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School open hours for both Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik (O.K.) School and Nisichawayasihk Neyo Ohtinwak Collegiate (N.N.O.C.) are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. O.K. School classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. N.N.O.C. classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.
All fundraising activities are to be consolidated and funds are to be handed in to the principal’s office at the end of the event as per policy.
The following acronyms are frequently used by NEA staff:
- MSHSDP – Mature Student High School Diploma Program
- CAP – Community Access Program
- NEA - Nisichawayasihk Education Authority
- PHP – Private Home Placement
- PSSP – Post Secondary Student Program
- OK - Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik
- NNOC - Nisichawayasihk Neyo Ohtinwak Collegiate
- NHTA - Nelson House Teachers Association
- ATEC – Atoskiwin Training and Employment Centre
The following terms have the same meaning:
- Teacher in Training
- Teaching Assistants
- Teacher’s Aides
- Education Assistant
- Students Assistant
The following terms have the same meaning:
AE, TP, CE, CPA - Alternate Education, Transitional Program, Cooperative Education, and Career Promotion and Awareness.
One education assistant will be assigned specifically to speech. The language assistant works under the direction and supervision of the resource teacher and the speech pathologist.
Hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and EA’s are expected to be involved in supervision duties.
Education supplies are provided to all students who are attending schools in Nelson.
Workbooks are to be used as though they are textbooks as of Grade 3 and up.
Inventories are to be updated twice a year – October and June.
The head caretaker handles all requests for the above.
Orientation with Students
Each homeroom teacher is expected to set aside time at the beginning of the school year to review the parent/teacher/student handbook. Other expectations that should be discussed are the setting of classroom and hallway rules/routines, reviewing the discipline policy, and outlining clear expectations with students.
All teachers are expected to give students a similar and consistent message.
The teaching staff may have up to a maximum of one preparation period per day for a total of six during a six-day cycle, or 240 minutes.
Education Assistants are expected to accompany and stay with the students during instructional time. This is not a preparation period.
Instructional staff is required to make lesson plans in detail, along with support materials, for a minimum of two days at the end of each term break.
Supervision Duties – e.g. Recesses
Teachers and education assistants participate in duties. They are expected to make prior arrangements with other staff members to cover their duties when they are absent.
Instructional staff is encouraged to make a minimum of two home visits per school year with the first one being no later than October 15.
Exams in Core Subject Areas
This is the responsibility of each teacher. Exams are mandatory at Grades 6 – 12 in Core Subjects. The mark value of exams is as follows:
30% Term I
30% Term II
40% Term III
Students’ marks must reflect these accomplishments.
Mature Student High School Diploma Program
This program is designed to assist eligible NCN members to obtain the Mature Grade 12 diploma from the Province of Manitoba. This program is delivered through Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in conjunction with Nisichawayasihk Education Authority and Atoskiwin Training and Employment Centre of Excellence (ATEC).
Manitoba School Improvement Project
The high school works closely with the Manitoba School Improvement Project (MISP), to embrace its principles over the past four years.
Number percentages are to be used on reports cards beginning at grade 3 and up. All report cards must be specific in content.
A minimum of 80% attendance is to be maintained by each student.
Students’ marks are to reflect students’ accomplishments.
Teachers are expected to review the students’ cumulative records no later than October 1 and report any discrepancies to the secretary. Cumulative records must be signed out and returned to the secretary within 24 hours. Records are not to be taken from the school.
Teachers New to the Community
Teachers new to the community should arrive a minimum of one week prior to the commencement of orientation.
Direct deposit is currently available to all full time employees. All questions about pay and applications for leave beyond three days are to be directed to the Director and/or designate.
All teachers who are new to Nelson House will be on probation for one Year.
As per Collective Agreement between NEA and Nelson House Teachers’ Association.
The above is a shared responsibility between the employer and the employee.
Dress Code for Teaching Staff
The wearing of blue jeans is not encouraged during the instructional day.
All employees are expected to complete a leave application upon return to work. Leave forms are available from the secretary’s office and are to be handed into the principal’s office upon completion.
All teachers and employees of the Educational Authority are allowed 1 ¼ sick day per month after the first month of school.
Each staff member is required to supply his or her summer address and e-mail address to the School Secretary by June 15 each year. The School Secretary is required to enter appropriate information on database according to the following headings:
• Employee’s Name
• Postal Code
• Telephone Number
• E-mail address
• Emergency telephone numbers
Teachers who are not returning to Nelson House at the end of the school year are responsible for making the necessary arrangements with Canada Post to redirect their mail.
Teachers Not Returning to Nelson House
All curriculum guides, teacher’s guides for core subjects, computer disks with data, resource books purchased within the current school year, keys, etc. are to be boxed, labeled and handed in to the administration on the last day of work. Failure to do so may result in financial penalties. EEG. Covering the cost of curriculum guides.