Textbooks are borrowed on a semester basis. At the conclusion of the respective semester, all textbooks must be returned to the Textbook Room. Opportunity is expressly provided shortly before, and during, the exam period. Unreturned textbooks are considered 'overdue'. Students with overdue items will be unable to sign out textbooks for their next semester until their records have been cleared.
Lost books must be replaced at full cost, as determined by Textbook Room staff. Cheques for replacement costs can be made out to Ernestown Secondary.
Grade 12 Deposit Information
All Grade 12 and returning students are required to pay a textbook deposit. Students are required to provide a post dated cheque (dated March 31, 2017) in the amount of $100.00.
If, at the end of the year, all texts are returned in acceptable condition, the deposit cheque will be returned to the student. If a textbook is not returned, or if one is returned with extreme damage, the deposit will be applied towards the replacement of the text. The student will be charged the remainder of the replacement cost.
Deposits are returned during the January and June exam periods. Deposits are returned in January only if the student can prove they will not be returning to the school in the second semester.
To retrieve the deposit, please follow these instructions.
- It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to follow these directions and retrieve their own refund, not the staff to locate the students individually.
- To receive the deposit, all textbooks from semesters 1 and 2 must be returned. This is determined to have occurred when the student’s electronic record reads zero (0) items outstanding. If it is unclear which texts are outstanding, see the library for a list.
- All texts must be handed in before or during the exam period. Deposits will be refunded with the return of the LAST item on the student’s record.
Lockers are assigned at the beginning of the year, according to Homeroom. Students must be in the lockers they are assigned. Lockers numbers can be found on student timetables. Any students found in lockers unassigned to them will be asked to return to their assigned locker.
Students must use combination locks purchased from the school for $10. Locks purchased in Grade Nine are expected to be used for a student's entire career at Ernestown. Any students found using a lock which is not school approved will be told to purchase a school lock. Should the offending lock not be removed, it will be cut off, and the contents of the locker removed for safety.
Students maintain possession of their assigned lockers for the entire school year. During the June exams, it is the responsibility of the student to clean the locker of all contents and remove their lock. At the conclusion of the June exams, all lockers are cleaned by staff. Locks left on lockers will be reappropriated by the school. Contents will be removed, and kept in the Textbook Room until October of the following year. Any contents not claimed during the summer, or in the first month of the new year, will be placed in the Lost and Found. Unclaimed Lost and Found items will be donated to charity.