Runnymede students and staff are expected to work together for the highest possible academic achievements of all students. All students have a responsibility to: attend all their classes regularly and punctually and remain until the end of class, since attendance is clearly identified as an essential part of all courses, be prepared for each class as prescribed by the teacher, have all assigned homework completed, submit all assignments and take tests, examinations, and other assessments at the times noted by the teacher, complete all assigned work, including work missed as a result of field trips, family holidays and illness. When extenuating circumstances prevent a student from completing all responsibilities, an alternative assessment may be provided in consultation with the teacher. It is recommended that students make these arrangements in advance. Field trips and other off campus-sponsored activities are regarded as an extension of the school program. These privileges are offered to students who conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Code of Conduct expected in school.