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Toronto Nobel Academy Code of Conduct

The purpose of this code of conduct is:

  • to establish and maintain safe, caring and orderly environments for purposeful learning
  • to establish and maintain appropriate balances among individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities
  • to clarify and publish expectations for student behaviour while at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity at any location.

Acceptable Conduct:

  • Attend school each day, arriving on time for all classes.
  • Attend Zoom/Hybrid classes regularly for online classes (Synchronous Model).
  • Log in three times weekly for online classes (Asynchronous Model)
  • Attend all classes and complete the work assigned in those classes.
  • Be cooperative, courteous and respectful in dealings with administrators, teachers, school staff and other students.
  • Carry out directions given by school staff.
  • Take care of the books, equipment and learning materials provided for their use.
  • Treat the school building, grounds and equipment with care and prevent litter.
  • Respect the rights of others. Don't take things that don't belong to you and don't threaten or interfere with other students.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of conduct and good judgment when involved in school sponsored events.
  • Have no contact with alcohol, drugs, weapons, or replica weapons while at school, on the school grounds or in attendance at any school sponsored event in the community.
  • Act as responsible members of the school neighbourhood, by being courteous to people living in the area, by refraining from disturbing or disrupting their daily activities and by being respectful of their property.
  • Adhere to this Code of Conduct while traveling to and from school and while off the school premises during the lunch hour or at other times during the school day.

Unacceptable Conduct:

behaviors that:

  • interfere with the learning of others
  • interfere with an orderly environment
  • create unsafe conditions

acts of:

  • bullying, harassment or intimidation
  • physical violence
  • retribution against a person who has reported incidents

illegal acts, such as:

  • possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances (alcohol/drugs)
  • possession or use of weapons
  • theft of or damage to property

 Consequences:

The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct as well as the age and maturity of students is considered in determining appropriate disciplinary action.
• responses to unacceptable conduct are pre-planned, fair, and consistent, while reflective of the particular circumstances of each individual case
• disciplinary action, wherever possible, is preventative and restorative, rather than
merely punitive
• students, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of
meaningful consequences for violations of the established code of conduct

Notification:

School administrators and counselors may have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the code of conduct. For example:

  • parents of student offender(s) – in every instance
  • parents of student victim(s) – in every instance
  • police and/or other agencies – as required by law
  • all parents – when deemed to be important to reassure members of the school community that school officials are aware of a serious situation or incident and are taking appropriate action to address it.

Attendance (In-Classes)

Regular attendance at school is critical for the student’s learning and achievement of course expectations. To encourage regular attendance by students, our school will ensure that students and their parents are informed about the school’s policy on attendance through the school’s course calendar. Where, in the principal’s judgement, a student’s frequent absences from school are jeopardizing his or her successful completion of a course, school staff will meet with the student and the parents to explain the potential consequences of the absences, including failure to gain credits, and discuss steps that could be taken to improve attendance. All Late and Absence Time will be completed by the student in order to maintain the integrity of 110 hours for each course of study for credit purposes.

Attendance (Online Courses)

Regular attendance in any learning environment is of paramount importance to school success. Courses content and learning activities have been designed to be 110 hours for all full credit courses or 55 hours for all half credit courses. Log in and log out times will be recorded through the online platform. Completion of activities found on the platform will be checked by the instructor. Students who do not participate in their online course regularly will diminish their learning experience.

The following processes have been put into place to encourage regular attendance by the student:

  • The Principal will maintain attendance records as it is expected that students and teachers should login to their course on a regular basis. Students and/or parents will be contacted if they have not logged in within a month's time.
  • Students should maintain log of online and offline activities.
  • Students who leave a course before completion must communicate their intentions either in writing to the principal or over the phone in the interest of up-to-date record keeping, before any request can be acted upon.
  • To encourage attendance, the principal will work with the curriculum writers, to set manageable assessment and evaluation assignments early in the course, in order to give the student positive feedback and breakdown any existing technology barriers.
  • Students who have not completed their course within 6 months from the day of enrollment in that course, will be automatically unenrolled from the course.
  • For Synchronous Model: The teacher teaches in real time with students online via Zoom webinars and all students must attend their Zoom/Hybrid classes. The teacher communicates with students through webcam/camera and finally the teacher records the session.
  • For Asynchronous Model: The teacher posts offline materials from the beginning of a new semester, or new learning materials are posted on Moodle Learning Platform daily or weekly. All students must log in three times weekly. All teachers check students’ Learning Log and depending on the types of activities, teachers spend hours on the assigned activities. Teachers also give feedback to students via email or chat message.
  • If the students fail to log in 3 times, they will be received the first notice. If the students fail to log in 6 times, they will be received the second notice. Ultimately, 8 logs in failures results in dropping the course.

Note: The principal is committed to inform start and end date of the course (Mid/Final terms, and withdrawal).

 Course Content

In our Online Program/Courses:

  • The teachers and admin staff prepare the online course documentations based on school’s course outline, course of study and Ontario course curriculum.
  • The course content is 110 hours of planned learning activities where curriculum documents permit (approximate time allocations accompany course units and/or activities).
  • The course is developed in a way that teacher support for the delivery of curriculum expectation is assured.
  • The designed students’ activities can be tracked through regular and ongoing communications.
  • The course demonstrates evidence of ongoing teaching and learning activities involving the teacher and students at different times or at the same time.
  • Course content includes activities to meet and asses/evaluates oral communication expectations where applicable.
  • Varied assessment strategies are designed over the duration of the course that includes contributions to online discussion groups, completion of online assignments, projects and presentations (Zoom Webinars, real time videos or audio recorded presentations, and email submission assignments.
  • The designed evidence is gathered from three different sources: observations, conversations and student product.
  • The designed evidence from observation is gathered from discussion areas, video evidence, and real-time communication.
  • Student products (student projects, group and individual work) are available and accessible online.
  • Discussion areas, chat rooms and real-time communication tools are used to clarify learning goals.
  • Ongoing descriptive feedback is provided online.
  • There is an online evidence of peer and self-assessment though such tools as checklists, peer reviews to provide descriptive feedback in discussion areas and electronic portfolios used to gather self-assessment.

The teachers provide the online course based on school’s course outline and Ontario curriculum for 110 hours. They track student’s activities through regular and ongoing communications. The teachers design varied assessment strategies and evidence is gathered by the teachers. They need to provide ongoing descriptive feedback online and online evidence of peer and self-assessment.

 Acceptable Use Policy

We will officially begin the semester on September 15, 2020. Please review the course outline as it highlights important aspects of the course such as units of study and marking breakdown. Please also consider the following course policies in order to succeed in the course.

  • Attendance: Regular attendance is of paramount importance in any learning environment. So, the Principal keep attendance records and check students’/teachers’ logins on a regular basis.
  • Safe School Environment: TNA puts much effort to provide a safe learning environment for all learners, so deferring to a person’s dignity and self-esteem is important. Further, submitting inappropriate electronic materials is not permitted. All students should comply code of behavior and are expected to treat other student, teachers and admin staff with respect and courtesy. Threats, distasteful remarks, abuse of any kind, or harassment by any individual which deteriorates the health and welfare of any student or staff member is not permitted.
  • Academic Integrity: Academic Integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing. Toronto Nobel Academy is committed to ensuring the integrity and validity of student achievement within its courses by promoting academic honesty among its students. Students are responsible for upholding integrity and will be held accountable for the quality of their work and actions. Cheating, distributing, copying or receiving answers for submitting assignments, tests, quizzes and the final exams as Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated.
  • Late Submission Penalty: Due to the nature of online courses, there is no late submission penalty for the online activities. For each task, you are given a suggested deadline which you are encouraged to meet. While submitting late work has no impact on the mark you earn, it impacts our teachers’ assessments of your learning skills and work habits.
  • Plagiarism: You must give credit to any work that is not yours. You can use APA or MLA as your referencing style. A work that is plagiarized will be returned to you without a mark. You will be required to do it again until it is truly a reflection of your own work.
  • Online Discussions (Asynchronous): There will be a few online discussions throughout the semester. You are required to participate in them. Be reminded that this is an online community so you should have out most respect in your writing language towards your fellow classmates and any other online user. Any remark that is deemed offensive will be removed, so the Principal and school administration will follow up with you with regard to this issue.

    Our teachers do their best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. However, there is a 48-hour buffer for teachers to respond to a student inquiry. This is especially the case for the weekends and holiday.

Online/Virtual Code of Conduct for Computer Use (Acceptable Use Policy)

The school reserves the right to monitor all learning materials in user accounts on the file server in order to determine the appropriateness of computer/internet use when a challenge has arisen. The following processes have been put into place:

  • The Moodle Learning Platform at TNA is intended for educational purposes only. Any use of any tool within course for any other purpose other than the intended educational purpose is prohibited. Students will make absolutely sure that their communications on-line or through the use of e-mail are research-related, respectful, responsible, and ethical.
  • Students can access into “Moodle Learning Platform”, and they must comply the guidelines set by the school Principal, provincial, and federal laws.
  • If the platform is used inappropriately or in a prohibited manner, the Principal reserves the

     right to terminate the registration or suspend the user. There is the possibility of further

     disciplinary action including legal prosecution if the appropriate laws, regulations, or

     contracts deem it necessary.

  • Students will not seek out or transmit materials that are racist, sexist, pornographic, homophobic, or dangerous, that contain portrayals of illegal acts, or that are against any school policy. Malicious platform damage, interference or mischief will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • Students will NOT give out personal information such as address, telephone number, or parents' work numbers without the permission of a teacher or staff at school. In addition, students will not give out personal information about other people.
  • All activities in an online environment are public. The school reserves the right to monitor all material that is placed in a user's account and to remove it if deemed necessary.
  • For the security purpose of the online environment, the student user must not reveal his/her password to any individual except his/her parent.
  • Please report the principal any unethical issues which may occur via email communications or chat messages from other users.
  • Never attempt to access unauthorized material or to impersonate another user. Any attempt to vandalize, harm or destroy data of another user is prohibited. Any attempt to vandalize the data of the course or school is also prohibited.

For more information or to enroll, contact our office at 647-348-3530.

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