School Rules and Policies
1. Be on time and prepared for work.
2. Respect all people in the building as well as the building and surrounding property.
3. Contribute to a safe, clean, friendly, and welcoming environment.
4. Dress appropriately for school.
5. Attend school daily.
One of the essential elements for success in school is attendance. By implementing measures that will assist or encourage students to attend regularly, we will be enhancing their opportunity for success. Daily activities that
occur in the classroom are a vital component of the learning process.
Anglophone East School District Attendance Policy
i) Homeroom teacher monitors daily attendance and tardiness.
ii) Homeroom teacher shall contact home after a student has missed 5 periods in one subject. The teacher must actually make contact with a parent/guardian.
iii) Homeroom teacher shall meet with student after he/she has missed 7 periods in one subject. A parent or guardian will be invited to this meeting.
iv) Homeroom teachers and student shall devise a plan of action that will be followed by the student. A copy of the plan will be signed by the teacher, the student, and the parent.
v) Student and parent/guardian will appear before the school’s attendance committee once a child has missed 10 periods in one subject. At this time the plan of action may be revised.
vi) Student will be referred to the School’s Administration if attendance does not improve. The Administration will notify the Director of Education with recommendations.
vii) The Director of Education or designate will meet with the student and parent(s) and make final decisions regarding the academic plan.
viii) Teacher shall follow a similar process when tardiness becomes an issue such that student learning is impacted.
All absenteeism must be accompanied by written excuse given to the appropriate teachers within seven days. Any unexcused absenteeism will be considered truancy.
Post-grads and independents (students, who are working, are on social assistance, which are parents or are living on their own) are exempt from the excuse rule and will be referred to the appropriate Vice-Principal after the
1st absence. The classroom teacher, with the intervention of the Vice-Principal, will monitor their attendance, performance and behaviour. All of the other rules above apply.
Grade 12 students are permitted to park their vehicles in the student parking lot only. Vehicles that are parked in the staff parking lot may be towed at the owner’s expense. Students bringing
vehicles to the school must register their vehicle with the school to receive a parking permit. A deposit of $5.00 will be required to obtain the pass.
As is the case in all schools, we at Harrison Trimble High School have general rules and regulations to promote an orderly atmosphere, a climate that promotes learning and growth. Each student must recognize that the school’s
authority extends beyond the building to the school grounds, to the buses and the bus stops, and to school-sponsored events.
Some of the more common rules are as follows:
A. Students are to follow the instruction of any teacher in the classroom, cafeteria, corridors, bus stops, etc.
B. Students are to be punctual and attend all classes, except when excused for a legitimate reason, e.g., illness, death in the family.
C. Excuses for absences are to be given to the homeroom teacher immediately upon returning to school.
D. If a student becomes ill and he/she deems it necessary to leave the school, the student must inform the subject teacher and sign out at the main office. The student may not be permitted
to leave the building unless the home is contacted.
E. Smoking, profanity and fighting are forbidden.
F. Students wishing to place announcements, posters, etc., anywhere in the school must have the approval of the administration.
Every effort will be made to enforce these rules in a fair and consistent manner taking into account the circumstances of each case. Th e normal penalties imposed are noon or after-school detention or suspension. Normally,
we will place a student on suspension only after he or she has demonstrated an unwillingness to change certain behaviour; however, the following are infractions that the school considers serious and may result in immediate
suspensions to a maximum of five days:
2. Bullying or harassing another
C. Insubordination – willful disobedience
D. Gang-related activity
E. Possession of a weapon
F. Possession or consumption of drugs,
alcohol or other prohibited substances at
school or school related activities.
Students suspended from the school are not permitted to participate on athletic teams or other school-sponsored organizations, during the dates of the suspension. Final ly, the staff has the authority and responsibility
to take reasonable disciplinary action in situations not specifically listed above. We count on the co-operation of the students of Harrison Trimble High School and together, we will make the school a safe and pleasant place
in which to work.
Post-graduate students may be placed in courses where seats are available. They will be dismissed from school for excessive absenteeism or behavioural problems.
SCHOOL DRESS POLICY
Four key principles:
· School is a professional location
• All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is comfortable and conducive to an active school day.
• Students should be able to wear clothing without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming.
• The student dress code should serve to support all students to develop a body-positive self-image.
Students must still wear:
• Clothing that covers genitals, buttocks, and areolae/nipples with opaque (you cannot see through it) material
**Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, co-op/career explorations, culinary and trades technology, physical education courses) may include assignment-specific dress, but the assignment should not focus on covering students’ bodies or promoting culturally specific attire. And teachers can require specific types of shoes for certain activities (such as physical education or shop).
Students may still wear:
• Bandanas, including religious headwear
• Hoodie sweatshirts
• Fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants, and “skinny jeans”
• Sweatpants, shorts, skirts, dresses, pants
• Ripped jeans, as long as underwear is not exposed
• Tank tops, including spaghetti straps and halter tops
• Athletic attire
• Clothing with commercial or athletic logos provided they do not violate the guidelines in the ‘CANNOT Wear’ section below
• Sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day
Students CANNOT WEAR clothing with:
• Violent language or images
• Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same
• Hate speech, profanity, pornography
• Images and/or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class
• Visible underwear including boxer, sports bras, etc.
• Headgear that obscures the face (except as a religious observance)
*School administration will make the determination as to whether or not clothing is appropriate to wear to school.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Harrison Trimble High School allows the use of cell phones in the building. The expectation is that the phone is used accordingly through the use of proper cell phone etiquette. We encourage their use for academic purposes but we also reserve the right for teachers to take cell phones from students who are using them inappropriately. Cell phones that are confiscated from students are turned into the office where they can be picked up by a parent. Harrison
Trimble will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen cell phones.