Code of Conduct

Laurier Macdonald High School

A Community School with an International Vision

All members of the  Laurier Macdonald High School community have the right to be treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others, for the environment, and for the rules and regulations of the school.



Laurier Macdonald operates on a 4-period per day, 9-day cycle. Our academic blocks are 75- minute periods with 5 minutes passing time in between and a 60-minute lunch hour.

Passing Time

 Students are given 5 minutes between periods. Failure to report to class on time will result in the teacher reporting the student’s tardiness and consequences will follow.

Students are expected to bring all necessary material to class. They are permitted to access their lockers before Period 1, at lunch and after school only. School bags, purses, sports bags, or bags of any type are not permitted in the classroom.


Junior students are not permitted to leave the school grounds at lunchtime. Eating is restricted to the cafeteria. As of 12:15pm, students in Secondary 1 and 2 are permitted in the backyard but must stay within the boundaries. They will not have access to the front courtyard on rue Terbois.

Senior students are permitted to leave school grounds at lunchtime but must ensure to return on time for period 3.

Eating is restricted to the cafeteria or outside. There should be no consuming of food near the lockers, hallways, stairwells or in classrooms.

Detentions will be assigned for any and all lates for period 3, regardless of the reason.


Lockers are assigned on the first day of school and the locker number is included on the student’s schedule. Lockers are school property and subject to be searched at any time. The administration has the right to search a student’s locker when deemed necessary, especially when the rights and/or well-being of others is compromised.

Students are not permitted to change their assigned locker without the permission from the administration. Lockers are to be kept neat and free from graffiti. Students are responsible for the contents of their lockers and are asked to keep personal belongings and valuables at home.

The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Lockers are to be secured with the school lock provided at all times. If the lock is broken or lost, parents/guardians will need to purchase a new one from the school at a cost of ten dollars ($10.00).


Students must wear the official Laurier Macdonald High School uniform as approved by the Governing Board and provided by the current uniform supplier. Students must be in uniform when they enter/exit the building and must remain in uniform during school hours.

The uniform for all students consists of:

  • grey pants or grey shorts
  • white or black polo tops with the LMAC logo
  • black sweatshirt or V-neck sweater
  • Undershirts must be solid black, grey or white with no collars or hoods
  • Hoodies are not permitted on school grounds
  • Belts must be black, grey or

All footwear worn in the school must be closed in both the front and back of the shoe, as per the safety regulations for public buildings. Boots must be kept in locker during winter months.

All students must wear their respective attire appropriately. Alterations to the style of the clothing is not permitted, only hem lines.

Hats, caps, and bandanas are not to be worn in the building at any time.

When participating in a school outing, the school uniform must be worn unless stated otherwise.

Consequences for uniform infractions may be assigned. The administration reserves the right to refuse access to any student who does not abide by the Uniform Policy.

Disciplinary measures will be enforced on students who fail to comply with the school’s dress code;

Infraction 1                        Warning
Infraction 2                        Detention
Infraction 3                        Student will be sent home
& more

Physical Education & Sports Teams

Laurier Macdonald’s Physical Education department has as its goal to provide a student program that promotes the development of lifelong skills through a varied program and the establishment of good health and safety habits.

The following applies to all Physical Education classes and sports activities, including sports teams:

  • Students must wear the official LMAC Physical Education
  • Students must wear running shoes that are specifically designed for vigorous physical
  • For classes in the pool, all students are to wear a black bathing suit: 1-piece for girls and shorts for T shirts may be worn if approved by the Phys. Ed. Teacher.
  • Protective equipment must be worn when

Consequences for uniform infractions will be applied the same as regular uniform rules.

Dress Down Days

At various times throughout the year, students may be permitted to wear clothing other than the school uniform. These may be free dress days or to follow a specific theme. Students are reminded that their clothing must always be appropriate for an academic setting and may be asked to change or be sent home if they cannot fix the situation on site.

When holding “theme days” students must follow the theme along with their school uniform, (example, On Saint Valentine’s day, students are permitted to wear red and ALL OTHER clothing that is not red must be the school uniform).

Uniform infractions may result in a student not being permitted to participate in the dress down day.



Parents/guardians must notify the school before 8:00 am if their child is going to be absent. Regular attendance is mandatory by law and is essential to achieving academic success. Parents/guardians who call the administrative office to justify why their child is absent will not automatically excuse him/her from receiving a consequence.

All absences must be recorded by the classroom teacher and documented by the office. Parents/guardians are asked to plan their appointments and vacation/holiday outside of regular school days in order to prevent absences. Extensions of vacation/holiday periods are highly discouraged.

The school is not required to provide work to students who vacation during regular school days.

Absences and School Work

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all missed work is completed. This includes notes, readings, assignments, homework, class work, and evaluations. Students should contact their teacher on the day of their absence to inform themselves of any missed work.

Early Dismissal

If a student has an appointment which requires them to leave before the end of the school day:

  • The parent/guardian must call the school prior to 8:00 am to provide verbal permission for the early
  • The student is to report to the office at the beginning of the day to collect their Early Dismissal Form which is to be given to the teacher from whose class they need to leave
  • The student must report to the office before they leave the school to sign out 


Students are expected to be on time for every period throughout the day, including morning and afternoon entry. This is essential in order to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. Students who are absent from class/school without permission will be considered truant and will serve a 1-day suspension at home.

Parents/guardians who call the administrative office to justify why their child is absent will not automatically excuse him/her from receiving a consequence.

Lates to Period 1

Students arriving late to period 1 must sign in at the main office to obtain a slip to gain entry to class.

Consequences will be applied as follows:

  • 3 late arrivals = letter of warning sent home
  • 4 late arrivals or more = next day AM detention
  • *skipped detention = 1 day at-home suspension

Lates to Period 3

Students arriving late to period 3 must come to the office to obtain a slip to get into class. This late will result in an automatic LUNCHTIME detention for the following day.

Lates to Periods 2 and 4

These lates will be recorded by the classroom teacher and do not require the student to get a note from the office.

A student’s late record will be calculated on a per term basis.


Homework allows students to practice, study, reinforce and consolidate concepts learned in class. If specific homework was not assigned, then that time should be for reading, reviewing, studying or working on projects.

It is the student’s responsibility to record their homework in the student’s agenda. Parents are asked to review the agenda with their child on a regular basis to keep up with what is going on at school.

Evaluation: In-class Assignments, Projects, Tests, Exams

The MEES, EMSB and the school will continue to schedule and administer formal examination periods throughout the year; mid-year examinations in January and end-of-year summative exams in the months of May and June. These sessions will include uniform examinations produced by the MEES, complimentary examinations produced by the EMSB and local examinations produced at the school level.

In addition to formal examination periods, students will be assessed regularly within the timetable. These will often take the form of in-class assignments, essays, quizzes, tests, learning evaluation situations (LES) or extended learning projects generally completed over a series of classes; they are applied across the curriculum in all subject areas.

If a child is absent when an evaluation has taken place or a deadline was to be met, arrangements must be made with the teacher.

Please note that exam attendance rules are governed by the MEES. Students with unjustified or invalid absences from formal examinations will receive a grade of 0%. An absence can only be excused for the following reasons:

  • Serious illness or accident confirmed by a medical report or certificate
  • Death of a close relative
  • A court summons
  • Personal or immediate family crisis confirmed through meeting with school administration


Every teacher holds recuperation sessions each cycle. This is an excellent opportunity to catchup on missed assignments, tests, class work, or get extra help. We also highly recommend a student attends a recuperation session after an evaluation has taken place to go over their mistakes with the teacher.

Communication between Home & School

To ensure student success, a good rapport needs to be established between the home and the school. As such, members of the Laurier Macdonald staff will communicate with the parents/guardians in the following ways:

  • By written communication and/or forms
  • By telephone
  • By email
  • By progress report and term report cards
  • In-person appointments and parent/teacher interviews

General information may also be found on the official school website, social media pages and teacher webpages.

Teachers will communicate when a student is absent from an evaluation or has failed to meet the curriculum standards.

It is a parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to communicate with the teacher regarding notes, assignments, projects, tests or to get a status update on how their child is performing.


Discipline is essential to ensure a safe and secure environment for all. Rules and policies have been put in place to this effect. If a child is not meeting the standards set by the school, the following interventions may occur:

  • Warning
    • Warning letters are given to the student and a copy placed in their discipline file
  • Detention
    • Detentions are assigned for the following day
    • Email notifications are sent to the parents/guardians
    • Detention notices are recorded on file
    • Failure to report to an assigned detention will result in a suspension
  • Suspension
    • A copy of the suspension letter will be kept in the discipline file
    • Parents/guardians may be asked to accompany a student upon reintegration
  • Case conference
    • Involve student, parent/guardian, administration and/or other essential personnel
  • Relocation
    • Repeat or very serious offences may result in permanent relocation

Any classroom misconduct is not tolerated. It is disruptive to the teacher as well as the other students in the class. In such cases, when a teacher finds it necessary to discipline a student, he/she may choose to apply their own classroom policies and consequences. If a student does not comply, the teacher may involve the administration and then the administration will deal with the situation accordingly.

Forgeries, truancies, smoking/vaping and extreme cases of misconduct (such as insubordination, disrespect, theft and violence) will warrant an automatic suspension.

Please note that during the term, students who have been suspended will not be allowed to attend any school functions (outings, dances, trips, etc.).

The following are also sanctionable under the Discipline Policy:

Inappropriate Materials

Inappropriate materials/objects will be confiscated, and immediate disciplinary measures will be taken. Examples of articles not permitted on school grounds are; knives, chains, matches, lighters, sharp or pointed instruments, lasers and fireworks. Skateboards are not to be used on school grounds.


Any act of insubordination (defiance of authority) by a student will result in immediate suspension.


Students may not put up posters and other printed materials without having obtained permission from a member of the administration.

Cell Phones & ICT

The EMSB encourages a BYOD (bring your own device) model to keep up with today’s ever- changing digital world. Students may use a laptop or tablet to take notes or complete assignments in accordance with the school board’s ICT policy (included in the registration package). Please be advised that students bring these devices to school at their own risk. The school will not be held accountable if these items are lost, stolen or damaged.

Cell phones

Cell phones have been found to be a distraction in the classroom and are not permitted. Cell phones are to be turned off upon entering the building and remain out of site at all times, with the exception of senior students who leave the building at lunchtime or after school. Headphones, earphones, air pods and/or earbuds are not permitted and must not be visible at any time.

Parents are asked to refrain from calling or messaging their child during class time and to call the school in case of emergency. In this way, parents are assured that there is a responsible adult available to assist the child if need be. Students may use a phone at the office to call home during the day.

Students are not to use their phones to; check time, text, call, watch videos, listen to music, play games, check social media, take pictures/videos, etc. during class, passing time, or in the hallways. Cell phones are to be left in the locker or may be withheld by the classroom teacher in hanging pocket holders purchased for this purpose.

Students who are found to be using their phones during unauthorized times will be dealt with as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd offence = the phone will be confiscated and given to the office; phone returned to the student at the end of the day
  • 3rd offence = a detention will be assigned, and the phone will be confiscated and given to the office; phone returned at the end of the day
  • 4th offence = the phone will be confiscated and given to the office; phone returned to the parent/guardian at the end of the day
  • 5 or more offences = suspension from school


Students may borrow ICT equipment from the library.

The school may exercise its right to monitor the use of the school’s computer systems, including access to websites, email and the deletion of inappropriate materials where it believes unauthorized use of the school’s computer system is taking place.

It is illegal to take unauthorized pictures, videos and/or sound clips of another person without their consent. Posting pictures or videos on the internet that were obtained without consent is also illegal. This is considered an invasion of privacy by both the Federal and Provincial Governments. Severe consequences may follow any such act.

Students should be aware that the use of electronic equipment for self/peer exploitation (sexting, photographing or filming) may be considered a criminal act.

Safe School Policy

The English Montreal School Board and by extension Laurier Macdonald High School believes that every member in our community is entitled to learn and work in a safe, secure, and respectful environment free from all forms of harassment and violent behavior. We are committed to providing a healthy and secure learning environment which allows every student to develop his or her full potential, free from any form of bullying or violence. Furthermore, through the power of Bill 56 (An act to prevent and stop bullying in schools) we will take all the necessary measures to ensure that any form of harassment, bullying or violence is stopped immediately.

Bullying: Physical, Verbal, and/or Cyber Bullying

Harassment, which in some cases may be described as bullying, can be psychological or physical. Specific examples include but are not limited to:

  • unwelcome leering or staring
  • unwelcome racial slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or degrading descriptions;
  • unwelcome communication about an individual’s body, attire, cultural background or overly personal comments;
  • unwelcome invasion of an individual’s privacy;
  • unwelcome jokes, stories, drawings, pictures, or gestures;
  • the spreading of malicious rumors;
  • suggestions or demands for payment accompanied by implied or explicit threats (taxing);
  • cornering or blocking normal movements;
  • misuse of power or position;
  • stalking

Generally, harassment consists of repeated acts. However, a single action may be considered as harassment when it includes but is not limited to the following:

  • any action, intentional or not, including action of a sexual nature, directed at an individual or group by another individual or group who knows or should know that this action is unwanted;
  • any implied or explicit bribe, and/or threat of reprisal;
  • any behavior, verbal or physical, which creates an intimidating or hostile atmosphere;
  • any action, intentional or not, that demeans an individual or group;
  • any perceived threat to or abuse of personal or physical property

Harassment /Discrimination

There is a strict harassment policy in effect at Laurier Macdonald. Taxing and harassment are punishable by law as such infractions are criminal acts. Severe disciplinary measures will be applied.

Everyone has the right to learn, teach and work in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. Repeat offenders will be seriously dealt with, i.e. indefinite suspension, change of school.

Students who use social networking sites to harass other students and/or school staff will be subject to disciplinary consequences. This may include an extended suspension pending a decision from the Regional Director/Director General, even if this harassment takes place outside of regular school hours.

To protect themselves and those around them, students need to be aware that the following are examples of harassment. These actions, if done repetitively and against someone’s request to stop, are considered bullying.

  • Provocation
  • Racial comments
  • Comments on sexual orientation
  • Comments on gender identity
  • Verbal abuse
  • Swearing at an individual
  • Invasion of personal privacy
  • Sexual harassment
  • Offensive jokes, stories, drawings, pictures or gestures
  • Spreading rumors
  • Taxing
  • Threats against an individual’s person or belongings
  • Cornering or blocking normal movements
  • Stalking
  • Verbal or physical intimidation
  • Cyber-bullying (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, )
  • Identity theft
  • Taking pictures without consent
  • Electronic threats (Inappropriate texting or e-mail)
  • Disrespect/aggression
  • Prank calls

If you believe that you or someone else is being harassed speak to a teacher, administrator, guidance counsellor or childcare worker (CCW). You should do something right away. Be responsible! Stand up for yourself by getting help!

Emergency Procedures: Evacuations & Lockdown procedures

When an alarm sounds, it is important that students immediately react and listen to the instructions given by the staff.


In the event of an evacuation, students must:

  • Leave all belongings in the classroom
  • Are not permitted to access their lockers
  • Follow the group and teacher to the designated assembly area where attendance will be taken
  • Remain in the assembly area with their teacher until the all-clear is given and can return in the building
  • Conduct themselves properly at all times


In the event of a lockdown, students must:

  • Remain absolutely silent
  • Not use cell phones
  • Follow the instructions given by the teacher
  • Restrict movement, restrict noises and sounds which may give away location
  • If outside the class, find the closest room in which to barricade themselves
  • Never open a closed door to any banging or calling out
  • Wait for the all-clear to be given or a police officer to open the door


Laurier Macdonald offers an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program School. Our teachers are trained to offer learning and evaluation situations that put the student at the center of their learning. Students generally following one of the following academic streams:

Enriched IB-SÉBIQ

Students who follow the IB-SÉBIQ stream are exposed to a rigorous academic profile and a holistic approach to learning by considering the interrelationships of all subject areas as they apply to the larger world context. Students will be exposed to a third language, Spanish, in years 1-3 of the program, take Français langue de base Enrichi or Français langue maternelle, and will receive enrichment components in English Language Arts.

Students will have access to advanced Science and Math courses in Secondary 4 and 5.

In year 5 of the program, students will complete a personal project with the help of a staff mentor.

These students benefit from an extra 2% on their R-score when applying to SRAM CEGEPS.

Graduates of this program satisfy all requirements of the Québec Secondary School Diploma (MEES) and at the same time meet the high standards set by the International Baccalaureate Organization and SÉBIQ.

CORE & Enriched CORE

Students opting for this program of study follow the Quebec high school curriculum that is mandated by the Ministry of Education. They will be exposed to the IB philosophy and have access to enriched classes in French, Math and Science.


Students who follow an IEP (individualized education plan) may have access to any of the academic streams provided they have the academic background to support the program of choice and will receive the support tools they need to ensure their success. These resources may involve smaller class sizes in English, French and Math, in addition to support from a childcare worker or education technician.

Accelerated Math

Students who qualify for the accelerated Math program will complete Secondary 1 & 2 Math in year 1, Secondary 3 Math in year 2, Secondary 4 Math in year 3, Secondary 5 Math in year 4 and Calculus in year 5.

Advanced Science

Students who have a strong academic standing in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2, Year 3 Science will have the option to take Environmental Science and Technology in year 4 giving access to Physics and Chemistry in year 5. This stream is intended for students who wish to pursue Sciences at the CEGEP level.

Community & Service

As an IB school, Laurier Macdonald requires all students to complete the minimum hours of community and service. Community and Service is one of the International Baccalaureate program requirements. Additionally, at Laurier Macdonald High School we believe that helping and caring about others should be an integral part of student development and it provides many advantages

Secondary 1 10 hours
Secondary 2 15 hours
Secondary 3 15 hours
Secondary 4 15 hours
Secondary 5 15 hours

In Year 5, the community & service hours will be registered and considered for extra credits upon graduation attributed by the MEES.

Graduation Requirements

Diplomas will be awarded to students who obtain the minimum number of credits and who complete the required courses. Credits are awarded for Secondary IV and V level courses only; students who pass a course with a 60% or higher will obtain the credits for the course.

To obtain a Secondary School Diploma, the student must earn a minimum of 54 credits, twenty

(20) of these credits must be earned in Secondary V.    Students must successfully earn the following 28 obligatory credits plus 26 credits from other subjects:

4 credits in History and Citizenship, Secondary IV
4 credits in Science & Technology, Secondary IV
4 credits in Mathematics, Secondary IV
2 credits in Arts Education, Secondary IV
2 credits in Ethics and Religious Culture OR Physical Education and Health, Secondary V
6 credits in English, Secondary V
6 credits in French, Secondary V


IBMYP Coordinator

The coordinator oversees the implementation of all aspects of the MYP and has a central function in the organization of the program.

Library Learning Commons

The library contains a wealth of resources and information for projects and recreational reading in English, French and Spanish. Students must present their Laurier Macdonald ID card to borrow from the library. For help locating a book, the librarian is available during library hours to provide students with assistance. Students may use a library computer for projects and research if the school’s Internet Policy has been signed and returned.

Our library learning commons is equipped with 21st century tools including a Maker Space/STEAM room, social games, video games, printing machines, and more. We have study rooms that students can rent out in order to complete group work or work on projects interactively.

Library Regulations:

  1. Students are allowed to borrow Books may be borrowed for up to one (1) month at a time and may be renewed unless requested by another person. Students must have the book with them in order to renew it.
  1. All damages or losses are to be reported Students are responsible for lost or damaged books or magazines.
  1. There is a fine of ten (10) cents per day for each book or magazine that is returned late.
  1. Students who have overdue books, magazines and/or fines are not allowed to borrow any more books, magazines or computer resources until late items are returned and fines paid.


The cafeteria offers a variety of healthy food; full meals, snacks, soups, salads, and many à la carte items to supplement lunches from home. Keeping the cafeteria clean requires the cooperation of every student. Trash must be placed in the receptacles and trays and cutlery must be returned to their designated area. Disciplinary sanctions will be enforced on students who habitually leave wrappers, empty juice boxes, and garbage on lunchroom tables.

Students are not to consume food and beverages (except water) in classrooms, hallways, and stairways.

Guidance Counseling

The counseling services provided at Laurier Macdonald attempt to meet the individual needs of students in the areas of academic, vocational and personal growth. Students who wish to see the Guidance Counselor must make an appointment in the Guidance Office before school, at lunch or after school. Parents are welcome to contact the Guidance Counselor regarding a student’s progress at any time.

If in a moment of crisis, students are to report to the office and the proper steps will be taken to ensure the students gets the support they need.

Social Work

The school social worker works in partnership with the CLSC to provide support to students and their families.

Youth Intervention Worker

Laurier Macdonald offers additional support to our students via our Youth Intervention Worker when students have questions or needs surrounding the area of substance abuse or misuse.

School Nurse, Health Services, Medication

The role of the nurse is one of promoting health education and counseling. Medication is not given nor administered by school personnel.

Emergency first aid is provided by the school’s Emergency Response Team. Parents should not send their child to school ill and should notify the school if their child has a health problem which requires taking medication throughout the day that would interfere with functioning at school. Students requiring the use of the elevator for medical reasons must place a $20.00 deposit for the key and return the key to the office when no longer required.

CLC: Community Learning Centre

The Community Learning Centre invests in partnerships that provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of learners, their families, and the wider community. The aim is to support the holistic development of citizens and communities.

Spiritual and Community Animator

Laurier Macdonald offers activities responding to the needs of our community and neighbors and provide grief counselling to students. The animator’s main objective is to guide students in search of positive values and to participate in various community programs.

Child Care Workers; School Behavior Technicians & Attendants

The role of these support workers is to support students with special needs, intervene and work with students who are having repetitive issues both academic and/or social, and to assist students who have been assigned to them.


Students are expected to be polite and courteous at all times with all staff, as well as their peers.

Student’s Academic Responsibility

  1. Students must be honest during all evaluation situations and respect the intellectual work of others.
  2. Students are responsible for all assignments, homework and evaluations.
  3. Students must attend all classes on time and prepared to work with all necessary materials.
  4. If there is a known absence coming up, the student must inform the teacher and identify assignments that can be completed while away.
  5. The student must make arrangements with his/ her teacher to make up work prior to returning to school from an absence.
  6. Holiday travel or a family event is not a valid excuse for missing an evaluation. Parents should plan their holiday travel around the school calendar. Teachers are not expected to provide work for a student on holiday.

Plagiarism of Intellectual Property

Plagiarism is the copying of another person’s ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as your own. In all academic work it is essential to give credit to the people and sources that information and ideas came from. Printed, electronic, and all other forms of communication which includes using direct quotes and paraphrasing must be cited. Failing to do so is considered intellectual theft.  A student caught plagiarizing will receive a mark of zero.

Social Responsibility & Cyber Policy

Students are always expected to act in a responsible manner, be cooperative and courteous and treat all members of the Laurier Macdonald community with respect. They are also expected to follow directives issued by any staff member (administrator, teacher, childcare worker (CCW), cafeteria staff, caretaker, etc.). Students are expected to treat all school property and the property of others with care and respect.

Respect the Physical Space of Others

  • Students will move safely throughout the building by walking and respecting the physical space of others. They will always demonstrate socially acceptable behavior towards
  • A student may not run, push, or play fight on school grounds
  • Students should speak to others in a polite and respectful way
  • The use of threatening and abusive language and/or gestures will never be tolerated
  • A student may not fight, assault, or verbally abuse or intimidate others


In accordance with the Tobacco Control Act, smoking and smoking products are strictly prohibited for people under 18 years of age and on school grounds. Furthermore, they may be subject to further sanctions and/or fines as stipulated in the Quebec Tobacco Act. Electronic cigarettes or other equivalent devices, whether they contain nicotine or not, are also not permitted on school grounds. Possession, use or selling of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, drugs, paraphernalia and/or alcohol is forbidden and will result in confiscation of items, and suspension from school.

Gambling & Playing Cards

Any form of gambling, taxing, card playing or any other activity that can be linked to gambling are strictly forbidden on school grounds.


Any form of weapon which could put one or more students and/or staff at risk are strictly forbidden. It must be clearly understood that pocketknives are considered weapons. Furthermore, students found in possession of firecrackers or other exploding devices will also be suspended immediately. A student found to be in possession of any such item will immediately be suspended and recommendation may be made to the EMSB to have the student relocated.

Student Behavior in the Community

Students are expected to exhibit proper and respectful behavior on school grounds at all times. Students are required to place all their litter in the appropriate bins on and around school grounds.

Students who use the neighboring businesses before/after school or during the lunch hour are to do so respectfully as we like maintain good relationships with our community partners. To this end, we request that students do not congregate in or around business establishments or laneways, nor trespass or litter on private property.

Extra-Curricular Activities & School Trips

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) include but are not limited to clubs, local field trips, overnight and international field trips and in-school activities. A student’s high school experience is significantly enhanced when a student is involved in the non-academic aspect of school. Students are encouraged to get involved in activities of interest that are promoted by the school.

Participation in ECAs is a privilege, not a right, and subject to regular school attendance, consistent effort in a student’s schoolwork and appropriate behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct. Moreover, it is the student’s responsibility to ask his/her teacher for any assignments and/or homework missed while participating in any of these activities.

If it is necessary to withdraw a student from any event or activity due to misconduct, reimbursement will be at the discretion of the school and it will depend on the financial arrangements and obligations that the school has undertaken. The school is not responsible for any costs related to the removal of a student from an activity/field trip; this will be incurred by the parent/guardian.

Sports Teams & Athletic Agreement

Participation in intermural and intramural sports teams is highly encouraged. Students on sports teams must conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful and promotes the standards expected of Laurier Macdonald students. Failure to comply with the school rules may result in a student being suspended from participating in school sports teams. Coaches may remove a player who cannot demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship.

Student Expectations:

  • Perform to the best of their abilities in all classes
  • Attend and be on time for all classes
  • Demonstrate positive citizenship and leadership in all classes
  • Commit to participate fully in the athletics program

Parent Expectations:

  • Ensure the child has the proper equipment to participate
  • Encourage the student to participate in all practices and games
  • Be aware of practice and game dates, times and locations

Teacher Expectations:

  • Be flexible with assignments and homework
  • Take note of sports schedules
  • Communicate beforehand with coaches and administration about students’ status in class

Governing Board

The participation of parents is essential to the formation of a Governing Board. Parents of students currently enrolled at Laurier Macdonald High School are advised that the election of candidates to the Governing Board will be held in September at the General assembly. The date and time will be announced.

Governing Board meetings take place once a month at 7pm and are open to the public.

Parental Responsibilities;

As a parent/guardian of a student at Laurier Macdonald, I understand that my responsibilities are to:

  • Read and discuss with my child the expectations of the school
  • Keep the school informed of any changes in phone numbers and/or email addresses
  • Encourage my child to respect the rights and property of others
  • Familiarize myself with and support the school‘s expectations, code of conduct, and disciplinary measures
  • Assume responsibility for the regular and prompt attendance of my child
  • Ensure that vacations are not booked during the school year and especially, January and May/June as they are exam periods

Parent/Teacher Night

The school year is generally divided into three (3) terms. An official report card is issued ,online, to parents after each term. Parents are invited to meet teachers twice a year to discuss their child's academic performance and general conduct. Parents should not hesitate to contact the school at any time to speak to their son/daughter's teachers.

Digital Citizenship

Laurier Macdonald employs a Digital Citizenship model for supporting safe and responsible use of the internet and social media. It is imperative that we model what is appropriate use of the internet. As a parent you are an integral part of the digital citizenship development of your child. To this end, please ensure to read, sign and return the ICT form that was sent in your information package.


IB General Grade Descriptors

Grade Boundaries Descriptors
  1   1-5 Produces work of very limited quality. Conveys many significant misunderstandings or lacks understanding of most concepts and contexts. Very rarely demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Very inflexible, rarely using knowledge or skills.
  2   6-9 Produces work of limited quality. Expresses misunderstandings or significant gaps in understanding for many concepts and contexts. Infrequently demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Generally inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, infrequently applying knowledge and skills.
  3   10-14 Produces work of acceptable quality. Communicates a basic understanding of many concepts and contexts, with occasionally significant misunderstandings or gaps. Begins to demonstrate some basic critical and creative thinking. Is often inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, requiring support even in familiar classroom situations.
  4   15-18 Produces good-quality work. Communicates basic understanding of most concepts and contexts with few misunderstandings and minor gaps. Often demonstrates basic critical and creative thinking. Uses knowledge and skills with some flexibility in familiar classroom situations but requires support in unfamiliar situations.
  5   19-23 Produces generally high-quality work. Communicates secure understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, sometimes with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar classroom and real-world situations and, with support, some unfamiliar real-world situations.
  6   24-27 Produces high-quality, occasionally innovative work. Communicates extensive understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, frequently with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar classroom and real world situations, often with independence.
  7   28-32 Produces high-quality, frequently innovative work. Communicates comprehensive, nuanced understanding of concepts and contexts. Consistently demonstrates sophisticated critical and creative thinking. Frequently transfers knowledge and skills with independence and expertise in a variety of complex classroom and real-world situations.


A / 8 B / 8 C / 8 D / 8
Language and literature Analyzing Organizing Producing text Using language
Language acquisition Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Individuals and societies Knowing and understanding Investigating Communicating Thinking creatively
Sciences Knowing and understanding Inquiring and designing Processing and evaluating Reflecting on the impact of science
Mathematics Knowing and understanding Investigating patterns Communicating Applying mathematics in      real-life contexts
Arts Knowing and understanding Developing skills Thinking creatively Responding
Physical and Health Education Knowing and understanding Planning for performance Applying and performing Reflecting and improving performance
Design Inquiring and analyzing Developing Ideas Creating the solution Evaluating
MYP Project Planning Applying skills Reflecting  


At Laurier Macdonald high school, all students are required to complete volunteer work each year
Secondary 1 10 hours
Secondary 2 15 hours
Secondary 3 15 hours
Secondary 4 15 hours
Secondary 5 15 hours


Community and Service is one of the International Baccalaureate program requirements. Additionally, at Laurier Macdonald High School we believe that helping and caring about others should be an integral part of student development and it provides many advantages.
ALL Students IB Enriched, Enriched-CORE and CORE Stream Helps students to be caring towards their local/global community Develop communication skills


Develops social skills
*Community and Service requirements MUST be fulfilled at each level Working experience to add to the CV. In Secondary 5:
A final grade will be on the report card and Relevé de notes:

1-Improve general average


2-Extra 2 credits that improve ranking for Trade/Cegep application to ALL CEGEPS


3- International Baccalaureate Program requirement

Enriched IB Stream students

*Community and Service requirements MUST be fulfilled at each level

Is part of the IB and SÉBIQ requirement to obtain an extra 2% on the average when applying to CEGEPS that are part of the SRAM association and/or Marianopolis

To meet the requirement for community and service, students must complete a reflection paper signed by parents. Students have two weeks to submit their documents to the IB coordinator once the activity is completed

Date completed

Latest Date to Submit Community and Service Document Fully Completed

September 21st

October 5th

Community and Service 4 hours at curriculum night The document should be submitted fully completed before October 5th
February 6 until March 15th Helping once a week at Honoré Mercier Elementary March 29th Document should be submitted fully completed before March 29th

 Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Laurier Macdonald Administration team or Mme Barnabé at

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