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                          Assignment and Test Deadline Policy

King‟s Christian Collegiate strives to ensure deep Christian learning for every student. When
learners are engaged intellectually and emotionally with the curriculum, the learning is
internalized to the heart and mind. This policy is designed to respect the teacher and the learner
in the learning process and to ensure that each course is completed to a satisfactory level of
competence and evaluated with integrity.
For the purpose of this document, a distinction must be made between Assessment Evaluation
and Summative Evaluation.        When students complete assignments and homework for
assessment, such work is used by students and teachers to understand the learning that has
occurred and to prepare for summative tests and projects. Teachers do not use assessment
outcomes to assign grades. Summative work refers to projects and tests that are designed to
measure how well a student has learned course material. Teachers use results from summative
work to assign grades to students at the conclusion of unit and course studies.
It is first the student‟s responsibility for timely assignment submission and to prepare well for tests
and class presentations. To earn a credit, students must complete all summative assignments
and tests. Out of respect for the student, the teacher may permit late assignments without
penalty due to acceptable mitigating circumstances. Teachers utilize best practices based on
learning research to assist students who are chronically late in submitting course assignments.
Teachers use evaluation strategies to measure student work accurately and fairly.
It is expected that communication between teachers and students and between teachers and
parents will be respectful. Our common goal is that each student be given the opportunity to
demonstrate their learning according to accepted practices and procedures.
Teachers will communicate quarterly, through Maplewood, a student‟s summative mark. The
    school will provide a Learning Report at mid-semester and at the end of the semester.
    Learning Dialogues are scheduled after the first Learning Report has been provided.
Students may re-submit summative projects in consultation with the teacher and when
    exceptional circumstances warrant it. For tests, students are to prepare well in advance.
    Students may not complete extra work for higher marks.
When a student does not complete an assignment despite intervention strategies, a mark of “0”
    will be given.
Students and parents are encouraged to contact teachers regarding a student‟s learning. Where
    necessary, a “Plan for Success” may be designed to help the student learn or to demonstrate
    that learning more effectively.
We recognize that it is unethical for students or parents to expect specific marks for assignments
    or for a course as a whole. Pressure on teachers, especially in grade 12, to adjust marks for
    preferred university acceptance or scholarship considerations is unacceptable and
                                     Attendance Policy

Attendance in class and success in school are closely related. Regular and punctual attendance
is a requirement for all school functions. This includes assemblies, school activities, and all
classes. School staff may initiate contact with parents at any time regarding absence from
school. We expect students or their parents to communicate with each teacher for any planned
absences. Students are responsible to complete all work missed for any absence.
1. Attendance Expectations
       Students are expected to plan their personal lives and participation in school events so
       that there is a minimal impact on class attendance. Frequent absences make it
       impossible for teachers to adequately assess accomplishment of curriculum
       expectations. Students, who through chronic unspecified absence demonstrate an
       unwillingness to learn, may lose a credit or the privilege to attend King‟s Christian
       Students who willfully miss a class for no prearranged purpose are defying school policy.
       To prearrange an absence during the school day the student must speak to the teacher
       or any other staff member, specifying a reason and verifying approval. Skipping class is
       disrespectful towards the teacher and to classmates and may result in a five day
2. Verification
       Verifications for an absence are required for the Provincial Attendance Registrar and will
       be submitted by the student or the parent via phone message, e-mail, or dated note prior
       to the absence or by 8:30am the day of the absence. A note to the office will be required
       to verify an absence from a test or presentation. This note will specify the reason for the
       absence and acknowledge that a test or presentation was missed. Failure to follow this
       procedure will result in a zero for the evaluation.
       It is the student‟s responsibility to submit summative assignments on their due date.
       Failure to follow proper attendance procedures for due dates usually will result in a
       penalty on the assignment unless the student or a parent has contacted the teacher to
       make arrangements.
3. Lates
       Out of respect for the teacher and for classmates, students are expected to be in class on
       time so that they will not interrupt the progress of the lesson prepared for that day.
       Students who arrive late for the school day will sign the attendance register at the office.
       Students are expected to be learning ready at the beginning of class. If late, the student
       needs to enter class in the least disruptive manner possible.
4. Leaving School Property
       Students are to remain on campus throughout the school day. Activities held during the
       noon break provide students with opportunities to be active members of the school
       community. The following statements provide a guideline for students who find it
       necessary to leave during the day.
        A. Students who have permission to leave during the school day will sign out at the
        B. Students who drive to school will inform the office and provide a copy of their driver‟s
           license, and license plate number(s) to receive parking privileges.
        C. Student drivers are not permitted to provide transportation to other students unless
           direct parental and staff permission has been given. Failure to comply may result in
           parking and driving privileges to be revoked.
        D. Students in grade 9 or 10 may not leave school property. Students in grade 11 or 12
           who are passengers will have documentation to show that parental permission to
           travel with a specified student driver has been given.
        E. Students who leave school property will ensure a prompt arrival for classes after the
           noon break.
        F. Students may walk on school property. The roads surrounding the school are
           considered to be off limits. Students are not to trespass onto private property.

                                   Attendance Procedure

The King‟s Attendance Policy states that students and parents are responsible for attendance
and are expected to report absences in a timely fashion. Teachers are expected to record
attendance each day. Communication between home and school is basic to a respectful and
accountable attendance procedure.
Steps of Communication:
1. A parent (grade 9-11) or student (grade 12) contacts the school to report an absence before
   8:40 a.m.
2. The Director of Athletics will inform all staff of team excursions and lists via an attendance
   conference site on First Class. Teachers will communicate class excursions in the same
   format. Teachers will record these students as absent.
3. Block A and Period 1 teachers will report absences to the office by 8:50 a.m.
4. At 9:30 a.m. the receptionist will email faculty with a list of absentees and their reasons.
5. During each class, teachers will phone the office (ext. 501) to report all absences not
   previously noted. A student who comes late to class but was reported as absent will go to
   the office to inform the receptionist of the correction.
6. Student tardiness is normally dealt with as a classroom matter. If a student is chronically late
   and is disrespectful to the class or teacher, the situation will be reported to administration.
7. The receptionist will call home when there is no prior notification for an absence.
8. The receptionist will report unresolved absences to the VP of Academics or designate.
   Teachers affected by such an absence will be notified.
9. Teachers will record accurate attendance in Maplewood daily before 5:00 p.m.
Absences and Summative Evaluations:
1. An absence from a test or presentation (which the student is leading) will require a note from
   a parent that specifies the reason for the absence and acknowledges an evaluation was
2. The note will be brought to the receptionist who will notify the teacher. Failure to follow this
   procedure usually will result in a zero for the evaluation.
3. It is the student‟s responsibility to submit summative assignments on their due date. Failure
   to follow proper attendance procedures for due dates usually will result in a 30% penalty on
   the assignment unless the student or a parent has contacted the teacher and to make
4. The teacher has the discretion, in discussion with the Learning Coach or the VP of
   Academics, to make accommodations for students where learning difficulties have
   contributed to the absence.
                                       Celebration Policy

King‟s Christian Collegiate enthusiastically acknowledges celebration to be a natural expression
of inner joy. Celebrations may include trips, banquets, dance, music, and/or drama. When
Christians celebrate, the activity reflects a joyful person whose heart is anchored in our love for
God. Christians use form, music and atmosphere that reflect the love and respect that we have
for each other and for our Saviour Jesus Christ. To set ourselves apart from worldly forms of
celebration, the following guidelines will be employed for all student celebrations organized under
the auspices of King‟s Christian Collegiate:
1. For each event, each student may invite one guest. The guests must be registered at least 48
     hours before the event. The Students Council will provide a complete list of participants to the
     principal 24 hours before the event. The list will provide the first and last name of each
     participant and indicate which King‟s student is taking responsibility for each of the guests.
     The Board reserves the right to deny admission to a guest officially entered on the list.
The guest will sign a contract consistent with all the expectations outlined in this policy.
The school code for behaviour as stated in the “Memorandum of Understanding” will be followed,
     especially as it relates to drugs, alcohol and tobacco – there is zero tolerance. Any infraction
     by a King‟s student will result in immediate expulsion from King‟s Christian Collegiate. Any
     infraction by a guest will result in immediate dismissal from the event and refusal of
     admission to any future King‟s event.
All music used will be pre – selected. The music will preferably be by Christian artists.
     Increasingly, Christian labels purchasable at “Good Books” in Oakville; “The Christian Book
     Store” in Burlington; or, Blessings in Mississauga will be utilized. The pre-selected list will be
     signed off by the Student council staff advisor. A copy will be given to the principal. Student‟s
     Council may be asked to provide lyrics for any of the songs chosen for inclusion. A positive
     alternative to pre-selecting this list of music is to hire a Christian DJ for the evening.
All forms of celebration will show respect for all participants. Vulgar behaviour or sexually
     suggestive behaviour will not be tolerated.
The dress code will be consistent with our vision of respect for self and others and be consistent
     with Christian modesty. The men and ladies will use „golf attire‟ as the minimum guideline for
     the dress code (tattered attire, blue jeans, or T- shirts with slogans will not be tolerated). More
     formal is permissible. The attire chosen by the student or guest is reflective of inner
     motivation. The length of the dress or skirt must be within 7 cm of the knee cap. Upper attire
     should not be so revealing that it is embarrassing to the chaperones or fellow celebrants. All
     students and guests are expected to employ wise discretion.
Student Council will arrange for at least three teachers, representing both genders, to serve as
     chaperones. There must be at least one chaperone for every 30 participants. The Board
     requires that the principal or the principal‟s designate be in attendance.
                      Cell Phone & Digital Audio Players Policy

Technology continues to evolve and is reshaping our society. Over the last few years cell phones,
MP3 players and iPods have made a negative intrusion into our school community and in
particular into our classrooms. I am sure that we are all aware of the possibility for misuse of
these multifunctional devices. From phones ringing in classrooms to text messaging from a
washroom to a classroom, each are distractions to profound learning.

1. No cell phone may be used, seen or heard in any classroom setting, including gym activities.
No MP3 player, iPod or similar music device may be used in any classroom setting (including
   gym activities and class field trips). There are three exceptions:
        A. The classroom teacher has written permission from the Vice-Principal of Academics
            to permit these or similar devices on the basis that their use will improve the learning
            culture in the classroom.
        B. The student has had a formal professional assessment that recommends listening to
            music during a classroom session as a specific strategy to improve the quality of the
            learning for this particular student.
        C. One of these devices or a similar device is used to privately listen to instructional
            media approved by the teacher.
When a violation occurs, the device will be confiscated by staff and submitted to the main office. It
   will be placed in a sealed envelope clearly labeled as to ownership, date of the occurrence,
   and the staff member‟s name. The device will be returned to the student when 14 calendar
   days have elapsed.
Exceptions to the above can be arranged in advance by special request to the administration.
                                        Discipline Policy
King‟s Christian Collegiate supports a safe and encouraging learning culture in which students
and staff are caring and helpful to each other at all times. Jesus invites all to “love the Lord your
God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and to “love your neighbour
as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39). He enables each person, through His Spirit, to respect not only
each other‟s property and person but also their own identities, taking good care of total self.
Every student has the opportunity and responsibility to encourage every other student to learn
effectively, demonstrating exemplary behaviour in all aspects of school and community life. Our
love for God is shown by the fruit of the spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, humility and self control” (Galatians 5:22b, 23a).
This policy forms a guideline for student behaviour during the entire school day. The school day
begins when the student arrives at school at the beginning of the day and ends when the student
leaves the property at the end of the day. In addition to these criteria, this policy also applies
whenever the student is dressed in school uniform, traveling to and from school, or participating
in any scheduled school event such as a class trip or sports activity. Throughout the school day,
teachers and administration are responsible for the well-being of students unless a parent or
guardian has provided written instructions to waive this responsibility.
A variety of consequences may be administered by the teacher or the school administration in
response to student misbehaviour. A student may be required to apologize, perform community
service, serve lost time, or be suspended. The administration may suspend a student for up to
five days. If warranted, the administration may expel a student, provided that the Board Chair or
Vice Chair is informed. Extenuating circumstances may require a different course of action for
similar deeds of misbehaviour. The administration reserves the right to act wisely based on all
available information. Effective communication between parents and administration will be
employed to encourage resolution grounded in Biblical principles. Parents are encouraged to
participate fully in the restoration process.
Student Conduct
Bus Expectations
Students have the privilege of riding a bus while on school-sponsored events including class trips.
King‟s Christian Collegiate will ensure that all passengers have a safe and enjoyable ride. Our
intent is that regular bus rides to and from school or the educational outing is beneficial to all
parties involved. In addition, we expect our students to represent our Christian high school very
well. When students travel on a bus, each will:
1.    Remain in the seat when the bus is moving.
2.    Respect each individual who is riding the bus.
3.    Respect each individual who is traveling beside or behind the bus.
4.    Obey the bus driver and chaperone/teacher.
5.    Maintain an appropriate noise level during all interactions.
6.    Show consideration for and appreciation to the bus driver.
7.    Keep all hands and objects inside the bus.
8.    Place all garbage in appropriate containers.
9.    Do anything, which promotes a safe and pleasant ride for all participants.
10.   No portable stereos are to be used during short bus trips of less than 100 km.
Physical & Mental Abuse
No student may physically push or shove any student, at any time. Physical fights will not be
tolerated. All students are encouraged to help one another in all circumstances. As such,
students who use intimidation tactics designed to frighten others may lose the privilege of
enrollment at King‟s Christian Collegiate.
Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, and Tobacco
King‟s Christian Collegiate will not tolerate any complicity with, possession of, or consumption of
alcohol, tobacco, or drugs during the school day or any school activity as described in the
introduction. Consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (attached) signed by the
principal and student at the time of admission, association with alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or
tobacco “will result in immediate dismissal from King‟s Christian Collegiate.”
                                  Disciplinary Procedure
Process for Expulsion
It is the responsibility of the administration to decide matters of expulsion wisely. Information
regarding an alleged offense will be gathered and recorded. The student and/or a parent will
have the opportunity to discuss the situation. The Chair of the Board of Directors will be
consulted. A decision will be made prayerfully and in a timely manner. Administration will act in
the best interest of the student and of the school community. Once a decision has been made,
parents will be informed and an expulsion letter that summarizes the decision will be provided for
the student, the parent(s), the Chair of the Board, and the school files. It is a King‟s goal that
harmony and understanding will prevail and that the student will learn valuable life lessons, even
to the extent that forgiveness is offered and reconciliation available.
Appeal Process for Expulsion
A student or parent may appeal an expulsion decision made by administration. The first level of
appeal for a change in decision is made directly to the school principal. A hearing will be
arranged in a timely manner. If this appeal proves to provide unsatisfactory resolution, a second
appeal can be made directly to the Board Chair. The Chair of the Board of Directors will institute
an ad hoc committee of three persons to consider the disagreement. The ad hoc committee
decision is the final decision on the matter. This committee may confirm the decision of
administration, modify the type or duration of the expulsion, or overrule the decision of
administration and reinstate the student. At every stage of the process, we trust that all
participants will season their thoughts with much prayer.
Applying for Re-Admission
Initiated by the student and supported by the parent(s), a student may apply for re-admission to
King‟s by contacting the principal at the time specified on the expulsion letter. Once such a
request is made, the principal will establish an ad hoc committee comprised of a board member,
a parent member, and a senior staff member. A student who has been expelled must
demonstrate readiness to return. This may include, but not be limited to, demonstrating respect
for self, for others, and for those in authority; demonstrating an acceptance of consequences for
actions; complying with the expected standards set out in the Memorandum of Understanding;
showing evidence of completed work; and interviewing with administration to discuss commitment
and forgiveness.
The disciplinary process and consequences will be administered in a manner which is consistent
with the tone expressed in this discipline policy. Our Lord has taught us to live in love with each
other. In each situation, participants are encouraged to restore broken relationships. Restoring
the sense of trust and community is an important component that will be addressed in each
circumstance. Ultimately, the participants require a commitment to live in love and harmony with
each other within the school community.
                                          Memorandum of Understanding
                             Memorandum of Understanding
                                  King’s Christian Collegiate

                                                          (student name)
Together we agree that a high school education should be a valuable, spiritual and academic experience.
King’s Christian Collegiate strives to equip students to grow “in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and
man” (Luke 2:52). It is the goal of the staff to achieve this mission by delivering a superior program that is
integrated with the Word of God. To achieve these goals, hard work is required by the student and the teacher.

We agree that it is a privilege to gain admission to King’s Christian Collegiate. Jesus has taught us to “love God
with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind and to love our neighbour as ourself” (Matthew 22: 37-39).
Consistent with this divine direction, it is our goal that all students and staff respect each other as they perform
their work from day to day. This is the heart of God, the heart of the gospel.

As a responsible student at King’s Christian Collegiate, I promise:
           To be attentive and participate in the lessons delivered
           To the best of my ability, to work diligently on my assignments
           To be respectful towards my fellow students
           To be respectful towards all the employees of King’s Christian Collegiate
           To be respectful of the property, avoiding damage and always tending to my own garbage, and in community, I
            am willing to tend to the garbage of others
           To never steal anything that is not mine
           To participate in the life of a Christian church and to attend worship services regularly
           To attend all my classes unless I have prior permission from staff to be absent
           To wear my King’s uniform as required
           To use language that is edifying and to reject language that is vulgar or abusive. No student will be permitted to
            use the “F” word, give the finger or say “what the hell”
           To reject and avoid using computer technology for visiting pornographic web-sites
           To refrain from and avoid sending inappropriate messages such as gossip, name calling or slander
           To refrain from and avoid any and all racial slurs
           To abstain from and avoid any association with tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or any other harmful substance while
            in uniform, and during, prior to, or following any other activity associated with the school

I understand that failure to abide by the first thirteen promises will result in disciplinary action that could include suspension or
expulsion from King’s Christian Collegiate. Failure to abide by the last promise will result in expulsion. My signature indicates
that I understand these guidelines and consequences.

       ______________________________________                      ___________________________________________
                 Student’s Signature                                           Principal’s Signature

       ______________________________________                      ___________________________________________
                        Date                                                          Date
                                      Dress Code Policy

Overall Expectations:
Each student is expected to dress consistently with his or her role and task. Students must
conform to the Dress Code Expectations throughout the school day and for all school activities.
This includes, but is not limited to, Learning Dialogues, all school events, travel and participation
in school trips, all practices and games for a sports team, and all sporting events.
Students at King‟s are expected to seek modesty in their attire, reflecting the ideals and values of
the school. The use of jewelry, body piercing, tattoos and physical accessories are outward
expressions of inner attitudes and intentions. As outward expressions of inner purposes, they
have an effect on the environment in which they are used.
Detailed Dress-Code Expectations:
       All students will comply with these expectations throughout the school day, including
        before school, the lunch hour and at the end of the school day.
       All shirts, blouses or sweaters must be King‟s uniform wear. Only two buttons may be
        undone on buttoned garments. A pure white undergarment or T-shirt may be worn under
       All undergarments must be tucked in, with no layers showing.
       All pants, shorts, and skirts must have either the King‟s logo or the McCarthy Label
        embroidered or attached.
       When standing tall, the skirt length must reach to within four finger widths of the top of the
       Pants, shirts and skirts must be worn so that no skin is visible at the waist.
       Pant length may not be altered to a Capri length.
       Gym uniforms are to be worn for gym classes and sport-team practices, and may not be
        worn in the classroom. Team jerseys and team uniforms may not be worn during the
        school day.
       Students may wear dress shoes or running shoes of their choice.
       No hats or hoods may be worn in the school at any time. Coats, jackets and/or hats are
        to be kept in your locker throughout the day.
       King‟s shorts (or track-pants) and T-shirts must be worn for all physical education classes
        and for all school team activities, including practices.
       School uniforms will be worn for school outings including field trips and team excursions.
       Tints or dyes used for hair colour must be consistent with natural colour.
Thematic Dress Days:
On occasion, the Student Council may plan a Thematic Dress day. Students will choose attire
that reflects a desire to be respectful of self, others and God, as becoming of a Christian. The
following expectations will be in place for Thematic Dress Days:
       Attire that is revealing or embarrassing to others is not permissible. Students are
        expected to exercise discretion in clothing selection.
       The skirt length must reach within four finger widths of the top of the kneecap when
        standing tall.
       Pants, shirts and skirts must be worn so that no skin is visible at the waist.
       The clothing may not display logos that depict alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, or may not
        contain sexually explicit or suggestive images or text.
       The clothing may not display statements or groups that show disrespect for self, others or
       Hats are not permitted as a component of Thematic Dress Day attire.

Personal Adornments:
Visible tattoos, body piercing including lip rings, tongue piercing, eyebrow rings and studs,
excessive jewelry and heavy chains are not permitted at King‟s. Permitted piercings must be of a
thin post variety.
In addition to the items listed above, it is at the discretion of the administration to decide what
personal adornment is acceptable.
Changes for 2007-2008:
A grey PE t-shirt, a white rugby shirt, an ash-grey zippered sweatshirt, and navy shorts have
been added to the King‟s uniform options.
Skirts will no longer be sold and will not be a part of the King‟s uniform in the 2008-09 school
year. Existing skirts in circulation will be allowed in 2007-08 provided they fit the length and label
requirements listed above.
The white PE t-shirt will no longer be available. Existing white t-shirts in circulation will be allowed
in 2007-08.
Uniform Infractions:
Infractions will be considered defiance and will be processed accordingly. In such cases, the
student will purchase the required articles of clothing, including gym uniforms, from the office and
will be charged the cost and an administrative fee. Items contrary to the uniform policy that are
confiscated before December 1 will be returned to the owner, upon request, on the day before
Christmas Holidays. Items confiscated after December 1 will be returned to the owner, upon
request, at the completion of the last June examination.
Students with infractions will be given the following options:
       Change into clothing that complies with the dress-code policy;
       Borrow from a friend;
       Phone home to obtain proper clothing, or
      Purchase available clothing from our used uniform inventory in school.
If there is no option that is satisfactory, an in-school suspension will be imposed for the remainder
of the day.
Students with repeated infractions can expect any of the following actions:
       re-reading of Uniform Expectations;
       re-commitment to compliance of Uniform Expectations;
       a permanent record filed;
       a phone call home;
       the purchase of appropriate uniform item(s);
       in-house suspension (completing missed work); and/or
       suspension.
                                    King’s Diploma Policy

The King‟s Christian Collegiate Diploma (KCCD) is intentionally structured to provide an overall
learning experience that stimulates growth and maturation on a number of levels (intellectual,
spiritual, psychological, social, emotional, and physical). All of our courses are carefully crafted to
provide opportunities for both academic excellence and character formation. Our courses are
rooted in a Biblical foundation, and both course content and instructional methods are
intentionally shaped by this foundation. Our content and instructional methods are intentionally
shaped by this foundation. Our diploma provides opportunities for a typical list of course options
available at Ontario High Schools; it is unified by the specific requirements of Old Testament
Study (grade 9), New Testament Study (grade 10), History (grade 11) and Society: Challenge
and Change (grade 12) courses.
Students are required to successfully complete 30 credits, 40 hours of community involvement,
and the Grade 10 literacy test in order to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In
addition to the 18 compulsory credits that each student must take, set by the Ministry of
Education, a King‟s student must also take the following courses in order to be eligible for a KCC
        2 Bible courses (HRE13, HRE23)
        1 additional physical education credit (PPL20)
        1 grade 11 history credit (CHA3U or CHW3M)*
        1 grade 12 social/sciences credit (HSB4M)*
*either of these options (but not both) can also be used to fulfill a requirement for one of the 18
compulsory credits set by the Ministry of Education. The other will be considered one of the
A student who enters King‟s at grade 9 is required to take all of these courses. If a student enters
King‟s in grade 10, he or she is required to complete all the requirements from grade 10 – grade
12. If a student enters in grade 11, he or she is required to complete the requirements for grade
11-12 and a grade 12 student is required to complete the requirements for a grade 12 student.
Students are not required to go back and take the courses he or she may have missed being at
another school.
                                       Plagiarism Policy

Human interaction involves an organic and dynamic sharing of ideas where we are constantly
learning from each other. The idea of sharing ideas and making connections between ideas is an
important component of learning that does not always require citing of sources. Students may
borrow specific quotes, ideas and opinions, statistics and facts, and organizational information
from other sources when they clearly acknowledge the source of the information.
Students will be taught how to legitimately borrow material from other sources in their grade nine
classes where such borrowing is necessary for the learning process. King‟s Christian Collegiate
will also provide resources that show the proper techniques for citing sources.
Plagiarism is claiming another‟s ideas or information as one‟s own and occurs when a person
does not properly cite the source of the information being used whether it be from another
student, a book or magazine, or the internet.
Plagiarism in the junior grades (9 and 10) will be noted and the student will be given an
opportunity to complete an original assignment. In the senior grades (11 and 12), students may
lose marks for minor incidents of plagiarism. The incident will be recorded, and in some cases,
further corrective action may be required. For blatant and major infractions, a plagiarized
assignment will receive a mandatory grade of zero.

                                    School Outing Policy

This policy provides guidelines for the transportation of students for school outings such as field
trips, extra-curricular activities, and other special activities arranged by staff.
1. The teacher will usually arrange for a bus, van, or car to transport students to and from the
      activity. A licensed driver or drivers only may provide safe travel.
It is an exception to allow students to transport other students for a school activity. Such
      exceptions will fall under these guidelines:
           A. The teacher deems it prudent for a student to drive for the activity.
           B. The student driver will have direct parental permission to transport other persons.
           C. The passenger(s) will have direct parental permission to travel with the specified
                 student driver.
           D. The destination is within 25 kilometres of the school and will not require travel on a
                 four lane expressway.
Although staff and students are protected from liability claims by the school‟s general insurance
      package and by the insurance associated with vehicles used for school purposes. However,
      irresponsible travel decisions or decisions contrary to this policy may result in personal
      liability claims against individual employees or students.
Leaving school property at noon is not considered a school activity arranged by staff. Students
      may not provide such transportation for students 15 years old or younger unless prior
      parental permission has been granted for both parties by phone or by e-mail to the school

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