Information for Parents

Communication with parents is important to us.  Parents are asked to check their son’s or daughter’s student agendas regularly to see when assignments are due, tests are scheduled and sports teams are playing.  Ask specific questions regarding your student’s day.  Remember assignment completion and attendance are two key components of success.
Community Hours
Ontario Students have a community hours obligation to meet prior to graduation wherein they must volunteer 40 hours of their time over the course of their high school experience.  We have made this form available online in order to make this a more convenient and readily accessible document of your's student's activities.  Click HERE for the form. (Right-click the link and choose "Save As...")
Bayside students have a class called MSIP (Multi Subject Instructional Period). We take fifteen minutes from every class in the day and use that time to create the MSIP class. This class begins with twenty minutes of silent reading or other work, followed by time to get help in or complete assignments for other classes. We find that this is useful for our students because it eases their work load and offers opportunities for additional help when needed.
School Calendar
Bayside's school year is divided into two 18-week semesters. Semester I runs from September to the end of January. Semester II runs from February to late June.  The school day runs from approximately 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is comprised of six 60-minute periods.  Students take four classes and have one period for lunch and one Multi-Subject Instruction Period.
These are read to the students by the home room teacher, and are available on the desktop of the networked computers in the school.

Volunteers must complete the Vulnerable Sector Screening Request.
Please contact your local police service for more information:
  • Belleville Police Services
  • Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police 476 2151
  • Quinte West Ontario Provincial Police 392 3561
  • Stirling Rawdon Police Services 395 0844

Dress For All Students


Appropriate dress contributes:

  • to a safer and more secure school environment.
  •  to the development of an educational learning environment
  • to creating a positive image of our students in the community when they participate in out of school learning programs and activities.

As per the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Code of Conduct, dress for students must respect self and others.  Clothing for school and school related activities must be void of, but not limited to, graphics and slogans that portray violence, profanity, restricted substances and are offensive to persons.

Code of Conduct

Fostering a Sense of Community

A positive learning environment is created by all members of the school community treating each other with “Respect, Cooperation, and Courtesy”. Students are to be treated with respect and dignity.  In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour.  

Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:
• comes to school; attends all classes on time,  prepared to work, and ready to learn;
• refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others;
• follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions and shows respect for themselves and for others.

Responsible Citzenship
All school members must:
• demonstrate honesty and integrity and respect the rights of others;
• be respectful of others with regards to comments and refrain from using offensive language;
• respect and treat others fairly, with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability;
• show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
• respect persons who are in a position of authority;
• respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning & teaching;
• behave in a manner which will bring credit to the school when participating on field trips or excursions to other schools or institutions for academic or sports activities.

Respect for Authority
• Students are expected to comply with the rules of the school and the requests made by all members of the staff, teachers, educational assistants, office staff, custodians, cafeteria staff and bus drivers.  Failure to comply with the rules of the school will be viewed as “opposition to authority” and will result in consequences ranging from counselling to suspension.  

Respect for Self    
• Students are expected to come to school free from the influence of alcohol or drugs. Their use on school property, during school excursions, at school dances or at school related activities is strictly forbidden.  There is a suspension from school for the use of alcohol, drugs or other illegal substances.

Student Council

Student Council at Bayside Secondary We have a large, and dynamic Student Council at Bayside Secondary.  Council members, including two Student Senators, attend an annual off-site Leadership Day in each semester.  Throughout the year, Student Council works with other school clubs, councils and teams to give students a voice at Bayside.  The Council runs many exciting events including Dances, Spirit events, the Reindeer Hunt, a Holiday Extravaganza, our End-of-Year BBQ, guest speakers, and fundraisers.  Student Council offers Spirit Wear to students and the school community and keeps the school informed by running morning announcements.     Student Council is anticipating an exciting 2016-17 school year, full of fun and leadership opportunities.  It all begins with our welcome back “Dance under the Stars” in September!     >Activities for this year include:

  • Dances and Semi-formals
  • Spirit Days and Fundraisers
  • Scott Hammell, magician and escape artist
  • BSS Spirit wear
  • Floats in our local community Santa Claus Parades
  • The highly anticipated annual running of the BSS Reindeer Hunt in December
  • Holiday Extravaganza and Winter Carnival Talent Shows
  • Election campaign in May
  • Year-end Barbeque in June

History at Bayside

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CHC 2D or CHC 2DF • Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic
This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.

CHC 2P • Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied
This course explores some of the pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada’s identity as a nation from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.

CHC 2L • Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Essential
This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events and themes in Canadian contemporary studies. Students prepare for Grade 11 Canadian and World Studies Workplace Preparation courses through the development and extension of historical literacy skills and critical thinking skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practise reading, visual, and oral literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of media.

CHV 2O5 or CHV 205F • Civics, Grade 10, Open, Half Credit
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

CHW 3M or CHW 3MF • World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century.Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world.They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions.
Prerequisite: CHC 2D or CHC 2P

CHY 4U or CHY 4UP • World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems. They will use critical-thinking and communication skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

Note: The AP WORLD HISTORY (CHY 4UAP) is spread over two years. The first half is in grade eleven, CHW 3M, and the second half, CHY 4U, is in grade twelve. The AP exam would be written in May of the student’s grade twelve year.