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Important information to start the year

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 is a regular school day, which begins at 8:25 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday will be a common lunch day as follows:

8:25 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Period 1 class

9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Travel Time

9:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Period 2 class

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Lunch

11:50 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Period 3 and 4 class

1:05 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Travel Time

1:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Period 5 class

In homeroom, you will be given your locker number and asked to provide your combination.

You will follow your timetable for the remainder of the day. In each class, you will receive an outline of the course and be issued the required textbook(s). Please look after your textbooks. You are required to return them at the end of the semester, and you will be charged a replacement fee for lost or damaged textbooks. Textbooks are issued at no cost for all courses.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 will follow our regular day schedule.

TIMETABLES

Our Guidance Counsellors will be available Monday, August 28, Tuesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 31, 2017 (a.m. only) to address timetable related issues. If your timetable is missing a class, has a SEEGUID code, or you have successfully completed a Summer School course (which is still listed on your new timetable and therefore needs to be changed), then you should come in Monday, Tuesday or Thursday as noted above. All other timetable issues will be addressed starting on the first official day of classes in priority sequence.

ADMINISTRATION ASSEMBLIES

Instead of Grade assemblies, administration and guidance counsellors will visit your classroom during the first weeks to officially welcome you, to set expectations for the semester, and to review important rules and guidelines.

Note: Initiation rituals of any kind are strictly prohibited at Sir Allan MacNab. Strong action will be taken against any student found to be involved in this type of activity.

CAFETERIA SERVICES

Lunches are to be eaten in the cafeteria. If you wish to purchase food, the cafeteria provides drinks, snacks and complete lunches. Student access to the building during lunch is limited to the main quad (the first floor around the Library/main office corridors), as classes are in session.

CURRENT HEALTH AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Please be sure and let the office know of any health problems or special needs of which we should be aware. We also need to be kept informed of changes in address, telephone numbers (home, work and cell), emergency contact information, etc. A “Student Information Verification Form” will be distributed during the first week of school. Please review, makes changes and return to your home room teacher.

LOCKERS

Each student will be assigned a locker by his or her homeroom teacher. This locker will be the student’s locker for the 2017-2018 school year. Students are required to have a school lock for this locker; they can be purchased from the main office for a cost of $5.00. Please be reminded that lockers are the property of the school, and they may be opened by school administration without prior notification.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY DAYS

Throughout the year, days are set aside for professional development of staff. For 2017-2018, those dates include:

PA Days – September 22, November 3, December 1, 2017

February 1, March 2, June 28 and 29, 2018

PARKING AND BUS TRANSPORTATION

If you live beyond 3.2 kilometers from MacNab, and you live within the MacNab Catchment, you will qualify for transportation. Letters regarding your type of transportation will be available from the Main Office from Monday, August 28, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school during that week. If you drive, student parking is allowed only in the student lot off of Wendover Drive.

REPORTING DATES

Please note the following dates. The dates for exams are particularly significant. It is not the policy of the school to reschedule exams due to holiday trips or work commitments. Final examinations and culminating activities are compulsory. Parents must notify the school promptly if students will be absent from an examination or culminating activity because of illness or serious emergency.

Semester 1 Semester 2

Preliminary Report October 13, 2017 March 9, 2018

Parents’ Night October 19, 2017 March 22, 2018

Mid Semester Report November 24, 2017 May 4, 2018

Final Exams Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2018 June 21-27, 2018

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our first School Council meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017. We meet at 6:15 p.m. in Student Services. All are welcome to attend.

SIR ALLAN MACNAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Our Code of Conduct and procedures to be followed when a student is absent, late, or requires early dismissal from school will be posted on our website.

STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

To assist parents in planning family holidays etc., the school holidays for 2017-2018 are as follows:

Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9, 2017

Holiday Break Monday, December 25, 2017 – Friday, January 5, 2018

Family Day Monday, February 19, 2018

March Break Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16, 2018

Easter Break Friday, March 30 – Monday, April 2, 2018

Victoria Day Monday, May 21, 2018

STUDENT ACTIVITY CARD AND YEARBOOK

If you have not already done so with your option sheet, you may purchase your Student Activity Card ($20.00) and/or your yearbook ($25.00). Purchases may be made through School CashNet online. If you did not receive or have forgotten your account password, please contact the main office for assistance. With the activity card you will have access to clubs, teams and activities – these fees help fund the great teams, clubs and activities. In addition you will receive 10% off of any purchase at the Lion’s Den and discounted admission to championship games, dances, movie night, Holiday concert, drama presentations, Musicfest and athletic buyouts. If your family is experiencing financial hardship and needs assistance with these fees, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or your guidance Counsellor.

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