Say No to the St. Mark the Evangelist Drop Off Policy
On September 3, 2014, with no advance notice, parents dropping off their children at St. Mark the Evangelist C.S in Whitby, Ontario were told that they were not allowed to enter the yard. Instead, a handful of staff would be supervising the children in the yard. Children were taken from their parents, many on their 2nd ever day of school, screaming and crying. While the one gate of the yard was being monitored by a staff member, the opposite side has a small fence with an 8 to 12 foot opening, which is unsupervised and through which children and adults are free to pass.