General Information

Automobiles

Students are reminded that special care must be exercised in driving near the school and in the parking lots.  New drivers should display the appropriate decal and observe all traffic laws.

Seaquam has two parking lots – one at the front and one at the back of the school.

·         The front parking lot is for school and district staff only.

·         Students should park in designated spots in the back lot.

·         Do not park in spaces that are designated as “handicapped” or “staff’ parking.

·         The entrance is on the west side of the school

Students who disregard parking regulations and block bus access or fire lanes may have their vehicles towed away.

All drop-offs and pick-ups must occur on Lyon Road. In order to create a safe parking lot and limit congestion, drop-offs and pick-ups are not permitted in the front or back school parking lots.

Dress Code

Students are expected to come to school dressed in a manner which is acceptable and shows respect for others. Clothing should not be too revealing, offensive or contain inappropriate graphics. Footwear must be worn at all times. Students dressed in a manner that is not appropriate for school may be sent home for a change of clothes.

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices (phones, tablets, personal computers) have the potential for positive communication and enhanced student learning.  Along with these benefits come associated risks and concerns.  Such devices should only be used to for student safety and as a tool to promote student learning.

Some prohibited uses of electronic devices include:  academic dishonesty, interference or disruption of the teaching-learning environment, violations of a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, compromising personal and/or school safety and any other illegal and/or unethical activities.  Failure to comply with this policy may result in the confiscation of the device and/or disciplinary action.

The school assumes no responsibility for the loss, recovery, repair or replacement for any device brought onto school property.

Only 2 devices are allowed to be connected to the wifi. To remove an old/lost device go to: http://142.33.36.64/status and hit "Continue to this website"

Self/Peer Media Exploitation Guidelines

Peer media exploitation is the type of exploitation that has been coined in the media as ‘sexting’ and is generally defined as youth creating, sending or sharing sexual images and/or videos with peers via the Internet and/or electronic devices. Self/peer exploitation usually involves exchanging images/videos through cell phone messaging, messaging apps (on iPhones, Blackberries, Androids), social networking sites, etc.

Self/Peer Media exploitation (possession, creation and/or distribution of pornography) is strictly prohibited and will be treated as a serious matter and potentially could result in a series of escalating consequences that may include suspension and/or withdrawal from the Delta School District. Possession, creation, and/or distribution of child pornography may also result in criminal charges.

When there is reasonable grounds to believe a student has been involved in the accessing, possession and distribution of pornographic images and peer/media exploitation, social media devices (ie: cell phones, ipods, computers, etc) may be subject to search and seizure.

For more detailed information, please refer to Administrative Procedure 350 – Appendix D on the Delta School District website.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of fire, an alarm will sound. Students are expected to evacuate the building promptly and quietly using the nearest exit. Once outside, students should gather at their teacher’s assigned area, well away from the building or roadways. If an evacuation occurs during a break (before school, class change, lunchtime or afterschool) students are expected to evacuate the building and report to the meeting area of their previous class.

In the event of an earthquake, students are expected to follow the ‘drop, cover and hold’ procedure. Students will then be instructed by their teacher to evacuate the building and assemble outside at the teacher’s assigned meeting area.

Lockdown Procedures

In the event that there is potential risk to the safety of students and staff, an announcement will be made on the PA system to initiate lockdown procedures. Staff will be instructed to close and lock all doors and cover all windows. Students are expected to follow any further instructions relayed to them by the teachers from the administration. Students are not to use cell phones or email during a lockdown.

Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes by students on the school premises, school bus, or at school functions is prohibited.  Consuming, possessing, distributing, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.

Student Threats to Safety – Fair Notice

The safety of our students is a top priority for all of us in the Delta School District.  When a threat or violent incident occurs it is taken very seriously and a student threat assessment is initiated.

As partners in educating our youth, everyone in the community has a duty to report all threat-related behaviours.  These threats include expressing an intent of harm to themselves, another person or property, or acting out violently against them.  Whether the threat is spoken, drawn, made with gestures or on social media, they must all be taken seriously. 

Study Blocks

Study Blocks are intended primarily for students in Grade 12.

Students may study either at home or at school. Students who choose to be at school during a study period are expected to not disturb students or teachers in other classes. During a study period students are expected to:

a. Work quietly in the Library, Cafeteria, or some other reasonable study area inside the school for the entire period;

b. Refrain from spending time at lockers, in hallways, or outside on the school grounds.

Textbooks

Textbooks are issued by teachers in certain classes. Textbooks may be issued for the duration of a course or on a rotating basis. Students are responsible for all textbooks issued to them. As students are responsible for lost or damaged texts, be sure to be careful in the care and handling of them

Medical Alerts

Parents of students with medical conditions must complete a Medical Alert Card, which will be kept on file in the office.  Medical Alert Cards are available at the front desk in the office.

School Functions

Students who are meeting expectations in achievement, attendance, attitude, effort and behaviour and have paid their fees have the opportunity to participate in school functions such as dances, field trips, athletic events and concerts. All school regulations and expectations apply to all events.

Visitors

Visitors must report to the office. Students should not invite visitors to the school or to school events without the permission of the administration.