Positive Effective Behaviour Support (PEBS)

All expectations governing conduct at Northeast Kings Education Centre are based on the premise that our mutual responsibility is to provide a safe, respectful, and enjoyable learning environment for all students attending Northeast Kings Education Centre.  It is expected that all staff, parents/guardians and students will take responsibility for their respective role in the provision of that environment.  Expectations are posted on the website, in classrooms and throughout the school.

Our school maitrix of expected behaviours is sent home with students each September.  It is also available on our website and posted in every classroom.

Students, parents and staff must take their responsibility to promote positive attitudes and behaviours.  As a school community, we will promote positive behaviours and hold people responsible for their behaviours.

Expectations for Success

  • To be respectful of others.                             
  • To use appropriate language.             
  • To dress appropriately.                                               
  • To attend classes and to be on time.
  • To put forth your best effort in class.            
  • To have a positive attitude.

Respectful Behaviour and Language

It is expected that everyone at Northeast Kings promotes a culture of respect for themselves, for others and for the school.  This includes positive, appropriate and respectful behaviours and language in classrooms, in the foyer, in hallways, in the cafeteria, in the gymnasium, in the library and in all parts of the school.  This also includes all school functions and events both at Northeast Kings and elsewhere. (i.e. Hockey games).  Students are expected to use appropriate language that is non-offensive.  Failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary action.


Attendance Policy

All students attending NKEC are expected to attend every class every day unless there is a legitimate excuse provided by the student’s parent/guardian. Middle School students should give their note to homeroom teachers. Written excuses for senior high students should be brought to our reception desk in the lobby to be documented.
  • Homeroom teachers and subject teachers will maintain daily attendance records.
  • Students who arrive late or leave early must report to the reception desk in the lobby.
  • A student who has a verified skipped class or who is repeatedly late will result in seeing an impact to his/her class mark.
  • All tests or major assignments missed during unexcused time will result in a zero evaluation for work missed.
  • Students who are inexcusably absent/late will be dealt with under the attendance regulations as stated in the discipline policy.
  • A student must be in attendance during the school day in order to participate in any school function or activity that day, including the afternoon and evening.
  • Parent/guardians should not write excuses for errands, unessential appointments or part-time work. This devalues the importance of school attendance.
  • Attendance issues or conduct disciplinary action may result in a student losing eligibility for extracurricular activities including dances.
  • Students receiving a suspension will not be eligible to attend the following school dance.

Excessive Lost Time Policy for Grade 9-12

To keep parents/guardians informed, teachers will phone home when a student has missed 5 classes.  A letter will be sent home from the school office when a student has missed 10 classes indicating that the student is in danger of losing the course as a high school credit.

This policy recognizes that there are many extenuating circumstances that require a different course of action (i.e.: hospital stay, death in the family, medical excuse, etc.)  We will deal with these special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. 

Students are expected to attend homeroom in the morning.  A student who misses homeroom periods or who continuously arrives late for homeroom without an acceptable excuse will be issued a detention.  If a student fails to appear at detention, she/he will receive a suspension (internal suspension if possible).


Hat Policy

Students may wear hats in the morning in the hallways and the foyer until the 8:55 am bell.  They may also wear hats after the 3:15 pm bell.  Students must remove all other head gear, except for headbands, throughout the day.  Students who are repeatedly asked to remove head gear will be assigned a detention or have their head gear confiscated until the end of the school day.


Northeast Kings Education Centre Attire for students and staff

Students are expected to come to school in a manner of dress suited to a school environment. For example, no revealing of undergarments, no bare midriffs, and no short shorts/skirts will be permitted.

Clothing with offensive words, slogans or graphics is considered inappropriate. Any clothing or jewelry that promotes sexually suggestive messages, racism, alcohol, drugs or tobacco products is inappropriate for school or school-related events.

Anyone wearing inappropriate or offensive clothing will be asked to change their clothing, stay in the office or to leave the premises.


Unscheduled Class Time

Grade 12 students may have one preparation period.  When students have an unscheduled class they may sign out of the school through the reception desk supervisor, work in the library, or go to the cafeteria if that period does not coincide with the Middle Level recess or lunch period.  Students may not be in the hallway.  Grade 12 students on prep periods may choose to sit quietly in the foyer.  Excessive noise or inappropriate behaviour will result in loss of this privilege. Grade 12 students must sign out before leaving school grounds for any reason. 

Grade 12 students can apply for a second prep if they donate some of their prep time back to our school.  Students must complete all paperwork to get permission.  All grade 12 students must take at least three”full courses” per semester.  Two year-long courses equals one “full course”.


Leaving School Grounds

All students are expected to remain at school throughout the school day.  Students are not permitted to leave school property. Northeast Kings is a closed campus. Only Grade 11 & 12 students with a prep period may leave school grounds by signing out with the reception desk supervisor. All Grades 6-10 students must take full course loads and do not have prep time.  They are not permitted to leave school grounds for any reason unless picked up by a parent/guardian.  The wooded area around the school is completely out of bounds.  Any student found in that area will receive a suspension.  (one day for first offence, three days for second offence and five days for each following offence.)

Students must remain on school property.


Electronic Device Policy

(Cell Phones, MP3 players, Cameras, Game devices).

 We strongly suggest that students keep these devices at home.  If a student chooses to bring their device to school, they must take full responsibility if their device is left unattended and it goes missing.  The use of all electronic devices must take place in the foyer or outside only during break time.  They are not allowed to be used in the classroom with the exception of MP3 players if the classroom teacher gives permission.  Use of phones to take pictures or digital cameras is strictly prohibited at school.


Smoking Policy

Students in Grades 11-12 may leave school property to enter a designated area just off of school grounds with written permission from a parent or guardian.  Only students with permission will receive a smoking pass to leave school property and enter the designated area.  Students are only allowed in the area until the first bell at 8:55, during lunch break and at recess.  Students caught smoking elsewhere on or off of school property during the school day will receive a 5-day external suspension.  Students visibly displaying cigarettes or other smoking products outside of the designated smoking area will be suspended. Students in Grades 6-10 are not permitted to smoke at school.  If caught smoking, they will receive an automatic 5-day school suspension.

The intent of allowing Grade 11 & 12 students with written parental consent to leave school property is to keep students who smoke safe.  It allows us to better manage these students and to keep them off of the highway and out of the woods.  We do provide addictions counseling services at school and invite all students who require such services to please take advantage of them.  We encourage all students to be non-smokers.

Students are not permitted to leave school grounds at anytime for the purpose of smoking.  The wooded areas surrounding the school are completely out of bounds.

The school smoking policy will be strictly enforced.


Behaviour on School Bus 

There are a large number of buses transporting students at Northeast Kings.  The safety of all students are at risk when some students do not adhere to behavioural expectations while on the bus.  The staff at Northeast Kings Education Centre in collaboration with the Students’ Council, the Home & School Association and First Student Canada Ltd.(the bus company) will work to help educate students as to the importance of acceptable and safe behaviour while on the bus. Failure to behave responsibly and to show respect will result in students losing their privilege of taking the bus.  I am asking your support by discussing appropriate behaviours on the bus with your daughter / son.  Please note that bus drivers will be asked to implement seating plans on all school buses.  Also remind your child that she/ he must catch the bus at the appropriate bus stop. Students can only go on another bus if they have a signed note from home and has been verified at our office.


Drug and Alcohol Use

Any drug or alcohol use is strictly prohibited at school or at any school events.  Students caught using these substances will be automatically suspended from school. NOTE:  Students smelling of marijuana will receive a three day external suspension for being in association with drugs. Students will need to undergo intervention through our guidance services or other agencies before returning to school.  Addiction services for drug, alcohol and nicotine use can be accessed through our Student Services or School Administration. 

We take our drug / alcohol policy seriously.  There is no room for these substances at Northeast Kings Education Centre. Please cooperate by abiding by this policy.


Technology Use Policy

Northeast Kings Education Centre is fortunate to be rich in technology.  It is a privilege for our learning community to have access to technology to support learning.  Students must use computers in appropriate ways. This includes both treating equipment and facilities with respect as well as only engaging in activities directly related to education.  For example, computers are not to be used for games; only appropriate sites are to be visited; all communication must be appropriate and through proper accounts.  All computer use will be closely monitored.  Failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary action including loss of privilege.

Students are granted a print credit of 100 pages of print with their student fee payment.  Additional print credit may be purchased at the Admin. Office in increments of $1.00 per 20 copies from Jacqueline.


High School Course Changes

Please be advised that considerable effort has gone into course registration and timetable development.  Due to limited course offering based on staffing allocation, course changes will only be considered in the case of:

  1. Medical conditions or circumstances supported by documentation signed by a physician.
  2. As required by an IPP or “Special Needs” student.
  3. As required by a Grade 12 student who must have a specific course as a prerequisite for a program of studies in a post secondary institution, and in this case only if space is available.
  4. When the unanticipated failure of a particular course requires a modification to the selected courses for the following semester.

Every effort is made to ensure that students get the courses they prefer.  However, we can only guarantee the courses required for graduation and special consideration for courses required for a program of studies in a post secondary institution.  Those students who register during the regular course registration process in the spring will have a better opportunity of getting requested courses.  However, restricted course offering and space in classes may make this impossible. We consider our timetabling efforts successful when students are able to get 7 of the 8 requested courses.  Quite often, students do get 8 of 8 requests. The key to good course selection is to follow the process clearly during registration in the spring of each year.


Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy

Students do have an academic responsibility.  Failure to live up to academic responsibilities will result in ineligibility for extra-curricular activities.

Whenever a teacher wishes to submit a name of a student who is in compliance of the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy as described below, she/he can submit the name to one of the following committee members: Mr. Sanford, Ms. Baldwin or Mr.Veinot. All other teachers of that student and administration will then be contacted as to the status of the individual, and the committee will evaluate the situation on a student- by- student basis.

Based on the information collected from teachers, if the committee determines that the student is not living up to his/her responsibilities, she/he will be placed on one week academic  probation. If no improvement is made during the week then the student will be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for a one week period. If no improvement is seen at that time the student will then be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for one month. Still no improvement, then they will be suspended for the remainder of their activity.  Once a student is placed on academic probation, she/he remains in the cycle.

Decisions about continued student involvement in extra-curricular activities will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance – Is the student completing required assignments and working to the best of their ability?  Students must be working consistently in all classes.
  • Behaviour – Is the student behaving in a manner respectful to the school and school-community?
  • Attitude – Does the student exhibit positive attitudes that reflect the expectations for success as outlined in the school policy or on the posted signs?
  • Attendance – Is the student demonstrating consistent school attendance and providing required excuses when absent ?

** Please keep in mind that this policy is developed to help students understand the importance of responsibility at school.  It is not meant to punish students, but to reinforce that we all have responsibilities that must be met.


Human Rights – Race Relations – Cross Cultural Understanding

The Human Rights, Race Relations and Cross Cultural Understanding Policy of the AVRSB will be followed.

In addition, Northeast Kings Education Education will provide a supporting educational component:

  1. At all grade levels teachers will reinforce the need to     recognize and fight racist, sexist, and discriminatory behaviours.
  2. Counseling will be advocated and provided at student, staff, or parental request.
  3. A culture of mutual respect will guide all personal interactions within the Northeast Kings Education Centre community.

All students at Northeast Kings Education Centre are respected and treated equally.  We have absolutely no tolerance for racial, ethnic or gender intolerance.  These types of actions will have serious consequences.


Detention Policies

Detentions may be assigned as a component of the Northeast Kings Education Centre discipline policy for a variety of infractions of that policy.  Detentions may be classroom based and assigned by a teacher.  Detentions may also be assigned by school administration and served through the office.  Failure to show for an assigned detention will result in further and stricter discipline.


Student & Teacher Parking

Teachers will be designated a parking place in the east parking lot and a few spaces in the front parking lot.  Students may park in any of the remaining parking spaces in the front parking lot.  There are 210 parking spaces in the parking lots of Northeast Kings Education Centre.  Students need to fill out a student parking permit at the office.  Please bring your drivers license, insurance card, and plate number when registering to the office.

Only students who register will be permitted to bring a vehicle to school.  Students who do not drive responsibly or who use their vehicle to leave school grounds without following school policy will lose their privilege of bringing a vehicle to school.

Please remember:  It is a privilege to bring a vehicle to school.  Failure to be responsible will result in loss of this privilege.


Lockers

All students will be assigned a locker and will be given a combination lock to place on their locker.  Students will be held responsible for both the locker and the lock and are to use only their own locker and the lock assigned to them.  Both the locker and lock remain the property of Northeast Kings Education Centre and may be examined at any time by the Administrative staff of Northeast Kings Education Centre.


Extra Curricular Involvement

Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in at least one extra curricular activity.

Eligibility to remain in an extra curricular activity (s) is outlined in the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy outlined above.

Extra-curricular activities are intended as enrichment activities that will expand and enhance a student’s school experiences.  Extra-curricular activities also involve a commitment from staff, community, and students.  A student may not quit, for example, one sport in order to join another team simply because their seasons overlap.  Such action will lead to ineligibility for the remainder of the year.

Students owing text books, library books and school property including team uniforms may not be eligible for extra-curricular programs and activities (including school dances) until their account is settled.


School Excursions or Trips

Please be advised that when on school excursions or trips, including all extra-curricular activities, students are expected to be excellent representatives of Northeast Kings Education Centre.  We always demonstrate positive and respectful behaviours.


Breakfast Program

We are fortunate to have some caring members of our staff and community who volunteer to provide a nutritious start to the day for many students.  Any students who require food are invited to go to rooms 130 (Middle School) or the Student Supervision Desk to take advantage of this program.


School Access (Middle School & High School)

The two major wings of Northeast Kings Education Centre were designed to accommodate two different grade levels of students.  Except in shared areas or under special circumstances, Middle Level students should not be in the High School area of the school or grounds and High School students should not be in the Middle School Level area of the building or grounds.


School Dances

School dances are a wonderful opportunity for students to socialize.  Staff and parents volunteer their time to chaperone.  School dances are considered a privilege.  Any students caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be barred from school dances for an indefinite period of time.  Any students suspended from school for any reason are ineligible to attend the following school dance.

Dress Code is in effect while at the dances.


Scent Smart and Nut Smart

Out of respect for the increasing number of persons with environmental sensitivities to scents and nuts, Northeast Kings Education Centre will be designated a scent smart and nut smart campus. 


Student Fees for All Students

Student Fee – $30.00 per student (covers cost of Student Council Activities   $16.00 (sports, music, drama, Fine Arts, PPP assemblies, etc.); Student Agenda $ 7.00; Lock rental $ 2.00, printer fees for paper $5.00.                                                  

Family Rate – There is $50.00 maximum student fee per family regardless of school level.


Evaluation of Curriculm Outcomes

Grades 6, 7 and 8 – There will be no formal exams written by Middle Level students.  The intent of this policy is to reaffirm the importance of daily work and effort.  Student Assessment will be represented by a variety of strategies and tools and teachers will inform students and parents about evaluation procedures at the beginning of each school year.

Grades 9 – 12 Student Assessments will be represented by a variety of strategies and tools and teachers will inform students and parents about evaluation procedures at the beginning of each school year. Exams will be valued at 20%. NSE exams at the Grade 12 level will be valued at 30%.  All students, with the exception of designated IPP students, will write exams.  Exams are mandatory, if the exam is not written, the course is not complete.  Modified exams will be made accessible to identified students.  Exams will be written within a schedule.  There will be 1 final exam at the end of each semester.  Students enrolled in AP (Advanced Placement courses) will write and AP exam in May.

Term Values:             NSE courses:

Term I – 40%                 Term I – 35%

Term II – 40%                Term II – 35%

Exam – 20%                   Exam – 30%

Daily Announcements

Tuesday, September 19,  2017

Day 1

In The Kitchen   

Soup of the Day:  Broccoli Cheddar

Rice of the Day:   Mexican       

Pizza of the Day: BBQ Chicken   

Lunch Special:  Mexi-Beef Melts w/Mexican Rice & Corn $5.25

Jr. Girls Volleyball tryouts

Jr. Girls volleyball tryout today from 3:30-5pm

NKEC Golf Team

There is an important meeting at the start of highschool lunch for the NKEC golf team. All members of the golf team must attend. The meeting will be in room  205.

Jr. Boys Soccer

Practice after school today until 4:30, however, please listen to announcements this afternoon in case of weather.

Cross Country Running

Good Luck to our NKEC Cross-Country Runners, as they travel to Kings Edgehill today for their first meet of the season.

Middle School PE

Middle School students should be prepared to go outside today.  If it is raining we will be in a classroom.  Please meet outside the Middle School gym doors before class.

NKEC Radio

Reminder of the NKEC Radio meeting in room 203 today at lunch. Meeting starts at noon, come early if possible.

Music Department

Good morning!  Great first Sr. Concert Band rehearsal yesterday afternoon!  It’s going to be a fun and exciting year!

Don’t forget that ALL pie order forms are DUE on TOMORROW!!  Wednesday is an early dismissal day, so plan ahead!

Any adult who wants to learn to play a band instrument is invited to come out on Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm.  If you already have experience, an intermediate group will play from 7:30-8:30 pm.  See Ms. Helms if you have any questions!

Stage Crew

After morning announcements, we will meet in the gym and set up for the Student Speak Out Day.  Amber Rand will be running the set up.

Yearbook

Today at the start of senior high lunch is the first yearbook meeting of the year! Come out to Mr. Priddle’s room - room 213 - to be part of the best yearbook ever! All welcome.

Chess Club

Come check out chess club today at lunch in Mr. Sanford’s room 204.

Lunch Specials

 

Soup of the day:  Broccoli & Cheddar
Rice of the day:   Mexican
Pizza of the day:  BBQ Chicken
Daily Special:      Mexi-Beef Melts w/Mexican Rice & Corn $5.25