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									F.J. Brennan Staff Handbook
         2012-2013
                        Contact Numbers:

 Should you need assistance, you may call the following extensions:

 Principal | P. Mouland | Phone Ext: 114

 Attendance Counter 1 | Phone Ext: 123
 Attendance Counter 2 | Phone Ext: 125

 Vice Principal | D. Brunet | Phone Ext: 118
 Vice Principal | L. Beltran | Phone Ext: 122
 Vice Principal | Fr. P. Hrytysk | Phone Ext: 137
 Attendance Secretary | H. Donaldson | Phone Ext: 120
 Administrative Assistant I M. Marchini I Phone Ext: 113
 Main Office I D. Donaldson I Phone Ext: 111

 Resource Room 11 – Special Education | Phone: 162
 Special Education Dept. Head – M. Plante | Phone: 162
 Community Living Room – Special Education – A. Campigotto | Phone: 153

 24 hr. KelCom Teacher Absence Reporting Line: 519-971-2885




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR                         3
CARTIAS, THE FJ BRENNAN MOTTO                4
DAILY SCHEDULE                               4
MORNING ROUTINE                              5
WSIB                                         5
OSBIE                                        5
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES                        6-8
EXCUSING STUDENTS FROM CLASS                 8
SAMPLE SIGN OUT SHEET                        9
STUDENT CONDUCT REFERRAL FORM                10-11
DRUGS / ALCOHOL                              10
SAFE SCHOOLS REPORTING FORM PART 1           12
EMERGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES                   13
WECDSB EMERGENCY CODES                       14
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE                        15
ABSENCES / ON-CALLS / FIELD TRIPS            16-17
EVALUATION / EXAMINATION / SUPERVISION       17-18
ANAPHYLAXIS / ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION   18
TEACHERS’ ROLE IN DISCIPLINE                 18-19
DETENTIONS                                   19
COMPUTER USAGE POLICY                        20
F.J. BRENNAN EXTRA-CURRICULAR POLICY         20
ELECTRONIC DEVICES                           21
ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES                    21
STUDENT SERVICES                             21-22
SAMPLE PARENTAL CONTACT LOG                  23
APPENDIX – SAMPLE DAILY LESSON PLANS         24-39
TEACHER REPORTING PROCEDURES                 40



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SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

SEMESTER ONE

Sept. 4, 2012 (Tuesday) • Semester One Begins
Sept. 5, 2012 (Wednesday) • Grade 9 Assembly, Per 2
Sept. 6 2012 (Thursday) • Grade 10 Assembly, Per 2
Sept. 7, 2012 (Friday) • Grade 11 Assembly, Per 2
Sept. 10, 2012 (Monday) • Grade 12 Assembly, Per 2
Sept. 19, 2012 (Wednesday) • Picture Day
Sept. 19, 2012 (Wednesday) • Grade 9 Parent Information Evening, 6:30 pm
Sept. 21, 2012 (Friday) • PA Day – No Classes - Together in Faith Day
Sept. 28, 2012 (Friday) • Grade 9 Caritas Day
Oct 3, 2012 (Wednesday) • St. Clair College Visit @ 8:45 am
Oct. 4, 2012 (Thursday) • School Liturgy
Oct. 5, 2012 (Friday) • Lottery Kickoff
Oct. 8, 2012 (Monday) • Thanksgiving Holiday
Oct. 11, 2012 (Thursday) • Picture Retake/Makeup Day
Oct 12, 2012 (Friday) • University of Windsor Visit @ 8:40 am / Progress Reports
Oct. 26, 2012 (Friday) • Lottery Ticket Return Deadline
Nov. 2, 2012 (Friday) • Blood Drive
Nov. 5, 2012 (Monday) • Lottery Draw
Nov. 7, 2012 (Wednesday) • Grade 9 Take Our Kids to Work Day and Term II Starts
Nov. 9, 2012 (Friday) • Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 12, 2012 (Monday) • Distribution of Semester I Mid-Term Report Cards
Nov. 14, 2012 (Wednesday) • Parent/Teacher Interviews (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Nov. 16, 2012 (Friday) PA Day – No Classes - and Semi-Formal
Nov. 19-26, 2012 • Graduation Photos
Dec. 5, 2012 (Wednesday) • Citizenship Ceremony
Dec. 11, 2012 (Tuesday) • Absolute Presentation
Dec. 13, 2012 (Thursday) Advent Mass and Grade 8 Night
Dec. 21, 2012 (Friday) Christmas Activities & Fr. Zakoor Cup Hockey Game
Dec. 24, 2012 to January 4, 2012 • Christmas Break
Jan. 7, 2013 (Monday) Classes Resume
Jan. 21, 2013 (Monday) and Jan. 22, 2013 (Tuesday) • EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics
Jan. 24, 2013 (Thursday) to Jan. 29, 2013 (Tuesday) • Final Examinations
Jan. 30, 2013 (Wednesday) – Extra Exam day if needed
SEMESTER TWO

January 31, 2013 (Thursday) • First Day of Semester Two
Feb. 8, 2013 (Friday) •PA Day – No Classes
Feb. 13, 2013 (Wednesday) Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
Feb. 18, 2013 (Monday) • Family Day Holiday
Mar. 11, 2013 (Monday) to Mar. 15, 2013 (Friday) • March Break
Mar. 28, 2013 (Thursday) • Holy Thursday Day of Service
Mar. 29, 2013 (Friday) • Good Friday
Apr. 1, 2013 (Monday) • Easter Monday
Apr. 11, 2013 (Thursday) • EQAO Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
Apr. 17, 2013 (Wednesday) • Term II Starts
Apr. 19, 2013 (Friday) • PA Day – No Classes
Apr. 23, 2013 (Tuesday) • Distribution of Report Cards
Apr. 25, 2013 (Thursday) • Blood Drive and Parent/Teacher Interviews (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
May 6-10, 2013 • Catholic Education Week
May 9, 2013 (Thursday) • Education Week Mass
May 10, 2013 (Friday) • Prom
May 20, 2013 (Monday) • Victoria Day
May 28, 2013 (Tuesday) • Graduation Activities Day
June 12, 2013 (Wednesday) School Liturgy & Awards Evening
June 13, 2013 (Thursday) and June 14, 2013 (Friday) • EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics
June 20, 2013 (Thursday) to June 25, 2013 (Tuesday) • Final Examinations
June 26, 2012 (Wednesday) Graduation @ Caboto Club


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CARITAS, THE F.J. BRENNAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL MOTTO

Caritas is generally translated as selfless love for others. St. Paul devotes a significant
portion of his first letter to the Corinthians describing the concept of caritas:

   Caritas is patient, caritas is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It
   is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
   Caritas does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always
   trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Caritas never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4 - 8)

DAILY SCHEDULE

On most days, F.J. Brennan Catholic High School will be operating on one of the following
three schedules. Schedule 1 lists the regular daily schedule. Students should be at their desks
for the beginning of morning exercises, at 8:35 a.m.

Students are dismissed from each class by a bell, and are given five minutes to travel
between classes. Music is played for the first four minutes. When it stops, students have one
minute to make it to class. Students not in class at the second bell are considered late for
class.

          SCHEDULE 1                             SCHEDULE 2
          Regular Schedule                       Mass/Assembly Schedule

          Travel         8:29 – 8:35             Travel            8:29 – 8:35
          Period 1       8:35 – 9:51             Period 1          8:35 – 9:35
          Travel         9:51 – 9:56             Assembly          9:35 – 10:45
          Period 2       9:56 – 11:15            Travel            10:45 –10:50
          Lunch          11:15 –11:55            Period 2          10:50 –11:50
          Travel         11:55 –12:00            Lunch             11:50 –12:31
          Period 3       12:00 – 1:16            Period 3          12:31 – 1:31
          Travel         1:16 – 1:21             Travel            1:31 – 1:36
          Period 4       1:21 – 2:36             Period 4          1:36 – 2:36

                                SCHEDULE 3
                                Remembrance Day Schedule

                                Travel               8:29 – 8:35
                                Anthem /             8:35 – 8:40
                                Prayer
                                Period 1             8:40 – 9:40
                                Period 2             9:45 –10:45
                                Travel               10:45 – 10:51
                                Service              10:51-11:36
                                Travel to Per.       11:36 – 11:42
                                2
                                Lunch                11:42 –12:22
                                Period 3             12:22 – 1:32
                                Period 4             1:37 – 2:36



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DAILY ROUTINES

MORNING ROUTINE

Please try to be in your classroom by approximately 8:25 am to make your presence known in
the hallways. We try to make ourselves visible to ensure students hurry to classes with
minimal disruption.

Period 1 begins at 8:35 a.m.
Warning Bell: 8:30 am

When an administrator greets the school on the PA system, we are to have students stay
where they are in the hallways. They are to remain there through the anthem, the morning
prayer, and any additional morning announcements. Once these are concluded, any students
remaining in the hallways may then continue on to class.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

All announcements are sent to Debbie Donaldson in advance via the Brennan Announcements
folder on the Brennan Staff folder. Staff are encouraged not to submit last minute
announcements or come to the office to make their own announcements via the PA.

Announcements are at 9:57 am in the main office.

End of Day Announcements are kept to a minimum and are done by Administration at
approximately 2:30 PM. Teachers are reminded to keep their students in class until the
bell sounds for dismissal.

WSIB

       If you are injured while at work, you must report to an administrator as soon as
        possible so a WSIB report may be filed. There are strict deadlines that must be met.

OSBIE

       If you witness a student injuring themselves, please direct them to the attendance
        office if they are able to walk. Report the incident to the attendance office if
        further medical attention is required. An OSBIE form must be completed for students
        who may require further medical attention for their injuries. If a student reports to
        you that they injured themselves while at school, please send them to the office as
        soon as possible.




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ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

The Attendance Report

The white Attendance Report included with the attendance sheets in the morning lists all students
that were absent the day before. For any students that are marked absent (A in the Code column) with
no explanation provided in the Reason column, you are to ask them for an admit slip. If they do not
have one, they are to go to the Attendance Office to get one before you can admit them into class.
                                       The Attendance Report
                                              Figure 1




Please save the attendance report for the classroom teacher as they may keep them for their records.

Recording Attendance

Please take attendance on the yellow Scantron sheet. Fill in the (A) bubble on the appropriate day if
students are absent. PENCIL ONLY!!!!!!!!
                                    Recording an Absent Student
                                              Figure 2




             .

If a student arrives late, please fill in the (L) bubble. You need not erase the previously shaded (A).

                                       Recording a Late Student
                                               Figure 3



                                  These students
                                  have both been
                                  marked late.




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Attendance Records

      It is the teacher’s responsibility to keep accurate attendance records of their students.
      There is a form located in the Appendix.

Late Arrivals

      Attendance for Period 1 should be held until 9:00 am, it should be placed in the folder outside
       the room where our community living students will come to collect the Attendance Sheet.
       (First few weeks of the semester, please have a student bring down the scantron to the
       attendance office). Any student reporting to class after this time is to report to the
       Attendance Office to sign in. Students may be issued a detention and will report back to class
       with an Admit Slip.

      Similarly, students reporting more than 15 minutes late for Periods 2, 3 or 4 are to be sent to
       the Attendance Office.

      A student who is more than 15 min. late to class MUST have an admit from the attendance
       office. This will either be an excused late admit, a late admit or a detention / suspension
       issued by the attendance office. DO NOT admit a student if they do not have one of the
       aforementioned items.

      The student’s first 2 lates are at the discretion of the teacher. On the 3 rd late, a chronic late
       policy form should be issued to the student. (Teacher discretion can be used as well)

      Subsequent lates could result in detentions issued by the teacher. 4th – 5th lates, please
       counsel the student and make contact with parents. On the 6 th late, please use the VP referral
       form (documenting parental contact) for the chronic unexcused lates.

Discrepancy Forms

      You will receive discrepancy forms in your mailbox at the end of the day for student absences
       of only one period for the entire day. Please be diligent in returning these to the attendance
       office by 8:30 am the next morning so we can clear any errors.

F.J. Brennan Chronic Late Policy


   Lates 1 and 2       The classroom teacher will issue consequences to the student.

   Late 3              Teacher is to issue the Chronic Late Policy form to the student which is to be signed
                       by a parent / guardian and is to be returned by the next day. If not returned,
                       contact the parent / guardian by phone.

   Lates 4 and 5       Teacher informs the office and the student will be issued a detention from the
                       Attendance Office.

   Late 6              Teacher completes a “VP Referral Form”. Teacher informs the office by P.A. and
                       sends the student to the Attendance Office immediately, at which time the student
                       will be suspended by the Vice Principals.

   Late 7+             The student will be served with progressively longer suspensions. Parent meetings
                       may be requested. Persistent defiance of school policies may result in transfer or
                       withdrawal from F.J. Brennan Catholic High School.




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F.J. Brennan Chronic Truancy Policy


   Truancies 1 and 2   The student will be issued a detention from the Attendance Office.

   Truancy 3           The student will be summoned to the Attendance Office, at which time the
                       student will be suspended.

   Truancies 3+        The student will be served with progressively longer suspensions. Parent
                       meetings may be requested. Continued truancies may result in transfer or
                       withdrawal from F.J. Brennan Catholic High School.




Excusing Students from Class

Only one student at a time should be allowed to leave class. Students are to use the
hall pass when they leave.

In addition, classroom teachers should have a Student Sign-Out Sheet posted in their
classroom for students leaving the class, no matter the reason. One has been
included in this section.

Resource Room

This Room is where students with IEPs get extra support from the Learning Enrichment
teachers.

Once the lesson has been delivered, teachers can send a student to the Resource
Room when they feel the student needs a quiet place to work or may require extra
help with their assignments. These arrangements are often made with the classroom
teachers and learning enrichment teachers so that there are routines set up for the
students. There should be information left in the teacher’s plan regarding those
arrangements. If you need to contact the resource room or if you have questions
about whether or not it would be possible to send a student: Phone Ext: 162

Students who are formally identified (IEP), have the right to accommodations. If
there is a need to modify curriculum expectations, it should be done in consultation
with the Special Education Department Head so that individualized goals can be
established. This is the ONLY time an IEP box on the report card should be checked.




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Student Conduct Referral Form

If a student is being referred to the Attendance Office, the Student Conduct Referral
Form is to be completed.

As outlined in Ontario Policy/Program Memorandum 145, Progressive Discipline and
Promoting Positive Student Behaviour, when inappropriate behaviour occurs, teachers
are encouraged to utilize a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that
are developmentally appropriate, and should include opportunities for students to
focus on improving behaviour. Please indicate on the Student Conduct Referral Form
any intervention strategies that have been used to address the behaviour for which
the student is being referred.

NOTE: Always treat students with respect and discipline each student with dignity.
Always confront students for poor behaviour, but do not aggravate a situation.

If you determine that a student should be referred to the office, please do not release
the student until you have informed the office that they are being sent down with the
completed form. Should you feel the need, you may want to ask for a copy at the end
of the day for your files.

If you decide to keep the student in class, leave a copy of the completed form in the
office.

Note: Serious student incidents that could possibly lead to suspension or expulsion
require the completion of the Safe School Incident Reporting Form – Part 1,
included in this section.

Drugs / Alcohol

If you suspect a student may be under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol please
phone the office with your suspicions without letting the student know. A Vice-
Principal will come to your room to escort the student to the attendance office.




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Date:                 Period:                           Teacher:
                                                 Student Conduct Referral Form
Student Name

This student is being referred to the Attendance Office for (check as many as may
apply):

        reporting late to class without an admit to class slip
        leaving the classroom without permission
        failure to report back to the classroom in a timely manner
        failing to do the work assigned by the teacher
        failing to follow the instructions of the teacher
        disruptive behaviour
        disrespectful behaviour towards the teacher/other staff
        disrespectful behaviour towards other students
        inappropriate language
        inappropriate language/swearing directed at the teacher
        failing to serve a teacher-issued detention
        a uniform violation
        other



Intervention Strategies

As outlined in Ontario Policy/Program Memorandum 145, Progressive Discipline and
Promoting Positive Student Behaviour, when inappropriate behaviour occurs, teachers
are encouraged to utilize a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that
are developmentally appropriate, and should include opportunities for students to
focus on improving behaviour. Please indicate any intervention strategies that have
been used thus far to address the behaviour for which the student is being referred:
      review of expectations
       verbal reminders
      other



Action

        After the referral has been addressed, the student may return to the
         classroom.

     Please detain this student in the Attendance Office for the remainder of the
period. If they did not bring their books with them, they will be sent down with
another student.

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         Report No:
                                                CONFIDENTIAL
                                SAFE SCHOOLS INCIDENT REPORTING FORM – PART I

    Name of School:

      Student Name

         Where the     □   A Location in the School or on School Property (please specify)
  Incident Occurred        _________________________________________________________________________
        (check one)    □   At School-Related Activity (please specify)
                           _________________________________________________________________________
                       □   On a School Bus (Route #)
                           _________________________________________________________________________
                       □   Other (please specify)
                           _________________________________________________________________________

          When the
           Incident    Date: _______________________               Time: __________________________
          Occurred:

    Type of Incident   Activities for which suspension must be considered under section 306(1) of the
          (check all   Education Act
         applicable)   □ Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person.
                       □ Possessing alcohol or illegal drugs.
                       □ Being under the influence of alcohol.
                       □ Swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority.
                       □ Committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at
                           the pupil’s school or to property located on the premises of the pupil’s school.
                       □ Bullying.
                       □ Any other activity for which a pupil may be suspended under a policy of the board.
                       [Note: Boards must specify on this form any other activities for which the principal may
                       suspend according to board policy.]

                       Activities for which expulsion must be considered under section 310(1) of the
                       Education Act
                       □ Possessing a weapon, including possessing a firearm.
                       □ Using a weapon to cause or to threaten bodily harm to another person.
                       □ Committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring
                           treatment by a medical practitioner.
                       □ Committing sexual assault.
                       □ Trafficking in weapons or in illegal drugs.
                       □ Committing robbery.
                       □ Giving alcohol to a minor.
                       □ Any other activity for which a pupil may be expelled under a policy of a board.
                       [Note: Boards must specify on this form any other activities for which the board may
                       expel according to board policy.]

   Report Submitted
                By:    Name: __________________________________

                       Signature:________________________________          Date: ____________

Contact Information:
                       Location: ________________________________ Telephone: ______________________




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EMERGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES

In the event of any drills/emergencies, remember to take the class attendance list
and emergency red/green envelope with you.

Fire Plan


      By law, all schools are required to conduct 3 fire drills per semester. Exit
       instructions are posted in each classroom. Further, students will be informed
       of their exit route, alternate exit and designated meeting area outside.

      When the fire alarm is sounded, students are to exit calmly and to meet their
       teacher at their designated meeting area. Attendance will be taken by the
       classroom teacher. Students not in the classroom at the time of the fire alarm
       should follow the instructions of the staff members closest to them.

      When you arrive at the designated location, take the attendance again. If you
       are missing any students who were with you in the classroom, hold up the red
       side of the emergency envelope and let a member of the ERT know
       immediately. If you are not missing any students hold up the green side of the
       envelope.

Tornado

All schools are required to conduct at least one tornado drill per year. Relocation
instructions are located in each classroom. They are in the yellow folders marked as
“Tornado Drill”.

When the tornado drill is conducted, students are to exit calmly and to meet their
teacher at their designated relocation area. If a tornado were imminent, students
would assume a position that protected the face and eyes. Attendance will be taken
by the classroom teacher. If there are missing students, you are to hold up the red
side of the envelope and notify a member of the ERT. If you aren’t missing any
students, hold up the green side of the envelope. Students not in the classroom at the
time of the tornado drill should follow the instructions of the staff members closest to
them.

Lockdown

The school will also periodically test its lockdown procedures in order to help deal
with the threat of violent or otherwise armed intruders, police searches, medical
emergencies, or other situations where it would be beneficial to restrict the motion
of students. Students are encouraged to stay calm and to follow the instructions of
the office.




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WECDSB Emergency Codes

CODE RED • Armed/Violent Intruder/Weapons / LOCKDOWN
    Bring any nearby students in the hallway into the classroom.
    Close and lock the classroom door if possible.
    Cover any interior classroom windows.
    Students are to move to the side of the room farthest from the doorway.
    All students are to remain in the classroom and quiet until instructed to do
     otherwise.
    Follow directives from the office.

CODE YELLOW • Chemical Spill/Gas Leak/Police Search/Utility Failure
   Bring any nearby students in the hallway into the classroom.
   Class list for emergency use are located in the yellow tornado plan AND red
     fire plan folders next to the exit door of the classroom. Keep it with you and
     have all students remain in the classroom until instructed to do otherwise.
     Follow directives from the office.

CODE GREEN • Accident/Injury/First Aid/Fight/Trespasser
   Bring any nearby students in the hallway into the classroom.
   Have students remain in the classroom until instructed to do otherwise.




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             CRISIS RESPONSE QUICK REFERENCE
  CODE                   CRISIS                      STAFF RESPONSIBILITY
           Accident/Anaphylactic Shock /      SHELTER IN PLACE
           Serious Injury                     Staff and students to remain in
           Accident / Incident – Bus /        classroom.
 GREEN     Vehicle                            Quickly check hall for students.
           Assault / Sexual Assault           Emergency Response Team (ERT) will
           Intruder(s) – Non –violent         be called to designated area.

           Chemical / Hazardous Material      SHELTER IN PLACE – POSSIBLE
           Accident                                EVACUATION
           Gas Leak                           Staff and Students to remain in
 YELLOW    Missing Child / Kidnapping         classroom.
           Utility Failure                    Quickly check hall for students.
           Police Search                      Evacuation – exit to designated Fire
           Fire                               Evacuation location – bring class list and
                                              red/green envelope.

           Situation will be assessed and     SHELTER IN PLACE – POSSIBLE
 YELLOW    administration will make               EVACUATION
           announcement regarding Shelter -   Staff and students remain in
  BOMB     On–Site Evacuation / Off - Site    classrooms until further direction is
           Evacuation                         given by administration
 THREAT
           Severe Weather                     All students and staff gather           in
 YELLOW                                       designated Tornado Shelter areas.
TORNADO
           Intruder(s) – Violent             LOCKDOWN
           Weapons                           Staff and students to remain in
  CODE                                       classroom.
   RED                                       Quickly check hall for students and
                                             grab attendance sheets.
LOCKDOWN
                                             Lock doors, remain quiet and turn
                                             lights off.
                                             Follow lockdown protocol.
           Police investigation / occurrence Exterior doors locked and supervised
HOLD AND   in the community near the school.      by staff.
 SECURE    Initiated by the police.           No one allowed in or out of the
CODE RED                                     building during a hold and secure.
                                             Business as usual within the building
                                             during a hold and secure.
           Universal Code for students who   SHELTER IN PLACE
 CODE R    are considered to be a runner and Trained staff will report to a specific
           have a Behaviour and/or Safety    location.
           Plan.                             Information      regarding     student(s)
                                             involved will be posted on the BBS, in
                                             staff room and mail room.




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ABSENCES / ON–CALLS / FIELD TRIPS

Teacher Absences

      All teacher absences need to be reported to KelCom at 519-971-2885 either
       the night before or as early in the morning as possible. This is a 24 hour
       service.
      Also, please call the school at 519-945-2351 and leave the reason for the
       absence and where your lesson plans are located. You may also send your
       lesson plans on the BBS to Debbie Donaldson and cc’d to Maureen Marchini.
       The office will NOT accept lesson plans over the phone.
      Please leave one file folder for each period missed with the lesson plan
       templates you were given at the beginning of the year.
      It is extremely important that teachers are diligent in reporting the students in
       their classes who suffer from health concerns and those students whose routine
       may be different that those of the majority i.e. Students with IEPs.

On Call Assignments

      The main office will assign on-call assignments on a rotational basis. The
       number of on-calls to be assigned are based on contract.
      All teachers are to check their mailbox as “Internal Coverage Forms” will be in
       the mailboxes by 8:00 am. Any coverages after this time will be announced
       over the intercom. If you are given an internal coverage you will need to visit
       the main office and pick up your lesson plans.

Sign Out / Sign In Procedures

      It is important that we know where staff is especially if you need to leave the
       school. If you need to leave the school during the day, you must sign out in the
       main office with approval from administration

Inclement Weather

      When the board has cancelled bus transportation, staff is expected to report to
       work. If staff is unable to report to their location, they are to report to
       another location closer to their residence. If unable to do so, the teacher will
       contact KelCom and the school’s main office.




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Field Trips

      Forms found in the Official Board Form folder on the BBS must be completed
       and submitted to the principal.
      Overnight trips require the approval of the Board.
      Students must complete the parental approval forms for any field trip.
      Teachers should be cognizant of any health issues with the students on the trip
       so that first aid precautions may be taken.
      ANY field trip requires the supervising teacher to submit a list of those
       attending to the attendance office at least a day in advance of the trip.

EVALUATION / EXAM POLICY / SUPERVISION


Evaluation

      Must be consistent with the “Growing Success” document published by the
       Ministry of Education 2011
      If a teacher feels the student may be in jeopardy of not obtaining the credit in
       a class, the teacher MUST make contact with the parent / guardian early in the
       term. Counsellors should also be notified.
      If the student in question has an IEP, please notify the Special Education
       Department notifying them of the student’s progress BEFORE they fail the
       course.
      A list of contact dates with parents should by readily accessible. A form can be
       found in this section.
      Student Success should be notified if CREDIT RESCUE can be used as an
       intervention to help the student receive the credit.
      If a student fails to receive a credit, a Failure Report must be submitted to the
       Main Office citing the expectations that the student did not meet or complete.
      NO marks of 47, 48 or 49. No marks ending in a ‘9’. No mark below 25 is to
       be included on the report card.
      Please ensure that all comments included in the report card are relevant and
       appropriate to the student’s progress in the class.

Examination

      4 scheduled examination dates occur at the end of each semester. Period 1
       exams are day 1, Period 2 exams are day 2 etc.
      ALL classes are expected to hold a culminating activity, exam or other form of
       examination during these scheduled days.
      No exam will be longer than 2 hours. The length of the examinations are
       included in the growing success document.
      ALL teachers must be available throughout examination days and available for
       assigned supervision.


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      If a student is unable to attend an examination, they must notify
       administration and complete the proper paperwork with supporting
       documentation. The teachers will be asked what option they prefer for the
       student. (Exemption, Change in Date, Alternative Examination etc.)
      A complete list of all students missing exams, giving reason and exam missed,
       will be submitted to all teachers before the verification of final marks.

Supervision
      A supervision schedule will be handed out to all staff at the beginning of EACH
       semester. The number of days assigned aligns with the contract. Teachers are
       expected to follow the schedule and be available at their assigned locations
       during lunch supervision.
      If a teacher is absent on a day they have supervision it is their responsibility
       to notify the occasional teacher covering their classes.

ANAPHYLAXIS / MEDICATION

Anaphylaxis

F.J. Brennan is an Allergen Aware School. We have many students with a variety of
allergies, some of which are life-threatening allergies. Some of these students carry
epi-pens on their person and some have their epi-pens in the MAIN OFFICE. If a
student in your class experiences symptoms of anaphylaxis, you MUST report this to
the MAIN OFFICE( Ext. 111 or 113) OR ATTENDANCE OFFICE (Ext. 123, 125 or 120)
IMMEDIATELY. A code green will be instituted and staff members who are trained in
first aid will attend to your class.

If there is an urgent need to inject an epi-pen to prevent a person’s throat from
closing, you have a legal obligation to do so. Sabrina’s Law requires school boards to
train all employees on the use of the epi-pen for such circumstances.

Administration of Medication

      According to Board Policy, no staff member is to administer any non-prescribed
       drug to any student at any time for any reason.
      Proper forms must be completed by the parents /guardians in order to
       administer prescribed medication to students. This will be facilitated by a
       trained staff member as determined by administration.

TEACHER’S ROLE IN DISCIPLINE

Every staff member (teaching or otherwise) is authorized to correct and discipline
students whenever misconduct is observed on the school premises. Within the
classroom, the teacher is responsible for the enforcement of school policies. In
addition to these general guidelines of conduct, the teacher may also have personal


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expectations for which students are responsible (relating to classroom safety in the
science lab, for example).

Teachers may feel the need to involve the school administration in certain discipline
matters. Any student who is sent out of class to report to the Vice-Principals must
report to the Attendance Office immediately. The student will remain in the
Attendance Office until released by a Vice-Principal.

Students sent out into the hallway temporarily for disciplinary measures are required
to remain by the classroom door, and are not to report to the Attendance Office.


DETENTIONS

Detentions may be assigned by the teacher for minor infractions of school or
classroom policies, and served under their supervision at a designated time. The
school administration may assign detentions for chronic or more serious policy
violations, which include (but are not limited to):
 truancy;
 being excessively or chronically late for a period;
 leaving the classroom without permission;
 being in an unauthorized area;
 disruptive behaviour or horseplay;
 failure to sign in or out of the building properly;
 failure to do the work assigned by the teacher;
 failure to follow the instructions of the teacher;
 failure to report back to the classroom in a timely manner;
 disrespectful behaviour, including inappropriate language or gestures;
 failure to serve a teacher-issued detention;
 possessing an electronic device in the classroom/hallways;
 food or drink in the hallways or classroom;
 vandalism;
 failure to validate an absence with a note or call; and
 failure to comply with the school uniform policy.

   Office detentions will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:35
   a.m. to 11:55 a.m. Failure to serve these detentions will result in their
   automatic rescheduling for 2:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. on the same day.
   Students failing to serve either detention will be suspended from school.




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COMPUTER USAGE POLICY


NETWORK ACCESS


All students are assigned a username and password to log into the school computers. The
Novell network logins are as follows:
        Login: student ID number (9 digits)
        Password: birthdate (MMDDYY)
Assigned passwords should be changed immediately upon accessing the account and that they
not be shared or given out to others.

STUDENT PORTAL

Students can access the Student Portal from the WECDSB homepage at www.wecdsb.on.ca.
The username and password for home access is as follows:
        Username: student
        Password: student
There are a number of excellent online resources behind the Student Portal as well as the
logins for CourseQuest and FirstClass.

ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE INTERNET

WECDSB Policy SC:03 outlines acceptable usage of the computers and the Internet by
students. The use of the Internet is a privilege and breach of any terms and conditions may
result in a cancellation of those privileges and further disciplinary action. Students shall be
responsible for appropriate behaviour on school networks just as they are in a classroom or a
school hallway.

Students will be expected to have a completed Student Agreement Form for access to the
Internet as well as a Consent Form for use of student work, photographs, etc. Students and
parents are encouraged to read the Board’s complete Acceptable Use Policy found at
www.wecdsb.on.ca/board-policies.asp

F.J. BRENNAN EXTRA-CURRICULAR POLICY

EC STANDING

Participation in EC activities is a privilege and is open to all students in good standing at
Brennan High School. Four areas will be reviewed to determine a student’s ‘EC good standing’
status: academics; citizenship; attendance and punctuality; and conduct and participation.

   Any student owing monies, textbooks or equipment to the school is ineligible to
   participate in any EC activity until such issues have been resolved.




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ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY

Personal electronic devices shall be permitted in the classroom for educational purposes at
the teacher’s discretion. Such devices may be used in the cafeteria and the hallways before
school and at lunch as long as students use them in accordance with the Acceptable Internet
Policy. THE SCHOOL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR STOLEN PROPERTY.
Students who use their electronic device during class without permission/direction from the
teacher will be sent to the office and the phone will be confiscated and returned at the end
of the day. A detention will be issued for insubordination/not following the directions of the
teacher. A record of the incident will be kept and any future reoccurrences will be handled
in accordance with the school’s Progressive Discipline Policy.
Any inappropriate use of electronic devices, such as, but not limited to, unauthorized taping,
picture taking and sharing of this information of other students or persons at or near F.J.
Brenan, or school related events, may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including
suspension or expulsion.

ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES

GUESTS

All teachers should seek the approval of the principal in advance of any and all guest
speakers.

VISITORS

All visitors must report to the Main Office to receive permission to be in the school.
Visitors are not permitted in the hallways unless they are accompanied by staff or have
otherwise received the permission of the school administration.

STUDENT SERVICES

Student Services can provide assistance designed to retain students in the educational
system, especially those adolescents who are encountering difficulties coping with
expectations in a regular secondary school environment.

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

The Guidance Department is available to assist students in all aspects of their growth and
development. Counsellors are available for academic guidance, assisting students in making
wise choices in their school program, as well as career decisions and personal problems at all
levels. This “total concern” for each student helps them to reach realistic academic, career
and social goals.

Counsellors are also responsible for coordinating the services of the school social worker,
psychologist and special education department to meet the individual needs of students.
Parental involvement and input is always encouraged. To coordinate these efforts, the
counsellors will meet with students on an ongoing, routine basis, as well as through requests
and referrals. Counsellors are assigned by alphabetical listings. Mr. Mark McEachern is the
counsellor assigned to those students with last names beginning with A to K. Ms. Christena


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Slivocka, Department Head, is the counsellor assigned to those students with last names
beginning with L to Z.

The Guidance Department, Campus Ministry and community services provide ongoing
counselling for individual students and their families. Group counselling is available for
students who might benefit from this approach.

CAMPUS MINISTRY

Campus Ministry contributes to the life of the F.J. Brennan Catholic High School community
through service and outreach. The Campus Minister, along with staff and students, minister to
one another by using their talents and gifts to build the Catholic, Christian character of our
school. Some of the activities under the umbrella of Campus Ministry include masses and
liturgical celebrations, retreats, times of reflection, the sacrament of Reconciliation,
vocation awareness, prayer services, service projects in the school and in the community, and
bereavement and hospital visitations. Campus Ministry provides a ministry of presence and a
welcoming gathering space for students and staff alike.

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE

Special Education services are available to students with special needs in order to enhance
their opportunities to achieve academic success. These activities include:
 program accommodation and support in the regular classroom setting through an
    Individual Education Plan;
 resource withdrawal assistance for more intense intervention regarding literacy and
    numeracy skill support and the development of independent study habits; and
 course counselling and educational planning.

All members of the Brennan community are invited to discuss their individual concerns with
the Special Education staff.




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Student   Date   Reason for Contact   Result




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DAILY WORK ASSIGNMENT
PERIOD 1




Class Information

Course:
Grade:
Student Information

A seating plan with photos has been included for this class after the Work
Assignment.
    This class contains students with IEPs. The students are:




      Should you need to consult them, contact Mike Plante.

    Students requiring additional assistance:




    Students who can provide additional assistance to you or others in the class:




    Students that have been given permission to leave the class to seek help in the
     Resource Room [Note: If possible, contact Resource Room before dismissing the
     students.]:




    This class includes students with allergies potentially requiring the use of an
     Epi-Pen. The students are:


    This class is a physical education class that includes students with temporary
     activity restrictions due to medical or physical issues, or for some other reason.
     The students are:


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Work Assignment
Period 1
Course Information                                             Seating Plan

Course                                                         A seating plan for this class has been included in this
                                                               folder. Some plans may be mandatory, while others
                                                               provide you with a rough guide only.            For this
Room                                                           particular class,
                                                                Students have been assigned seats and are
Date                                                               required to sit in them.
                                                                Although students have not been assigned seats,
                                                                   students are asked to sit in the seats they are
Key                                                                normally using.
                                                                The seating plan is a rough guide only. Students are
            See                     to open door in the            not required to sit in the indicated seats.
            event you do not have the key.

Materials Required             Location                        Special Instructions

         Textbook
         Handouts
         CD/Player
         DVD/Player/TV
         VCR/Player/TV
         Other


Lesson




Work Requirements                                              Student Information

     Work is to be finished in class.
     Work is to be finished in class and collected at the
      conclusion of the period.
     Work is to be finished for homework.
     Work is to be finished for homework and
      collected/evaluated at the beginning of class the
      following day.

Additional Homework




                                                          25
      Date:                        Period 1   Teacher:



Student Sign-In Sheet

1.                           18.

2.                           19.

3.                           20.

4.                           21.

5.                           22.

6.                           23.

7.                           24.

8.                           25.

9.                           26.

10.                          27.

11.                          28.

12.                          29.

13.                          30.

14.                          31.

15.                          32.

16.                          33.

17.                          34.



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DAILY WORK ASSIGNMENT
PERIOD 2

Class Information

Course:
Grade:
Student Information

A seating plan with photos has been included for this class after the Work Assignment.

    This class contains students with IEPs. The students are:




      Should you need to consult them, contact Mike Plante.


    Students requiring additional assistance:




    Students who can provide additional assistance to you or others in the class:




    Students that have been given permission to leave the class to seek help in the
     Resource Room or the Academic/Behaviour Support Room [Note: If possible
     contact the Support and/or Resource Rooms before dismissing the students.]:




    This class includes students with allergies potentially requiring the use of an
     Epi-Pen. The students are:



    This class is a physical education class that includes students with temporary
     activity restrictions due to medical or physical issues, or for some other reason.
     The students are:


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Work Assignment
Period 2
Course Information                                             Seating Plan

Course                                                         A seating plan for this class has been included in this
                                                               folder. Some plans may be mandatory, while others
                                                               provide you with a rough guide only.            For this
Room                                                           particular class,
                                                                Students have been assigned seats and are
Date                                                               required to sit in them.
                                                                Although students have not been assigned seats,
                                                                   students are asked to sit in the seats they are
Key                                                                normally using.
                                                                The seating plan is a rough guide only. Students are
            See                     to open door in the            not required to sit in the indicated seats.
            event you do not have the key.

Materials Required             Location                        Special Instructions

         Textbook
         Handouts
         CD/Player
         DVD/Player/TV
         VCR/Player/TV
         Other


Lesson




Work Requirements                                              Student Information

     Work is to be finished in class.
     Work is to be finished in class and collected at the
      conclusion of the period.
     Work is to be finished for homework.
     Work is to be finished for homework and
      collected/evaluated at the beginning of class the
      following day.

Additional Homework




                                                          28
29
      Date:                                      Period 2   Teacher:



              Student Sign-In Sheet

1.                                         18.

2.                                         19.

3.                                         20.

4.                                         21.

5.                                         22.

6.                                         23.

7.                                         24.

8.                                         25.

9.                                         26.

10.                                        27.

11.                                        28.

12.                                        29.

13.                                        30.

14.                                        31.

15.                                        32.

16.                                        33.

17.                                        34.



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DAILY WORK ASSIGNMENT
PERIOD 3

Class Information

Course:
Grade:
Student Information

A seating plan with photos has been included for this class after the Work Assignment.

    This class contains students with IEPs. The students are:




       Should you need to consult them, contact Mike Plante.


    Students requiring additional assistance:




    Students who can provide additional assistance to you or others in the class:




    Students that have been given permission to leave the class to seek help in the
     Resource Room or the Academic/Behaviour Support Room [Note: If possible
     contact the Support and/or Resource Rooms before dismissing the students.]:




    This class includes students with allergies potentially requiring the use of an
     Epi-Pen. The students are:



    This class is a physical education class that includes students with temporary
     activity restrictions due to medical or physical issues, or for some other reason.
     The students are:


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Work Assignment
Period 3
Course Information                                             Seating Plan

Course                                                         A seating plan for this class has been included in this
                                                               folder. Some plans may be mandatory, while others
                                                               provide you with a rough guide only.            For this
Room                                                           particular class,
                                                                Students have been assigned seats and are
Date                                                               required to sit in them.
                                                                Although students have not been assigned seats,
                                                                   students are asked to sit in the seats they are
Key                                                                normally using.
                                                                The seating plan is a rough guide only. Students are
            See                     to open door in the            not required to sit in the indicated seats.
            event you do not have the key.

Materials Required             Location                        Special Instructions

         Textbook
         Handouts
         CD/Player
         DVD/Player/TV
         VCR/Player/TV
         Other


Lesson




Work Requirements                                              Student Information

     Work is to be finished in class.
     Work is to be finished in class and collected at the
      conclusion of the period.
     Work is to be finished for homework.
     Work is to be finished for homework and
      collected/evaluated at the beginning of class the
      following day.

Additional Homework




                                                          32
33
      Date:                                      Period 3   Teacher:



              Student Sign-In Sheet

1.                                         18.

2.                                         19.

3.                                         20.

4.                                         21.

5.                                         22.

6.                                         23.

7.                                         24.

8.                                         25.

9.                                         26.

10.                                        27.

11.                                        28.

12.                                        29.

13.                                        30.

14.                                        31.

15.                                        32.

16.                                        33.

17.                                        34.



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DAILY WORK ASSIGNMENT
PERIOD 4

Class Information

Course:
Grade:
Student Information

A seating plan with photos has been included for this class after the Work Assignment.

    This class contains students with IEPs. The students are:




      Should you need to consult them, contact Mike Plante.


    Students requiring additional assistance:




    Students who can provide additional assistance to you or others in the class:




    Students that have been given permission to leave the class to seek help in the
     Resource Room or the Academic/Behaviour Support Room [Note: If possible
     contact the Support and/or Resource Rooms before dismissing the students.]:




    This class includes students with allergies potentially requiring the use of an
     Epi-Pen. The students are:



    This class is a physical education class that includes students with temporary
     activity restrictions due to medical or physical issues, or for some other reason.
     The students are:


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Work Assignment
Period 4                   Schedule  1            2         3      Other:
Course Information                                                 Seating Plan

Course                                                             A seating plan for this class has been included in this
                                                                   folder. Some plans may be mandatory, while others
                                                                   provide you with a rough guide only.            For this
Room                                                               particular class,
                                                                    Students have been assigned seats and are
Date                                                                   required to sit in them.
                                                                    Although students have not been assigned seats,
                                                                       students are asked to sit in the seats they are
Key                                                                    normally using.
                                                                    The seating plan is a rough guide only. Students are
            See                     to open door in the                not required to sit in the indicated seats.
            event you do not have the key.

Materials Required             Location                            Special Instructions

         Textbook
         Handouts
         CD/Player
         DVD/Player/TV
         VCR/Player/TV
         Other


Lesson




Work Requirements                                                  Student Information

     Work is to be finished in class.
     Work is to be finished in class and collected at the
      conclusion of the period.
     Work is to be finished for homework.
     Work is to be finished for homework and
      collected/evaluated at the beginning of class the
      following day.

Additional Homework




                                                          36
37
      Date:                                      Period 4 Teacher:



              Student Sign-In Sheet

1.                                         18.

2.                                         19.

3.                                         20.

4.                                         21.

5.                                         22.

6.                                         23.

7.                                         24.

8.                                         25.

9.                                         26.

10.                                        27.

11.                                        28.

12.                                        29.

13.                                        30.

14.                                        31.

15.                                        32.

16.                                        33.

17.                                        34.



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PROCEDURES - REPORTING TEACHER ABSENCE
Please call in your absence to the call-in service the night before or as early as
possible in the morning.
Emergencies may be called in anytime during the day.

KELCOM CALL-IN SERVICE: 519-971-2885 - 24 Hours Service
The Call-In Service operates on a 24 hours basis. Calls are always taken personally
by an operator.
All teachers should notify the school of the reason for their absence and their work
assignment.
So that absence records may be properly maintained, all teacher absences shall be
reported to the Call-In Service. The following information is to be given:
1. Last Name
2. First Name
3. School Name and Location
4. School Grade/Subject Areas
5. Reason for Absence:
i.e. - illness / medical appointment
- professional development (please state name of specific workshop)
- compassionate
- bereavement (please state relationship to the deceased)
- jury duty (please submit copy of subpoena to Human Resources Dept.)

6. If there is an anaphylactic student in the class, a message should be left for the
Occasional Teacher indicating this, and directions for the occasional teacher to
seek more information from the principal or administration upon arrival at the
school.
IMPORTANT - the operator will ask if you have been absent within the last
THREE (3) working days. Please provide this information to the operator.

If you know the length of time you will be off, please state that when you call in your
absence.
If you are unsure of the length of time you will be off, you must call in your absence
every day.
If there is any change to the length of time you reported, then you must notify KelCom.
All placements shall be made by the Call-In Service. Teachers must not be calling in
their own Occasional Teacher. Teacher requests will not be allowed in accordance with
the Occasional Teachers’ collective agreement.
                                                                      September 1, 2012




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