Student Handbook 3

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- ABSENTEE POLICY - When a student is absent from school, a note or a phone call from a parent is required. Should the total number of absences reach 10% of the total number of days, high school credits may be withheld for the course. Special arrangements should be made for extended leave.

- BUS CONDUCT - Riders should be at their stop 5 minutes before the scheduled bus time.
- OKCS students who ride the bus are expected to behave in a manner becoming to a Christian student. This means that our treatment of one another, our topics of conversation and the attitudes we display should be Christ-like. The bus driver is in a position of responsibility and authority. Any rider who shows disrespect or disobedience will be reported to the principal and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
- Students who normally ride the bus but wish to ride a different bus for a special occasion should ask their driver for a transfer slip which they will to the driver of the bus they wish to ride.

- CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR - Every OKCS student is expected to show courtesy and respect at all times. All rules are to be obeyed and all assignments are to be completed on time and to the best of one's ability. A studious atmosphere should prevail during class time.

-DISCIPLINE - In order to build Christian character and maintain an atmosphere in which learning and Christian discipleship can take place effectively, negative attitudes or misconduct shall be dealt with firmly and quickly. Students are responsible to understand, support, and obey all school rules, honour the student pledge in and out of school and graciously submit to correction when it is given.

- DRESS EXPECTATION - Students are expected to follow the dress expectation. A copy is posted in each classroom. All students' dress should be modest, clean, neat and in good repair.

- HOMEWORK - It is expected that students in junior and senior high school will have some homework most evenings. It is reasonable for junior high students to have 45-90 minutes of homework several times per week while senior high students may have from 1 to 2 hours of homework each evening. Homework is to be completed conscientiously and on time. All incomplete assignments will receive a mark of zero. If a student works diligently during the school day, the amount of homework can be greatly reduced.

- LABELING � Books, clothing (including gym clothing) and other belongings should be labeled with the student�s name so that lost items may be returned to their owner.

- LATES - Repeated, unexcused lateness to school or to class will result in lowering of grades.

-LEAVING CLASS � Students are not permitted to leave any class without permission.

-LIBRARY CONDUCT - The library is a STUDY AREA and is to be quiet at all times.  No food or drink is permitted.  Books and equipment are to be used responsibly.  All books are to be returned on time.  Library privileges will be removed with the fourth overdue notice.   The �LOFT� will be used for study halls and is a privilege which will be given to those students who consistently demonstrate quiet and efficient study habits.

- RESTRICTED AREAS - The following areas are out of bounds for students except by permission: offices, staff rooms, kitchen, storage rooms, art supply room, mechanical rooms, music room and instruments as well as teachers' desks and chairs.

- SCRIPTURE MEMORY - OKCS requires each student to memorize a prescribed passage of Scripture each month. It must be recited with no more than 3 minor errors or prompts to a staff member by the end of each month. Scripture memory shall be included as a part of the Bible grade. Completion of Scripture memory is a requirement for continued enrolment at OKCS.

- SHOES - Students must make certain that the shoes they wear in the school building are clean and that they do not make black marks on the gym floor or tiled floors of the school.

-SIGNING OUT - All students who leave the school grounds during school hours must sign out at the office. Signing out requires a note or a phone call from a parent or the parent may sign out the student in person. Students who return to school the same day must sign in at the office to inform us that they have returned.

- STUDENT PLEDGE - At the beginning of the year, each student in Grades 7-12 is asked to consider carefully and sign the student's pledge. If a student is unable to sign the pledge honestly, he/she should question whether OKCS is the right school for him/her. Deliberate breaking of the pledge will result in disciplinary action.

- STUDY HALLS - Students who do not have a scheduled class must use the period as a study hall. Study halls are held in the library or in a classroom under a teacher's supervision. Study halls are to be used for homework or study purposes only. See Library Conduct.

- SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - Substitute teachers are in the same position of authority as regular teachers and shall be given the same degree of respect and consideration. Disrespect shown to a substitute teacher shall be a matter for disciplinary action.

- VEHICLES AND PARKING - Students may bring vehicles to school with parents' permission. Vehicles should be parked in the high school parking lot. Students may not sit in or operate vehicles during school hours without permission. Student drivers are to enter and exit using the south driveway and to drive slowly and cautiously at all times on the school property.

- ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - IPods, MP3 players, Gameboys etc. are not permitted at school or at any school function.