Student Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 Table of Contents                                              1

Principal’s Message                                          2

Mission Statement                                            2

Telephone                                                          21

General Expectations                                       2

Students’ Rights & Responsibilities               3

Extra-curricular Activities                                3

Public Health & High Energy Drinks              4

Peanut Free Policy                                              4

Scent Free                                                              4

SAS-Student Achieve                                          5

Homework & Attendance                                  5, 6

Promotional Requirements                               6, 7

Program Adaptations                                          7

Program Modifications                                      7

EWS Hockey Academy                                      7, 8

Home & School                                                     8

Daily Routines                                                    8, 9

EWS Newsletter & Morning Announcements 9, 10

EWS School Fees & Participation Expenses   21, 22, 23

EWS Board Information                                     10

School Busses                                                      10, 11

General Information                                         12, 13

Student Council                                                  13, 14

School Calendar & Staff                                    22

School Counsellor                                                14

Multi-Agency Team                                            14

Physical Education                                             14

Something for Everyone                                   14

Alternate Programs                                           14, 15

Rules of Conduct                                                15, 16, 17

The Caring Place to Learn                                 17, 18

Discipline Procedures                                        18, 19

Dance Rules                                                         19, 20

Dress Code                                                           20

Principal’s Message

Welcome to East Wiltshire Intermediate School.  This is a great school in which to learn and work.  We offer a wide range of activities that provide an opportunity for everyone to have a fun and valuable experience to compliment the incredible learning which takes place.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many different aspects of school life at East Wiltshire and to make this their best year yet.  Parents and guardians should feel welcome to contact the school at anytime, and we will do our best to make everyone feel that he/she is part of a great school community.

Mission Statement

The staff, students, and community of East Wiltshire School, in conjunction with the English Language School Board, share the responsibility to provide for the intellectual, physical, and social growth of our students within a secure environment.

General Expectations

Students are expected to:

conduct themselves in a responsible manner at all times, inside and outside the school, showing courtesy and respect for their fellow students and staff.

keep their lockers, textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, desks, and all other property belonging to them or the school in a tidy and clean condition.

have all necessary textbooks, etc., to participate in their classes and all assigned work completed on time.

keep the washrooms neat and tidy, and respect the rights of other students using these facilities.

maintain an academic standard appropriate to their ability.

At East Wiltshire Intermediate School, the staff respects the rights of the students to have access to the best quality education possible.  In return, the students are to accept their role and responsibility in the learning process.

Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

I have the RIGHT to learn in this school.  It is my RESPONSIBILITY to listen to instructions, work quietly at my desk, and to follow general classroom guidelines set by my teachers.

I have the RIGHT to hear and be heard.  It is my RESPONSIBILITY not to bully, tease, or annoy other people or to hurt their feelings.

I have the RIGHT to be respected in this school.  It is my RESPONSIBILITY not to threaten, kick, punch, or physically harm anyone else.

I have the RIGHT to be safe in this school.  It is my RESPONSIBILITY not to threaten, kick, punch or physically harm anyone else.

I have the RIGHT to privacy and to my own personal space.  It is my RESPONSIBILITY to respect the personal property of others and to accept their right to privacy.

Extra-curricular Activities

EWS offers a combination of club and interscholastic team activities which are run before or after school.  Both involve competition as well as skill development.  The clubs involve unlimited numbers to maximize participation opportunities for all students.  The clubs and teams offered here may be changed from year to year in order to provide a well-balanced variety.  Involvement in these areas will greatly add to the student’s school year.  When participating in any extra-curricular activity, all rules of the school apply and, in addition, students are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect.  When students represent EWS in any activity with another school or before the public, they must always remember that they are goodwill ambassadors for the school and must act appropriately.   East Wiltshire staff volunteer their time for these clubs.  The following are some of the clubs available to our students:

Peer Helpers, Student Council, Yearbook, Library Monitors, Boxing, Yoga, Writing, Spelling Bee, Duke of Edinburgh, Drawing, Ceiling Tile Painting, Running/Walking, Leadership, Wrestling etc.

Public Health

A public health nurse will be available at our school half a day a week.  Parents are encouraged to contact the public health nurse if they have any concerns related to the School Health Programs offered by Public Health Nursing.  The public health nurse accepts referrals from students, parents, and teachers.

Immunizations are given in the school, with parental consent and according to the provincial immunization schedule as directed by the Chief Health Officer.  Consent forms are sent home in advance of all immunization clinics scheduled in the school.  The public health nurse may assist teachers in carrying out the Family Life Program as agreed upon by the Department of Health & Education.

High Energy Drinks – School Policy

After consultation with the ELSB principals, effective immediately, schools in the ELSB will prohibit the consumption of high energy drinks on school board property.  These drinks such as Red Bull, Full Throttle, Venom, Adrenaline Rush, Rock Star, etc., are designed for adult use, and according to the PEI Medical Association are unsafe for student consumption, potentially causing dizziness, increased blood pressure, heart irregularity, and addiction.

Scent Free

Many students and staff are sensitive or allergic to strongly scented personal grooming products.  In accordance with the ELSB’S Policy, please refrain from wearing scented products both in school and on the busses, in order to maintain a healthy environment for all.

Peanut-Free School Policy

This year, several students in our school have severe, life-threatening allergies to peanut butter, peanuts, and nut containing products.  A recent review of our procedures was conducted by Health & Social Services Department, and it was recommended that our school implement a voluntary peanut-free policy; therefore, East Wiltshire Intermediate school will be entirely peanut/nut free.

Everyone’s cooperation in helping our school to be a safe environment for all students is appreciated.

SAS – StudentsAchieve

StudentsAchieve is an online software that provides the ability to view student attendance and marks which allows both parents and students to track progress more effectively.  Parents and student each have a unique user ID and password to access StudentsAchieve.

All homeroom teachers enter attendance at the earliest opportunity.  Delays in entering attendance information are expected when a teacher is absent from school or unable to enter attendance for other reasons.  Parents are strongly encouraged to provide some form of communication with the school when a student is absent or going to be absent.  The preferred methods are a phone call (368-4130, press 227) or a written note upon the student’s return to class.

Many teachers currently use StudentsAchieve to record and manage marks, and many provide access to their marks using this system.

Parents can maintain their own e-mail address information by logging into StudentsAchieve.  If an e-mail address changes, you may change it yourself with StudentsAchieve account.  You may receive mass e-mails from East Wiltshire School (www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/). If you do not receive any emails from the above website, please add our email account to your list of approved senders.  You may also receive e-mails from your son/daughter’s teachers.  We work with one parent email address per family.  If we do not currently have one for your family, please contact us at 368-4130, Ext 225.

Homework

Students are expected to complete their homework on a regular day-to-day basis.  This is a very important step toward their academic success.  Each classroom teacher has a homework page which can be accessed by going to our webpage www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/   and following the links to the homework pages.

Student Agenda Planners

Agenda Planners are provided to students to assist them with their organization.  These serve as a valuable tool in the success of the student and, in particular, with completing homework and meeting due dates for assignments and projects.  Also, a copy of the E.W.S. Handbook has been incorporated into its pages.

Attendance

Regular attendance is important.  Poor attendance often hinders the academic progress of students.  We ask that all parents make sure that their son/daughter attend regularly.  All absentees, late arrivals, or homework request calls can be reported to our Youth Worker, Robbie McEntee, at 368-4130 ext 227, no later than 9:30 am.

Reporting Periods

Our school year consists of three reporting periods:  reporting period one ending in December, reporting period two ending in March, and reporting period three ending in June.  At the end of each reporting period, students receive a report card indicating their progress to date.

Program Adaptation

Program adaptation is a process which allows a student to participate in the prescribed curriculum with changes in format, instructional strategies, and/or assessment procedures that do not change the learning outcome of the curriculum.  Full credit will be granted for such courses, but adaptations used, must be documented on the student’s file and/or transcript.

Program Modification

Program Modification is a process which changes the prescribed curriculum to meet a student’s educational needs.  Modified courses do not provide the same credit as the prescribed course.  Details of the modified courses must be included in the student’s file, and the transcript should indicate that the course has been modified.  Students that are in a modified program cannot be promoted but will be placed at the appropriate level.

 

East Wiltshire Hockey Academy

The staff, students, and community of East Wiltshire School are very excited about offering a Hockey Canada Skills Academy at our school again this fall.

This program will be offered to a maximum of 30 skaters and four goaltenders.  It will take place one afternoon a week, beginning in October and ending in March, for a total of 24 weeks.  The Hockey Canada Skills program will be open to all students (male or female), as well as beginning players and advanced players.  The program is intended for athletes who want to improve their fitness levels and playing abilities through skills specific training.  For some of our students this means that they will be introduced to the sport for the first time, while others will have an opportunity to possibly re-enter a sport they have left for various reasons.  Finally, our experienced players will receive enhanced training and instruction. Our research has shown that this type of program is a successful environment to engage youth at risk.

Our students will be exposed to important developmental skills of the game along with gaining valuable experiences in the areas of leadership, goal-setting, self-esteem, character development, nutrition, and fitness.  The objective of the East Wiltshire Hockey Canada Skills Program is to provide students with opportunities to receive formalized hockey training in an academic setting with a strong commitment to achievement in both areas.  It is our belief that students participating in this program benefit in many ways.

Being able to offer a program in an academic setting is exciting for both our school and our community at large.  We look forward to partnering once again with Hockey Canada, Hockey PEI, North River Minor Hockey Association, and the Eastern School District.

Home & School

The East Wiltshire Home & School Association invites all parents to become involved in their Association.  The Association meets 4-5 times per year, beginning in October.  Meetings usually begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Home & School deals with issues related to the supporting of students, staff, and the administration in order to improve the learning opportunities for students.  Notice of all meetings will be posted in our monthly newsletter as well as e-mailed to all parents.  The role of the Association within the school community is constantly evolving.  We invite you to become involved.

Daily Routines

At 8:50 a.m. and at the end of lunch hour, students should proceed immediately to their lockers to get the books needed for the classes they will have for that half of the day.  They are then to go directly to class.

Students arriving at school before 8:45 a.m. are to proceed immediately to the cafeteria/foyer until permitted to proceed to their lockers at 8:45 a.m.  The library is also open every morning from 8:30 a.m. onward for students who need a quiet place to work. Upon arrival on the property in the morning, students are to enter the building through the main doors.

Students who are late for school must report to the office to sign in before going to class.

When students are changing classrooms or going to the library, they should proceed quickly and quietly.

Students out of class during regular class times must have a note from their teacher indicating the purpose of their absence from class.

When a student has an appointment or must leave during the school day, the main office must receive written or phone permission from the student’s parent/guardian.  The student must be signed out in the main office.

Bus students are not permitted to leave school property at noontime on most days, unless accompanied by a parent or parent designate.

Grade 8 & 9 students may leave school property on their designated day at noon hour, if they have had the LEAVING SCHOOL PROPERTY consent form signed by their parents/guardians.  The student must sign out, in homeroom, on the class list provided by the homeroom teacher.

At lunchtime, students are to eat in the cafeteria.  When buying food, students are requested to line up in a single file.  When finished eating, they are to make sure that they have cleaned up so others can use the area after them.  NO FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED OUTSIDE THE CAFETERIA EXCEPT UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

During lunchtime, students ARE NOT to be in the classroom areas of the school.  This includes not being outside in the eastern half of the school grounds.  This is important as classes are in progress during both lunch periods.

Students who have a driver’s license and wish to bring their vehicle to school must first meet with the principal and abide by the guidelines set out by the principal.

Students are only permitted to be at the school following afternoon bus departure if they are involved in a staff-supervised activity or with the permission of the administration.

East Wiltshire Newsletter & Morning Announcements

A school newsletter is published once a month.  Copies of this newsletter are available in the office and on-line at www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/.

Morning announcements are published daily.  Copies are delivered to all classes each morning and are available on-line at www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/ and follow the links to announcements.

English Language School Board Information

The Board of School Trustees of the ELSB can be found by going to the Eastern School Districts webpage www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb and following the links to School Trustees.

School Busses

Students are reminded of the following rules:

The driver is in complete charge of the bus and students.  The driver’s instructions are to be obeyed.

Do not talk to the driver when the bus is in operation.  Conversation in normal tones is permitted between students.

Keep any seat that may be assigned to you by the driver; do not stand or move about while the bus is in motion.

Do not extend hands, arms or head out the bus windows or throw articles from the bus.

Assist in keeping the bus safe and clean.  Damages to seats, etc., must be paid for by the offender.

Learn how to get off the bus quickly in case of emergency.

After leaving the bus, cross the road at a point at least ten feet in front of the bus.

Walk well over to the left side of the road when coming to meet the bus or when returning home.

The bus cannot wait for later comers.  Please be on time.

Use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on the school bus.

The aisle of the bus must be unobstructed at all times.

Causing a disturbance or harassing any other student while entering, leaving or traveling on the school bus will not be tolerated.

You must be in attendance in school in order to travel on the bus.

These regulations apply both during the day and for extra-curricular activities.

You must travel on the bus to which you have been assigned unless

you have a bus transfer permission slip from the school administrator.

Violation of any of the above regulations may result in your losing the privilege of travelling on the bus for a period of time.

 

Bus Transfer

Students occasionally wish to travel on a bus other than their own.  This request must come to the main office from the parent/guardian, in writing.  The student is to put the bus note in the main office’s bus note box first thing in the morning.  Approved bus transfer slips may be picked up in the main office at the end of the school day.  Bus transfer requests will be approved providing the following conditions permit:

a)    Space is available on the school bus

b)    It does not require an additional bus stop

c)    No bus transfers on dance day

School Closure

School Cancellation:  If schools are to be cancelled, parents will be notified by radio announcements on all local stations.  The first notice will be broadcast by 7:00 am.

One Hour Delay:  In cases where a decision cannot be made a one-hour delay will be announced.  This means that all schools and busses will operate an hour later than the usual time.  A further announcement regarding delays will take place by 8:00 a.m.

Late Bus Runs:  In some instances even in good weather, busses may be delayed.  In these cases parents will be notified by radio that a bus or busses will be delayed by a specific amount of time.

School Closure during the Day: In some instances, it is necessary to close schools during the day in order to get students home before weather conditions become too severe.  In such cases, announcements will be made on all local radio stations.  Parents who will not be home when students arrive should make alternate arrangements for their son/daughter on such days.

General Information

 

Injury or Sickness – Students who become ill during the school day are to report to the office.  If the illness is severe, parents/guardians will be contacted and asked to come to the school for the student.  If the student is not sick enough to go home, then he/she is to return to class.  Students are not allowed to loiter in the washroom if they are ill.  Loitering in the washroom will be considered skipping.  In cases of serious injury, an attempt will be made immediately to have the student receive medical attention.  We will attempt to contact a parent/guardian.  Our school is not equipped to care for students who are seriously ill.

Visitors

All visitors to the school property during the school day must report to the main office.

Telephone

The phone located in the lobby is for student use and may be used at lunch time or during the day with teachers’ permission.  The phone in the main office may be used only when students have the permission of an administrator.  Incoming messages from parents will be forwarded to students as soon as possible.

 

Assignments

Completion dates of assignments and values are at the discretion of the individual teachers.

Textbooks

Textbooks will be provided for the appropriate subject areas.  Students must accept full financial responsibility for damage or loss of provided textbooks or materials.

Lockers

Every student will be provided with an individual locker.  Students will be provided with a lock for their locker and must use a school lock.  In the interest of safety, locker doors must be closed when not in use.  Student lockers are the property of the school.  From time to time, locker searches may be carried out by the administration to ensure that proper use is being made of the lockers.

Library

The library offers an excellent opportunity for students to support their classroom studies by using additional materials to enhance their learning activities.  The room is there to provide students with a quiet place to work and study.  The book loan period is three weeks.  Lost books must be paid for or replaced by the student.  In addition to a wide variety of reading materials, the library now has computers available for students’ use during lunch hour.  The computers are for school work only, and students are expected to respect and follow regulations regarding computers within our school.  If not, their use may well be denied.

The library is also open each morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., as well as Tuesdays and from Thursdays after school until 4:00 p.m.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent out December, March, and June.  Students must have paid all their debts to the school and returned all materials in order to receive their final report card/certification.

Lost and Found

The East Wiltshire school staff cannot be held responsible for money or other items of value that a student may bring to school.  For this reason, a good rule to follow is:  if you can’t afford to lose it, leave it at home.

During physical education classes, all valuables are to be left with the physical education teacher or locked in a gym locker.  Students should bring a lock during the gym period or during intramurals.  The general office maintains a “lost and found” where students can check for the recovery of lost items.

Elevator Use

East Wiltshire School is fortunate to have an elevator.  The elevator is designed for use by students and staff who are in need of physical assistance.  Students must receive staff permission in order to use the elevator.

Student Council

Each class will be asked to choose one student to represent them on the Student Council.  The Student Council acts as the student voice in the initiation and development of student activities.  The executive will consist of a president and vice-president (elected from the grade nine classes).  Election of the executive will take place early in the school year.

 

 

School Counsellor

Counselling services are provided to assist students to get maximum benefit and satisfaction from their years in this school. It may require no more than placement in a program best suited to their needs, or it may involve helping to make necessary choices or decisions – personal, educational, social, or vocational.  We encourage students and their parents to access the services of our school counsellor when and if necessary.

Multi-Agency Support Team (M.A.S.T.)

EWS is fortunate to have a MAST team available to the students and their parents/guardians as a support for the school counsellor and administration.  Representatives from Community Mental Health, Child and Family Services, Community Services and the Attorney General, as well as other agencies when required and available, meet at the school on a bi-weekly basis to provide support and information for the school community.   Referrals are confidential.  We have had many positive outcomes from this team and value the role it plays in the success of our students.

Physical Education

The Physical Education program encompasses both individual and group activities.  Students must be changed into appropriate clothing for physical education.  Students are allowed to wear shorts and a T-shirt or sweat pants and sweat shirts.  A student’s stomach and undergarments must not be visible.  All students must have sneakers.  Some sneakers with dark soles are not acceptable, as they mark the gym floor.  Please inquire if sneakers mark before purchasing new ones.

Something for everyone:

Noon-time intramurals complement the school’s physical education program by providing opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of carefully selected activities, applying the skills learned in physical education class.

Alternate Programs

East Wiltshire is fortunate to be able to offer programs in early and late French Immersion and Instrumental Band.  Scheduling of classes in our school is very dependent on knowing how many students are in each of these programs.  Therefore, students who are accepted into any of these programs must remain in the program for the full school year.

Rules of Conduct

In keeping with our mission statement, we wish to maintain a climate for learning that is inviting, safe, and enjoyable for students and staff.  Students should show respect for themselves and others by acting in a courteous and mature manner both at school and any school sponsored extra-curricular activity.  Teachers have the right to and responsibility for determining the rules in their own classroom.  Listed below are some of the school rules which, if not followed, may result in disciplinary action.

Students must not interfere with the right of other students to work in a constructive learning situation.  Disruptive behaviour in the classroom will not be tolerated, as it has a negative effect on other students’ learning.

Persistent refusal to complete assigned work may result in disciplinary action.  It is the students’ responsibility to do their school work, as this is the primary reason for attending school.

Damage to school property, including school busses, must be reported immediately to a staff member.  Damage to school property is the financial responsibility of the student involved.  The student may also be subject to further disciplinary action.

Smoking is prohibited on school property, in school vehicles, and during school-sponsored activities.  Students found to be smoking will receive an automatic suspension.

Students who become involved in a fight or who repeatedly threaten violence toward another student will be subject to a suspension.  In certain situations, acts of violence may be reported to the RCMP.

Students are not to use profane or vulgar language or use vulgar gestures.  Engaging in this type of behaviour will result in disciplinary action.

Students are to address staff in proper, polite manner and not defy the authority of any member of staff.

Any student using or in possession of alcohol or drugs on school property or during school-sponsored activities will be subject to a suspension and may be reported to the RCMP.

Students are not to be in possession of items that could be considered weapons.  These items will be confiscated and further disciplinary action will be taken.  Possession of weapons will be reported to the RCMP.

Gambling is not permitted on school property or during school-sponsored activities.

Theft of property belonging to another student on school property will result in a suspension.  Incidents of theft may be reported to the RCMP.  Students must make restitution.

Laser pointers or lighters are not permitted on school property.  If found, these items will be confiscated and disciplinary action may occur.

Students who skip classes or school will be subject to detention or suspension at the discretion of the administration.  Students may not attend any school or district-sponsored event during the school day without permission of the school’s administration.  Students attending these events without permission will be considered to be skipping school.

Hats

Hats are not to be worn in school during school hours except when authorized by the administration.  Students found to be wearing hats may have them confiscated for a period of time.

Skateboards

Skateboards are not to be used on school property during the school day.  If students bring skateboards to school, the skateboard is to be put immediately in their locker for the entire school day.  Students in possession of a skateboard during the school day will have them confiscated for a period of time.

MP3 players, I-Pods, cell phones, and other electronic devices are not permitted to be used in classroom areas of the school, in accordance with the ELSB policy regarding such devices.  Respect for the individual rights and privacy of the students and staff is of utmost importance in our school.  The staff and administration reserve the right to confiscate any and all devices from students who do not respect this policy.

Students are not to engage in acts of physical affection that are considered to be unacceptable in a school setting.

Throwing snowballs is a potentially dangerous activity.  Students will be subject to disciplinary action if they engage in this behaviour.

Repeated violations of the school’s general expectations previously identified or engaging in unacceptable behaviours as listed in the ELSB’S Caring Places To Learn policy will result in disciplinary action.  Parents will be held accountable to the same rules and expectations of our students.

The Caring Places to Learn Policy

The ELSB’S Caring Places to Learn Policy is a comprehensive policy designed to ensure that schools in the Eastern District provide a healthy, safe, and supportive working and learning environment for every student and staff member.

The Caring Places To Learn policy is an “umbrella” policy which supports each school’s own policies and practices in this area.

Countless personal interactions occur in ELSB schools every day, and these interactions are the focus of this policy.  The policy guides the way people in our school communities treat each other, and ensure that the expectations for behaviours for all members of the school community are similar:  that we will demonstrate regard, concern, and respect for each other in all our interactions – both inside and outside the classroom – and that we will respect the unique differences and worth of every individual.

Achieving and maintaining this positive climate is the responsibility of everyone involved in education in ELSB schools–students, parents, teachers, support staff, and trustees.  There are expectations for all members of school communities, and these expectations are met and exceeded daily on a regular basis.  We continually strive to make sure that our schools are inclusive, supportive, and healthy for all.

The Caring Place To Learn policy covers such specific areas of verbal abuse, violence, bullying, discrimination, sexual abuse, threats, trespassing, and weapons.  Within these areas, the policy dictates what steps should be taken when allegations of violations of this

policy are made.  These allegations may involve student-to-student incidents, student-to-staff incidents, staff-to-student incidents, and staff-to- staff incidents.

Parents, in particular, are encouraged to inform us immediately about situations which would negatively affect the school’s healthy and supportive environment.  Sometimes parents are reluctant to contact the school when students may be having a difficult time with a situation, and the situation worsens.  We can’t guarantee that we can “fix” every situation, but if the school knows about problems early, we can often take steps to prevent the problem from becoming worse.

Parents are encouraged to become involved with their school to help maintain its safe and caring atmosphere.  It’s a responsibility of the entire school community.

Discipline Procedures

Most discipline problems will be minor in nature and will be handled immediately by the staff members involved.  Some discipline problems will be referred to the principal and/or vice-principal.  The administration will talk to the student, teacher, and other appropriate persons and will then communicate the school’s decision to the student, teachers, and where appropriate, the parent/guardian.

The disciplinary action taken depends on the severity and frequency of the offence(s).  Some possible consequences of misbehaviour may include, but, are not limited to:  a warning, noon or after school detention, parent/guardian contact, work that the student must complete, interview with parents/guardians and the student, suspension from a class, suspension from extra-curricular activities, or suspension from school for a period of time.  Students under suspension are not permitted to attend any school-sponsored activity on the day(s) of the suspension.

Bystanders – We believe that people have a responsibility to demonstrate good citizenship.

Bystanders who:

1)   help to arrange a meeting between two people for the purpose of fighting, and/or

2)    watch a fight as part of a circle will be held accountable and could face serious consequences.

 

Students who fail to comply with the discipline measures determined by teachers or the administration will be subject to suspension from school.  When a student has been suspended for a period of time from class(es), school, or from school activities, parents will be notified.  A follow-up letter will be sent home explaining the reason for the suspension and the length and type of suspension.

Dance Rules

The dress code for school dances is the same as the school dress code.

Students are expected to abide by rules and decisions made by the staff and chaperones.

If, for some reason, a student will be late, he/she should see a vice-principal or the principal beforehand.  Once students leave the dance, they will not be permitted to return.

There is to be NO alcohol or drug use.  Any students who violate this rule will face a school suspension. Also, they will not be permitted to attend any school dances for a period of time to be determined by the administration.

No bus transfers on the day of a school dance will be permitted.

No kit bags will be permitted at the school dance.

Lockers will not be accessible during the school dance.

Students will not be permitted to smoke anywhere on school property.

In order to attend a dance, the student must attend school that day.  Students suspended from school since the previous dance may not be permitted to attend the next dance.

School dances are restricted to EWS students only.

Attendance at a school dance is a privilege, not a right.  Administration reserves the right to make the decision if a student is in violation of the school rules which may result in a year suspension of all dances and school activities.

NOTE:

Any person who is believed to be in violation of the Alcohol/Drug Rules or who is in a serious break of other EWS dance rules will be requested to call their parents/guardians to advise them that they are being removed from school property.  In cases where the law has been broken, the school authorities may request the police to deal with the situation.

 

DRESS CODE

 

Our school wishes to promote an atmosphere of respect.  Students and teachers are expected to wear appropriate clothing to school. Taking into account the changing fashion trends and what is appropriate in a school setting, the following regulations will be in effect at this school:

This dress code pertains to all school activities including field trips, dances, extra-curricular activities, etc.

Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be appropriate.

Pants must be worn at waist height.

Students’ clothing cannot depict messages, whether written or picture form, which are profane, demeaning or promote illegal or inappropriate activity, or promote the use of alcohol or drugs.

Clothing must cover the stomach area and no undergarments can be showing.

Hats may be worn in the morning before class and at lunch time.  No hats are permitted to be worn during class time.

Students must wear footwear for health reasons and in the event of the need for a sudden evacuation of the building.

Open toe footwear is not permitted in the Industrial Arts Lab, or the Home Economics Lab.

It is recommended that a student’s clothing and material be very clearly marked with the student’s name and other identification.

The administration reserves the right to define the term “inappropriate.”

Updates & School Calendar

Hand book updates and EWS school calendar can be found on our webpage at www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/

School Day & Telephone Numbers

 8:50 AM                     Report to Homeroom

 9:05                             O Canada

 9:08                           First Period

 9:58                           Second Period

10:55                          Third Period

11:45                          Fourth Period (First Lunch)

12:35 PM                   Fifth Period (Second Lunch)

 1:28                           Sixth Period

 2:18                           Seventh Period

 3:10                           Dismissal

Youth Worker           Robbie McEntee, or to report absences, lateness or request homework, press 227.

School Counsellor      Sheila Doyle Hogan, press 224

Principal                  Windsor Wight, press 223

Vice-Principal           Troy MacCallum, or bussing information, press 226

Vice-Principal           Frank Martin, or SAS information:  press 225

Band Office              Frank Nabuurs, press 232

Special Ed.              Natalie MacKinnon, press 229

Sports Info.             Andrew MacAdam/Donna Sanderson, press 300

Physical Education    press 233

All other inquiries      press zero

 

EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL FEES & PARTICIPATION EXPENSES

                       

STUDENT FEES:                    

Grade 7 and/or 8                $20.00/student or $30.00/family

Grade 9                            $30.00/student or $40.00/family

(includes $10.00 Gr. 9 Year-end Fee)

Home Economic Fee 

Sewing:

Grade 7 – $10.00

Grade 8 – $10.00

Cooking:                              

  Grade 7 – $10.00

Grade 8 – $10.00

Industrial Arts Fee: Grade 7 – $10.00

Grade 9 – $25.00

Yearbook:                        $30.00

** To ensure equality of education, the administration provides flexibility for student/families in the payment of fees.

Athletic Team Members – School team members will be charged an athletic fee to help offset the following costs associated with providing a quality program:  uniforms, transportation (taxis, van rental, and gas), referee fees, first aid kits, trophies, and awards.

Athletic Fees and  & Related Sports            

$10.00          X-Country

$10.00          Badminton

$10.00          Wrestling

$5.00            Track & Field

$50.00          Basketball

$15.00          Golf (Green Fee Charge)

$25.00          Field Hockey

$35.00          Soccer

$35.00          Volleyball

$10.00          Softball

$10.00          Flag Football

 

  • These fees do not include tournaments or out-of-province trips
  • The maximum a student-athlete will pay per year is $90.00
  • Fees must be paid on a date designated by the coach

 

 

School Calendar & Staff – Go to our webpage www.edu.pe.ca/eastwiltshire/and follow the links to our scrolling calendar and up-to-date staff list.

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