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ACADMIE DE LA CAPITALEGUIDELINES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OVERVIEW MANUAL 2015-2016
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All guidelines, policies and procedures overview shall be consistent with Acadmie de la Capitale and AcadeKidzs vision, mission statement, motto, the International Baccalaureate PYP and MYP requirements and the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Education Act.
The following 2015-2016 Guidelines, Policies and Procedures Overview Handbook apply to Acadmie de la Capitale (AcadeCap) preschool, school and students, parents/guardians and personnel and the AcadeKidz preschool students, parents/guardians and personnel.
Lucie Lalonde, Founding Director
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CONTENTSI Vision, Purpose and Action 5
School Purpose 5
Our Mission / Notre Mission 5
School Motto / Notre Devise 5
PreSchool Motto 5
PreSchool Mission 5
Students who Transcend Boundaries 5
II Agreements, Codes and Understandings 7Student Behaviour Agreements 7
The IB Learner Profile / Profil de lapprenant de lIB 7
AcadeCap Student Code of Respect 7
AcadeCap Code of Conduct 8
AcadeCap Parent Code of Conduct 9
Homework and Assignments 10
Academic Integrity 12
Internet and its Acceptable Use 13
Dress Code 13
III Academic 15Programmes 15
Language Learning 15
The Arts 16
Physical Education & Martial Arts 17
Year-Round Learning Programmes 17
Reach-Ahead Opportunities 18
Open Concept and 21st Century Skills Sets 18
Independent Study 18
Differentiated Learning Environment 18
IV Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting 20AcadeCap Assessment Model 20
Ontario Assessment & Evaluation Principles and Guidelines 20
IB, PYP and MYP Assessment & Evaluation Principles and Guidelines 21
Alignment between Ontario Ministry of Education and IB 21
V Behaviour Management 24Child Guidance and Management Strategies 24
Professional Standards 25
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VI Coming and Going 26Access and Alarm 26
Hours of Operation & Timetable 26
Coming and Going Procedures 28
VII Communication and Access to Information 31
VIII Finance and Fundraising 34Financial Responsibilities 34
Birthday Book Donation 34
IX Parental Involvement 35
X Health 36Animals 36
Communicable Diseases 36
Pediculosis (Head Lice) 38
Dispensing Medication 38
XI Safety and Security 40Accident/Incident 40
Criminal Reference Check 40
Emergency Evacuation 40
Field Trips 41
Internet Safety 41
Care of Personal Belongings 42
Playground, Sports Fields and Rinks 42
School/Daycare Closure 43
Phone Usage 43
Theft, Vandalism and Weapons 43
XII Supplies 45Books and References 45
ICT Equipment 45
Musical Instruments 45
School Supplies 45
XII AcadeCap Team for 2015-2016 Academic Year 46
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I VISION, PURPOSE AND ACTIONSCHOOL PURPOSETo empower learners by providing an education beyond boundaries!
SCHOOL MOTTO / NOTRE DEVISEInquisitive Minds Transcend Boundaries!
La curiosit intellectuelle transcende les frontires!
PRESCHOOL MOTTOYoung Inquisitive Minds Transcend Boundaries!
PRESCHOOL MISSIONThe Preschool Programme is dedicated to providing a caring, stimulating and safe environ-
ment that enables young children to develop to their full potential. Curiosity, inquisitiveness
and creativity are allowed to flourish and become rooted in their approach to learning.
THE MEANING OF STUDENTS WHO TRANSCEND BOUNDARIESStudents:
construct learning according to their potential rather than solely based on their age and/
or grade level;
review, accelerate and compact learning expectations, through expert differentiation;
NOTRE MISSIONAcadmie de la Capitale a comme but de
crer un village o lestime, le respect et le
bien des autres sont valoriss.
Par le biais de lapprentissage et de lensei-
gnement exprientiels, et travers un cadre
valuatif prcis et rigoureux, nous favorisons
lenqute, linteraction et linnovation en tant
quingrdients de la russite scolaire.
cette fin, nous encourageons les ap-
prenants de tous les ges apprendre de
manire holistique, chercher des rponses,
utiliser leur pense critique et agir.
Acadmie de la Capitale encourage ses
lves dvelopper une passion pour lap-
prentissage dans toutes les sphres de leur
OUR MISSIONAcadmie de la Capitale aims to create a
village where consideration, respect and care
for others are valued.
Through experiential learning and teaching,
and through accurate assessment, it aims to
develop inquiry, interaction and innovation as
well as academic achievement.
To this end, Acadmie de la Capitale encour-
ages learners of all ages to acquire holistic
learning, to seek answers, to use critical
thinking, and to act.
Acadmie de la Capitale encourages its stu-
dents to become passionate about learning
in all aspects of life.
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study and go beyond the confines of traditional subjects through themes of global
use and develop higher-order thinking skills (conceptual learning);
participate in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary problem-solving;
develop collaborative social and workplace skills through interaction across the ages;
learn to work respectfully alongside each other in an open-concept facility;
become totally bilingual, and even multilingual;
engage easily in learning beyond the classroom as a result of the pick-up and go
potential of the small class;
participate in e-long-distance learning to support geographical mobility and travel;
understand connections between learning and the real world;
play, inquire, problem-solve, develop passion and purpose;
travel and experience new environments;
develop mastery and achieve academic success
Interactive and Experiential LearnersChildren, tweens and teenagers engage in on-going teamwork with adults, other children and
peers to solve relevant problems, thus to engage in learning
Interactive and Experiential Educators and EnvironmentEducators tailor authentic problem-solving learning experiences, offer guidance throughout,
as well as nourish love of learning. With open-mindedness, flexibility and small class size,
educators take the time to interact with each and every student.
Intercultural Awareness and UnderstandingIntercultural awareness and understanding are concerned with developing AcadeCaps
students attitudes, knowledge and skills as they learn about their own and others social
and national cultures. By encouraging students to consider multiple perspectives, intercul-
tural awareness not only fosters tolerance and respect, but may also lead to empathy and
Community Service, Action and Sustainable WorldBy getting involved at various levels of personal, social and environmental action and
reflecting upon such involvement, students become aware of their roles and their responsibil-
ities as members of communities. Students participate in hands-on outdoor activities in order
to foster care for other living things, and to become more aware of their local environment.
With the aim that they become active participants in their community, and to make respon-
sible choices to preserve their natural environment.
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II AGREEMENTS, CODES AND UNDERSTANDINGSSTUDENT BEHAVIOUR AGREEMENTS Based on RESPECT and IB Learner Profile International Baccalaureate Organization 2013
Purpose of AgreementsAcadmie de la Capitale (AcadeCap) provides a setting that is conducive to an awareness of
oneself, others and the environment. The school endeavours to create a learning environment
in which every student is engaged, safe, motivated, and respected. School and class agree-
ments are developed to help students understand their rights as learners and to develop a
sense of responsibility that comes along with having these rights. Students are responsible
for their learning and their actions within the AcadeCap learning community. They learn to
care for and value classmates and teachers in such an environment.
The learning environment is thus a context in which various patterns of behaviour are mod-
elled, which the student can then transfer to the world at large, and thereby make a personal
impact. It is by such coordination that students can create links and express in their lives
the values of international humanism.
The agreements, reached at the beginning of the school year, can be revisited as needed.