Student/Staff Responsibilities


Students Parents/Guardians School
Respect for the Learning Environment
  • Come to school on time, prepared with materials and willing to learn
  • Be honest in academic work by refraining from cheating and plagiarism
  • Attend school except when ill
  • Respond to school bells promptly
  • Enter classroom promptly
  • Refrain from riding skateboards, roller blades, wheeled shoes and scooters on school property


  • Talk to your child regularly about school
  • Show an active interest in your child’s school work and progress
  • Communicate regularly with the school (e.g., sign homework and agenda, returning forms promptly)
  • Attend interview times
  • Ensure regular attendance and punctuality
  • Inform school when your child is absent or late
  • Pack nutritional snacks and lunches
  • Create a positive, safe and inclusive environment
  • Help students reach their full potential
  • Communicate effectively and meaningfully with parents
  • Welcome and encourage parent involvement
  • Keep accurate records of attendance and follow up on absenteeism
  • Apply appropriate consequences to promote and ensure a positive learning environment
Respect for Others At School





  • Behave in a safe and respectful manner by acknowledging differences in people, their ideas and opinions
  • Use language that is appropriate
  • Follow instructions that are given by staff
  • Take responsibility for actions
  • Respect the yard rules
  • Respect that the use of tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs is prohibited
  • Follow the school B.Y.O.D. expectations
  • Items (e.g., clothing, music, games) that promote hatred, violence and/or inappropriate behaviour are prohibited
  • Refrain from bullying
  • Assist victims of bullying by seeking the help of a trusted adult
  • Encourage child to behave in a safe and respectful manner
  • Support the efforts of staff to create a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Report to the office upon or before entering the school and yard.  Wear a visitor identification sticker when on school property
  • If you are picking your child up early or dropping them off after classes have started, please report to the main office to sign your child in/ out
  • Respect that pets are prohibited in the school and yard during school hours including drop off and pick up times


  • Outline and model respectful behaviour
  • Inform students of expectations and consequences
  • Provide students with a safe and secure school environment
  • Ensure that students are supervised
  • Respond to student concerns
Respect for Others Outside of School
  • Behave in a safe and respectful manner
  • Use appropriate language
  • Obey and follow directions of the bus driver
  • Travel safely on sidewalks – cross at designated areas
  • Transport sports equipment in a safe manner to avoid injury
  • Respect parking lot entry and exit procedures
  • Respect bus loading zones
  • Inform school if the student is leaving early or using an alternate form of transportation
  • Respect that accessible parking spaces are reserved for those with parking permits.
  • Inform students of expectations
  • Develop understanding of the rules
  • Apply appropriate consequences to ensure positive and safe learning experiences
Respect for Property
  • Respect school and personal property
  • Return all borrowed material such as library books and textbooks
  • Dispose of garbage appropriately
  • Promote Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle
  • Maintain a clean environment
  • Keep the school gum free
  • Respect school and personal property
  • Help your child learn to respect the property of others
  • Label student belongings
  • When possible. provide reusable containers to reduce waste
  • Respect school and personal property
  • Model and outline expected behaviours
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Model the practice of Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle
Respect for Appropriate Dress



  • Clothing must not display offensive messages (i.e. symbols of hate, gang references, images of, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, obscene words or political, racial or sexual statements)
  • Clothing must fully cover private parts with opaque fabric
  • Undergarments should not be seen
  • For safety consideration – clothing items must not obscure the face or ears, except as a religious observance
  • To participate in gym class or play on the climber, students must wear closed toe shoes, with a flat, rubber tread sole, that fastens securely to the foot.
  • Provide and monitor appropriate dress and footwear
  • Monitor clothing for inappropriate images and messages which may offend
  • Check the Lost and Found regularly
  • Communicate with students the expectations for the school’s Dress Code
  • Model and outline appropriate dress
  • Provide consequences for students who violate the Dress Code (e.g., turn a t-shirt with an inappropriate message inside-out)
Respect for Technology
  • Be aware of the Acceptable Use Policy
  • Report inappropriate messages on the computers
  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Accept responsibility for the security of personal user names and logins
  • Use the Internet responsibly


Be aware of the Acceptable Use Policy, sign it and return it to school


  • Use Internet to research, communicate and teach
  • Allow the usage of the Internet for student/staff research, and curriculum related tasks (lessons, projects)
  • Provide instruction on the proper use of technology (e.g., the negative impact of cyberbullying in and out of school)
  • Monitor the appropriate use of technology

Implementation of the School’s Code of Conduct

The Principal/Vice Principal and Staff will:

  • Endeavour to provide students with the opportunity to learn life skills such as conflict resolution, anger management and communication skills
  • Utilize a model of progressive discipline when appropriate
  • Document incidents requiring disciplinary measures
  • Be sensitive to unique circumstances which may affect student behaviours
  • Ensure that contact with the parent/guardian of students under the age of eighteen will be made early in the disciplinary process
  • Maintain contact with parent/guardian and involve them in a plan to improve the behaviour until the behaviour is acceptable

As incidents arise, it is recognized that each situation is unique.  Incidents are managed in a consistent manner to ensure that fairness is integral in the process, and that this fairness is perceived by all participants.  Within this process, consideration for consequences will be given for student age, frequency of incidents, severity of incidents, student exceptionalities, and extenuating circumstances.

Range of Consequences

Discussions between students and staff members regarding appropriate behaviour occur on a regular basis.  One-to-one conferencing between student and staff will take place when individual students require redirection.  Parental contact will be made when appropriate and may vary from a phone call to a formal conference.

If a student chooses not to follow the outlined expectations, consequences will follow.  In implementing a progressive discipline model, an escalating range of consequences are used by our staff.  The severity of incident will determine where, in the range, the consequences will begin.  Some common range of consequences include:

  • Reminders
  • Warnings
  • Detention with the teacher
  • Telephone call home
  • Related written assignments
  • Loss of privileges
  • Student/parent/teacher conference
  • Restorative circle
  • In school community service
  • Repair/pay for damages or missing property
  • Removal from class setting
  • Suspension from the bus
  • Work in the office for the day
  • Suspension
  • Police contact