McKim Extra Curricular/Clubs 2016-2017Announcements for clubs are made every morning.
2016-2017 SD6 School Calendar2016-2017 School Calendar
School District 6
Bell ScheduleMonday – Thursday
8:40 Warning bell
8:44 Classes start
10:15 - 10:30 Recess
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
8:40 Warning Bell
8:44 Class starts
11:15 – 12:00 Lunch
School Supply Lists 2016-2017School supplies will be purchased by parents. A $10 school fee will cover the cost of the agenda book for each student. If your child is in grade 7 there will be a fee for instrument rental for band. If you require assistance with any of these costs, please call the school at 250-427-2283.
Grade 4 Supply List
Grade 5 Supply List
Grade 6 Intensive French Supply List
Grade 6 & 7 Supply List
Breakfast Club and lunchesWe have a breakfast club that serves over 50 students each morning starting at 8:15. All students are welcome to come in for a light breakfast with choices like toast, cereal and fruit. Some days there is even yogurt or eggs! The program is free and funded by local charitable donations and grants. If you ever want to make a donation of cash or food, we would gratefully accept it. Students are expected to use their manners, clean up after themselves and eat in the foyer at the tables.
If a child does not have lunch at school they can go to the kitchen at first recess and an adult will help them to make a bag lunch of a sandwich and fruit. Also free and open to all.
Morning SupervisionMorning Supervision
Supervision begins at 8:15 and students are discouraged from arriving prior to this time. Students are permitted to go to their classes when the morning bell goes (at 8:40).
McKim School Code of Conduct
The purpose of our code of conduct is to establish and maintain a safe, caring and orderly environment for purposeful learning, and to direct students toward responsible, respectful behaviour.
At McKim School we promote a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all students are equal in dignity and rights and free from discrimination. Our goal is to be a school where students are free from harm, where clear expectations of acceptable behavior are held and met, and where all students feel they belong. (This is in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code.)
At McKim School we expect all members of our school community to:
• Take care of self, others, and this place
• Attend school regularly and punctually
• Always be your best and do your best
• Comply with school and classroom rules
These expectations of acceptable and socially responsible conduct are to be followed at school, while going to and from school, and while attending and school function at any location.
Unacceptable conduct is any conduct that contravenes our school expectations as listed above.
• Behaviours that:
o Interfere with the learning of others
o Interfere with an orderly environment
o Create unsafe conditions
• Acts of:
o Bullying, harassment or intimidation
o Physical contact or violence
o Retribution against a person who has reported incidents
We recognize that special considerations may apply to students with special needs who are unable to comply with expectations due to having a disability or an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.
As students become older, more mature and move through successive grades, we expect increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline. Consequently, there will also be increasing consequences for inappropriate behaviour.
When determining appropriate disciplinary action, there are a number of factors that will be taken into account, including the severity of the incident, frequency, and the age and maturity of the student. Students, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of our code of conduct. It is our goal to be restorative, rather than punitive in our disciplinary consequences.
Teachers are expected to deal with students who breach the code of conduct in a fair and consistent manner within their classroom before referring a student to the principal. Parents will be made aware of any unacceptable or inappropriate behavior. If the situation is not effectively resolved within the classroom and the inappropriate behaviour continues, the student will be referred to the principal.
School administration has a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches in the code of conduct. These parties may include:
• Parents of the student offender – in every instance
• Parents of the victim – in every instance
• School district officials – as required by district policy
• Police and other agencies – as required by law
Our school and school board will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of our code of conduct.
We encourage students and parent to inform us of any safety concerns. This can be done by talking personally with staff, calling the school, putting notes in student planners, etc.
Students should not use personal electronic devices or cell phones during instructional time or at recess unless supervised by staff.
Our code of conduct is reviewed and updated annually with staff, students and parents and is posted on our school website.
Updated September 2015