ELIZABETH LAGODICH, Principal
TINA SPIRIDIGLIOZZI, Vice Principal
SCHOOL HOURS & BREAKS
8:30am Day Classes Begin
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:35 p.m. Day Classes End
5:30pm Evening Classes Begin
9:30pm Evening Classes End
Your promptness is expected. Those returning late from break or lunch could be dismissed for the period and considered absent.
CODE OF CONDUCT
We have established a set of school standards which we expect all our students to adhere to. By following these guidelines you will contribute to a positive school environment and also to your own success. As a student of this Centre, one agrees to adopt Centre regulations, to work diligently and to behave in a manner that shows respects to all people and to all things at all times. If a student finds the guidelines difficult to follow, he/she will be asked to leave.
We are committed at John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre to providing a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. For this reason, it is our expectation that we treat each other with courtesy and respect at all times.
We will not tolerate any behavior that compromises this goal and consequently puts our safety at risk.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUGS, ALCOHOL, WEAPONS, VERBAL ABUSE, PHYSICAL ABUSE, CYBER-BULLYING, CHEATING, PLAGIARIZING
Given that we share this centre with the youth sector, there are regulations which we must respect in order to maintain a respectful and cooperative environment:
1. Adult Education students may not use any facilities of the youth sector without prior permission from the centre administration.
2. Fraternizing with the high school students is not permitted.
3. Proper attire is to be worn at all times: no sunglasses, caps, bandanas or other head gear allowed.
4. Smoking anywhere on premises is prohibited. This includes cigarettes, vaping and cannabis. The government has enacted a law that does not allow for smoking within nine meters of any entry door. Government Smoking Officials randomly and anonymously patrol schools (as well as other establishments) and will fine the students (or anyone else) personally for an infraction.
5. Cell phones, iPods and any other type of electronic equipment ARE NOT allowed in the classrooms or hallways during class time unless authorized by your teacher.
SMOKING IN THE BUILDING WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL
6. No food or drinks (except water in an enclosed container) in the classrooms.
7. No graffiti anywhere in the building, including writing on desks or tables.
8. No loitering in the John F. Kennedy High School area of the building. You will be asked to leave.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
It is the responsibility of each student to help maintain the school building; in general, the classrooms, hallways and cafeteria area. The cost of damage to school property will be absorbed by the students. Vandalism will be reported to the School Board and pursued by their legal department.
· Students are expected to attend all their scheduled classes. Attendance is taken by all teachers for every class.
· Students arriving late on a regular basis may not be allowed into class. They will be considered absent for the whole class.
· Students who are chronically late may be removed from the class.
· Students are expected to be in class at all times.
· Students must attend the full Block B course to be marked as present.
We know that absenteeism is a major cause of failure. However, if a student misses more than twenty (20) percent of a course you might not be permitted to write the exam. If you are absent five (5) consecutive days, Le Ministère de l’Éducation requires that you be removed from the class. In the case of a justified absence, re-instatement is at the discretion of the Administration. A $20.00 re-instatement fee will be charged.
If you have a situation which requires you to be late on occasion or to leave early, please see the Administration beforehand.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN ABSENT
It is the responsibility of all students when absent for two or more consecutive days to inform the school and give the reason for the absence. A justified absence is one that can be supported by written documentation from a doctor, dentist, lawyer, welfare counsellor or funeral director. The note must include the name and phone number of the student, time of the appointment and reason for absence. Submitting falsified documentation constitutes fraud and this will result in immediate dismissal from the school.
Any student who does not have an official transcript of marks from Le Ministère de l’Éducation is required to write a placement test in Mathematics, English and French. There will not be any marks given for the tests; however, students will be placed in the appropriate academic level.
TESTING AND EXAM POLICY
· Students who miss a scheduled exam will be given an automatic grade of zero (0).
· Once an exam begins a student who leaves the room cannot return.
· Once an exam is presented to a student, it is considered an official exam. Students who hand in blank answer sheets will be given a zero (0) for that exam.
· NO CELL PHONES or any other electronic device on student desks when writing an exam.
IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE CREDITS ALLOCATED TO A PARTICULAR COURSE STUDENTS MUST:
· Complete all required objectives.
· Obtain a passing grade of 60%.
· Attend classes regularly. Students who are absent for more than 20% may not be permitted to write an exam.
FAILURES AND REWRITES
· Students who miss an exam for whatever reason will be marked ABSENT.
· In order to be entitled to a rewrite exam, the student must write the final exam first.
· Students must obtain a minimum of 30% to be eligible for a rewrite.
· The result of the rewrite exam will be the final mark.
· Students who have had poor attendance may not be permitted a rewrite.
Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will automatically get a zero (0) and may not be entitled to have a rewrite in that particular course. Cheating includes sharing information during an exam, taking notes or documents into the exam room and/or using electronic devices to retrieve information. (i.e. cell phones, smart phones)
Our Academic Counsellor provides information and support to help students meet their educational objectives. The advisor works with students individually and guides them through the process of choosing an educational path: Vocational Training, CEGEP, or University.
Le Ministère de l’Éducation shall reward a Secondary School Diploma to adults who earn at least 54 credits at the Secondary IV or V level including at least 20 credits at the Secondary V level, and among those 54 credits the following credits:
· 12 credits in Language of Instruction, including at least 6 at the Secondary V level;
· 8 credits in Second Language, including at least 4 at the secondary V level;
· 4 credits in Secondary IV or Secondary V in the subject area of Social Universe;
· 8 credits in Secondary IV or Secondary V in the subject area of Mathematics, Science and Technology, including at least 4 compulsory credits in mathematics;
· 22 credits in elective subjects, including at least 10 credits at the Secondary V level.
PLEASE SEE THE ACADEMIC COUNSELLOR FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
During the winter months it may be necessary to cancel classes due to snow conditions. The decision will be announced on radio stations: CJAD (800AM), 98,5FM or check the school board’s website at www.emsb.qc.ca. Adult Education classes of the English Montreal School Board will be specifically mentioned.
FIRE DRILL & EVACUATION PROCEDURE
All occupants must immediately evacuate the building whenever the fire alarm sounds or when instructed to do so by a staff member. When evacuating the building, staff and students should follow the following instructions:
Teachers: make sure your class leaves immediately, take attendance list with you, close classroom doors after you, and stay outside with your group until there is a signal to return.
Students: Take personal belongings only, do not go to your locker
Use Villeray exit near main office.
Use Villeray exit near main office.
Use cafeteria exit.
Use central staircase opposite student lounge and exit near main office.
Use central staircase opposite Room A315 and exit near main office.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO PAUSE ON THE WALKWAY OUTSIDE THE BUILDING. PROCEED DIRECTLY OUT ONTO THE CITY SIDEWALK.
EVACUATE THE BUILDING AS QUICKLY AND
QUIETLY AS POSSIBLE.
The school cafeteria may be used during breaks and lunchtime from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a full cafeteria service available. Students must conduct themselves properly and return trays after eating. Students are not permitted to be in the cafeteria after 12:30 p.m.
The Centre is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students must register their locker number at the main office by completing a Request Form. Lockers will be distributed based on availability. Students must purchase their own locks and all lockers must be properly secured. Sharing lockers is not permitted.
Be aware that lockers and their contents are property of the John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre and can be searched by Administration/Police if there is reasonable cause to do so.
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
JFK Adult Education Centre
JFK Adult Education Centre (Fax)
E.M.S.B. (Main Number)
Medical and Social Services
3355 Jarry Est
Batshaw Youth & Family Centre
Sexual Assault 24-hour help line
DRUGS: Help Line
Centre des femmes de Montréal
(Services for the unemployed)
Old Brewery Mission
Bouffe Action de Rosemont
(Nutrition workshops for mothers
of infants & pregnant women)
POPS Centre (514) 526-7677