Positive Effective Behaviour Support (PEBS)

All expectations governing conduct at Northeast Kings Education Centre are based on the premise that our mutual responsibility is to provide a safe, respectful, and enjoyable learning environment for all students attending Northeast Kings Education Centre.  It is expected that all staff, parents/guardians and students will take responsibility for their respective role in the provision of that environment.  Expectations are posted on the website, in classrooms and throughout the school.

Our school maitrix of expected behaviours is sent home with students each September.  It is also posted in every classroom.

Students, parents and staff must take their responsibility to promote positive attitudes and behaviours.  As a school community, we will promote positive behaviours and hold people responsible for their behaviours.

Expectations for Success

  • To be respectful of others.                             
  • To use appropriate language.             
  • To dress appropriately.                                               
  • To attend classes and to be on time.
  • To put forth your best effort in class.            
  • To have a positive attitude.

Respectful Behaviour and Language

It is expected that everyone at Northeast Kings promotes a culture of respect for themselves, for others and for the school.  This includes positive, appropriate and respectful behaviours and language in classrooms, in the foyer, in hallways, in the cafeteria, in the gymnasium, in the library and in all parts of the school.  This also includes all school functions and events both at Northeast Kings and elsewhere. (i.e. Hockey games).  Students are expected to use appropriate language that is non-offensive.  Failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary consequences.


Attendance Policy

All students attending Northeast Kings Education Centre are expected to attend every class every day unless there is a legitimate excuse provided by the student’s parent/guardian. Written excuses from parents or guardians for our students should be brought to our student supervision desk in the lobby to be documented as an "absent notification".
  • Homeroom teachers and subject teachers will maintain daily attendance records.
  • Students who arrive late or leave early must report to our student supervision desk in the lobby.
  • A student who has a verified skipped class or who is repeatedly late will result in seeing an impact to his/her class mark.
  • All tests or major assignments missed during unexcused time will result in a zero evaluation for work missed.
  • Students who are absent/late will be dealt with under the attendance regulations as stated in the Provincial Attendance Policy.  Students in our high school could be in jeopardy of being removed from courses and not able to receive the credit for each course once they are not present for 19 classes in any high school course.  Daily participation in all courses is expected for a student to be eligible to receive credits in all courses.
  • A student must be in attendance during the school day in order to participate in any school function or activity that day, including the afternoon and evening.
  • Parent/guardians should not write excuses for errands, unessential appointments or part-time work. This devalues the importance of school attendance.
  • Attendance issues or conduct disciplinary action may result in a student losing eligibility for extracurricular activities including dances.
  • Students receiving a suspension will not be eligible to attend the following school dance.

Excessive Lost Time Policy for Grade 9-12

To keep parents/guardians informed, teachers will phone home when a student has not been present for 5 classes.  A letter will be sent home from the school office when a student has not been present for10 classes indicating that the student is beginning to being in danger of losing the course as a high school credit.  Parents or guardians will be asked to attend a meeting if a student has missed 15 classes in one course to arrange an attendance plan expectation if the student wants to remain in the course and have the potential to receive the credit.

This policy recognizes that there are many extenuating circumstances that require a different course of action (i.e.: hospital stay, death in the family, medical excuse, etc.)  We will deal with these special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. 

Students are expected to attend homeroom in the morning.  A student who misses homeroom periods or who continuously arrives late for homeroom without an acceptable excuse will be issued a detention.  If a student fails to appear at detention, she/he will receive a suspension (internal suspension if possible).


Hat Policy

Students may wear hats in the morning in the hallways and the foyer until the 8:55 am bell.  They may also wear hats after the 3:15 pm bell.  Students must remove all other head gear, except for headbands, throughout the day.  We need to see the faces of all school members throughout the school day to make certain that every person on our school campus is a member of our student body and not a visitor not associated with our school.  Students who are repeatedly asked to remove head gear will be assigned a detention or have their head gear confiscated until the end of the school day.


Northeast Kings Education Centre Attire for students and staff

Students are expected to come to school in a manner of dress suited to a school environment. For example, no revealing of undergarments, no bare midriffs, and no short shorts/skirts will be permitted.

Clothing with offensive words, slogans or graphics is considered inappropriate. Any clothing, accessories, or jewelry that promotes sexually suggestive messages, racism, alcohol, drugs or tobacco products is inappropriate for school or school-related events.

Anyone wearing inappropriate or offensive clothing will be asked to change their clothing, stay in the office or to leave the premises.


Unscheduled Class Time

Grade 12 students may have one preparation period.  When students have an unscheduled class they may sign out of the school through our student supervisor desk, work in the library, or go to the cafeteria if that period does not coincide with the Middle Level recess or lunch period.  Students may not be in the hallway.  Grade 12 students on prep periods may choose to sit quietly in the foyer.  Excessive noise or inappropriate behaviour will result in loss of this privilege. Grade 12 students must sign out before leaving school grounds for any reason. 

Grade 12 students can apply for a second prep if they donate some of their prep time back to our school.  Students must complete all paperwork to get permission.  All grade 12 students must take at least three”full courses” per semester.  Two year-long courses equals one “full course”.


Leaving School Grounds

All students are expected to remain at school throughout the school day.  Students are not permitted to leave school property. Northeast Kings is a closed campus. Only Grade 11 (trial period being offered right now) & 12 students with a prep period may leave school grounds by signing out with our student supervisor. All Grades 6-10 students must take full course loads and do not have prep time.  They are not permitted to leave school grounds for any reason unless picked up by a parent/guardian.  The wooded area around the school is completely out of bounds for grade 6-10 students.  Any student found in that area will receive a suspension.  (one day for first offence, three days for second offence and five days for each following offence.)

Students in grade 6 - 10 must remain on school property.


Electronic Device Policy

(Cell Phones, Cameras, and Game devices).

 We strongly suggest that students keep these devices at home.  If a student chooses to bring their device to school, they must take full responsibility if their device is left unattended and it goes missing.  The use of all electronic devices must take place in the foyer or outside only during break time.  They are not allowed to be used in the classroom unless the classroom teacher gives permission to use them for school work or listening to music during non-instructional time.  Use of phones to take pictures or digital cameras is strictly prohibited at school.


Smoking and Vaping Policy

Students in Grades 11-12 may leave school property to enter a designated area just off of school grounds with written permission from a parent or guardian.  Only students with permission will receive a smoking pass to leave school property and enter the designated area.  Students are only allowed in the area until the first bell at 8:55, during lunch break and at recess.  Students caught smoking or vaping elsewhere on or off school property during the school day will receive a 5-day external suspension.  Students visibly displaying cigarettes or other smoking products outside of the designated smoking area will be suspended. Students in Grades 6-10 are not permitted to smoke or vape at school.  If caught smoking, they will receive an automatic 5-day school suspension.

The intent of allowing Grade 11 & 12 students with written parental consent to leave school property is to keep students who smoke safe.  It allows us to better manage these students and to keep them off of the highway and out of the woods.  We do provide addictions counseling services at school and invite all students who require such services to please take advantage of them.  We encourage all students to be non-smokers.

Students are not permitted to leave school grounds at anytime for the purpose of smoking or vaping.  The wooded areas surrounding the school are completely out of bounds.

The school smoking policy will be strictly enforced.


Behaviour on School Bus 

There are a large number of buses transporting students at Northeast Kings.  The safety of all students are at risk when some students do not adhere to behavioural expectations while on the bus.  The staff at Northeast Kings Education Centre in collaboration with the Students’ Council, the Home & School Association and First Student Canada Ltd.(the bus company) will work to help educate students as to the importance of acceptable and safe behaviour while on the bus. Failure to behave responsibly and to show respect will result in students losing their privilege of taking the bus.  I am asking your support by discussing appropriate behaviours on the bus with your daughter / son.  Please note that bus drivers will be asked to implement seating plans on all school buses.  Also remind your child that she/ he must catch the bus at the appropriate bus stop. Students can only go on another bus if they have a signed note from home and has been verified at our office.


Drug and Alcohol Use

Any drug or alcohol use is strictly prohibited at school or at any school events.  Students caught using these substances will be automatically suspended from school. NOTE:  Students smelling of marijuana will receive a three day external suspension for being in association with drugs. Students will need to undergo intervention through our guidance services or other agencies before returning to school.  Addiction services for drug, alcohol and nicotine use can be accessed through our Student Services or School Administration. 

We take our drug / alcohol policy seriously.  There is no room for these substances at Northeast Kings Education Centre. Please cooperate by abiding by this policy.


Technology Use Policy

Northeast Kings Education Centre is fortunate to be rich in technology.  It is a privilege for our learning community to have access to technology to support learning.  Students must use computers in appropriate ways. This includes both treating equipment and facilities with respect as well as only engaging in activities directly related to education.  For example, computers are not to be used for games; only appropriate sites are to be visited; all communication must be appropriate and through proper accounts.  All computer use will be closely monitored.  Failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary action including loss of privilege.

Students are granted a print credit of 100 pages of print with their student fee payment.  Additional print credit may be purchased at the Admin. Office in increments of $1.00 per 20 copies from Jacqueline.


High School Course Changes

Please be advised that considerable effort has gone into course registration and timetable development.  Due to limited course offering based on staffing allocation, course changes will only be considered in the case of:

  1. Medical conditions or circumstances supported by documentation signed by a physician.
  2. As required by an IPP or “Special Needs” student.
  3. As required by a Grade 12 student who must have a specific course as a prerequisite for a program of studies in a post secondary institution, and in this case only if space is available.
  4. When the unanticipated failure of a particular course requires a modification to the selected courses for the following semester.

Every effort is made to ensure that students get the courses they prefer.  However, we can only guarantee the courses required for graduation and special consideration for courses required for a program of studies in a post secondary institution.  Those students who register during the regular course registration process in the spring will have a better opportunity of getting requested courses.  However, restricted course offering and space in classes may make this impossible. We consider our timetabling efforts successful when students are able to get 7 of the 8 requested courses.  Quite often, students do get 8 of 8 requests. The key to good course selection is to follow the process clearly during registration in the spring of each year.


Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy

Students do have an academic responsibility.  Failure to live up to academic responsibilities will result in ineligibility for extra-curricular activities.

Whenever a teacher wishes to submit a name of a student who is in compliance of the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy as described below, she/he can submit the name to one of the following committee members: Mr. Sanford, Ms. Baldwin or Mr.Veinot. All other teachers of that student and administration will then be contacted as to the status of the individual, and the committee will evaluate the situation on a student- by- student basis.

Based on the information collected from teachers, if the committee determines that the student is not living up to his/her responsibilities, she/he will be placed on one week academic  probation. If no improvement is made during the week then the student will be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for a one week period. If no improvement is seen at that time the student will then be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for one month. Still no improvement, then they will be suspended for the remainder of their activity.  Once a student is placed on academic probation, she/he remains in the cycle.

Decisions about continued student involvement in extra-curricular activities will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance – Is the student completing required assignments and working to the best of their ability?  Students must be working consistently in all classes.
  • Behaviour – Is the student behaving in a manner respectful to the school and school-community?
  • Attitude – Does the student exhibit positive attitudes that reflect the expectations for success as outlined in the school policy or on the posted signs?
  • Attendance – Is the student demonstrating consistent school attendance and providing required excuses when absent ?

Students that get suspended twice from school will be removed from their respective team for the remainder of the season of play.

** Please keep in mind that this policy is developed to help students understand the importance of responsibility at school.  It is not meant to punish students, but to reinforce that we all have responsibilities that must be met.


Human Rights – Race Relations – Cross Cultural Understanding

The Human Rights, Race Relations and Cross Cultural Understanding Policy of the AVRSB will be followed.

In addition, Northeast Kings Education Education will provide a supporting educational component:

  1. At all grade levels teachers will reinforce the need to     recognize and fight racist, sexist, and discriminatory behaviours.
  2. Counseling will be advocated and provided at student, staff, or parental request.
  3. A culture of mutual respect will guide all personal interactions within the Northeast Kings Education Centre community.

All students at Northeast Kings Education Centre are respected and treated equally.  We have absolutely no tolerance for racial, ethnic or gender intolerance.  These types of actions will have serious consequences.


Detention Policies

Detentions may be assigned as a component of the Northeast Kings Education Centre discipline policy for a variety of infractions of that policy.  Detentions may be classroom based and assigned by a teacher.  Detentions may also be assigned by school administration and served through the office.  Failure to show for an assigned detention will result in further and stricter discipline.


Student & Teacher Parking

Teachers will be designated a parking place in the east parking lot and a few spaces in the front parking lot.  Students may park in any of the remaining parking spaces in the front parking lot.  There are 210 parking spaces in the parking lots of Northeast Kings Education Centre.  Students need to fill out a student parking permit at the office.  Please bring your drivers license, insurance card, and plate number when registering to the office.

Only students who register will be permitted to bring a vehicle to school.  Students who do not drive responsibly or who use their vehicle to leave school grounds without following school policy will lose their privilege of bringing a vehicle to school.

Please remember:  It is a privilege to bring a vehicle to school.  Failure to be responsible will result in loss of this privilege.


Lockers

All students will be assigned a locker and will be given a combination lock to place on their locker.  Students will be held responsible for both the locker and the lock and are to use only their own locker and the lock assigned to them.  Both the locker and lock remain the property of Northeast Kings Education Centre and may be examined at any time by the Administrative staff of Northeast Kings Education Centre.


Extra Curricular Involvement

Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in at least one extra curricular activity.

Eligibility to remain in an extra curricular activity (s) is outlined in the Extra-curricular Eligibility Policy outlined above.

Extra-curricular activities are intended as enrichment activities that will expand and enhance a student’s school experiences.  Extra-curricular activities also involve a commitment from staff, community, and students.  A student may not quit, for example, one sport in order to join another team simply because their seasons overlap.  Such action will lead to ineligibility for the remainder of the year.

Students owing text books, library books and school property including team uniforms may not be eligible for extra-curricular programs and activities (including school dances) until their account is settled.


School Excursions or Trips

Please be advised that when on school excursions or trips, including all extra-curricular activities, students are expected to be excellent representatives of Northeast Kings Education Centre.  We always demonstrate positive and respectful behaviours.


Breakfast Program

We are fortunate to have some caring members of our staff and community who volunteer to provide a nutritious start to the day for many students.  Any students who require food are invited to go to rooms 130 (Middle School) or the Student Supervision Desk to take advantage of this program.


School Access (Middle School & High School)

The two major wings of Northeast Kings Education Centre were designed to accommodate two different grade levels of students.  Except in shared areas or under special circumstances, Middle Level students should not be in the High School area of the school or grounds and High School students should not be in the Middle School Level area of the building or grounds.


School Dances

School dances are a wonderful opportunity for students to socialize.  Staff and parents volunteer their time to chaperone.  School dances are considered a privilege.  Any students caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be barred from school dances for an indefinite period of time.  Any students suspended from school for any reason are ineligible to attend the following school dance.

Dress Code is in effect while at the dances.


Scent Smart and Nut Smart

Out of respect for the increasing number of persons with environmental sensitivities to scents and nuts, Northeast Kings Education Centre will be designated a scent smart and nut smart campus. 


Student Fees for All Students

Student Fee – $30.00 per student (covers cost of Student Council Activities   $16.00 (sports, music, drama, Fine Arts, PPP assemblies, etc.); Student Agenda $ 7.00; Lock rental $ 2.00, printer fees for paper $5.00.                                                  

Family Rate – There is $50.00 maximum student fee per family regardless of school level.


Evaluation of Curriculm Outcomes

Grades 6, 7 and 8 – There will be no formal exams written by Middle Level students.  The intent of this policy is to reaffirm the importance of daily work and effort.  Student Assessment will be represented by a variety of strategies and tools and teachers will inform students and parents about evaluation procedures at the beginning of each school year.

Grades 9 – 12 Student Assessments will be represented by a variety of strategies and tools and teachers will inform students and parents about evaluation procedures at the beginning of each school year. Exams will be valued at 20%. NSE exams at the Grade 12 level will be valued at 30%.  All students, with the exception of designated IPP students, will write exams.  Exams are mandatory, if the exam is not written, the course is not complete.  Modified exams will be made accessible to identified students.  Exams will be written within a schedule.  There will be 1 final exam at the end of each semester.  Students enrolled in AP (Advanced Placement courses) will write and AP exam in May.

Term Values:             NSE courses:

Term I – 40%                 Term I – 35%

Term II – 40%                Term II – 35%

Exam – 20%                   Exam – 30%

Daily Announcements

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Day 6
 

In the Kitchen
Soup of the Day: Turkey Noodle
Rice of the Day: Chicken
Pizza of the Day: Cheeseburger Bacon
Lunch of the Day: Fettuccini Alfredo w/Garlic Bread $5.25
 

Track and Field
Track practice today is for middle and distance runners and high jump.  A reminder that practice for relays and long jump is on Sunday, at 5:30pm at Acadia. The deadline for forms and fees is this Friday, April 27th., please get them into Mrs. Baldwin as soon as possible.
 

Sr. Girls Softball
Practice will be Friday from 3:30 - 5:00 at the softball field.  Permission forms must be submitted by Monday to be eligible for the game next week.
 

Earth Week
Today we are showing our Titans pride by wearing green and blue clothing. We hope that students and staff tried to reuse or borrow clothing and not buy new. Buying new clothing from unethical brands contributes to pollution and human exploitation. Buying from mainstream brands such as Forever 21 and H&M who use sweatshops to make their clothes allows the abuse of their workers. These mistreatments include poor working conditions, unfair wages, unreasonable hours, child labor, and a lack of benefits for workers. There is also a huge negative environment impact with these mainstream brands due to their textile factories such as water pollution caused by the toxic chemicals used to create textiles and then the untreated chemicals get released, polluting waterways/ groundwater sources. These examples are just the start. There are ways to avoid this, by repurposing and sharing clothes because where you spend your money votes for what you want! We will also be live streaming “A Plastic Ocean” for
any class who is interested in watching.
 

Library
Today the library is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. If you would like to have a poem to carry around today and hopefully share with others, come to the library at any time to choose one. Staff members can have one delivered to their classroom upon request. Poetry is a great way to add a note of humour, pathos, or thoughtfulness to your day.
 

Duke of Ed
There will be a very important Duke of Ed meeting today at lunch for all students going to Blomidon.
 

Music Department
Sr. Concert Band - you have your regular Thursday morning rehearsal tomorrow morning.  We only have tomorrow and Monday afternoon to be confident of all of our Festival pieces.  Be on time and ready to make the most of our time together.  Don’t forget to bring in your consent forms!
 

The following students are asked to go to Student Services sometime today:
Mackayla Toole
Erica Ells
James Sweet
And Kyle Pottie
 

Grade 6 Make a Difference Project
The grade 6s are working hard to make a positive difference in the world. One group will be selling lemonade at lunch with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer in our province.
 

Girls’ Rugby
The girls’ rugby team travelled to Windsor yesterday for a developmental game against King’s Edgehill’s “B” side. It was a great opportunity for our newer players to get some playing time and some rugby experience. After a somewhat slow and shaky start, the girls eventually settled down and began to execute our game plan, especially in the second half. They eventually cruised to an easy 57-17 win on trys scored by Rachel Sheffield with 4, Courtney Ells with 3, Kismet Hartlen with 1 and Jackie Auner with 1. Rachel Sheffield also chipped in with 6 conversion kicks. Player of the game for the second game in a row was Jayda Blackman. The girls travel to West Kings tomorrow for an important division 2 game. A reminder for the girls to get player fees submitted ASAP and the next practice for the team will be Monday after school.

Yearbook Purchase

Lunch Specials for the Week April 23rd - 27th

April 23rd, 2018

In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Vegetable

Rice of the Day:  Turkey

Pizza of the Day: Deluxe

Lunch of the Day: Burger Bar – Chicken or Beef $4.75, add fries $1.00, add small water $1.00

 

April 24th, 2018

In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Corn Chowder

Rice of the Day: Deluxe

Pizza of the Day: Donair

Lunch of the Day: Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Whole $6.00, Half $3.50

 

April 25th, 2018

In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Turkey Noodle

Rice of the Day: Chicken

Pizza of the Day: Cheeseburger Bacon

Lunch of the Day: Fettuccini Alfredo w/Garlic Bread $5.25

 

April 26th, 2018

In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Broccoli Cheddar

Rice of the Day:  White

Pizza of the Day: Hawaiian

Lunch of the Day: Sweet & Sour Pineapple Popcorn Chicken w/White Rice $6.00

 

April 27th, 2018/Half Day

In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day:

Rice of the Day:

Pizza of the Day:

Lunch of the Day: