More School Policies
Cell Phone and Electronic Devices
Any student who uses such devices without specific permission from a staff member may have the device confiscated for an appropriate time period, as determined by the teacher. Students will be able to pick up confiscated devices brought to the office at the end of the day from the office. Students for whom this is an ongoing concern will be required to relinquish those devices to the office at the beginning of the school day and retain them at the end of the school day. Parents will also be contacted by Admin.
Students found using a cell phone or electronic device during an exam will be given a mark of zero for part of or for the entire test, or be required to write a make-up test, depending on the circumstances.
There shall be no photos, video, or sound recording or any other digital recording without permission from the subject, whether staff or students. Students will be asked to delete recordings taken without permission if deemed necessary to maintain a safe and caring environment in the school.
Students found using their cell phone in the washroom areas and locker rooms will be subject to school discipline.
Common Sense Policy
Unusual items (such as laser pointers,) may be brought to school for use in class, with teacher permission, provided they are used appropriately and then stored. Should a student choose to bring an item and use it inappropriately, it will be confiscated and depending on the item, it may be made available for return to the student at the end of the day or kept by the teacher or administration until the matter is completed. Please respect others as well as yourself.
Clothing is expected to be respectful of others and appropriate to a working and learning environment. Students are expected to wear appropriate attire. Clothing with drug or alcohol logos, sexually suggestive designs, or profanity are not acceptable. Hats are acceptable at WCCHS, but students are asked to comply with teachers’ expectations in all locations.
Staff members have the final say in determining if a student’s dress is appropriate. If requested, a student must change their clothing before returning to class. All staff will adhere to these standards as well.
This school year, mask use is required in all shared/public spaces in the school, including in the hallways, common area, office and learning commons. It is expected that students wear proper non-medical masks that fit snugly over the nose and under the chin and are secured either behind the ears or behind the head. Masks must be school appropriate and follow the same guidelines as clothing. Buffs, balaclavas and bandanas are not acceptable substitutes for face masks.
All staff and students are expected to act in a respectful way towards the neighbors who boarder our school. This means that all staff and students help maintain a safe and clean environment. This is demonstrated by:
- Driving slowly and quietly around the school and avoiding driving in front of West Meadow right after school
- Refrain from any littering by using the garbage bins provided
- Not using the neighbors’ yard, boulevards or back alleys for gathering, smoking or vaping.
- Using appropriate, respectful language
Willow Creek Composite High School is a tobacco, vape and smoke-free environment. Students under 18 are not allowed to smoke in public, even if they are off school property. No student is to be smoking within sight of the school. Students are not allowed to leave the school during class time or period breaks for the purpose of using tobacco or vaping products. Continued breaking of the tobacco policy may result in the student being suspended and/or charged by the RCMP and given a ticket (amount of fine subject to change). Any and all electronic smoking devices are also prohibited within sight of the school property.
Drugs and Alcohol
Any involvement with or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school, or at any school activity, will not be tolerated. Students violating this policy will be suspended immediately. The length of suspension will range from one to five days. Parents and students will meet with school administration to discuss reinstatement and restrictions. RCMP will be informed of any activity related to drugs or alcohol.
Students involved in fighting or arranging for a fight on school property, during the school day or at school-related activities will be suspended immediately. The length of the suspension will vary from one to five days, depending on the circumstances. Bystanders or spectators to an event of this nature should also expect school discipline. RCMP may be informed of any activity related to physical assault. Physical assault may result in a student undergoing a Threat Assessment Protocol.