Brock Elementary School is the only Islamic school in the Pickering area located at Brock Road and Finch Avenue. Our school is proud to serve the local Muslim community under the organization of Masjid Usman. Masjid Usman has been a vibrant and active Islamic organization, serving the Durham community for almost 15 years. The growing Muslim community, and the array of programs available to the community, proves the success of this facility.
Professional development and resources are directed towards improving student achievement in Literacy, Numeracy, Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Core French (junior students).
The staff works with students in a number of ways to deal with bullying. Working proactively to prevent bullying and intervening when it does occur is a year-round focus. Part of that focus includes reminding students of the 4Rs of bullying prevention:
Recognize or discern what is and is not bullying
Refuse to accept bullying behaviour
Report by speaking to a trusted adult or accessing Kids Help Phone
Restore or repair relationships
Our school focuses on finding solutions that help and support both the student who does the bullying and the target.
Safety & Security at BES
Brock Elementary School is a locked building for security and safety purposes. Access to our school is gained through the Masjid’s main doors. We are located on the second floor, which can be accessed via elevator or stairs. Visitors, volunteers, and guests are to report to the school office to sign-in using the “Guest Book”. It is required that visitors, volunteers, and guests pick up and wear a volunteer/visitor badge to be identified by students and teachers. Please sign out and return your badge when leaving. If you are dropping off lunches or other items for the students, you must do so at the office. Please do not take these items to the classrooms, as it will create disruptions to the lessons and divert student attention.Our goal is to keep everyone in the building safe at all times. The students and staff of Brock Elementary School are expected to practice for unexpected events. These events include fire drills, lockdowns, and evacuations. We practice ensuring that if we were ever in a situation of risk we would know how to calmly, appropriately, and safely deal with the situation.
Safety Arrival Program (S.A.P.)
S.A.P Number: (905) 426-7887 extension 6
The Safe Arrival Program (S.A.P.) is set up and operated by the teachers and principal to monitor the safe arrival of students. There is an answering machine at this number that permits the leaving of messages 24 hours a day. Please call the S.A.P. number to inform the school if your child will be late or absent for any reason (illness, religious holidays, medical appointment, etc.). Even if you have informed the teacher of your child’s absence, please call the S.A.P. number. It is also very important to contact the school if your child will not be returning to class in the afternoon.
If the school has not been notified of your child’s absence, an attempt will be made to phone you at work or at home to be sure your child is safe.
If your child is arriving late or must leave early for an appointment, please send a note to the school explaining this. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when signing in or out during school hours.
Regular and punctual attendance is expected from all students as it supports continuity of programming and promotes success in academic and social areas. Students in grades 1 to 6 who are not in their classrooms by 8:25 AM are late.
Late students are required to visit the office and receive a late slip before attending class. Please note that students without a late slip will not be permitted to enter their assigned classroom. Accumulated lates may result in disciplinary action being taken.
It is not the responsibility of the teachers to make sure students are regularly attending class. We ask that parents take appropriate measures to bring their children to school on time.