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École Munroe Middle School
River East Transcona School Division

Policies

BELIEFS:

1. We believe in a middle years philosophy 

2. We believe that the middle years child has a variety of developmental needs that can be addressed by: 

  • providing opportunities to experience success
  • programming that is varied and flexible
  • programming for the individual learning styles and abilities
  • p supportive, flexible team approach
  • providing a consistent response to students that both supports and redirects learning and behaving

3. We believe in a positive, school-wide approach to discipline that includes: 

  • clear, consistent expectations and consequences
  • teaching, modeling and encouraging respect, responsibility and safety

4. We believe in a respectful, caring and secure community that is created by: 

  • effective communication amongst all its members
  • a proactive approach towards personal safety
  • opportunities for fun and personal growth
  • a sense of belonging
  • supporting lifelong learning

For more information on Middle Years philosopny in RETSD the link to our Middle Years Position Paper can be found at:

https://staff.retsd.mb.ca/curriculum/my/Pages/PositionPaperWelcome.aspx

SCHOOL DAY:

The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. and finishes at 3:15 p.m.    Our school doors only open at 8:35 a.m. for students and are only allowed into the school if they are taking part in a teacher supervised activity or if there is inclement weather.  It is the expectation that all students make their way home or  be picked up or immediately after the 3:15 p.m. dismissal bell, unless they are participating in a teacher supervised activity. On Early Dismissal Days, students will be dismissed at 2:26 p.m.

 Office Hours                                                    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

STUDENT FEES:

There is a student fee of $30.00.  It helps to cover the cost of a lock and locker maintenance, an agenda book, and some of the extra costs associated with student activities.    Students may purchase a yearbook for an additional $20.00.  Student fees are due on the first day of school or as soon after as possible.  If special arrangements are needed, please contact the office. 

HOMEROOMS 

All students at Munroe are assigned a homeroom teacher who meets daily with them from 8:45 – 8:50 a.m. for attendance, opening exercises, and announcements.  Each homeroom group is composed of students from one grade level and this group remains together for all of their core area courses. 

LOCKERS:

Each student is assigned their own locker and combination lock.    It is important that students understand that their combination should be treated as personal and private information.

SCHOOL LUNCH PRIVILEGES:

All students who live nearby are strongly encouraged to go home for lunch unless they are involved in supervised noon-hour activities.  Students remaining at school for lunch eat in designated grade level areas. Students are expected to be considerate and cooperative with teacher supervisors and to leave the areas clean and tidy.  Students are expected to remain in the lunch area until the 11:55 bell.  They may then leave to go outside, read or do work in the library or attend a teacher supervised club and must be in their location of choice by the 11:58 bell.  Any abuse of the above lunch expectations may result is a suspension of lunch privileges.

BICYCLES/SKATEBOARDS/ROLLERBLADES/SCOOTERS:

Manitoba Bicycle Legislation makes it compulsory for cyclists under the age of 18 to wear a suitable helmet while cycling.  Bicycles must be parked and locked in the stands provided adjacent to the parking lot. Skateboards, rollerblades and scooters may be used to and from school but must be carried inside the building and secured in lockers during the day. 

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS:

Fire regulations state that we must have ten fire drills per year.  There is a sign in each room indicating the door to be used for exiting.  Students are expected to exit and re-enter the building in a quiet, orderly fashion. One of the drills may be to an alternative site. We also will have two lockdown drills per year, as stated in division policy.

TELEPHONE:

In the case of illness or emergency, phone calls home will be made from the office phone by one of the secretaries.

CELL PHONES and ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES:

At early years, middle years and junior high schools, student use of cellphones and other electronic communication devices is NOT permitted in the school unless directed by the administration.  This applies to locker breaks, class changes, and lunch hour.  It is expected that communication during the school day will occur through the school office or as directed by school policy.  School officials, including classroom teachers, may confiscate electronic communications devices from students if they are used for unauthorized purposes or at unauthorized times.  First infraction will receive a warning; second will receive a phone call to the parent/guardian, any other infractions will require a parent/guardian to come to the school and pick up the device and may result in the student not being permitted to bring the device to school.  Parents should encourage their children not to bring cell phones to school and/or inform them to leave cell phones turned off and in their lockers.

River East Transcona School Division will assume no responsibility in any circumstances for the loss, destruction, damage or theft of any electronic communication device or for any communication bill associated with the unauthorized use of such devices.  Students and families are responsible for locating such lost or stolen items.

IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS 

Students are strongly encouraged to not bring their electronic devices to school.  If brought to school, these items should  be stored in their lockers unless they have received permission from their teacher.

Pursuant to the Divisional Code of Conduct, students are not permitted to take photos, video recordings or images of staff or students on school property without the permission of authorized school personnel. 

ALLERGIES

As per the division`s  Anaphylaxis Policy on life-threatening allergies (JLCG), please refrain from bringing peanuts and/or nut products into the school. 

SCENTED PRODUCTS:

Students and staff may have severe allergic reactions to scented products including hairspray, after-shave/cologne, perfumes, lotions, etc.  For the health and welfare of all, please refrain from using scented products. 

SCHOOL LIBRARY:

The school library is open to students during regular school hours when supervised and during the second half of the lunch hour (11:55 – 12:25 p.m.).  Students may borrow a maximum of four items and resources are available in both French and English.  Students will be charged replacement costs of lost or damaged books.

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL

School Website:  Check out the website regularly. 

Newsletters are published periodically throughout the year and are also posted on the website.

EMemos will keep you informed on school events, practices, and important information and are sent home weekly via email.  If you would like to be added to the EMemo contact list, please contact the school office.