Gilbert Paterson School Handbook
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND BEHAVIOUR – Les attentes et le comportement
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES - Présences et absences Regular attendance is the responsibility of the student and parent. Students are expected to be punctual for school every day, unless they are ill, celebrating a religious holiday, or are absent for some other unavoidable cause. Students are responsible for learning concepts and completing assignments when they are absent. Class assignments are posted on the GPMS website. Due to the the nature of differentiated and collaborative instruction, teachers are not always able to provide homework packages for students. If the student becomes ill during the school day, the student should seek permission from the classroom teacher to report to the office. Poor attendance has a direct, negative effect on achievement. Regular attendance is required, by law, until the age of 16. A student may be referred to alternative programming if the student has poor attendance.
CONTACTING YOUR ADOLESCENT AT SCHOOL- le contact de votre etudiant pendant les heures scolariesIn order to deliver the message that obtaining education is valuable, we ask that you not call or text your child during instructional hours. Contacting your adolescent not only interferes with their learning, but potentially the learning of other students. If a phone call or text message is necessary, please understand we are teaching digital etiquette and will ask students to check their voice mails and text messages at appropriate times.
LATES - RetardsStudents are expected to be punctual for all their classes. Students arriving late, after the 8:10 am bell, must report to the main office for a late slip, otherwise they are marked absent and an automated phone call home may result. It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on missed work.
LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS BEFORE DISMISSAL - Départ sans permission
DRESS CODE GUIDELINES – Guide de la tenue vestimentaireGood social judgment includes knowing what is appropriate to wear based upon the situation. Gilbert Paterson Middle School dress code is modeled on what is appropriate to wear in the future workplace. Students’ dress should be clean, neat and modest.
NOON HOUR- LUNCH FACILITIES - Dîner à l'école - Commodités
TIGERS’ DEN CONCESSION - Cantine
Our Tigers’ Den offers a variety of healthy alternatives for purchase over the noon hour. Hot lunch program is provided for purchase on Tuesday and Wednesdays. These times are subject to change. Please see our website for updated times and menu items.