This year, Regina high schools have implemented a modified timetable that will limit student contact to a maximum of two cohorts per day (versus 5 or more). This model is called the QUINT Model.
In order to alleviate pressures when students arrive and leave the building, half of the classes will begin at 9:00am and the other half will begin at 9:10am. Afternoon classes will begin at 12:45pm and 12:55pm.
Students who have a class in an odd number room (101 as an example) will start at the earlier time (9:00 or 12:45) and students who have a class in an even numbered classroom (204 as an example) will start at the later time (9:10 or 12:55).
Grade 9 - full timetable
Grade 10 - full timetable
Grade 11 - minimum of nine credits
Grade 12 - minimum of eight credits
Student timetable changes must be arranged through the office. A transfer from one course to another, or the addition of a class to a student’s original selection, is possible only if the timetable permits it and if the request is made a timely fashion. Students who wish to repeat classes will be given an opportunity to do so in summer school or the following school year. Circumstances may warrant timetable changes; however, these are limited in number.
To discontinue a subject, a student must complete and submit the appropriate form (available at the office), including their request, the parent’s written permission and the subject teacher’s acknowledgement. The student’s original timetable remains in effect pending the approval of the change.
Students are encouraged to take as many courses possible. Unassigned times provide a student with an opportunity to use the library or the Student Commons Area for homework or quiet student discussion. Students may also use this time to seek assistance from available teachers. This year, we are asking students to go home during their unassigned period where possible.
All students are to be completely equipped for each gym period. Grade 9 uniforms will be available from the P.E. Office (black shorts, tops). Acceptable running shoes must be worn. It is recommended that each student take a shower after a gym period. All personal articles (coats, boots, etc.) must be kept in the student’s hall locker and NOT in a gymnasium locker. After changing into their gym outfits, students must ensure that their own personal clothing is locked in a gymnasium locker, and removed at the end of class. Students may use the gym before school, at noon or after school if in proper dress and under teacher supervision. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. It is a privilege to have Internet access.
2. The Internet access is free to users.
3. A RESPONSIBLE user of the Internet may have access as long as the user is a teacher or student at Thom Collegiate.
Responsible Users May:
•Use the Internet to research assigned classroom projects.
•Use the Internet to send electronic mail (e-mail) to other users.
•Use the Internet to explore other computer systems.
Responsible Users May NOT:
•Use the Internet for any illegal purpose.
•Use impolite or abusive language.
•Violate the rules of common sense and etiquette. This includes accessing sites which contain inappropriate content or material. If you are not sure, ask.
•Change any computer files that do not belong to the user.
•Send or get copyrighted materials without permission.
•Give their password to anyone.
System operators will have access to all user accounts, including e-mail. If the rules above are not followed by any person, use of the network will be cancelled. If the user is not sure how to do something on the computer, ask a teacher or the system administrator in the school.
Cell phones are not allowed to be used during class time unless permission is given by the teacher. Also, students are not allowed to photograph, take video, or record students/teachers without permission. Students who do not comply with these rules may have their cell phone confiscated.
There is a pay phone in the main hall for student use during student spares, noon hour, or after class. Students are requested to keep calls under five minutes. If parents/guardians need to contact a student, they must contact the main office and a message will be delivered to the student.
VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL
• Parents/caregivers are strongly encouraged not to visit the school and instead to use the phone or email to contact teachers or the main office.
• Other guests, visitors, volunteers, and speakers (unless they are employed by Regina Public Schools) will not be entering our building. This includes, but is not limited to deliveries and food delivery (no food can be delivered to the school or school grounds for students and staff).
• Signage will be on the front door of the school advising that we are not allowing visitors and that anyone who is feeling unwell should not enter the building at all.
• If a guest or visitor absolutely must come in, they will be required to book an appointment and will be required to sanitize their hands, wear a mask, and register at the office.
LOCKERS (cannot be used for the 2020-21 school year)
Hallway lockers will not be available to students unless needed to accommodate specific student needs. Students should have a bag or backpack with all items needed for the school day. Requests for a locker will be evaluated by school administration.
Gym lockers will be made available to students taking courses that require students to change their clothing. If required, students will be supplied locks and the cost will be added to the student’s fees.
No items can be left in the gym lockers at the end of class as the locker room will be disinfected between classes. Students are reminded that lockers are school property and are subject to search given reasonable grounds.
Students are allowed to park in the Northeast parking lot, and along the north alley, on a first come first serve basis. Students who abuse this privilege by driving erratically may be issued a traffic ticket by our Resource Officer or be asked to temporarily or permanently park elsewhere. Students who park outside the designated area may have their vehicle towed.
For the safety of our students, teachers and visitors, please do not drop students off in the staff parking lots on the North and East sides.
Students are expected to comply with the dress code. Students wearing inappropriate clothing that promotes the use of drugs, alcohol, offensive language, or any revealing, unsuitable attire, will be asked to change. Also, any clothing accessories that may be a threat to student safety are not allowed. Students are allowed to wear hats, except during formal assemblies.
Noted disrespect by a student toward a staff member will require a consultation between the teacher and Principal or Vice-Principal regarding the circumstance. Also discussed will be the intervention strategy necessary for resolution, or whether the student will be suspended.
Staff will correct students who use profane language. If the profane language persists, the Vice-Principal will meet with the student and make contact with home. If the profanity still persists, a meeting with the parent/guardian will be arranged, which will lead to either a resolution or suspension.
It is illegal to smoke on school property. E-cigarettes and Vapes will be treated the same way as regular cigarettes. Students caught smoking may be suspended or referred to the School Resource Officer, who may decide to impose a fine. If the smoking behaviour continues, a formal meeting with the parents/guardians will be arranged.
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
Students possessing or selling drugs/alcohol, possessing paraphernalia, exhibiting behaviors, or having the odor of illegal drugs/alcohol, will be referred to the Office. Both the student and the student’s locker will be searched by the Principal or designate. If a drug/alcohol issue is confirmed, the student’s parent/guardian will be informed of the issue and consequence, and the student may be suspended and be re-admitted through Guidance. (See next section)
Any student caught in possession of drugs/alcohol will also be referred to the School Resource Officer, who will determine if criminal charges are to be laid. Students charged by the Regina City Police will be under review in regard to their eligibility to remain at Thom Collegiate.
GUIDANCE RE-ADMISSION PLAN
For re-admission because of an incident involving drugs or alcohol, students must be in the company of a parent or guardian, and the re-admission shall take place through the Guidance Office. Students suspended for drugs/alcohol will also be referred to a session called, It’s Your Call, (an information session about drugs/alcohol) and a formal introduction to both our Addictions Services Counsellor and our Regina City Police Resource Officer.