OKM Frolf and Country Club (est. 2000)
Swim Academy Application
Lake o'hara student information
Indicates required field
STUDENT Cell Number
PARENT Cell Number
Best number to reach parent
PARENT Business Phone #
if you have one....
Other than parents
EMERGENCY Contact Phone #
B.C. Medical Number
Any medical concerns, allergies, medical requirements?
...or write "none"
...or write "none"
Any food sensitivities or Special Diets?
...or write "none"
You do not have to have a partner but if you want to, you may select
person to be your partner. Do not put down the name of someone who has not agreed to be your partner. Bring your forms and money in at the same time to ensure that you both get a spot on the trip.
Note: all routes are physically, socially, organizationally and emotionally challenging.
Level of Physical Challenge
Check ONE choice that BOTH you and your partner have agreed on
To all students going on the Lake O’Hara trip and their parents:
Please review our school Code of Conduct: On the Lake O’Hara trip it is expected that all students will abide by the same rules they do in school. This especially includes the rules regarding substance use, and cooperation at all times with your group leaders. We do not expect to encounter any problems, but we would also like to inform you that violations of the Code of Conduct will result, at the group leaders’ discretion, in the student being bussed home at the families’ expense. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
OKANAGAN MISSION SECONDARY SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Okanagan Mission Secondary School is to provide, in partnership with parents and the community, a broad, educational experience in a safe environment where students are encouraged to become self-directed, adaptable, confident, responsible citizens who value learning as a life-long pursuit.
OKANAGAN MISSION SECONDARY SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT
Every student of school age has the right to an education that enables him/her to become personally fulfilled and publicly useful. Every student of school age has the responsibility to comply with the school rules and with the Code of Conduct, and to participate in the educational program provided by the school.This Code of Conduct applies to any student who is on school property, who is in attendance at school or at any school-sponsored activity, or whose conduct at any time or place has an effect on maintaining discipline and order in the schools. We recognize that most members of our school community conduct themselves in a positive
From time to time, violations of the Code of Conduct will occur, and when these infrequent violations occur, parents/guardians will be contacted. Violations of the Code of Conduct which are minor, are dealt with in a variety of ways, including meetings with students, school staff and parents, detentions, or community service in the school. More serious violations of the Code of Conduct are dealt with in the following ways (from the School District #23 Discipline Regulations 5600). Violations which could lead to a definite suspension (from 1 to 10 days) and a conference between the student, parents, administration and members of the School Board Suspension Review Committee.
Students may not be under the influence, possess, consume or be in contact with alcohol on school premises or at school functions on or off school premises.
BOMB THREATS -
DRUGS (Non-Medical use)
Students may not come to school under the influence of illegal substances, use drugs at school, or exchange, purchase, sell or possess drugs at school or a school-sponsored activity. Remember, O.K.M. is officially a DRUG FREE ZONE!
FAILING TO APPLY YOURSELF TO YOUR STUDIES Students 16 years of age or older who repeatedly fail to apply themselves to their studies may be indefinitely suspended.
: We have an attractive school. Let’s keep it that way! Students are expected to help to keep the school, its grounds and our surrounding area tidy by placing all litter into containers, which are provided for that purpose. Students who litter will be referred to the administration, and will be required to serve garbage duty.
SCHOOL NEIGHBOURS Students shall conduct themselves as responsible members of the community where the school is located. Students must be courteous to families living in the school neighbourhood and respectful of their property. Students are not to litter nor loiter.
SCHOOL STAFF AND THEIR PROPERTY Students shall be courteous to all school staff and respect their personal property.
SMOKING/TOBACCO USE Students may not smoke (or use tobacco products) in the school buildings, on school property, at school functions or on school buses since tobacco, smoking, and exposure to second hand smoke are health hazards.
TECHNOLOGY Students shall use technology as directed by the teacher. Unauthorized use for personal purposes or inappropriate use may cause the student to be subject to discipline. Students using Internet technology will abide by the signed Student Acceptable Use Guidelines.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL Students shall obey the Code of Conduct while travelling to and from school.
TRUANCY Students may not have unauthorized absences from school (skipping class).
VANDALISM, VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR, ASSAULT OR INTIMIDATION (BULLYING/HARASSMENT)
Parents, Chaperons, Students, and Teachers MUST SIGN AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING RISKS:
INHERENT RISKS INVOLVED WITH THE LAKE O'HARA HIKING TRIP
Our School District demands that we identify the inherent risks for any activity that involves students. Before a student can be involved with an outdoor activity, their parents/guardians must be aware of the
associated with that activity and sign off acknowledging their willingness to have their son/daughter participate understanding the risks involved. It is our job as a school to make sure that all precautions will be taken to minimize and or eliminate these risks. Through proper planning and experience, we believe that our students will be able to be involved without risk to themselves in the activities planned as long as they use common sense and good judgement while on the trip.
Students are required
to attend educational seminars on safety, food equipment and preparation, equipment choice, clothing choice, physical fitness as well as general discussions dealing with team-work in small groups. When students arrive in the National Parks, before any hiking is done, they are given a seminar by Parks Officials on safety, flora and fauna, trail etiquette, what to look out for, disposal of wastes, and how to keep a clean camp-site so as not to attract animals.
INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED with BACKPACKING IN THE YOHO, KOOTENAY, GLACIER, and BANFF NATIONAL PARKS
1. Risks associated with traveling by vehicle to and from the activity.
2. Risks associated with camping such as coldness, wetness, and getting over heated. Hypothermia and hyperthermia can always occur regardless of the level of planning that has been involved.
3. Risks associated with vigorous physical activity such as hiking. There will be some level of discomfort with participating in a hiking activity. There is always the possibility of blisters, muscle pulls, twisted ankles, knee or arm injuries, cuts and scratches.
4. Risks associated with creating warmth by fire such as burns or cuts.
5. Risks associated with wilderness camping such as conflicts with animals.
6. Risks associated with disruptive weather. In the past we have had sun, rain, snow, and extremely cold weather. Students are expected to be prepared for any kind of weather.
7. Risks involved with getting lost in the wilderness despite the fact that we are always travelling on National Parks trails to and from all destinations.
8. Risks associated with poor decision making by individuals such as leaving the group.
9. Risks involved with the fact that there are few park rangers in the area when we are there. Any problems we may encounter will have to be solved on our own. Cell phones are not reliable in these areas.
10. Risks involved with drinking water from creeks and streams. We have not had any issue to date with water born diseases and we recommend that each group have at least one water purifier and/or water purification tablets or boil the water before consuming it.
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