At T.A. Norris Middle School, we are serious about making sure your child is well taken care of while he/she is in our care.
After morning announcements, all the outside doors are locked. Only the main entryway door remains open. Parents, visitors, and students arriving late are asked to come through the main doors and check in at the office. At recesses, doors are unlocked by supervising teachers and relocked once students are safely inside.
Phone home Policy
We are a safe and caring school committed to keeping our students as safe as possible. Part of that commitment includes phoning home if students are marked absent if we haven’t heard from parents beforehand. Please call ahead if you know your child is sick, has a medical appointment, is late, or will be away for an extended period of time.
We utilize an automated system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone. Parents can participate in this free service by texting "Y" or "Yes" to the short code 724665. In order to keep all communication lines flowing freely, we ask that you keep the school informed of any address or phone number changes.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the following policy has been suspended:
Although parents are formally invited to special events at the school, parents are always welcome at the school any time. However, to ensure that learning is not being interrupted, please check into the office before going to the classroom or give us a courtesy call stating that you would like to spend some time in the classroom.
T.A. Norris has a designated staff member trained in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This program, developed in Norway, is designed to mitigate in incidences of intimidating, taunting and excluding behaviours. The students and staff at our school also agree to follow these rules:
- We will not bully others
- We will help students who are bullied.
- We will include students who are left out.
- When we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.