"Staff Handbook 2011 2012"
CARIHI 2011-2012 STAFF HANDBOOK CARIHI MISSION STATEMENT Carihi Secondary School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and challenging learning environment in which diversity is celebrated and individuals are encouraged to maximize their potential and become positive contributors to the social, cultural and economic fabric of society. WELCOME BACK 1 Table of Contents Bell Schedule page 3 Year at a Glance 4 Staff List 7 Who to See at Carihi 9 Rules and Expectations 10 Code of Conduct 11 Supervision 14 Supervision Schedule 15 Bus Supervision Schedule 16 Harassment Policy 17 Textbooks 19 Promoting Student Engagement 20 TOC 22 Building Security 22 First Aid 22 Accident Reports 22 Attendance Policy 22 Field Trip Checklist 24 Attendance Procedures 25 Leaving the Building 25 Student Medical Alerts 25 Earthquake Procedures 26 Fire Drill Procedures 29 Evacuation Map 30 Lock Down Procedures 31 Interim Reports 32 Mock Exam Protocol 32 Exam Protocols – Rules & Regulations 33 Exam Protocols – Invigilators’ Responsibilities 35 District Assessment Policy 36 District Priorities 42 2 Carihi Bell Schedule 8:35 Warning Bell 8:40 – 9:55 A block (75 minutes) 9:55 – 10:10 Morning Break (15 minutes) Warning Bell at 10:05 10:10 – 11:25 B block (75 minutes) 11:25 – 12: 10 Lunch (45 minutes) Warning Bell at 12:05 12:10 – 1:25 C block (75 minutes) 1:25 – 1:35 Break (10 Minutes) Warning Bell at 1:32 1:35 – 2:50 D block (75 minutes) 3 Carihi “YEAR AT A GLANCE 2011-2012” August 30, 31 Sept 1 Pro-D-Days September 6 Schools Open (Grade 10 only) – Staffroom 8:15 am September 6 Staff Meeting – 1:00 pm September 6 Staff Photo – 2:00 pm September 7 Schools Open (All grades) September 9 Grade 11 Assembly 8:45 Gymnasium September 9 Grade 12 Assembly 10:20 Gymnasium September 12 Student photographs (Cafeteria) September 23/24 Carihi Senior Boys Soccer Fall Invitational September 28 PAC Meeting 7:00 pm Sept 30 - Oct 1 Peer Support Retreat October 5 Interim Reports – marks due online at 9am October 6 Staff Meeting October 7 Interim Reports available on line October 10 Thanksgiving Day (Schools closed) October 14/15 Carihi Senior Boys Soccer Fall Classic October 17 Picture Retakes (9:00 am) October 21 Pro D Day – (Schools closed) October 31 Halloween Costume Day November 3 Non Instructional Day (Interview Day) Students not in November 3 Staff Meeting November 4 First day of Term Two November 7-8 Government Exam rewrites at Carihi November 7 Marks Due 9:00 am November 10 Remembrance Day Assembly - Everyone Welcome (Gym) November 10 First report card available online November 11 Remembrance Day Stat (Schools closed) November 16 Grad List posted – draft 1 December 1 Staff Meeting December 1 Course info given to staff to edit December 5 Course booklets sections given to staff to revise December 7 Interim Reports due online at 9am December 9 Interim Reports available online December 12 Submissions/revisionsfor course booklet December 15 Locker Clean out 9:45 December 16 Last day before winter vacation January 3 (Tuesday) All Schools reopen January 5 Staff Meeting January 9 – 12 Mock Exam Schedule January 16-19 Grad Photos January 16 Handout semester 2 timetables January 16-17 Course Changes - Grade 12’s given priority 4 January 16-19 Mock Exam Schedule January 18 Course Changes - Grade 11’s given priority January 19 Course Changes - Grade 10’s given priority January 20 Last Day of Semester 1 January 23-27 Exam Week January 30 First day of Semester 2 / Term 3 January 30 Marks Due 9:00 a.m. February 2 Staff Meeting February 3 Last day for semester 2 changes February 3 Report cards available online February 6 Pro D Day (Schools Closed) February 8 Grad List Posted – Draft 2 February 13-17 Course booklets done and printed this week February 14 Anti-bullying day – Pink shirt day February 21-24 Counsellors to Phoenix with course books February Grad Photo Retakes – date to be confirmed February 27-28 Large group presentation with booklets and forms. Mon. A block grade 10’s, Tues A block 11’s (1/2 block) February Parent night for grade 8-11(booklets and forms) Gym 7pm February 29 Interim marks put online by 9am March 12-16 Phoenix grade 9’s online course selection March 2 Interim Reports available online March 8 Staff Meeting March 5-9 Grade 11-12 choose courses on computers March 9 Phone students who have missed registration March 14 Drug and Alcohol Fair March 23 Last Day of Term 3 March 26 Marks into office 9:00 a.m. March 26 Start of Term 4 March 30 Locker Clean Out 9:45 March 30 Last day before Spring vacation March 30 Last day to order Yearbooks March 30 Report cards available online March 30 Skills Canada Competition April 2-13 Spring Vacation April 16 Schools reopen April 19 Staff Meeting April 25 Grad List Posted – Draft 3 Carihi Musical Theatre May 1 (?) Playland Physics Trip May 2 Superintendent’s Meeting May 3 Staff Meeting May 4-5 BC Student Film Festival May 9 Interims marks due online at 9 am May 11 Interims available online May Counsel/Admin to Phoenix to discuss incoming 9’s & 10’s 5 May 17-18 Government Exam Rewrites at Timberline May 18 Grad List posted – draft 4 May 21 Victoria Day (School Closed) June 4 – 8 Health Week June 5 - 8 Mock Exam Schedule June 5 (Tuesday) Scholarship & Bursary Ceremony, 7:00 p.m. MPR June 7 Staff Meeting June 7 Aboriginal Grad 6:15 pm Maritime Centre June Year End Band Concert (Theatre 7:30 p.m.) June 12-15 Mock Exam Schedule June 18 Locker Clean-out 11:05 June 19 Awards Ceremonies Gym 9:30 am June 19 Exams begin – SS 10 & Eng 11 - MPR 1:00 pm June 19 Last Day of Semester 2 / Term 4 June 20-28 Exam Week June 23 Prom June 25 Final Marks due 9 am June 28 Final Report Cards issued June 28 Graduation Ceremonies 5:00 p.m. Arena June 29 Staff breakfast, 8:30 a.m. June 29 Administrative Day 6 Carihi Staff Administration Toal, Sean Principal Epp, Gary Vice Principal Teaching Staff Barnes, Todd PE Cafeteria Bautz, Janice ISP Blakemore, Susanna English, Psychology, Family Management Cassidy, Phil Social Studies, English, AVID Chabot, Sylvain Chemistry, Immersion Science 10 Cowan, Shawn Math Deagle, Bill Science, Physics, Chemistry Demerse, Wayne Social Studies, History Desrochers, Maureen FSL, Immersion Grant, Ian ISP Hay, Rebecca Science, Math Hayduk, Chris Bi, Chem, Physics, Math Jepson, John PE, Grad Transition Kirk, Heather LA/SDC Klein, Paul Auto, Metal Knight, Christine English, Drama, Musical Theatre Kolmatycki, Jane Counselling, Grad Kreis, Rudi Flex Laird, Rob WW, Drafting, Intro. Trades, Ace-It Carpentry Lloyd, Maralyn Grad Transition, Counselling, PE Longeway, Leanne Art, VA3D Lontayao, Diana LA/SDC, Peer Support Lontayao, Jeff Co-op, Planning, Ace-It, Work Experience McKenzie, Scott Earth Science, English, Psychology, Planning McMonagle, Trevor English Moxam, Jennifer Spanish, Law, Psychology Muir, Betsy Library Peake, Alison Planning Pisterzi, Nic English, Writing, Planning, Aboriginal Support Preston, Jo-Ann ESL Shields, Joe Video Productions, English, Leadership Stahnke, Paul Art, Planning 10 Taylor, Kai Biology, CIT Thompson, Sheryl Kwakwalla Vaillancourt, Helene Immersion, FSL Village, Danika English Vining, Jim Band, Social Studies Walker, Stacy English Wells, Trevor Math Wilson, Ray First Nations Studies, Tyee Program, PE Young, Bill Music Comp., Animation, Info Tech, Math, Biology 7 Clerical Assmus, Wendy Secretary II – Main Office Puritch, Andree Secretary I – Accounts Goodwin, Kelly Secretary II – Student Services Educational Assistants Binette-Wilson, Dianne Borrie, Ronaye Dowler, Jenifer Lynn Erickson Hart, Willie Holmgren, Lori Lahay, Laurel May, Suzanne McGinn, Debbie Ringstead, Janice Sacht, Karen Sheran, Marie Wadhams, Charity Willems, Marcus First Nations Coordinators Henderson, Roberta Roberts, Melanie Custodians Attfield, Dwayne Hunt, Lyanna Marsali, Astrid Pallay, Dave TBA Computers Ben Lee Outreach Worker Jeanne Gordon 8 Who to See Accounting/Petty Cash Andree Puritch Annual Report Sean Toal Attendance Counsellors, Admin. Announcements Wendy Assmus Awards Gary Epp Budget Allocations – School Budget Administration Budget Allocations – Non-Public, Fundraising Administration Career Programs Jeff Lontayao CIMS-Attendance, Reporting, Demographics Kelly Goodwin, Sean Toal Counselling Jane Kolmatycki Maralyn Lloyd Community Use – Facilities & Grounds Andree Puritch Computer Hardware Ben Lee Computer Software Kai Taylor Co-operative Education Jeff Lontayao CRDTA Paul Stahnke, Rudi Kreis Custodial Dwayne Attfield Examination Schedules Gary Epp Extra-Curricular Athletics John Jepson Facility Issues Administration Field Trips Administration First Aid Diana Lontayao, Susanna Blakemore First Nations Support Roberta Henderson, Melanie Roberts, Furniture and Equipment Administration Graduation Jane Kolmatycki Keys and Security Andree Puritch Library Betsy Muir Locks and Lockers Wendy Assmus Lost and Found Wendy Assmus Maintenance and Safety Gary Epp, Safety Committee P.E. and Gym Use John Jepson Photocopying Wendy Assmus Professional Development Rudi Kreis Results Initiative Sean Toal School Success Plan Sean Toal Student Leadership Joe Shields Student Teachers Sean Toal Supervision Schedule Gary Epp Supplies and Consumables Andree Puritch Teachers on Call Andree Puritch Textbooks Wendy Assmus Work Experience Jeff Lontayao 9 Carihi Rules and Expectations 1. Students must indicate an academic purpose – as demonstrated by the following behaviours: Attend every class Arrive to class on time Arrive to class with appropriate materials Keep up with assigned work Hand in your own work Get help when you need it 2. Schools in School District #72 are “Closed Campuses” – this means that only registered students are to be on the property. You are encouraged to meet friends from other schools or other districts off campus. Visiting other schools during school hours is not permitted. 3. Students on a “Study Block” – have the option of working in the library, socializing in the multi-purpose room or leaving the property. ‘Hanging out’ in hallways during class time is not permitted. Only grade 12’s on study blocks, who are studying, may use the tables in the hallways during class time. 4. Carihi is a non smoking school. Students are not permitted to smoke on school property or adjacent neighbouring property. 5. Students involved with drugs will be suspended and parents contacted. We may also involve the police, substance abuse counsellors and/or the District Discipline Committee. 6. Students who fight will be suspended. As above, the police and/or the District Discipline Committee may be involved. We encourage students (and parents) who suspect a fight may happen to contact the school BEFORE an incident occurs. 7. All interactions at Carihi are to be conducted respectfully. At anytime an adult may ask you to alter your behaviour or ask for your name. Students are expected to respond promptly, audibly and politely. 8. Cell phones, pagers or any personal communication devices are not to be on or used during class time. 9. Students at Carihi are expected to model language and dress appropriate to a public school setting. Those who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to change their clothing and/or sent home to do so. 10 CARIHI CODE OF CONDUCT In striving to create a positive climate that encourages learning and provides a safe, orderly environment, the following are considered important: 1. That all members of the Carihi community treat each other with respect. This means: being courteous to others using appropriate language treating others as you would like to be treated obeying legitimate requests of those in authority being considerate of pedestrians’ and motorists’ rights refraining to engage in any forms of bullying (verbal, physical, emotional, or cyber) refusing to engage in any form of retribution 2. That Carihi be an accepting place and celebrates its diversity. This means: treating others as equals regardless of ethnic origin, sex, religion, age or ability, sexual or gender identity, race, colour, ancestry, marital or family status demonstrating a caring for others accepting and recognizing strengths and weaknesses 3. That learning is valued. This means: allowing others to work without disruption or interference completing assignments with thoroughness and with care catching up on work missed due to absences bringing all required books and materials to class ensuring that only student’s own work is submitted recognizing that learning takes place at different rates and in different ways emphasizing positive aspects 4. That regular attendance is essential. This means: informing the school in advance of any absences being on time for each class being in class for the entire period advising the school if leaving during the school day. 11 5. That the property of others be respected. This means: being caring and considerate of others’ possessions taking care of the school building and equipment ensuring a clean, litter-free environment supporting efforts to recycle and use recyclable materials 6. That healthy lifestyles be encouraged. This means: avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol (zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol) refraining from smoking (no smoking or using tobacco on school grounds) promoting good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep refraining from using weapons or bringing weapons to school This code is intended to serve as a guideline for appropriate student conduct, (not all behaviors are listed, and these lists serve only as examples) while under the jurisdiction of the school, i.e., at school, traveling to and from the school, while at school-sponsored functions whenever and wherever held and beyond these times when behaviors are deemed to impact the learning environment of others. Rising Expectations Students are expected to comply with the Carihi Code of Conduct at all levels; however, student age, maturity and special needs will be taken into consideration when determining consequences to breaches of the Code. In general, students are expected to demonstrate increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline as they move toward graduation and to demonstrate learning after any processing as a result of a breach of the Code. Unacceptable Conduct Any behaviors that contravene the above expectations and any Federal, Provincial and Local laws are deemed to be unacceptable and as such will be subject to the following consequences: Consequences Our work with students is intended to educate and inform. We work with students and parents toward the development of responsible citizens within an atmosphere of compassion, caring and understanding. Restitution and learning, rather than punishment, will be the goal of all interventions. Behavior of students with special needs who are 12 unable to comply with the Carihi Code of Conduct will be dealt with by appropriate interventions. This may include time away from school in order to develop an appropriate plan. Possible steps in response to unacceptable behaviors include, but are not restricted to, the following: - mediation - education and training - monitoring of behaviour - counseling - notifying parents - corrective and/or disciplinary action ranging from warnings to suspension and referral to social services or, in extreme cases, the police - other strategies designed to eliminate and/or prevent unacceptable behaviors and any other remedies or penalties deemed appropriate to the particular circumstance Notification Parents The administration of the school has a responsibility to inform parents when students seriously contravene the Carihi Code of Conduct. The notification of parents will be at the discretion of the administration, but will occur in every instance where: - drugs or alcohol are involved - violence or threats are involved - any criminal activity is involved - a suspension from school is deemed appropriate School District officials will be notified - with every letter of discipline and at the discretion of the school principal. Police and/or other agencies will be notified - as required by law or as dictated by the situation regarding student safety and well being. 13 SUPERVISION Supervision is critical to maintaining a positive tone at Carihi. Supervisors need to be visible and assertive in taking responsibility for their areas. Assume that the administration will be “on deck” as supervisors for all breaks. Supervision and Discipline Supervision is needed at breaks and lunch. Teachers can negotiate with supervision partners to split up the morning and afternoon breaks. For the most part an adult presence is all that is required to maintain acceptable levels of student behaviour. Teachers are asked not to ignore unacceptable behaviour or behaviour that contravenes the Carihi Code of Conduct or Carihi Rules and Expectations. The kinds of behaviours that teachers are required to respond to are: any activity that could be dangerous, bullying, foul language, littering, fighting, smoking out of designated area OR smoking illegal substances. Most of these issues can be dealt with as the teacher deems appropriate. Fighting and use of illegal substance MUST be reported to the office. When students are sent to the office, consequences will be determined using the general guideline of the minimum intervention to affect maximum positive change. Discipline will be focused on restitution and personal growth rather than punishment. Strategies will include (but not limited to) the following actions: Discussion with student, counselors, teachers, special service personnel, parents Assignment of tasks that contribute service to the school (ie. Clean-up, garbage pick-up) Detention at lunch or after school Assigning specific work Suspension Referral to District Discipline Committee Referral to district and community services Withdrawal from 1 or more courses Withdrawal from school In general, consequences will increase with severity of incident, or repeated non- compliant behaviours. Fighting and use of drugs WILL involve a suspension TOC’s and Exceptional Circumstances: All supervisors are needed at all times. If for some reason you cannot make your regularly scheduled supervision time, please arrange a switch with someone else. Do not just leave your slot uncovered. When you have a TOC, make sure she/he is made aware of supervisory responsibilities. Please let Tom know if your TOC will likely need help with supervision. 14 Areas/Co-ordination: The school is divided into five basic areas for the purposes of supervision. Each area has its own particular needs; please be aware of the specific requirements of your area and be diligent in maintaining coverage. It might be advisable for all teachers responsible for an area to meet and establish routines and guidelines that will allow the messages to students to be consistent and predictable. #1. Gym and Fitness Centre: It is important that teachers maintain a presence in both the gymnasium and the new fitness centre located on the mezzanine. #2. Wing A/Cafeteria: These areas have been combined. It is important the supervisor moves through A wing and makes sure that tables in the Cafeteria are cleared as the students leave. #3. Wing E (Upper Hallway): Supervision in this area is straightforward with focus at the intersection. #4. Wings B/C/F: For supervision purposes, these areas have been combined. Please encourage students to leave the F wing during lunch hour unless they are being supervised in one of the shops. #5 Bus Turn Around: Teachers are asked to spend two periods of five days performing supervision in the bus area from 2:50 – 3:05. These will be consecutive days beginning with the day listed on the Bus Supervision schedule. Supervision Schedule: 2011/2012 Monday Gym/Fitness Centre Barnes Tuesday Desrochers Wednesday Jepson Thursday Wilson Friday J. Lontayao 11:25 11:40 11:55 Monday A Wing/Cafeteria Demerse Demerse Knox B Wing/C Wing/F Wing Longway Longway Young E Wing/Library Taylor Deagle Deagle Tuesday A Wing/Cafeteria Vining Hayduk Hayduk B Wing/C Wing/F Wing Hay Hay Crucil E Wing/Library Taylor McMonagle Peake Wednesday A Wing/Cafeteria Kreis Kreis Admn B Wing/C Wing/F Wing Wells Wells Stahnke E Wing/Library Kirk Chabot Chabot Thursday A Wing/Cafeteria Cottingham Shields Shields B Wing/C Wing/F Wing Cassidy Cassidy Moxam E Wing/Library Pisterzi Pisterzi McKenzie Friday A Wing/Cafeteria McKenzie Vaillancourt Vaillancourt B Wing/C Wing/F Wing Dunsmore Laird Laird E Wing/Library D. Lontayao Knight Knight 15 Bus Supervision Schedule: 2011/2012 Week Beginning Supervisors September 5th Admin/ 12th Wilson/Pisterzi 19th Knight/Desrochers 26th Cassidy/Klein October 3rd McKenzie/J. Lontayao 10th Shields/Hay 17th Taylor/Longeway 24th TBA #1/Vaillancourt 31st Jepson/Cowan November 7th Chabot /Admin 14th Barnes/Demerse 21st Moxam/McMonagle 28th Laird/(Bautz/Grant) December 5th Hayduk/Wells 13th Blakemore/Young January 2nd (Village/Walker)/Kirk 9th Pisterzi/Kreis 16th Deagle/Stahnke 30th Cassidy/Wilson February 6th D. Lontayao/Knight 13th Desrochers/Vining 20th McKenzie/Peake 27th J. Lontayao/Shields March 5th Hay/Taylor 12th Barnes/TBA #1 19th Vaillancourt/Wells 26th Cowan/Chabot April 16th Demerse/Hayduk 23rd TBA #5/Moxam 30th McMonagle/Laird May 7th (Grant/Bautz)/(Village/Walker) 14th Vining/Blakemore 21st Young/Kirk 28th Kreis/Longeway June 4th D. Lontayao/Deagle 11th Jepson/Stahnke 16 Carihi Harassment Policy Preamble Carihi is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is safe, respectful, welcoming and free from harassment. Implementation of this policy will involve informing staff, students and parents of its contents and recommended processes. In general this policy will allow for timely and thorough investigations of all reported incidents and outline a specific protocol for staff and students to follow when faced with an incident or allegation. Procedures for reporting, investigating and remediating are included. CONSEQUENCES WILL BE DETERMINED UNDER THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE: That our work with students is intended to educate and inform. We work with students and parents toward the development of responsible citizens within an atmosphere of compassion, caring and understanding. Restitution and learning, rather than punishment, will be the goal of all interventions. Carihi school is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from harassment. The administration and staff of the school consider any form of harassment to be a serious matter and will take appropriate action to eliminate harassment from the school. This will include consequential action for the harasser. This policy, (regulations and procedures) is adapted from the district harassment policy and pertains to incidents involving students only. Other instances of harassment are covered under School Board Policy G-15. Harassment Defined: Any unwelcome conduct or comment that has the potential to offend, hurt or create a hostile, intimidating environment made by a person who knows, or ought to know such behaviour is unwelcome. Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to: Unwanted physical contact or threats of same Teasing, name calling or belittling Suggestive or offensive comments Display of material or graffiti which is degrading or otherwise offensive Conduct or comments that have the effect of creating an offensive environment which include but are not limited by the following examples: any comments that are: sexist, racist, disrespectful of any group or individual Jokes with content or overtones that cause offence or embarrassment Ib. Sexual Harassment Defined: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, especially when such 17 conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive situation and/or environment. Can be part of any of the above situations and: Gestures emphasizing sexuality, sexual identity or sexual orientation Display of material or graffiti that is sexually explicit Jokes with sexual content Responsibility: Administrative officers have the responsibility to create and maintain an environment free from harassment and to investigate and report any allegation. Confidentiality: Allegations of harassment, especially sexual harassment, often involve sensitive disclosures. To protect the interests of both the complainant and the alleged harasser(s), strict confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigative, reporting and punitive processes. Reporting: Reports of harassment will be dealt with in a fair, and timely manner. All staff and students will be advised of this policy and their rights and obligations under it. At the discretion of the administration, parents or guardians of students will be notified in the event that students are named in a harassment allegation. Staff and students are required to report all incidents of harassment without fear of reprisal. Retaliation against any individual for reporting harassment will not be tolerated. An information session will be offered to students about this policy by members of Student Voice and will be repeated annually. PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING, INVESTIGATING AND REMEDIATING: 1. The commencement of these procedures will not prejudice a student’s (or parent’s or guardian’s) right to access other remedies. These remedies may include discussion of the complaint with an officer of the B.C. Council of Human Rights or, if the matter is perceived to be of a criminal nature, seeking the advice of the police, rather than or in addition to seeking remedies through the school. 2. Students are encouraged to bring their complaint to a trusted teacher, counsellor or other adult in the building – including directly to the administration. The teacher, counsellor or other adult is required to bring this situation to the attention of the administration for consultation about further process. 3. Consequences: Our work with students is intended to educate and inform. We work with students and parents toward the development of responsible citizens within an atmosphere of compassion, caring and understanding. Restitution and learning, rather 18 than punishment, will be the goal of all interventions. Possible steps will include, but are not restricted to, the following: discrete investigation of the allegations decision as to further steps which could include: - mediation to facilitate resolution - where both parties agree - education and training – including skills for personal response - monitoring of behaviour - continued counselling of both parties – usually separately - notifying parents - corrective and/or disciplinary action ranging from warnings to suspension and referral to social services or, in extreme cases, the police - Other strategies designed to eliminate and/or prevent harassment; and any other remedies or penalties deemed appropriate to the particular circumstances. Textbooks Textbooks are centrally issued; Wendy and Cindy are the contacts for textbooks. Teachers need to prepare to teach the first three days of each semester without textbooks so that we can minimize the loss that occurs as students change classes. Once course changes are finished, teachers arrange for textbooks through a sign-up sheet on Wendy’s desk. Students who have outstanding textbooks – or other – debts to the school will not be issued more textbooks until their debts are taken care of. This can be a problem for teachers who may need to have students share in class for a week or so. The administration will work with students and their families to find ways to clear debts. If you have extenuating circumstances with regards to textbooks please see Gary or Tom. 19 Teacher Strategies that Promote Student Engagement Teachers promote student engagement when they design work characterized by the following properties: a) the work or activity is product focused; b) the standards for assessing the product or products associated with the activity are clear to students and the students find them compelling; c) student are provided with opportunities to fall short of the standards on initial tries without suffering adverse consequences; d) the work is designed so that student performances are affirmed; e) the work is designed so that affiliation with others is encouraged and supported; f) novelty and variety are present in the task structure; g) the work is designed so that students have choice in what they do, although this does not mean they have choice in what they learn; h) the tasks have a sense of realness and authenticity about them; i) knowledge and information are integrated as opposed to segmented; and j) the content is rich and significant. Phil Schlecty 20 Attributes of a successful student: Intrinsically motivated curious, takes risks, and is a confident learner Good interpersonal skills, cooperative skills, and shows empathy Is involved in and contributes to the learning community Is metacognitive or on the road to understanding own learning. Attributes of a successful teacher: Cares about students Is a life-long learner who strives for continuous improvement Good interpersonal skills, team/collaborative skills, communication skills, shows empathy, and is able to establish positive relationships Has a good repertoire of instructional skills, is an expert classroom manager, and is flexible Feels valued and influential. Attributes of a successful school: Has a clear mission statement of core values which are understood by staff, students and parents Has a good environment: safe, caring, supportive, fun, a “people place” Has strong student and parent involvement with good communication lines to the community Supports and encourages the professional growth of all staff Is well organized The AO is a good manager as well as an instructional leader Honors the diversity within the building Attribute of a successful district: Has clearly defined goals/mission and an action plan to get there Has a high degree of satisfaction among teachers, students, parents, etc. Supports and fosters the professional growth of all learners Focuses on student success Develops the leadership capacity within everyone in the organization Puts time, energy and money where it counts Has strong communication links with the learning community Strong leadership at the executive level which is accessible 21 TEACHERS ON CALL All T.O.C.’s MUST be assigned through the Automated Dispatch Service, 286-1330 or on line at toc.sd72.net. See Gary Epp for a TOC package. You may request certain teachers to sub for you, but there are no guarantees that the request will be filled. Please leave clear information for your substitute, including: - detailed lesson plans - daily routines - class lists and/or seating plans - supervision duties (if applicable) - where to park BUILDING SECURITY Please be security conscious! This means being careful with keys and ensuring that windows and doors are locked when you leave your classroom. If you are coming into the school outside normal custodial hours remember to phone the Answering Service (1 877 526-8221) after entering your 4-digit code. Use the sign in/sign out sheet below the alarm switch. Set the alarm if you are the last to leave. Not following proper procedures necessitates someone from district staff being called out (sometimes 3-4 times a weekend) so please be diligent! Also, if the RCMP responds to false alarms, there are charges from $100 to $150 imposed by the Municipality. If you require a “School Security Number”, Wendy will arrange to get you one. FIRST AID Refer minor bumps/bruises/cuts, etc. to the main office for treatment. For serious accidents, remain with the victim to render emergency aid and send a student to the office for assistance and/or to summon an ambulance. ACCIDENT REPORTS Fill in an Accident Report Form (available at the office) for ALL accidents which result in head injuries or in more than minor cuts and/or scrapes. If in doubt, fill out the form. NOTE: If a staff member suffers a job-related injury, log the injury in the book in the First Aid Room and advise the administration and Industrial First Aid Officer. 22 CARIHI SECONDARY SCHOOL CARIHI ATTENDANCE POLICY: High absenteeism affects the individual’s academic achievement and interferes with the continuity of coursework. Teacher effectiveness is also reduced by having to spend time on make-up tests, make-up assignments and re-adjustment of lesson presentations. Teachers using co-operative learning and group work in their classes find absenteeism to be particularly difficult to accommodate. Students are expected to attend well, to keep up with their assignments and to get help when they need it. Students who have trouble with regular attendance will go through the above referral process. It will be up to the classroom teacher to decide when attendance patterns become a concern. This will vary from teacher to teacher and course to course. Consequences for continued poor attendance will include the following interventions (not necessarily in the following order) as deemed appropriate by the teacher, counsellor and/or administrator in consultation with the student and parents (where possible): Make up lost time Catch up on assignments – perhaps before returning to class Bring in a parent to meet with teacher, counsellor and/or administrator. (Students may be required to present a plan at this meeting to convince all of us of her/his academic intentions). Academic or counselling support may be recommended and arranged Reduce number of credits (from 4 to 2) Withdraw from the course. (When students are withdrawn from a course, they may be assigned to the same class for a supervised study; assigned to the library or Access Block or asked to leave the building during that class time). Withdraw from Carihi to an alternate educational program TARDINESS POLICY: Students are expected to make every effort to be in classes on time. Tardiness disrupts classroom instruction. Chronic tardiness can affect achievement and indicates a lack of commitment to learning. Procedure: 1. Teachers are expected to discuss tardiness concerns with their students. There should be consequences for students who are repeatedly late. 2. If tardiness becomes chronic, parents will be informed in an effort to resolve the problem. 3. If there is no change, the student will be referred to the administration. 23 FIELD TRIPS/SCHOOL Any staff planning to take students on a field trip, please make sure that you have completed all the necessary paperwork (see Field Trip Check List). All trips must be approved by the principal. Once the Field Trip Check list has been completed, please leave a copy in the office. Blank Field Trip Check Lists will be available in the main office. CARIHI SECONDARY SCHOOL Trip Checklist Sponsor Teacher/Coach: ________________________________________________ Additional Adult Supervisors: ________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Date of Trip: ________________________________________________________________ Destination: ________________________________________________________________ Time of Trip: Departure: ____________________ Return: ____________________ Name of Class/Group/Team: _________________________________________________________ FOR OFFICE ____ Field Trip Request Form ____ Principal Approval ____ List of students involved (separate list to Cindy) ____ Itinerary (times, phone #s, etc.) ____ Money that is collected (to Andree) FOR STUDENTS/PARENTS ____ Parent Permission Slip ____ Detailed itinerary of trip ____ Student/teacher permission slip ____ Parent Drivers? Drivers Abstract ____ Copy of Insurance ____ ____ Transporting Students in Private Vehicles form 24 ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES 1. First period attendance taken and submitted to Student Services office by 9:00 a.m. 2. Students arriving after morning attendance has been taken are required to sign in at Student Services before reporting to class. “Late” students are not permitted to enter class without a late slip. (Teachers are asked to deal with late students with escalating consequences including parental contact and counsellor, school-based team or administrator referrals.) 3. End-of-the-day period attendance form submitted to Student Services by 2:00 p.m. LEAVING THE BUILDING 1. Any student leaving the school during the school day for any reason MUST sign out at the Student Services office. Students signing out must have an appointment card or a note from a parent. A telephone call from a parent is acceptable. 2. Grade 12 students may sign out during a study block or may study in the library. Loitering in or around the school or in hallways is not permitted. 3. Staff leaving the building – please inform the office. Medical Alerts – Students By the end of September a binder with all those students who have a medical condition will be in the staffroom and in the counseling area. Please take some time to view this information. Students with medic alert situations will be identified on GUI and hopefully ‘teacher connect’. A list of our medical alert students will be circulated. This list will contain names only, you will have to check the binder for further detailed information. Parents of those students who are identified as Anaphylactic will be asked to please supply us with an auto-injectors.. Before taking any students away from the school on a fieldtrip, please make sure to check if they have any medical conditions. 25 CARIHI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE PROCEDURES Limitations and Purpose The procedures are designed specifically to reduce injury and to provide for safe exit from the building. Response plans for coping with emergent situations upon exiting the building will be developed on a district basis. In the classroom: 1. if time, students nearest windows are to close window covers 2. students and teacher take cover under desks or tables 3. face away from windows 4. assume crash position on knees, head down, hands clasped behind neck or head covered with book or jacket 5. count aloud to 60; at the count of 60 or when the quake stops, exit the building according to fire drill procedures In non-classroom situations within the school: 6. move away from windows, shelves and heavy objects that may fall 7. take cover under a table or desk, or in a corner or doorway 8. in hallways, stairways or other areas where no cover is available, move to an interior wall, kneel with back to wall, place head close to knees, clasp hands behind neck, cover side of head with arms 9. in library, move away from where books and bookshelves may fall; take cover 10. stay inside – exit only when shaking has stopped 11. in science labs and shops, extinguish all burners and close main valves if possible; stay away from hazardous chemicals that may spill Outdoors: 12. move to an open space away from power lines, trees and buildings 13. move to join their class on lower field 14. crouch down to maintain balance; be ready to avoid dangers If an earthquake occurs during class change or breaks, students and teachers are to take cover as described; then upon cessation of shaking, move in an orderly manner to the lower playing field and join their last class in accordance with the evacuation map. 26 CARIHI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE PLAN As in all situations of this type, we cannot be fully aware of what will happen or of how people will react. This plan will provide some guidelines; however, it will be the preparations and cooperation the teacher has established that will allow the greatest survival of the students in their charge. Please take the drills seriously and impress upon your students the need to behave appropriately. In the case of an earthquake there will likely be no indication to you other than the shaking of the earth. There is a possibility the fire alarm will ring during or after the quake as wires are shorted or fires start. Be sure to wait until the shaking stops before exiting the building. You should have previously instructed students that those closest to the windows are to pull down the shutters. As soon as you realize a quake has hit, instruct students to drop and take cover (in the manner you had discussed earlier). 1. When the quake stops, given an all clear and check to see everyone is okay. If there are trapped or severely injured people you will have to rely on students to help you. Know who has first aid knowledge and choose them if possible. Assign them to the injured people, then proceed to evacuate the rest of the class. 2. Check to see the hallway is clear before instructing the students to leave the building. If it is not, carefully lift the window covers. Clear broken glass as best you can and take that route. 3. Students are to move to the lower playing field away from the danger of falling debris and remain there until instructed otherwise. It may be awkward and difficult at the time; however, staff is to be responsible for clearing the same areas as they are for fire drills. Take two students with you to act as runners. If injuries dictate you should not or cannot leave, send two students to search the areas and report back to you. Have two students report to the secretarial/administration centre on the lower field to advise us of any injured or trapped people. We will attempt to coordinate rescue attempts and get help to you as soon as we are able. Staff on the field are to help control and direct the students. It is unlikely we will be able to hold the students if the quake is severe, but we would like to dismiss them in an orderly manner. To do so, some advance information will be helpful. Exiting the school: Teachers are assigned to clear the same areas as for fire drills. 27 Procedures following an earthquake: All students will be required to wait with their classes until the extent of the quake can be determined. If deemed appropriate, students will be permitted to leave after first signing out at the information centre. (This is to save anguish and grief for parents or friends who may come looking for them.) The information centre is situation between the gym and the playing fields. Students will be required to remain with their classes until the Community Emergency Services Coordinator (or equivalent) provides instructions. General Procedures Regarding Carihi Earthquake Response Procedures: Drills to be held a minimum of two times each school year. A committee will continually inspect the school for potential hazards. Parents will be provided with a copy of the Carihi Emergency Response Plan (CERP). 28 CARIHI FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES When there is a fire alarm, or other dangerous emergency, the most important job for the staff is to ensure that all the students are out of the building and that they stay out. Evacuation Procedures If there is an alarm follow these procedures: 1) Make sure that all students exit your room. Unlock the doors and close them. 2) Make sure that your students, as well as any other students who may be in the hall, leave the building immediately out the closest, safe exit. 3) As you exit the building, check that the people behind you are able to exit safely. If you are the last staff member, double check that there are no students still in your area of the building. 4) Once students have left the building they are not to re-enter until directed to from the lower field. 5) Once outside take your class to the lower field. Once on the lower field they are to go to their ‘A’ block teacher. (See Evacuation Procedure Map.) Special Responsibilities 1) The Counselling Office will clear the E Wing bathrooms. 2) Teachers exiting by the upper B Wing doors will clear the C Wing bathrooms. 3) Teachers in Room B101/102 will clear the A Wing bathrooms. 4) Gym teachers will clear the change rooms. 29 Evacuation Map Tennis Barnes Courts Bautz/Grant Cassidy Chabot Cowan Deagle Demerse Soc./Rugby Kolmatycki Desrochers Field Hay Gym Hayduk Jepson Kirk Klein Knight Kreis Puritch Assmus Laird | Goodwin Lloyd Longeway | Toal D. Lontayao | Epp J. Lontayao McKenzie McMonagle Soccer Parking | Moxam Field Lot Pisterzi | Shields Stahnke | Taylor Thompson | Muir Vaillencourt Village Vining Walker | Wells | Wilson Cari’s Young Infant & Toddler Center 30 Lock Down Procedures A) CODE WORD OR Building Signal is given to begin Lock Down – “This is a lockdown.” B) CLEAR HALLS of all students. (Note: Bring any students in the hall near your room into your class whether they are part of your official class or not. Make a list of these students and their regularly assigned teacher/classroom.) C) CLOSE AND LOCK your classroom door. (Note: Cover the window on classroom door.) D) INFORM STUDENTS that a “lock down” is underway. (Note: Students will need reassurance that things are under control. Keep students away from the door and off the phones. Answer questions and let students know that their cooperation and patience will make a positive difference in the situation.) E) NO ONE LEAVES the class/area. (Note: Depending on the nature of the emergency, law enforcement personnel MAY come to your classroom to evacuate you and your students. If this occurs, follow the instructions given by the officer. F) NO ONE ENTERS the class/area except law enforcement or administrative personnel. G) LOCK DOWN CONCLUDES only with notification from administration or law enforcement. (Note: Most likely a PA message “All clear”.) 31 Interim Reports Guidelines Based on the feedback from last year the following guidelines have been established. All students who are at least 60% or less, or are not working to their potential should receive an interim. The first interims of the year will be mailed home. Any other comprehensive mark sheets will be given to the students to take home. Interims will be complete on GUI. All deadlines must be met. Mock Exam Protocol Carihi Secondary School 1. There will be 2 mock exam sessions. The Tuesday and Wednesday 2 weeks prior to the end of the semester and 1 week prior to the end of semester. 2. The sessions will be 2 ½ hours in length, as per the following schedule. 8:35 Warning Bell 8:40 – 11:10 (2 ½ hours) Block A or B (No breaks) 11:10 – 12:10 (1 hour) Lunch (warning bell @ 12:05) 12:10 - 2:40 (2 ½ hours) Block C or D (No breaks) 2:40 Dismissal 3. Students are to be kept in their class for the entire 2 ½ hrs. with no scheduled breaks other than washroom. In lieu of the breaks the lunch hour will be lengthened and we will have an earlier dismissal 4. Students should have other material or work to keep them occupied after their exam has been completed. 5. The bells will be scheduled according to the above time frame. 32 Carihi Secondary School Exam Protocols – Rules and Regulations What a student can / cannot bring into an exam 1. You may bring water into an exam, but no pop, juice, coffee, tea, or food. 2. No books or paper on or near your desk. 3. Bring extra pens, pencils, and erasers. Please use only black or blue pens. All bubble sheets must be filled in with HB pencils. 4. No electronic listening devices. 5. No cell phones, cameras etc. If you have a cell phone in your bag make sure it is turned off. 6. You may not wear sunglasses, unless you have a medical note indicating you are required to do so. 7. You may only use approved calculators; please see your teacher for details. 8. If you wish a small good luck token may be on your desk. 9. All backpacks / bags must be placed at the back of the room. 33 Carihi Secondary School Exam Protocols – Rules and Regulations Please read the following Rules and Regulations regarding exams. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your teachers. 1. Students must be seated in their appropriate seat and row at least 10 minutes prior to the exam start time. 2. Students may not leave the exam room until the first hour has passed (an announcement will be made to indicate this point in time). Once you leave the room you may not return to continue with the exam. Please keep in mind that other students are still writing, therefore, you are to exit as quietly as possible. When you leave the exam room respect others do not remain in the halls please exit the building. 3. If you need to leave the exam room for special situations, please raise your hand and discuss your situation with a supervisor. 4. If you arrive late for an exam, your time will not be extended. All exams have a 3 hour time limit. 5. If you are over 30 min. late for an exam you will not be permitted to write that exam. You will then be required to meet with your teacher and an administrator to explain your absence before any further action can occur 6. Make sure your name is on all test papers that contain answers. Failure to do so may result in a 0 score. 7. Make sure you read all exam instructions and count the pages before you begin. 8. Do not start the exam until you have been instructed to do so. 9. During the exam you may not assist or communicate with any other students. If you do, your exam will be confiscated and you will receive a 0. 10. If you are caught cheating on the exam, your exam will be confiscated, you will receive a 0 and you may face further disciplinary action 11. Once you have finished your exam, leave it on your desk and leave the room quietly. 34 Carihi Secondary School Exam Protocols – Invigilators’ Responsibilities In an effort to make sure there is consistency among supervisors, the following responsibilities have been highlighted. It should be noted that there may be more than one exam in the room at one time 1. Pick up the exams in the office 25-30 minutes prior to the start of the exam. 2. Distribute all exams, in alphabetical order according to the multiple choice sheet, making sure all students have the correct materials. 3. Check to make sure all the exam packages are on the desks 10-15 minutes prior to start time. 4. Allow students to enter 10 minutes prior to exam start time. 5. Check to make sure students have no books, paper etc. on the desks. 6. Make sure students are quiet during the general instructions announcements 7. Assist with sign-in after exam has begun. 8. During the exam, please circulate 9. Your primary focus is supervision. Please refrain from doing other activities, such as marking, which may interfere with supervision duties. 10. If students need to use the washroom, a supervisor must accompany them to the facilities. 11. Have students leave all exam material on the desk and collect all the exams in alphabetical order at the end of the session. Return all exams to the office. 12. If any major problems occur during the session, please contact the administration. 35