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Allow us to share with you what J. R. Reid School is all about! 

J. R. Reid is a K - 8 School
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We offer morning kindergarten classes, Monday - Friday.  
half day mornings. Gr. 1- 8 are full days. We follow a School day calendar which rotates every 6 days. 


Supportive Programs for Parents! 

The School offers supervision over lunch hour.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Contact Dawn Smithson
There are a few changes this school year due to Covid-19.  We have two lunch breaks for all students. 

The YMCA offers a Before and After School Program 
7:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*You can learn all about the Y Program in the For Parents section to the left.


Arrival Times and Entrances 
Bell Times
8:50 a.m.    - First Bell, Students enter
8:55 a.m.    - Second Bell, O Canada and Announcements
10:30 a.m.  - Morning recess
11:45 a.m.  - Dismissal
12:45 p.m.  - Students enter​
2:20 p.m.    - Afternoon recess
3:35 p.m.    - Dismissal
The new bell times due to Covid-19:Bell times due to Covid-19.pdf

Students in grades kindergarten to grade four enter and exit through the southeast doors.
Students in grades five to grade eight enter and exit through the northeast doors.  
Only patrols may enter and exit through the front doors. 
Students are asked to arrive when the first bell rings at 8:55 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.  There is no supervision, other than what is provided for Lunch Program students.   
Attendance is taken after morning and afternoon announcements.  
 Primary Access
J. R. Reid School follows Primary Access procedures.  Primary Access means that all doors of the school, with the exception of the front door on 26th Street, remain locked during the school day.  The two side doors are unlocked approximately 5 minutes before the entry bells.  Students will enter and exit through their scheduled doors before school, at recess and at dismissal times.  Staff will be assigned to open these doors to allow students to enter.  The doors are always available to exit by simply pushing on them.
The front door of the school on 26th street remains open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. each day. All parents, guardians and visitors are asked to report to the office before proceeding to the classroom.  If we have a sporting event in the gym after school we will lock the front door. 
Parents coming to pick up their children at the YMCA's Before & After School Program are to ring the doorbell.  A supervisor from the program will come let you in. 
Visitors & participants coming to the school for the sporting events are asked to use the gym doors. 

* If you'd like to contact us, please see the contact list under "Contact" to the left. 

If we all follow our   
We are sure to achieve all our goals!

 School Development Plan