Agenda1. Admin Team and 5. Locks, Lockers & Support Staff Changerooms2. Highlights of the 6. Assessment Policy School Code of 7. Academic Integrity Behaviour 8. Attendance3. Dances4. Extra Curricular
Greetings from the SDCI Admin Team!Mrs. L. Grant Mr. M. Macdonald Mr. G. Woodburn (VP, M-Z) (Principal) (VP, A-L)
School Support Staff Secretarial Staff Educational Assistants Social Worker Psychologist Computer Technician Custodial Staff School Nurse Community Resource Office
School Code of Behaviour (1 of 7)Students are expected to be aware of and follow the school code of conduct. This code of conduct is available in the main office, on the school’s website, and in the SDCI planner Your behaviour is your responsibility Ask a teacher or office staff if you have a question
School Code of Behaviour (2 of 7) Busses – privilege Cafeteria – food and drinks permitted in the cafeteria and atrium only Computers – privilege, forms to office by Sept 7 Halls – during lunch may NOT be in in academic hallways Parking Lot – Gr. 9 students may not be in the parking lot or smoking area during the school day (Students may park in the student lot behind the school – front parking lot is for staff. Students may not loiter in or near parked cars during the school day)
School Code of Behaviour (3 of 7) Classroom – food and drinks are not permitted in classrooms; no water in computer labs Personal Conflict – bullying or harassment, either directly or electronically (e.g. internet or texting, at school or at home) will not be tolerated at SDCI
School Code of Behaviour (4 of 7)Personal Appearance & Behaviour micro shorts or skirts, plunging necklines, bare midriffs or backs are prohibited; Undergarments should not be exposed. Hats & head wear are not permitted in the auditorium or office Back packs are not permitted in the servery and some program areas Inappropriate public displays of affection are not permitted
School Code of Behaviour (5 of 7) Prohibited Items – all weapons (including replicas), all explosive materials, illicit drugs or alcohol, walkie-talkies, laser light pens, water toys, poker chips Restricted Items – roller blades, skateboards, and roller shoes are not to be used on school property, including the parking lot, during the school day. Students may not use hacky sacks inside school.
School Code of Behaviour (6 of 7)Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) PEDs may only be used in class with the teacher’s permission PEDs are allowed in the hallways between classes and in the cafeteria during non-instructional time PEDs are NOT permitted in the libraryRespect Students must stop and identify themselves when asked to do so by school staff (e.g. teachers, administrators, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria staff, etc.). Students must follow the directions of school staff
School Code of Behaviour (7 of 7)Smoking DON’T SMOKE! Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) and chewing tobacco are not permitted on school property Possession of illegal cigarettes is not permitted Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area Smoking is not a legitimate excuse for being late or leaving class
Dances (1 of 3)• Dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m.• Students must provide their own transportation to and from dances• Students must pay their student fees to be admitted to dances• Students must present a student card at each dance. SDCI reserves the right to deny students entrance to the dance if they do not present a student card.• Students will have their bags and person searched by SDCI staff, police, and/or security guards
Dances (2 of 3)• Students will NOT be allowed to bring water or other liquids into dances• Students not permitted to bring glow sticks or wear masks or face paint at school dances• Students who come to dances having consumed ANY amount of alcohol or drugs will have their parents called to pick them up and will be suspended for a minimum of three days.• Students suspended at any dance will have regular dance privileges revoked for 1 calendar year.• Students who leave dances will not be re-admitted• Students will not have access to their lockers during school dances; a coat check will be provided
Dances (3 of 3) A limited number of guest tickets will be available for each dance. To be admitted to dances, guests must present photo ID, must be accompanied by their sponsoring student, and must have submitted a signed form from their own school administration (available on the school website and from the office). Administration reserves the right to deny any guest access to school dances. Students are not admitted to dances after 8:00 p.m. unless they have prior approval from a VP and have bought a ticket in advance.
Extra Curricular Student Council Athletics Clubs
Locks, Lockers & Changerooms All locks must be purchased from the school ($7) Do not bring valuables to school. Do not leave valuables in the change rooms School is not responsible for lost or stolen property Students are responsible for damages, repairs or extensive cleaning required to their lockers. Any damage or vandalism to lockers should be communicated to the office immediately. Lockers are school property
Assessment Policy• The current SDCI Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Policy applies to all courses taught at the school and is based on “Growing Success; Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, First Edition, Covering Grades 1 to 12, 2010” document and the TVDSB Assessment and Evaluation Policy• Refer to SDCI planner & course outlines.
Major Assignments Mark deductions may apply for late or missed assignments. Refer to the course outline for EACH of your courses for details.
Academic Integrity (1 of 2)• Plagiarism is intentionally or unintentionally using another persons words or ideas and presenting them as your own• Cheating on a test includes using notes or electronic devices to bring course information into the test without permission or copying another student’s work.• Plagiarism and cheating on tests are serious offences and may result in the following:
Academic Integrity (2 of 2)• Redoing part/all of the assignment• Completing an alternate assignment• Loss of marks• A mark of zero• Suspension
Attendance & Lates (1 of 4)• The key to academic success is good attendance• If a student is going to be absent, his or her parent should call the office at 519-245-2680 before 8:15 a.m. Alternatively, the student can bring a note to the attendance office explaining his or her absence.• If a student leaves the school during the day, he or she MUST sign out at the attendance office
Attendance & Lates (2 of 4)• 5 period absences – teachers may contact home• 10 period absences – teachers must contact home and inform vice-principal. Student has lost the privilege of participating in any extra-curricular activities (e.g. teams, clubs, dances, prom, and field trips)• 15 period absences – teacher contacts vice-principal
Attendance & Lates (3 of 4)• Doors shut at the sound of the 2nd bell• No student should be admitted to class after the 2nd bell without admit/late slip• Students late within first 5 minutes are to get a late slip from hallway teacher at Community Entrance (1st floor) or outside room 232 (Periods 1, 2, &4)• Students late more than 5 minutes, or during period 3, should go to the attendance office for a late slip
Attendance & Lates (4 of 4)• 5 Lates – teacher to contact home• 10 Lates – teacher to refer student to vice-principal who will assign appropriate consequences• 15 Lates – teacher to refer to student to vice-principal to complete an attendance contract. Student has lost the privilege of participating in any extra-curricular activities (e.g. teams, clubs, dances, prom, field trips, etc.)• 20 Lates – Teacher to refer student to the vice-principal• Hall Passes – if a student is in the hall without a hall pass or an admit slip, the student is to be directed to the office