Student information

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Student information 2017-09-06T08:06:35+00:00

Student information

At Seabird Island we believe that students play a key role in their education. We want you to be fully involved in your education. Whether you choose to become part of the Student Council, or just actively seek information about your grades.

We invite you to learn more about what we can offer you, how you can get involved and learn what our expectations of you are.

Grade 12 students receive crucial information about graduation, post-secondary opportunities, and scholarship information at Graduation Assemblies. It is very important for students in Grade 12 to attend all the grad assemblies. Assemblies will be announced at least one week in advance through the daily announcements and on the school’s online calendar.

We encourage students to download BC’s Graduation Planner.

Graduation transition plan

Graduation Transitions is a requirement for all BC secondary students and is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school. In order to meet this goal, Graduation Transitions encourages students to take ownership of their own health and learning, examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future, and create a plan for their growth and development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable, participating citizens.

Components of Graduation Transitions:

  1. Personal Health (Daily Physical Activity)
  2. Community Connections
  3. Career and Life

Students are introduced to Graduation Transitions in Planning 10. The Planning 10 course will provide numerous activities to support the Graduation Transitions program and facilitate document completion. Many other courses and extra-curricular activities offered at Seabird Island Community School are designed to meet one or more of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLO’s) for Graduation Transitions.

Lunch Room

  • No put downs
  • Appropriate language only
  • Clean up after yourself
  • No rough play
  • Share games etc.
  • Listen to supervisor

Gymnasium

  • Use classroom voice
  • Do not speak out of turn
  • Share with and include others
  • Use equipment appropriately
  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing
  • Respect out of bounds areas
  • Agree on game rules
  • Follow game rules
  • Take turns
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Pay attention and learn
  • Quiet and listen when there is speakers

Cultural Events

  • Let presenters talk
  • Listen to the presenter
  • Stick to your group
  • Stay in line
  • Be open to different cultures and experiences
  • Serve elders first
  • Help before being asked

Playground

  • Invite other to join in games
  • Include all who want to play
  • Accept skill differences and teach rules to others
  • Use equipment safety
  • Stay in designated areas
  • Agree on game rules before beginning game
  • Show good sportsmanship
  • No put downs
  • Line up when bell rings

Hallways

  • Respect right of way, allow classes to pass first
  • Give food carts right of way
  • Walk
  • Hands, feet and body to yourself
  • Watch where you walk
  • Allow traffic to stay moving
  • Stay on task
  • Respect out of bounds areas
  • Listen to adults
  • Use quiet inside voices
  • Use appropriate and respectful language
  • Stay in line

Slough

  • Must be supervised by teacher
  • Make sure supervisor is always aware of your location
  • No throwing objects
  • Wear life jackets
  • Use appropriate canoeing practices
  • No horse play in water
  • Be a willing participant
  • Take turns and share
  • Assist with canoe loading and unloading
  • Respect and take care of all water equipment
  • Dispose of garbage in proper locations

Assembly

  • Enter and exit gym in orderly fashion
  • Remain in assigned areas
  • Welcome guests appropriately
  • Be a positive role model
  • No horse play
  • No jumping or running on bleachers
  • Follow directions and instructions of teachers and supervisors
  • Create a positive impression
  • Quiet down quickly
  • Listen and watch
  • Applaud appropriately
  • Remain in seats until dismissed

Outside area and Field

  • Help maintain a clean environment
  • When bell rings go directly to class
  • Dress appropriately for weather
  • Discourage harassment and bullying
  • Show leadership
  • Stay in designated areas
  • Appreciate personal space of others
  • No rough housing
  • Be positive team players
  • Play fair and include everyone
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Use positive words
  • Follow rules and consequences of duty supervisors

Band Office

  • Provide a signed note for any meeting or appointments at the Band Office
  • When meeting or appointment is over, go directly back to class
  • No hanging in the parking lot
  • Obey Band Office staff
  • Be quiet and considerate of working staff
  • Use appropriate language
  • No smoking

Classroom

  • Attend all classes
  • Be on time
  • Be prepared for learning
  • Complete assigned homework
  • Walk
  • No rough play
  • Respect others personal space
  • Wait your turn
  • Cooperate with teaching staff and other students
  • Listen to others
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself

Computer Lab

  • Use assigned computer only
  • No loading games onto home directory
  • Printing jobs must be approved by teacher
  • E-mails and chat line are prohibited
  • Downloads of any kind are prohibited
  • Internet research sites must be approved by teacher

Absences

The Seabird Island Education Society firmly believes that a strong correlation exists between consistent student attendance and a successful learning experience. In this regard, consistent classroom attendance is compulsory for all students

All students attending Seabird Island Community School have access to either our elementary counsellor or our high school counsellor and in some cases, a counsellor from the Seabird Island Band may provide services a student. If you would like to meet with a counsellor you can request that your teacher refer you or stop by one of our counsellors and ask to set-up an appointment with them. Our counsellors will make every effort to make sure that counselling sessions will not interfere with a student’s academic requirements.

Student’s academic achievement is reported through final course grades as follows: (where partner post-secondary institutes are involved, their institute’s grading scale supersedes.)

A Superior (86% to 100%) The student has mastered the material of the course and has demonstrated exceptional critical skills and originality.
B Good Work (73% to 85%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and above average understanding of the material of the course.
C+ High Average (67% to 72%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and satisfactory understanding of the material of the course at a maximum level.
C Average (60% to 66%) The student has demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of the material of the course.
C- Low Average (50% to 59%) The student has demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of the material of the course at a minimal level.
IP In-Progress which can be assigned to a student who has not handed in enough assignments to have a passing grade for any given term. IP’s can only be assigned for terms 1-3. Students who do not have a passing grade for term 4 will be given an F.
F (Any final grade below 50%)

The following clothing/items are not permitted to be worn at school:

  • Spaghetti strap shirts or low cut shirts (if worn must be covered with shirt/sweater)
  • Shirts/blouses exposing stomach
  • T-Shirts with inappropriate logos or insignias
  • Bandanas
  • Shorts above mid-thigh
  • Hats or sunglasses in class
  • Pajama bottoms.
  • Low rise jeans exposing buttocks or underwear

Consistent disregard of dress code will result in parental contact.

The Seabird Island Band offers a number of education scholarships and grants to our Band Members who are currently attaining higher education. These awards are subject to the availability of funds and at the discretion of the awards selection team in accordance with the national guidelines and can only be awarded once each year to eligible students for academic achievement.

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