Our School

General Information  

Attendance/Safe Arrival Procedures  

 We have a Ministry-mandated responsibility to communicate with parents about your child’s absences from school. Parents are also responsible for informing us if your child will be late or absent from school at any time. If your child will be late or absentplease notify the office by the following three ways: 

  1. SchoolMessenger at https://www.tvdsb.ca/SchoolMessenger   

  1. Call the toll free number: 1-844-305-3756 

  1. Report the absence through our smartphone mobile application: 

For more information regarding creating an account or reporting your child's absence, please see our Step By Step Guide.  If we have not received a call about an absent pupil, we will attempt to contact the parents or emergency contact person.  


Students traveling by bus are expected to follow the rules outlined by the Board of Education and the bus company. T.V.D.S.B.’s policy states that students are only allowed to ride on their regularly assigned bus to and from their regular stop. The school is not able to make exceptions to this transportation policy.  Additional information and forms are available at: www.mybigyellowbus.com  

Medical Information  

Parents who require their child to receive prescription or non-prescription medication while at school must make arrangements through the office. The specific forms which the board requires to be completed are available from the school office. There are also forms which must be completed for students with allergies or medical conditions. Please ensure that you notify the school if your child has any allergies or medical conditions. All medication must be stored at the office; the exception would be a second Epi-pen which may be kept in the classroom.  

School Hours






Entry bell, classes begin  

First Block  



First Break (40 min. 



Second Block  



Second Break (50 min.  



Third Block  




Lost and Found  

Students and parents are encouraged to regularly check our lost and found area as items tend to accumulate! Please label clothing and other items sent to school so that articles can be easily returned to the owners.  

Volunteering/School Support  

Listed below are a few of the ways in which parents can partner with the staff at South Ridge P.S. to support our students:  

  • Check and sign this agenda daily for communication notes, homework, etc. 

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher - phone calls, notes  

  • Assist with hot lunch days or our Food for Thought snack program  

  • Be a part of School Council  

  • Assist in a classroom 

  • Read with your child or listen to him/her every night 

  • Assist with homework and assignments when needed  

** Please note that the T.V.D.S.B. requires all volunteers to have a Criminal Background Check on file at the school.  Forms must be reviewed annually and are available at the school office.