Code of Conduct

 Code of Conduct
 

The following expectations for student behaviour are provided for your information and attention. We ask that parents assist us by reviewing these items with your child from time to time. By working together, we can endeavour to ensure that common sense, order, and courtesy prevail in the school environment.

 

1. Behave in a way that will make our school a pleasant, friendly place. Smile. Remember to use good manners at all times.

2. Help keep our building and playground neat and tidy. No gum chewing is permitted in the school building. Take care of books, supplies, and equipment. Vandalism of school property will not be tolerated.

3. Demonstrate respect for others. Cooperate with all staff, including teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, secretaries, custodians, occasional teachers, lunchroom supervisors, and bus drivers.

4. Profanity, verbal abuse, and racial, prejudicial, or offensive terms and comments are unacceptable.

5. Obey the bus driver and all bus rules. Remember that the bus ride to and from school are a part of the school day and all rules that apply at school also apply to the bus.

6. Respect people’s rights to personal safety. The progressive discipline policy is used for fighting or other forms of violence including bullying. Possession or the use of dangerous weapons is strictly prohibited.

7. Promote a healthy environment. Smoking or vaping on school property or on buses is strictly prohibited. Drug and / or alcohol use or possession is strictly prohibited.

8. Stay on school premises. Students may not leave without official permission.

9. No student or groups shall cause any other student to be subjected to any form of harassment, threats, or intimidation. A student’s sharing of any such information to a staff member will be treated seriously and as such, the Principal will be informed and will determine appropriate interventions.

10. Any conduct that subjects a student to mental stress including bullying and teasing, will also be considered to be a serious offence. Since this is a complex issue, it will be addressed through curriculum and counseling, as well as through the progressive discipline policy.

11. All electronic devices are not the responsibility of the school. It is therefore best that such items are left at home.

12. All members of the school community must:

 Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cell phones and other personal mobile devices are used only during instructional time (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs.

 

13. Rules pertaining to student behaviour are in effect for any school event including those held before or after school hours. These events include, but are not limited to, activities beyond normal school hours, teams, clubs, field trips, and school transportation. 
 Bus Behaviour
 

The safety of the students on school buses is the primary concern of the bus drivers and the school. It is expected that students will behave appropriately on the bus, as they are expected to do in the school. Improper behaviour on the bus will be treated in a similar way to behaviour infractions at school. Progressive discipline, ranging from removal from the bus for a number of days, detention, or suspension from school, will be applied. 

 Dress Code
 

1. Dress in clothing that is appropriate for school.

2. Clothing should be neat, clean, and in good repair. Messages and/or graphics on t-shirts should be appropriate for our entire school community.

3. Hats, boots, bandannas, hoodies and sunglasses are considered outdoor wear.

4. All shirts, tops, or pants must not expose the midriff. Tank tops should have straps that are at least three fingers in width. **Items of clothing such as tube tops, bathing suits, spaghetti straps, crop tops, and short shorts are not acceptable.

5. Shoes must be on a student’s feet at all times. Students need appropriate footwear for gym class. Students who wear sandals to school still need to have running shoes to change into for gym.

6. Due to allergies, please do not wear any heavy scented perfume, cologne, after shave, body scent spray, etc., to school. 

 Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooter, etc...
 
  1. Bicycles must be parked in the designated area. Helmets are legally required and must be worn when riding to and from school. Helmet use is also encouraged for scooters and rollerblades.
  2. It is strongly recommended that bikes be locked.
  3. Rollerblades are not to be worn on school property.
  4.  “Heelie” shoes (or any shoes with wheels) are not to be worn on the school property.
  5. The school is not responsible for the student’s lost, stolen, or damaged equipment. 
 Gym Attire
 

Students should have shorts, running shoes, (with non-marking soles) and a t-shirt for gym classes. Clean, white bottomed shoes are required in our gymnasium and are to be used exclusively for inside use. Please label all items and supply a bag in which to keep the articles.

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