Absenteeism undermines a student’s ability to perform at his/ her best and is
particularly detrimental in practical course work. Consequently, regular
and punctual attendance is a requirement for all courses, programs and
work experience. Excessive absenteeism and lateness will result in a review of a
student’s status in a course/program. If deemed appropriate, a student may be
withdrawn from a course/program for absenteeism.
Students or parents (of students who are under the age of 18) are
required to contact the ATC Administration Office by
phone before the start of class if absent that day. E-mail messages
will not be accepted for absence notification. Our automatic
dialer will notify students and/or parent/guardians of unexplained absences on a
daily basis. Students are expected to be punctual for their classes. Excessive
tardiness may result in partial absences.
The program teacher is the primary person responsible for monitoring student
attendance. At four (4) absences in a course, the teacher will meet with the
student. At six (6) absences, the student will be notified in writing and a
meeting with Student Services department will be scheduled to determine an
appropriate course of action. At ten (10) absences, withdrawal from the program
may be recommended. In exceptional circumstances, missed class time may be made
up in consultation with the program teacher(s). In cases where a student is
sponsored by an outside agency, that agency will also be notified of
Assessment and Reports
Skill development, understanding of concepts and professionalism are assessed
continuously and through comprehensive final assessments. The work placement
practicum final report, where applicable, will also be used in determining
overall student performance. There are two formal reporting periods per
1st semester: November – mid-term report February – final report
2nd semester: April – mid-term report June – final report
Parents or guardians of secondary students are encouraged to contact program
teachers at any time to discuss their son’s or daughter’s progress. Progress
review conferences will be held at each mid-term report by appointment only.
Students and parents will be notified of dates and times.
Industry Work Practicum
Students registered in a certificate program must complete the required work
experience/practicum for program completion. Times and duration of practicum are
determined by the program. Students in a workplace are covered by Workers
Students will receive a Manitoba Education credit for each of the program
courses completed successfully. Each of these credits can be applied toward high
school graduation or for post-secondary purposes.
Students who have met all the necessary program requirements will receive an
ATC program certificate. Some programs require an overall average of 60% or 70%
and completion of required hours before certification can be issued. Please see
individual program information for requirements.
High School Diplomas
Students who successfully complete the provincial requirements will be issued
a Manitoba Education High School, Technology Education or Mature Student High
Additional Program Information and Articulation Agreements
Apprenticeship Training: Some programs are accredited for
Level I Apprenticeship Certification.
Transfer of Credits: ATC has articulation agreements with
Red River College that may allow qualifying students from an ATC program to be
granted credit towards a Red River College related program.
Industry Certification: Some programs provide the
opportunity to write external exams for recognized industry certification.
Foods Containing Nuts/Peanuts
ATC is not able to guarantee a peanut/nut free environment due to the nature
of the Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs. Peanuts and nuts can
be found on our premises and may be used in cooking and baking. ATC will issue
an alert message to students if nuts/peanuts are used. Students are encouraged
to exercise caution when purchasing food in our cafeteria.
Authorization for Photo Publication
ATC is actively involved in marketing ventures that include advertising,
newspaper articles, competitions and video presentations that may involve
student and staff photos published in print, on video or on the Internet. A
form that students (and parents/guardians if under 18) complete in order to give
or withhold permission to publish photos will be distributed to students on the
first day of classes.
Consent to Disclose Student Information
Students 18 years of age and older must provide written permission if they
wish ATC staff to share information with their parents or guardians. Louis Riel
School Division high school students may have completed this form at their high
school, in which case it is not necessary to complete it again. Forms will be
available on the first day from teachers and then throughout the year from the
Students are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to a professional environment. This means that clothing should be neat, clean, and not
torn. As well, inappropriate slogans on clothing, bare midriffs and spaghetti
straps are not acceptable. Hats, caps, hoods, etc. are to be removed in
classrooms, and the dining room. Outerwear should be kept in
lockers and is not to be worn in classrooms, the library or the cafeteria food
Emergency Preparedness Plan
The plan includes emergency control procedure drills twice per year.
Various situations compel response plans to clear school hallways, and we want
students, staff and visitors to be prepared. Not all situations are high-risk;
some merely demand added caution.
At ATC, we practice emergency control procedures to establish that:
- procedures and staff authority are clear to all
- students understand that these procedures can apply to a range of
situations; not all high-risk.
It is important that all visitors follow the emergency
control procedure directions of staff without question.
It should be noted that to ensure the safety of our students we will on occasion practice safety drills that include fire drills, lockdown drills, and hold and secure drills.
Students will receive information early in the Spring regarding ATC's
certificate and graduation ceremony. Dates and information regarding grad
photos and grad rings will be announced.
Students who become ill during school hours are asked to proceed to
the main office to sign out. For students under the age of 18, parents
will be contacted before the student is allowed to leave the building.
Internet & Systems Student User Agreement
All students (and parents/guardians if under 18) within the Louis Riel School
Division must complete an agreement for the Use of Technology and the Internet.
Safety Equipment, Procedures and Uniforms
Students are expected to comply with program requirements that require the
wearing of uniforms or coveralls and/or safety equipment such as safety glasses
and boots. Students are responsible for keeping uniforms/coveralls clean and
tidy and safety gear in good condition. Proper safety procedures must be
followed in all programs. Violation of these expectations may result in
Divisional policy prohibits the use of tobacco in schools and on school
property. E cigarettes are also prohibited on school property.
School begins at 8:30 AM with opening exercises (Anthem), although some programs start at a later time. If you are in the hallways, please remove any hats/caps and
stand quietly. School ends at 3:45, although some programs may end earlier.
Student ID Cards & Photos
Photo Day is in early September. All students must have a photo taken at ATC
for their student ID card. ID cards will be required by Winnipeg Transit for
reduced fares. Photo packages can also be purchased at a reasonable cost.
All visitors must report to the office to
sign in and obtain a visitor's badge. Students are asked not to
invite friends to meet at ATC.
ATC schedules three information evenings throughout the school year.
The first one, in September, is also a meet-the-teacher evening. Students are
encouraged to bring their family and friends to show them their program
facilities and introduce them to ATC instructors. Dates are subject to change.