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The Bayside Experience
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Ruth Ellen Cummings - Principal 51410
Stacey Dunning - Vice Principal  51412
Brent Jewell - Vice Principal 51411
Main office 51401


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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.

• 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.

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

Parents can register for school cash online by clicking here

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.