General Information for Students
Attendance is very important for success in school.
Students are expected to be on time for every class. Entering classes late disrupts class instruction and learning.
Students who are chronically late will be required to make improvements to arrive to class on time. Failure to do
so may exclude students from being able to participate in school activities.
Frequent or prolonged absences negatively impact academic achievement. It is a student’s responsibility to complete
all work missed while absent. Teachers will contact parents if a pattern of absence or truancy appears.
Continued absences will be followed up by the school administration.
Students, staff and parents are asked to:
• not wear clothing which displays offensive images and/or slogans
• avoid clothing which exposes undergarments and/or midriffs
• avoid clothing which is immodestly revealing or distracting
• choose clothing which shows respect for themselves, for others and the school
• choose clothing appropriate and safe for the intended activity
These guidelines are intended to ensure appropriate attire within the school setting - respectful of the rights of the individual and the rights of others. Should an individual’s dress be deemed inappropriate, we will make them aware of this in a respectful and discreet manner so it will not occur on a future occasion.
Locks and Lockers
Lockers are assigned to homeroom divisions and then to students. The number of the locker is recorded in the School Office, therefore students must use the locker which is assigned to them. Locks are provided for all grades. Students must use the lock and locker assigned to them. Key locks are not permitted. Students should not leave money or valuables in their lockers.
Cellular Phones and Electronic Devices
While McRoberts recognizes that many students have phones and personal music devices, students are reminded that these are not to be used during instructional time without specific permission from the classroom teacher. Cell phones and other electronic devices should be turned off and put away during class time. The school cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of any of these items. Cell phones and personal music devices which are used contrary to this policy may be temporarily confiscated by the teacher. Persistent issues will be referred to the administration.
Cameras and Camera Phones
Pictures of copyrighted material can only be taken with the proper permissions. Pictures of students or teachers can only be taken with the knowledge and consent of the individual being photographed. There may be legal consequences for not following this policy.
Students can purchase food items a the Snack Shack which is open at the nutrition break and during lunch but not during class time. All litter must be deposited in the garbage containers. Students may eat their lunches in the mutli-purpose area or other designated places.
Lost and Found
The “Lost and Found” is located in three areas – Office, outside the Library and in the Gym. Found items should be brought to the School Office. Money or valuables may be given to the office staff for safekeeping. During P.E. class, items such as watches and jewellery should be given to the teacher for safekeeping. DO NOT leave valuables in the change rooms or unattended. The school cannot be responsible for items that are stolen.
The school telephones are business telephones. Students may use the free student phone located outside the drama room. This phone is available before and after school, at break and at lunch. The student telephone is NOT to be used during class time.
School functions are open to all students. Students must be in good standing to be able to participate. Students attending a school function, including those away from the school, are expected to demonstrate responsible behaviour. School functions include dances, athletic events, concerts, field trips and any other activity that is being sponsored by the school. All school regulations apply at these functions. For field trips, a letter will be sent home outlining all of the details.
All visitors must report to the School Office. Visitors with an important purpose are welcomed to our school. Visitors may not come solely to socialize. Students should make arrangements to meet friends who are not McRoberts students, away from school property. McRoberts students may not visit other schools during the school day unless accompanied by a teacher sponsor.
Students riding bicycles to school are expected to obey traffic regulations en route to and from school. Bicycles should be locked to the bicycle racks at the front of the school. They should not be left in any other area of the school grounds. The school cannot be responsible for any damage or theft to bicycles. Because of liability concerns, students are not permitted to ride skateboards or rollerblade on school property.
Each year there are a small number of spaces available in the school parking lot for student vehicles. Students who wish to drive to school must register their car with the School Office and apply for a parking pass. Students must park in designated areas only. All cars must have a McRoberts Parking Pass displayed at all times.