School Policies

School Policies

  Policy Procedure
Academic Honesty
  • Create an environment where intellectual integrity and academic honesty prevails.
  • Students are instructed that plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s work as their own.
  • Students sign a contract outlining that they understand the meaning of plagiarism and promise to honour the goals of intellectual integrity.
  • Plagiarism may result in a mark of zero.
Teacher contact
  • Staff is available for contact in a variety of methods.
  • Communication between parents and teacher is the key building block to academic success.
  • Teachers can be contacted through email or a call made to the main office.
  • Teachers communicate through Parent-Teacher interviews, early warning letters, mid-term marks and final marks.
Extra help
  • Additional help is available for students at no extra cost.
  • Students can arrange to meet with their classroom teacher outside of classroom hours.
  • Students can meet with guidance counselor to arrange for tutoring.
Homework
  • Homework is key component to student learning.
  • Students regularly receive homework.
  • The purpose of homework is to consolidate students’ knowledge and skills and/or to prepare for the next class.
  • Homework is assessed as a learning skill using a variety of assessment instruments, including checklists, oral recall, and classroom spot-check.
  • When homework is consistently not completed or done poorly, the home is contacted.
Absence
  • Absences need to be reported to the main office in timely manner.
  • The home needs to contact the school in case of an absence.
  • When a student is absent from school it is the student’s responsibility in concert with the teacher to make up the work and demonstrate they have met the course expectations.
  • A chronically absent student may not receive a credit.
  • Students’ attendance is recorded daily by the teachers and is reported to the front desk attendant within first 30 minutes of each class.
  • When a student is returning from an absence the teacher requires an explanation, usually a note or phone call, from home.
  • When a student has been absent from school the teacher will provide remediation.
  • If a student has been found to have been absent without reason a mark of zero may be assessed for incomplete work.
Missed work
  • Work that is an integral part of the courses expectations must be completed.
  • Students must take responsibility for work that has been missed.
  • Missed and incomplete assignments do impact on the student’s grade.
  • Students are responsible to catch up on missed work as expeditiously as possible. This can be done through contacting the teacher or a peer.
  • A reasonable timeline should be created for student to complete missed work.
Late assignments
  • Late assignments are reported in the learning skills section of the evaluation.
  • Assignments must be submitted in a timely manner
  • The student will be made aware of key dates for completing assignments and should plan his or her time accordingly.
  • Deducting of marks for lateness as per timeline
  • Teachers are encouraged to establish a two-day window of opportunity for students to complete and submit an assignment.
  • In cases where teaches are deducting marks, they should employ the model of deducting up to 5% each day (excluding weekends)
  • Parent will be contacted by the teacher if the student persists in handing in late work.