École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School

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Attendance

Attendance Protocol

At ESBCHS, we regularly remind students of the correlation between attendance and achievement, and since students are expected to attend school punctually and regularly in accordance with the School Act, we monitor their attendance closely and strive to keep them on track.

Parents can expect regular communications from the school alerting them to their child’s absences, but once a student’s absences approach more than 5 in a class, our administrators and/or counselors become involved at various points to work with families to address the root causes of the attendance concerns.

Please keep in mind that students can be withdrawn from a course if they miss in excess of 20 classes in a semester, however our ultimate goal is to avoid that and to work as a team with families to keep absences to a minimum.

Late Protocol

All students who are late to class are required to sign in using the kiosks in the main office. Any student who is less than 20 minutes late and signs in at the office will have their attendance changed to LATE. If a student signs in more than 20 minutes late, their attendance will be shown as UNVERIFIED and an absence notification will be sent home. A parent or guardian may choose to excuse the late.

COVID-19 Student Absences

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK – Quick Reference COVID-19 Symptom Flowchart

The PRIMARY symptoms for COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Cough (new cough or worsening chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (new or worsening)
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

If your child develops any of the PRIMARY symptoms,

  • Your child is legally required to isolate for 10 days.
  • You are advised to complete the online AHS Self-Assessment for your child and follow all recommendations.
  • We ask that you notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19. AHS will give you the date that quarantine ends and we ask that you inform us what date your child can attend school.

The SECONDARY symptoms for COVID-19 are:

  • Chills
  • Sore throat/Painful swallowing
  • Runny nose/Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Feeling unwell/fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea)
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye

If your child develops one of the SECONDARY symptoms,

  • Your child cannot attend school until symptoms resolve.
  • Testing is STRONGLY recommended.

If your child develops more than one of the following SECONDARY symptoms,

  • Student is to say home until symptoms resolve and it has been 24 hrs or more since symptoms started.
  • Testing is recommended (in compliance with the testing protocols currently in effect).

Please refer to the following document for expanded information regarding students with COVID-19 symptoms:

COVID-19 Symptom Flowchart Nov 2020

AHS COVID-19 – Student Information for schools (Nov 2020)

Extended Leave / Vacation

As an educational institution, we are aware that extended holidays and extra-curricular related travel commitments occur during the regular school year.  However, missing numerous consecutive classes during the school term can result in a student falling behind in their course work.

Please note that it is not always possible to recreate certain classroom activities such as demonstrations, lectures, class discussions, group work and pop quizzes for example, and as such it is not possible for teachers to create pre-packaged school work for students who are on extended leave.

Please refer to the following expectations that will assist you with developing a plan of success while on leave:

  • Students are responsible for informing their teachers they will be away for an  extended period of time.
  • Students may access assignments and/or handouts through their teacher’s Google Classroom or Moodle, where applicable, or through a home work buddy that should be identified by the student prior to departure.
  • Students are responsible for making up missed assignments on their own time while on leave, or after returning, unless otherwise exempt by the subject area teacher.

ESBCHS Full-time Student Status

In order to be considered a full-time student,  ESBCHS requires that students adhere to Black Gold School Division’s Administrative Procedure 335 on Student Course Loads which  reads as follows: 

APM 335 (https://www.blackgold.ca/about-bgsd/procedure-manuals/)

In order to make optimum use of facilities and resources, high school students are to register in sufficient courses each year in order to allow for graduation within three (3) years.

Procedures:

  1. High school credits are to be registered through the local school
  2. Grade 10 students are to register for a full course load of forty (40) credits or more
  3. Grade 11 students are to register for a minimum of thirty-five (35) credits
  4. Grade 12 students are to register for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits per semester
  5. A Principal may waive these requirements if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the student’s educational program.