Intermediate School is part of a caring family committed to
sharing with parents and community the responsibility of developing
students both academically and socially.
Parents and Guardians:
would like to welcome returning and new parents and children
to Montague Intermediate School for what will be a year of growth
and achievement. Life at MIS is a 'mish mash' of high academic
expectations, competitive athletics, and an abundance of social
interactions all held together with fun.
staff prides itself on promoting respect for others and the
property. The custodial staff does an excellent job keeping
our school community clean and in top notch working condition.
We ask that you take ownership for this as well and help continue
to make MIS a safe, clean, and comfortable place for learning.
This school becomes your school and, therefore, it is imperative
that you share in the responsibility to make it the best it
the year progresses, students will be given greater opportunity
to be responsible for their own behaviours and actions. To this
end, students will be allowed to leave the school for lunch
either down into the town, or over to the high school cafeteria.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various
functions such as sporting events, social events, dances, and
clubs. And, of course, there will be high expectations in regards
to social and academic achievements.
you are involved with the school for one year or three, you
will come to realize that the connections made will last a lifetime.
To ensure that it is the most productive and successful it can
be, it is necessary for all share holders to get involved. That
means students, teachers, and parents/guardians have to be positive
and encouraging about school. Keep an open line of communication
with your child(ren)'s teacher. Good news is always wonderful
to hear, and if it is necessary to discuss an issue of concern
it is always better to do so early, before it becomes a problem.
Teachers welcome your interest and involvement and are always
willing to take time to discuss your concerns. In an event,
if you feel the need to come to the school and speak with staff
or administration, MIS is a friendly, welcoming place where
either the principal or the vice-principal will be happy to
attend to your concern.
is imperative that regular attendance be maintained. It is hard
to be exposed to and acquire the information being discussed
in the classroom if you are not there. The intermediate years
of school can be the best times in a child's life -- they can
also be the most taxing. If everyone keeps this in mind, and
can be flexible and accepting of change, the year will be positive
and successful. RESPECT is the theme of this school and with
it comes a sense of pride for Montague Intermediate.
again, welcome to your school and we hope that you have a positive
and productive year.
& Staff, Montague Intermediate School
MIS Term Structure & Promotion Policy
2003-2004, the Montague Intermediate Schoolís academic year
will consist of two terms. At the end of each term, students
will receive a report card. The first term, from September to
January, will be worth 50% of the yearís grade; and the second
term, from February to June, will be worth 50% of the yearís
grade. Parent-Teacher interviews wil1 be held in October and
Requirements: 1) Students must maintain an overall average of
at least 60% for promotion to the next grade level; 2) Students
must not fail more than two subjects; 3) Students must not fail
both English and Math; and 4) 50% is considered a pass mark
in any subject area.
will be given to placement of students who do not meet promotion
with an overall average of 85% and no mark in any subject below
75% will receive an Honours Certificate at the end f the school
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
If an accident occurs during school hours, the student will
be taken to the office. For precautionary measures, the office
personnel will have the student transported to the hospital
or clinic. The home will then be contacted as to where the student
has been taken. It is the parentís/ guardianís responsibility
to ensure emergency information forms have been filled out properly
and returned to the school via the students.
CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
Parents are urged to listen to local radio stations for announcements
pertaining to late buses, early dismissals, or school cancellations.
All extra-curricular activities are suspended on days when school
Each student is expected to pay a $15 student fee. Parents with
one child or more in the school pay $15 for the first child
and $10 for each child thereafter. Monies are used for student
activities and to cover extra program expenses.
Students are issued a locker and a lock at the beginning of
the year. They are expected to keep their lockers locked at
all times. Students must use the combination locks provided
by the school. No other locks are permitted. STUDENTS SHOULD
NOT INFORM OTHER STUDENTS OF THE COMBINATION. Students are expected
to use their lockers before homeroom in the morning, at breaktime,
and at lunch time. They should not use their lockers any other
time during the day. Since there is only one bell between classes,
students using their lockers are usually late for class.
Students will engage in an uninterrupted sustained silent reading
period each morning from 8:40 - 9:00. Students are expected
to read at this time. There is to be no movement in the hallways.
This is not a time for doing homework. No pencil work is to
be done. Students are expected to bring appropriate books/magazines
from home or from the library. Novels may be read, but textbook
reading is intended for home study.
Students are permitted a ten minute break in the morning and
afternoon. Students are not permitted to leave school property
during this time. Students not travelling between buildings
during the break may socialize within the building. The break
provides the opportunity for students to use their lockers and
change books for the remaining classes of the day and to have
Students are expected to maintain the condition of the textbooks
for the year. If a textbook is lost, the student must pay for
the lost book before a new one can be issued. Textbooks must
be returned to the teacher in June. If a textbook is not returned
or is damaged, the student will be charged for the book before
he/she will receive a report card.
Students are not permitted to consume food in the school at
any time other than during the morning and at noon. Students
are encouraged to bring a nutritious snack and are required
to dispose of all wastes in a responsible manner. A Student
Store will operate at the school with a selection of snacks
available. Milk/Pop/Juice machines may be used before and after
school, during morning and afternoon breaks, and during lunch
time. Canteen items may also be consumed at these times. Juice
and pop may not be purchased during class time as the machine
is quite noisy while dispensing.
Student awards will be presented at the end of the school year.
These include participating certificates for students involved
in extra-curriculars and academic recognition for subject excellence.
Students are required to remove jackets and hats upon arrival
to school. Unless a student needs to make an outdoor trip to
the the high school, jackets and hats should be left in the
school lockers provided.
Tylenol or other headache remedies will not be dispensed at
the school. Students who suffer from repeated headaches should
see a doctor and arrange, if necessary, with parents/doctors
for their own supply of appropriate medication.
INDUSTRIAL ARTS / HOME EC. / TECHNOLOGY ARTS
Students at all grade levels will rotate through industrial
arts, technology arts, and home economics.
arts classes are taught to give students some hands-on experience
using various machines, tools, and materials. Safety is stressed
at all times and proper safe use of all tools and machines,
as demonstrated, is expected of students.
technology arts program will continue again next year. The program
will consist of 25 hour modules with hands on technology application.
This has proven to be a very high interest and worthwhile program
in the field of technology.
program in food and clothing will continue in the fall of 2003.
The program will consist of basic food and clothing applications
with some high technology application in sewing.
We offer instrumental music to Grades 7, 8, and 9 students as
an optional course. Students who wish to enroll in instrumental
music must understand they are making a commitment to the program
for the entire year and must pay a fee of $50 which is non-refundable.
Students are expected to complete their homework on a regular
day-to-day basis. The only valid reason for coming to school
without homework completed is illness. Students are expected
to phone a classmate to learn of assignments. In the event of
an extended illness, arrangements should be made through the
Physical education is an integral part of the schoolís program
and is compulsory for all grades 7, 8 and 9 students. Students
who are new to our physical education courses sometimes make
the assumption that phys. ed. is a "free" class. The
following guidelines have been established:
- Students must be properly attired (shorts or sweat pants,
t-shirt or sweat shirt, sneakers) at all times to participate/use
the gymnasium facility. A change of footwear or complete cleaning
of outdoor sneakers is required. NO HATS ARE TO BE WORN IN
- Students who have a note regarding injury/illness preceding
participation are to present the note to the physical education
instructor at the beginning of the period.
- Students are encouraged to take responsibility for belongings.
Students can use half or full lockers while in physical education.
Belongings left in the locker room should be secured with
a school approved lock in a foot lockers.
- Valuables should be secured in a locked locker or given
to the physical education instructor at the beginning of the
& DRINK - Food and drink are not permitted in the gymnasium
- Students/Athletes are not to use the facility unless under
supervision of coach or instructor.
first time a healthy student is unprepared for class, the student
will sit out the class and be reminded of responsibility in
this area. A second occurrence will result in parent notification
by phone or letter with a third occurrence resulting in a one-day
suspension from school.
The library at Montague Intermediate School has a very good
selection of books and materials for student and teacher use.
All materials must be signed out and returned when due. Students
who lose books will be required to pay for them. We ask that
arents help us maintain this resource by urging their children
to return material promptly and handle them carefully.
There will be a recognition of achievement for our grade nine
students in June during which certificates and awards will be
LEAVING SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Students leaving school for any reason during the school day
must present a note to their homeroom teacher between 8:40
and 8:50 a.m. stating the reason for leaving. Any student
leaving during the school day must sign out through the school
Upon a studentís return to school, he/she must present a note
to the homeroom teacher stating the reason for the absence.
If the student does not have a note, the home room teacher
will contact the home.
Students arriving late for school in the morning are expected
to present a note to the home room teacher to explain the
lateness. Students are expected to be on time for all classes
and school related activities. Individual subject teachers
will track tardiness and report to the homeroom teacher. Homeroom
teachers will notify parent(s)/guardian(s) if students are
consistently late. If the problem persists, referral will
be made to administration or guidance for follow-up action.
Parents/guardians should be aware that repeated lateness may
result in suspension and may jeopardize a studentís academic
(During School Hours)
A student who becomes ill during the school day is required
to report to the office. The office staff will attempt to
contact the home or a neighbour/relative to make arrangements
to have the student transported home. A student who becomes
sick over the lunch hour should have a parent/guardian contact
the school at lunch time.
AND AFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONS
Students who have misbehaved may be assigned noontime (20
minute) detention(s) by the teachers or by the administration.
Repeated failure to report to assigned detentions will result
in a suspension and possible loss of extra-curricular privileges,
Physical altercations at school or resulting from at school
activities will be dealt with by the administration. In most
cases, physical altercation will result in students receiving
a suspension from school activities including classes.
Students are expected to attend school on a regular basis.
The only valid reasons for absences are illness, medical appointments,
or family needs. Students who are absent from school for any
of the above reasons should return with a note from home.
If this does not happen, the home room teacher will contact
the parents by phone. If, after consultation with parents,
it is determined that the absence was without approval of
parents, an appropriate consequence will be determined by
home room teacher and parents. For a first time offence, students
will be excluded from the next school dance. If there is a
repeat offence of absence without permission, it will be dealt
with by the administration in consultation with parents .
Organized truancies, which could greatly detract from the
overall operation of the school, may result in the automatic
loss of a subsequent school dance, junior or senior high,
and the loss of year end "Fun Day" activities.
All grade nine students are expected to write formal examinations,
worth up to 30% of their first term mark, when scheduled.
If a student is absent, the parent/guardian must phone the
school before the examination is scheduled to be written.
The day the student returns to school, he/she must make arrangements
with the office to write the examination. Failure to do so
could result in the student receiving a failure in that subject.
Grade 7 and 8 students do not write formal examinations. Grade
9 students will write examinations in January only.
Students must use the office phones to make arrangements for
permission to leave school. In such cases, a staff person
must give permission to the student to use the phone, and
verification by a staff member must be heard by a parent/guardian.
Otherwise, students should use the pay phone in the downstairs
hallway. Parents/guardians phoning the school to get in contact
with a student may leave a message which will be relayed to
the student. If there is an emergency, students will be called
All students will be required to complete all major assignments.
Failure to do so will result in a "0" in that particular
assignment. Lateness of an assignment will result in an automatic
mark penalty determined by the subject teacher.
School doors will not open until 8:00 in the morning and will
remain open until 4:30 in the afternoon.
Montague Intermediate dances are for grades 7-9 only. These
dances will take place on Thursday evenings (yet to be determined)
from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. and will be held in the gym. The doors
will be open from 7:00 until 7:30. Nobody will be admitted
after 7:30 unless prior arrangements are made with the administration.
Only Montague Intermediate School students who have paid applicable
student fees and who have a full day attendance on the day
of the dance are eligible to attend, unless otherwise approved.
Once students enter the dance, they cannot leave until the
dance is over and/or a parent/ guardian comes to the door
to pick them up. While at the dance, students will be responsible
for following the same code of behaviour that is demanded
during the school day. Students guilty of gross misconduct
(e.g. using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs; willful
damage to property; fighting; etc.) may find that they lose
all extra-curricular privileges for up to one calendar year.
(The Grade Eight School trip and end of year trips for grades
7 and 9 are viewed as an extra-curricular event.) Students
who receive a school suspension for any reason will also be
suspended from the next school dance.
STUDENT CONDUCT - MONTAGUE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR CODE
A pupil shall.....
exercise self discipline; b) accept such discipline as would
be exercised by a kind, firm, and judicious parent; c) attend
classes punctually and regularly; d) be courteous to fellow
pupils and obedient and courteous to teachers; e) be clean in
person and habits; f) show respect for school property. Physical
altercations between students is very strongly discouraged and
will normally result in school suspensions.
OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Students are expected to respect school facilities and equipment.
Any student who damages school property will be held responsible
for replacement costs and disciplinary action may also be
Students at Montague Intermediate come to school well dressed.
This indicates a sense of pride that the students and parents
have in the school. Rapidly changing styles and fashions make
it impossible to suggest a definite standard of dress. School
is a place distinctly different from a beach, for example,
and we request discretion in the choice of t-shirts (especially
wording and suggestive pictures.)
Generally speaking, all students should continue to dress
in a manner appropriate to the educational goals and activities
at our school. At times, special days will be announced and
specific dress will be requested, i.e., Hat Day, Summer Day,
Students are expected to be on their best behaviour while
travelling on the school bus to and from school. It is important
that students adhere to all rules and regulations as posted
on the school bus. Failure to act in an appropriate manner
may result in a suspension from bus travel for varying amounts
(TRAVELLING ON ANOTHER BUS)
Students who wish to travel on a bus other than their regular
bus in order to visit a friend after school, must have a note
from home and must bring the note to the office before travelling
on that bus.
Students are not permitted to smoke in the school or on school
proeprty. Students who are caught smoking in the school or
on school property will be suspended for one day for a first
offence. Subsequent offenses will result in additional suspensions
and the loss of extra-curricular privileges, including dances.
AND NON-MEDICAL DRUGS
The use of and/or possession of alcohol or non-medical
drugs on school property or sanctioned school functions off
school property is strictly prohibited. Violation of this
rule may result in a suspension from extra-curricular activities
and will result in a suspension from school. Violators may
be required to undergo an addiction assessment and may be
charged under the law.
School Counsellor offers personal counselling, peer support
and counselling, career counselling, and referrals to outside
and parents are encouraged to consult the counsellor about academic,
social, and personal problems by making an appointment at the
Guidance Office or by phoning Linda Thistle-McKenna at 838-0862.
Extra-curricular coaching is done on a voluntary basis. Regular
attendance and a sustained effort in academics is a prerequisite
for being on a school team. The staff, in conjunction with the
principal and the athletic director, may remove a student from
a team at any time and for any length of time. In most cases,
this is very detrimental to a team so students/athletes must
make every effort to avoid this situation. Students receiving
the privilege of playing on an extra-curricular or scholastic
team are expected to be respectful and courteous toward their
coach(es), fellow players, and opponents. They will be expected
to have the necessary uniforms and equipment at all times and
to ensure that Montague Intermediate School is well regarded
in both the community and in school circles. The coach or team
designate will travel with the team. Players will make an agreement
with the Athletic Department re extra-curriculars. This specifically
includes regular attendance and team conduct as outlined by
the coaching staff. This would include practice/game attendance,
dress code, conduct on and off the floor, quitting teams, etc.
Ony those students who are in attendance the day of a sporting
event may participate unless otherwise approved. Parents should
be aware that students travelling to interscholastic sporting
events must use the transportation provided by the school.
AND GIRLS SOCCER
BOYS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL
BOYS AND GIRLS BADMINTON
BOYS AND GIRLS SOFTBALL
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
BOYS AND GIRLS CURLING
BOYS AND GIRLS WRESTLING
GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY
OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
STUDENT COUNCIL WINTER CARNIVAL
ALLIED YOUTH CHESS
SCIENCE FAIR STUDENT STORE
RADIO CLUB BAND
COMPUTER CLUB DRAMA CLUB
INTRAMURALS SPORTS LEADERSHIP
8:30- 8:35 Report to Homeroom
8:35 - 8:40 Morning Announcements
8:40 - 9:00 Reading Period
9:00 - 9:40 A Block
9:40 -10:25 B Block
10:25 - 10:35 Break
10:35 - 11:15 C Block
11:15 - 11:55 D Block
11:55 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 12:50 Home Room Announcements
12:50 - 1:30 F Block
1:30 - 2:15 G Block
2:15 - 3:00 H Block
FOR STUDENTS MOVING BETWEEN BUILDINGS THERE IS NO BREAK. STUDENTS
ARE EXPECTED TO USE THIS TIME FOR TRAVELLING.
- Kevin Stonefield
Vice-Principal - Luanne Inman
School Counsellor - Linda Thistle-McKenna
Department of Education Internet Access and Use Guidelines
Parents/Guardians and Students:
purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with information
concerning your childís access to the Internet at school. Please
discuss the information provided in this memorandum with your
child and return the Internet Use Agreement to your childís
Internet - The Internet is an electronic highway which connects
computers all over the world. The PEI Department of Education
promotes access to and use of computers by students, educators
and other users. Access to the Internet will provide students
with additional learning materials and research opportunities.
access to the Internet offers many benefits, some material is
objectionable. Software and services have been purchased and
installed to assist in restricting access to objectionable material.
However, a determined user can always discover undesirable material.
Responsibilities - Students are required to adhere to the rules
established for Internet access and use.
will be provided with access to the Internet provided that
the signed Internet Use Agreement has been received by the
designated school personnel and school rules are followed.
may view, quote from and copy published web pages for their
personal use and for research purposes provided that the source
of information is acknowledged and that copyrights and school
rules are respected.
may not give their passwords to other persons or use passwords
may download software programs only with the approval of the
supervising teacher and provided that copyrights are respected.
may access discussion groups and news groups only in accordance
with school rules.
who receive obscene information or threatening messages will
immediately report the event to the supervising teacher.
will not use the Internet for illegal activities, to harass
others or to conduct commercial transactions through their
school Internet account.
use of the Internet is a privilege, and inappropriate use may
result in the cancellation of the privilege and/or other disciplinary
measures. Inappropriate use will be determined at the discretion
of the supervising teacher. In addition, law enforcement agencies
may be contacted.
- The Department of Education and the School Board make no warranties
of any kind, whether express or implied, for the service being
provided and are not responsible for any damages a student or
other user may suffer. This includes, but is not limited to,
loss of data resulting from delays, nondeliveries, or service
interruptions for any reasons or caused by a userís own errors
or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the Internet
is at a userís own risk. The Department of Education and the
School Board specifically deny any responsibility for the accuracy
or quality of information obtained through these services. The
Department of Education and the School Board disclaim liability
for errors, omissions, damages or actions of any kind resulting
from student use of the Internet.
- Thank you for reviewing the information contained in this
memorandum. Please discuss the contents with your child. Also,
please sign the attached Internet Use Agreement, have your child
sign the Agreement, and return to your childís teacher.
Province of PEI Department of Education Internet Use Agreement
Parents/Guardians and Students:
to receiving access to the Internet through the school, the
parent/guardian of the student is required to sign the Internet
Use Agreement, and each student in grades 4 through 12 is required
to sign the Internet Use Agreement and the signed Agreement
is to be returned to your childís teacher.
AGREEMENT (Students in grades 4 through 12)
understand and will abide by the attached Internet Access and
Use Guidelines. Should I commit any violation, my access privileges
may be revoked, school disciplinary action may be taken, and/or
appropriate legal action may be initiated including release
of information to the police or other investigators.
Full Name ______________________________
have read the attached Internet Access and Use Guidelines. I
understand that access to the Internet is intended for educational
purposes. The Department of Education along with the School
Board and School have taken reasonable precautions to eliminate
controversial material. I recognize that it is impossible to
restrict access to all controversial materials, and I will not
hold any school staff person, the School Board or Department
of Education responsible for materials acquired through the
Internet. I acknowledge and agree that should my child commit
any violation, my childís access privileges may be revoked,
school disciplinary action may be taken, and/or appropriate
legal action may be initiated including release of information
to the police or other investigators. I hereby given permission
to school personnel to grant Internet access to my child.
or Guardianís Name_________________________
or Guardianís Signature_________________________