of Address/ Phone Number:
Students are to notify the Guidance Office as
soon as a change of address or new phone number is in effect. This will ensure
that student records are kept up to date.
Students are highly
encouraged to be involved in co-curricular activities at Resurrection. All activities
will be under the direct supervision of a staff member. Students not involved with
co-curricular activities must leave the building within 15 minutes of the final
bell to end their day.
Eating and Drinking:
Students are welcome to eat lunch in
the cafeteria, designated areas on the first floor or the outside eating areas.
Students will NOT
be able to eat in any of the stairwell located around the school Please
keep these designated eating areas clean of litter and food debris.
Each school day will
begin with the National Anthem and Prayer. Any announcements that are for the benefit of
students and staff will be made available on the school website, Facebook,
Twitter and the new in school communication network. The network locations
include the forum, cafeteria, guidance and the phys. ed. wing.
All communication of student relevant information will be posted by
these means. There will be no morning announcements.
The elevators are off limits unless there is
a student who is not physically able to use the stairs. Students who need to
use the elevator on a temporary basis (e.g. broken ankle) should make their
request through the Main Office.
Emergency fire drills are conducted a minimum
of six times per year. The fire alarm is
to be taken seriously at all times. When
the alarm rings, everyone assumes there is an emergency and leaves the building
quickly via the assigned exit for each room. They then must proceed to the
designated area at least fifty (50) metres from the school where their teacher
will take attendance. Students remain outside until the school bell is rung to
indicate it is safe to return. Lockdown
drills will be conducted a minimum of twice per school year.
and Reporting Procedures:
Procedures for assessing student progress are
sufficiently varied to meet the needs of different individuals or groups of
students, different courses, and a variety of learning environments. In order to help teachers assess student
achievement, curriculum guidelines describe appropriate evaluation techniques. Students are informed at the beginning of
each course as to how they will be assessed through a Student Information Sheet (SIS).
It is the right and
responsibility of students to initiate communication with their teachers
whenever aspects of their evaluation need clarification.
report cards are issued each semester – one mid-term progress report and one
final report at the end of semester.
Reports are issued early in November and April and the end-of-semester
reports are issued in February and June.
Final marks are based on both formative and summative evaluations.
Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled early in each semester to
promote support and ongoing intervention.
It is an expectation for all students at Resurrection
to participate actively in the life of the school:
·Students must attend
school masses and other faith
recognize that religious studies are important to their character and moral
·All student timetables will include one Religion Credit in their first four
who successfully complete their religion courses will receive a Resurrection
diploma in addition to the OSSGD.
Field Trips / Excursions:
Field trips are an
integral component of many courses of study and full attendance and
participation are expected. Students
should remember that they are representing our school and should conduct
themselves accordingly. For school trips, the school uniform will
be worn unless the principal gives approval for alternate dress.
Found articles should be
brought to the Main Office:
Please check the main office and the Lost and
Found if you are missing personal property.
Unclaimed articles are eventually donated to charitable organizations.
Guidance services are available to meet the
developmental needs of our students.
Guidance Counsellors, Teachers, Administration, Youth Care Workers, the
Chaplain and other school personnel work as a team in order to assist all students.
The aim of the guidance program is to provide
students with opportunities to:
Expand their knowledge and
understanding of self and develop an appreciation of their potential to
contribute to society;
Develop an understanding of effective
Develop the knowledge and skills to
make appropriate post-
Explore potential careers in relation
to themselves, educational alternatives and their desired lifestyles.
All students are to only use the locker
assigned to them.
Administration keeps a record of all combinations in the main office.
For security reasons, individual combinations
are to be kept confidential. Students
are to use ONLY locks sold by the school
any non-school lock will be cut off. While students may use the lockers provided,
they remain the property of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and are
to be treated with care. Students will be charged for any damage to
their lockers. All problems with locks and lockers should be reported to
the Main Office.
Lockers are the property of the school and
subject to a search by administration at any time. While the search of a locker is a rare event,
the school administration has a legal obligation to provide a safe environment
for all. If information is received that
a locker may contain drugs, weapons or contraband, it will be searched. It is expected that the student assist in the
search or be present if possible. Where
the student is a minor, we will endeavour to make contact with the
parent/guardian following the search.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act:
Under this legislation, students who are 18
years of age and over are viewed as adults and, as such, correspondence
regarding their academic progress, attendance, etc. is directed to the
student. These students do not require
parent/guardian approval for any aspect of their school program.
The Resurrection School community encourages
open communication between students 18 years and over and their
parent/guardian. To this end, we will not be communicating with
parent/guardian unless otherwise designated by the student.
student vehicles must be registered at the main office at the beginning of the
school year and a valid parking permit must be openly displayed in the vehicle.
Permits are $5 (cash only) per year which covers the administrative cost of the parking i.d. Students may only park their cars in the
designated parking area; Main Lot, from
the tennis courts to half way to the
school and the Lower Lot facing the track.
Students must comply with conditions
outlined on the form. Any noncompliance will result in the loss of parking
privileges and/or a parking ticket.
The school is not responsible for any damage
done to student cars while parked on school property, including the technology
compound. Students are advised to keep
car doors locked.
For the safety and care of both students and
vehicles, students are not to gather or loiter around the cars or parking lots.
Safe driving practices are an expectation and the speed limit on school
property is 20 km/h.
students with a valid G2 drivers’ licence are permitted to park on school
Privileges @ RCSS
Throughout high school, students
at RCSS are extended certain privileges. The intent and purpose of these
privileges is to encourage individual responsibility as it relates to school
success. These school successes will translate into future successes beyond
your high school years.
Examples of Privileges:
Attending School Sanctioned Events:
A student’s first and foremost responsibility is to
strive toward academic success. These activities provided throughout the year (pep
rallies, school dances, semi-formal) offer additional opportunities to
develop academically and socially. If a student is not being successful, then
their focus is to improve academically and then be able to attend these
Off Campus “Lunch”:
Those students who take the opportunity to leave
school campus during their lunch are doing so knowing that this requires good
time management. The responsibility of eating lunch off campus includes the
responsibility of getting back to school safely and in time for period three
class. If there are issues with lates and/or truancies, students will be
required to participate in a lunch time program (Truancy Intervention Program
(TIP) to support their need for better management of their own time and get
caught up academically.
Senior Spare (Open Study Hall):
Senior students at RCSS are not assigned to study hall
during their spare, but they may not linger in and around the school. Students
having period one spare may arrive prior to period two. Those students with
period four spare may leave after period three. While in the school building, students
are required to go to the library, cafeteria, seating area in the forum or be
under the supervision of a staff member. If a student is unable to do this
independently, then it will need to be addressed by their administrator.
As a school community we feel strongly that
our students should not smoke. Smoking is banned on all school board
properties including parking lots and while on any school sponsored field trip
or event. Students who violate
the ban will be suspended in accordance with school board policy. Students must keep cigarettes and cigarette
packages out of sight while at school.
For safety reasons, students are asked not to
congregate nor smoke on the sidewalks or private and business properties within
sight of Resurrection.
As a community we wish to put measures in
place to discourage smoking. Students
must be behind the fences bordering the exit along the driveway and the
sidewalk. Students may not smoke or
litter on the driveway or sidewalk in that area or in sight of the school.
This smoking area may be used before/after school,
during the student’s lunch period and during any spare periods. Students
are not allowed to use this area between or during class time. A
student’s smoking habit should not interfere with his/her academic
responsibilities. Any issues related to smoking will be dealt with through
All students at RCSS pay a $40.00 Student Activity fee. This fee entitles each student to a
Student I.D. Card. Those students participating in co-instructional activities
benefit from the collection of these fees when Student Council allocates funds.
The student body at large benefits when these fees are directed toward such
events as: Christmas and Motivational assemblies, Awards assemblies, guest
speakers and all student related spirit activities.
Out of concern for the safety and protection
of our students and our property, and due to the large size of our student
population, all students will be
required to carry their student I.D. card at all times. Students must be prepared to show this card to any teacher upon request. In order to obtain a library card, a locker
or enter any school activity a student must have a student card.
The replacement fee for a lost or damaged Student Card is $5.00.
According to the
Education Act, Section 19, Sub-section 23 (1): A pupil shall, a) be diligent in attempting to master such
studies as are part of the program in which the pupil is enrolled; b) accept discipline as would be exercised by
a kind, firm and judicious parent:
With this in mind,
the Resurrection school community has taken it upon themselves to provide all
the necessary supports to assist students, who are struggling, to be
Use and Messages:
telephones are available for the convenience of students in the entrance to the
Forum and Physical Education areas. Except in cases of an emergency, our office
staff will not accept telephone messages for students.
Uniforms / Library Materials:
Text books, Library
books, materials and team uniforms are all the property of RCSS and are signed
out for student use where they are needed. Their care becomes the responsibility
of the individual student. The student
is responsible for their timely return and /or replacement.
returns/debts, unpaid accounts need to be cleared up prior to the next
obligations will result in any of the following taking place: no textbooks
being provided in the following semester, loss of school privileges including participation
in extra-curricular activities.
and Lost Items:
Regional Police Services report can be completed in the main office. The school
will not participate in these investigations. To prevent theft, students should not bring valuable items or large
sums of money to school.
and Full Disclosure:
The Ontario Student
Transcript (OST) provides a comprehensive record of the credits that a student
has earned towards the fulfilment for their graduation diploma. The transcript,
which is part of the Ontario Student Record (OSR), will include the following
Withdrawal after a specified time (5 days
following the first provincial report card) from any grade 11 or 12 course will
be recorded on the OST (W indication).
The percentage grade reported will be the grade at the time of
All students who transfer or retire from RCSS during
the school year MUST complete
check-out procedures through their assigned Guidance Counsellors. Check-out
procedures include written confirmation of the transfer or retirement from a parent,
the return of all materials belonging to the school and the signature of an
Administrator or designate. Official
transcripts are not issued to any retiring or transferring student who has not
completed check-out procedures.
council and school approved activities will sell their tickets from the Tuck
Shop. There are also opportunities throughout the year to purchase RCSS Spirit
Please select from the options in the menu to explore items related to your involvement at RCSS.