School Expectations


Before & After School 
Staff supervision of the bussing and parking area begins at 7:50 am. Playground supervision begins at 8:05 am. It is important that students are not dropped off at the school or arrive prior to 7:50 am unless a parent of an adult remains to supervise.  After school, students are asked to go directly home following the 2:30 pm bell.  As a standard rule, we ask that all students depart the school grounds at 2:30 and check in at home with an adult. Bus supervision for the afternoon concludes at 3:15pm. Our bus supervision is only for students who are waiting for the bus after school.

Signing Out Procedures 
If you are picking up your child from school during the school day, we require parents/guardians to report to the office to sign their child out.  If a child is leaving school early, please send a note or email your child’s teacher and then sign them out at the office.

Lunch Hour 
Okanagan Landing is a closed campus.  This means that students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during any break.  If you need to pick up your child during lunch hour, please call the school prior to arrival and report to the office when picking up your child.  For the safety and security of our students, please do not go directly to the playground or field to get your child.

Weather Policy 
Students are expected to be prepared for all weather condition
They are expected to play outside before school, at recess and at lunch
During extreme weather conditions the administration will determine if it will be an inside day

Dress Code Guidelines 
Okanagan Landing Elementary School student clothing should be suitable for a school learning environment. Clothing and footwear should be comfortable and appropriate in form and function for daily activities and allow students to participate safely in all school activities. (PE, Recess, Lunch activities, Fieldtrips, etc.) The focus of clothing should be on safety rather than modesty.

Clothing should support the health and well-being of the school community. Clothing should demonstrate respect for the school community and the BC Human Rights Code. Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, violence, hate or activities that are illegal to minors will not be permitted at school. Concerns regarding clothing and attire will be addressed in a personal and respectful manner with an opportunity to meet the school dress guidelines through a constructive conversation rather than consequence.

If families have any questions about bussing, these can be directed to the School District Transportation Department: (250) 549-9281

Student Absence & Safe Arrival Program 
The safe arrival program ensures that students have arrived safely at school each day.  At approximately 9:00 am each morning, a phone call will be made if your child is absent, and the school has not received notification from the parent or guardian.  If your child is going to be absent, please call the school 250-542-1181 prior to 8:30 am.

If students arrive following the second bell in the morning, or after lunch they must report to the office to check in.

Personal Electronic Devices (e.g. cell phones, iPods, tablets) 
We recognize the use of cell phones and personal devices as a common way of communication these days, however, we feel students at OK Landing have adequate access to the office phones when they need it. We encourage cell phones and personal devices remain at home. Students that bring technology to school need to make sure that it is powered off and stored in their backpacks while on school property. Students are not permitted to take pictures with cameras or cell phones at school. The school will not be liable for lost or damaged electronic devices. *Students must have a pass from a teacher or the office to use the phone. Arrangements to go to a friend’s home after school must be pre-arranged at home with parents.

Reporting Points of Progress
Each year there are five points of progress
Points of Progress (Regular Ongoing Communication): teacher provide parents with timely information about how their child is progressing.
October:  Fall Goal Setting Conference with Student/Parent/Teacher to develop Growth Plan
December: A written learning update for literacy, numeracy, student engagements current areas of learning and core competencies will be available on December 8th, 2023, on MyEd BC.
March:  A written learning update for literacy, numeracy, engagement, current areas of learning and core competencies will be available on March 15th, 2024, on MyEd BC.
April:  Spring Conference with Student/Parent/Teacher to review Growth Plan
June: Written Summary Report for all areas of learning will be available on June 27th, 2024, on MyEd BC.

Okanagan Landing Elementary Parent Advisory Council – PAC 
Our school has an active Parent Advisory Council (PAC), which helps enrich each child’s education and supports active parental involvement in the school. The Parent Advisory Council holds regular monthly meetings unless otherwise posted.  The PAC meets in the Library/Learning Commons at 6:30 pm.  At the meetings, the PAC hears from the school administration and the various committees about what is going on in the school.  It is a great way to stay in touch with the school and the PAC. The PAC also votes on budget suggestions and other policies and procedures put forth at the meetings.  All parents who have a child enrolled at Okanagan Landing are part of the PAC. Please refer to monthly newsletters and announcements for PAC meeting dates and times. The OKL PAC also has a Facebook Page where they post information updates: “Okanagan Landing Elementary PAC”