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Timiskaming District Secondary School
Student Handbook

This section outlines the rules of the school, consequences for improper behaviour, school routines, the student evaluation policy, school dress code, iPad Code of Conduct.  All the sections are linked below. Please browse them at your leisure.

Student Achievement and Success Rests with the following broad Goals At TDSS

Arrive prepared, leave prepared
Aim high, always do your best
Be part of the solution
RESPECT yourself, your peers, the staff and property at TDSS
TDSS Code of Behaviour

General Guidelines Established by District School Board Ontario North East

"The code of behaviour established in each secondary school shall foster a sense of self-esteem and self-discipline in students by establishing clear, fair, non-discriminatory expectations which are consistent with provincial and federal legislation and with the educational goals of the Province of Ontario. The code shall outline realistic, appropriate and effective consequences. It shall be consistently enforced and contain sufficient flexibility to accommodate specific situations or particular individuals. It shall include student rights and responsibilities, a rationale for its contents, a procedure for periodic review, and shall attempt to create a positive school climate which reflects the needs of the local community."

Our aim is for each of our students to acquire a sense of "self-discipline" with the ability to make one's own decisions about the appropriate course of action and to be responsible for one's own behaviour.

A clear concise written code of behaviour allows students, teachers, administrators, and parents to know what is expected in terms of school behaviour. Young people have the right to an education, but they also have the responsibility to respect the rights of other students and staff in establishing a positive climate for learning in our school.

Parents, in partnership with the school, play a key role in this aim. The influence of home and the family environment cannot be minimized as our students grow towards adulthood. We will be contacting homes and certainly encourage the home to contact the school should any situation arise that requires clarification.

The ultimate responsibility for acceptable behaviour, however, lies with you the students. Teenagers are aware of what constitutes acceptable behaviour in or around the school, on our buses or on school activities. We are confident that you will accept responsibility for your actions and make appropriate choices as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.