Consequences

Each one of my actions has a consequence…

Absenteeism

Students are expected to attend school every day unless they have a valid reason for an absence.

Parents should advise the school of their child’s absence. Otherwise, the parent will be contacted on the second day of the high school student’s absence.

If absenteeism is persistent, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the problem and find a solution. If necessary, Youth Protection Services will be contacted.

If a student misses more than 30% or 20 days per term of school, the assessment/evaluation cannot be completed.

Academic Honesty Policy

The school’s purpose is to foster academic excellence.  Honesty is an essential part of that success.

Cheating, in any form, is unacceptable behaviour. This includes, but is not limited to, using aids or other students’ work on tests and assignments, allowing another student to copy from your work, changing marks on report cards or other school documents, and plagiarism (submitting others’ work as your own).

The teacher’s professional judgment determines whether cheating has occurred.

Consequences for academic dishonesty will be as follows:

1st Offense:

  • Failure of the assignment or test.
  • Assignment must then be completed for a reduced mark.
  • After school detention (Day 3) to work on assignment, which must be completed within 5 school days.
  • Notification of parents.
  • 2nd Offense:
  • Failure of the assignment.
  • Assignment must then be completed for no mark.
  • One-day out-of-school suspension with project completed upon return to school with parent(s).
  • Conference with parents.

Parents must sign this Policy thereby acknowledging the consequences of cheating and plagiarism.

The Memo System

Students are allocated 100 points at the beginning of each six-day cycle.

Students who maintain 100 points will earn a free OT on Day 3 in the following cycle.

Students who fail to retain at least 60 points during the 6 day cycle will automatically receive a memo and an after school detention 75 minutes in length.  Detention day is Day 3.

Any student who loses more than 100 points during a six-day cycle will automatically receive a double memo and two detentions.

The receipt of a fourth memo will result in an automatic one-day suspension. The student AND HIS/HER parents or guardian will be asked to meet with the Principal and the student’s homeroom teacher in order to draw up a Student Action Plan to work toward improving this situation.

If the student’s behaviour fails to improve then the number of days that the student is suspended may increase with each additional memo.

Students are also reminded that a suspended student is automatically prohibited from participating in any extra-curricular activity for a period of up to two months from the date of the suspension.

 Having obtained a fourth memo, a student can erase his/her record by retaining 60 points during 3 consecutive 6-day cycles. A student can take advantage of this opportunity twice during the academic year: once in the first half of the year and a second time in the latter half of the year.

At the end of the second full cycle in January, all students will have their slates wiped clean and will once again start at memo number one.

  • Behaviour (B) = 10 points
  • Impolite (I) = 20 points
  • Late (L) = 5 points     
  • Materials (M) = 10 points
  • Signature (S) = 10 points  
  • Homework (H) = 10 points

If a student is more than 10 minutes late, it is considered skipping. The student will receive a detention.