BE RESPECTFUL......MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Behaviour Code

Students Will:
1. Speak and treat each other with respect and with manners.
2. Keep their hands to themselves and avoid harmful bodily contact - “Hands-off Policy”.
3. Use appropriate language at all times and respect the school property and the property of others.
4. Be prepared and prompt for school classes.
5. Line up quietly at the bell and enter the school in an orderly and quiet manner.
6. Remove hats upon entering the school.
7. Keep their workspace respectable and neat.
8. Use audio-visual equipment/computers only in the presence of a teacher. Eating and
drinking near the equipment is not permitted.
9. Refrain from chewing gum at school or on school property.
10. Use the washroom before or after recess with the teacher's permission.
11. Follow the Board’s Internet Policy.

Recess Rules
1. Remain on school property.
2. Respect the property of others.
3. Avoid games with potentially harmful bodily contact.
4. During winter months stay off snow hills and do not throw snowballs.

Lunch Rules
1. Follow all school rules.
2. Remain seated in your own class until dismissal.
3. Clean up after yourself.
4. Remain on school property throughout the entire lunch period.
5. Demonstrate courtesy to all Lunchroom Supervisors and Leaders.

Personal Property
Any personal belongings brought to school are the student’s responsibility and should be clearly labelled. Expensive items, such as electronic games and equipment, cell phones, pagers, card collections, and other trendy toys should NOT be brought to school.

BE RESPECTFUL.....MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for themselves and others. All students will be expected to demonstrate respect for authority, consideration and respect for others, good work habits, self-control and will consistently show good effort in all that they do.

To this end, students will:

1. Respect the ideas and respond positively to the achievements of others.
2. Put forth their best effort in all that is done during the school day.
3. Be punctual and consistent in attendance.
4. Demonstrate self- discipline.
5. Behave and speak courteously and respectfully to all members of the school community.
6. Bring to school and classes all necessary materials.
7. Complete and return all homework assignments.
8. Bring their agenda planner to class every day and maintain it as required by their teachers.
9. Show respect and care for all school property.
10. Be aware of the consequences of inappropriate behaviour and the use of profanity.
11. Neither take nor touch another person's property without his/her permission.

Allergy Warning


Allergy Warning

We have several students at our school with severe allergies to nuts, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab), latex (present in gloves and balloons), and eggs. Please plan your child’s lunch with consideration for the health and safety of these students. We all thank you for your cooperation.

Appointments


Appointments

Staff are more than happy to meet with you. If you wish to speak to a teacher, please make an appointment. PLEASE DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR CHILD’S CLASS.

Change of Contact Information


Change of Contact Information

Please notify the office in writing if you are moving. If your address, or home/cell/work phone numbers change, please contact us immediately.

Internet - Posting Information


Internet - Posting Information

The Keeping our Kids Safe at School Act came into effect on February 1st, 2010. It explains what must happen when serious student incidents or inappropriate student behaviour takes place at school.

With the passing of this act, students who post inappropriate things on the internet at school or at home (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Hotmail, etc.) which negatively affects the school climate may be suspended or expelled depending on the nature of the issue. The police may also be involved.

Students are warned not to post any information about other students on the internet or serious consequences may occur.

Lunch Procedures


Lunch Procedures

All students who eat lunch at school ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL PROPERTY during the lunch period. Students who choose to stay at school for lunch must stay each and every day unless a note is provided by a parent/guardian in advance of the lunch dismissal time. Notes must be given to Mr. Condari in advance.

Medication at School


Medication at School

Any students who must take medication on a daily basis at school must have their parents and their physician complete the medication permission forms which are available at the office. This form is required by School Board Regulation and must be kept on file. Please notify the school if medication distribution stops so that all medication can be returned to the parent/guardian as soon as possible. Unprescribed medications, such as cough syrup or Tylenol, or short term medication such as antibiotics should not be sent to school as school staff are not authorized to administer it. These should be administered at home, before school or after school.

Personal Property


Personal Property

Any personal belongings brought to school are the student’s responsibility and should be clearly labelled. Expensive items, such as electronic games and equipment, cell phones (Unless operating under the BYOD policy), pagers, card collections, and other trendy toys should NOT be brought to school.

Weather Conditions/Footwear


Weather Conditions/Footwear

Weather conditions are carefully monitored and students are not sent outside if it is raining or extremely cold or hot. Please ensure that children come to school dressed properly for the weather conditions. In order to keep classrooms dry and clean, indoor shoes at school are required.

Visitors to SKT


Visitors

Visitors are welcome to come to our school. In accordance with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board policy, all visitors must report to the office upon entering the school. You will be required to wear a visitor’s badge/sticker and sign in and out as you enter and leave.

Student Appointments & Early Dismissal


Student Appointments & Early Dismissal

Students who are to be dismissed from school before the normal dismissal times (lunch time or the end of the day) are asked to bring a note to their teacher and/or the office and must arrange for a parent/guardian to pick them up at the office. For safety reasons, students will NOT be allowed to walk home alone during school hours. If someone other than the parent or guardian is to pick up the student, please send a note to the teacher and inform the office. Parents/guardians are asked to sign students “in” and “out” at the office.

Public Display of Photographs and Student Information


Public Display of Photographs and Student Information

Your child’s name and/or picture may appear or be published on our bulletin boards, and/or be used by the Parish, the Catholic School Council, or the School Board for public display. Please refer to the school’s September newsletter for more details and information. It contains a form which parent’s are required to sign.

Bus Safety

Buses

Safety on our buses is a primary concern so we must expect that students listen to the drivers. Students will take a seat promptly when they board the bus and must remain seated for the duration of the route. Students will be picked up and discharged at their assigned stop only. Bus stops cannot be changed without the consent of the Transportation Department. If there is a problem on the bus, the bus driver will write up a pink slip and contact the school. The incident will be investigated and may result in the student having bus privileges removed for a period of time. Please remember that the safety of the child is the responsibility of the parent between the home and the bus stop.