Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is based on the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. At Tom Baines School, we expect students to produce their own unique work, achieve to the best of their abilities, and be honest in their communication of ideas. Cheating, which includes plagiarism, misrepresentation, lying, and copying from someone else is not only unacceptable, but students will also be subject to disciplinary action through the Student Code of Conduct. Furthermore, parents will be notified, and the mark will be withdrawn.
Honesty: Academic and personal honesty between staff and students helps to maintain integrity in learning. It also allows for trust to build over time.
Trust: Students must trust that staff are fair, and staff must trust that students do their work with honesty and integrity.
Fairness: Predictable, consistent, and fair evaluations, as well as fair responses to dishonesty are important in maintaining academic integrity.
Respect: Showing respect for the intellectual property of others by referencing and citing information used.
Responsibility: Everyone at Tom Baines School is responsible for ensuring integrity and preventing dishonesty.
Missed Class Work
Students are responsible for arranging to make up missed assignments or tests. We ask that students check with classmates and on Teachers’ Blogs about assigned work or upcoming deadlines. It is recommended that every student have a homework buddy who would also be able to provide updates, missed notes, etc.