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Policies, Procedures and Information for Students

Scroll through the following policies and important information. We expect ALL SKJH students to follow the expectations stated in these policies and procedures.

Code of Conduct

Electronic Device Policy

Copy of Electronic Devices Policy - 2021-2022

Appropriate Dress Policy

Appropriate Dress Policy 2022-2023

Assessment & Evaluation Policy

St. Kevin’s Junior High

Assessment and Evaluation Policy

(in accordance with NLESD Assessment and Evaluation Policy)

Late or Missed Assignments

4.13 Students are expected to submit assignments on scheduled due dates. If the reason for missing an assignment is deemed valid, the teacher sets a new submission date and advises the parents/guardians.

4.14 When assignments are not submitted on time for invalid reasons, teachers will:

• in a timely manner, notify the parents/guardians that the assignment is late (through PowerSchool,email, phone call, etc.) and assign a value of zero as a placeholder until appropriate assessment/evaluation is completed;

• engage in intervention strategies to the degree possible and practical;

• notify their school administration if interventions did not successfully resolve the problem.

4.15 A collective school staff may develop a process for deducting marks for the late/missing work when the reason for the lateness is invalid. If schools adopt mark deduction as a school-wide process, they must develop appropriate policies/procedures. (SKJH is not engaging in a marks reduction process)

4.16 When late/missing assignments are accepted, a fair and final deadline will be determined by the teacher through professional collaboration and consistent school-wide practices. This deadline should not exceed the reporting period in which the assignment was due. Missed or late work will not be accepted 3 days prior the end of each reporting term. Exceptions may be made for assignments which are due near the end of a reporting period.

Missed Assessments

4.17 Students are expected to write tests/quizzes on the day and time they are scheduled


4.18 School administrators will oversee the establishment of school-wide guidelines regarding valid reasons for missing tests/quizzes. Valid reasons include, but are not limited to: illness, medical appointment, injury, hospitalization, incarceration, school sponsored trip/activity, approved educational travel, or death in the family.

4.19 If a student misses a test/quiz, it must be for a valid reason, which is verified by their

parents/guardians via written note or email from the parent/guardian to the teacher

4.20 Schools are expected to establish a monitoring system for students who repeatedly miss


4.21 Students who miss tests/quizzes for reasons deemed valid will be given the opportunity to

demonstrate their learning on the assessed outcomes in a manner and time that is determined by the

teacher. This may include, but is not limited to:

• Administering the same assessment if it is determined to be still valid; • Administering an alternate assessment;

• Assessing the outcomes by an alternate method.

4.22 When a test/quiz is not written on an assigned date for invalid reasons, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian and the school administration and utilize one or more of the following responses:

• Administer the test/quiz on an alternate date;

• Assess the outcomes using an alternate method (another test/quiz or a different assessment);

• Initiate a mark reduction for the completed assessment, if consistent with school-wide practices; (SKJH will not engage in a mark reduction process)

• the teachers will use zero as a placeholder and refer the student to the School-Wide Student

Intervention process for recurring incidences; if a student refuses to complete/write an assignment/assessment, a zero will be applied to that assessment.

• Referral for disciplinary action (Safe and Caring School Policy) and a zero may be given when a student refuses to complete an assessment.

Invalid reasons include, but are not limited to: forgetting/claiming to not being aware of the date of the assessment, refusal to write the assessment, unprepared for the assessment, failure to notify the school

of an absence, non-medical, non-urgent appointments or not providing documentation as requested.Extenuating circumstances will be considered by administration on an individual basis.

4.23 Teachers will exercise professional judgment and use all evidence of learning in determining a student’s final grade - for example, replacing a mark with a higher mark, if a student has demonstrated increased knowledge and/or skills related to particular outcomes.

4.24 Medical documentation is required when a student misses a mid-year or final exam. Extenuating

circumstances will be given consideration by school administration on a case-by- case basis.

Academic Honesty

It is expected that all students act in an honest manner. Lack of academic honesty occurs when a student plagiarizes or cheats. Any student who, through accident or otherwise, engages in any form of plagiarizing, cheating or any form of academic dishonesty has not provided evidence of their own learning.

4.25 Teachers will communicate and reinforce expectations of academic honesty with students.

4.26 When responding to academic dishonesty, teachers will contact their school administration and the parents/guardians of the student.

4.27 When determining the appropriate response and support for the student, the school

administration and teachers will consider contributing factors.

4.28 Based on consideration of the contributing factors and the professional judgment of the teacher, in consultation with the school administration, consequences may include, but are not limited to:

• Disciplinary action in accordance with the school’s Code of Conduct (e.g., suspension from school and/or school activities);

• an opportunity to complete a similar assessment with a possible mark reduction as determined by the teacher and the school administration;

• a mark of zero on the assessment. Second Chance Opportunities (7-12) Responsive teaching and providing students with multiple opportunities to learn and demonstrate their learning should be a regular part of the day-to-day instruction in the K- 6 classroom. Consequently, the specific statements, which follow, are most appropriate for Grades 7 to 12.

4.29 School administrators will oversee the establishment of school-wide guidelines regarding second chance opportunities.

4.30 Second chance opportunities are an important component of intervention plans for students who are academically at risk. If second chance opportunities are required multiple times, the student's educational program may need to be reviewed.

4.31 Second chance opportunities are at the discretion of the teacher in alignment with school

guidelines and are not an automatic mechanism for increasing a student's mark.

4.32 The timing and format of the second chance opportunity is to be determined by the teacher in alignment with school guidelines. It can be an alternate version of the original assessment or a different type of assessment

BEhaviour matrix

Behaviour Matrix SKJH.pdf

bus expectations

school schedule

Copy of Bell Schedule


Cell Phone Policy April 2021 (1).pdf