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									NORTHEAST KINGS EDUCATION
         CENTRE




     STUDENT HANDBOOK
   Northeast Kings Education Centre
           1816 Bains Road
        Canning, Nova Scotia
               B0P 1H0

      Telephone: 902-582-2040
           Fax: 902-582-2044
  Website: http://www.nkec.ednet.ns.ca




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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Welcome to Northeast Kings Education Centre for the 2010-11 school
year. Our school is a wonderful community to learn and grow as an
individual. You are a valued and respected member that makes our
school a better place. We believe that you will have opportunities to
learn in a variety of ways in areas of study that interests you. We are
very proud of our students, staff and surrounding communities.


Please read through this handbook to familiarize yourself with our
school policies and expectations for all students to be successful at
school and in your community. You need to understand that
communication between students, staff and parents or guardians will
provide you with the best learning opportunities possible.


Have a great year! Go Titans!




                          NKEC Mission Statement:
                          Northeast Kings Education Centre
                          believes in developing a learning
                          environment that nurtures
                          academic, physical, social and
                          emotional growth.


Telephone Directory
Main Office ……………………………...582-2040
Student Services Office …………………582-2050
Website: …………… http://www.nkec.ednet.ns.ca

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AMINISTRATION
Kevin Veinot, Principal        kevin.veinot@avrsb.ca
Doug Jackson, Vice-Principal   doug.jackson@avrsb.ca
Jeff Newbery, Vice-Principal   jeff.newbery@avrsb.ca
Diane Howell, Vice-Principal   diane.howell@avrsb.ca



                ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS


Jacqueline Rhynard
Jackie Sewards
Theresa Lutz
Sally Zwicker

STUDENTS SERVICES / COUNSELING
Students are encouraged to visit with the counselors for personal
guidance and for information on grades, study help, and testing
programs, careers and post-secondary requirements.
The counselors are available to discuss any home, school, or
social concerns.

GUIDANCE COUNSELORS
Mary Hanneman
Betty Nicholson Smith
Bev Roy



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                   Communication Plan

An important component of your student’s success at Northeast
Kings will be effective communication between home and
school. There are a number of ways in which you can
communicate with the school. Please feel free to contact us if
you have any questions, ideas or concerns.

School website: This site is updated daily with pertinent
information, announcements, important dates, etc.
http://www.nkec.ednet.ns.ca

Email: You can contact the school administration and student
services at the following addresses.

kevin.veinot@avrsb.ca
doug.jackson@avrsb.ca
jeff.newbery@avrsb.ca
diane.howell@avrsb.ca

Home and School Meetings: Please plan to attend Home and
School Meetings the second Monday of each month beginning
at 7pm. Please verify date with website and school newsletters.

We have open house, student led conferences and parent-teacher
interviews throughout the school year. Please check our website
or newsletters for dates and times.

Monthly Newsletter: 2nd Friday of each month

Telephone:    (902) 582 - 2040
Fax:          (902) 582 – 2044
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                     Code of conduct
                     (Positive Effective Behaviour Support)
                      All expectations governing conduct at
NKEC are based on the premise that our mutual responsibility
is to provide a safe, respectful, and enjoyable learning
environment for all students attending Northeast Kings
Education Centre. It is expected that all staff, parents/guardians
and students will take responsibility for their respective role in
the provision of that environment. Expectations are posted on
the website, in classrooms and throughout the school.
Our school maitrix of expected behaviours is sent home with
students each September. It is also available on our website and
posted in every classroom.
Students, parents and staff must take their responsibility to
promote positive attitudes and behaviours. As a school
community, we will promote positive behaviours and hold
people responsible for their behaviours.

Expectations for Success
      To be respectful of others.
      To use appropriate language.
      To dress appropriately.
      To attend classes and to be on time.
      To put forth your best effort in class.
      To have a positive attitude.

Respectful Behaviour and Language
It is expected that everyone at Northeast Kings promotes a
culture of respect for themselves, for others and for the
school. This includes positive, appropriate and respectful
behaviours and language in classrooms, in the foyer, in

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hallways, in the cafeteria, in the gymnasium, in the library and
in all parts of the school. This also includes all school functions
and events both at Northeast Kings and elsewhere. (i.e. Hockey
games). Students are expected to use appropriate language
that is non-offensive. Failure to abide by this policy will result
in disciplinary action.


            ATTENDANCE POLICY
              All students attending NKEC are expected to
              attend every class every day unless there is a
              legitimate excuse provided by the student’s
              parent/guardian. Middle School students should
give their note to homeroom teachers. Written excuses for senior
high students should be brought to our reception desk in the
lobby to be documented.
Homeroom teachers and subject teachers will maintain daily
attendance records.
Students who arrive late or leave early must report to the
reception desk in the lobby.
A student who has a verified skipped class or who is repeatedly
late will result in seeing an impact to his/her class mark.
All tests or major assignments missed during unexcused time
will result in a zero evaluation for work missed.
Students who are inexcusably absent/late will be dealt with
under the attendance regulations as stated in the discipline
policy.
A student must be in attendance during the school day in
order to participate in any school function or activity that
day, including the afternoon and evening.
Parent/guardians should not write excuses for errands,
unessential appointments or part-time work. This devalues the
importance of school attendance.




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Attendance issues or conduct disciplinary action may result in a
student losing eligibility for extracurricular activities including
dances.
Students receiving a suspension will not be eligible to attend
the following school dance.


                   Excessive Lost Time Policy for
                   Grade 9-12
                    To keep parents/guardians informed, teachers
                    will phone home when a student has missed 5
                    classes. A letter will be sent home from the
school office when a student has missed 10 classes indicating
that the student is in danger of losing the course as a high school
credit.
This policy recognizes that there are many extenuating
circumstances that require a different course of action (i.e.:
hospital stay, death in the family, medical excuse, etc.) We will
deal with these special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to attend homeroom in the morning.
A student who misses homeroom periods or who continuously
arrives late for homeroom without an acceptable excuse will be
issued a detention. If a student fails to appear at detention,
she/he will receive a suspension (internal suspension if
possible).

Please keep in mind that we are all responsible for our own
actions. Together we can be respectful and make Northeast
Kings Education Centre a safe and caring school.




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Hat Policy
Students may wear hats in the morning in the hallways and the
foyer until the 8:55 am bell. They may also wear hats after the
3:15 pm bell. Students must remove all other head gear, except
for headbands, throughout the day. Students who are
repeatedly asked to remove head gear will be assigned a
detention or have their head gear confiscated until the end of
the school day.


                NKEC Dress Code Statement
                Students are expected to come to school in a
                manner of dress suited to a school environment.
For example, no revealing of undergarments, no bare midriffs,
and no short shorts/skirts will be permitted.

Clothing with offensive words, slogans or graphics is considered
inappropriate. Any clothing or jewelry that promotes sexually
suggestive messages, racism, alcohol, drugs or tobacco products
is inappropriate for school or school-related events.

Anyone wearing inappropriate or offensive clothing will be
asked to change their clothing or to leave the premises.

Unscheduled Class Time
Grade 12 students may have one preparation period. When
students have an unscheduled class they may sign out of the
school through the reception desk supervisor, work in the
library, or go to the cafeteria if that period does not coincide
with the Middle Level recess or lunch period. Students may
not be in the hallway. Grade 12 students on prep periods may
choose to sit quietly in the foyer. Excessive noise or
inappropriate behaviour will result in loss of this privilege.
Grade 12 students must sign out before leaving school
grounds for any reason.
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Grade 12 students can apply for a second prep if they donate
some of their prep time back to our school. Students must
complete all paperwork to get permission. All grade 12 students
must take at least three”full courses” per semester. Two year-
long courses equals one “full course”.


Leaving School Grounds
All students are expected to remain at school throughout the
school day. Students are not permitted to leave school property.
Northeast Kings is a closed campus. Only Grade 12
students with a prep. period may leave school grounds by
signing out with the reception desk supervisor. All Grades 6-11
students must take full course loads and do not have prep. time.
They are not permitted to leave school grounds for any reason
unless picked up by a parent / guardian. The wooded area
around the school is completely out of bounds. Any student
found in that area will receive a suspension. (one day for first
offence, three days for second offence and five days for each
following offence.)
Students must remain on school property.

Electronic Device Policy

(Cell Phones, MP3 players, Cameras, Game devices).


We strongly suggest that students keep these devices at home. If a
student chooses to bring their device to school, they must take full
responsibility if their device is left unattended and it goes missing.
The use of all electronic devices must take place in the foyer or
outside only during break time. They are not allowed to be used in the
classroom with the exception of MP3 players if the classroom teacher
gives permission. Use of phones to take pictures or digital cameras is
strictly prohibited at school.

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               Smoking Policy
                Students in Grades 11-12 may leave school
                property to enter a designated area just off of
                school grounds with written permission from a
                parent or guardian. Only students with
permission will receive a smoking pass to leave school property
and enter the designated area. Students are only allowed in the
area until the first bell at 8:55, during lunch break and at recess.
Students caught smoking elsewhere on or off of school
property during the school day will receive a 5-day external
suspension. Students visibly displaying cigarettes or other
smoking products outside of the designated smoking area will be
suspended. Students in Grades 6-10 are not permitted to
smoke at school. If caught smoking, they will receive an
automatic 5-day school suspension.

The intent of allowing Grade 11 & 12 students with written
parental consent to leave school property is to keep students
who smoke safe. It allows us to better manage these students
and to keep them off of the highway and out of the woods. We
do provide addictions counseling services at school and invite
all students who require such services to please take advantage
of them. We encourage all students to be non-smokers.

Students are not permitted to leave school grounds at anytime
for the purpose of smoking. The wooded areas surrounding the
school are completely out of bounds.
The school smoking policy will be strictly enforced.

          Behaviour on School Bus
          There are a large number of buses transporting students at
          Northeast Kings. The safety of all students are at risk when
          some students do not adhere to behavioural expectations
          while on the bus. The staff at Northeast Kings Education
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Centre in collaboration with the Students’ Council, the Home &
School Association and First Student Canada Ltd.(the bus company)
will work to help educate students as to the importance of acceptable
and safe behaviour while on the bus. Failure to behave responsibly
and to show respect will result in students losing their privilege of
taking the bus. I am asking your support by discussing appropriate
behaviours on the bus with your daughter / son. Please note that bus
drivers will be asked to implement seating plans on all school buses.
Also remind your child that she/ he must catch the bus at the
appropriate bus stop. Students can only go on another bus if they have
a signed note from home and has been verified at our office.


Drug and Alcohol Use
Any drug or alcohol use is strictly prohibited at school or at any
school events. Students caught using these substances will be
automatically suspended from school. NOTE: Students
smelling of marijuana will receive a three day external
suspension for being in association with drugs. Students will
need to undergo intervention through our guidance services or
other agencies before returning to school. Addiction services
for drug, alcohol and nicotine use can be accessed through our
Student Services or School Administration.


We take our drug / alcohol policy seriously. There
is no room for these substances at Northeast Kings
Education Centre. Please cooperate by abiding by
this policy.

           Technology Use Policy
            Northeast Kings Education Centre is fortunate to be
            rich in technology. It is a privilege for our learning
            community to have access to technology to support
            learning. Students must use computers in appropriate
            ways. This includes both treating equipment and
facilities with respect as well as only engaging in activities
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directly related to education. For example, computers are not to
be used for games; only appropriate sites are to be visited; all
communication must be appropriate and through proper
accounts. All computer use will be closely monitored. Failure
to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary action including
loss of privilege.

Students are granted a print credit of 100 pages of print with
their student fee payment. Additional print credit may be
purchased at the Admin. Office in increments of $1.00 per 20
copies from Jacqueline.

High School Course Changes
Please be advised that considerable effort has gone into course
registration and timetable development. Due to limited course
offering based on staffing allocation, course changes will only
be considered in the case of (1) medical conditions or
circumstances supported by documentation signed by a
physician; (2)as required by an IPP or “Special Needs” student;
(3) as required by a Grade 12 student who must have a specific
course as a prerequisite for a program of studies in a post
secondary institution, and in this case only if space is available;
and (4) when the unanticipated failure of a particular course
requires a modification to the selected courses for the following
semester.

Every effort is made to ensure that students get the courses they
prefer. However, we can only guarantee the courses required
for graduation and special consideration for courses required for
a program of studies in a post secondary institution. Those
students who register during the regular course registration
process in the spring will have a better opportunity of getting
requested courses. However, restricted course offering and
space in classes may make this impossible. We consider our
timetabling efforts successful when students are able to get 7 of

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the 8 requested courses. Quite often, students do get 8 of 8
requests. The key to good course selection is to follow the
process clearly during registration in the spring of each
year.

                Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy
                Students do have an academic responsibility.
                Failure to live up to academic responsibilities
                will result in ineligibility for extra-curricular
                activities.
Whenever a teacher wishes to submit a name of a student who is
in compliance of the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy as
described below, she/he can submit the name to one of the
following committee members: Mr. Morton, Mr. Sanford, Ms.
Baldwin or Mr.Veinot. All other teachers of that student and
administration will then be contacted as to the status of the
individual, and the committee will evaluate the situation on a
student- by- student basis.

Based on the information collected from teachers, if the
committee determines that the student is not living up to his/her
responsibilities, she/he will be placed on one week academic
probation. If no improvement is made during the week then the
student will be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for
a one week period. If no improvement is seen at that time the
student will then be suspended from all extra-curricular
activities for one month. Still no improvement, then they will be
suspended for the remainder of their activity. Once a student is
placed on academic probation, she/he remains in the cycle.

Decisions about continued student involvement in extra-
curricular activities will be based on the following criteria:

      Academic performance – Is the student completing
       required assignments and working to the best of their
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       ability? Students must be working consistently in all
       classes.
      Behaviour – Is the student behaving in a manner
       respectful to the school and school-community?
      Attitude – Does the student exhibit positive attitudes that
       reflect the expectations for success as outlined in the
       school policy or on the posted signs?
      Attendance - Is the student demonstrating consistent
       school attendance and providing required excuses when
       absent ?

** Please keep in mind that this policy is developed to help
students understand the importance of responsibility at school.
It is not meant to punish students, but to reinforce that we all
have responsibilities that must be met.



            Human Rights – Race Relations – Cross
            Cultural Understanding
             The Human Rights, Race Relations and Cross
             Cultural Understanding Policy of the AVRSB
             will be followed.
In addition, Northeast Kings Education Education will provide a
supporting educational component:

   1. At all grade levels teachers will reinforce the need to
      recognize and fight racist, sexist, and discriminatory
      behaviours.
   2. Counseling will be advocated and provided at student,
      staff, or parental request.
   3. A culture of mutual respect will guide all personal
      interactions within the Northeast Kings Education Centre
      community.


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All students at Northeast Kings Education Centre are
respected and treated equally. We have absolutely no
tolerance for racial, ethnic or gender intolerance.
These types of actions will have serious consequences.

Detention Policies – Detentions may be assigned as a
component of the Northeast Kings Education Centre discipline
policy for a variety of infractions of that policy. Detentions may
be classroom based and assigned by a teacher. Detentions may
also be assigned by school administration and served through
the office. Failure to show for an assigned detention will result
in further and stricter discipline.


               Student & Teacher Parking
                 Teachers will be designated a parking place in
                 the east parking lot and a few spaces in the front
                 parking lot. Students may park in any of the
                 remaining parking spaces in the front parking lot.
There are 210 parking spaces in the parking lots of Northeast
Kings Education Centre. Students need to fill out a student
parking permit at the office. Please bring your drivers
license, insurance card, and plate number when registering
to the office.
Only students who register will be permitted to bring a vehicle
to school. Students who do not drive responsibly or who use
their vehicle to leave school grounds without following school
policy will lose their privilege of bringing a vehicle to school.


Please remember: It is a privilege to bring a vehicle
to school. Failure to be responsible will result in
loss of this privilege.


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Lockers
All students will be assigned a locker and will be given a
combination lock to place on their locker. Students will be held
responsible for both the locker and the lock and are to use only
their own locker and the lock assigned to them. Both the locker
and lock remain the property of Northeast Kings Education
Centre and may be examined at any time by the Administrative
staff of Northeast Kings Education Centre.


               Extra Curricular Involvement
               Students are strongly encouraged to become involved
               in at least one extra curricular activity.
               Eligibility to remain in an extra curricular activity (s) is
               outlined in the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy
               outlined above.


Extra-curricular activities are intended as enrichment activities that
will expand and enhance a student’s school experiences. Extra-
curricular activities also involve a commitment from staff,
community, and students. A student may not quit, for example, one
sport in order to join another team simply because their seasons
overlap. Such action will lead to ineligibility for the remainder of the
year.


Students owing text books, library books and school property
including team uniforms may not be eligible for extra-curricular
programs and activities (including school dances) until their account is
settled.


School Excursions or Trips
Please be advised that when on school excursions or trips, including
all extra-curricular activities, students are expected to be excellent
representatives of Northeast Kings Education Centre. We always
demonstrate positive and respectful behaviours.

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               Breakfast Program
                We are fortunate to have some caring members of our
                staff and community who volunteer to provide a
                nutritious start to the day for many students. Any
                students who require food are invited to go to rooms
130 (Middle School) or the Student Supervision Desk to take
advantage of this program.
School Access (ML & HS)
The two major wings of Northeast Kings Education Centre were
designed to accommodate two different grade levels of students.
Except in shared areas or under special circumstances, Middle Level
students should not be in the High School area of the school or
grounds and High School students should not be in the Middle School
Level area of the building or grounds.


School Dances
School dances are a wonderful opportunity for students to socialize.
Staff and parents volunteer their time to chaperone. School dances are
considered a privilege. Any students caught under the influence of
alcohol or drugs will be barred from school dances for an
indefinite period of time. Any students suspended from school for
any reason are ineligible to attend the following school dance.


Dress Code is in effect while at the dances.



         Scent Smart and Nut Smart
         Out of respect for the increasing number of persons with
         environmental sensitivities to scents and nuts, Northeast
         Kings Education Centre will be designated a scent smart and
         nut smart campus.


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Student Fees

All School

Student Fee - $30.00 per student (covers cost of Student Council
Activities $16.00 (sports, music, drama, Fine Arts, PPP assemblies, etc.); Student
Agenda $ 7.00; Lock rental $ 2.00, printer fees for paper $5.00.

Family Rate – There is $60.00 maximum student fee per family
regardless of school level.


Evaluation of Curriculm Outcomes
Grades 6, 7 and 8 – There will be no formal exams written by
Middle Level students. The intent of this policy is to reaffirm
the importance of daily work and effort. Student Assessment
will be represented by a variety of strategies and tools and
teachers will inform students and parents about evaluation
procedures at the beginning of each school year.
Grades 9 – 12 Student Assessments will be represented by a
variety of strategies and tools and teachers will inform students
and parents about evaluation procedures at the beginning of each
school year. Exams will be valued at 20%. NSE exams at the
Grade 12 level will be valued at 30%. All students, with the
exception of designated IPP students, will write exams. Exams
are mandatory, if the exam is not written, the course is not
complete. Modified exams will be made accessible to identified
students. Exams will be written within a schedule. There will
be 1 final exam at the end of each semester. Students enrolled
in AP (Advanced Placement courses) will write and AP exam in
May.



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Term Values:          NSE courses:
Term I – 40%          Term I – 35%
Term II – 40%         Term II – 35%
Exam – 20%            Exam – 30%


                Belief Statements
                School Culture

                     We believe that the NKEC school climate
                      should be a safe and respectful place for
                      all.

      We believe that all should feel welcomed and valued in
       their school community.

      We believe that each individual should be made aware of
       their responsibilities and their rights at NKEC.

      We believe that respect for diversity must be an integral
       part of a positive school climate.

      We believe that the school community should practice
       and promote equality of race, culture, religion, gender
       and human rights.

      We believe that communication between students, staff
       and parents is essential.

      We believe in a dress code that is respectful, but allows
       for individuality.

      We believe that the expectation should be for each
       student to grow to their full potential.
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   We believe that education is a shared responsibility
    among family, staff and students.

   We believe that staff has the right to a safe work
    environment.

   We believe that our code of conduct must reflect the
    policies and procedures of the AVRSB, our Mission
    Statement and that it must be used consistently.


        Belief Statements
        Curriculum


 We believe that we must accommodate all learners
    through various teaching methods and instructional
    strategies.

   We believe that students should have a variety of
    learning opportunities and experiences.

   We believe that students must be given opportunities to
    use a variety of intelligences to demonstrate their
    learning.

   We believe that appropriate resources including
    teaching guides and textbooks must be readily
    available.

   We believe in providing various pathway options to
    students leading towards high school completion.


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   We believe that students should be made fully aware of
    all post-graduation options.

   We believe that technology is a learning tool that
    should be appropriately integrated across the curriculum.

   We believe that technology needs to be current,
    maintained and equitably accessible.

   We believe that assessment should be varied, ongoing
    and reflect the needs of the individual.

   We believe that students and staff must be held
    accountable to all school policies and procedures.

   We believe in a commitment to learning, i.e., coming
    to school regularly and on time, fully prepared for
    classes, and ready to give their best effort.

   We believe in supporting policies that promote the
    health of others (i.e., a scent-free environment, allergy
    awareness, smoke-free, healthy and active lifestyle).

   We believe in always considering what is best for
    students when making decisions within our school,
    recognizing that philosophical and practical decisions
    impact on students learning.




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             Northeast Kings Education Centre School-Wide Behaviour Expectations Matrix
                                             “Responsible Behaviours in Learning”
                                    Respect for Self, Others, Environment, and Learning

                                                           Expectations
             Respect for Self                       Respect for Others                     Respect for Environment Respect for Learning

Everywhere   Project a positive self- image.        Be courteous and respectful of         Keep all facilities clean.        Keep an open mind.
             Dress appropriately.                   others.                                Respect all facilities by not     Always be ready to learn
             Remain positive.                       Be a good listener.                    causing any damage.               something new.
             Be proud of NKEC and participate       Keep your hands and feet to            Respect others belongings by      Take advantage of every
             fully.                                 yourself.                              not touching anything that does   opportunity to participate.
             Always think safety first.             Use quiet voices.                      not belong to you.                Listen to and learn from others.
             Exercise self-control.                 Be considerate and cooperative.        Reduce, reuse and recycle.        Be well organized.
                                                    Be a good role-model.

Classrooms   Attend all classes and be on time.     Listen carefully to your teacher.      Keep classroom clean and          Attend all classes.
             Dress appropriately.                   Be courteous and respectful of         organized.                        Be on time.
             Remain positive and put forth a good   others.                                Respect others belongings by      Put forth your best effort in
             effort.                                Use appropriate language.              not touching anything that does   class.
                                                                                           not belong to you.
                                                    Be helpful and supportive of others.                                     Bring all necessary resources.
                                                    Speak in quiet voices and at           Respect the facility by not       Do your homework.
                                                                                           defacing desks, walls, etc.
                                                    appropriate times.                                                       Ask questions when you are
                                                                                                                             unsure.
                                                                                                                             Be responsible for the time you
                                                                                                                             miss from class.




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Hallways/Foyer   Have a positive attitude and remain     Respect space of others. i.e., walk to   Put all garbage in appropriate     Do not be in hallways / foyer
                 courteous.                              the right.                               bins.                              during class times without
                 Walk through hallways.                  Use appropriate language.                Keep book bags and personal        permission.
                 Use stairways safely.                   Be aware that there are visitors in      items out of corridors.            Leave hallways and foyer at
                                                         our school and behave respectfully.      Do not damage walls, benches,      appropriate times. Arrive in
                 Dress appropriately.
                                                         Use quiet voices.                        plants, etc.                       class on time.
                                                                                                                                     Be aware that classes / meetings
                                                                                                                                     are often in session. Be
                                                                                                                                     considerate.


Cafeteria        Take time to eat and relax.             Show patience when waiting in line. Clean your eating space when Use the cafeteria only during
                 Make healthy food choices.              Return your chair under the table     finished.                       appropriate times.
                 Use manners and be cooperative.         when finished.                        Use recycling and garbage bins. Be respectful of nearby classes.
                                                         Be respectful of peers and all staff.
                                                         Speak at an appropriate voice level.


Gymnasium        Participate and be physically active.   Use appropriate language.                Finish your food or drink, other   Listen closely to all instruction.
                 Be safety conscious.                    Show good sports etiquette.              than water, before entering        Dress appropriately for gym
                                                                                                  gym.                               class.
                 Be responsible for your own             Be conscious of others.
                 belongings.                             Play fairly.                             Wear appropriate footwear at       Participate daily in all activities.
                                                                                                  all times.
                 Take care of personal hygiene and       Be positive and encouraging of                                              Participate to the best of your
                 keep clothes clean.                     others.                                  Use equipment appropriately.       ability.
                                                                                                  Help protect the gym floor and
                                                                                                  equipment.




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Library             Use library with permission or during Use quiet voices.                        Finish your food or drink, other    Take advantage of library
                    free times.                           Enter and exit quietly so not to         than water, before entering         resources to enhance learning.
                    Take advantage of library resources disrupt others.                            library.                            Use library during free times or
                    to enhance your learning.             Be respectful of librarian and follow    Take care of library books and      only with teacher permission.
                                                          all library rules and procedures.        be sure to return all books on
                                                                                                   time.
                                                                                                   Be careful to use computers
                                                                                                   carefully and not to cause
                                                                                                   damage.
                             using software and
Computer Labs Work safely byas directed by teacher.
              programs only
                                                           Work quietly and keep volume levels
                                                           low on computer.
                                                                                                   Finish your food or drink, other
                                                                                                   than water, before entering labs.
                                                                                                                                       Follow all instructions carefully.
                                                                                                                                       Come to class prepared with all
                    Ensure that usernames and passwords Respect the work space and privacy of      Be careful to use computers         necessary resources.
                    are kept up to date.                   others.                                 carefully and not to cause          Use computer designated by
                    Use technology to learn by giving your Remain positive, helpful and patient.   damage.                             teacher.
                    best effort and remaining focused.
                    Sit in designated seat.                                                                                            Get to the bus on time.
Bus                                                                                 Finish your food or
                                                           Be polite and courteo15us to
                    Remain positive and cooperative.
                                                           others.                  drink, other than
                                                           Remain seated            water, before
                                                           respecting the personal boarding bus.
                                                           space of others.         Keep the bus clean
                                                           Be respectful of the bus and damage-free.
                                                                                    Never throw anything from the
                                                           driver and not           bus windows.
                                                           distracting.
                                                           Use appropriate
                                                           language and a quiet
                                                           voice.
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 NKEC Important Dates to Remember 2010-2011

Sept. 2    First day for All students
Sept. 6    Labour Day
Sept. 7    Regional Inservice(no school grades 6-12)
Sept. 8    Parent Orientation 6:30 (grades 6-8)
Sept. 9    Parent Orientation 6:30 (grades 9-12)
Sept. 10   Newsletter
Sept. 16   School Photos
Sept. 17   Last Day for Course Changes
Sept. 23   Early Dismissal 12:15 (no school grades 6-12)
Sept. 28   Gr. 12 Parent Info. Mtg – 7:00 pm
Oct. 4     Site-Based Inservice (no school grades 6-12)
Oct. 8     Newsletter
Oct. 11    Thanksgiving- No School
Oct. 19    School Photo Retakes
Oct. 19    Middle School Student Led Conference 6:30-8:00
Oct. 22    Provincial Conference (no school grades 6-12)
Oct. 29    Early Dismissal 12:15 (grades 6-12)
Nov. 3     End of Term 1, Semester 1 (high school)
Nov. 10    Remembrance Day Assemblies
Nov. 10    High School Reports Go Home
Nov. 11    Remembrance Day- No School
Nov. 12    Newsletter
Nov. 18    High School Parent-Teacher Interviews 6:30-9.00
Nov. 19    Early Dismissal (Grade 6 -12)
           Parent Teacher Interviews – 1:30-4:00 pm
Dec. 1     Middle School Reports Go Home
Dec. 2     Evening with the Arts 7:00
Dec. 9     Middle School Parent-Teacher Interviews 6:30-8:30
Dec. 10    Early Dismissal (Grades 6-12) (MS parent-teacher
           Interviews 1:30-3:30)
Dec. 10    Newsletter
Dec. 17    Last Teaching Day before Christmas Break
Jan. 4     First Teaching Day after Christmas Break
Jan. 13    Early Dismissal 12:15 (grades 6-12)
Jan. 14    Newsletter

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Jan. 25   NSE Math
Jan. 26   First Day of Exams (High School)
Jan. 26   NSE English
Jan. 28   Last Day of Exams (high school)
Jan. 31   Last Day of Semester 1 (high school)
Jan. 31   Marking day for HS (No school for Grades 9-12 only)
Feb. 1    Semester 2 begins (high school)
Feb. 9    High School Reports Go Home
Feb. 10   Coffee House 6:30 pm
Feb. 11   Last Day for Course Changes
Feb. 11   Newsletter
Feb. 14   HS Course Fair – Course Registration Forms go out
Feb. 15   Parent Meeting (grade 9 into10) 6:30 pm
Feb. 15   Parent Meeting (grades 10/11(7:30) into 11/12(7:30)
Feb. 16   Storm date for parent meeting 6:30-7:30
Feb. 17   Early Dismissal 12:15 (Grades 6-12)
Feb. 24   High School Open House 6:30-8:00 pm
Mar. 2    HS Course Registration Forms Due
Mar.7-9   Grade 9-11 Course Registration
Mar. 9    MS Reports Go Home
Mar. 11   Newsletter
Mar. 11   Last Teaching Day before March Break
Mar. 21   First Teaching Day after March Break
Mar. 22   Parent Meeting (Grade 8 into 9) 6:30 -7:30 pm
Mar. 23   Storm date for parent meeting (same time)
Mar. 29   MS Student Led 6:30-8:00
Mar. 31   Early Dismissal 12:15 (Grade 6-12)
Apr. 8    Newsletter
Apr. 11   Site-Based Inservice (no school grades 6-12)
Apr. 12   End of Term 1, Semester 2 (high school)
Apr. 20   High School Reports Go Home
Apr. 22   Good Friday – No School
Apr. 25   Easter Monday – No School
Apr. 28   HS Parent Teacher 6:30-9:00 pm
Apr. 29   Early Dismissal (Grades 6-12 )
Apr. 29   HS Parent-Teacher Interviews 1:30-3:30 pm
May 6     Newsletter
May 7     Grad Yard Sale 8:30-12:00
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May 9         AP Biology Exam
May 10        Spring Fling 6:30 pm
May 12        Early Dismissal 12:15
May 23        Victoria Day- No School
May 25        Grade 9 Orientation (no school for current grade 9 students)
June 3        Site-Based In-Service (no school grades 6-12)
June 7        Grade 5 Parent Mtg. 7:00 pm
June 8        Grade 6 Orientation (no school for current grade 6 students)
June 9        Grad March Practice 12:30
June 9        Athletic Banquet 6:30 pm
June 10       Newsletter
June 13       Early Dismissal (Grades 6-12) 12:15
June 16       NSE Math
June 20       NSE English Exam
June 20       Day 1 of Exams
June 24       Last Day of Exams
June 24       MS Marking Days (no school grades 6-8)
June 25       Prom 8:00 – 10:00 pm
June 26       Baccalaureate Service 7:00 pm
June 27       Grad March Practice 12:30
June 27       Grad Banquet 6:30 pm
June 27-28    Marking Days (no school grades 6-12)
June 28       Graduation 7:00
June 28       Safe Grad 10:30
June 29       Grade 6-8 Closing 11:00 (grade 8 report cards)
June 30       Grade 10/11 Closing 9:00
June 30       Grade 9 Closing 10:30
June 30       Grades 6, 7, 9-11 Report Cards


Please verify above dates with website and school newsletters.
                   www.nkec.ednet.ns.ca




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                                                             NKEC High School Timetable 2010-2011
                8 Day Cycle   60-65 minute-classes

                                                     Day 1     Day 2       Day 3      Day 4         Day 5
                Day 6          Day 7            Day 8
8:55 – 9:05
Registration/
Announcements

9:05 – 10:10



10:10–11:15

11:15 – 12:00
Lunch

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 - 2:00

2:00 – 2:15
Recess

2:15 – 3:15




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                                  NKEC Middle School Time Table 2010-2011

                                Day 1           Day 2         Day 3         Day 4   Day 5   Day 6
                Day 7   Day 8
8:55 - 9:05

9:05 – 9:40
Period 1
9:40 - 10:10
Period 2
10:10 – 10:40
Period 3
10:40 – 11:00
Recess
11:00 – 11:35
Period 4
11:35 - 12:05
Period 5
12:05 - 12:35
Period 6
12:35 – 1:05
Period 7
1:05 – 1:45
Lunch
1:45 – 2:15
Period 8
2:15 – 2:45
Period 9
2:45 –3:15
Period 10




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