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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.