collaboratively​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​caring​ ​environment​ ​for​ ​our​ ​children.​ ​This​ ​includes creating​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​caring​ ​journey​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​school​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​within​ ​our​ ​school​ ​day,​ ​for​ ​our students​ ​and​ ​families.​ ​​​The​ ​following​ ​information​ ​is​ ​in​ ​an​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​expectations​ ​for our​ ​community​ ​regarding​ ​parking,​ ​pedestrian​ ​safety,​ ​​​entry​ ​and​ ​exit​ ​procedures,​ ​and​ ​security with​ ​our​ ​building.

Neighbourhood​ ​Courtesy:
A​ ​reminder​ ​to​ ​all​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​be​ ​courteous​ ​with​ ​regards​ ​to​ ​our​ ​community​ ​neighbours.​ ​Please​ ​be mindful​ ​of​ ​driveways,​ ​sidewalks​ ​and​ ​congestion​ ​during​ ​our​ ​busy​ ​times.​ ​​​Bylaw​ ​officers​ ​regularly patrol​ ​the​ ​area​ ​and​ ​complaints​ ​will​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​their​ ​office​ ​by​ ​community​ ​members.

Parking​ ​and​ ​Drop​ ​Off​ ​Zones:
Our​ ​parking​ ​lot​ ​is​ ​for​ ​staff​ ​only and anyone who has a valid accessible parking placard or plate.​ ​​​All​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​park​ ​on​ ​the​ ​street.​ ​In​ ​order to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​our​ ​children​ ​and​ ​to​ ​alleviate​ ​congestion​ ​and​ ​confrontation,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​essential that​ ​parents​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​drive​ ​into​ ​the​ ​parking​ ​lot​ ​to​ ​drop​ ​off​ ​or​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​their​ ​child.​ ​Please​ ​do​ ​not use​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​driveway​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​around.​ ​This​ ​causes​ ​unnecessary​ ​congestion and​ ​limited​ ​visibility​ ​that​ ​places​ ​our​ ​students​ ​at​ ​risk.

There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​drop-off​ ​zone​ ​located​ ​outside​ ​the​ ​main​ ​school​ ​doors.​ ​This​ ​zone​ ​can​ ​only accommodate​ ​three​ ​cars​ ​at​ ​a​ ​time.​ ​This​ ​area​ ​is​ ​for​ ​immediate​ ​drop​ ​off​ ​and​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​of​ ​students. Cars​ ​may​ ​not​ ​remain​ ​parked​ ​in​ ​this​ ​zone​ ​for​ ​any​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time.

A​ ​reminder​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​signs​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​either​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​crosswalk​ ​that​ ​indicate​ ​there​ ​should be​ ​no​ ​parking​ ​within​ ​5​ ​metres​ ​of​ ​the​ ​crosswalk.​ ​​​Encourage​ ​your​ ​children​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​designated crosswalk​ ​area​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​jaywalking.​ ​​​Administration​ ​has​ ​been​ ​consulting​ ​our​ ​local​ ​city​ ​bylaw​ ​to help​ ​reinforce​ ​parking​ ​in​ ​this​ ​crosswalk​ ​area.​ ​​​Cars​ ​that​ ​are​ ​in​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​posted​ ​signs​ ​may be​ ​ticketed.

We​ ​are​ ​strongly​ ​encouraging​ ​all​ ​families​ ​that​ ​routinely​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​their​ ​after​ ​school​ ​children​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a designated​ ​area​ ​away​ ​from​ ​these​ ​trouble​ ​zones​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​safe​ ​crossing​ ​and​ ​reduce​ ​risk​ ​to all​ ​students.​ ​We​ ​truly​ ​need​ ​everyone’s​ ​cooperation​ ​and​ ​best​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​faithfully​ ​follow​ ​the recommendations.​ ​​​Please​ ​communicate​ ​this​ ​information​ ​with​ ​aunts,​ ​uncles,​ ​grandparents, spouses​ ​who​ ​may​ ​be​ ​dropping​ ​off​ ​or​ ​picking​ ​your​ ​child(ren).

Jaywalking/Safe​ ​Street​ ​Crossing:
Please​ ​help​ ​us​ ​to​ ​model​ ​for​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​students​ ​safe​ ​street​ ​crossing​ ​behaviours.​ ​Please​ ​choose safety​ ​over​ ​convenience​ ​by​ ​accessing​ ​our​ ​school​ ​patrols​ ​at​ ​the​ ​lighted​ ​crosswalk.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the only​ ​safe​ ​route​ ​for​ ​all​ ​students​ ​and​ ​adults​ ​to​ ​access​ ​our​ ​school.​ ​Please​ ​do​ ​not​ ​encourage​ ​your child​ ​to​ ​jaywalk​ ​between​ ​parked​ ​cars​ ​for​ ​everyone’s​ ​safety.​ ​Modelling​ ​is​ ​key​ ​for​ ​our​ ​students!

Morning​ ​Entry/Afternoon​ ​Exit​ ​Procedures:
Supervision​ ​at​ ​our​ ​school​ ​begins​ ​at​ ​8:10​ ​am.​ ​​​Our​ ​first​ ​bell​ ​rings​ ​at​ ​8:25​ ​am​ ​and​ ​students​ ​will enter​ ​the​ ​school​ ​through​ ​their​ ​designated​ ​doors​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​At​ ​8:30 ​am​ ​we​ ​have​ ​welcoming music​ ​in​ ​our​ ​school​ ​hallways​ ​that​ ​signals​ ​when​ ​a​ ​student​ ​is​ ​late.​ ​Students​ ​must​ ​report​ ​to​ ​our front​ ​office​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​late​ ​slip​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​entering​ ​their​ ​classroom​ ​as​ ​attendance​ ​has​ ​already been​ ​completed​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.

After​ ​school,​ ​all​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dismissed​ ​through​ ​their​ ​designated​ ​doors.​ ​​​Students​ ​will​ ​walk around​ ​to​ ​the​ ​front​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​parents​ ​for​ ​pickup.​ ​​​Please​ ​designate​ ​an​ ​area​ ​for pickup​ ​with​ ​your​ ​child​ ​so​ ​that​ ​your​ ​child​ ​knows​ ​where​ ​the​ ​meeting​ ​spot​ ​is.

Sports​ ​Academy​ ​Mornings​ ​(TUESDAY,​ ​WEDNESDAY,​ ​THURSDAY):
Sports​ ​Academy​ ​students​ ​may​ ​access​ ​the​ ​school​ ​through​ ​our​ ​main​ ​front​ ​doors​ ​on​ ​their​ ​dryland days.​ ​All​ ​Sports​ ​Academy​ ​students​ ​are​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​change​ ​and​ ​meet​ ​with​ ​their​ ​coach​ ​for​ ​the​ ​day​ ​in the​ ​small​ ​gym​ ​by​ ​8:00​ ​am.​ ​​​If​ ​students​ ​arrive​ ​early,​ ​they​ ​are​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​in​ ​the​ ​small​ ​gym​ ​where​ ​their coach​ ​will​ ​supervise​ ​them.

At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​all​ ​Sports​ ​Academy​ ​students​ ​will​ ​retrieve​ ​their​ ​sports​ ​equipment​ ​from​ ​the Sport​ ​Academy​ ​office.​ ​All​ ​Sports​ ​Academy​ ​students​ ​will​ ​exit​ ​the​ ​school​ ​using​ ​the​ ​Grade​ ​6​ ​door (near​ ​Ms.​ ​Leis’​ ​room).​ ​​​Students​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​to​ ​designated​ ​safe​ ​crosswalks​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​parents​ ​for pickup​ ​at​ ​south​ ​and​ ​west​ ​ends​ ​of​ ​school.

Parents​ ​are​ ​a​ ​vital​ ​and​ ​welcome​ ​partner​ ​in​ ​our​ ​school​ ​community.​ ​We​ ​ask​ ​that​ ​you​ ​assist​ ​us​ ​in maintaining​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​school​ ​upon​ ​your​ ​arrival

Security​ ​and​ ​Visitors:
Visitors​ ​are​ ​always​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​Albert​ ​Lacombe​ ​School,​ ​but​ ​MUST​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​office​ ​to​ ​receive permission​ ​to​ ​be​ ​on​ ​the​ ​school​ ​property.​ ​​​All​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​visitors​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​in​ ​upon arrival​ ​and​ ​sign​ ​out​ ​when​ ​leaving.​ ​A​ ​Visitor/Volunteer​ ​nametag​ ​must​ ​be​ ​visible​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times. Such​ ​procedures​ ​minimize​ ​disruptions​ ​and​ ​ensure​ ​a​ ​degree​ ​of​ ​safety​ ​for​ ​our​ ​children.​ ​​​Parents picking​ ​up​ ​their​ ​children​ ​from​ ​school​ ​are​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​office,​ ​and​ ​their​ ​child​ ​will​ ​be called​ ​to​ ​the​ ​office​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.

Parents/visitors​ ​that​ ​do​ ​not​ ​have​ ​a​ ​visible​ ​visitor​ ​tag,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​redirected​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​main​ ​office​ ​to ensure​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​security​ ​protocols​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​place.​ ​Persons​ ​who​ ​are​ ​unlawfully​ ​on​ ​the premises​ ​may​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​with​ ​trespassing​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Alberta​ ​School​ ​Act.

The​ ​main​ ​door​ ​is​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​parents,​ ​teachers,​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​visitors.​ ​​​All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​and exit​ ​through​ ​assigned​ ​entrances.​ ​​​With​ ​the​ ​exception​ ​of​ ​the​ ​main​ ​entrance,​ ​all​ ​outside​ ​doors leading​ ​into​ ​the​ ​building​ ​will​ ​be​ ​locked​ ​for​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​maximum​ ​amount​ ​of

security​ ​for​ ​your​ ​children.​ ​​​The​ ​boot​ ​room​ ​entrances​ ​will​ ​be​ ​opened​ ​for​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning, at​ ​recess​ ​and​ ​during​ ​the​ ​noon​ ​hour​ ​so​ ​that​ ​students​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​building.

Arrangement​ ​Before/After​ ​School (Playdates,​ ​pickup​ ​times​ ​and​ ​places):
Please​ ​arrange​ ​these​ ​with​ ​your​ ​child​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​school​ ​day​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​additional​ ​messages​ ​to​ ​our front​ ​office​ ​and​ ​interruption​ ​of​ ​class​ ​time.

Illness/Doctor’s​ ​Appointments:
If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is​ ​sick,​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​waiting​ ​in​ ​our​ ​main​ ​office​ ​for​ ​pickup​ ​by​ ​parents.
If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​picking​ ​your​ ​child​ ​up​ ​for​ ​an​ ​appointment,​ ​parents​ ​will​ ​come​ ​to​ ​the​ ​main​ ​office​ ​to​ ​sign out​ ​their​ ​child​ ​and​ ​we​ ​will​ ​call​ ​your​ ​child​ ​down​ ​to​ ​minimize​ ​class​ ​disruptions.​ ​​​​​Please​ ​remember to​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​office​ ​of​ ​all​ ​student​ ​absences.

Consulting​ ​With​ ​Your​ ​Child’s​ ​Teacher:
The​ ​faculty ​of​ ​Albert​ ​Lacombe​ ​School​ ​feels​ ​that​ ​regular​ ​communication​ ​between​ ​home​ ​and​ ​school is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​student​ ​progress​ ​and​ ​supportive​ ​relationships.​ ​​​We​ ​encourage​ ​communication whenever​ ​concerns,​ ​questions​ ​or​ ​bouquets​ ​should​ ​be​ ​shared.​ ​​​Conferences​ ​with​ ​the​ ​teachers and​ ​administrators​ ​are​ ​welcomed​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.​ ​​​We​ ​ask​ ​that​ ​you​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​involved prior​ ​to​ ​visiting​ ​the​ ​school​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​prepare​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​report.​ ​​​Teachers​ ​can​ ​be contacted​ ​through​ ​email,​ ​calling​ ​our​ ​main​ ​office​ ​or​ ​a​ ​note​ ​in​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​agenda.

Please​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​school​ ​informed​ ​of​ ​anything​ ​that​ ​may​ ​affect​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​education!

Our​ ​teachers​ ​often​ ​use​ ​their​ ​morning​ ​time​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​student’s​ ​arrival​ ​to​ ​further​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​organize materials​ ​for​ ​the​ ​school​ ​day.​ ​​​Teachers​ ​also​ ​consult​ ​with​ ​one​ ​another​ ​and​ ​are​ ​assigned​ ​to school​ ​supervision​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning.

Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​helping​ ​us​ ​by​ ​following​ ​our​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​security​ ​procedures​ ​during​ ​all​ ​times​ ​of​ ​the day.​ ​​​We​ ​welcome​ ​and​ ​appreciate​ ​feedback.​ ​​​Please​ ​contact​ ​Mr. Menduk,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​suggestions​ ​to​ ​further​ ​enhance​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​at​ ​our​ ​school.