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  • PSAT Absentee Juniors

    Attention Juniors

    If you were absent for the SAT exam on Wednesday, April 5, you can test on June 3, 2017, as part of the weekend SAT administration. You need to sign into your College Board account to transfer your registration free of charge. You need to make this transfer and upload an acceptable photo no later than the late registration deadline of May 24, 2017 to ensure that you have a seat on test day.

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Pecora in room 307.

     

    Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School (31R600)
  • After School Activities March Calendar

    Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School (31R600)
  • Senior Information

    Senior students are reminded of the following:

    • February 16, 2017 is senior photo re-take day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • February 17, 2017 senior dues must be paid in full - $145 cash or money order - no personal checks will be accepted
    • The senior trip is still in discussion

    Students can speak with Mrs. Pezzolo, Coordinator of Student Activities, for questions or further information.

    Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School (31R600)
  • Parent Information Forum

    Staten Island Federation of PTA’s

    District 31 President’s Council

    Staten Island High School President’s Council

     Presents: 

    Parent Information Forum

    An Evening With 

    MaryEllen Elia

    New York State Commissioner of Education and

    President of the University of the State of New York 

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    6:30pm – 7:30pm

    (Sign-In At 6:00pm)

    at the

    Michael J. Petrides Complex

    Building ‘A’ Room 118

    715 Ocean Terrace

    Staten Island, New York 10301 

    A conversation about educational priorities that will

    ensure access to opportunity for all students 

    Issues and Concerns for all will be addressed.

    Don’t miss this excellent opportunity! 

    All Parents and Teachers are urged to attend!

     

    Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School (31R600)
  • PTA Survey

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    Objective

     

    Dear McKee Parents, Thank you so much for attending the January PTA Meeting. Your participation is critical to the school community! At the meeting last week, Ms. Henry shared news of an opportunity for McKee to present a wish list to one of Staten Island’s elected officials. After discussion, the parents agreed that we would provide an opportunity for all parents to weigh-in with thoughts about short-term and long-term goals/objectives/additions to the school. We further agreed, that time would be allotted at the February 11th PTA meeting for discussion of ideas. The objective is to provide a cohesive list of short term and long term goals that Ms. Henry can incorporate with her own as well as those of teachers for presentation to the official. Below you will find a brief survey designed to capture your thoughts. Please complete it by February 3, 2016.


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    Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School (31R600)

School Policies

· Policies are compliant with New York City, New York State, and Federal laws.
· Independent school policies are established to best serve students and are subject to review by the School Leadership Team. See Parent/Student Handbook
· Questions regarding school policy should be directed to the appropriate Assistant Principal, or the Principal.

Academic Integrity

Absolute integrity is expected of every Ralph R. McKee CTE HS student in all academic undertakings. Integrity entails a firm adherence to a set of values, and the values most essential to an academic community are grounded on the concept of honesty with respect to the intellectual efforts of oneself and others. Academic integrity is expected not only in formal coursework situations, but in all school relationships and interactions connected to the educational process, including the use of school resources. (Adapted from Cornell University Academic Integrity Policy and Staten Island Technical High School)

The following procedures and protocols will provide the educational community with a moral standard indicating that cheating and plagiarism are wrong, provide sanctions that will deter cheating and plagiarism, and provide for consistent and fair administration of those sanctions.

Cheating

A student is in violation of the New York City Department of Education Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures (Infraction B-32) when he / she:

  • Copies or attempts to copy from another’s exam paper during an examination
  • Uses material while being assessed which is not authorized by the person giving the assessment
  • Collaborates with another student during the assessment without authorization
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered assessment
  • Substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self to take an assessment
  • Bribing another person to obtain an assessment that is to be administered
  • Securing or providing copies of the assessment, scoring device, or answers to the assessment in advance of the administration
  • Posting answers to the assessment on the internet
  • Use or potential use of an electronic device during an assessment.


If cheating is suspected, the following action MUST be taken by the teacher:

  1. Confiscate all unauthorized materials and/or devices utilized for cheating (if applicable).
  2. Wait until after the assessment to confront the student. Allow the student to complete the assessment.
  3. Once the assessment is graded:
      • A grade of 45 is the maximum allowable grade for a first time class offense.
      • If the grade earned is below 45, the earned grade will stand.
      • A grade of zero may not be given for a first time class offense. 
  4. Within 24 hours, the Parent/Guardian must be contacted verbally or in writing (email is strongly recommended).
  5. Within 24 hours, the Dean must be notified with a copy to the Guidance Counselor.
  6. Any subsequent offenses of cheating by a student in the same subject class will result in an automatic zero for the assessment. The teacher must record all cheating occurrences with the Dean’s Office (see #5 above).

Honor and Integritywill be taken into account regarding National Honor Society membership as well as participation in extracurricular activities including academic, athletic, and social clubs. Student with Academic Integrity violations will be individually reviewed regarding participation on school trips.

Student with Academic Integrity violations will be individually reviewed and may be deemed ineligible to hold school leadership positions.

The length of time elapsed since the offense will be considered in the review process to provide a redemptive opportunity to students.


A student is in violation of the New York City Department of Education Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures (Infraction B-32) when he / she:

  • Copies or paraphrases written work from the Internet or any other source without quotations or citing the source
  • Represents the product of someone else’s creativity as his/her own work
  • Takes actions to circumvent counter-plagiarism software and/or procedures.

Plagiarism

If PLAGIARISM is suspected, the following action MUST be taken by the teacher:

  1. The teacher is to CLEARLY document in writing, on the original student paper/work, his/her reasons for concluding the “work product” in question has been plagiarized.
  2. A copy of the original student paper/work containing the teacher’s conclusions for plagiarism should be generated.
  3. The teacher should speak to the student being accused of plagiarism in PRIVATE.
  4.  At the time of the PRIVATE Student-Teacher Conference, the student should be provided the COPY of his/her original paper/work that now reflects the teacher’s argument(s) and conclusion for claiming the document in question was plagiarized.
  5. Once the assessment is graded:
      • A grade of 45 is the maximum allowable grade for a first time class offense.
      • If the grade earned is below 45, the earned grade will stand.
      • A grade of zero may not be given for a first time class offense.
  6. Within 24 hours, the Parent/Guardian must be contacted verbally or in writing (email is strongly recommended).
  7. Within 24 hours, the Dean must be notified with a copy to the Guidance Counselor.
  8. Any subsequent offenses of cheating by a student in the same subject class will result in an automatic zero for the assessment. The teacher must record all plagiarism occurrences with the Dean’s Office (see #5 above).  

Honor and Integrity will be taken into account regarding National Honor Society membership as well as participation in extracurricular activities including academic, athletic, and social clubs. 

Student with Academic Integrity violations will be individually reviewed regarding participation on school trips. 

Student with Academic Integrity violations will be individually reviewed and may be deemed ineligible to hold school leadership positions. 

The length of time elapsed since the offense will be considered in the review process to provide a redemptive opportunity to students.

Academic Integrity Appeal Process

If a student/parent(s) wishes to appeal an accusation of plagiarism because a primary source cannot be produced, they may request that a Review Board review the case. The appeal must be submitted within 5 school days of the accusation to the secretary in the Principals Office (1W18).

  • The student must: 
    • Submit a copy of the original paper/work; submit primary source materials and specific references cited; and submit 3 to 5 samples of prior written work graded by the teacher in question. 
    • Take a written assessment in the presence of the subject area supervisor / designee.
  • The Assistant Principal and two other subject area teachers will review the written work in comparison to prior tasks and the paper under suspicion. An oral defense of the work in question may be required.
  • The final decision of the Review Board (majority rules – 2/3) will stand and is not subject to further appeal or review.