Plagiarism is an
act of academic dishonesty, and a form of theft involving print,
electronic, and all other forms of communication. In its broadest
sense, plagiarism is passing off someone else’s words or ideas as
your own. It includes copying words verbatim and paraphrasing,
without giving credit to the original author; as well as
contributing any work to another student with the knowledge that
he/she may submit the work in part or in whole as his or her own.
A student who plagiarizes will receive zero, may be given the
opportunity to rewrite the assignment properly, with a possibility
for a pass only. The student, with his or her parents, will meet
with the teacher for a review of the plagiarism policy and discuss
the details of an assignment on detailing plagiarism. Students may
be referred to the guidance counselor for counseling. Repeat or
chronic offenders will be liable for suspension at the discretion of
the principal or vice-principal.
No student shall:
course of an examination
attempt to obtain information from another student or
attempt to give information to another student (i.e.:
attempt to use any unauthorized material.
misrepresent another student, or misrepresent someone
else in the taking of an examination, preparation of an
assignment or other similar activity.
without the teacher’s knowledge or consent, all or a
portion of an essay, thesis, research report, project or
assignment for which credit has previously been
obtained, or which has been previously submitted in
cell phone, MP3 player, IPod or any other electronic
device during an evaluation situation, exam or during
reminded that as students of Westwood they represent our school and
community, this includes lunch hour while outside visiting the
community neighborhood or during different events.
conduct, includes, but is not limited to:
infractions of the student code of conduct
interfere with the learning of others
towards members of the staff or other students
may be dangerous to the physical well being of others in the
show disrespect for the property of the school
are deemed damaging to the reputation of the school (during and
after school hours)
Any such actions
will result in a review of the students standing and will lead to
consequences at the discretion of the principal or vice-principal.
Westwood High School have the responsibility to follow its rules and
regulations as well as the spirit in which they were intended.
Should a student contravene any of these rules, the administration
may decide to impose one of the following consequences:
detention, given for minor offenses such as and not limited
to: dress code infractions, tardiness, and minor misdemeanors in
detention, issued for more serious offenses and not limited
to: such as skipping class, disruptive classroom behavior, and
damaging property, or for an accumulation of lunch detentions.
will be considered in cases where students display a violation
of the Westwood High School code of conduct. Also, a chronic
pattern of misbehavior may lead to this serious consequence.
The school board may expel a student “for just and sufficient
cause”. A student may be expelled and enrolled in another school
within the school board or expelled from all schools of the
school board. In the latter instance, if the student is of
compulsory school age, the Director of Youth Protection must be