Senior Campus

 

 

General Information for Students & Parents - Senior Campus

 

 

Emergency Closing

In case of bad weather or other emergencies, a “no school” announcement will be made on the School Board webpage (www.lbpsb.qc.ca) and on the following radio stations:

English: THE TEAM 990 AM, CJAD 800 AM, CHOM 97.7 FM, MIX 96 FM, VIRGIN 96 FM

Français: FM 103 102.9 FM, CKAC 730 AM, CBF 690 AM

 

Operational Hours

Office Hours

The business office hours are from: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Monday through Friday
The switchboard hours are from: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Monday through Friday
An answering machine is switched on after hours to take messages.
 

School Hours

Westwood High School’s current timetable consists of 4 periods a day of 75 minutes each, over a nine day cycle. Recess is scheduled at 10:38-11:52. Lunch is scheduled at: 12:07-13:00. The academic day runs from 7:50 to 14:15. The first bell rings at 7:45 a.m.
 

 

Attendance

Westwood High School is committed to the philosophy that every student should attend all of his/her classes every day. Regular attendance is expected in all classes and is essential to good performance in any endeavor. The correlation between regular school attendance and academic success has been well established by research. With the implementation of curriculum reform, parents are reminded that evaluation requires full attendance over an extended period of time. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend all classes throughout the school year.

The procedures for excusing an absence require that parents/guardians notify the Main Office as soon as possible, within 24 hours, of the day that the student is absent. The only way to excuse an absence is to call. At Senior Campus, the school number is (514) 798-4900, dial 3.

Absences or lateness will be considered excused if related to the following: Illness, Death in the family, Medical or dental appointment, Authorized religious observance.

At the Senior Campus, unjustified absences from class will lead to two or more after school or Saturday morning detentions, meeting with the principal or vice principal, and/or suspension, parent conference, and/or probation contract, and/or recommendation for expulsion.

Students who are late for school in the morning without parental permission will receive a lunch hour detention. Students arriving late to school after lunch hour will receive an after school detention.

Failure to adhere to the given consequences will result in additional consequences.

The student's duty is as follows:

  1. Be in the classroom when the bell rings.

  2. Make arrangements with his or her teacher to make up work when the student returns from an excused absence.

  3. Know his or her own attendance record.

  4. Attend all classes unless excused by a parent or guardian, or unless participating in a school sponsored activity for which he or she has been excused.

  5. Inform the teacher, and identify assignments that can be completed while out if there is an excused absence coming up.

There is a positive relationship between regular attendance and academic success. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that students are in class. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential if students are to make use of the educational opportunities that Westwood High School offers.

 

Late Arrivals

Westwood High School also has a late guideline in effect to maintain a safe and orderly environment, which we believe is conducive to learning and academic success.

Parents are requested to assist in ensuring that their children arrive at school in plenty of time, before the first bell, 7:45 a.m. Attendance will be taken as part of the first class.

Students who arrive late to school must sign-in at the main office and provide a note from their parents/guardians explaining the lateness. Parents may use the student agenda book to write the students’ note. Students will be given a pass to enter their classes.

(Students who are late for any class more than three times will be issued a lunch-time detention.)
Students who continue to be late will be issued an after school detention and/or parents will be called for a meeting. The student may be placed on a behavior contract, which may include a suspension or recommendation for expulsion for insubordination.

This intervention is in addition to any existing measures the teacher has for dealing with tardiness and non attendance. These actions are taken to improve student punctuality and attendance, which directly impacts achievement.
 

 

Illness at School

Should a student fall ill during school hours, the student is requested to report to the office. Parents will be called and informed of their child’s illness. An authorization from administration is required before a student may leave the building.

For this reason, it is important that the school have up-to-date telephone numbers where parents can be reached during the school year.
 

 

Absence for Tests

A student must provide a doctor’s note to justify an absence during a scheduled test or exam. An unexcused absence from class on the day when a test is given will result in a penalty. The same penalty will be in effect for major essays and projects that are not turned in on time. (Refer to “Late Assignments”).

A student who does not write a scheduled test at any time during the school year may be required to write a test upon his/her return. A student absent for three or more days at a time will not be required to write any tests on the first day back, but must see all of his or her teachers and arrange a suitable time. With the implementation of curriculum reform, parents are reminded that evaluation requires full attendance over an extended period of time. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend all classes throughout the school year.

Ministry Exams are not governed by the school, but by the Ministry of Education.
 

 

Absence Prior to and After Holidays

A detailed calendar of school events and school holidays for the present school year is available on our website or student agenda. Parents are requested to make their vacation arrangements well in advance and not to request extensions from the prescribed dates. Such absence is not in the best interest of the student involved and is also unfair to fellow classmates and a burden to the staff.

 

Academic Honour Roll

Students who acquire an overall average of 80% and over, with no subject below 70% will be recognized for honor roll status.

 

After School Detentions

The detention is from 14:15-15:45, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students are required to come prepared with homework or reading material. Students unprepared will be given an assignment to be carried-out and submit during this time. Repeated offenders will be placed on disciplinary probation and will face further disciplinary sanctions. For more details refer to the section on Student Discipline Policy.

 

Loitering

Students are not permitted in the school after school hours unless involved in a school activity and supervised by a staff member. Students found in school after school hours without permission will be asked to leave and assigned appropriate consequences.

 

Community Relations

Westwood Senior High School is an integral part of the Hudson community. Maintaining a healthy relationship with our neighbors and the local businesses is essential for fostering community involvement with our school. Students must follow the same rules of conduct when they depart from the building during and after school hours. Respectful language and conduct is rudimentary way of fostering and maintaining a healthy relationship with our neighbors. According to Hudson by-laws, anyone loitering (standing around in groups) around the surroundings/neighborhood of the school is prohibited. This includes public roads and places : streets, alleys, sidewalks, etc.; public areas: stores, garages, service stations, schools, community centre, restaurants, parks, etc. The municipality of Hudson can fine students caught loitering as follows: first offence: $100 to $1,000, second offence: $200 to $2,000.

 

Course Changes

By exception, any change of course must be completed within the first two weeks of the start of the course. Students must receive permission from the department heads involved in the change, and the principal and/or vice-principal and/or school counsellor must ratify the final transfer.

 

Lockers

 

Lockers are the property of the school and they may be opened and searched at any time.

(Police Presence in Educational Institutions, Frame of Reference, MELS)

 

Each student is required to have a lock for their lockers. Locks are available for purchase at the school’s main office. It is important that each student makes certain that his/her locker is securely locked at all times when not in use. A locker without a lock is invitation for theft.

Each student will be assigned a locker. The serial number and combination for each lock will be recorded at the beginning of the school year and kept on file for the course of the year. Only combination locks may be used on the lockers.

Students are not student is permitted to change his/her locker assignment without permission from the principal or vice-principal. Students will be held responsible for all contents found in their assigned locker.

Students have the right not to be deprived of their belongings and to have a reasonably safe place in which to protect these belongings except, of course, objects which are forbidden by law: drugs, firearms, weapons or objects which are obtained illegally.

Students are responsible for the condition of their locker. If a locker is vandalized, the student must immediately report this incident and damages to the main office. Otherwise the student will be expected to pay for any or all repairs to this locker.
The school cannot assume any responsibility for lost or stolen items.
 

 

Lost and Found

We are constantly aware of the problem concerning the loss of students’ clothing and personal items. We fully realize that such losses cause great inconvenience, to say nothing of undue expense to parents. Each student is supplied with a locker. We most strongly suggest that all personal items be kept in a secured locker. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STOLEN OR LOST ITEMS. Stolen items must be reported directly to the police for investigation. The number to the local police is (450) 422-1212.

 

Reporting School Incidents

Students are to report any incident directly to the administration principal or vice-principal as soon as possible. Students will be asked to give a detailed account of the incident and description of the people involved. Depending on the situation, parents will be notified and the police called to investigate the incident.

 

Tutors

A number of tutors are available throughout the school year for tutoring in various subject areas. A parent, who feels that extra tutoring is required, should consult with the teacher of the course or the school counsellor.

 

Valuables

Students are advised not to bring large sums of money or valuable articles to school. The loss of any valuable item should be brought to the attention of the vice-principal or principal immediately. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

 

Visitors

For safety and security reasons student visitors are not permitted to attend classes. All visitors must report to the main office immediately upon arrival and sign-in. This is for safety precautions.


 

 

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