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Academic Dishonesty

Information taken from Rainbow District School Board,  Growing Success Guide from Grades 1-12

Plagiarism is defined as “representing the work of others as one’s own.”  Plagiarism includes word-for-word borrowing of material form another source without giving credit, the use of facts or ideas from another source reworded to give the imprssion they are one’s own, or the use of another studetn’s work as if it were one’s own.

To avoid plagiarism, students should ensure that the body of the ir paper should include proper citation of their sources and an appendix at the end of the paper should include a list of references that they have quoted, paraphrased, and / or used as source material.

Most commonly plagiarism exits when:

a)  the work submitted or presented was done, in whole or in part, by an individual other than the one submitting or presenting the work;

b) parts of the work (e.g. phrases, ideas through paraphrase or sentences) are taken from another source without reference to the original author;

c) the whole work (e.g. an essay) is copied from another source, and / or;

Students may not:  

1.      falsify  a work submitted for evaluation;
2.      use in whole or in part the work or significant passages drawn from the work of another person, in a work submitted to evaluation, wihtout having expressly identifited these as quotations;
3.      submit the same owrk or several similar documents to two or more teachers
4.      submit for evaluation a work which contains data that a student has falsified;
5.      modify, without approval of the teacher, a work already submitted for evaluation, in order to make corrections or additions
Source:…plagiarism_guide_final. doc        Laurentian University Disciplinary Regulation on Academic Dishonesty

Alexander Public School will follow through with a consequence based at the four factors, at a minimum: The grade level of the student; maturity of the student; the number and frequency of incidents.  ( Growing Success P. 43)

Alexander P.S. will not accept academic dishonesty in an assignment or in a  test.  Students from Grade 1 to 5 will have an opportunity to make over the assignment  with  a 20%  deduction from their overall results.   Students from Grades 6 to 8 will not have an opportunity to redo the assignment and shall receive a 0 grade.

Allergen-Safe School Environment

Peanut Safe Schools

We have several students who have anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and all types of nuts.  Children with this life-threatening allergy could go into Anaphylactic Shock; that is, they would get very sick, their throat would close up and they could stop breathing.  This can  happen very quickly.

These children have been taught all the rules about not sharing food, but they are young and we worry that they might forget or touch something with Nut residue that they cannot see.  If even the tiniest amount enters their body through eyes, nose or mouth, they can have a severe reaction.

We ask that you help keep our students safe by not sending food with peanuts/nuts or “may have come in contact with nuts” warnings on the labels.

Students who come to school with any of these products may be asked to eat in a separate room. We ask for your help and cooperation, knowing that many of us are “peanut lovers”.

Thank you for helping to keep these children’s world safe!