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 ​POLICY ON PLAGIARISM / ACADEMIC

    DISHONESTY
   

DEFINITIONS:

 Plagiarism:
 

“Plagiarism is a serious academic offence…it is intellectual theft. Any use of another’s research, ideas or language without proper attribution may be considered plagiarism.”1

 

 

1Gordon C., Simmons P., Wyn G., Plagiarism, what it is and how to avoid it: Faculty of Arts, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C.

 

 The unacknowledged use of another person’s work (written or visual) and the presentation of that work, in whole or in part, as one’s own or assisting in the act of plagiarism by allowing one’s work to be used in this fashion. This includes the use of material found on the Internet and presented as one’s original work as well as the use of online translators to assist in written work. Refer to the Library Resource Centre / Digital Library / Biography Resource Centre on page 19 to assist you with documenting all work accurately.

 

 

 

 Academic Dishonesty:

 

Any attempt by a student to complete an examination or assessment by unfair means. Unfair, may include any one or more of the following:

  

1. Presenting the words or ideas of another as one’s own.

 

2. Obtaining or providing unauthorized information during an examination through verbal, visual or unauthorized use of books, notes, text or other materials.

 

3. Obtaining or providing information concerning all or part of an examination prior to the examination.

 

4. Taking an examination for another student, arranging for another person to take an exam in one’s place.

 

5. Altering or changing test answers after submission for grading; altering or changing grades after grade have been awarded; or altering or changing other academic records.

 

6. Making any other attempt to improve grades using means that have not been, or would not be, approved by your teacher.

 

 CONSEQUENCES for Plagiarism and / or Academic Dishonesty:

 

1. The student will receive a “0” for that particular work.

 

2. The incident will be recorded and placed in a central file in the office.

 

3. The incident may be recorded in the student’s file.

 

4. The student may not be eligible for Honour Roll recognition for that academic year.

 

5. The student may not be eligible for reference letters from staff.

 

6. The student may not be eligible for school based scholarships for that academic year.

  
 

PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH AN INCIDENT

 

If a student is caught cheating or plagiarizing by a teacher, the following action will be taken:

   

1.      The teacher will submit a copy of the “Student Cheating / Plagiarizing” form and place it in a central office file and/or student file.

 

2.      The parent will be notified and if necessary, a meeting with the student, parent, teacher, counsellor and administrator will be arranged to discuss the matter.

 

3.      Consequences will vary with the seriousness of the offence; however, the offending student will receive a zero for the assignment.

  

REMINDERS

 

If you are presenting the words and ideas of others in your research papers, you must credit the source by listing the original source in your bibliography. 

   

If information is presented word for word as found in the original document, then the "Footnoting Format" must be used. For more information on citing resources please see the school Librarian or your subject teacher(s). 

 

  

ATTENDANCE POLICY

   

ATTENDANCE

 

The expectation is that all students will attend all of their classes.

   

ABSENCES

 

A. EXCUSED ABSENCES

 

1. Policy:

 

Absences will be excused for the following reasons only.

 

a.         Illness.

 

b.         Medical/dental appointments (which cannot be easily scheduled outside of school hours).

 

c.         Other necessary appointments (at parent’s request).

 

d.         Religious holidays and special ceremonies.

 

e.         Bereavement/family emergency.

 

f.          Authorized in-school service, with an administration slip.

 

g.         Organized school activities with subject teacher’s permission.

  

2. Procedures:

 

a.         When a student is away, a parent/guardian needs to telephone the school receptionist (604-713-8961) each day of the absence. Upon returning to school, the student must bring a signed note from his/her parent or guardian that shows the student number, the date absent and the reason for the absence.

 

b.         The student will have the note signed by his/her subject teachers, whose classes were missed, and then take it to the school office where the receptionist will enter an excused absence in the student’s record.

 

c.         It is the student’s responsibility to make up any work missed during an excused absence.

   

B. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

 

1. Policy:

 

a.         Consequences will result from unexcused absences.

   

ATTENDANCE – CONSEQUENCES

 

Parents will be contacted with an automated telephone or email message (synrevoice) on the evening of any day that students have one or more unexcused absence. If a student has an irregular attendance pattern the following action will be taken:

 

1. Parents will receive an automated message on days a student misses one or more classes.

 

2. If a student has a repeated unexcused absences teachers will send interim reports and/or contact parents by telephone.

 

3. If absences continue, the counsellor will discuss the issue with the student and mutually agree on a plan for improvement.

 

4. If the absences persist, the counsellor will request a meeting with the parent and student.

 

             5. If there is no improvement, the grade administrator meets with a parent and student to

              discuss a plan and possible options.

 

  

EXTENDED VACATIONS FOR STUDENTS

 

Extended vacations and/or vacations during school time are a parental decision. These absences can seriously impact a student’s achievement. Marks lost due to vacation can affect the final letter grade as evaluation of student learning is based on the work of the whole year. Whenever possible, vacation time should be taken when school is not in session.

   

PUNCTUALITY

 

The expectation is that all students will arrive in class before the final bell.

   

LATES

 

A. EXCUSED LATES

 

Policy:

 

1.         Late arrivals to class will only be excused upon presentation of:

 

a.         a note from a parent/guardian;

 

b.         a medical/dental appointment card; and

 

c.         an administrative exception.

   

2.         Procedures:

 

a.         A student who has arrived late to class has one calendar week to provide a note of explanation. The note must contain the student’s name, and the date and block for which the student was late. The student will present this note of explanation to his/her subject teacher

 

b.         It is the responsibility of late students to discuss with the teacher, at the end of class or after school, any work missed as a result of being late.

  

B. UNEXCUSED LATES

 

Policy:

 

a.         Consequences will result from unexcused lates.

   

PUNCTUALITY – CONSEQUENCES

 

If a student has an irregular pattern of punctuality the following action will be taken:

 

1.          If a student has a repeated unexcused lates, teachers will send interim reports and/or contact parents by telephone.

 

2.         If tardiness continues, the counsellor will discuss the issue with the student and mutually agree on a plan for improvement.

 

3.         If the tardiness persists, the counsellor will request a meeting with the parent and student.

 

4.         If there is no improvement, the grade administrator meets with a parent and student to discuss a plan and possible options.

 

 

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