The students and staff of Courtice Intermediate and Secondary School have once again shown their generosity and support of local families through The Denise House, Bethesda (both shelters for abused women and their children) and Simcoe Hall Settlement House. Simcoe Hall provides Christmas hampers to over 1 500 registered families in the Durham Region. This generosity and holiday spirit has helped to raise $ 2 173.00 in gift card and money donations; 45 boxes of new toys, clothing and gift items for families; and 16 large boxes of food items. It is clear that Courtice Intermediate and Secondary students and staff truly have embraced that giving is the reason for the season.
Courtice Secondary School January 2019 Exam Schedule
Wednesday January 23rd - Period 1 Exams 8:20 - 11:00 - P1 Exam All period 1 students must remain in their period 1 classes until 11:00 am. 11:00 - 11:45 - Lunch 11:45 - 12:30 - Period 2 12:40 - 1:25 - Period 3 1:35 - 2:25 - Period 4
Thursday January 24th - Period 2 Exams 8:20 - 11:00 - P2 Exam All period 2 students must remain in their period 2 class until 11:00 am. 11:00 - 11:45 - Lunch 11:45 - 1:00 - Period 3 1:10 - 2:25 - Period 4
Friday January 25th - Period 3 Exams 8:20 - 9:30 - P3 Exam Students must remain in class until 9:30 am to minimize disruption to other classes.
*** eLearning Exams start at 11:30am in the Library ***
Monday January 28th - Period 4 Exams 8:20 - 9:30 - P4 Exam Students must remain in class until 9:30 am to minimize disruption to other classes.
Tuesday January 29th - Credit Redemption
Students may be given the opportunity for credit redemption where appropriate.
Notes ● Attendance sheets will be picked up daily by 8:30am to ensure calls are made for students who are absent. ● If an Exam is postponed due to weather, it will be written on the next exam day. The full exam schedule will be moved forward one day. ● The Library will be closed to students, other than those writing exams. ● Guidance will be available by appointment for timetable changes. ● The cafeteria is the ONLY designated area for quiet study during exams. The last day for cafeteria food services is January 24, 2019 and will remain closed until semester 2 start. ● Students must return all semester 1 textbooks. Bring books to the exam to be collected by your teacher. Students who have not returned their textbooks will be reported to administration and further action determined including the possibility of not being assigned textbooks for semester 2. ● It is expected that all students will write their exams during the scheduled exam period. In the case of an emergency a medical certificate or confirmation must be provided. Please have a parent/guardian call the school if you will be absent. Students who are late will receive only the time remaining in the scheduled exam period. ● School buses will run on the normal schedule (morning and afternoon schedule). ● Take any articles that you may require to your exam. Students will NOT be able to access their lockers until the exam period has ended. Consideration for those students still writing will be enforced and you will be directed to move out of the exam area. Book bags, cell phones, etc. must be left at the front of the classroom during exams. Students leaving exams before the exam period has ended will be directed to the cafeteria or outside. ● Any student caught cheating during an exam will be removed and receive a mark of zero. Any student who uses or accesses a cell phone during an exam may receive a mark of zero for the exam. ● You may bring a bottle of water into your exam. No other drinks or food are allowed.
Please be advised that there is an issue with the reason code for general absences when they appeared in Edsby. For example, on an inclement weather day students are put in the system as a "General Absence - Inclement Weather", unfortunately Edsby sees all general absences as "General Absence - Suspension".
Please be assured that your student's attendance record does not reflect a suspension.
If you have any questions or would like a copy of your student's attendance record please feel free to contact the school.
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.
KPR wishes everyone a happy holiday. We hope that this time allows for some much needed rest for students, staff, parents and guardians, and allows families opportunities to celebrate together.
While the holidays can be joyous, they can also be difficult for some. We wanted to provide families with some resources you may find useful over the holiday season. Our mission is that all students remain safe, and this includes their mental and physical well-being.
Mental health is a state of well-being; it is relevant to all of us. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health crisis or illness. It is important to us that we remind everyone to use resources that are accessible to all. These include:
the Be Safe App, a free mobile app that aims to help young adults make healthy decisions during a crisis; it can be downloaded onto cell phones from https://besafeapp.ca/
Kids Help Phone, also available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
Four County Crisis line, available 24/7 for Northumberland and Peterborough County residents at 1-866-995-9933
Durham Mobile Crisis Services, available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890
Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline, provides information about mental health services in Ontario 24/7, at 1-866-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Ontario 211, a free helpline that connects people to community and social services in your area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 2-1-1.
Your family also has access to your closest hospital, as well as to regional supports serving specific areas of KPR.
Let's keep our mental health and the mental health of those we love and care about in the forefront. We encourage you to use community support services if you ever find yourself or someone near and dear to you struggling and in need of assistance.
Once again, we wish everyone season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas, and safe holidays.
New Kindergarten families are invited to attend one of our five, free upcoming regional Kindergarten Information Sessions. Current Kindergarten families are also welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with community agencies and partners that serve families, and together, we will provide strategies to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and support your child at home.
Starting high school in September? We invite current Grade 8 students, parents and guardians to join us at Grade 8 information nights to learn about the variety of programs available to help learners meet with success.
Several schools have already held their open houses; parents can contact those schools directly for program and registration information. Contact information is available in the Find A School section of www.kprschools.ca
The following open houses are coming up:
Bowmanville High School, Bowmanville – January 16, 6 p.m. Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Peterborough – January 16, 7 p.m. Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville – January 17, 6 p.m. Courtice Secondary School, Courtice – January 17, 6:30 pm. Port Hope High School, Port Hope – January 17, 6:30 p.m.