Missed Test Policy

Missed tests must be written/performed within two days of your return. It is your responsibility to arrange a time to write/perform the missed test.

If you have been away for an extended period of time, extra allowances may be made. This must be arranged the day you return. Again, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements.

Quizzes may only be written by students in attendance at the time of the quiz. This policy is an incentive for prompt arrival in class and for steady attendance. Missed quizzes will result in a mark of “zero”. 

TIJ1O Administrivia

Day 1

Day 2

  • Daily Reminders
  • Timetable Assignment 
  • Website Overview, including:
  • Use of Organizer
    • Use of an organizer in this class is mandatory. All assignments should be entered in your organizer (with deadlines) and crossed off once they are completed.
    • Here are some tips:
      • If you use a paper organizer:
        • Tear corners off finished pages.
        • Highlight or draw box around deadlines.
        • Use check mark circles for to-do items.
      • Schedule your school work.
      • Every Sunday night, plan your work for the entire week.
      • Also enter “nice-to-do” things such as wash your car, Christmas shopping, send email to friend, etc.
      • Check planner every morning and before bed every night.
      • Carry it with you at all times.
      • Get in the habit of working from it on a daily basis.
      • USE IT!!!
  • Class Rules 🙂 | Assignment
  • Remind Notifications

Day 3

  • Class Tweets (hashtag #BDSTIJ)
  • Email Protocol 
    • Please read the Email Protocol page very carefully and be sure you understand what the subject line must look list when sending me emails. Emails that do not follow this protocol may be accidentally overlooked and deleted as spam.
  • Email Assignment
    • This assignment is for three purposes: 1) to enter your address into my address book so you will never be deleted by my spam filter, 2) to ensure you know how to use my subject line protocol, and 3) to ensure you have a professional and permanent email address.
  • Chrome Login

Day 4

  • Pre-course Questionnaire
    • Be sure your email address is the same as the one you used for the email assignment.
  • Class Jobs
    • Headset cupboard
    • Push chairs in at end of class
    • Clean up your mess!

Lunch and Learn

Periodically I will post a “Lunch and Learn” day on the daybook, which will be used for any of the following reasons:

  • for anyone falling behind in their assignments (i.e. with a mark below ~60%)
  • for anyone chronically late
  • for anyone who has missed a number of classes and may need extra assistance to catch up

Attendance will be mandatory for anyone asked to attend one of these sessions.

Late Arrivals

I don’t have a formal policy about late arrivals, but late arrivals will be recorded and if it becomes a recurring problem (>2 times), there will be consequences, ranging from staying behind after class to detentions.

Remember that if you arrive late you will be disrupting the class and will likely have missed important content about the day.

Just don’t be late!

(See also Lunch and Learn)

[teacher link]

Land Acknowledgement

We will begin this course by acknowledging that we are meeting on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning.

As settlers, we’re grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land – for thousands of years.

Long before today, as we gather here, there have been aboriginal peoples who have been the stewards of this place.

In particular, we acknowledge – the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples.

We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities, and in particular to bring justice for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls across our country.

[Credit to https://ofl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017.05.31-Traditional-Territory-Acknowledgement-in-Ont.pdf]