Highland Expectations

HOOKS FOR SUCCESS

In order to have a happy and successful experience at Highland, respect for others who attend, work or visit here and respect for one’s self is essential.

We have students from a variety of countries, of many races, able to speak a number of languages and following many different religions. All are equally welcome at Highland.

Each student is expected to contribute to a positive learning environment in class. This involves coming on time, prepared with the appropriate materials and ready to do an honest period’s work in such a way that others are allowed to do the same.
Each student is responsible for his/her own behaviour regardless of the actions of others.

HIGHLAND EXPECTATIONS

We hope that while you’re here at Highland you’ll learn; develop interests, talents and skills; form friendships and have fun. The following are some of the routines you’ll need to be familiar with to make your days run smoothly.1. SCHOOL ARRIVAL

Students may enter the building by 8:30 a.m. through the cafeteria doors and sit in the cafeteria only. Students may go to their lockers between 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. All students must be in their home form class by 8:45 a.m.2. LOCKERS AND HALLWAYS

Locker combinations are confidential information not to be shared with friends.

Lockers are on loan to students for their convenience. They can be opened by the office at any time. They must be kept in good order and only visited during these times:

Students who arrive for early morning physical education activities may go to
their lockers before 8:00 a.m. only to obtain the necessary gym equipment
and to deposit their personal belongings. 3. ATTENDANCE

School Bells: 8:30 a.m. - admission to cafeteria

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.- may leave cafeteria and go to lockers then to class

a) Students who attend punctually and regularly do better than those who do not. School begins at 8:45 a.m. Each student is expected to be in home form by 8:45 a.m.. If you travel by bus, leave early enough to take into account possible delays caused by traffic or bad weather.
b) Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. must sign in at the office.
c) If a student does not return to school after lunch, the parent/guardian needs to phone the school at 416-395-3040 and/or pick their children from the office. 4. LUNCH ROUTINES - All food must be eaten in the cafeteria.
- Make sure you leave your table, and the floor underneath it, clean.
- Place all garbage in containers provided.
- Sit only on benches, not on the table tops.
- Eating on the stage is not permitted.
- In cold weather bring your coats. You may go outside as soon as you finish eating.
- All games should be played on the school field or in the park.
- You may go home for lunch, but be sure to return on time!5. LIBRARY ROUTINES

Get your hooks into books!
Sign them out and return them on time or we will get our hooks into you!
You may have un reading, photo-copying,
viewing and browsing.6. CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

Be sure you are familiar with our Code. You are responsible for the information within.7. HOME STUDY

We ask parents to pose the question “How are you going to use your home study time tonight?” with the expectation that some time will be spent doing school work each week night and some on the weekend. Each subject will have available homework study tips/guidelines and/or expectations for their respective areas.8. OTHER HOOKS Extra help is available. Consult the schedule, and check with your teachers.Bicycle racks are located on the south side of the parking lot. Ride on the driveway only, watch for cars, lock your bike and always be careful. Helmets should fit in your locker.Student Services - request forms for counselling are available in the student services area. See Ms. McWaters for any concerns about school or friends or personal issues.Hall Passes must be carried with you to be permitted to be in the hallways during class time.Recommendation - Be open to new experiences and new people. We hope you will join some of our many clubs, extra curricular activities or community service opportunities. You’ll learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun, too.Lost & Found - Valuables are kept in the office. Books will go to subject areas and other items will be in a box in the hall outside the office.Valuables should not be brought to school. Do not take money or expensive jewellery to the gym; leave it in your locker.Hardballs are not to be used on school property unless a staff member is supervising a game.

In case of accident or illness, notify your teacher or come to the office. Students are not to stay in the washroom.Keep our school clean by using the garbage pails, picking up loose papers and leaving the mud outside.Book bags and coats are to be kept in lockers during classes.

Highland students are good hosts and hostesses. Be helpful and treat visitors with courtesy.Please and thank you are still in style at Highland.

8. MOVEMENT BETWEEN CLASSES


Move directly from one area to another at the end of each period. If you wish to leave an area for any reason, consult a teacher and obtain a Hall Pass.9. PLAZA - Please, please cross the road very cautiously. WALK don’t RUN.
- Highland students have the responsibility of being good citizens in the community.
- Use the garbage containers in the plaza and park.
- Buy what you want in the plaza and then leave. You are not permitted to stand around outside.
- Please speak and act politely when interacting in the community as well as in the school.