Safety Protocols


  Royal Roads Welcome Back


Visitors, Parents, Volunteers and Caregivers of Royal Roads

The Ministry of Education has directed that all school buildings be closed. Only students and employees of TVDSB are permitted in the buildings on a regular basis.

For parents, this means that you will need to call the school for any information you need, rather than stop by. If you are called to pick up your child, you will need to call the main line (519-485-4849) to inform the office that you have arrived at the front door. We will bring your child to you whenever possible. Students will not be able to gain entry after the 9 am bell. It is most important that they are on time. If they are late, they will be required to wait outside and will be permitted entry one at a time to obtain late slips.


We appreciate and love volunteers! We will resuming the Hot Lunch Program (along with other forms of fundraising)! Please watch for further information to come out about our Hot Lunch Program! We are also always looking for Noon Hour Supervisors as well as people interested in helping to support our Strong Start Program. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, please contact the school at 519-485-4849.


Masks are a choice for our students.  If a child’s mask is lost or soiled, there will be extras available at each entry door and in the office.  

School Yard 

After the first day of school, your child will be very familiar with his/her line up area. This year, students are permitted on all areas of the field. We want to thank our School Community Council for helping to make our Tarmac a fun space for students during recess! Check out our new enhancements!

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First Day Procedures

Upon arriving at school on your child’s first day, please locate a staff member on the yard. You will easily be able to identify us. Children will tell the staff member their name and they will be told to which teacher to report to and which teacher they have. It is not our practice to publish class lists and because of possible staffing changes, our lists will not be finalized until the first day of school.  Once they bell goes, teachers will gather their students and they will enter the building. Please remember that no visitors, including parents, are permitted to walk into the school with their children. Please say goodbye on the yard.

Parking Lot

Our Parking Lot is very congested and is currently used only for Kiss and Ride. There are no available parking spots for parents.  Please note that a staff member will be in the lot daily to ensure the safety of students but they are not permitted to open vehicle doors or assist children out of vehicles. IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT EXIT THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY – YOU ARE NOT TO USE THIS PROGRAM. Exiting children must be seated on the passenger side of the vehicle to allow for a safe and swift exit. If your children are unable to do so, please park on a side street and have your children walk or be walked into the yard. We are also encouraging parents to have their children walk to school or drop off students at the back gate off of Princess Park Drive to alleviate the congestion of our lot. We ask for your patience, understanding and grace in the parking lot. It can work very well when everyone follows the rules. One car at a time exits in SPOT #1. Please wait your turn and be safe.

Parents and caregivers of KINDERGARTEN students must be present on the yard for a “hand to hand” drop off from the teachers. We ask that you wait on the grass near the Kindergarten doors as the tarmac is the major traffic route for other grades being dismissed to the north of the property. Our Kinder teachers will be monitoring the windows for your arrival.

Communication with School

Teachers will be sending information home with students about the online platform they will be using to communicate with home. Get to know where your child’s work is posted. Check it regularly and stay informed of school happenings. Please use these platforms (either Google Classroom or Brightspace) to see your child’s work. All staff also have an email if you need to reach us. Please see the links from the School Staff Page. If all else fails, please call the school and leave a message for the staff member to whom you need to speak. Please note that teachers do not have phones in their classrooms and are often covering duties at break times.  We will endeavor to get back to you in a timely manner. As always, messages will be sent out via School Messenger so if you haven’t signed up, please do so as soon as you can. We also copy most pertinent information into the Royal Roads School Community Council Facebook page that is organized and monitored by our fabulous School Council. Consider joining this page.

Daily Schedule

9:00 am : School day begins

10:40-11:30 am: First Nutrition Break/Recess

1:30-2:10 pm: Second Nutrition Break/Recess

3:30 pm: End of the school day dismissal

How to Access Online Platforms:

For Google Classroom please click HERE for screen shots for step by step access.

For Brightspace, please first click HERE to get to the sign in for Brightspace.  Once in, please follow the following directions:

To stay connected and involved with your child’s classroom experience on Brightspace, you can input your child’s Thames Valley Google email address (e.g., for the username and the password used to access his/her Google email. After logging in, locate the “waffle” icon near the top right-hand corning of the screen , scroll down, and click on the class code.

Please also look under OUR STAFF, find your child's teacher and click on their name if it is highlighted and it will take you directly to the sign in page for their online platform. If there are any issues, please either contact your child's teacher or the school for assistance.

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Some Helpful Tips:

Online Parent Safety Handout CLICK HERE

Remote Learning Tips from TVDSB CLICK HERE

Designate a Learning Space: It is important to have a quiet work area that your child can be online and focus for synchronous and asynchronous learning times. 

Routines: Teachers will be creating schedules that mirror what their day would be at school, but at home. In that being said, at home routines such as keeping a proper bed time, eating healthy and getting dressed will create a sense of safety and comfort.

Virtual Platforms: take an opportunity to log in with your child, make sure there are no issues with connecting, and familiarize yourself with the various online tools your child will be using.


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