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  • Code of Conduct

    We Believe That…

    Effective teaching and learning occurs best in a positive school climate where students behave appropriately.

    Respect and responsibility are the foundation of proper conduct.

    Teachers and other adults have an ongoing responsibility to prepare students for their role as citizens and to model these attributes in their daily interactions with students.

    Students and staff need to demonstrate the importance of respect for themselves, others and property.

    Students must

    • behave responsibly
    • be respectful to self and others
    • show concern for and tolerance of others

    Our Goal Is…

    Our goal is for students to achieve self-discipline. Our expectations revolve around two beliefs. These powerful words guide a standard of behaviour at our school

    BE RESPECTFUL BE RESPONSIBLE

    Students are expected to:

    • demonstrate respect for the rights, roles and responsibilities of other students and staff
    • demonstrate respect for the school and the property of others
    • adhere to school policies respecting appropriate use of electronic mail and the Internet, including the prohibition of materials that the school has determined to be objectionable
    • attend school regularly
    • arrive on time for school
    • follow guidelines for appropriate school attire
    • ensure that all assignments and tests demonstrate academic honesty

    School staff play a critical role by modeling respect for and support of the above expectations.

    Staff will intervene when students:

    • use profanity (including language and/or gestures)
    • are disrespectful
    • do not maintain academic integrity – plagiarism, cheating etc.
    • utter threats
    • are disruptive and interfere with the learning of others

    Students are referred to administration when the following occurs:

    • Fighting
    • Serious physical harm to and/or assault on an employee or another student
    • Weapons on the school grounds (including school buses and bus stops)
    • Serious damage to property—this includes fires that are set on school property
    • Chronic behaviour problems
    • Stealing
    • Threats to staff members and/or other students
    • Leaving class or school without permission
    • Plagiarism or cheating

    The following are unacceptable according to the Manitoba Public Schools Act and will result in immediate referral to the administration:

    • Bullying, or abusing physically, sexually or psychologically (orally, in writing or otherwise) any person
    • Discriminating unreasonably on the basis of any characteristic set out in subsection 9(2) of The Human Rights Code
    • Using, possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs at school

    The following will not be tolerated on school site and will result in immediate referral to administration:

    • Gang involvement
    • Possessing a weapon, as “weapon” is defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code (Canada)

    Interventions, including disciplinary consequences for violating the Code of Conduct, in all situations are intended to preserve the dignity and self worth of all involved in the disciplinary action. Interventions/consequences may include:

    • Counselling
    • Formal conference
    • Temporary withdrawal from the classroom
    • Removal of privileges
    • Detention
    • Restitution
    • Clinician referral
    • Performance contract
    • Police involvement
    • Out-of-School Suspension