Care of Personal Property
The school is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property. Students are advised to leave items of value at home and not share their locker combinations.
Lost & Found
Due to Covid-19, we have tried to limit the amount of Lost & Found in the school. We have one bin in centre court and items of value (jewelry, phones, money) is being turned in to the main office.
Personal Electronic Devices
Our school follows the CBE Digital Citizenship plan and Acceptable Use Policy that addresses the appropriate use of electronic devices at school.
Here are specific guidelines for Technology use at Tom Baines School, adjusted to reflect our reality for in-school students during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
technology can play an important role in education, there is such a thing as
“too much technology.” This pandemic has
escalated a problem in society that was already becoming a growing concern:
technology overload. We have been
isolated in our homes for many months, we have relied (more than ever) on
technology to do our work, game, look at social media and chat with
friends. All of this can come at a cost
to our mental health and physical well- being.
We need to connect face to face.
We need to socialize in person.
In choosing to be at school, you have chosen a face-to-face
environment with health measures in place.
And so, we are setting guidelines around use of technology.
must remain in your backpack until directed by a teacher. Your teacher will let you know how they want
you to use technology in their class.
They may want it on your desk, logged in, but put to sleep; they may
want you to bring it out after instruction; they may want you to keep it in
your backpack for the entire class. Some
teachers may allow phones in class; some may only allow tablets or
laptops. Please become familiar with
your individual teacher’s stance on the management of technology.
Should you wish
to listen to music in class, double check that this is all right with your
teacher. From there, please follow the
“one bud only” rule. No headphones or
earbuds in the hallway.
refrain from doing the following:
technology between classes. Do not walk
down the hallway looking at technology.
calls even if is your parent. Parents
know they must call the office to talk to you.
The same goes for texts or any form of instant message.
not use technology during your designated ‘eating time’—this is when you are in
the school. There is to be no technology
on your desk during the ‘eating’ portion of lunch. There are to be no headphones in your
ears. When you go outside at lunch, you
may bring a phone with you (no other technology). If the weather is bad and we cannot go
outside, you will have designated ‘eating time’ and what was typically ‘outdoor
time’ can become tech time. A teacher
will let you know when to switch over from eating to technology.
over other students to see their screen (maintain distance). Do not get out of your desk to look at what
others are doing on their screens. Do
not touch the tech devices of others.
not send or receive texts during school time.
not take pictures or videos without permission.
not violate copyright laws.
not look at any form of social media while at school.
not allow others to use your account; do not give others your password.
Do not waste
system technology or CBE Wi-Fi on non-teacher
approved activities such as: playing
in non-teacher directed ‘chat’, downloading
the system, disregarding the rules, arguing with a staff member about use of
technology, dishonesty, and any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination or
racism will not be permitted or tolerated. Use of
technology is a privilege, not a right.
Misusing your privilege may lead to any or all of the following:
using technology for a class, a day, a week.
If longer than a week, a parent meeting will take place
on the use of specific technology or all technology
discipline (misuse will be tracked)
expulsion, police involvement
We thank all of
you who use technology responsibly and respectfully. We hope that setting up these boundaries will
help you all to find balance as you focus on your well-being during these