Cowan Heights Elementary

100 Canada Drive,  St. John's,  NL,  A1E 2M8

Tel Number: (709) 745-1700    Fax Number: (709) 745-2694

Friendly Reminders

Morning Arrival

It is important for all students to arrive at school on time. Our instructional day begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. When students are only arriving at this time, it is very difficult for them to properly ensure that they are prepared for their day and this may interrupt the morning routines in the classroom.

Lunch Time (12:25 - 1:13 p.m.)

If you are coming to pick up your child(ren) for lunch we ask that you not buzz into the office until at least 12:20 p.m. We are noticing a significant amount of families coming between 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. to collect their child(ren) and this is not only interrupting the entire class but it is also taking away from important instructional time. Students who go out to lunch will not be permitted back into school until 1:13 p.m. This time of the year, students going out to lunch should pay close attention to the weather and plan accordingly.

Kiss & Ride (7:55-8:10)

If you are availing of the Kiss and Ride drop off, please ensure your child(ren) exit on the passenger/non-driver side and have everything ready before you arrive to the drop off location.

Drivers are asked NOT to exit their vehicles. If you need to assist your child with things, we ask that you park and walk your child to their entrance. Your cooperation with this will alleviate the traffic on the neighboring streets.

Please do not move forward until you know your passenger(s) are safe on the sidewalk.

Staff Parking

Families are asked not to park in the staff parking area (upper parking lot).

PLEASE give yourself extra time for pick ups and drop offs and practice patience!

Construction Zone

Our facelift continues to be a work in progress. As mentioned in May, this is a lenghtly process and your cooperation is needed and greatly appreciated.

As you all know, with any renovations/construction there will be inconveniences. Contractors are working as fast as they can! Staff will lose 15-18 parking spaces and will have to park at the top of the parking lot (by the main entrance). We will also lose some parking in our kindergarten family parking lot. This will have a construction trailer and porta-potty located there.

We would greatly appreciate it if all families would depart from school property ASAP and not congregate as work has to start immediately after students/families are left the school grounds.

We do not anticipate too much of an interruption during our morning drop off. However, our dismissal time will be slower and everyone will need to have extra patience and show cooperation.

LEARNING will resume as usual.  This is exciting news, and we cannot wait to see the finished product! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


Registration and information about meal ordering will be sent home in September.  Parents must register before they can order meals! 


We are a scent-free school, if you are sending in hand sanitizer for your child(ren) to use, please ensure it is non-scented. We have plenty of non-scented hand sanitizer in each room. We have many students with severe, life-threatening allergies and we must ensure our school is free of:

Nuts (including peanuts, tree nuts and nut products)




Sesame Seeds (including Hummus)

 *Please alert your child’s teacher as soon as possible if your child has any serious medical conditions or life threatening allergies. There is also a place for this data on the student data sheet. We ask that parents refrain from sending in food items which contain any of these products. The district has determined that given the similarities in appearance, texture and taste of Soy Butter products, they are also restricted in our schools where a student has a peanut allergy. Please help keep everyone safe by following this policy.