School Life

Agenda Books

Beginning September 2020, the traditional 'agenda book' will be replaced with digital communication via our website, Google Classroom, email, and telephone communication.

Athletics

Students are involved in daily physical activity and school teams that include; soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country running, three pitch, track and field. For more information please see our Clubs and Sports page.

Attendance Expectations

If you are not feeling well, please tell your parents before coming to school.  If you are too ill to go out at recess, you are too ill to be at school.  Please rest at home until you are better.  If you become ill or are injured at school, let your teacher know.  You will be sent to the office where we will call your parents/guardians.  Cell phones cannot be used to call parents during the school day. 

Punctuality and regular attendance on the part of the student is important to the process of learning. Both the individual student and his or her classmates may be impacted as a result of this issue. Parents will be contacted when late attendance and punctuality become a concern. Board attendance counsellors will be involved if attendance and punctuality do not improve after parent contact has been made by the school. If you child is late for school, they must report to the Office to receive an admission slip. 

When your child is going to be absent from school, for any reason, please contact the school at 905-372-6879.

To see the our Board's full Attendance Expectations click here

Co-curricular Activities

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

For safety reasons, proper attire is expected to be worn in the gym:

-running shoes (with non-marking soles)

-a short sleeved shirt, and shorts

-Clothing items, such as a belt or scarf, must not dangle.  Long hair must be tied back.  Earrings, watches, and rings must be removed.  A note from a parent/guardian is required to temporarily exclude a student from regular Physical Education classes.  Exclusion from this part of the school program for more than one week, requires a note from the family physician.

For more detail, please see our Clubs and Sports page.

Code of Conduct

The School Code of Conduct outlines student behavioural expectations and responsibilities.  Some of these are to:

-attend regularly and be on time

-respect yourself and others

-adhere to safety practices and procedures

-be properly prepared for class with all required materials (i.e. pencil, pen, books, etc.)

-complete all school assignments

-be courteous to all school staff, bus drivers and other students

-follow directions of staff members and bus drivers

-show respect for school property and the property of others

-dress in a manner that reflects the Christian principles that our school professes

-do not bring any object or substance to school that is harmful to oneself or others

 

The School Code of Conduct includes basic respect for others and their property and does not tolerate any form of violence.  Our Code of Conduct also includes consequences when rules are not followed.  These are designed to help you develop self-discipline.  Students will be given positive reinforcement, praise and encouragement in recognition of their efforts and cooperation.

 If you act inappropriately in the school yard, at lunch, or elsewhere in the school, a staff member may assign the following options as part of Progressive Discipline:  detentions, loss of recess, parent contact, office referral or suspension.

 SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS

Follow the HIGH 5 Rules:

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Hands and Feet to Self

Be There - Be Ready

 

You are expected to:

-at the bell, line up quietly, in single file, and wait for your teacher to lead you into the school

-move quietly through the halls to ensure the uninterrupted learning of others

-stay to the right, in single file, when moving through the halls

-washrooms are to be used during class time, or during recess, only with teacher permission.

-return library books by the due date

-to avoid problems resulting from the careless disposal of gum on floors, desks, and outdoor grounds, gum chewing is not permitted regularly at school

-report all strangers without a visitor’s tag to a staff member or to the office

-before, school, at recess, and during noon hour, you may not stay in the school unless a teacher has given you permission and remains to supervise you

-avoid body contact during play and learning activities

-communicate with staff in a respectful way

-participating in faith based events respectfully

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

You are expected to:

-work to your full potential and to be courteous, cooperative, and attentive, during class

-complete all homework and prepare and study for tests

-permit others to work in an undisturbed class environment

-demonstrate cooperation with and respect for all members of our school community.

-food and drink are not permitted in the classroom except at snack time or lunch period.  Water is allowed, preferably in reusable water containers.

Excellence in Learning

Students come to school interested in learning and staff provide students the support they need to succeed.

Living our Faith

The students of St. Joseph school live their faith through daily discussions regarding the Catholic Virtues, the Catholic Graduate Expectations and appropriate grade level Catechesis.

Social Justice

The school community is supportive of local and global social justice issues.

PA Day Agendas

 Date (click each date for the agenda that day)
 September 28, 2018
 November 23, 2018
 February 1, 2019
 May 10, 2019
 June 28, 2019