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Main Office: 519-727-8908             Attendance Line: 519-727-4497               1200 Oakwood Dr., R #3, Belle River, Ontario, N0R 1A0 

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WHAT DO I DO IF....?
 

 

  1. I AM ABSENT FROM SCHOOL?
     

    • If I am absent from school, my parent/guardian will phone the 24-hour attendance line 519-727-4497 as soon as possible.

    • I will check with my parent, and if a phone call was not made,

    • I will obtain a note from them and bring it to the attendance office at least 15 minutes before attending period 2 or

    • I will get a detention or possibly suspended from school if I don’t follow this policy.
       

  2. I AM LATE FOR SCHOOL?
     

    • Within the first 15 minutes

      • I will report to class and the teacher will mark me late.

    • After this 15 minute window,

      • I will report to the attendance office and receive a late slip.

    • If I accumulate more than 3 unexcused lates I will be given a detention.

    • On the fourth late, I receive a Chronic Late Policy form that will be mailed home or the Vice-Principal will call and notify my parents/guardian.

    • Continued lates will lead to more detentions and possibly suspension as per the Chronic Late Policy.
       

  3. WHAT IF I’M LATE BECAUSE I HAD A LEGITIMATE APPOINTMENT?
     

    • I will report to the attendance office with my note.

    • The only valid reasons for lateness are illness, a dental or medical appointment.

    • If I am late for a valid reason or late more than a half an hour, I will bring a note from my parents/guardian explaining why I am late.
       

  4. I HAVE TO LEAVE DURING THE DAY FOR A PRE PLANNED APPOINTMENT OR EVENT?
     

    • I will bring a note from my parents to the attendance office to receive a PERMIT TO LEAVE slip, or

    • I will have my parents call the attendance office before 8:00 a.m. to advise them of the time and reason I have to leave.

    • I will make sure to pick up my PERMIT TO LEAVE slip before I leave the building. If I return back to school on the same day.

    • I will obtain an ADMIT TO CLASS slip from the attendance office.

    • Failure to follow this procedure will result in a detention.

    • DO NOT LEAVE THE SCHOOL WITHOUT SIGNING OUT THROUGH THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE.
       

  5. I HAVE TO LEAVE SCHOOL DURING THE DAY BECAUSE I AM ILL, OR I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND I FORGOT MY NOTE?
     

    • I will never leave the building without checking at the Attendance Office first. Failure to do so will result in a detention.

    • The staff will make all reasonable efforts to contact the people listed on my record and obtain permission for me to leave.

    • Arrangements will be made for me to be picked up or walk home.
       

  6. FEEL TOO ILL TO STAY IN CLASS?
     

    • I will report immediately to the office.

    • I will not stay in the bathroom, LCC or cafetorium.

    • If I do not report immediately to the attendance office I will receive a detention or possibly be suspended.
       

  7. I AM ABSENT THE DAY OF A SCHEDULED EXAM?
     

    • I will arrange with my parent or guardian to see my physician and obtain a Medical Certificate at mine or my parent’s expense.

    • I, or my parent, will report to the Attendance Office with the Medical Certificate within 24 hours of the exam missed.

    • Administration will arrange for a re-write of the exam on the re-write day.
       

  8. I AM LATE AND I MISSED A TEST OR HANDING IN ASSIGNMENT?
     

    • I will report to the attendance office to sign in and ask for help in locating my teacher so that I can hand in the assignment or

    • make arrangements to write my test. If arrangements can be made, I will write the test prior to going to my next class.
       

  9. FIND A COURSE (OR COURSES) TOO DIFFICULT/EASY?
     

    • First I will talk to my subject teacher and then my counsellor in Student Services and/or the Resource Teacher. I

    • understand courses may be changed only within the first month of each semester.

    • I understand that I must follow my timetable until such time as I am permitted to drop/change the course from my schedule.
       

  10. HAVE A PERSONAL PROBLEM THAT I NEED TO TALK ABOUT?
     

    • I will go to talk to my Counsellor in Student Services, or

    • I will go to the Campus Ministry. In the event that no one is there,

    • I will immediately report to the Attendance Office for my next step.
       

  11. I LOSE SOMETHING OF VALUE?
     

    • I will check the Lost and Found bin in the Attendance Office or by the PE Office.

    • I understand that no staff member in the school is responsible for my lost or misplaced item(s).

    • I also understand that all unclaimed lost and misplaced items will be donated to charity at the end of each semester.

    • DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE IN THE P.E. DRESSING ROOMS AT ANY TIME. Doors will not be locked.
       

  12. I LOSE MY LOCK OR STUDENT CARD?
     

    • I will purchase a new lock for $8.00 from the Attendance Office.

    • If I need a new student card I will report it to the office and pay $5 to have another card reprinted and laminated.
       

  13. I NEED TO STAY AFTER THE SCHOOL DAY HAS ENDED?
     

    • I must arrange a ride in order to stay for scheduled activities beyond the school day.

    • If I need a ride to Tecumseh I can sign up for the taxi service in the main office prior to 1:00 PM. If there are not sufficient numbers the taxi will be cancelled.
       

  14. I NEED THE ELEVATOR TO GET TO CLASS ON THE SECOND FLOOR?
     

    • In the event I am physically injured, my parents will provide a note to the main office explaining the reason and duration that I will need to use the elevator.
       

  15. ARE CELL PHONES, IPODS & ELECTRONIC DEVICES PERMITTED IN SCHOOL?
     

    • The answer is YES as the school is now wireless.

    • Please note that the school is not responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged electronic devices.

    • All electronic devices are permitted during school hours in the cafetorium, and in classrooms at the teacher’s discretion for academic purposes.

    • Students not complying with the responsible use policy or their teacher's instructions, will have them taken away and must be seen by administration to get them back.

    • Please refer to your student agenda for further details.