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Homework Help is a FREE online math resource for students. It allows students to have access to a live anonymous tutor chat session with a certified Ontario teacher from Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. During these sessions, tutors will guide students to solve math questions after hours. The live Homework Help begins on Sunday, September 11th.
The link to the site is: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/homework.html
Code of Conduct and General Information
ACCESS TO SCHOOL PREMISES/SIGN-IN POLICY
All visitors to our schools are asked to report to the Main Office and sign in upon arrival. Please press the button in the lobby once like a doorbell and state your name and purpose for the visit. Parents are asked to remain outside to pick up their children at dismissal. Kindergartens are picked up at the kindergarten doors, primaries out the front doors and juniors/intermediates have their own exits at the back of the building. Visitors required to sign-in includes parents, guardians, relatives, caregivers, volunteers, visitors, community members, outside agencies and other School Board personnel. Visitors and volunteers spending time within our school will be required to wear identification badges. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our schools safe for all of our students and staff.
Students and Staff in our school have SERIOUS life-threatening allergies to nuts, peanuts, and nut products. Although these students’ classrooms have been designated as “Nut Sensitive”, in the interest of safety, please explore alternative food items for your children to bring to school for snacks and lunches. If you have not already done so, please notify the school and provide the medical documentation if your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy or medical condition. NO NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS are ALLOWED in our building at any time in any room.
ANIMALS IN SCHOOL OR ON PROPERTY
Animals must NOT be brought into the school or on the property unless approved by prior arrangement for an educational purpose. Do not walk your dogs on the property even on weekends/evenings as we need to keep the grass and sand areas safe for children.
ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, & REPORTING
Teachers assess and evaluate student progress on a continuous basis. Students are provided with on-going formative feedback regarding their strengths, weaknesses, and specific steps they can take to improve their performance. Students are expected to work diligently, study for all tests and quizzes, and complete all assignments by the due dates set by their teachers. All assignments must be completed even if due dates are missed. Student achievement is described by provincial “Levels of Achievement” within each grade. Level 1/D– Achievement is below the provincial standard, Level 2/C – Achievement approaches the provincial standard, Level 3/B – Achievement meets the provincial standard consistently. Level 4/A-achievement exceeds the provincial standard. Student achievement is recorded and officially reported to parents in each of the two terms. Parents are encouraged to complete and return the parent signature page of the Report Cards. Success for students is most likely to occur when parents, students, and staff form a partnership in which communication is ongoing. Please do not hesitate to call your child’s teacher if you have a question or concern. Students will receive a Progress Report and two Provincial Report Cards
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
The Education Act requires that students attend classes “regularly and punctually”. The Safe Schools policy details our responsibility in confirming students’ whereabouts when not recorded as present at school. When a student is considered absent, the school must call home to confirm the whereabouts of the absent student unless the parent/guardian has already called to inform the school of the late arrival or absence. Parents may excuse their child from school because of illness or medical appointments and must call the school to explain/excuse the reason for the absence. We have the following expectations and guideline of students and parents:
BUS SAFETY/ BUS ROUTES
Please review bus safety rules and behavioural expectations. Inappropriate bus behaviour may result in a suspension of bus riding privileges. Riding the bus to school is a privilege, not a right and it can be revoked for periods of time when safety and behavioural expectations are not followed. No students will be allowed to ride on buses other than the regular bus they take to come to school or go home. Even with parental permission, students will not be allowed to ride an alternate bus. This means that students will not be allowed to ride a friend’s bus at any time for birthday parties, or any other circumstances. Each year students who require alternate bussing for childcare must fill out a form for the office If there are special circumstances requiring alternate bus arrangements for a prolonged period of time, please contact the school well in advance so alternate transportation arrangements can be made officially through an official request to Tri-Board Student Transportation. The CODE OF CONDUCT from Tri-Board Transportation is found at www.triboard.on.ca
Students who qualify shall be given the privilege of using transportation provided by the Board. Since the Board is responsible for the comfort and safety of all students who ride on school buses, students whose conduct endangers the safety or interferes with the comfort of others may have their riding privileges revoked.
It is considered that school buses owned or under contract by the Board are an extension of the school system and the standards set by the individual school should be carried over to the school bus. Students are responsible to the principal for their conduct on the school bus. The bus driver acts on behalf of the principal and students will obey instructions from the driver. The responsibility for compensation for any damage or destruction of board property by a student is placed on the student and the parent. This also applies to school buses.
School Bus Safety Rules
1. Arrive at your stop 5 minutes prior to pick up time.
2. Wait 2 steps back from the road.
3. Dress properly for the weather.
4. Do not cross the road until the bus is stopped, the driver has turned on the upper alternating red signal lights and extended the school bus stop arm. Look both ways and wait for the driver’s signal.
5. Board the bus in single file.
6. Use the handrail.
7. Stay seated until it is time to get off the bus.
8. Students should go directly to their seats and sit down before the bus moves.
9. No lunch pails, books or parcels should be in the aisles or step wells at any time.
10. Stay seated until it is time to get off the bus.
11. Do not enter or leave the bus while it is moving.
12. Avoid pushing or crowding when getting on or off the bus.
13. Students leaving the bus should cross only in front of the bus and approximately 3 metres from the front.
14. Never, ever, ever stop to pick up something you have dropped; get an adult to help you retrieve it.
School Bus Safety Discipline Guidelines ~ Be Respectful, Responsible and Safe!
These guidelines are designed to deal with chronic offences of a disruptive nature (eg. swearing, excessive noise, distracting the driver). The following three-step system will be implemented:
Our school, like others in the Board, adheres to procedures set out by Tri-Board Student Transportation Services. Bus cancellations due to inclement weather are reported daily on CJBQ AM 800, CJOJ FM 95.5, MIX FM 97.1 and CJLX FM 92.3 or may be found on a link via the Board webpage at www.hpedsb.on.ca. Please remember that if buses do not run in the morning due to unsafe road conditions (e.g.-snow, ice-covered roads) they will not return in the afternoon to take students home. Parents are welcome to drive and pick up their child if they wish to attend as the schools usually remain open. If the buses are cancelled due to fog, and the fog clears during the day, that bus may run in the afternoon and it will be reported as such on the radio and on the website). Please make sure you know your child’s bus number. In the case of concerns regarding bussing, please feel free to contact the school and/or Tri-Board directly at 1-866-569-6638.
Students who ride on the bus must:
1. Conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner at all times and obey the drivers instructions
2. Respect the wellbeing of others.
3. Respect the property of others, including the bus.
4. Keep off the traveled portion of the road on the way to the pick-up point.
5. Students must be at their bus pick-up point prior to pick-up time.
6. Ride only the bus assigned. No one can ride on another bus for sleepover or birthday parties. You must have an official form to go home or to a caregiver ONLY
7. Be picked up only at designated stops.
8. Keep books, lunch boxes and bulky items on their laps. (no skateboards, bats, hockey sticks)
9. Leave windows closed unless authorized by the driver to open them.
10. Keep arms and head inside the bus at all times.
11. Not carry objects which may be perceived as dangerous or objectionable.
12. Not eat or drink on a school bus.
13. Not smoke on a school bus. This can result in immediate suspension of bus privileges.
14. Be discharged only at designated stops.
15. Refrain from fighting or using obscene or loud language. This can result in immediate loss of bus privileges. Students must be aware that serious or repeat misconduct will be recorded. They must also be aware that such conduct may result in loss of the privilege to ride a school bus.
Safe School Procedures
Lockdown: Lockdown is a response to a major incident or threat of school violence within the school, or the immediate area of the school. A Lockdown isolates students, the staff and others from danger by requiring everyone to remain inside the building in secure locations. All staff members within the school are responsible for ensuring that no one leaves the secure locations until the Lockdown is removed by the principal or police. Staff and students take immediate precautions to ensure safety, taking cover in the closest secure location. The principal or designate will call 911 and will notify the Director’s office.
Hold and Secure: Hold and Secure (formally Secure and Hold) is a response to a threat in the general vicinity of a school and not related to the school. This could be a police pursuit, a crime in progress or an active police search. Staff, students and visitors are considered to be safe inside the school. The school continues to function normally. External doors to the building must be secured as quickly as possible and staff/students/visitors on property must be brought inside the building when safe to do so. Signs indicating a Hold and Secure status must be posted until such time as the situation near the school is resolved (See Form 153-A-1). Occupants do not leave the building. The Director’s office must be notified immediately if a school is placed in a Hold and Secure status.
Shelter in Place: Shelter in Place is a response to an external situation, where it is necessary to keep all occupants within the school, to protect them from the external risk (e.g., an environmental situation such as a chemical spill or an extreme weather related situation in the neighbourhood). Staff and students move freely within the school. Signs are placed on external door windows with school phone number to indicate a Shelter in Place (See Form 153-A-2). The Director’s office must be notified immediately if a school is placed in Shelter in Place status.
When one of these precautions take place that is not a practise, a letter will be sent home to parents to provide an explanation. Our practise Lockdown, Secure and Hold & Shelter in Place procedures are never a surprise to the students and occur in the Fall & Spring.
COLLECTIBLES (e.g.-trading cards and other items of trading or collecting value
Collectible toys and/or valuable items are not to be brought to school. These items will be confiscated to be picked up and taken home at the end of the school day. Valuable trading cards such as “Yu-Gi-Oh”, “Bakugan” cards are not permitted at school. Students are also reminded not to bring large amounts of money to school. Valuables could be broken, stolen or misplaced. Use of electronic games on the buses, especially when rides are very long, is up to the driver and this equipment must be kept in backpacks when at school. The school or bus company is not liable if these items are lost, stolen, broken or misplaced. Bringing expensive items to school is always a risk. These rules apply on all school trips as well.
In general, anyone coming into the schools (students, staff, parents, visitors, etc.) is expected to wear appropriate modest dress for a place of business. Clothing should demonstrate respect for self and others. Hats (including visors) are not to be worn in the school. All tops must have straps at least three fingers wide and should be long enough to cover the student’s midriff. Shorts should be long enough so that when students put their hands at their sides the shorts are a least fingertip length. Indoor shoes are necessary as students are asked to remove their outdoor shoes prior to entering class so that dirt and moisture are not tracked inside. Graphics and slogans which portray reference to violence, profanity, sex, race, illegal drugs and alcohol are not acceptable at school. Students who wear inappropriate clothing will be asked to replace it with more suitable attire as directed by the Staff/School Administration. For safety reasons, parents/guardians should remove all drawstrings from the head and neck area of children’s outerwear and ensure outer clothing is free of knots, loops or toggles, as they can get caught and pose a strangulation risk.
Gum chewing is not permitted in school or anywhere on school/bus property. Upon entering the school bus and prior to entering the school yard, students are expected to deposit their gum in the garbage. GUM is a safety concern especially during recess and gym times. If students persistently disobey this rule, they will be referred to the office.
HEALTH CONCERNS & INJURIES
While every effort is made to ensure student safety, accidents do happen. It is relatively common for children to sustain injuries at school whether playing sports or during free play on the yard. Regardless of how minor it may appear, all staff will readily respond to any health concern or injury. Basic first aid will be provided by trained school staff and in cases of concern, parents/guardians will be contacted. The decision for follow-up treatment is to be made by parents. Staff is unable to diagnose. From time to time student accidents occur which are of such a nature that an ambulance is required. While OHIP pays a portion of the costs, it may not cover the entire cost. The portion not covered is billed to the parents of the student. It is possible for parents to purchase Student Accident Insurance Coverage to insure some of the injuries sustained by children that may not be covered under private health benefits or OHIP. Coverage is available at a low cost and can be purchased at any time throughout the school year. If interested, please contact the school. If medical treatment/follow-up is necessary as a result of an accidental injury, parent/guardian must notify the school so that we can complete the necessary Accident Reporting Form within the 24 hour requirement.
Homework is part of a student’s educational program and may include completion of unfinished work from the classroom, practice of previously taught concepts, special projects or research that requires home support (i.e. Project research, Legion Public Speaking contest). As a general guideline, parents should ensure that students complete 10 minutes per grade each night which includes reading silently and reading aloud to an adult or sibling. For example, a student in Grade 3 should have no more than 1/2 hour of work on a typical night. Sometimes there may be events that interfere with homework so we ask that parents work with the classroom teachers to develop a plan that works for them. This plan may look like extra work on one evening to accommodate an activity such as hockey practice or ballet on a specific evening. It is important that students learn to manage competing life priorities as they progress through their education and we thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Students who are not well are best cared for at home. Staying home ensures a speedy recovery and avoids spreading illness to others. In most cases, children who are well enough to be at school are well enough to benefit from exercise and fresh air outside during recess periods. Exceptions will be made for students to stay in during recesses only in the case of a serious injury or some other serious medical condition. In these cases, a note must be provided from a physician. The Health Unit has provided the following information regarding student illness: 1) students with elevated temperatures should not be at school, 2) fresh air is better than staying indoors for anyone recovering from illness, 3) individuals do not catch a cold from being outside or from cold weather; colds are spread from the germs of others who already have a cold, 4) in most cases, students who are feeling sick in the morning should be kept home.
LEGAL CUSTODY ORDERS
By law, the school must give both parents of our students the same rights and privileges unless there is a court order to indicate otherwise. Therefore, unless the school has a copy of a court or restraining order on file, both parents maintain the same rights (e.g. – to come to the school, see and speak with the student, meet the teacher, take the student out for lunch, request copies of report cards or discuss academics and attendance etc.) It is the responsibility of the parent and/or guardian to ensure that the school has a copy of legal documents on file and that the situation has been discussed with School Administration as well as your child’s classroom teacher.
Safety is the key concern when dealing with medication in a school setting. Specific guidelines exist for the administration of medication at school. The Release of Medical Information (Form 320-2) is available in the office for completion by your family physician or pharmacist before medication may be administered. Written consent is also required for the administration of non-prescription medication (e.g. Tylenol or Aspirin). Whenever possible, short-term medication such as antibiotics should be administered at home. A doctor’s signed consent is not needed for students who may need to self-administer inhalers, however, parents/ guardians of students who self-administer inhalers are to inform the school. All prescription and non-prescription medication must be secured in the locked health cupboard, and is not to be kept in the possession of the student. Written instructions must accompany all medications and they must be in the original prescription bottle. Parents/Guardians of students with specific medical conditions such as life-threatening allergies which require administration of Epi-Pens should obtain and complete the appropriate forms. A new form must be submitted annually or if medication changes.
PEDICULOSIS (HEAD LICE)
The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board recognizes that head lice, or the medical condition known as pediculosis, is not a reportable disease under the Health Promotion and Protection Act. It is more appropriately defined as a social nuisance, not a health problem.
Current research shows that school exclusion, early dismissal, and no nit polices do not prevent or control head lice infestations. In fact, these practices further stigmatize children, erode their self-esteem and interfere with learning. No-nit policies in schools are discouraged by the Canadian Pediatric Society. Exclusion from school may add to the burden of stress already experienced by the child and their family as inequities exist in home environments: access to financial resources, ability to take time from work or school to care for excluded children, and ability to assist their child in maintaining school work. Students identified with head lice or nits will be supported to receive treatment and will no longer be stigmatized by being excluded from school.
Coordinated efforts between home, school, and the community are necessary to control outbreaks of head lice. All support services must be administered in a manner that respects, in all circumstances, the student’s rights to privacy, dignity, and cultural sensitivity.
Trained volunteers check all students at various times throughout the year. Please remember that it is the parents/guardians responsibility to provide proper treatment and to make sure that all nits are removed from the hair. We encourage parents/guardians to check their children’s heads regularly. When necessary, instructions are available in the office for treatment procedures.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION and FOOTWEAR
Our physical education program emphasizes fitness, nutrition, skill development, good sportsmanship, and healthy active living. For gym periods, students must wear running shoes and clothing which will permit them to move in a flexible and safe manner. Stocking/sock feet, “crocs”, flip-flops, black soled shoes and high heels are not permitted. We recommend that this type of footwear not be worn for recess as students are often running or climbing and require suitable footwear to remain safe while being active. Physical Education is compulsory. If a student is to be excused for medical reasons, parents are asked to submit a note to the teacher. In the case of an extended period of time, a physician’s note will be required.
Student use of the telephone is for emergencies only. Personal arrangements as well as arrangements for rides following extra-curricular activities (clubs, team practices) should be made prior to the school day.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PROPERTY
Students from our elementary schools are NOT allowed to be on Centre Hastings Secondary School property unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or teacher after signing in as a visitor at the C.H.S.S. Main Office. Students are also not allowed to be at the rear or front of the building also known informally as the “Smoking Areas”. Students from C.H.S.S. are likewise not allowed on the Public School Property unless signed in at the Main Office for a specific and school-related purpose. Students who return to school after a visit “uptown” are required to re-enter the school property via the crossing guard entry to the primary yard.
SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES, ROLLERBLADES/SHOES, SCOOTERS and BASEBALL BATS
Bicycles must be locked on the bike racks at the front of the school. For safety reasons, as required by law, students must wear helmets. Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades/shoes, scooters and other large sports equipment from home such as baseball bats, lacrosse sticks, or hockey sticks may not be used on school property and are NOT allowed on buses.
Throwing snowballs, rocks or other objects could result in someone being seriously injured or property damaged or destroyed. Consequently, students are not permitted to throw snow, rocks, ice, or other objects. The 1st offence incurs a warning and discussion with the office, 2nd offence incurs a subsequent warning along with a letter sent home to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to Administration. The 3rd offence may result in a withdrawal from recess. A student may be suspended/withdrawn from class at any time if an incident is determined to be deliberate and has resulted in student injury, damage to property or is a repeated offence.
SUPERVISION AND SAFETY
Students are not to arrive at school prior to the buses being unloaded at 7:45am unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian or are attending the Before School Program. Students are supervised during all nutrition breaks and are expected to stay within the school’s fenced boundaries while outside at recess times. Leaving school property without permission may result in withdrawal of recesses/suspension or contact with the local O.P.P. Supervision is also provided during arrival and dismissal time as students get on and off the buses at 2:30pm. Staff on supervision duty carry walkie-talkies to be in communication with each other and the Main Office. Staff also wear brightly coloured vests to make it easy for students to identify a supervisor. Students are reminded to use their words to ask someone to “STOP” what they are doing that is bothering them and get an adult to assist with problem-solving if they are unable to come to a
safe and respectful solution using words. There is to be no physical contact between students at any time and any contact should be reported to someone on duty immediately.
UPTOWN PRIVILEGES/SECOND NUTRITION BREAK at MADOC PUBLIC (12:30-1:10)
Students are supervised by staff and are expected to conduct themselves appropriately during lunch and nutrition breaks. Students are required to clean up after their lunch and deposit all garbage and recycling into the appropriate containers. Students are to remain on the school grounds during the outside supervised lunch recess. It is important that parents recognize that students are NOT supervised by school staff uptown. We expect students to behave in an appropriate manner and to follow the Board’s Code of Conduct and the School’s Respect Agreements. Students must have written consent (either for the entire year or for each Uptown Privilege) and may not use the office telephone to make these arrangements. Students in Grades 6-8 are allowed to be granted uptown privileges. All other students must be signed out at the office by a parent/guardian or by another adult who has been granted permission by a parent/guardian.
Volunteers are always welcome at our schools. If you have some extra time and are interested in working with students at our school, please speak directly to your child’s teacher or the Administration. Volunteers have helped us with our Breakfast Program, Book Fairs, in the classroom, on trips, at special events and with extra-curricular activities and fund-raising events. The students and staff appreciate this extra assistance. The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has a Volunteer Policy as well as police record check requirements. There are forms available at the office to assist with the completion of a police record check. The police record checks must be completed well in advance of all school trips. Due to safety and liability concerns, we do not permit non-school aged children to accompany adults who are volunteering in classrooms, library, or during school trips.
Our school is committed to reducing the amount of waste leaving our school. Your help is appreciated. We encourage a “Litterless Lunch” and you may assist by using recyclable containers in lunches and try to eliminate packaging which cannot be recycled. Please select healthier options such as water or 100% juice instead of sugary drinks, fruits and vegetables instead of prepared packaged lunches. In Centre Hastings we must adhere to the clear bag garbage programme which means that we need to reduce and recycle carefully. We have worked to ensure that students have access to compost containers. We ask that parents pack as much of a student’s lunch in reusable containers and avoid pre-packaged lunches as much as possible for environmental and health reasons.
WiFi/Handheld Devices/Technology in Schools
Technology literacy is a crucial component of modern society. Our global world continues to place a premium on a highly skilled labour force that is technologically literate. As technology dramatically changes our society, students need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours of digital-age learners. At Madoc Public School, a global perspective is developed and presented in content areas where appropriate. Critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration are emphasized. Along with the focus on 21st Century skills, is the requirement for a procedure for the safe, legal and ethical use of digital information and technology.
All students are permitted to bring and use their personal electronic devices for learning purposes where the teacher has given such permission. Students will be able to, at the teacher’s discretion, connect to the school’s wireless/personal mobile network to use mobile devices as educational tools during class. Teachers will provide direction in the use of these devices as tools for learning as opposed to entertainment or socializing. The use of the wireless network for non-educational purposes is not permitted. Accessing music, downloading applications (and other high bandwidth applications) from an internet service is not allowed while at school, as it slows down the connection of all other computers/users within the school. Devices cannot be used on the yard at recess time for security and safety reasons.
Devices with picture and video capabilities are allowed in the school. However, taking pictures or capturing video with that device is only allowed for educational purposes when a teacher has directed and is aware of the use. It is also important that permission is received before taking photographs or recordings of anyone. Once the pictures or video have been used for the instruction, they must be deleted by the student and staff are to be advised of this action.
In our revised Technology Procedure, students are expected to adhere to the following:
1. Always ask your teacher if it is an appropriate time/task to use your electronic device for educational purposes. Respect your teacher’s professional judgement.
2. Devices must be turned off in washrooms or change rooms and placed in a secure location.
3. Remove ear buds / headsets when you arrive on school property and ensure all devices are turned off and placed in a secure location (e.g., backpack).
4. When you are moving through the halls, you must not be on your device as it will slow down the task that you should be doing (e.g., getting ready for class, getting to bus on time).
5. When you bring electronic devices to class, be certain that the volume is turned off. The device is to be used as a learning tool, so place it on your desk top for easy access when the teacher has approved usage otherwise it may stay in a secure location. If the device becomes a source of distraction, you will not be permitted to bring it to class.
6. Social networking (e.g., Facebook) is off limits, as is downloading games or music.
7. Be net-wise and show net-iquette.
Please note that it is NOT an expectation that students bring an electronic device to class to use for educational purposes; Alternative means of conducting research/inquiry or creating student work is available to students.
Parents/Guardians: It is important that parents support the process. Increasingly we find parents using texting and instant messaging to deliver messages to their children, which not only means that students are using their phones at inappropriate times—it also means that if a situation arises that requires adult support at the school, we may be the last to find out about it. Please help us ensure the safety of all students in the school by respecting this process and leave messages at the office for your children. While texting and instant messaging is a popular method of communication for families now, it is not the method we use while at school. This will also help support your children to learn valuable skills for when they get a job. Increasingly we are hearing of students losing their part-time jobs because they spend too much time on their phones while at work. Help them learn this valuable employment skill
MPS will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged devices. We strongly encourage all students to keep devices secured in their backpacks when they are not being used for educational purposes.
Procedure for Dealing with Students who disregard the Technology Procedure:
1. First infraction – Lose electronic device for the day. Teacher and student will sign an envelope containing the device and it will be sent to the office. Student will pick up the device at the end of the school day.
2. Second infraction – Student will go to the office to talk to Administration and a parent may need to pick up the electronic device from the school.
3. Third infraction – Parent/Guardian will need to pick up the electronic device from the school. Student will not be allowed personal electronics at school for a period of time. Dependent on severity, student may/may not lose their school computers/Internet privileges.
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The Globally Minded Terrific Kid Award Focus
Each month we focus on specific character traits and mindsets to help prepare our students to be Globally Minded Learners and Leaders. Please find below our focus for October and November and the criteria -
Friday, October 21st - Teacher's Choice
-Use your own criteria to recognize student
-Actively engage in everyday life
Friday, November 18th - Collaborators
-Work with others to achieve shared goals
-Value and use others' contributions to learn, build knowledge, solve authentic problems and make decisions
-Better solutions can be achieved when students with different points of view and experience share thinking
-Work together toward a shared purpose to achieve more effective solutions