Lates will be recorded on the attendance and the amount of time late will be indicated. Total minutes of lates exceed 15 hours then the principal will not grant the credit.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
In order to maintain eligibility for Student Authorization from the Canadian Government, students must follow certain guidelines before taking a Leave of Absence outside Canada. They must:
• Have attended a minimum of 2 semesters
• Have a tuition fee balance for 4 courses
(Or the number required for graduation)
• Have a signed letter from parents or guardian approving the application
• Have a round-trip air ticket
A Leave of Absence must be requested at least two weeks prior to the intended departure date. Leave of absence should coincide with scheduled holidays or times when the student’s absence does not have an impact upon the completion of their courses. Students will not be granted a Leave of Absence if it will negatively impact upon their ability to successfully complete their program, unless the Leave of Absence is for compassionate reasons. The Principal will make the final decision.
CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
Electronic devices such as cell phones, laptop computers, tablets and ipods under this policy are intended to be used as instructional tools. The use of such devices to promote academic dishonesty or illegal activities is strictly prohibited. The use of any electronic device in the classroom will be with the permission of the classroom teacher. Students who do not respect the decision of the classroom teacher will be subject to consequences as per the UMC’s Code of Conduct.
TRANSFER, CHANGE, OR WITHDRAWAL
Students wishing to transfer to UMC High School from another school in Ontario during the semester may do so, only if the courses selected at the UMC High School have been started at the previous school.
The transfer must be approved by the Principal after consultation with the previous school’s Principal and will be allowed only if we believe that the student will be able to successfully complete the course at the UMC High School.
Considering that individual blocks at UMC High School are scheduled to be either two and a half or three hours in length, a student can “drop” the course two days after the issuing of the midterm report, after which he or she can only “withdraw” from the course, and the “withdrawal” will be noted on the student’s transcript.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM
If a student cheats or plagiarizes then they are not providing the evidence of their achievement of the overall curriculum expectations for a course. Just like late and missed assignments there are consequences for not providing the required evidence of achievement in a timely manner.
Plagiarism means using someone else’s words or ideas without proper citations, or having someone else do a student’s work. This includes using just one un-cited sentence from a book, from publication notes, from undisclosed Internet sources, from a friend, or having someone independently correct one’s punctuation, spelling, or sentence fragments. If students or parents are unsure about the rules of plagiarism, feel free to check with the teacher before the work is handed in. A mark of zero is automatic where plagiarism is proven.