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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO SHARE WITH CHILDREN

Conduct Expectations:

1. Treat yourself and others with RESPECT

2. Demonstrate RESPONSIBILITY

3. Ensure the SAFETY of yourself and others by making wise choices

*These expectations are outlined further on page 8 as part of the S.O.L.E.S. section.

Acceptable Conduct:

· Be respectful to yourself, others and property

· Be helpful to others by thinking and playing safe

· Report to an adult if you think someone needs help

· Think before you act

· Take pride in your accomplishments and strive for your personal best

· Avoid situations where you may be assumed to be guilty by association

Unacceptable Conduct:

These behaviours are examples only and are not an all-inclusive list.

Unacceptable behaviours are ones that:

· interfere with learning

· interfere with the orderly environment

· create unsafe conditions

· involve name calling or inappropriate language

· involve bullying, harassment, intimidation or defamation

· involve physical violence

· involve retaliation against a person who has reported incidents

As students’ progress through maturity we expect increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline.

Consequences:

Discipline will be similar to that of a kind, firm and judicious parent. The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct as well as the age and maturity of students is considered in determining appropriate action. For example:

· Responses to unacceptable conduct are pre-planned, consistent and fair.

· Disciplinary action, wherever possible, is preventative and restorative rather than merely punitive.

· Students, as often as possible will be invited to participate in the development of meaningful consequences.

· Disciplinary action will follow a progressive continuum which includes but is not limited to: verbal warnings, reflection sheets, detention, restitution, confiscation of items, behaviour-work contracts, suspension (in school and out of school) and referral to the district Discipline Review Committee.

Notification:

Our school personnel will advise other parties of serious breaches of the code of conduct. For example, parents of student offenders and victims, school district officials, as required by law, and others, when deemed to be important to reassure members of the school community that school officials are aware of a serious situation or incident and are taking appropriate action to address it.