Lockeport Regional High School

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     School Handbook

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEACHERS

1.         To become familiar with the program of students and such outlines as are supplied for the 

subjects taught.

 

 2        Teachers should arrive by 8:10 a.m. and should proceed to their classroom on the 8:25 bell. 

If a teacher has reason to leave the school during an unscheduled period, please inform the office.

 

3.         All rooms are to be locked during noon and break periods, unless being used as a lunch room.  After the lunch period, the teacher on duty will lock the lunch rooms unless used as an open room during inclement weather or for an organized/supervised noon activity. 

 

4.         If a teacher is going to be absent from school due to illness or other reasons, they must in  form administration by 7:00 a.m. at the latest.

.            If it is known in advance that a teacher will be absent on a certain day(s), they are to inform Debbie as far in advance as possible. 

A lesson plan for the absent day(s) is to be provided.  This should be done by sending it in from home, or giving it over the phone to the secretary. 

You are not to assign “study” or “work on notes” as a lesson plan; something specific is to be assigned,

and plans should keep students busy all period.  All teachers should make an emergency plan for each course to be kept in the office for a back up.  It will be necessary at times to call on staff members to fill in for absent teachers.  Hopefully, this will be kept to a minimum and, over the year, will balance out so all will share the load equally.  Every effort will be made to obtain a substitute teacher for absences.

 

5.         Staff meetings are usually held after school beginning at 2:45 p.m.  An agenda is posted in the staff room prior to the meeting so all teachers can address their concerns.  Teachers will attend, but those with extra curricular or coaching duties will be excused.  There may be occasional emergency meetings to deal with urgent problems.

 

6.         Successful teachers are adept at maintaining a friendly, but responsible attitude towards

            their students.

 

7.         Occasionally, a teacher(s) experience problems owing to administrative policy -- the admin-

administrative staff would appreciate having individual staff members come directly to the office to discuss problems, complaints, or suggestions for improving school policies.

 8.         Teachers are required to do their own preparation for tests, review, outlines, etc.             

All exams must be typed.   A copier is in the main office for your use, but because of budget restraints, you are asked to exercise discretion in using it.

 

9.         All teachers are required to submit a yearly course outline for each subject taught.  This

            outline will include:

                        A/ Main textbooks used (guided by the Program of Studies)

                        B/ General course content (main topic areas)

                        C/ Any special activities (projects, field trips, plays, etc.)

            When submitting your plan, you will be asked to explain your program objectives and your program in general. 

            This outline is due the last teaching day of September (1st semester and full year courses) and the last teaching day of February (second semester).

 

10.        Plan books are for the development of lessons and maintenance of records.  All teachers are

            to keep daily class preparation records in their plan books.

 

11.        Some of the regular duties of homeroom teachers are:    

            a) Keep a bulletin board or information area in your homeroom to keep students aware

                 of policies, routines, regulations and notices.

            b) All teachers are responsible for the condition of the classroom they use.  See to it that

                 students do not deface furniture or any part of the room.  If damage does occur, make

every effort to identify the person responsible and deal with them appropriately, typically, referring them to the administration.  Teachers must ensure their rooms are as tidy as possible; things are not to be left on the floor, windows are to be closed and locked, blinds/drapes adjusted, chairs on desks where possible, lights off and doors locked.

 

12.        Textbooks are to be distributed by the subject teacher at their discretion.  All new text will be numbered before being placed in the teacher’s possession.  Teachers will record the book

            number and student’s name.  Excess books will be placed in storage.  Any student who loses

            a book will not be given a replacement until payment is made in full to the secretary.

            Accuracy is required when collecting books.  The subject teacher is responsible for contact-

            ing students who do not return textbooks at the end of the course, and have them return the

            book.  If the student does not return the book, the teacher will submit the name to the office

            and an invoice for book replacement will be issued.  Teachers are to encourage students to

            cover their textbooks.

 

13.        The administration must be informed of any class excursions taking place off school grounds.  These excursions are to be supervised by the teacher.  Permission forms, available at the office, must be signed in advance.

 

14.        The librarian is in charge of the library and has the same authority in respect to maintaining

order and discipline as a teacher..  Teachers are asked to reserve the library through the librarian, so conflicts with other classes do not occur. The librarian’s schedule will be posted by the library door.  On days the librarian is not present, the library will be locked.   All library rules are to be observed.

 

15.        All teachers are to have a set of emergency lesson plans submitted to the office at the beginning of each semester in case there is an emergency or unexpected absence.

 

16.        With regards to homework, a) individual student needs and abilities must be considered when assigning homework, b) homework should be viewed as a means of enhancing student learning and care must be taken to avoid it from becoming punitive or a negative influence,             c) homework should be coordinated so the frequency, length and difficulty is realistic and fair for all students, d) where homework is to be evaluated, the criteria for that evaluation should be clearly communicated to students, e) homework should not be assigned over regular school vacations – specifically Christmas Break and March Break.

 

17.        Each teacher in the school is responsible for developing a code of Behaviour and consequences for inappropriate behaviour.  The classroom code must be consistent with the school code and should foster a climate of mutual respect.  The administration encourages teachers to involve students in the process of developing a classroom code when it is feasible to do so.

 

PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLINE 

Three guiding principles to be observed are set out below:

 

1) The most important factor in the development and maintenance of good discipline in the

     school lie within the attitude and effort of the entire staff

2) The welfare of the individual is of prime importance and only when the behavior of a student

is so extreme that it endangers the whole class, or considerably disrupts the learning environment, should he/she be removed from the classroom, or in extreme cases, the school.

3) Staff members are encouraged to play a role in the disciplinary process.  Since students event-

     ually find themselves back in the classrooms when they have been asked to leave, it follows

     Those teachers should be involved.

            - student/teacher discussion

            - parent consultation

            - suitable corrective measures

            - documentation

4) Specific responsibilities:  Each teacher in the school is responsible for developing a classroom

     code of behavior and consequences for inappropriate behaviors.  The classroom code must be

     consistent with the school code and should foster a climate of mutual respect.  Keep the code

     simple, reasonable and easy to manage.  The Administration encourages teachers to involve

     students in the process of developing a classroom code when it is feasible to do so.

 

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 

Classroom teachers are to maintain proper order and discipline in the school and classrooms.  Please become familiar with the School Discipline Policy and Procedures.  Dismiss from class any student who is persistently difficult or disobedient.  When such action is taken, refer the student to the administration. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS - will be made at the beginning or end of classes.  Announcements during class time will be avoided as much as possible.  Please ensure your class is quiet during these times.

ATTENDANCE - Students are expected to keep regular attendance.  Please bring to the attention of the office, any student who is missing too much time from school or your class.  The office must be informed immediately, if a student is absent from your class, but was not marked absent on the attendance slip, or is late arriving to class.

RECORD CARD - the guidance office will maintain all permanent records.  Homeroom teachers will be responsible for seeing that all final marks are placed on cum cards.

 

 

SUPERVISORY POLICY 

Supervisor or teacher evaluations have always been a constructive resource for both teachers and administrators.  If these supervisions are carefully planned and executed, they result in an improved learning situation and adhere to current contractual legislation.

Assessment of teacher performance will be based upon observations made on the following teaching areas, which, in most instances, educators attempt to strive.

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM OF STUDIES - SR. HIGH

 

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

The primary function of the Guidance Department is the provision of occupational and educational information.  However, limited personal and group counseling is also available.  The department assumes responsibility for the preparation of confidential reports for university, orientation of new students, and, where feasible, the arrangement of parent/teacher consultation.  It is strongly recommended that students avail themselves of these services.

 

HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS

Students entering grade 10 in September 99 will require a minimum of 18 credits to graduate. A credit is a course that is successfully completed in a minimum of 110 hours of scheduled time. Of the 18 credits, no more than 7 of the 18 credits may be from grade 10 courses, and at least 5 must be from grade 12 courses.  The following are compulsory (must pass) credits for graduation:

- 3 English language arts, one at each level

- 1 fine arts:  art, dance, drama, music

- 2 mathematics

- 2 science: one from biology, chemistry, integrated science, or physics, and 1 from other approved science course

- 2 other mathematics, science, or technology:  eligible tech courses include Communication Technology 11 and 12; Construction Technology 10; Computer Related Studies 11 and 12;

Data processing 12; Design 11; Electrotechnologies 11; Energy, Power and Transportation 11; Exploring Technology 10; Production Technology 11 and 12; and Word/Information Processing 12

- ½  credit Physically Active Lifestyles 11

- ½ credit Career and Life Management 11

- 1 global studies:  global geography or global history

- 1 Canadian History:  Canadian History 11; Acadian History 11; African Canadian Studies 11;  Gaelic Students 11 or Mi’kmaq Studies 10.

For the past number of years promotion at LRHS has been based on the successful completion of subjects; meaning that Sr. High students need only repeat courses in which they have been unsuccessful.  While many advantages result from subject promotion, considerable responsibility rests with the students who must bear the consequences of inappropriate course selection.  For this reason, students should consult the guidance counselor and parents prior to finalizing their program of studies.

 

CREDIT TYPES

Each course is categorized as one of the following credit types:

academic - These course are designed for students who expect to enter college, university or other post-secondary institutions

graduation - These courses are designed for students who wish to obtain a graduation diploma with a view to proceeding to employment or some selected area of post-secondary study

open - Although none of these courses is designed to meet the specific entrance requirements of any post-secondary institution, individual course may meet entrance requirements of some institutions. 

 

 

CHALLENGE FOR CREDIT

Challenge for credit gives a student an opportunity to acquire a high school credit for knowledge, skills and attitudes which they may already have achieved.  For example, your past involvement in theatre, dance or music may be considered for credit.  Approval for Challenge for Credit must be given by the school principal, and to receive credit for the current school year, you must make application no later than March 31st of that year.  See the Guidance Counselor or Principal for application and information.

 

 

HOMEROOM CRITERIA

For senior high school students, the placement in homeroom will be determined by the following:

 

To be placed from grade 10 to grade 11 – the student must have English 10 plus 4 other credits

To be placed from grade 11 to grade 12 – the student must be eligible to graduate

 

The placement in September will be in effect for the entire year.

 

 

PROGRAM OPTIONS

LRHS offers three basic program options:  academic, modified academic and IPP program

1.  Academic program - The courses in this division are designed to prepare students for advanced study in post secondary institutions including universities and technical schools.

2.  Modified program - Students may wish to combined studies from the academic and graduate options.  In fact, where students experience difficulty in one or two subjects, it is recommended they  consider the feasibility of a modified academic program.  It must be noted that the modified academic program  credit does not fulfill the requirements for advanced academic courses and does not meet the requirements for university entrance.  Students must give careful consideration to their future vocational requirements before embarking upon a modified academic program.

3.  Individual Program Plan - We believe every student in our school system is entitled to the best education we can offer.  Toward that end, we believe that, wherever possible, all students should be part of the regular school society, and that no child should be set apart or excluded from that society solely on the basis of a special need.  However, at times a placement which recognizes these special needs may be necessary.  Therefore, it is our policy that a thorough study shall be made of each child who is classified as a child with special needs.  This study shall be for the purpose of determining whether or not the child is capable of functioning in a regular school society and if such a placement would be to the benefit of the student.  If, indeed, such placement would be beneficial, then such placement shall be made under the procedures and policies of the Student Services Department, TCRSB.  An Individual Program Plan will be established for that student in conjunction with the Program Planning Team and parents/ guardians.  On completion of this program, a special graduation certificate will be presented.

 

 

YOUR PROGRAM SELECTION

Students are advised to discuss their future educational or occupational plans with their parents.  The Guidance Counselor can be relied upon to provide information regarding entrance qualifications for colleges, universities, school of technology ad for other specific areas, both vocational and professional.

Carefully examine all the available information relating to your area of interest, making certain of the effect that the selection of one option as to another, will have on your future plans.  DO NOT choose a course simply because a friend is taking that course.  You and your friend may differ considerably in ability and future educational and occupational plans.

REMEMBER - Registration and course selection is your responsibility.  Make use of every available resource in choosing your program.

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Regardless of the number of courses already completed, every student must ordinarily take a minimum of 3 courses per semester, unless, because of not having the necessary background subjects, a student cannot possibly take three.  Taking 4 courses per semester is recommended.  Prerequisites are required in  certain subject areas.  Grade 10 students must take a full course load, 4 subjects per semester.  Grade 11 students may take only 1 free period for the year; and Grade 12 students may take 1 free period per semester.  However, during 2nd semester, grade 12 students can opt to take only the number of courses required to graduate.  If this number is less than 3, the student must leave the school during all free periods regardless of the weather.

A student may take a subject a level lower than that of their present grade only if the student does not already have a credit in the subject at a higher level, or the subject is necessary to make up the number required for a certificate of high school completion.  

 

RETURNING GRAD RULE

Some students, after having received their graduation certificate, return to LRHS for further courses or to upgrade their marks.  These students are welcome and must adhere to the following rules:

1)  There are no minimum number of courses to be taken, but the student must leave the school building when not taking a class

2)  Where community colleges require a minimum average of 65% and universities a minimum of 75%, returning grads must be making 65% or higher on every course taken.  If not 65% or higher, you will receive a probational warning and have one month to bring your marks up to the

65% minimum allowed.  If the mark is not brought up to that level, you will forfeit your privilege

of attending LRHS.  You will receive only 1 probation warning per semester.  Make this chance

your best chance.

3)  The students must display mature behavior at all times

4)  Returning student status will be reviewed monthly

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Students who are preparing for university entrance are reminded that entrance requirements vary considerably from university to university.  All universities require 5 grade 10 level subject, and most require 5 grade 11 level subjects, but some universities require 6 grade 11 level subjects.  Then, certain universities require 5 grade 12 credits for entrance.

Generally, universities require students to have a minimum of 65-70% for entrance consideration.  It should be noted, minimum averages differ greatly among faculties;  while a 65% average would be sufficient to enter Arts at Dalhousie, an 85% average is require by the School of Physiotherapy.

Students should be aware that not all courses are accepted for credit at university.  Students are urged to clarify the acceptability of their proposed program with the Guidance Counselor.

 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Initial registration of students begins in April/May, and it is expected that all students planning to returning to LRHS will have finalized their programs by May 31st.  Within the first week of school, the course registration form will be filled out with all subjects being taken by Sr. High students, signed by the parent and returned to the Guidance Dept.  Any course changes after this date will require the permission of the Guidance Dept. and the Principal.  The decision reached with respect to such requests will be based upon enrollment and teacher availability.

 

 

CHANGING OR DROPPING A SUBJECT

If a Grade 11 or 12 student is considering transferring or terminating a course, it must be done by the end of the first cycle of classes in each semester.  Ordinarily, no student will be allowed to drop a subject after these dates, unless special circumstances are found to warrant an extension.

* Pre-calculus Mathematics 11 and 12 students have until the end of 1st term to drop back to a lower math program.

Procedure:

1)         Form available from office

2)         A suitable reason must be provided

3)         Consultation with guidance and signed consent

4)         Course teacher must be consulted and signed consent received

5)         Parental permission received by signed consent

6)         Consent of administration granted

Students must attend class until the above form is signed by the Administration.

 

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY POLICY

This policy is designed to make students responsible for handing in their assignments when they are due.  Students will receive credit for whatever they turn in to a teacher.  If an assignment is due on a day the student is absent, the assignment is to be turned in on the day the student returns to school.

 

 

TEXTBOOK POLICY

Once students are issued texts to accompany their courses of choice, the books are the responsibility of the student, who must return them in good condition at the end of the semester.  Each textbook is numbered by administration.  The teacher will record this number and be used to determine ownership of the book.  Students are asked to assume care of textbooks by covering them to protect them and to prolong their use.  When returning texts, a student will only receive credit if the text returned bears the same number as the original text and the book is in good condition.  No credit can be issued if the text number has been removed, deleted, or altered in any way.  Student and parent will be notified of any book that has not been returned at the end of the semester.  No texts will issue to any student who has not accounted satisfactorily for texts from the previous semester and final report may be withheld until the student’s book return is complete.

 

 

PROMOTIONAL POLICY

All grades will be reported numerically.  The pass mark in all subjects is 50%.  Reports will be issued in November and January (1st sem) and April and June (2nd sem).  Examinations will be during each semester; January (1st sem) and June (2nd sem).  Senior high courses will be graded as

Terms 70%, Exams 30%, unless exempted in possible second semester courses.

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

Students in grades 7, 8 and 9 will register in all courses offered to their grade.  Students must pass English, Math, Social Studies, Science, PDR, Phys. Ed., Family Studies, Tech Ed. and French in order to go on to the next level.  Jr. High students who are repeating a grade will take all courses for the grade being repeated.  When a grading pass is accomplished, a “combined pass report” will be issued.

 

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION REGULATIONS

Correspondence, online and virtual school courses may be taken in instances where the school schedule of classes prohibits taking the course at school.  Distance education courses will also be accepted in instances where the desired course is not offered in the schools program of student.

Students who are unsuccessful in obtaining a passing grade at the end of the semester, may enrolled in a distance education course in the deficient subject in order to fulfill the requirements of the grade.  The school will administer examinations for correspondence courses.  Correspondence Study forms are available at the office.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all textbooks needed for the course.

 

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

The TCRSB offers summer school to students of our region.  Students who have failed a required subject can apply to attend summer school for the month of July.  There is a fee for each course, and application forms are available in the school office.  Courses offered are determined by number of students registered.

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Academic success is directly linked to regular school attendance.  Students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for scheduled classes in compliance with Section 24(1)(b) of the Education Act which states, “It is the duty of a student to ... (b) attend school regularly and punctually.”  Reasons for student absences from school may be accepted or rejected by the School Principal, who is the Attendance Officer for his/her school. Student sickness, medical appointments, serious illness or death in the family are considered acceptable excuses.

In accordance with TCRSB policy 701: 

a) Students who miss school must bring a written excuse, dated and signed by a parent or guardian for every absence, including half-day absences.

b) If excuses are not submitted by the student within three school days immediately following the absence, the absence may be considered inexcusable.

c) The Principal of each school shall determine if a student has an attendance problem.

d) In the event the Principal of a school determines a student has an attendance problem, a letter of warning shall be sent by registered mail or by personal service to the student’s parents or guardian or person in charge of the student, with a copy of the letter to the Superintendent of Schools.

e) Following receipt of the warning notice, any student who misses five further days without good and acceptable reason during the school year, will be referred by the Principal to the Superintendent of Schools for remedial steps or action.

 

Attendance Procedures:

1) Student attendance is too be submitted into the office at the beginning of each period, for all classes.

 

2) Calls will be made to parents of students listed as absent.

 

3) If a student is late coming to school or returning to school they will report to the office and then go to class.

 

4) Following an absence from school, students have three days to bring a written, dated excuse signed by the parent/guardian, to the office explaining the absence.  (After the 3 days, it will be considered an unexcused absence)

 

5) Being late for class three times will count as an unexcused absence and result in a detention.

 

6) Students who have an unexcused absence will be ineligible to participate in extra curricular activities or events that day.

 

7) Students who miss a test because of an absence will write the test upon the first day of their return to school.  Unexcused absences will result in a mark of 0.

 

8)  Late assignments will be deducted 15% the first day, 30% the second day and will receive a mark of 0 the third day if not submitted.

 

9) Teachers will not be signing extra curricular sheets if assignments are late or missing.

 

10) Work requested for extended absences must be returned to teachers before new work will be sent home.

 

 

NON-MEDICAL EXTENDED ABSENCE POLICY

At LRHS, we believe that attendance is one of the main keys to academic success.  This belief is upheld by our attendance policy and the Nova Scotia Education Act which states:

·         It is the duty of a student to participate fully in learning opportunities and attend school regularly and punctually. 

·         It is the duty of parents to support their children in learning success and cause their children to attend school as required by the regulations.

With those principles in mind, we have developed the following policy regarding students who miss a week or more of school time for non-medical reasons:

 It is the responsibility of the student to make up any work that is missed during a non-medical extended absence.

Students must prepare an “absence plan” that will include:

1.           The dates they will be missing;

2.           The name of the person who will be responsible for collecting and organizing all work missed; and

3.           A timetable for rewriting any tests and handing in any assignments that were missed.

This plan is to be approved by all teachers involved, and then signed by the student, parents/guardians and the vice-principal.  The plan must be on file in the office five school days before leaving and a copy provided to the student.  Failure to follow or submit an absence plan will result in a zero on missed work.  Students and parents must be aware of the fact that all work and instruction missed during the absence may be on the exam. 

 

 

 

EXAM POLICY

Grade 7, 8, 9 students do not write exams in January or June, but will instead be subject to tests during the Sr. High exam period.

All students in grades 10-12 will write first semester exams, with no one being exempted. 

For the second semester exams, the following will apply:

 

ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION BOOSTER

a)      In order for a student in grades 10, 11, or 12 to be exempt from writing a final exam in June, he/she must reach accredited status in that course. Accredited status means achieving a minimum course mark of 70%.

b)      An exception to this is, all Grade 10, 11, 12 students must write final exams in English and Math regardless of whether an accredited status has been achieved.

c)      Attendance no longer has any bearing on whether a student writes an exam.

d)      There are no exemptions for provincial exams.

 

OPTIONAL WRITING OF EXAMS

Any student in grades 10-12 may elect to write a June exam they have been exempted from and, in that case, the higher resulting mark, either with or without the exam, will prevail.

 

WRITING EXAMS

Students in grades 10-12 who are failing a subject, will write the exam regardless.

 

 

EVALUATION

Junior High marks will be calculated as follows:

Grade 7, 8, 9                Mid year mark = 50% 1st term; 50% 2nd term

                                    Final mark = 50% mid year mark; 25% 3rd term; 25% 4th term

With the exception of semestered courses which will be calculated as:

                                    Final mark = 50% 1st term; 50% 2nd term

 

Grades 10, 11, 12        Final = 1st term 35%, 2nd term 35%, Exam 30%

                                    (Semester 2 exemptions) Final = 1st term 50%, 2nd term 50%

 

 

 

 Lockeport Regional High School

Discipline Policy

 

Mission Statement:

 

To provide a positive and safe learning environment that encourages everyone to achieve their full potential in an ever-changing world.

 

 

The School Code of Behaviour and Staff

The underlying principles of fairness, tolerance, respect, acceptance, and anti-racist education that embody the school goals must be consistently upheld and modeled by all members of the school community.

 

All school board personnel shall regard as confidential, information obtained with regard to students through the course of their professional duties; that they be just and impartial in all relationships with students; that they must assume responsibility for the safety and welfare of their students, especially under conditions of emergency; that they respect religious and political beliefs and the moral scruples of the students and/or their parents or guardians; that they be objective in dealing with sensitive or controversial issues arising from the curriculum whether scientific, political, religious, racial, or moral; that they shall not harass sexually or in any other way a student or other person; that they not  make defamatory, disparaging, condescending, embarrassing, or offensive comments concerning students, other teachers, parents, or guardians; and that they employ appropriate educational methods in their teaching, giving all students opportunities to use and develop initiative, leadership, and judgment.

 

Student Behaviour Expectations

 

The discipline code of Lockeport Regional High School is built upon the belief that a safe, secure learning environment is an essential prerequisite for a learning climate.  The prevention of behavioral difficulties through proactive measures is of primary importance in creating such a climate.  Accordingly, we emphasize the following positive behaviours:

 

1.      Be Prompt- Time at the school is very important.  Be on time and be prepared for classes.

 

2.      Be Respectful- Live by the ‘Golden Rule’.  Treat others as you wish to be treated in return.  Rude Behaviour, foul language, physical aggression, or misuse of school property is not acceptable.

 

3.      Be Safe- Adopt a cooperative attitude with one another and the staff.  Adhere to the rules and fair play and good sportsmanship.  Follow school rules and procedures to ensure the physical safety of everyone.

 

4.      Be Responsible Citizens- Be involved in positive projects in your school and community.  Help others and always work to find ways to make both school and your community better places.  We are all richer for the effort.

 

5.      Be proud- Take pride in yourself, your accomplishments, and your school.  Do your share to keep the school and grounds clean and pleasant while practicing environmentally friendly habits.

 

6.      Be Kind and Considerate- Remember that your actions are a reflection on yourselves, your family, and your school.  We are all judged by our behaviours and attitudes.  Do your part to make our school a warm and friendly place.

 

 

Expectations

 

 

 Settings

 

Respect For Self

Respect For Others

Respect For Environment

Respect For Learning

All Settings

Be prepared to give your best effort.

Dress, speak, act appropriately.

 

Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

Be considerate

Use good manners and appropriate language.

Recycle

 

Keep the school clean

Be prepared with homework and supplies.

Respect others efforts and contributions

Be a good listener

Halls, Stairway & Lobby

Keep moving

Appropriate social behaviour

Walk to the right

Treat others with respect

Be aware of space

Use inside behaviour

Take care with school property

Take pride in our school

Help keep school clear of clutter / garbage.

Use sensible scents

Be quiet and respectful during class time.

Get materials for class before class and during appropriate breaks.

Field (Outside)

Respect equipment and space

Play safe

Follow expectations

Respect personal space

Use appropriate language

Practice sportsmanship

Place litter in garbage cans

Take care with school property

Follow instructions and rules

Use observation skills to promote safety

Be positive with classmates

 

Lunch/Activity Room

Keep the room clean

Share the equipment

Use proper manners

Speak in a normal voice

Put away equipment when finished

Keep it clean

Treat furniture appropriately

Use machines appropriately

Use appropriate social behaviour

Use your good manners

Return equipment when finished

Library / Computer Room

Work quietly

Explore opportunities appropriately

Respect equipment / report damage

Wait your turn

Leave things in their proper space

Follow procedures for use of equipment

Keep area tidy

Replace the things you use

Eat and drink elsewhere

 

Share materials and equipment as needed

Use appropriate research sites

Respect equipment

 

Assembly

Remain quiet

Keep your attention on the speaker

Keep you hands and feet to yourself

 

Eat and drink elsewhere

Follow seating plan

Gym

Appropriate dress and footwear

Moderate voice level

Listening skills- focus on the speaker

Participate

Encourage others to do their best

Follow the rules

Share equipment

Learn/follow safety rules

Use equipment appropriately

Keep it clean

Eat and drink elsewhere

Take pride

Listening skills

Know and practice rules

Pay attention

Do your best

Bus

Travel safely

 

Sit appropriately

 

Demonstrate courteous behaviour

 

Follow driver rules

Care for bus

 

Keep bus clean

Inside behaviour rules

 

 

Responsibility for a positive school climate is shared!

 

 

Inappropriate Behaviours

 

Students must learn to develop self-control and the ability to accept responsibility for their own Behaviour as part of the maturation process.  Students must realize that rules and behavioral expectations extend beyond the school property and include bus travel and all extracurricular activities.

 

Students enjoy many privileges and freedoms at Lockeport Regional High School.  These privileges may be revoked or suspended if individuals are unwilling or unable to assume responsibility for their actions.

 

Referrals for Assistance

 

The discipline code of Lockeport Regional High School recognizes that emotional and psychological problems may cause chronic learning or behavioral difficulties.  When such situations arise, the administration and/or teachers may seek help for these students as an alternative to disciplinary action.  This help would include referrals for assistance to the guidance department, the psychologist’s assigned to the Western Zone, the mental health clinic, and/or social services as deemed appropriate.

 

 

Teacher’s Responsibility for Behaviour Management- PEBS

 

Many student behavioral issues and concerns are the responsibility of the classroom teacher.  When students misbehave in class, it is critical to the long-term management of the class that the misbehaviour is dealt with immediately by the teacher.  Classroom teachers are to maintain proper order and discipline in the school and classrooms.  Please become familiar with the School Discipline Policy, Procedures and actions taken as outlined in PEBS.  Dismiss from class any student who is persistently difficult or disobedient.  When such action is taken, refer the student to the administration with a discipline office referral form completed.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS - will be made at the end of classes and announcements during class time will be avoided as much as possible.  Please ensure your class is quiet during these times.

 

ATTENDANCE - Students are expected to keep regular attendance.  Please bring to the attention of the office, any student who is missing too much time from school or your class.  The office must be informed immediately, if a student is absent from your class, but was not marked absent on the attendance slip.  Send the attendance down at the beginning of each class, and notify the office immediately if a students was marked absent, but showed up late.

 

RECORD CARD - the guidance office will maintain all permanent records.  Homeroom teachers will be responsible for seeing that all final marks are placed on cum cards.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

 

A) Excessive Discipline Referrals Policy

 

Most minor disciplinary infractions will be dealt with by the teachers in the classrooms.  Students who persist in being disruptive and/or uncooperative or are involved in a major incident will be referred to the offices.

 

There is a strong correlation between the number of disciplinary referrals a student has accumulated and the negative impact that this student has on the learning environment.  As a result, the administration may refer a student who accumulates

excessive office referrals over the course of a year to the Tri County District School Board for suspension for the remainder of the school year. 

B) Excessive Suspension Policy

 

There is a strong correlation between the number of times a student has been suspended from the school and the impact on the learning environment.  As a result, the administration will recommend to the Tri County District School Board that a student who has been suspended from school on five (5) different occasions over the course of the year be suspended for the remainder of the school year.

 

B) Students, academics, discipline, and extra-curricular activities

 

All students are eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities and events with the following expectations:

 

1.      Students who are reported to the office during a school day may, depending on the nature and severity of the offense, be barred from activities during or after school on that day.  The decision will be made by administration.

 

2.      Students who are suspended, either in-school or out of school are not permitted to take part in any activity during and on the day of the suspension.  Students who have an in-school suspension must leave the school at dismissal time and not return for that day.  Any student suspended from extra-curricular activities for a second time in the school year will be automatically barred from participating in extra-curricular activities indefinitely.

3.      Students who miss class or classes during the day without an acceptable excuse are not permitted to participate in activities during or after school on that day.

 

4.      Students who participate in an activity when they are ineligible will not be permitted to take part in any extracurricular activity for the next ten school days.  The office will try to notify coaches of ineligible students, but failure to notify is not an excuse for that student’s participation.  It is the responsibility of the student to inform the coach of his or her status.

 

5.      A student who have been assigned in excess of three (3) detentions within one month or has been referred to the administration twice in one month will be deemed ineligible to participate in extra-curricular events and activities.

 

6.      Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic achievement will be subject to ineligibility in accordance with the academic probation policy.

 

7.      Students who wish to participate in an extra-curricular event which requires time off from a class, or classes, must have the permission of each subject teacher to miss their class.  Students are to obtain an extra curricular class form from the office and have each of their teachers sign it before being able to participate in the activity.  These students are responsible for obtaining work missed during absences.

 

 

C) Suspensions:

 

Students who are placed on an In-School Suspension will serve their suspension in the office, under the direction of the principal.  Teachers will send work to the office for the student to work on throughout the day, the work completed is to be given a mark. If work is not completed on the day of the in-school suspension, student may have to return on subsequent breaks, lunch times, or the following day to finish work.

 

Students who are subject to an in-school suspension in accordance with the terms outlined in Step 3 of the referral process will follow these procedures:

-Students report to the main office on arrival to school

-Students will be placed in a designated location until the first bell to homeroom.

-Students will follow a prepared schedule which will place them in specific rooms to follow a prescribed course load for the day.

-During the regular break and lunch hour, student will report to the main office.-Students will receive a separate lunch & break from the other students.  Following lunch, they are to report to the office where work will be provided.  Students are ineligible for all extra-curricular activities while on in-school suspension.

 

Students who are suspended from school are responsible for completing homework assignments.  Books and materials are to be taken home, or arrangements are to be made for a parent or friend to gather them on behalf of the student

 

D) L.R.H.S. Drop-out Policy

 

Students who are the age of 16, who wish to withdraw from school must follow the following procedure:

1.        Set up an appointment with the Guidance Counselor.

2.        Meet with the administration and parents if possible.

3.        Advise your homeroom teachers and the office of your decision.

4.        Return all books to homeroom teachers or to the office.

 

E) Leaving School During Regular School Hours

 

Students who must leave school property during regular school hours must remain in class until a parent/ guardian reports to the school office. The student will then be called from class. Students who will leave on their own must give a signed note to the secretary before leaving the premises.   Upon their return, students must inform the office before returning to class.

 

 

F) School Dances

 

      The guidelines for school dances are based on the principle of showing respect for ourselves and others.

      A maximum of one dance per month will be allowed.  Proper supervision must be obtained at least one week in advance of the dance date.  A maximum of four major dances will be held.

      Dances will be mainly on Thursday evenings.  Doors will open at 7:00 and close at 8:00.  The dance will end at 10:00.

      At major dances, the administration (or designate) will be on call.  There will be at least two teachers and at least four parent chaperones and four student police.  The student parliament will be responsible for obtaining teachers to supervise all dances and will be responsible for obtaining parent chaperones for all dances.  “Parents” are defined as those having children enrolled at L.R.H.S.

 

THE SCHOOL MAINTAINS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION TO ANY INDIVDUAL NOT IN REGULAR DAILY ATTENDANCE AT L.R.H.S.  THIS APPLIES TO ANY SCHOOL FUNCTION OR ACTIVITY.

 

IN-SCHOOL DANCES:

      In-school dances are only for students of Lockeport Regional High School.

Admission to an in-school dance will be payable at the door on the night of the dance.  All coats, kit bags, and knap sacks will be checked at the door and kept in the designated room.  Only the admission people and the student police will be allowed in the designated room on the night of the dance. 

 

OPEN INVITATION: MAJOR DANCES

Each student may invite one guest. Students who wish to invite a guest will sign the guest’s name on the invitation list with their own name listed as a sponsor.  If the guest is approved, the student will prepay the guest and themselves and receive a dance pass to be passed on to their guest.  No invited guest can purchase admission at the door.  Admission will be granted only when both the student and the guest pass in their dance tickets at the door. The Student Parliament assumes no responsibility for a lost or misplaced dance pass once in the possession of a student.

GENERAL REGULATIONS- ALL DANCES

 

1.       All students are eligible to attend dances except when their privileges have been suspended for a specified reason.

 

2.       The student is responsible for his/her guest.  Guests must be signed in and will not be admitted until their sponsor has arrived.

 

3.       All coats, kit bags, knap sacks, etc. will be checked in at the door and stored in room 111.  No students are allowed beyond the staff washrooms with the exception of dance personnel, student police, and chaperones.

 

4.       SMOKING is prohibited on school board property.

 

5.       The use of drugs or alcohol, before or during the dance is prohibited (and illegal).

 

6.       Anyone having consumed alcohol or having used a narcotic, or fighting will be ejected from the dance, and disciplined in accordance to the School Board policy, and everyone could be informed that the dance is closed.  Normally this would occur if more than one individual were suspected.

 

In the case of student offender(s), the parent/guardian will be called.

 

In the event that a dance is closed, students will be allowed fifteen (15) minutes to contact parents for transportation.  Duty teachers will remain until everyone is outside and the gym is locked.

 

Students involved in the use of alcohol/narcotics will subject to the terms of the Tri County District School Board Policy (203.2).

 

If the offender is not a student of L.R.H.S., they will not be permitted to attend any future dances for a period of (10) ten consecutive school months.  The student inviting the guest will be ineligible to attend the next major dance.

 

G) Monetary Credit

 

Financial credit will not be extended to any student for photocopying, computer disks, etc.

 

H) Visitors

 

To provide a safe, secure environment, we request that all visitors please report to the office upon arrival at the school.  Individuals not registered at L.R.H.S. are not to be on school property.  Students are asked not to invite friends who are not registered students, to spend time at the school.

 

I)  Transportation

 

1.       An approved chaperone must accompany students on bus trips and travel on the bus when such trips are planned by the school.

 

2.       While on the bus, students are under the authority of the bus driver and must obey the directions given by the driver.  The L.R.H.S. Discipline Code is in effect at all times when students are attending functions outside the school under the supervision of school personnel, bus drivers or chaperones.  Specific Bus Discipline procedures are addressed in Policy 500.1 of the Tri County District School Board Policy Manual.

 

                  3.   Driver volunteers must register with the office and meet the criteria specified by the Tri County District School Board before being listed as an authorized driver for school events. For clarification of the criteria, please contact the school secretary.

 

J) Volunteer Screening

 

In accordance, with Policy 804.4 of the Tri County District School Board, all regular or long term volunteers and overnight chaperones on school trips must complete a Child Abuse Registry- Request for Search application and a police record check before serving as volunteers in these capacities.  Applications and guidance are available at the main office of the school.

 

K) Human Rights and Cross-Cultural Relations

 

At L.R.H.S., we believe that the fundamental human rights of all individuals must be respected and protected.  School Board policy pertaining to Human Rights and Cross Cultural Relations is reviewed annually with the students by classroom teachers and has become an integrated component of the curriculum in our schools.

 

Sexual Harassment, ethical, racial, or cultural slurs, and inappropriate references to individual sexuality will not be tolerated and will be dealt with expediently and severely.  All complaints reporting incidents of these types of violations will be investigated and will be subject to the L.R.H.S. Discipline Policy (Code C- Severely Disruptive Behaviours) and the Board Policy which refers to such incidents as forms as assault.  If such allegations are found to be true, suspension may result.

     

Students who violate the rights of others can expect the following action to be taken:

 

a) all complaints will be investigated by the school administration

 

b) if evidence supports the allegation, the offender will be subject to the school’s discipline policy with respect to assault (refer to Code C)

 

c) The R.C.H. Advisor will be consulted to provide a suitable educational experience for the offender.  Parents/guardians will be informed of the violation and the process.

 

d) Each case will be fairly examined on its own merits to evaluate the severity if the discipline measures to be used.  A repetition of an offense will result in a more severe discipline action and may result in an in-school suspension or out of school suspension.

 

 

 

 

Lockeport Regional High School

School-Wide Discipline Plan

 

 

Minors

 

These behaviours are handled by the classroom teacher or attending adult; if behaviour becomes increasing serious, or is chronic, staff will report incidents to the office.

 

Teasing and/or derogatory remarks                                  Pushing in halls & stairwells

Inappropriate hallway behaviour                                      Homework

Swearing                                                                                                Unprepared for class.

Non-compliance                                                                   Assembly behaviour

Inappropriate use of personal equipment                                        Throwing object

Defacing school property                                                  Disrespecting other students                                      Disrespectful gestures                                                                              Minor lates

Talking out of turn                                                              

 

 

Middles

 

These behaviours are initially handled by the teacher or attending adult and are referred to the administration.

 

Lates (more than 10 minutes)                                             Inappropriate Clothing

Cheating                                                                                Disrespecting teacher’s personal space/desk

Lying                                                                                      Sarcastic, angry, or inappropriate comments

Obsenity, in oral, written, gesture, or pictorial forms                     Lack of responsiveness, apathy

Disrespecting other students                                                            Throwing snowball / rocks

Unsportsmanlike conduct                                                                  Cell phones, MP3 players, etc.

Recording, either audio, video, or pictorial                                      Computer Infractions (See Policy)

Intimate Socializing                                                                             

 

 

Majors

 

These behaviours are immediately referred to the administration.

 

Fighting                                                                                                 Weapons

Physical Aggression                                                                           Theft

Defiance                                                                                Disruption of the operation of the school

Vandalism                                                                                              Sexual Behaviour

Skipping                                                                                                Smoking

Inappropriate internet use and/or print material                             Sexual harassment

Drugs and/or alcohol                                                          Bullying / Harassment

Verbal Abuse

Inappropriate use of matches and lighter.

Inappropriate representation of school (field trips, athletics, performances)

Recording staff or students without the person’s knowledge

Inappropriate racial, ethical, cultural, sexuality, religious references

 

 

 

 

Lockeport Regional High School

School-Wide Discipline Plan

Consequence Guide

 

Minors

 

These behaviours are handled by the classroom teacher or attending adult; if behaviour becomes increasing serious, or is chronic, staff will report incidents to the office.

 

Step #1 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

 

Step#2 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Disciplined appropriately by the classroom teacher.

-Parents / guardian informed by classroom teacher.

 

Step#3 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Disciplined appropriately by the classroom teacher.

-Parents / guardian informed by the classroom teacher.

 

Step#4 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Parents / guardian informed by administration.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.

 

Step#5 - Administration informed of the incident.  Move directly to Step#2 of “Middles”.

 

 

Middles

 

These behaviours are initially handled by the teacher or attending adult, but may be referred to the administration if serious or chronic.

 

Step #1 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

 -Administration informed of the incident.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.

-Parents / guardian informed by the Administration.

 

Step#2 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied. (1-5 Days In-School Suspension)

-Home contact made by the administration.

 

Step#3 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.   (1-5 Days In-School Suspension)

-Home contact made by Administration.

- Parent Conference with Administration before student returns. (Out of school only)

 

 

Step#4 - Administration informed of the incident.  Move directly to Step# 1 “Majors”

 

 

Majors

 

These behaviours are immediately referred to the administration.

 

Step#1 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Home contact made by Administration.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.  (1-5 Days In/Out of School Suspension)

-Parent Conference with Administration before student returns. (Out of school only)

 

Step#2 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Home contact made by Administration.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.  (1-5 Days In/Out of School Suspension)

-Parent Conference with Administration before student returns. (Out of school only)

 

Step#3 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Home contact made by Administration.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.  (1-5 Days In/Out of School Suspension)

-Parent Conference with Administration before student returns.

 

Step#4 -Verbal reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviors.

-Administration informed of the incident.

-Home contact made by Administration.

-Restitution by the student; consequences applied.  (1-5 Days In/Out of School Suspension)

-Parent Conference with Administration before student returns.

-Superintendent/Director of Instruction informed of the incident and background information.

-Parent Conference with the Superintendent/Director of Instruction if the student returns to school.

 

Smoking Policy

 

Smoking is prohibited on Tri County District School Board property.  If students are found to be smoking on school board property or during class time the following steps will be followed in compliance with Board Policy:  “No person under the age of nineteen years may possess tobacco.”

If a student violates the non-smoking policy he/she will be reported to the Principal or designate immediately.

 

First Offense

The Principal or designate shall contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) by telephone, and then inform the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the Board’s non-smoking policy and the fact that the student is in contravention of provincial legislation, Smoke-free Places Act. A copy of the policy shall be sent home to the parent(s)/guardian(s) and returned to the Principal signed by both student and parent(s)/guardian(s).

Second Offense

The Principal or designate shall contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing, again informing them that the student is in contravention of the Smoke-free Places Act and this policy. The letter will record the amount of detention time the student will receive, as well as notice that a third offense will merit a suspension from school. As well the RCMP will be notified in writing of these offenses.

Third Offense

The Principal or designate will suspend the student for a two-day period and he/she will be banned from all extra-curricular activities (School Dances, Varsity Sports, or any other activity that does not have a direct bearing on the school curriculum) for a period of not longer than a month (20 school days). As well, the

Tri County District School Board Policy on Drug & Alcohol

The possession or sale of controlled substances is illegal and as such will involve full disclosure to the proper authorities.  An investigation, in cooperation with the authorities, will be launched.  Criminal charges may result.

 

Students involved in the possession or sale of alcohol or narcotics will face immediate suspension for five days.  The Suspension Board of the Tri County District School Board will be asked to convene and may suspend the student for the duration of the school year or the student may be placed on ‘probationary’ status for the remainder of the school year (this would greatly restrict student movement at school and would essentially reduce school life to a long-term in-school suspension).

 

Any students drinking/suspected of drinking, doing drugs or suspected of doing drugs or purchasing or supplying alcohol/drugs during any school related activity or on school grounds, shall lose all school privileges for a period of 1 calendar year.  There will be no chance of earning back privileges (A full year must be served)

 

Dress Code

 

It is important that student attire reflects cleanliness, good grooming, good taste, and does not create distractions or disruption to the educational process. To ensure those goals, the following dress code is to be observed by students at Lockeport Regional High School:

 

  1. Messages on clothing, jewelry, and personal belongings related to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or which are negative references to race, gender, color, creed, and national origin/ancestry or that are written to imply sexual innuendoes are strictly prohibited.
  2. Shirts, blouses and tops are to be school appropriate. In appropriate dress includes the following items: low-cut tops (front and back), see-through apparel, tube tops, halter tops, any shirts with straps less than two inches in width, tank tops that are loose fitting around the armpits, off the shoulder shirts, and shirts/tops which expose midriff.
  3. Shorts must be appropriate length, mid-thigh or longer. Short shorts are inappropriate, and spandex and/or biker shorts are not permitted.
  4. Dresses and skirts are to be of mid-thigh length, and those with high cut slits are not to be worn. Dresses with straps less than two inches in width are not allowed.
  5. Pants are to be worn in a manner, which does not expose underwear or midriffs and does not have excessive material dragging on the floor. Pants with rips, tears or holes above the knees are not to be worn.
  6. Shoes or appropriate footwear are to be worn at all times.
  7. Hats, bandannas, stocking caps, sweatbands and other headgear are not to be worn in the school building. They must be removed upon entering the school and be stored in the student’s locker during the school day.
  8. Sunglasses. They must be removed upon entering the school and be stored in the student’s locker during the school day.
  9. Pajama clothing is not allowed.
  10. Jackets, coats, vests and any other outdoor wear are not to be worn in class. They must be removed and be stored in the student’s locker during the school day.

 

First Violation: Student changes into alternate clothing and/or parents bring clothing; a phone call is made to parent/ written notification of dress code violation will be mailed.

 

Second Violation: Student changes into alternate clothing and/or parent brings alternate clothingphone call is made to parent/ written parent notification of dress code violation will be mailed.

 

Third Violation: Student changes into alternate clothing and/or parent brings clothing; a phone call is made to parent/ written parent notification of dress code violation will be mailed; a meeting with parent.

 

Fourth and Subsequent Violations: Student changes into alternate clothing and/or parent brings clothing; a phone call is made to parent/ written parent notification of dress code violation will be mailed: a meeting with parent.

 

Discipline will be in accordance with the steps outlined in PEBS.

 

The Dress Code is in effect for all school functions including dances, banquets and extra curricular events.

 

Forgery / Plagiarism / Copying the Work of Others / Cheating

It is important for students to realize that exams, tests and assignments must reflect their own thoughts, ideas and efforts.  Plagiarism, copying the work of others, cheating (i.e. crib notes) and/or allowing others to copy will result in a mark of a 0 with no opportunity for a rewrite. Any of the above infractions will result in the following CONSEQUENCE – First offence will result in a detention; additional infractions will result in a one day in-school suspension.  Chronic offences may result in an out of school suspension. In all cases, parents/guardians will be notified.

 

Stereos, recorders, cameras

Students should not bring their personal radios, tape recorders, etc. to school as there is always a risk of having them lost, stolen, or broken.  All recorders, cameras, and technology of this type are not to be used or seen during class time.

 

Cell Phones

      Cell phones are not permitted on school property.

 

Recording Devices

Recording devices are not permitted in school.  This includes cell phones with recording capability, either pictorial, video, or audio, digital cameras, etc.  Exceptions include yearbook staff and for class activities.

 

CD’s and Headphones

CD walkman, mp3 players, or any other music playing devices are not permitted on school property.

 

Intimate Socializing

Most people feel uncomfortable when having to witness public displays of socializing.  Intimate socializing means kissing, embracing, petting, sitting on each other’s laps, etc.

 

Because LRHS is trying to maintain a climate where everyone feels at ease, we ask that you refrain from such displays of affection while at school or school related functions.

 

 

 

Food / Drinks in the Classroom

There will be no food or drinks allowed in the classroom or gym during the school day.

  1. Absolutely no food or drinks, other than water, will be permitted in the classroom and the gym during the school day.
  2. Students who wish to purchase a bottle of water from the vending machine must do so prior to arriving to class.
  3. At recess and lunch students are permitted to purchase food or drinks from the canteen, but must exit the gym immediately before eating or drinking what they buy.
  4. Food and drink will still be permitted in the gym during after school activities.

 

 

 

 

ACCEPTABLE INTERNET USE

 

The objectives for the use of the Internet and computers at Lockeport Regional High School are:

1) To develop in students technological literacy and competence needed in today’s economy.

2) To allow students to become familiar with career opportunities in a global information society.

3) To develop entrepreneurial skills.

4) To provide Internet use in accordance with the Public Schools Programs of Nova Scotia to inform, education and provide access to the ideas of humanity.

 

It is Lockeport School Policy that:

 

1) Teachers will use the Internet resources in a fashion that is planned and supervised based on the curriculum outcomes of the Public School Program.

2) Students will use the Internet and all computers based on the acceptable use Policy of the LRHS which is:

a) Students will use the school provided resource with teacher supervision.

b) Students are to only use Ednet e-mail accounts at the school.
b) Students personal information such as a picture, telephone number, parent’s name, video of students, and work and home numbers will not be published by the student or the school.  Students are responsible for their own user names and passwords, and a logged in user will be liable, as well as anyone else using their machine, for anything inappropriate.  If you think anyone is aware of your password, check with the office about how to change it.  Do not let others use your e-mail privileges.

c) Students who receive information that makes them uncomfortable will report the incident to the supervising teacher immediately.

d) Students will follow the individual school rules for going on-line (eg: students must have the teacher’s permission to use the Internet, etc.)

e) Students will not attempt to access private or personal material, or anything else of another student’s without prior authorization, but may cit web pages and use the information appropriately.

f) Open “surfing” (such as, but not limited to, chat lines, message boards, etc.) is prohibited at the school.  The Internet is for educational research and must be based on the PSP and curriculum objectives of the school system.

g) Students will not vandalize, damage or disable the work of other students or the computer files or systems.  This includes changing passwords, desktops, etc.  Furthermore, students will not unhook or attempt to fix any computer equipment.

h) Students will not access, create or distribute harassing, obscene, pornographic, racist, sexually explicit or threatening material, imagery or language.

i) Students will not use the school’s resources for illegal or non-approved commercial purposes including financial transactions.

j) Students will use the resources in a manner that does not unduly inconvenience others (ie: no printing of massive amounts without discussion with the teacher before hand).

l)  Use of any information obtained by the school via electronic sources is at the user’s own risk as to accuracy, timeliness, etc.

m)  Parents/Guardians must realize that some material may be accessed that is objectionable to some, but deemed acceptable by others.  Parents/guardians accept the responsibility of guiding their student’s ethical use of the Internet by setting and conveying standards to follow when selecting, sharing or exploring information and media.

n)  Students should realize that their computer activities, on-line and off-line, are not private and can be accessed

 

 

 

Consequences of Unacceptable Use:

- Violations of school computer use policies may result in a loss of access to electronic resources.  Such loss may result in the inability of the student to successfully complete the curriculum learning outcomes (especially in a computer based course).

 

As a result of inappropriate use of any computer technology, the student will lose privileges for:  1st offence – 1 month; 2nd offence – 6 months; 3rd offence – 12 months.

- If appropriate, law enforcement agencies may be involved (willful misuse or destruction for example.)

- If you are responsible for damage to computers or other equipment (eg: scanners, printers, etc.) due to misuse or vandalism, the student(s) with be charged the repair/replacement costs.  Further disciplinary action may be taken.

- Any violation of the Internet Use Policy is subject to the School Disciplinary Policy.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

 

 

LRHS has a lot to offer our students and we encourage students to take advantage of all our activities and programs.  In return, students are asked to be considerate of other students, teachers and environment.  Remember, no matter where you are, or what you are doing, you represent LRHS, and that is something to be proud of!

 

School Grounds

Students are asked to keep the grounds clean and litter free.  Visitors to the school are asked to come to the office.  Individuals not registered at the school are not to be on school grounds, and students are asked not to invite their friends to spend time at the school.

 

Leaving School Grounds

Most schools comprised of Junior High grades in our region restrict the movement of Jr. High students from the school property entirely, or allow students to leave the school grounds only with parental permission.

 

The transition to Jr. High is difficult for many students.  We believe that Junior high students are not necessary equipped to suddenly deal with unfettered freedom after leaving the highly structured routines of elementary school.  In addition, many of the discipline problems that occur among this age group result from disputes that erupt at noon while the students are off site.

 

Therefore, with the support of the School Advisory Council, a permission form will be sent home in September with all students enrolled in grades 7 and 8.  Students in these grades will not be permitted to leave the school property without parental consent.  We will be offering noon hour activities for any students who wish to participate.

 

In addition to the above, any student who must leave the school grounds for any reason during school, must inform the office of the reason, and sign out with the book that is in the office.

 

Teacher Duty

Staff members are on duty before classes in the morning, at break and at lunch.  Students should feel free to approach duty teachers if assistance is needed during this time.  There will be no activity in the gym unless supervised by a teacher.  This includes before school, during lunch and after school.

 

Telephones

There is a payphone available for student use during non-instructional times.  An office phone may be used for emergencies only.  Ex.  Injury, illness, etc.

 

Restrictive Activities During Lunch

No students are permitted to be upstairs in the hallway during lunch time.  If you must go to your locker, you must ask permission from the duty teacher. The library is open during lunch times for students to do research.  However, students are not allowed to “hang out” there unless they have specific work to do, or wish to check out a publication.  During lunch times, the girl’s upstairs washroom is locked, and girls are to use the facilities in the gym at this time.  No students are to exit or enter the back stairwell door during lunch time.

 

Leaving the Room During Class

Students may leave the room during a class when a suitable reason is given and the teacher gives permission.  However, habitual leaving will be investigated and if a student is found wasting time, interrupting other classes, or wandering around the school, they will not be permitted to leave classes during class time.  Students are not to interrupt other classes or teachers during class time when they leave the room.  If students are to be picked up at the office by parents during class time students will not be dismissed from class until their parents arrive.

 

Changing Classes and Dismissal

When changing classes, students are asked to go directly to the classroom scheduled and take their seats accordingly. You are not to run inside the building.  If your class is in the Annex, please look for vehicles coming around the corner from the back door.  Students are not to leave class early to go to their lockers.  Buses will wait for five minutes after the dismissal bell, so students will have time to gather their belongings, go to the locker, etc.  Bus students are asked to allow all elementary students on the bus first, then proceed to board the bus in an orderly fashion. 

 

Fundraising

The extra curricular activity coordinator will co-ordinate all fund raising campaigns conducted within the school so as not to cause conflict between the campaign dates.

 

Detentions

Any subject teacher may have a student report to a detention for not having their homework completed or as a classroom management tool.  There will also be administrative detentions assigned to students as a disciplinary tool. Students will arrive on time and bring all necessary books, pens, etc. to work on school work.  Students who do not attend, will be referred to the office, and, in most cases, will serve two detention periods.

 

Spectators in the Gym

Students are urged to support our programs and activities, if not as a participant, then as a spectator.  Spectators and participants are asked to please be considerate of others while attending these events.  Do not throw objects, race around the stage or floor area, or display unsportsmanlike tactics.  While watching an activity, spectators are asked to be seated so as interference with the activity does not occur. 

 

Remember, your actions reflect on your school.  A positive action (displaying good citizenship, fair sportsmanship and being respectful of others) reflects well on you, your parents and your school.

 

 

Lockers

Lockers are available to LRHS students at a rental cost of $5.00/year.  Students must use school issued combination locks.  They cannot purchase their own and put on the lockers.  LRHS has the right to open and search a locker without notifying students.  No illegal items, drugs or alcohol are to be kept in the lockers.  Lockers are to be cleaned out on the last day of classes, and locks to be turned into the office.   A $1.00 refund will be issued at this time.  Lockers not cleaned out by this time, will be cleaned out by the janitorial staff, and the items within the locker disposed of. 

 

 

Valuables

Although the school cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen articles, students should report such incidents to the office.  NEVER leave valuables in the changing rooms, even your locker is not a safe spot.  We encourage students not to bring valuables to school, but if you do, you may leave it in the secretary’s office for safe keeping during class.

 

 

Student ID

Each year, students are issued with photo ID cards at no charge.  These ID’s are taken from the student’s individual school pictures, so it is very important that all students have their picture taken when the photographer arrives.

 

 

Students Parliment

The purpose of the Student Parliament is to formulate and administer activities and events throughout the year that will enhance the overall school program.  Parliament consists of the executive, which is voted in the Spring of the preceding year; and individual class representatives, which are voted in the first day of school in September by their classmates to represent them at parliament.

 

A staff advisor will act as an assistant to the Parliament from an informative point of view, but is not responsible to run the parliament.  Parliament will work closely with the extra-curricular activity coordinator, the parliament staff advisor and the principal.

 

School Canteen

Canteen purchasing privileges are open to all students of the school during regular open hours.  A canteen manager and staff chosen each year with the approval of the advisor,, will be the only students allowed inside the canteen at any time with the exception of those approved as extra help or a substitute for a canteen member who is absent.

 

NO SALES WILL BE MADE TO STUDENTS EXCEPT AT THE REGULAR TIMES WHEN THE CANTEEN IS OPEN.  THE CANTEEN DOES NOT EXTEND CREDIT TO ANYONE , SO DON’T ASK!

 

ANY STUDENT SUSPECTED OR GIVING EVIDENCE OF DISHONESTY/THIEVERY WILL BE DEALT WITH BY THE LAW AND REPORTED TO THE RCMP.

 

Awards Banquet Night

The purpose of this program is to give recognition to all students who participated and volunteered in organized school sponsored activities throughout the year.  The banquet is usually held early June and is open to students, their parents, coaches or instructors and teachers.

 

Awards are given to students who participated in various activities, plus the “Athlete of the Year” and “Volunteer of the Year” awards.

 

The banquet is a pot-luck affair, with no cost involved to the students, other than bringing food items.

 

CHILDREN’S HOT LINE (1-800-668-6868)

The children’s Hotline is a counseling service available to all children who are experiencing a problem (sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug/alcohol problems, depression, etc).  Trained counselors are available, at the number above, to assist those who wish to seek advice and support.  It is a toll free number which means there is no charge for calling this service.

 

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