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Philosophy

The Alternative High School (AHS) recognizes that not all students are successful in the traditional school environment. This program gives students another option toward completing their high school diplomas.

Teachers strive to give considerable personalized instruction that caters to students’ different learning styles and needs. Educators also place a strong emphasis on building respect, team work, community and self-awareness.

History

For nearly thirty years, the AHS has seen students who had difficulty in the regular high school system thrive. Hundreds have earned their high school diplomas, secured employment and some have gone on to post-secondary education. The school began as a satellite classroom at Famous Players theatres in St. Vital Shopping Centre. The concept was so successful that it was awarded by the Conference Board of Canada.

Site

The program is based out of the Jobworks Adult Learning Centre at 1175 Pembina Highway. The facility is technologically well-equipped with interactive white boards and a science lab. Every classroom has computers and wireless Internet access.

Program

The AHS program is organized so that students can join for Grades 9 through 12. Only forty students are accepted into the program to allow for smaller class sizes and increased one-on-one attention. In contrast to traditional high school semesters that are several months long, the alternative high school year is broken into 10-week modules. This allows students to earn credits quickly for an increased rate of success. What’s more, individuals focus on only three courses at a time to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education are taught as required courses. There are a variety of electives to choose from such as Art, Career Development, and Family Studies. In addition, students can benefit from unique in and out-of-class activities that include guest speakers, science experiments and monthly celebrations as well as field trips.

Registration

To qualify for the program, students must have successfully completed Grade 8 and be at least 16-years old. Applicants and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must attend an interview with the teachers. The student must be prepared to fill out a questionnaire about his/her past experiences at this time. If accepted, students register and pay an annual registration fee of $80.00 cash/debit only. There are no tuition fees for the Alternative High School. Intake occurs four times a year in September, November, February and April. For more information, please call (204) 453-8351 for Melissa Noad or Jenn Harris . To book an interview please call the front desk (204)-453-8351.



JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.
ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)
CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Policy

The policy reflects the Jobworks Alternative High School program’s belief that all students progress at their own pace. It also identifies the reality that each student presents their own personal challenges and differences. The intent of the policy is to respect each learner’s individuality and to provide opportunities for success. The program will provide a safe and positive learning environment for each and every student.

Guidelines

The ultimate goal is to develop self-discipline.

Students should behave appropriately. Expectations of appropriate behavior include but are not limited to:

 Respect for self and others

 Respect for property

 Courtesy

 Cooperation

 Participation

 Honesty

 Responsibility

 Punctuality

 No Discrimination

 No Harassment

 No Gang Involvement

 Use of appropriate language

 Academic Integrity

 Compliance with the:o Intake Procedures o Code of Conduct o Violence/Threats/Abuse/Weapons Policy o Drug Policy o Anti-Bullying Policy o Attendance Policy o Dress Code Policy o School Safety Procedures o Rules on the Use of Technology o General School Rules o Classroom Rules

 

Procedures

Responses to student behavior occur with consideration to individual needs and circumstances. The policy aims to promote self-discipline, consider developmental differences, support constructive behavior change, reflect the findings of educational research and consider the safety and welfare of the program. In all matters of discipline, the staff recognizes that each situation is unique and the application of good professional judgment of teachers and directors is always required, even though a code of conduct exists as a resource. Parents/Guardians will play an active role in the process of behavior management. The process may include the following interventions:

a) Classroom Action - Classroom discipline (Verbal or Non-verbal).

b) Informal Interview – School staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel would speak with the student about the situation/inappropriate behavior.

c) Formal Interview - School staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel meet with the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences.

d) Contacting Parents/Guardians – A staff member would contact the parent/guardian in person or by telephone to inform the parent/guardian of the situation/discuss the student’s behavior/develop a plan to correct the behavior/arrange a meeting.

e) Police or Service Agency Involvement – In some circumstances, the assistance of the police department and/or specific agencies is required and will be contacted.

f) Performance Contract - A contract is developed between the school and the student and in some cases the parent(s)/guardian(s) to assist the student in meeting school expectations.

g) Restitution – The student is required to make amends for their actions (Restorative Justice).

h) Suspension - The student is asked to leave temporarily for one or more days. Conditions of return are determined by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration.

i) Clinical Referral - The student is referred to outside agencies for assistance in addressing the unacceptable behavior.

j) Leaving the Program – The student is asked to leave the program for one or more modules. Re-entry/Conditions of return is at the discretion of Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration.

k) Expulsion - The student is asked to leave the program permanently.

***Students who refuse to adhere to the above interventions will be asked to leave the program immediately***

Appeal Process

Any student and/or member of the public has the right to request the opportunity to appeal a decision made by Jobworks Alternative High School staff to the Jobworks Board of Directors. Existing procedures that define processes and channels of communication to deal with appeals must be explored before a request to be included on the agenda will be considered. The final decision regarding placement of appeals on the meeting agenda will rest with the President (Chair) of the Board of Directors.

Students seeking information or a resolution to an issue must first contact the instructor. If additional resources are required or the process does not provide a satisfactory resolution, the student should contact the Director. As a final measure, a written request can be made to the Board President (Chair) to have the case reviewed at a board meeting/to appear at a board meeting. This written request to the Board President (Chair) must be received no more than 5 business days after the meeting of the student and the Director.

Members of the public are encouraged to deal with matters through staff members assigned to the area involved. If this process does not provide a satisfactory resolution, the Director should be contacted. As a final measure, a written request can be made to the Board President (Chair) to have the case reviewed at a board meeting/to appear at a board meeting. This written request to the Board President (Chair) must be received no more than 5 business days after the meeting with the Director.

The Board President (Chair) is the final authority for approval of requests to address the Board/to appear at a board meeting.

Requests to appeal a decision made by administration may be held “in-camera” if the President (Chair) is of the opinion that confidentiality may be breached if the matter is addressed in an open meeting (In the case that an appearance at a board meeting has been permitted).

A written submission must be available for distribution with the agenda.

The amount of time allocated for an appeal will be specified by the President (Chair) when the item is approved for inclusion on the agenda. Generally, 15 minutes will be allowed for an appeal.

All Board decisions are final and written notice will be provided to the appellant.

 


JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

VIOLENCE/THREATS/ABUSE/WEAPONS POLICY

Policy

Jobworks Alternative High School recognizes that any form of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons is illegal and harmful to the physical and mental well-being of an individual, as well as others. It also affects the social and educational development of the individual and that of others. Jobworks Alternative High School will not tolerate any form of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons. Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians and other community organizations to ensure that our learning environment is safe, comfortable and free of violence, threats, abuse and weapons.

 

Guidelines

 

  • To support our violence, threats, abuse and weapons free learning environment Jobworks Alternative High School will:
  •  Have zero tolerance for violence, threats, abuse and weapons
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information
  •  Work with parents/guardians
  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to violence, threats, abuse and/or weapons. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures

 

The Jobworks Alternative High School Violence/Threats/Abuse/Weapons Policy prohibits all forms of violence, threats, abuse and/or the use/possession of weapons on school property, while traveling to and from school events, or during school activities offsite.

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to any form of violence, threats and/or abuse:

 

 Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to violence, threats and/or abuse in the following ways:

 

  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to a suspected possession of a weapon:

 

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Request a search of the student’s personal belongings in the presence of school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to a suspected possession of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the possession of a weapon:

 

  •  Call the Police and any applicable Service Agency immediately
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Confiscate the weapon if possible
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the possession of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the use of a weapon:

 

  •  Call the Police and any applicable Service Agency immediately
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Confiscate the weapon if possible 
  • Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the use of a weapon in the following ways:

 

  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation or refuse a search of personal belongings will be asked to leave the program immediately***


JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

DRUG POLICY

Policy

Jobworks Alternative High School recognizes that the use of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances inappropriately or illegally is harmful to the physical and mental well-being of an individual, as well as others. It also affects the social and educational development of the individual and that of others. Jobworks Alternative High School will not tolerate the use, possession, distribution and/or sale of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances. Students will be prohibited from attending under the influence of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances as well. Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians, and other community organizations to ensure that our learning environment is safe, comfortable and drug free.

Guidelines

 

  • To support our drug free learning environment Jobworks Alternative High School will:
  •  Follow discipline protocols to address drug related infractions
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information relating to identification, prevention, intervention, and recovery
  •  Work with parents/guardians
  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures


The Jobworks Alternative High School Drug Policy prohibits the use, possession, distribution and/or sale of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances on school property, while traveling to and from school events, or at a school activity or event. Appearing under the influence of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances is prohibited as well. The only exception is for prescription drugs and such needs must be disclosed to staff during intake.

 

  • Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the use/suspected use of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances:
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident and the change in behavior and/or appearance
  •  Ask the student to leave for the remainder of the day. This will result in either one or two unexcused absences depending on the time of day the incident occurs
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  •  Arrange for a safe departure
  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/ appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place.

 

In the addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to the use/suspected use of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substances:

 

  •  Request a search of the student’s personal belongings in the presence of school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel
  •  Suspend the student. Conditions of return are determined by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration
  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 


Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to a suspected possession of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance:


 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Request a search of the student’s personal belongings in the presence of school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 


In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to a suspected possession of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance in the following ways:

 Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency

 Ask the student to leave the program

 Expel the student

 Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to the possession of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance:

 Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident

 Confiscate the drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance if possible

 Ask the student to leave for the remainder of the day. This will result in either one or two unexcused absences depending on the time of day the incident occurs

 Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 Arrange for a safe departure

 Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/ appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place. In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the possession of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance in the following ways:

 

  •  Request a search of the student’s personal belongings in the presence of school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel  Suspend the student. Conditions of return are determined by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration
  •  Call the Police or an appropriate Service Agency
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 


Jobworks Alternative High School will respond to distribution and/or sale of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance in the following manner:

 

  •  Call the Police and any applicable Service Agency immediately
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Confiscate the drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance if possible
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond to the distribution and/or sale of drugs, alcohol and/or controlled substance in the following manner:

 

  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation or refuse a search of personal belongings will be asked to leave the program immediately***


JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Policy

Jobworks Alternative High School recognizes that any form of bullying is harmful to the physical and mental well-being of an individual, as well as others. It also affects the social and educational development of the individual and that of others. Jobworks Alternative High School will not tolerate any form of bullying. Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians and other community organizations to ensure that our learning environment is safe, comfortable and free from bullying.

Guidelines

To support our bully free learning environment Jobworks Alternative High School will:

 

  •  Follow discipline protocols to address bullying related incidences
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information
  •  Work with parents/guardians

 

 

  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to bullying. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures

The Jobworks Alternative High School Anti-Bullying Policy prohibits all forms of bullying on school property, while traveling to and from school events, or during school activities offsite.

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to bullying:

 

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the incident
  •  Ask the student to leave for the remainder of the day. This will result in either one or two unexcused absences depending on the time of day the incident occurs
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to bullying:

 

  •  Suspend the student. Conditions of return are determined by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Ask the student to leave the program
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation will be asked to leave the program immediately***

 


JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Policy

Jobworks Alternative High School believes that regular attendance and punctuality are crucial to the educational and social development of students. Studies show a strong correlation between good attendance and success in school. In efforts to promote regular attendance and punctuality to foster success, the Jobworks Alternative High School Attendance Policy dictates the following:

 

  •  Students may not exceed 5 unexcused absences per module
  •  Missing 1 class is equal to 1 unexcused absence. Missing a whole day is equal to 2 unexcused absences, as students have two classes per day
  •  Being asked to leave class by a staff member for behavioral issues at any point during the class will result in an unexcused absence. Students will be given direction as to when they can return. If another class is missed before permission to return is granted, unexcused absences will continue to accumulate
  •  Unexcused absences accumulate during a suspension
  •  An unexcused absence will be issued for any absences that have not been reported by parents/guardians
  •  Calls excusing students will only be accepted by parents/guardians before 9:00 a.m. for morning classes or 12:30 p.m. for afternoon classes. Students will receive an unexcused absence if they are not called in before the start of class
  •  Only parents/guardians can excuse a student regardless of age
  •  At the time a 5th unexcused absence is acquired, a student will be asked to leave the program for the remainder of the module. Course work completed in core subject areas may be retained for possible credit in the future if the student is accepted back into the program. The student will be eligible to interview for the next module. If the program is full to capacity, the student will be eligible to interview and if accepted, will have to wait until space is available. Re-admission into the program is not guaranteed. In the situation that the program is full to capacity, consideration for re-entry directly into the next module will only be given to those who have never received verbal or written warning from Jobworks Alternative High School regarding absenteeism and/or inappropriate behavior in the past
  •  After accumulating 10 excused absences, students will require a doctor’s note in order to miss any more classes. A doctor’s note must correspond with the date of the absence(s) and such documentation must be submitted on the first day the student returns to class. Staff will not accept doctor notes that are back dated
  •  An individualized attendance plan may be discussed if a request is made by parents/guardians in advance and/or such a plan is deemed necessary by staff
  •  Showing up late to classes 4 times will equate to 1 unexcused absence
  •  Students are marked late between 9:01 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. or between 12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Arriving to class after 10:00 a.m. or 12:35 p.m. is an unexcused absence. Parents/guardians will be notified if a student is sent home

 

 

Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians and other community organizations to encourage students to attend and be punctual on a regular basis.

Guidelines

To support our attendance policy Jobworks Alternative High School will:

 

  •  Follow discipline protocols to address attendance infractions
  •  Develop individual attendance plans when necessary
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information
  •  Work with parents/guardians
  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to attendance. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures

The Jobworks Alternative High School Attendance Policy promotes regular attendance and punctuality.

Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to absenteeism:

 

  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) when the student is absent and has not been excused for the class
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) when the student is sent home/suspended with an unexcused absence(s)
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the situation when the 4th unexcused absence is acquired
  •  Notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) by phone, email or regular mail when the 4th unexcused absence is acquired
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the situation when the 5th unexcused absence is acquired. The student will be asked to leave the program. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the situation when the 10th excused absence is acquired  Notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) by phone, email or regular mail when the 10th excused absence is acquired
  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss the situation when the 11th excused absence is acquired and the documentation requested is not available when required. The student may be asked to leave the program. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to absenteeism:


 

  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/ appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) may be requested to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place
  •  Discuss an individualized attendance plan if a request is made by parents/guardians in advance and/or such a plan is deemed necessary by staff
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Expel the student
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation will be asked to leave the program immediately***

 

 

 


JOBWORKS Employment Education Programs Inc.

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL

(Hereinafter called “Jobworks Alternative High School”)

DRESS CODE POLICY


Policy


Jobworks Alternative High School believes that dressing appropriately and respectfully for a school environment is extremely important. Clothing regulations consider safety, health and the maintenance of a school environment. Shoes must be worn at all times. Low cut and/or strapless tops/dresses, short shorts/skirts, revealing clothing and/or clothing with obscene or offensive graphics or language will not be permitted. Shorts/skirts must be long enough to reach one’s finger tips when standing uprigguiht. Sagging will not be permitted and a belt must be worn if pants/shorts are too baggy. Undergarments must be worn. Jobworks Alternative High School supports the collaboration with parents/guardians, and other community organizations to ensure that our learning environment is respectful, safe and comfortable.


Guidelines

To support our dress code policy Jobworks Alternative High School will:

  •  Follow discipline protocols to address dress code infractions
  •  Provide Jobworks t-shirts when necessary
  •  Refer to outside agencies for support and information
  •  Work with parents/guardians
  •  Use good judgment when dealing with incidences related to the dress code. Staff has the right, under the Manitoba Public School’s Act, to act as a wise and judicious parent and will ensure that all students are provided equal opportunity to learn in a respectful, safe and non-threatening environment

 

Procedures

The Jobworks Alternative High School Dress Code Policy promotes appropriate and respectful attire to ensure safety, health and maintenance of the school environment. The Dress Code Policy applies to students while on property, while traveling to and from school events, or during school activities offsite.


Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy for the first time:

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss dress code and to provide the student with a Jobworks t-shirt to wear for the day
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy for the first time:

 

  •  Ask the student to leave for the remainder of the class. This will result in an unexcused absence
  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration


Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy a second time:

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss dress code
  •  Ask the student to leave for the remainder of the class. This will result in an unexcused absence. If the student is required to return for another class that day, the student must return in appropriate attire or may choose to wear a Jobworks t-shirt
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy a second time:

 

  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration


Jobworks Alternative High School will respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy a third time:

 

  •  Ask the student to leave the class for an Informal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel to discuss dress code
  •  Suspend the student for a full day. This will result in two unexcused absences. Conditions of return are determined by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration
  •  Contact the parent(s)/guardian(s)

 

In addition to the above, Jobworks Alternative High School may also respond in the following manner to students who violate the Dress Code Policy a third time:

 

  •  Arrange a Formal Interview with school staff and/or administrator(s)/appropriate personnel, the student and the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the situation and consequences. The student will not be permitted to return until the Formal Interview has taken place
  •  Refer the student to attend an external program and/or attend counseling
  •  Invoke any other consequences/recommendations deemed appropriate by Jobworks Alternative High School staff and/or administration

 

***Students who refuse to discuss the situation or violate the policy a fourth time will be asked to leave the program immediately***

 

 

 


SCHOOL SAFETY PROCEDURES

 

Lockdown Procedures (Threatening Intruder)

STAFF will indicate LOCK DOWN

I. Clear all hallways immediately. Students outside of classrooms should try to reach a classroom or an office. Close all the doors and lock if possible. Install the door club (hanging on back of doors) on doors that open to the inside. Turn off the lights and close any blinds or drapes. Stay away from any windows. People should sit quietly on the floor, out of the line of sight to a potentially threatening individual who could be inside or outside the building. Once a door has been locked, it cannot be unlocked until a credible person provides staff with the "Cancel Code One" signal followed by a code. Students or staff who gets caught outside of classrooms will need to find the nearest office, room or any place available to hide.

2. It is critical to stay each room until a credible person informs you that the danger has passed and advises you on how to exit safely. The "Cancel Code One" signal followed by a code known to staff will come from a credible person.

3. Students outside should try to vacate the school area. If vacating is not an option, seek protective cover or drop to the ground and remain still.

4. Students attending Jobworks will be informed of the designated spot for reporting ifleaving school property is an option.

Fire Alarm
Fire drills are mandatory. It is imperative that all staff and students evacuate the building when the fire alarm rings. Students must move quickly and quietly to the designated area outside the building and wait for direction. Students attending Jobworks will be informed of the designated spot for reporting ifthey must leave school property.

When the fire bell rings or in the case of any evacuation, leave all belongings and exit the building using the following exits:

 

  • Room 1 Front door
  • Rooms 2 & 3 Turn right, go down the hallway and use the West side exit (Back door)
  • Student Services Go down the strairs and use the West side exit (Back door)
  • Rooms 5 & 6 Go down the back stairway and use the West side exit (Back door)
  • Science Lab Front door
  • Board Room Front door
  • Student Lounge Turn left down the hallway by Room 2 & 3 and use the West side exit (Back door)

 

 

Gather in the parking lot away from the building. Teachers will do attendance. Re-entrJ back into the building will not be permitted until direction is given by the Director.

Tampering with fire alarms and/or fire extinguishers is illegal. Fines and/or charges will result for those who violate fire safety regulations.



General School Rules:

 

 

Field Trips:

Field trips are fun-filled and related to our classroom studies. Class outings are COMPULSORY and have a SHARP start time. No exceptions will be made unless prior arrangements, that can.be accommodated, have been made.

Students arriving late to outings will earn an unexcused absence and will be given the option to either stay or leave for the duration of the class.

Students may be asked to leave the program due to lack of attendance.

Vehicles:

Students who have a valid driver's license may choose to drive to school events/outings.

Students may only drive themselves during school hours or get a ride from their own parents/guardians.

Getting rides from other students and other students' parents/ guardians is not permitted.

Students who choose to drive are held responsible for their own vehicle and any expenses incurred. Students will not be permitted to leave school events to pay for parking.

 

Plagiarism/Cheating:

Students who are caught plagiarizing and/or cheating during tests/exams will be subject to the following:

 

  • 1st offence: The student will be given a warning about plagiarism/cheating and given an opportunity to re-do the assignment or receive a zero on the quiz/test/exam. A parent/guardian will be informed.
  • 2nd offence: The student will receive a final warning about plagiarism/cheating and receive a zero on the assignment/quiz/test/exam. A parent/guardian will be notified.
  • 3rd offence: The student may be asked to leave the program and a parent/guardian will be contacted.

 

 

Visitors: All visitors must report to our front desk staff. Persons who fail to do so are trespassing and may be prosecuted. Students are asked NOT to invite people into the building unless permission/prior arrangements have been made with staff and/or administration. Any person without permission to be on the premises will be asked to leave.

School/Home: We believe that students require a strong connection between home and school to ensure success in their education.

 

  • We encourage this connection by:
  • Making parental/guardian involvement mandatory
  • Ensuring that parents/guardians are contacted daily regarding absences
  • Contacting parents/guardians regularly
Encouraging parents/guardians to contact us immediately if there is a concern/issue Inviting parents/guardians to volunteer whenever possible
Classroom Rules and Consequences:
Inaddition to our school policies/procedures/rules, Jobworks Alternative High School also has classroom rules and consequences to maintain order on a daily basis.
Mutual Respect - Students and staff will act in a manner that will contribute to a safe, positive and constructive learning environment.
Students and staff will act with dignity and respect when interacting with each other. This includes student/student, student/staff, and staff/staff.
Staff may ask a student to leave for the class with an unexcused absence or may ask a student to leave the program due to disrespectful behavior.
Language - Swearing and inappropriate discussions are unacceptable.
Staff will provide a warning initially. If the language or discussions continue, staff may ask a student to leave for the class with an unexcused absence. If this behavior continues, staff may ask the student to leave the program.
Cell phones - Cell phones must be handed in at 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. They will be given back at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00p.m.
Staff will provide a warning if a student is found with a cell phone in class. If the cell phone rule continues to be violated, staff will ask a student to leave for the class with an unexcused absence. If this behavior continues, staff will ask the student to leave the program. Violations to this rule accumulate throughout the school year and do not reset per module.
iPods and MP3 Players - iPods or MP3 players may be brought in by students to use in class. They cannot connect to the Internet.
MP3 players are also available through the school for student use. If students would like to request a play list of school appropriate songs, they may submit their list to a staff member to be put on an MP3 player.
Computer/Laptop Usage - Personal laptops are not permitted. Jobworks computers and laptops are for school work only. Permission must be given by staff members to view other sites.
Laptops must be signed out.
When watching videos for class, students should be wearing headphones. Students should listen with sound at an appropriate volume, so no other students can hear their video. Students may use headphones provided by the school, or their own.
If students are using sites that are not for school purposes, the following consequences will apply:
  • 1st offence: Warning
  • 2nd offence: Computer privileges will be taken away for the day
  • 3rd offence: Computer privileges will be taken away for a period of one week
  • 4th offence: Computer privileges will be taken away for the remainder of the module
Students will be given either a verbal warning or sent a message on their computer if any of the above occurs. If the student refuses to turn in the computer or exit from an inappropriate site, their screen will be locked and the student will be sent home for the class with an unexcused absence.
Students must sign up for Edmodo (school-wide use) in order to watch videos and view sites for their school work.
Leaving the Classroom - Students must inform a staff member if they need to leave the classroom. Only one student is permitted to be out at a time. Students may not purchase drinks or snacks during class time. These will be confiscated, until break, if purchased. Staff may ask a student to leave the program if leaving the classroom frequently is a concern.
Breaks - There are two breaks in the morning and two in the afternoon (one indoor and one outdoor). All breaks are supervised by our EAs only. Students are not permitted to leave school property during breaks. An unexcused absence will be issued if this should happen. A second offence may result in removal from the program. Breaks are a good time for getting water, drinks, or snacks from the vending machine and visiting the bathroom.
Lunch - Students are permitted to leave school property during this time. The classroom will be supervised for those who wish to stay on site.
Group Work- Groupings will be determined by staff. Every member in the group will be expected to hand in their own material using the group's ideas. Papers cannot be identical. Please refer to the Plagiarism/Cheating rule.
Seating Plan - Staff may provide the students with a seating arrangement at any time.
Generally, if an individual is disruptive or not working well in their seat they will be given a warning. After the warning, a new spot will be assigned. If the new spot still does not work, the student may be asked to leave for the class with an unexcused absence.
Dress Code - Shoes must be worn at all times. Low cut and/or strapless tops/dresses, short shorts/skirts, revealing clothing and/or clothing with obscene or offensive graphics or language will not be permitted. Shorts/skirts must be long enough to reach one's finger tips when standing upright. Sagging will not be permitted and a belt must be worn if pants/shorts are too baggy. Undergarments must be worn.

Please refer to the Jobworks Alternative High School Dress Code Policy for further details.
***If a student is asked to leave, a parent/guardian will be notified immediately***

 

 

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