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ABSENCE REPORTING: (as per Student Agenda Book - Sept 2017)

killarney Policy and Procedures
ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY and ACHIEVEMENT
Teachers, counsellors and administration regularly monitor attendance, punctuality, and achievement.  Interims are sent home regularly and the home is phoned or the parent is e-mailed everyday of an absence.  It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school office, grade counsellor and grade administrator of any extended absence from school or if illness or a medical appointment is known prior to attending school.
 
It is the student’s responsibility to bring a note signed by the parent or guardian to explain the reason for an absence as outlined below and on our website at killarneysecondary.com. 
 
If a student becomes ill while at school, or has an appointment during school time, it is the student’s responsibility to sign out at the office.  Parents will be contacted to confirm permission for leaving school and all sign outs will be recorded by office personnel.  It is the student’s responsibility to make up any work that is missed.  Exceptions to this will be dealt with on an individual basis.
 
Students on partial Killarney timetables are expected to be either in the library, cafeteria or at home studying when not in a classroom.
 
Students are expected to arrive to their classes with all necessary materials by the time the class bell rings for every class.  Teachers will report all tardiness and absences.  Continued tardiness or absences could lead to the following consequences:  referral to counsellor, home contact, parental interview, academic probation or removal from enrolment by the administrator.
 
Absences
Policy
Killarney students are expected to attend all classes and school sponsored activities unless other arrangements have been made between the student and teacher.  Apart from those special arrangements the only acceptable reasons for absences are illness and parental requests.  Parental requests should be made to a counsellor or an administrator.
 
1)     ONLINE ABSENCE NOTE is in place and available on our website at killarneysecondary.com under the “Parents” tab.  It is preferred that parents report absences online but in the event of an emergency where a computer is not available, we will accept a phone call to inform us of the absence. 
 
2)     PAPER ABSENCE NOTE – as requested by teachers.  This PREFERRED form is available online as well as in the office.       To be signed by parent and teacher.
 
Long term illness or reasons for absence must be discussed with the counsellor as arrangements can be made to initiate a homework file.
 
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CALENDARS:  (on this website - Go to "About Us" - click on CALENDARS

ONLINE KILLARNEY EVENTS CALENDAR - Accessible on our facebook site:  facebook.com/killarneysec or on this website.  Click on "Calendar" in the menu bar above.  Changes made to the online Google calendar will appear immediately and provides the most up-to-date event data.  If more detailed information is supplied by the sponsor regarding the event...you can see these details by clicking on the event itself.    http://killarney.vsb.bc.ca/calendar/calendar.html

This is the best option to find out about events at Killarney.  The Agenda Book calendar is only a guideline and because it was compiled in July, event dates and times may change after printing.  Please review dates and times on the online calendar regularly.

 

3 options to view the calendar events on your desktop:

There are 3 tabs at the top right corner of the on-screen calendar.  You can select either "WEEK", "MONTH", or "AGENDA". 
  • If you are not able to view every detail on a specific day, please choose either "WEEK" or "AGENDA" to view more event items. 
  • Also, if you click on any event on-screen, you can see more details about the event.  This is dependent on how much detail was given for data entry. 
  • Daily events are entered according to the printed Agenda Book during the summer, but are subject to change at any time during the course of the year.
  • Please continue to view the online calendar on a regular basis for changes or updates. 
  • Changes will be noted on the originally scheduled date and cross-referenced on the new date. 

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"I-Time"
 
Our bell schedule incorporates i-Time tutorials. This Schedule was just approved by the VSB.  The schedule incorporates the “i-Time” at the start of the day. Please note that students will still benefit from dedicated reading time, which the English Department has graciously volunteered to continue.
 
The tutorial period occurs at the usual start time, every day, Monday through Friday.      This “i” stands for independence, for student-focused collaboration, mentoring, enrichment, and support.
 
Students overwhelmingly supported the tutorial block during our recent Student Forum. With our divergent group of learners, this is a creative way to allow extra time, different groupings and flexibility. This is teaching time that expands upon educational options and differentiated instruction.  i-Time is intended to complement and strengthen what we do with our students. 
 
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STUDENT AGENDA BOOK INFORMATION

AGENDA TEXT - 2017-2018 - revised July 4.pdfAGENDA TEXT - 2017-2018 - revised July 4.pdf  This is a digital copy of the student agenda book for parent perusal.  It contains the rotation schedules, maps, fees, and many general bits of information as weil as school policy.  Please feel free to review it at your leisure.This is a digital copy of the student agenda book for parent perusal.  It contains the rotation schedules, maps, fees, and many general bits of information as weil as school policy.  Please feel free to review it at your leisure.

   

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KPAC WEBSITE -  Attention Killarney Parents and Guardians,  We have created our own KPAC website: (http://killarneypac.wikispaces.com/) and facebook page to help keep you updated so please take a look and "like us."


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Please be reminded: 
The Vancouver School District would like parents to know that S-Trips are not supported or sponsored by the district or secondary schools. The S-Trip company offers grad events and recreational trips during spring and summer school breaks, as well as weekend trips to ski resorts. These are not school-sanctioned grad events or field studies and school and VSB staff are not involved in these trips.
 
The company recruits volunteer students from secondary schools to help with the advertising of these programs to other members of the student body. This advertising is done through social media tools widely used by students, such as Facebook and Twitter. The school district will not permit this company to advertise or meet with students on school property. The Vancouver School District has a comprehensive policy for school sponsored field trips and studies, which include clear expectations for student safety, responsibility and supervision. We encourage parents to carefully review the guidelines for student supervision and safety of any trips in which their youth are participating.
 
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