Cell phones are to be left in the student’s
locker and left there for the day. Cell phones are ONLY
to be used during lunch hour or after school outside. At no other
time during the day are cell phones to be seen, heard, or used in
any manner. Cell phones are not to be used for taking pictures.
School staff will confiscate cell phones which are being used at
inappropriate times and places. They will be kept in the main office
for 7 days and then will be returned to the student. Second offense
they will be kept in the main office for a 2 week period.
wear clothing that reflects a positive learning environment free
from distractions. It is expected that students wear appropriate,
neat and clean clothing at all times. All Westwood High School
parents are asked to support the school’s dress code by seeing that
their child is properly attired when leaving home in the morning.
Below are some guidelines to follow:
No undergarments are permitted to
be visible including bras, bra-straps and boxer shorts;
Clothing/jewelry which depicts
drugs, alcohol, beer, violence, profanity or inappropriate
language/message may not be worn;
Ripped jeans must not show bare
skin through the tear;
Hats, bandanas may be worn
Muscle shirts, cut-off shirts and
pants, spaghetti straps, tube tops, see-through clothing and
tops showing visible cleavage may not be worn to school;
Midriff must not be exposed;
Shorts and skirts must be one hand
length above the knee.
Consequences for inappropriate dress may include:
Student may be given a T-Shirt or
sweatpants to wear from the office;
Disciplinary referral could be
Parent being called to deliver
Detention / Suspension;
Student being sent home;
Hats worn in school could be
Cyber-Misconduct involves the use of information and communication
technologies such as e-mail, cell phone, pager, text messages, instant
messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling
Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an
individual or group, which harms others whether intentional or not.
Students are responsible for any misuse whether this be on school property or
off of school property. Students should expect sanctions to be taken to deal
with this type of misbehaviour. Such acts are considered harassment and criminal
acts and will be dealt with according to the school board's
Policy on Safe and Caring Schools.
Drugs or Alcohol
Policy on Safe and Caring Schools will be
used in all cases involving alcohol or illegal drugs being brought to school,
consumed in school or bought and sold in school. This also includes school
busses and field trips.
In all cases
parents will be informed and a meeting arranged with the
In each case there
will be consequences based on the seriousness of the incident.
could be referred to outside specialized organizations to deal
with their specific problem.
infractions will increase the consequences.
Suspicion of drug
or alcohol consumption could result in sanctions.
Principal or designate may search an individual or his or her locker
if he or she suspects from a reliable source that a student has
drugs or alcohol with them in school. This will be done in a
professional and efficient manner respecting the rights of all
All individuals involved in the violation or apprehension will
produce written reports on the events. In all cases police will be
informed and in the case of illegal drugs they will be called to
deal with the individuals and to take possession of the illegal
Ipod, Mp3, CD player or similar electronic devices are ONLY to be
used before school, recess, noon hour and after school. At no other
time during the day, are these items to be seen, heard, or used in
any manner. School staff will confiscate any such devices which are
used during school time. They will be kept in the main office for 7
days and then will be returned to the student. Second offense they
will be kept in the main office for a 2 week period.
Cameras or other photographic devices are not to be used, unless
approved by Administration.
It is strongly recommended to keep those electronic devices at home.
The school cannot assume responsibility for lost or stolen
During fire evacuations and other emergencies,
everyone in the school must leave the building as quickly as
possible without resorting to running; responding as quickly as
possible to instructions given by teachers, and observing the
necessary “no talking” rule in force during the evacuation of the
Tampering with a fire alarm and/or fire extinguishers will result in
a fine being levied.
FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, STUDENTS MUST:
teacher’s instructions AT ALL TIMES.
Walk with their
classmates IN SILENCE to the exit indicated by the teacher (no
running, no pushing).
Walk and stand
outside in a straight line with their group to the designated
Front: on the grass island between the street and
the bus parking lot
Back: on the first football field
Stay with their
class (do not mix with other classes).
Keep silent as
teachers have to take attendance and wait for further
instructions given by the firemen or the Principal.
Students who happen to be away from their
classroom (washroom, etc.) when the fire alarm goes off, are to
proceed outside using the closest exit and MUST report to one of
the secretaries immediately (do not try to find your class).
Alerting Code System
Lockdown i.e. violent person(s) in the building
Close & lock doors and windows, don’t leave the room and
gather students on the floor out of the sightline of the
prepared for an evacuation
Prepare students, get attendance book and wait for more
Everyone report to a certain collection area inside the
e.g. gym, etc.
Open the windows and wait for more information