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School Council

Bayside's School Council is composed primarily of parents but also includes school administrators, teachers and students. The mandate for School Council is to represent the parent community of the school by acting as an advisory board to the principal and by creating a line of communication between parents and the school. Please consult the school calendar to see when meetings will be held. All parents are welcome to attend.

Our typical agendas have been wide ranging and sometimes controversial. Discussion usually includes the following topics: Curriculum and Instruction topics (homework, grading and EQAO tests), school enrolment, improvement to the school, including the new nature court and memorial and the provision of healthy food choices in the cafeteria. Your input is taken seriously by the school administration and has led to actions on their part to implement suggestions.

As always, we welcome new members to attend and assist in our deliberations. If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide input or have a question answered, a voice mailbox has been set up and is checked regularly by a parent member. To access it, simply contact the school at 966-2922, ext. 2195.

We hope you can find the time to be involved in your student’s education and join us!

Upcoming meetings

Our meetings are now finished for the 2010-2011 school year but we look forward to increasing our numbers in the 2011-2012 school year!

2010 - 11 Meeting Notes
March 2011 - Coming soon!
January 2011 (Pdf)
November 2010 (Pdf)
September 201 (Pdf)

2009-10 Meeting Notes

May 2010 (Pdf)
March 2010 (Pdf)
January 2010 (Pdf)
November 2009 (Pdf)

Plagiarism Policy

The following Plagiarism Policy will be in effect for both Junior and Senior students. Your Grade Nine year will be considered a grace period where no incidents of plagiarism will be carried over from one year to the next. All subsequent years will have their incidents of plagiarism monitored to track first and second offences.

Junior Students (9 and 10)
First Offence
Students will:

  • receive a warning.
  • redo the assignment
  • have a note sent to your other teachers
  • have a note sent home to your parents
  • have a note sent to administration to be held on file in the case of a second offence

Second Offence
Students will:

  • have a plagiarism review board review your case (made up of yourself,
  • administration and staff members)
  • receive a zero on the assignment but the assignment must be redone to meet the expectations of the course.
  • be referred to administration, where a suspension will likely occur
  • have their parents contacted


Senior Students (11 and 12)
First Offence
Students will:

  • receive a zero on the assignment but the assignment must be redone to meet the expectations of the course.
  • have a note sent to your other teachers
  • have a note sent home to your parents
  • be referred to administration, where a suspension will likely occur
  • have their parents contacted
Second Offence
Students will:
  • have a plagiarism review board review your case (made up of yourself,
  • administration and staff members)
  • receive a zero in the course and have absolutely no chance for getting the credit that
  • semester
  • be referred to administration, where a suspension will likely occur
  • have their parents contacted

Bayside Staff

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Staff Member Voicemail
Mr. I. Press 2122
Mrs. L. Maclellan Fraser 2119
Main office 2127

  

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Reporting

At Bayside, we formally report students' progress eight times through the year – three times each semester plus an additional "In-Danger" report when necessary.  The four different reports for each semester are:

Early Progress Report
A quick peek at progress after five weeks of class. Students carry this report home. The semester 1 Parent/Teacher interview date appears on this report (as well as in the August newsletter) and occurs shortly after this report is sent home.

Second Reports
Second reports occur at approximately the nine-week point in each semester. Marks are then calculated, and reports are prepared and sent home with students. This occurs in mid-November (Semester One) and mid-April (Semester Two).

In-Danger Report (if needed)
Students with marks under approximately 60% after eleven weeks of class will receive an in-danger notice to remind them that consistent and on-going effort is required as well as careful preparation for final exams. These notices are mailed home.

Final Report
Final Reports are sent home in February (Semester One) and July (Semester Two).

Attendance Process

Students are expected to take an active role in their learning by attending school regularly,  attending all of their classes when at school, as well as being prepared for classes with appropriate materials and having homework and assignments completed.

Absence From School
Students who are absent from school and for whom the Attendance Secretary has not been able to contact a parent on the day of the absence are required to bring a note signed by a parent explaining the absence.  Students over 18 may provide their own signed notes.  Parents are welcome to call the school 24 hours a day to report an absence in the attendance voice mailbox (613-966-2922,  ext. 2123).

Acceptable reasons for absence and lateness include:
• family emergency
• dental, medical or legal appointments
• personal illness
• approved student activities and class excursions

Leaving School During The Day
• If students must leave the school during the day, they must report to the Attendance Secretary in the Main Office during their free time and sign out. 
• A note or a phone call from a parent/guardian will be required before a student is allowed to sign out.  Students are expected to remain in the office until a parent / guardian picks them up. Students who return to school the same day must sign in at the office upon return.
• If a student becomes ill during the day, he/she must report to the Main Office as soon as possible.  Calls home are to be made by the Attendance Secretary.  Ill students are to remain in the Main Office until the arranged ride arrives.

Late for Class
• Students who are late for their period one class without a valid reason will be automatically assigned one detention and will require an admit slip.
• Students who are late for their other classes will deal directly with their teacher.

Detentions
• Detention slips are distributed in period one classes.
• Students who miss a class are automatically assigned two detentions per period and will be contacted in the evening by our automated attendance reporting system.
• If your detention has been assigned in error and needs to be corrected, it is the student's responsibility to see the teacher involved with the detention notice slip to resolve the error.
• Detentions are to be served in the detention room during the first half of the lunch period.  (Period 3 - 10:25 to 10:55 am/Period 4 - 11:25 to 11:55am).  Students are required to serve assigned detentions (30 minutes) each day until complete. Detentions make up for missed class time.