STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE

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STUDENT PLANNER 2012-2013
Stayner Collegiate Institute 7578 Highway 26 Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 705-428-2639 Jane Seymour, Principal Deborah Prairie, Vice-Principal

STUDENT TIMETABLE
(PLEASE FILL IN YOUR SCHEDULE)

NOTE: PERIODS 4 AND 5 WILL ALTERNATE ON A WEEKLY BASIS
NAME: TIME Warning bell 8:10 8:15 – 9:30 9:30 – 9:35 Travel Time/Washroom Break PERIOD 2 Travel Time/Washroom Break PERIOD 2 SEMESTER 1 PERIOD 1 SEMESTER 2 PERIOD 1

9:35 – 10:50 10:50 – 11:50 PERIOD 3/LUNCH PERIOD 4 PERIOD 3/LUNCH PERIOD 4

11:50 – 1:10 1:10 – 1:15 Travel Time/Washroom Break PERIOD 5 Travel Time/Washroom Break PERIOD 5

1:15 – 2:25

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The SCDSB 2012-2013 school year calendars are available at www.scdsb.on.ca. As well, the SCDSB’s Equity and Diversity Calendar, featuring student artwork, is posted with the school year calendars.

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MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION - KATHRYN WALLACE
Welcome to a new school year which will offer you many new discoveries and experiences along the journey of learning. You are part of a wonderful public education system which includes nearly 50,000 students and more than 100 schools throughout beautiful Simcoe County. Your school will provide you with many opportunities to increase your knowledge, build new skills and participate in a wide range of school activities. I believe these memories and experiences that you will be part of will stay with you for a lifetime. We are so glad you are part of the SCDSB community of schools. Enjoy your year!

SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Simcoe County District School Board, serving diverse, growing urban and rural communities in the Huronia and Georgian Bay region, is to ensure students reach their full potential to become responsible and contributing members of an ever-changing global society through quality programs which develop the skills of lifelong learning in a safe, caring environment enhanced by community support.

THE SIMCOE PATH
The Simcoe Path multi-year plan sets out goals, directions and action plans to support student achievement in Simcoe County’s public education system. Available at www.scdsb.on.ca, the full plan focuses on: ► Relevant, purposeful learning supporting high achievement, well-being and learning for life ► Inclusive, equitable and safe learning and working environments ► Responsible stewardship of resources ► Confidence in public education

SCDSB INFORMATION
For more information about the Simcoe County District School Board, please visit www.scdsb.on.ca. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Emergency Information: 1-877-728-1187 & www.scdsb.on.ca

SUBSCRIBE TO SCDSB NEWS RELEASES AND PARENT EBULLETINS
The SCDSB issues news releases throughout the year to share information and publishes a Parent e-Bulletin to provide parents and guardians with practical tips and strategies to help students achieve success. To subscribe to news releases: email webadmin@scdsb.on.ca and type "Subscribe to news releases" as the subject line. To subscribe to Parent e-Bulletins, email webadmin@scdsb.on.ca and type "Subscribe to Parent eBulletin" in the subject line - no other message is required. Past news releases and back issues of the Parent e-Bulletin are available at: www.scdsb.on.ca.

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
As a student at STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, you have many opportunities to demonstrate success. Your goal is to do your very best in all curriculum-subject areas. You need to focus on demonstrating success by tapping into your positive strengths and energy, developing your very best, building excellence and then demonstrating success. We follow the principles of character education and deeply care that each and every member of our school respect one another and that we take responsibility for our learning, as learning, and of learning for self and others. Our excellent teaching staff and administration with provide you with experiences in the classroom where you will be provided with learning and leading opportunities; as well as multiple opportunities to get involved in co-curricular events, clubs and teams where you will meet and enjoy other students from SCI. If you choose to join SCI sport teams or clubs, you will also have experiences outside SCI and will visit other sites and schools for additional connections with other students, staff, volunteers as well as schools within SCDSB and beyond such as colleges and universities. Many of our departments offer field trips or other experiential learning opportunities. You will indeed find our teachers are interested in helping you learn and therefore develop and demonstrate success. Your teachers are also coaches, mentors and co-learners where you know your primary goals are to develop your unique talents and abilities and share your excellence with others as we all learn, lead and grow. We are a dynamic and multi-faceted school with opportunities for learning in the classrooms and learning in any, or many, of our varied co-curricular activities. This handbook provides information about Stayner Collegiate Institute (SCI), your responsibilities and the school’s expectations of your behaviour as a student in our school. We expect students to be caring and thoughtful citizens. We expect students to be diligent in their pursuit of studies and to be committed to your very best efforts in your classes, hallways, library, assemblies, field trips and special events and opportunities. We encourage our parents and community partners to support our students through encouragement and commitment and with open and ongoing communication with the school staff. This enables you to strengthen your networks for adult connections which strengthen your chances for greater success. Our community helps support students as socially responsible, honest and caring citizens for present and future responsibility for our community, country, and global well being. Through cooperation and commitment to being the best we can be, our students will have many opportunities to demonstrate success/excellence. This handbook outlines many important dates to keep in mind when arranging family events for parents and guardians. Please be sure to follow attendance requirements when students are absent due to medical and extraordinary family needs. Remember that showing dedication to pursuing success, demonstrating your very best in everything you complete every day, and getting involved in all SCI school activities, will contribute to a successful, positive and rewarding time at SCI. HAVE A GREAT YEAR! Jane Seymour, Principal

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BE A SPARTAN, GET INVOLVED!

SCI STUDENTS’ COUNCIL
President: Vice-President: Administrator: Publicists: Social Convenor: Emmett Swanton Jody Rawn and Danya Noordegraaf Nicola Janda Lauren Shoreman, Keagan Shaver and Melanie Connwll Riley Ekman Gr. 12 Reps. Gr. 11 Reps. Gr. 10 Reps. Gr. 9 Reps. TBA TBA Ashton Quanbury and Saman LoVecchoi To be determined in September

The Stayner Collegiate Students’ Council is a group of students who have been elected by their peers to represent student interests. The Council meets each Wednesday at 12:40 and all students are welcome to attend meetings for the purpose of information: only elected members are permitted to vote on issues. Elections for grade 9 representatives, of which there will be 4 (2 male, 2 female), will be held in late September. In April, council members can nominate other members with at least one year of Student Council experience for President, Vice President, Administrator, Publicist or Social Convenor. The role of President may only be held by a person who has had one year of experience on Student Council.

ATHLETICS AND CLUBS
Our staff encourages all students to participate in life outside of the classroom to enhance their physical and social growth and development. In representing SCI, we subscribe to the highest standards of sportsmanship, school spirit and sense of community. These clubs and teams are planned for the 2012/2013 school year:

CLUBS
Art Club Athletic Council Band Book Group Broadcast Club Chess Club Choir Foreign Film Circle of Friends Drama Envirothon Team Gay/Straight Alliance Girls’ Club Green Team Library Advisory Cte. Library Live Media Club Mock Trial Outdoors Club Robotics Healthy Lunch Activities Lunar Ticks LINK Leaders Math Club Prom Committee S.A.I.D. Sound Crew (The) Students for Social Change Students’ Council Tabletop Strategy Game Club TFC White Pine Discussion Group Writers’ Club Yoga

INTERSCHOLASTIC TEAMS
Fall Boys’ Soccer Boys’ Volleyball Cross Country Running Girls’ Basketball Sr. Tennis Winter Alpine Skiing Boys’ Basketball Curling Girls’ Hockey Boys’ Hockey Girls’ Volleyball Spring Badminton Boys’ Rugby Girls’ Soccer Girls’ Softball Jr. Tennis

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The rules contained in this handbook are not all inclusive. School policies are updated as needed throughout the school year; therefore, new and/or revised policies may be implemented after the publication of this book. The Administration may take such action as is necessary, and not forbidden by law, to ensure the discipline and orderly conduct of the school. Action may be taken with respect to any offense which interferes with orderly conduct of the school or which affects the safety and welfare of students and staff, either individually or collectively, regardless of the existence or non existence of a rule covering the offense. S.C.I. SCHOOL POLICIES and PROCEDURES
ACTIVITIES AND FEES
Students are not charged fees to participate in the regular day school program. Fees may be charged where the student chooses to upgrade program material or where purchase of program material is optional. Students enrolled in the Simcoe County District School Board are provided with any basic classroom learning resources required to complete course expectations. There may be optional resources/opportunities that students may pay for that will enhance their program (e.g., field trips, workbooks, upgrading materials in courses such as construction technology and visual arts). Certain optional courses that provide enhanced/enriched program may require additional fees. Please consult with the school’s course calendar for further information. Students are expected to come to school ready and willing to participate actively in their own learning. To that end, students are expected to bring materials with them for their own personal note-taking (e.g., pencils, pens, paper, binders). Students are encouraged to purchase their school’s student card by paying the student activity fee. The student card includes, but is not limited to, the benefit of participating in extra-curricular programs such as clubs, teams, and dances. The fee may also be used by schools to reduce the total cost of a student’s yearbook. Students involved in extra-curricular opportunities will be made aware of any additional fundraising obligations or participation fees prior to making a commitment to participate. S.C.I. offers many activities for all students throughout the year. Our students at Stayner Collegiate, like most students in Ontario, pay a student fee for their student cards. The monies collected through student fees help subsidize the hidden costs associated with operating the high quality of programs available at Stayner Collegiate that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. Funds are directed to a wide range of initiatives such as: • • • • • • assisting clubs in fundraising endeavours subsidizing large scale expenditures on behalf of school clubs supporting school athletics partial funding of school dances making charitable donations on behalf of the student body providing guest speakers and motivational speakers for character education assemblies.

Stayner Collegiate Student Card cost for the 2012/2013 school year will be $30.00. We believe that you will enjoy your high school years more if you are involved in the various activities offered.

ADDRESS CHANGE
Verification forms will be sent home for your correction. This information will be used for communication with parents and guardians including during an emergency situation therefore up to date information is important. Changes over the school year in address, telephone numbers and other pertinent information must be reported to the office in writing. We now send newsletters and other information home via email. Please ensure with the office, that your email address is correct.

ASSEMBLIES
Assemblies are an integral part of high school and during the course of the year there will be a number of assemblies. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the class and students will be called to the assembly by an announcement. Students are to leave their books and backpacks in the classroom. The teacher will lock the door. Students should proceed to the assembly with their teacher and may not go to their lockers or any other area of the school. While in the assembly, students will be courteous and respectful to all participants and staff members in the assembly. Hats are not to be worn; cell phones, MP3 players and other electronic devices must be off and away. Immediately after the end of the assembly students are to meet their teacher at their classroom to resume the class or to collect their belongings.

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ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION & REPORTING ONTARIO CURRICULUM
The Ontario Curriculum: • sets out expectations for student learning in each subject area and at every grade level K-12; • provides expectations for implications that are inclusive and reflect the diversity of all learners; • gives our students the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to be successful in the competitive global economy and to be responsible citizens in their communities. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Education website, www.edu.gov.on.ca The purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning: valid information about an individual student’s demonstrated achievement of the curriculum expectations; specific feedback about students' needs and strengths; information based on four levels of achievement and four categories of knowledge and skills (knowledge/understanding, thinking/inquiry/problem-solving, communication and application/making connections). Assessment is the process of gathering, from a variety of sources, information that accurately reflects how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject or course through learning goals and success criteria. Assessment for learning and assessment as learning are ongoing with the purpose of collecting and interpreting evidence at different points in time to determine where students are in their learning, where they need to go next and how best to get there. Assessment of learning is the process of collecting and interpreting evidence at the end of a learning cycle to assign a mark/grade based on the student’s demonstration of the learning goals. Teachers use assessment information to inform instruction. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE GRADE? Student achievement of the overall expectations as expressed by a percentage mark. 70% based on evaluation conducted throughout the course reflecting a student’s most consistent level of achievement with special consideration given to most recent achievement. • 30% based on a final evaluation administered at or towards the end of the course based on evidence from one/combination of: examination, performance task, essay, or other method suitable to course content. The final evaluation allows students an opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive achievement of the overall expectations for the course. A credit is granted and recorded for every course in which the student’s final mark is 50% or higher. • •

PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENTS
Assessments are developed and scored by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Each student who completes a provincial assessment receives an Individual Student Report (ISR) which outlines the student's overall achievement. School and board achievement data are used to improve teaching practices and to support student learning. Each school develops a school plan that focuses on strategies to promote successful learning and encourages students to be actively involved in their learning. School-by-school results are available at www.eqao.com .
Grade Assessment Format When (2010-11) Individual, School and Board Reports

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Assessment of Mathematics Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) assesses reading and writing skills. The OSSLT is one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. www.eqao.com

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Semester 1: Jan 10-25 Semester 2: May 30 – June 14 April 11

Available in the fall

Available in June. Report indicates whether or not the student successfully completed the assessment. Candidates who are unsuccessful will receive suggestions for improvement. Principals have the discretion to allow students to enroll in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) before they have a second opportunity to take the test, if the principal determines that it is in the best educational interests of the student (Ministry of Education Policy/Program Memorandum 127). The OSSLC is a full-credit, non-compulsory Grade 12 course that is offered as part of the English program. Students who successfully complete the OSSLT or the OSSLC have met the literacy requirements for graduation.

Portfolios: are used to demonstrate growth and progress over time; assist with awareness of interests, strengths, needs, and aspirations; include pieces of work that demonstrate best efforts, progress, and achievement, both inside and outside school; are used to help make informed and realistic decisions about personal, educational and career goals; and, are intended to actively include students in reflecting on and sharing their strengths, experiences and setting goals.

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ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
The Ministry of Education regulations identify two reasons for school absences, illness and other unavoidable causes. It is the parent’s or guardian’s duty to make sure the child attends school regularly. It is a student’s duty to attend each class and to be on time to class. A student under the age of 18 who is absent from school for a full day must bring in a note from home, signed by the parent/guardian, or have a parent/ guardian call the school before 2:00 p.m. on the day of the absence. If the student brings a note, it is to be given to the office. If notes are not received within 48 hours, the student will be considered truant. We urge students to be responsible and encourage parents to hold their children accountable for school attendance and to implement consequences for unexplained absences. In an effort to reduce absenteeism and late arrivals to class, Stayner Collegiate has the following attendance/late policy. If a student has an unexplained absence, the Subject Teacher will: • counsel the student • develop a plan to attend and keep academic work up to date • contact parent/guardian by phone • administer consequences • provide a learning packet to student for completion • send a letter of concern to parent / guardian • refer multiple unexplained absences to Vice-Principal If a student has been referred to the Vice-Principal due to attendance there may/will be: • restricted attendance tracking • behaviour agreements • parent/guardian meeting • in-school consequence for a period of time • referral to the attendance counsellor • suspension LATES Arriving to class on time is a demonstration of respect for the school and the classroom teacher who is prepared and ready to begin class. It is a basic expectation that students will be on time. All students need to be out of the halls before class begins. Music will be played each morning to signal that classes will begin in 5 minutes. Any student who is late to class is required to pick up a late slip at the office to be admitted to class. Students who arrive within the first 35 minutes of class will be recorded as late for attendance purposes. Students who are more than 35 minutes late will be marked as absent from the class. Parental notes for late arrivals due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances will be accepted at the office and attendance records will be corrected. Students accumulating 5 lates in a semester will be assigned a lunch time detention. Upon reaching 10 lates, a full day in-school office detention will be served. A student reaching 15+ lates may face suspension. Parents will be contacted. If a student has an unexplained late or multiple lates the Subject Teacher will: • counsel the student • develop a plan to attend and keep academic work up to date • contact parent/guardian by phone • administer consequences • provide a learning packet to student for completion • send a letter of concern to parent / guardian • refer absences to Vice-Principal If a student has been referred to the Vice-Principal due to lateness there will be: • restricted attendance tracking • behaviour agreements • parent/guardian meeting • in school consequence for the day • suspension

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ATTENDANCE - EXCUSED FROM SCHOOL DURING THE DAY
If a student is to be excused from school during the day (e.g. to go to the dentist), a note signed by the parent or guardian should be given to the Attendance Secretary before the start of classes. A Dismiss Slip with dismissal time will be issued to the student to show the subject teacher. If returning to school, the student should report directly to the office to sign in.

BULLY PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION
Providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and respectful society is a shared responsibility in which school boards and schools play an important role. Bullying prevention and intervention strategies foster a positive learning and teaching environment that supports academic achievement for all students and helps students reach their full potential. A positive school climate is a crucial component of prevention. Bullying adversely affects a school’s ability to educate its students, students’ ability to learn, as well as healthy relationships and the school climate. The SCDSB expects staff, parents and students to work together to implement Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plans in their schools. Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent, aggressive behaviour that is directed at an individual(s) that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear, distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, selfesteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying will not be accepted on school property, at school-related activities, on school buses, or in any other circumstances (e.g., online) where engaging in bullying has a negative impact on the school climate. Schools will have a range of prevention and intervention strategies in place. Progressive discipline may also include a range of interventions, supports and consequences when bullying behaviour has occurred, with a focus on improving behaviour. Bullying has been added to the list of infractions for which suspension must be considered.

BUS PRIVILEGES AND BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS
All students must be safe while riding the school bus. The bus driver has full charge of the bus and students must respect and abide by his/her instructions. For discipline issues, the bus is considered an extension of the classroom and, as such, students are responsible to the school principal, through the driver, for personal behaviour on a school bus. Failure to comply with board policy, guidelines or instructions from the driver may result in removal of bus riding privileges. Board policy identifies transportation is a privilege not a right The board may equip school buses and other board vehicles which are owned, leased, contracted for and/or operated by the board with surveillance systems. These systems are installed in accordance with the Simcoe County District School Board Surveillance Guidelines to enhance the safety and security of students and staff, to protect property against theft and vandalism and to aid in the identification of individuals who endanger the health, well-being or safety of school community members. Changes in bus stops can only be arranged through the school on an emergency basis. Applications for permanent bus stop changes must be made to the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) through the school principal. Please contact the principal if further information is required. For safety and insurance reasons, the board does NOT permit students to ride buses other than their assigned one, except in emergencies. Situations involving sleepovers, music lessons, playing at a friend’s house, working on a school project, etc. do not qualify as emergencies. Bus transportation policies and procedures may be viewed at your school or by accessing www.scdsb.on.ca. See inclement Weather Procedures for bus cancelations.

BUS – TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT
In order to avoid compromising the safety of students, all items which may cause injury, must be carried in a backpack or sports bag. Also: carry-on bags must rest on the student’s lap while in transit. Musical instruments in cases are acceptable, provided that they can be held securely on the student’s lap. Skates must have guards and should be carried in a sports bag. Skis, snowboards, hockey sticks, toboggans, snow racers, skateboards, curling brooms, pets and large project displays are NOT to be carried on a school bus.

BUY-INS
Buy-In events are one way that we provide additional opportunities for students. For a nominal fee, students are able to attend an event that either focuses on a school goal or builds school spirit. These are an important part of the high school program and during the course of the year there will be a number of buy-ins. The fee collected is used to offset the cost of the event and/or to raise funds for teams, clubs and/or Students’ Council. Unlike assemblies the buy-in events are optional and not all students will choose to attend. Classes will continue on the regular schedule and students will be required to complete the work they will miss. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the class

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and students will be called to the buy-in event by an announcement. Students should proceed to the buy-in and will need to show their ticket for the event. Students may not go to their lockers or any other area of the school. All students should be in either their regular class or in the buy-in. They may not be in the library, cafeteria, foyer, halls or school grounds. While in the buy-in, students will be courteous and respectful to all participants and staff members. Hats are not to be worn; cell phones, MP3 players and other electronic devices must be off and away. Immediately after the end of the buy-in are to return to their regular classroom.

CAFETERIA
The use of the cafeteria is a privilege and therefore complete cooperation is expected. Whether you use the cafeteria as a place to eat, do homework or simply sit and relax, you are expected to be reasonably quiet and to keep it clean. Please do not take dishes or cutlery out of the lobby or cafeteria area. Microwaves have been provided by Students’ Council for student use. Students may not eat in the halls by their lockers. Students are encouraged to be respectful of others and dispose of recycling and garbage appropriately.

CELL PHONES
Cell phones and pagers are to be off and away in the classrooms, library and office areas and during all presentations and assemblies.

CODE OF CONDUCT - STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
Respect, Civility and Responsible Citizenship All members of the school community must: • Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws; • Demonstrate honesty and integrity; • Respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions; • Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement; • Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of, for example, their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability; • Respect the rights of others; • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others; • Take appropriate measures to help those in need; • Seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully; • Dress in a manner that is appropriate to school activities with regard to exposure, cleanliness and/or message; • Respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority; • Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching; • Not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority. Safety All members of the school community must not: • Possess any weapon, including firearms; • Use any object to threaten or intimidate another person; • Cause injury to any person with an object; • Possess or be under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs; • Provide others with alcohol or illegal drugs; • Be under the influence of a noxious substance, such as glue or gasoline; • Contravene the Tobacco Control Act; • Inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person; • Engage in bullying behaviours; • Commit sexual assault; • Traffic weapons or illegal drugs; • Give alcohol to a minor; • Commit robbery; • Engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias; • Commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or to property located on the premises of the school.

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Student Discipline Procedures
Prevention and Early Intervention Prevention and early intervention strategies help students achieve their potential and support a positive school environment. School programs and activities focus on building healthy relationships, character development, and civic responsibility and encourage positive participation of the school community in the life of the school. Progressive Discipline Progressive discipline is a non-punitive, whole-school approach that uses a continuum of corrective and supportive interventions, supports and consequences to address inappropriate behaviour and to build upon strategies that promote positive behaviours. Consequences include learning opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour and assisting pupils to make good choices. Factors Considered Before Addressing Inappropriate Behaviour Through Progressive Discipline The Principal or designate: • considers the particular student and circumstances, including mitigating and other factors; • considers the nature and severity of the behaviour; • considers the impact of the inappropriate behaviour on the school climate; • consults with the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) (unless the student is an adult). Mitigating factors to be considered include the student’s: • ability to control his/her behaviour; • ability to understand the foreseeable consequences of his/her behaviour; • presence at the school and whether or not this presence would create an unacceptable risk to the safety of any individuals at the school. Other factors to be considered include: • academic, discipline and personal history; • previous progressive discipline approaches taken with the student; • whether the infraction for which the student might be disciplined was related to any harassment of the student because of race, ethnic origin, place of origin, religion, creed, disability, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or harassment for any other reason; • impact of the discipline on the student’s prospects for further education; • the student’s age; • where the student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or disability related needs: -whether the behaviour causing the incident was a manifestation of the student’s disability; -whether appropriate individualized accommodation has been provided to the point of undue hardship; -whether a suspension is likely to result in aggravating or worsening the pupil’s behaviour or conduct or -whether a suspension is likely to result in a greater likelihood of further inappropriate conduct; • whether or not the pupil’s continuing presence at the school creates an unacceptable risk to the safety of anyone in the school; • If the pupil’s continuing presence in the school creates an unacceptable risk to the safety of others in the school, then a progressive discipline approach may not be appropriate. Infractions for which a suspension may be imposed by the Principal include: • uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person; • possessing alcohol, illegal or restricted drugs; • being under the influence of alcohol; • swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority; • committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at the pupil’s school or to property located on the premises of the pupil’s school; • bullying; • any act considered by the Principal to be injurious to the moral tone of the school or the physical or mental well-being of members of the school community; • any act considered by the Principal to be contrary to the Board or school Code of Conduct.
A student may be suspended only once for an infraction and may be suspended for a minimum of one (1) school day and a maximum of twenty (20) school days.

Infractions for which an expulsion may be recommended to the Board: • possessing a weapon, including possessing a firearm or knife; • using a weapon to cause or to threaten bodily harm to another person; • committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner; • committing sexual assault; • trafficking in weapons, illegal or restricted drugs;

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• committing robbery; • giving alcohol to a minor; • an act considered by the Principal to be significantly injurious to the moral tone of the school and/or to the physical or mental well-being of others; • a pattern of behaviour that is so inappropriate that the pupil’s continued presence is injurious to the effective learning and/or working environment of others; • activities engaged in by the pupil on or off school property that cause the pupil’s continuing presence in the school to create an unacceptable risk to the physical or mental well-being of other person(s) in the school or Board; • activities engaged in by the pupil on or off school property that have caused extensive damage to the property of the Board or to goods that are/were on Board property; • the pupil has demonstrated through a pattern of behaviour that he/she has not prospered by the instruction available to him or her and that he/she is persistently resistant to making changes in behaviour which would enable him or her to prosper; • any act considered by the Principal to be a serious violation of the Board or school Code of Conduct; • where a pupil has no history of discipline or behaviour intervention, or no relevant history, a single act, incident or infraction considered by the principal to be a serious violation of the expectations of pupil behaviour and/or a serious breach of the Board or school Code of Conduct.

References (available at www.scdsb.on.ca or from your school): Policy 4240: Safe & Caring School Cultures; Policy 4250: Student Discipline; Policy 4255: Bullying Prevention & Intervention; Administrative Procedures Memorandum A7630: Code of Conduct; Administrative Procedures Memorandum A7635: Student Discipline Procedures.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
The SCDSB works collaboratively to provide safe supportive environments for positive learning and working experiences for all students and staff. Board and school initiatives are designed to teach and encourage students to be positive, productive members of our community. Character Development is the intentional modeling, teaching, and practicing of positive character traits and is an integral part of each day. Character Development includes respecting others by listening, promoting responsibility and honesty, trusting and respecting the ideas of others, encouraging honest / responsible actions, respecting individual differences, as well as being responsible in learning.

SCDSB Commit to Character Traits
Integrity - We act justly and honourably in all that we do Responsibility - We are accountable for our actions and we follow through on our commitments Cooperation - We work together towards shared goals and purposes Caring - We show kindness towards others Respect - We treat ourselves, others and the environment with consideration and dignity Optimism - We maintain a positive attitude and have hope for the future Honesty - We behave in a sincere, trustworthy and truthful manner Empathy - We strive to understand and appreciate the feelings and actions of others Courage - We do the right thing, even when it’s difficult Inclusiveness - We include everyone in what we do and value their unique contributions

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
The Ontario Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for a broad range of services for families and children, including children who are or may be victims of child abuse or neglect. The paramount purpose of the Act is to promote the best interests, protection, and well being of children. The Act states clearly, that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, have an obligation to report promptly to a Children’s Aid Society if they suspect that a child is, or may be, in need of protection. For further information, contact your local Children’s Aid Society or Family and Children’s Services.

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CODE OF ETHICS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES At SCI Players must:
• • • • • Display good sportsmanship and self-control at all times; before, during, and after competition. Treat officials and opponents with respect. Be familiar with the rules of their sport and accept the spirit or intent. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat. Attend classes regularly to ensure participation. Participation in the co-instructional program of student athletes who are falling behind in academic work, not regularly attending classes or not meeting the school Code of Conduct will be reviewed and participation may be suspended or terminated.

COMMUNICATING YOUR APPRECIATION AND CONCERNS
Please don’t hesitate to communicate appreciation or your positive feedback to teachers, school staff, school administration, your superintendent and your trustee. For more information about the Simcoe County District School Board, please visit www.scdsb.on.ca. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. ADDRESSING YOUR CONCERNS: If you have a concern, please follow these steps in sequence: 1. Gather as much information as possible, then call the school to arrange a meeting with the teacher. Most concerns can be resolved at this point through dialogue and co-operation among those involved. 2. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your meeting, then call the school to arrange a meeting with the principal. With open communication and collaboration among those involved, your concern should be resolved at this point. 3. If your concern has not been resolved at this point, contact the Superintendent of Education for your school. The Superintendent of Education will assist you by acting as a facilitator in attempting to resolve your concern. You may wish to put your concerns in writing at this time. 4. If you feel strongly that the situation requires further consideration, you may contact the Director of Education. At that time, your concern will be reviewed and may be directed to another staff member for action. 5. If you feel your concern has not been addressed at this level, please contact your Trustee. Trustee contact information is available from your Principal, the Board website www.scdsb.on.ca, or by calling the Board Office at 705-728-7570 or 905-729-2265.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT HOURS
Since 1999, one of the requirements for graduation with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma has been the completion of a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities. The aim of this requirement is to encourage students to develop both civic responsibility and a desire to play a role in strengthening their community. As of July 1, 2011 students are permitted to begin accumulating community involvement hours in the summer before they enter Grade 9. For a list of eligible and ineligible activities and for the form that is to be used to document community involvement activities, please visit http://scdsb.on.ca/student-street/community-involvement/.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Notify the school when your child is absent due to a communicable disease. Some of these illnesses must be reported to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Related fact sheets and brochures are available at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/resources.

COMPUTER PRINTING COSTS
Students will have an individual printing account attached to their network login. Each account will have $20 loaded onto it. At 10 cents per page, each student will have 200 prints available at no cost. If the student uses all their 200 pages, they may 'top up' their account by paying Mrs. Jeffrey a minimum of $2.00 (20 pages). Colour printing is available at the office at a cost of $ .25/per page, paid at time of printing to the Secretary. The colour printing is not part of the individual student accounts and does not affect the initial $20 amount assigned in September. For more info on SCI's printing capabilities, please see Mrs. Jeffrey.

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COURSE LOAD & COURSE CHANGES
It is extremely important that all students carefully consider their options and make informed decisions when selecting their timetable. Some timetable changes may be possible, but not guaranteed. Students are reminded that they are to continue attending class until an appointment can be arranged. Attendance, effort and attitude are all linked to success. If you have any questions regarding course selections or your educational future, please contact the Guidance Office COURSE LOAD & CHANGES Grade 9,10 & 11 12 Course Load All students must take 8 courses. If a student has achieved 24 credits, he or she may have 6 courses on their timetable. A reasonable, graduating course load is expected. A student who wants to carry only 2 courses on their timetable in one semester and therefore become a part-time student can do so only with the Principal’s permission. Changes Change by end of first 3 weeks of each semester. Change by end of first 3 weeks of each semester.

Any student wishing to drop a course must do so through Guidance Services. A special form is generated and must be signed by all parties concerned, including the Vice-Principal. The course will not be dropped from the student’s schedule until the Drop Form has been successfully processed by Guidance. Students are expected to attend the class until it has been officially dropped. Failure to attend will result in the recording of unexplained absences.

DANCES INCLUDING SEMI-FORMAL AND FORMAL

1. A valid (2012-2013) Student Activity Card must be presented for admittance to
dances.

2. Dances are school activities; therefore, all Board and school Codes of Conduct apply. 3. The Principal or Vice-Principal reserve the right to refuse admission to any
individual to a dance, semi-formal or formal.

4. All dances include supervision by the OPP. 5. All guests must be signed in with their name, address, telephone number prior to
the dance (minimum 1 school day prior) and approved by the Vice-Principal or Principal. SCI students are responsible for the behaviour of their guests and must accompany them to the dance.

6. Entrance doors to the dance are locked at 8:30 pm. Any admittance after this time, because of work commitments etc.,
must be made by special arrangement with the Student Council and Supervising Teacher prior to the dance. There is no re-admittance to the dance. Once a student leaves, he/she may not return to the dance

7. Coats, purses and bags must be removed and placed in the coat check upon admittance. 8. Respectful conduct and appropriate dress are expected and will be addressed by supervising teachers. 9. Possession and/or use of any alcohol beverage, narcotic, or controlled drug or intoxicant, at or before any dance,
is strictly prohibited. Offenses will result in suspensions and will be denied access to future dances (including SemiFormal or Formal) for the remainder of the year.

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DRESS CODE

Attending school is an important activity. Look upon it as your job. You will have to accept dress standards at work and in many other situations. Your manner of dress affects the tone of the school and reflects how you think about yourself. Students are expected to dress in a manner that contributes to the learning atmosphere; a part of learning is the making of appropriate decisions on suitable types of dress for various activities. Hats and hoods may be worn except in instructional areas; classrooms, office, library or during assemblies. Clothing that promotes or demonstrates a lack of respect for any person or groups must not be worn. Any article of clothing that advertises alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or other illegal substances and/or is sexually suggestive, racially or ethnically abusive, or contains profanity is not appropriate apparel. Wearing gang colours, bandanas or a method of dressing which represents gang protocols is unacceptable. An uninterrupted line of clothing covering the body from the top of the shoulders to approximately where the tips of the fingers reach the thighs is expected for both males and females. Midriffs are to be covered at all times. Straps on tops should be approximately three finger widths wide (no spaghetti straps). All students shall wear clothing with appropriate necklines, as well as clothing that completely covers underwear garments. Shoes must be worn.

DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES IN SCHOOLS
To ensure safe drinking water within SCDSB schools and facilities, please review these Health and Safety guidelines and practices: Common Use Drinking Water Sources Untreated and/or untested water for common use shall not be distributed or available in Board facilities. Bottled water or water coolers should be in sealed containers and must not be reused. These containers of water should be stored in a cool (preferably refrigerated), clean environment, away from heat and sunlight. This water should only be kept in quantities for one to two weeks. Water coolers are to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis (preferably weekly). Single-use, cone-style cups from a dispenser shall be used for water from water coolers. Personal Use Drinking Water Sources (Individuals should not share bottles, cups or containers) Staff, students or visitors who provide their own sources of drinking water for their own personal consumption are responsible for ensuring this water is acceptable for their own consumption. It is important for individuals to clean their personal water containers on a daily basis or to use single-use recyclable/disposable containers.

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DRIVING TO A SCHOOL ACTIVITY
Stayner Collegiate provides transportation for all field trips and team events outside of Stayner. Students are expected to take the bus provided. Students over the age of 18 wishing to drive must obtain the “Private Vehicle Use Form” and fill out the information. A copy of the student’s Driver License and Insurance will be kept on file. The form must be completed at least 24 hours prior to the date of the activity. Under no circumstances may one student drive another student. Students wishing to be picked up by the bus or leave an off-site activity, which varies from the supervising teacher’s plan, must bring a note from their parent/guardian outlining the request. The Principal or Vice-Principal will sign the request and a copy will be kept in the main office. The supervising teacher will receive the request. The request must be made prior to the day of the trip.

ELEVATOR USE
The elevator is out of bounds at all times, except to those specifically authorized to use it. The elevator must not be used during a fire alarm.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
The safety & well-being of your child is our main priority at all times. Students sometimes become ill at school or involved in an accident. Our staff has an emergency team available to offer Basic First Aid, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) if necessary. Periodically an injury or illness may be serious enough that it requires an ambulance, in administration’s opinion. The cost of the ambulance is the responsibility of the parents/ guardians. When an accident occurs, the student and teacher are required to report the accident to the office and complete the necessary accident report. Parents will be called. If we are unable to contact parents, the emergency contact will be called.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES - EVACUATION
FIRE ALARM: The fire alarm signal is a loud, continuous buzz. Exit doors are clearly indicated in every room. In accordance with the Fire Safety Plan, students must not attempt to extinguish a fire. Following the directions of their teachers, they are to leave in an orderly fashion. Teachers must ensure all windows and doors are closed, and lights are shut off. All students and staff must leave the building and proceed to the designated area for attendance. During the fall and spring students will proceed to the track with their teacher to have their attendance taken. During the winter months, students will proceed to Locke Avenue with their teacher for attendance. The fire safety plan will be reviewed with students each semester and students are expected to follow the school procedures.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES – LOCKDOWN
Lockdown procedures are defined as the restriction of movement during the time of a major incident with potential life threatening violence within a school. Upon hearing the message, “EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY – INITIATE LOCKDOWN” on the PA system, students and staff inside the school are to go to the nearest classroom, lock the door, cover windows, and remain quiet on the floor until further directions are given. Cell phones must be turned off during a lockdown. Students and staff outside the building are to move as far away from the building as possible and remain outside until further directions are given. Exercise critical judgment to maximize safety.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES – HOLD AND SECURE
Hold and Secure is defined as the restriction of movement in a school due to an ongoing situation outside the school. Upon hearing the announcement, “INITIATE HOLD AND SECURE” on the PA system, students and staff inside the school are to continue with their lessons. Exterior doors of the school will be locked preventing entry by anyone not in the building at the time of the announcement. Signs will be posted on the doors indicating that the school is in a Hold and Secure. During a Hold and Secure no student or staff member will be allowed to leave the building – even during class changes. Once the situation has been deemed as safe by the Police, the school will resume normal operations.

FIELD TRIPS
SCDSB and SCI Student Standards of Behaviour apply to all field trips and co- curricular trips. When a student’s conduct on a field trip is so refractory as to be injurious to the welfare or moral tone of the group, arrangements may be made for his/her immediate and safe return to the school or student’s home. In such cases, legal custodians shall be notified of the travel arrangements and the cost to them of the supervised return. SCI and the SCDSB are not responsible to reimburse any money already paid when circumstances beyond the school’s control present themselves. However, every effort will be made to minimize the impact of these decisions made in the best interest of the student involved. Field trips which are required for curriculum reasons may be financially supplemented by administration.

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No Exclusion Due to Inability to Pay: No eligible student will be excluded from a field trip due to extenuating financial services. In such cases, the principal shall arrange financial assistance or alternative financial arrangements.

FINAL EVALUATIONS
Formal evaluations are scheduled for January 24-30, 2013 & June 20-26, 2013. Vacations and jobs should not be booked during this time. Final evaluations, examinations or summative assessments occur during the last three weeks of a course during class time and in the final week of a semester. Any student who misses a final evaluation without a valid documented reason (illness, bereavement or court appearance) will receive zero for that portion of the final mark. A legitimate absence such as student illness, court appearance or bereavement must be verified with administration. In these situations the administration, teachers and parents will develop an alternative arrangement. Family vacations, employment training, and summer jobs are not considered legitimate absences.
• Evaluation days are scheduled for the final school days of January and June. Students are responsible for reading the posted evaluation schedule and writing all required evaluations, or attending all other evaluation activities. These dates are a continuation of the school year. Some courses may have a portion of their final evaluation take place in the days preceding the formal evaluation schedule. All students will participate in final evaluations. A medical certificate is required within 24 hours for a student who is absent from an evaluation. If inclement weather causes bus cancellations during final evaluations, the evaluation for that day will be held on the next day of the final evaluation schedule. All subsequent evaluation days and the opening day of the new semester may be adjusted accordingly.

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FIRST NATION, MÉTIS AND INUIT ANCESTRY: VOLUNTARY, CONFIDENTIAL SELF IDENTIFICATION
Are you of First Nation, Métis or Inuit Ancestry? If so, you are invited to participate in our Voluntary, Confidential Self Identification process. The SCDSB is collecting First Nation, Métis and Inuit Self Identification data to support student achievement, reduce gaps in student achievement and promote high levels of public confidence. Disclosing First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry is completely voluntary and confidential and NO proof of ancestry is required. Information collected is used to inform program planning that is relevant for First Nation, Métis and Inuit learners. Please contact your school office if you wish to self identify.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND STUDENT INFORMATION PRACTICES
In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, we wish to advise students and their parents that names and/or photos of students may be disclosed by the school through methods such as:
School Board newsletters Yearbooks Graduation program Displays of student work Student project displays Team lists Field trips Art work displays Drama, concert, musical Programs Announcements Academic and sports Awards/trophies Elective programs Co-curricular activities

Members of the media often record information, photographs and other visuals of co-curricular activities throughout S.C.D.S.B. schools. Participation in these activities may result in a student’s name and/or picture being publicized beyond the school community through newspaper, radio and television coverage. Where concerns are not expressed to the administration, consent will be assumed for your personal information to be released. Notification to parents, guardians and adult students: a more detailed description which summarizes how the Simcoe County District School Board and your school use the personal information you provide is found on the board’s website at www.scdsb.on.ca.

HALLS
Halls are designed to allow for travel throughout the school – students are not to loiter/sit in any hallway during class time. A student traveling in a hall during class time should have a hall pass. During the regular school day students may be at their locker during the 5 minute break between classes and during lunch. If you are a student with an unassigned period, you may work in the library or the cafeteria. Hallways may be declared off limits from time to time if they are not respected.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
At all times the safety and well being of your child is our main priority. Students sometimes become ill at school or are involved in an accident. Depending on the nature of the injury, parents will be called. Emergency contact numbers will be used in the event parents cannot be contacted. Nutrition & Physical Activity Childhood is the best time to develop life-long healthy habits. Eating well and staying active are a winning combination for your children’s growth and development. They will feel good, be more alert, be ready to learn and stay healthy. Making physical activity a regular part of the day provides many health benefits. For children (5-11 years old) and youth (12-17 years old), the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (www.csep.ca) recommends: 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily; No more than two hours per day of screen time (watching television, playing video games or playing on the computer); Limiting sedentary (motorized) transportation, and time spent indoors throughout the day and time spent sitting. It’s important to help children and youth be active by being a role model and by giving praise. Make being active fun - grab a ball and try a new game, visit a park, play a game of pick-up basketball or hockey, explore a trail, or go for a family bike ride. Walking to school instead of driving is an easy way to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour at the same time. Healthy eating plays an important role in supporting the health of children and youth. Encouraging healthy food choices at home and when eating out can help your family eat well and build a lifetime of good health together. • Follow Canada’s Food Guide to help you plan healthy meals and snacks – www.healthcanada.gc.ca/foodguide ; • Offer a variety of foods from each of the four food groups and respect children’s appetites; • Start your children’s day with a balanced breakfast - try to include at least three of the four food groups; and, • Be a healthy eating role model. Website Resources: Healthy lunch and snacks - http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/SchoolHealth.aspx . For more information contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Call Your Health Connection at (705) 721-7520 or 1-877721-7520 or visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org. Promoting Healthy Eating Choices in our School Communities The school years are critical growth years for students. Having healthy foods available for students can be the boost they need to keep their attention focused and their minds alert. We know that good food is good for health and good health is the foundation for growth and development, learning and ongoing success. To support students in making healthy food choices while at school, the Ministry of Education has introduced a new food and beverage policy requiring healthier choices be sold in all schools. The policy began in September 2011 and applies to any food and beverages offered for sale in schools. Three basic categories spell out what and how much food can be sold: Sell Most - At least 80 per cent of the food and drink sold must be high in healthy nutrients and low in fat, sugar or sodium (salt). Sell Less - Moderately healthy food and drink can make up no more than 20 per cent of what is sold. Not permitted - Anything with few nutrients, tending to be high in fat, sugar or sodium is simply off limits and can’t be sold. This policy offers schools, families and communities an outline for everyday healthy eating that can prevent serious chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Teachers, school staff, parent/school council members, school board administration, and foodservice operators are being trained to assess school food and beverage choices and to select healthier options to sell to students. The policy does not apply to the foods students bring from home or buy while off the school property. Food that is sold at the school for non-school related events and food sold in staff rooms are also exempt. Schools will also have exemptions for up to 10 “special event” days when they can choose to sell food and beverages that do not comply with the policy. This new policy complements the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School, a framework to assist schools with addressing health issues such as nutrition, physical activity, injury prevention, etc. to build a healthier school environment. The framework recommends that health issues be addressed by students, parents, teachers, and administrators working together with the community to inform and support healthy choices with the assistance of the Ministry. Web resources: Policy and nutrition standards - http://healthy.apandrose.com Bake It Up! www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Resources.aspx

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Food Allergies To ensure a safe environment for all students, do not send peanut/nut products in lunches and/or snacks. Read ingredients and check before sending edible treats for any special occasions. Many schools implement “Reduce the Risk” programs to support students with potentially life threatening food allergies. Your co-operation is essential. Get a healthy start with free dental care The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has two no-cost dental programs for eligible children 17 and under – the Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) program and the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program. CINOT treats the urgent dental needs of children and youth whose families cannot pay for a dentist. HSO offers a full range of dental services, including checkups, cleaning, fillings and more, through: o a full-service clinic at the Health Unit’s downtown Barrie clinic; o a participating dentist or dental hygienist; or o the health unit’s mobile dental clinic that travels to communities in Simcoe Muskoka. To find out more about the programs, eligibility requirements and how to make an appointment, call the health unit Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org. Rabies To protect yourself and your family from rabies: • Avoid contact with and feeding of unfamiliar domestic animals and all wild animals. • Do not allow pets to run loose outdoors. • Keep your pet’s rabies vaccination up-to-date. If you or a family member is bitten by any animal, immediately wash the wound well with soap and water, and then contact your physician. The Health Unit needs to be notified so that the incident can be investigated and assessed for rabies risk. Visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org to get more
information on rabies.

Sun Awareness
Sun protection is important for children. It only takes one bad sunburn in childhood to increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Here are some sun safety tips:

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Apply the sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. Always follow label instructions. • Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin including the nose, ears, back of neck, tops of feet etc. Reapply every 2 to 3 hours and after perspiring. • Use a sunscreen even on cloudy, hazy or foggy days. • If possible, avoid being in the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Harmful sun rays are most intense at this time. • When outside look for shade, stay under a tree, or use an umbrella. • During outdoor activities, wear loose, long sleeved shirts and pants, a large-brimmed hat and sunglasses. • Remember to apply SPF 15 lip balm. • Please note: Indoor tanning is no safer than tanning in the sun. For more information you can call Your Health Connection at 721-7520 or 1-877-721-5720 and speak with a public health nurse. • Head Lice Management Like everywhere else, there are head lice in Simcoe County. The SCDSB has a common procedure for all elementary schools to follow in the management of head lice. Head lice screening is done in every school on designated days by trained volunteers under the supervision of the principal. Students are checked and sent home for treatment if they have head lice and are re-checked upon return. Parents of a student with head lice are required to complete a form to indicate that his/her child has been treated and is free of lice and nits (eggs) before the child is allowed to return to the classroom. Checking your child’s head on a regular basis (weekly is best) or more often during an outbreak will prevent the spread of head lice. Learn to recognize head lice. • Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, where they lay their eggs. • Lice have three stages: the egg (nits), the nymph and the adult. • Nits are whitish-grey, tan or yellow ovals about the size of a grain of sand. They are glued to the hair shaft and do not flick off like dandruff. • The nymph are baby lice which are transparent.

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• The adult lice are the size of a sesame seed, dark brown in colour, flat, and have wingless bodies.(www.cps.ca) Please notify the school when you identify that your child has head lice. We will provide parents with an information sheet to help with the management of head lice. For more information about identification, treatment and prevention, contact your family doctor, local pharmacist, or Your Health Connection (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit) at 705 721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or www.simcoemuskokahealth.org. Bed Bugs: De-stigmatizing through Awareness Bed bugs are wingless, oval-shaped insects that are roughly the size of an apple seed. Bed bugs do not spread disease amongst humans; however bites can create skin irritations or infections if they are scratched and become infected. Bed bug infestations can happen to anyone, anywhere, but the likelihood of bed bugs appearing on school property is low; bed bugs prefer buildings where people sleep. Although bed bugs can be very challenging to deal with – control and prevention is possible. 1. Prevent: Regular inspection and cleaning can help prevent an infestation. For more information visit www.bedbuginfo.ca. 2. Identify: Look for bed bugs and their droppings in and around your bed (e.g. linen, mattress, box spring, or along the bed frame). 3. Act: Talk to your building manager, landlord or a pest control professional. Seek help from friends, family or other supports. The Simcoe County District School Board has pest management processes in place for managing the occurrence of bed bugs on school property. To learn more about bed bugs, visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or call Your Health Connection at 1-877-721-7520. Kids are Unpredictable- Injuries Don’t Have to Be As SCI is located next to an elementary school, our students, staff and school visitors should be award and watch out for young children. Traffic Injuries are one of the most common causes of hospitalization and death in children under 14 years of age. Drive carefully. Remove headphones when near the road. Pay attention to surroundings. Save texting for when you are not driving or walking. Walk in pairs or groups to and from school, as you’re more visible to traffic. Helmets help to prevent brain injuries and are important for all family members when involved in cycling and sports! Information: Safe Kids Canada 1-888-723-3847 or www.safekidscanada.ca Health Information for Teens The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offers health information for teens by phone and website. Call 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, for one-to-one with a public health nurse or visit http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Home.aspx.

HOMEWORK
SCDSB Policy 4106, Homework: The Board’s Homework Policy defines homework as a range of activities to support learning through the home. Homework should be: 1) assigned in a purposefully planned manner directly related to classroom instruction and the Ontario Curriculum expectations; 2) an engaging and relevant learning activity that can be independently completed by the student; 3) differentiated by student strength and needs; 4) inclusive of meaningful teacher feedback; and, 5) sensitive to scheduled holidays and days of significance. SCDSB policies are posted at: www.scdsb.on.ca

IMMUNIZATION
• • • Vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent many life threatening diseases. It is important to get all vaccines in the recommended schedule to provide the best possible protection. When registering your child for school, parents are required to provide the Health Unit with proof of completed immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella; or with the appropriate documentation if they choose not to have their child immunized. It is important to contact the health unit each time your child receives immunization(s) from your health care provider so their record at the Health Unit can be updated. Students who do not have up to date immunization or a valid exemption on file at the Health Unit may be suspended from school. Use the secure on-line form (www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/immsonline) to update your child’s record or call the Health Unit at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
Parents are responsible for deciding if it is safe for their children to leave for school during severe weather conditions. School bus cancellation information is posted at: www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca. The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) and their contracted school bus companies together determine during pre-dawn hours if it is unsafe for buses to travel during inclement weather. While transportation may be cancelled, please note that schools usually remain open on inclement weather days. School closures are rare and must be authorized by the Director of Education or designate after considering recommendations by school superintendents in consultation with principals regarding local weather conditions. Cancellation of buses and/or programming will be announced on local radio stations and the SCSTC's website, www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca, as well as other media broadcasts. Please be aware of your school’s weather zone for bus cancellations, as well as your child’s bus number and bus company name. Tune in early to radio and other media broadcasts and avoid having to phone the school. More details will be provided through school information sent home. School transportation may be cancelled mid-day on rare occasions due to rapidly deteriorating road and weather conditions. In this situation, students will remain supervised at school until it is safe for parents to transport them home.

KIDS HELP LINE
Most students will talk to their parents, other family members, teachers and friends about things that are bothering them. While we hope that students can get the support they need from this circle, on occasion, some students might like to talk with an objective person that is not involved in their day-to-day lives. The Kids Help Line at 1-800-668-6868 or www.kidshelpphone.ca is a 24/7, free, professional counselling service for children and teens.

LIBRARY
The Library is open throughout the school day to support learning for all students and staff. Students may read, research, use computers or study during their spare time or at lunch. In order to work in the library during class time students must have permission from their subject teacher who will make arrangements with the teacher-librarian. A Teacher-Librarian is always available to assist students. Library books are on loan for a two week period and students are able to renew books.

LOCKERS
Each student will be assigned one locker. Dudley locks with serial numbers are the only locks to be used. It is advisable not to tell your locker combination to other students. Since the lockers are the property of the S.C.D.S.B., the school reserves the right to enter any locker and reveal the contents to the police or any other agencies deemed necessary. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage to the contents of the lockers; the student who is assigned the locker is responsible for what is in the locker. You are expected to maintain and to leave your locker in good condition. Lockers must not be written on, either inside or out. Mounted pictures must be in good taste. Any repairs or cleaning required may be charged to you. Any items left in lockers after June exams will be donated to charity. Please ensure your locker is cleaned out before your last exam.

LOST AND FOUND
The school is not responsible for money or personal belongings brought to the school. For this reason, students are strongly discouraged from bringing sums of money or valuables to school. When using the change rooms, leave any valuables with the teacher or coach. If articles are found on school property, they should be turned in to the main office. Check at the main office to see if your lost items have been left for safekeeping. Any items not claimed with be donated to charity.

MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS
Requests for school personnel to administer medication to students must be made through the principal. A special form is needed and is available at the school office. You must take the form to your doctor for authorization of the medication and the dosage to be administered. You are required to sign the form and bring it to the principal to discuss the procedure. Administration of short-term medications such as cold remedies, antibiotics, and pain relievers is also governed by this procedure. All medication will be kept locked in the office. Medication must be in its original labeled container. Please notify the office of any changes in the dosage, which your doctor has authorized.

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Sabrina’s Law
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. SCI maintains an anaphylactic policy which includes strategies to reduce risks and development of an individual plan for each student who has an anaphylactic allergy. Please notify the school of all life threatening conditions by completing the Student Medical Health Data Form.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parents play a key role in their children’s education – in fact, they are their children’s very first teachers. Parents’ attitudes toward learning can influence and shape how their children view education, as well as their own capacity to learn. There are many valuable ways for parents to participate in their child’s schooling.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
The Ministry of Education has mandated every school board in Ontario to have a Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). At the Simcoe County District School Board, the PIC acts as the steering committee for School Council Members meetings. It also supports the work of school council and strives to enhance school communication with parents. The PIC is a strong voice for parents at the board level. The PIC also reviews grant applications for Ministry funding related to parental involvement. The PIC includes parent representatives, as well as trustee and administrative representatives. The majority of PIC members must be parents and only the parent members have voting privileges. For more information about the PIC election process, please visit the “Parents’ Corner” section of www.scdsb.on.ca or speak with your school principal. Every year the PIC hosts a Circle of Learning conference for parents. For information about past and upcoming conferences, please visit www.scdsb.on.ca.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT LEARNING
There are many ways parents can support and encourage their children’s learning. Lead by example: be a lifelong learner yourself! Look for ways to “bring the lesson home” by tying in school lessons with everyday experiences. Instil confidence in your child that he/she is capable of learning. Encourage your child to seek help when she/he doesn’t understand something. Share suggestions and input with your School Council, school principal and child’s teachers. Talk to your school principal or vice-principal to find out about more involvement opportunities. Also see sections on Volunteers and School Councils

PARKING
Students driving to school are to park their vehicles in the parking lot located on the west side of the school. Parking on Locke Avenue is for visitors only. Students must exercise extreme care when entering and exiting this parking lot and are expected to follow signage. Cars may be towed away if illegally parked. All rules of the road apply: Drive Safely and Slowly on School Property. Please note that the school is not responsible for the vehicles or their contents.

PLAGIARISM, STUDENT RESEARCH AND CITATION OF SOURCES
On the Library website there is a very useful link to a site called easybib.com. At this site you enter the resource information and it creates the citation. Documenting sources while researching is extremely important and must be done to avoid plagiarizing someone else’s work. Plagiarism is the act of intentionally, or unintentionally, using or passing off someone else’s words, ideas, or images as your own. Unless you give proper credit, you are stealing and it is wrong. Plagiarism is a form of intellectual dishonesty and is a serious and punishable offence. (TDSB Student Research Guide, p.36). At the beginning of each course teachers will outline the course and/or subject specific expectations of documentation and assignment submission procedures as well as review the definition of plagiarism and the consequences. Students are encouraged to keep all rough work and submit all work in the event that academic integrity becomes an issue. Students are expected to submit their own work and document all sources. Plagiarism is handing in work that is not your own. Grade specific consequences to academic dishonesty are outlined in the following chart.

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Grade Expectations Grade 9 All students must reference with a resource page for all research reports.

Unintentional Plagiarism Incomplete resource page

Consequence Zero on referencing section

Grade 10 All students must provide a complete resource page and document or cite copied material. (in-text citations)

Incomplete resource page Insufficient or incorrect documentation or citations

Zero on referencing section

Grade 11 and 12 Complete resource page, and complete, accurate citations in the proper format (MLA, APA, Chicago etc.)

Incomplete, inconsistent or insufficient resource page, documentation or citations

Academic consequences Referencing workshop Revise assignment for feedback

Intentional Plagiarism Deliberately using another person’s work without referencing the source. No bibliography Using a translator program without approval Unaccredited graphic/visual material Deliberately and knowingly using another’s work without giving credit. No resource page Copying, cutting and pasting, duplicating and handing in another person’s work No citations Deliberately and knowingly using another’s work without giving credit. No resource page Copying, cutting and pasting, handing in another person’s work. No citations Self plagiarism

Consequence Academic penalty Referencing workshop Assignment revision

Academic penalty Referencing workshop Revise assignment – must be done correctly to earn marks

Academic penalty Referencing workshop Revise assignment for feedback Detentions and/or suspension

POLICE/SCHOOL PROTOCOL
Developed by the Joint Safe Schools Task Force representing local school boards, community members, school councils, and municipal and provincial police services, the Police/School Protocol strengthens existing practices and applies a consistent approach to policies throughout all jurisdictions. The Protocol follows Ministry of Education guidelines and includes information about the roles of school boards and police services, prevention programs and investigative procedures. Available in every school, the document also outlines a Violent Incident Emergency Response Plan. School administrators and police have customized this plan for every school and regularly oversee emergency response drills to ensure high levels of preparedness in the unlikely event that a violent incident occurs. Our schools continue to be safe environments for students and staff. Practicing a prepared plan is one more component of a proactive, preventative and thoughtful approach to enhancing safe schools. The Emergency Response Plan emphasizes that students have a responsibility to respond quickly to the direction of staff during a crisis situation and requires that any student with information or knowledge prior to or during a crisis situation must come forward with that information immediately. Parents and guardians are expected to reinforce these responsibility expectations with their children.

PREVENTION OF ILLNESSES AT SCHOOL
Prevention of Illnesses at School • Cough or sneeze into your arm or disposable tissue. • Wash hands before eating, after using the washroom and after coughing or sneezing. • Keep children at home when they are sick. • Stay up-to-date with children’s immunizations. Notify the school when your child is absent due to a communicable disease. Some of these illnesses must be reported to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Fact sheets and brochures are available at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org Hand Hygiene The single most important thing anyone can do to control infections is to keep their hands clean! • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. • To wash hands properly, rub all parts of the hands and wrists with soap and water including in between fingers and under the finger nails. • Use alcohol-based hand rubs when access to running water is limited.

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REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
The Ontario Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for a broad range of services for families and children, including children who are or may be victims of child abuse or neglect. The Act promotes the best interests, protection and well being of children. The Act states clearly that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, have an obligation to report promptly to a Children’s Aid Society if they suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection. Info: Children’s Aid Society or Family and Children’s Services.

REPORT CARDS
Secondary school progress reports are provided in October and March prior to student/teacher/parent conferences, with midterm reports in November and April and final reports prepared in February and July. Learning skills and work habits Grades 1-12 are reported separately to provide information about student performance. Interviews to discuss progress may be arranged at any time in the school year. For more information about reporting, please visit: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/growSuccess.pdf

RESTRICTED USE ITEMS
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS, WEAPONS and REPLICA WEAPONS Any of these items are expressly forbidden and consequences will be applied as outlined in the SCDSB Standards of Student Behaviour. APPROPRIATE USE OF AUDIO, VISUAL AND AUDIO/VISUAL RECORDING EQUIPMENT The use of audio, audio/visual and/or digital imaging or photographic equipment must be expressly authorized by school teaching or administrative staff prior to any recordings being made. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, smart phones, iPods, iPads, computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3Players, tape recorders, video-recorders, digital audio recorders and any other technological equipment that allows for recordings to be made of visual images and/or sounds. This is to respect the privacy and ensure the safety of all students and staff. If recordings are taken without permission, it may result in confiscation of the equipment and appropriate discipline. Confiscated equipment may be returned to the parent or legal guardian or in the event of suspected illegal or inappropriate activity may be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency. APPROPRIATE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP The Simcoe Path (SCDSB multi-year plan) supports the integration of technology for teaching and learning. The direction is to assist our students in developing the ability to determine what is appropriate, safe and realistic in their personal and virtual interactions with others. This becomes increasingly more evident as the availability and use of technology devices becomes more common place in our schools and in students’ lives. Digital Citizenship involves nine elements that define safe, appropriate use of technology. Teachers are to integrate digital citizenship into curriculum delivery to assist students in developing the skills required to navigate the online world. The Code of Conduct applies to any interaction impacting the school, including students and staff, at any time (including non school hours). Students may be subject to discipline up to and including expulsion should they engage in inappropriate use of technology. GAMBLING ITEMS - Any items (e.g. dice, throwing money) that could be considered to have a role in gambling are not permitted at school. HACKY SACS - Hacky sacs may be used only outside of the school building. LASER POINTERS - Laser pointers are useful tools for educators and for students when supervised in the classroom. However, laser pointers are now being used by students in ways not intended by the manufacturer. Serious concerns have surfaced about the hazards of laser pointers, particularly with respect to the potential damage they may cause to eyes. Students are not permitted to bring laser pointers on to school property. PAINTBALL GUNS AND RELATED ITEMS - Possession of paintball guns (currently referred to as "markers") is a violation of the school's code of behaviour and can result in a suspension of up to 20 days, leading possibly to an expulsion. As such, field trips that involve the use of these guns in any way will not be permitted by any school in the Simcoe County District School Board. This includes trips to paintball parks, laser tag activities and hunting games that involve simulated killing.

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SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES AND SCOOTERS - These items are not to be used on school property and will be taken from students to be returned to a parent or guardian. SPORTING EQUIPMENT - Sporting equipment e.g rugby, football, soccer balls, pucks, hockey sticks etc. may not be used in the school halls, classrooms other than the gyms or in parking lots or where students or visitors are working. Students using sporting equipment are asked to use the field areas for such activities.

SCDSB GUEST WIRELESS NETWORK
The SCDSB Guest Wireless Network provides students with enhanced access to the Internet with their own devices. The use of the Guest Wireless network allows students and teachers to use their personal wireless devices in classrooms for academic purposes, which enriches learning experiences and supports student achievement. Students will require parent/guardian permission to access the Guest Wireless Network. Parents/guardians should consider the following information when granting permission: • The decision to allow a student to bring a personally owned device to school rests with the parent and the student. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and SCDSB schools will not be responsible for devices that are lost, stolen, or damaged in any manner. Devices should be easily identifiable, clearly labelled, and where possible, registered with the manufacturer. • A copy of the acceptable use guidelines can be found at www.scdsb.on.ca. Parents/guardians are expected to review the acceptable use guidelines with their children. • Students must also complete the online test component prior to gaining access to the guest network http://student.scdsb.on.ca. • Internet access will be filtered in accordance with the SCDSB filtering process. • The use of online collaboration forum tools such as blogs, social networking sites, wikis, etc., may be enhanced with wireless access. • Students’ access to the guest network will not be limited to instructional time. Parents/guardians should discuss appropriate guidelines for personal use of the Internet with their children, and determine if their child can responsibly manage their device at school. Please refer to the Code of Conduct in the student agenda for acceptable use guidelines. Students at no time have permission to connect to the local area network (LAN) using a cable of any sort. Access to the Guest Network is a privilege. The SCDSB in its sole discretion may deny Guest Network access at any time.

SCHOOL COUNCIL
Comprised mostly of parents, School Councils are a vital link between schools and their surrounding communities. Each School Council functions as an advisory board and provides input to school administrators about a variety of school-based topics and issues. Although membership may vary slightly from school to school, all School Councils consist of a majority of parents, as well as the school principal or vice-principal, a teacher, a non-teaching school employee, a secondary student and a community representative. New School Council members are recruited and elected on an annual basis. School Council members are invited to SCDSB system-wide School Council meetings.

SMOKING – TOBACCO FREE SCHOOL GROUNDS
No smoking on school grounds by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Schools and school boards are required by law to ensure that school property is 100% smoke free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Be part of the majority – be tobacco free.

SOCIAL NETWORKING
The evolution of the Internet and social networking sites has fundamentally changed how we communicate and collaborate with teachers, students, parents and communities. While collaboration in the online world can be a very powerful teaching tool, staff and students must remember that: • the Internet and social networking sites are public places; • what goes online stays online and may never be fully erased; and, • in the online world people may not always be who they say they are. Internet social networking refers to an online community of Internet users who share common interests and includes Blogs, Wikis, Moodles®, collaboration forums, discussion boards and social networking sites such as Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube®, etc.

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Personal information about an identifiable or potentially identifiable individual shall not be posted on the Internet (Blogs, Wikis, online social networks or other forms of online discussion and collaboration sites) without the written consent of the parent/guardian or adult student. This includes information that students will be self-posting as part of a class assignment. When seeking consent for posting online, the parent/guardian shall be provided with an overview of the activity which clearly states expectations and guidelines for students. Should a parent/adult student choose not to participate, the teacher shall find a suitable educational alternative for the student. If using social networking sites outside of the classroom (i.e. in their homes) students are reminded that appropriate behaviour and anti-bullying guidelines apply in the online world. Protect your own privacy, safety and reputation. A Note about Facebook The Facebook terms of use state: “You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.” Source: http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms . Facebook’s privacy policy states: If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=underage

SPECIAL EDUCATION
For information about Special Education programs and services, and the Special Education Advisory Committee, please visit our web site at www.scdsb.on.ca and select Programs and Services, or call 705-734-6363, ext. 11246. Our Special Education Report (available on our website) provides information about the Identification, Placement and Review Committee process, Individual Education Plans, programs and services for exceptional pupils, and contact numbers for members of the Special Education Advisory Committee.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
All students must have one of the following before being permitted to participate in extracurricular athletics: • Student accident insurance purchased through Reliable Life Insurance Company. The cost of the minimum plan, 'Bronze' is $12.00 for 365 days of coverage; or, • Parent/Guardian confirmation of coverage through an extended health and dental plan. All students participating in a field trip outside the province or country must purchase student accident insurance or be covered by an extended health and dental plan. The cost of the insurance and travel plan, 'Platinum' through Reliable Life Insurance Company is $26.50 for 365 days of coverage. Reliable Life Insurance Company contact information: 1-800-436-5437 or www.insuremykids.com.

STUDENT ACTIVITY CARD
All students are encouraged to purchase an SCI Activity Card. This card identifies you as a student at Stayner Collegiate Institute. It is required that all students participating on school teams, becoming members of school clubs, attending school functions including Prom, have an Activity Card. The card is also required to purchase tickets, or to receive discounts on tickets, to attend school-sponsored events such as school game days, dances and the formal. Your SCI Student Activity card may also give you a discount at a number of local businesses.

STUDENT PERSONAL INFORMATION
Notification of the Collection and Use of Student Personal Information The purpose of this communication is to notify you of how the Simcoe County District School Board and your school use the personal information you provide to us in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The MFIPPA is a law that sets guidelines that schools and district school boards must follow when this collecting, using and/or and disclosing students’ personal information. Under this Act, personal information refers to recorded information about an identifiable individual. The Education Act sets out duties and powers of the board and authorizes school boards to collect personal information for the purpose of planning and delivering educational programs and services which best meet students’ needs and for reporting to the Minister of Education as required. This Act requires that the school principal maintain an Ontario Student Record (OSR) for each student attending the school. The OSR is a record of a student’s educational progress through school in Ontario and follows students when they transfer schools. The Ontario Student Record

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Guideline sets out how record is to be managed. The Simcoe County District School Board adheres to this OSR guideline. Under the MFIPPA, personal information may be used or disclosed by the Simcoe County District School Board: for the purpose for which it was obtained or a consistent purpose (a purpose consistent for the reason collected); to board officers or employees who need access to the information in the performance of their duties if necessary and proper in the discharge of the board’s authorized functions; to comply with legislation, a court order or subpoena or to aid in a law enforcement investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency; and, in compelling circumstances affecting health or safety (providing notice of the disclosure is sent to the student’s home). Prior to releasing confidential information for any other purpose, the school will seek informed consent from the parent/guardian for children under 16 years of age, from the parent/guardian and the student where the student is 16 and 17, and from the student where the student is over 18 or the student is 16 or 17 years of age and has withdrawn from parental control, in accordance with both MFIPPA and the Education Act. It is our practice to include a notice statement on forms used to collect personal information to advise you how we will use and disclose the information. To help you understand how we use the information you provide to us, we draw your attention to the following routine uses and/or disclosures of student personal information so that you may express any concerns you may have regarding the release and sharing of the information. Routine Uses and/or Disclosures of Student Personal Information The student’s OSR will be used by school and board staff to support the classroom teacher in developing an educational program which best meets the student’s needs. Staff working with the classroom teacher or directly with the student may include individuals working in areas such as Special Education, guidance counselling, student success, etc. In keeping with the requirements of the Education Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, informed consent will be sought prior to conducting intelligence or behavioural tests, or prior to the involvement of Psychological, Speech and Language or Social Worker staff. Secondary schools will receive information about registered Grade 8 students in advance of the student attending the secondary school to help establish an appropriate program for the student. The secondary school will share information about each student’s progress through secondary school with the student’s previous elementary school to support continuous improvement of the elementary school program for all students. Secondary schools will send information of potential graduates (contact information, marks and transcripts) to Ontario Colleges and Universities to support the student’s post secondary applications. Student home addressees may be released to the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium and the contracted bus company responsible for transporting students to and from school in order to administer the board’s contracted bus program. School activities may be reported in school and board newsletters, and on school and board websites. Individual students will only be photographed and identified with appropriate consents. The media, such as newspapers, television and radio, may be invited to the school for the purpose of reporting on newsworthy events or activities such as graduations, student achievements/ awards, and current events. Their reports may include non-identifying photos of groups of students. Individual students would only be photographed or identified with appropriate consent. Students participating in extra-curricular activities or events where the public is invited, i.e. field trips, school concerts, school teams, may be photographed and/or reported on by media or the general public. Students may be recorded or photographed by their classroom teacher in school or during school activities as part of their educational program. Photos may be shared with the class and parents as appropriate.

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Students may participate in video conferencing (a technology which allows for two or more locations to interact via simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions) to support the classroom program. Conferences may be organized with students in other SCDSB schools, students in other countries and or as virtual field trips. Phone numbers will be used on telephone lists. Examples include: • emergency contact lists to facilitate contact with parents during emergencies (e.g. inclement weather); • safe arrival programs, which may be staffed by parent volunteers, to contact parents where a student is absent and the parent/guardian has not notified the school of the absence; • volunteers, authorized by the principal, to contact parents regarding school-related activities which benefit the student and the school community and require parent involvement. Parents/guardians/adult students are asked to complete Student Medical/Health Data forms for the purpose of developing a medical emergency plan for the student or Administration of Medication in School forms for the purpose of administering medication to the student. Medical emergency plans may also be provided to the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium and/or contracted bus operators to aid in a medical emergency. In compliance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act, student health numbers (OHIP) will not be collected; however parents/guardians/students may be invited to volunteer such information for students going on field trips to facilitate medical services if needed. Student work, including student names, may be displayed in the classroom or in school hallways, or may be shared with the public through science fairs, school and board newsletters, writing/colouring/poster contests, community events, fairs, and similar events/locations outside the school setting. Student accidents that take place during school or on school-sponsored activities will be reported to the SCDSB insurer. Reports include the name of the injured student(s) and details about the incident as well as the name and contact information of witnesses to the accident. Birthday congratulations may be announced over the PA system and/or in the classrooms. Class lists with student first names and last initial only may be distributed to other parents for the purpose of addressing greeting cards or invitations in connection with holidays, birthday parties, etc. Surveillance equipment may be used in schools and on buses to enhance the safety of students and staff, to protect property against theft or vandalism, and to aid in the identification of intruders and of persons who endanger the health, wellbeing or safety of school community members. Student names and/or photographs may be printed in school programs (e.g., commencement or graduation programs, school plays and musical productions, student awards, academic and athletic awards and plaques, school brochures, honour roll and classroom assignment during school and semester start up) and in school yearbooks. Questions regarding the information contained in this notification may be addressed to the School Principal or the Freedom of Information/Records Management Officer, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON LOL 1X0, (705) 734-6363 ext. 11265. Please communicate any concerns you have with regards to the sharing of personal information in any or all of the above-mentioned by contacting the school principal as soon as possible. The above will apply unless an objection is filed with the principal and an alternative resolution can be found.

STUDENT SUCCESS
The SCDSB has established strategies in Grades 7-12 that focus on the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills and enhance learning opportunities for all students. Student Success teams work together to ensure smooth transitions for students from elementary to secondary school, between grades and after graduation. Programs such as Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSMs) are designed to prepare students for sector specific career destinations. Job related career awareness activities and experiential learning opportunities are explored in Grades 7-12 and opportunities for more in-depth exploration through Co-operative Education Programs are built into the program in Grades 11 and 12. Dual credit courses enable students to gain a secondary school credit while completing a college course and earning college credit. The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students in trades related cooperative education placements to begin working towards apprenticeship requirements. Well planned and focused pathways enable students to develop the skills required for their postsecondary destination. Through the

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myBlueprint education planner, students and parents can plan and revise individual pathways. More information about student success initiatives is available at http://scdsb.on.ca/student-street/student-success/. LEARNING SKILLS and WORK HABITS
Learning Skills and Work Habits Responsibility Sample Behaviours The student: • Fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment; • Completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines; • Takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour. The student: • Devises and follow a plan and process for completing work and tasks; • Establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals; • Identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology, and resources to complete tasks. The student: • Independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals; • Uses class time appropriately to complete tasks; • Follows instructions with minimal supervision. The student: • Accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group; • Responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others; • Builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions; • Works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals; Shares information, resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions The student: • looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning; • Demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks; • Demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning; • Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude; • Recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others. The student: • Sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them; • Seeks clarification or assistance when needed; • Assesses and reflects critical on own strengths, needs and interests; • Identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals; • Perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.

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Collaboration

Initiative

Self-Regulation

TECHNOLOGY USE GUIDELINES
The use of educational technology devices is an important element of student learning, and teaching in our schools. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) establishes Acceptable Use Guidelines that all people who utilize educational devices are to follow. The SCDSB expects all users of the educational technology system to comply with these guidelines. Misuse and /or abuse of board and school facilities and resources is subject to consequences as defined and explained in the SCDSB Code of Conduct. The SCDSB Acceptable Use Guidelines can be found at www.scdsb.on.ca. (Please note: These guidelines were being updated at the time of the agenda printing. New guidelines will be released during 2012-2013 and made available at www.scdsb.on.ca.) The proper and effective use of educational technology devices is expected of all students and staff. While teachers do supervise the use of such devices, students are expected to utilize all devices and access sites in a responsible manner. The SCDSB employs filtering software to guide, and in some cases restrict, access by students to the Internet. No software, however, can be completely effective in blocking unacceptable web sites. Students in SCDSB have access to the Internet to support their learning goals, to access curriculum related materials and to research reference materials. The provision of Internet access is intended to support the goals of the SCDSB through its multi-year plan, The Simcoe Path, the Board Improvement Plan, and all School Improvement Plans.

TELEPHONES
Students should not be regularly be phoned at school. In an emergency the school will locate the student as quickly as possible. Pay phones are available at the main entrance for students' private use. Cell phones may not be used in the classrooms, the office or during assemblies for phone calls or for text messages.

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TEXTBOOKS
Textbooks are provided for students in all grades. Books and supplies issued to you are on loan. Please look after them, enter your name in the place provided, and return them in good condition. You will be expected to pay for lost or damaged books. Students who fail to make financial compensation for lost or damaged texts could lose their privileges of taking textbooks outside the classroom during the next year. Every student shall sign a textbook inventory form.

TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER SCHOOL
Students leaving Stayner Collegiate Institute to enroll in another school are asked to inform the secretary in the Guidance office. Please return all your textbooks and school materials before you leave.

VACATIONS
All efforts should be made to plan holidays to minimize class time missed and avoid conflict with evaluation periods. The office should be notified in advance of all holiday plans and students are responsible for all work missed while away. A vacation/absence form should be filled out, signed by each teacher, parent and Principal or Vice-Principal and then returned to the main office.

VISITORS
School visitors, including parents, caregivers, Board staff, and external agencies, must sign in at the main office and wear a visitor’s badge as they attend their pre-arranged meeting. We do not encourage visiting students to attend classes with students due to space limitations and safety issues.

VOLUNTEERS
The SCDSB encourages participation of volunteers in schools and recognizes the educational advantages to all concerned. Volunteers are asked to complete an information form, provide an original copy of a Criminal Records Check which includes Vulnerable Sector screening, and go through an orientation program to become familiar with the school and daily routines. Volunteers work under the direction of the Principal and school staff. Should you wish to join our team of volunteers, please contact the school.

WITHDRAWING FROM SCHOOL
Students who are 18 years of age or older who are withdrawing from school are asked to meet with the Vice Principal and to make an appointment with a Guidance teacher. This will provide an opportunity to discuss future plans as well the collection of information which the Ministry of Education requires of all students leaving school.

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STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE—YEAR AT A GLANCE
(PLEASE NOTE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 2012 - 2013 SCHOOL YEAR SEMESTER ONE
AUG. 27, 28, 29 GUIDANCE OPEN—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Aug. 28, 29 Aug. 30, 31 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5/6 Sept. 7 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct.18 Oct. 22 Oct. 24/25 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 11 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 26 Nov. 26 Nov 29, 30 TBA Dec. 12 TBA TBA Dec 19 Dec. 23 Dec. 26January 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 10-25 Jan 15,16,17 Jan. 16-23 Jan. 24-31 TBA Jan. 28 Feb.1 Spartan Start-for registered Grade 9’s LINK Leaders Labour Day (no classes) First Day of School (Term 1 Starts) Grade Assemblies period 1 Student Picture Day, Photo ID & Activity Fee Collection Grade 9 Spirit Day Awards Assembly 2010/2011 Awards School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Terry Fox Run Secondary & Elementary P.D. Day University Information Program at CCI Thanksgiving Day (no classes) Progress Report Cards Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews 4-5 & 6-8 pm Picture Retake Day Josten Ring Sales (lunch time) School Dance 7-10 pm Haunted House School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Take a Kid to Work Spartan in Training Day Grade 8 Open House 6:00-9:00pm Term 1 Ends Term 2 Begins Remembrance Day Coop Information Meeting for Sem. 2 Students Mid-Term Report Card Distribution Secondary P.D. Day Awards Assembly Full Disclosure School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Variety Night Program Cdn Open Math Challenge Coop Employer Appreciation Breakfast & Career Fair Holiday Cheer Activities (Student Council) University Applications Due Christmas Concert Holiday Assembly Holidays Return to Classes EQAO Math Testing Grad Photos Moratorium on all school activities Final Evaluations for Sem. 1 College Applications Due School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library P.D. Days Feb. 4 Feb. 6/7 Feb TBA Feb. 13 Feb. 18 Feb. 21 Feb. 25 Mar. 7 Mar. 10 Mar. 11-15 Mar. 22 Mar. 25 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Apr. 1 Apr. 11 Apr. 17 Apr. 17 Apr. 18 Apr. 19 Apr. 24 Apr. 25 Apr. 29 May 3 May 6 May 6-10 May 9 May 10 May 13-17 May 15 May 20 May 22 May 22 May 27 May 29 May 30June 14 May 31 May 31 June ? June 12-19 June 20-26 June 27 June 27 June 28 July

SEMESTER TWO
Semester 2, Term 1 Starts Grade Assemblies Josten Ring Sales (lunch time) Report Card Distribution (Sem.1) Family Day (no classes) Math Contests, Pascal, Cayley, Fermat School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Semi-Formal Dance 7-10 pm Daylight Savings Time Begins March Break Progress Reports School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews 4-5, 6-8 pm Good Friday (no classes) Easter Monday (no classes) OSSLT Testing Math Contest, Euclid Term 1 Ends Term 2 Begins Community Service Hours Deadline-Grade 12’s Coop Information Meeting for Sem 1 Students 2013 Mid-Term Report Cards School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Full Disclosure Date Music Monday Education Week New Hampshire Trip Information Night Awards Assembly SAID Week Gauss Math Contest for Feeder Schools Victoria Day (no classes) Grad Breakfast Valedictorian Voting School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Employer Appreciation Breakfast & Career Fair EQAO Math Testing Formal Student Council Elections Athletic Banquet Moratorium on all School Activities Final Evaluations for Sem. 2 Commencement 7:00 pm P.D. Day P.D. Day Report Card will be mailed out end of first week in July

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