Student Vacation Withdrawal Policy
Orangeville Christian School supports the statement contained in Ontario’s Education Act that declares that all children between the ages of 6 and 16 are to attend school each day. However, we acknowledge that there are times when parents make decisions to withdraw students for a period of time for vacations. Orangeville Christian School cannot accept any responsibility for a student’s academic achievement while withdrawn for vacation reasons. If parents feel it is important to take their child(ren) out of school for a vacation, they are urged to make it as much of an educational experience as possible. Parents must show due consideration to the teacher’s schedule when requesting student work.
- Please approach the teacher(s) well in advance (at least 5 school days) of the proposed vacation and request assignments and make-up work for the absent time. This request, where possible, will be obliged by the staff members.
- Assignments, notes, and projects given during the absence period are the sole responsibility of the student/parents to complete while away or promptly upon return to regular classes. A reasonable time for due dates will be set by the teacher.
- Tests and quizzes missed during the vacation absence are the responsibility of the student. Upon return, the student (Grades 5 – 8) must promptly notify the teacher as to their availability for a possible make-up test. Neglecting to ensure prompt discussion with the teacher may result in a zero mark.
The above considerations, properly attended to, will prevent possible disruption to the class as a whole and will help ensure the student’s academic progress and the development of individual responsibility.