Specific Expectations for School

SPECIFIC RULES/EXPECTATIONS FOR MARYBOROUGH PS

REVISED SEPTEMBER 2019

Maryborough Public School students and staff are expected to be positive, kind, caring role models and leaders. They will show respect at all times, engage collaboratively, and take responsibility for their actions.

Entering

  • Before school and during recesses, students will stay outside unless receiving permission to come inside
  • Enter the school in a quiet and orderly fashion and go directly to their coat bay or classroom
  • Hang coats up and put boots together against the wall

Halls

  • Students are expected to walk quietly and safely, while keeping hands and feet to themselves
  • Use washroom/water fountain before going outside at lunch/recess
  • Be proud of Maryborough Public School and keep it clean by using garbage cans and recycle boxes

Class Time

  • Co-operate and participate fully with classmates in all class and school activities
  • Treat people, materials and school equipment with respect and courtesy

Classroom Etiquette

  • Come to class prepared to learn
  • Follow all classroom expectations and instructions
  • Ask permission to leave the classroom

Yard

  • Follow rules of safety and play fairly and cooperatively
  • Take responsibility for actions
  • Demonstrate respect for themselves and others
  • Obey staff and supervisors
  • No body contact, rough play, or play fighting
  • Snowballs, hard balls, golf balls, skateboards, scooters, hockey sticks are prohibited on school property
  • Use appropriate equipment in the designated play areas
  • No food or drink is allowed outside
  • Use appropriate language
  • Report emergencies to supervisors immediately
  • Respect nature and the environment

Assemblies

  • Proceed quietly to class seating area in an orderly fashion
  • Listen attentively and participate appropriately
  • Use polite applause

Technology

  • Be aware of the UGDSB Acceptable Use Policy
  • Report inappropriate messages
  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Accept responsibility for the security of their username and password
  • Use the Internet responsibly
  • Devices may not be shared
  • Texting during the school day is not permitted at any time
  • Earphones must not be worn outside of the classroom, and may only be worn in the classroom with the teacher’s permission

Nutrition Breaks

  • Students are to remain in their classroom at all times
  • If you wish to leave the room to get a drink or use the washroom, you must wait until the teacher on duty circulates to your class, to receive permission
  • The bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does. Please wait in your classroom, behind your desk with your chair pushed in to be dismissed.
  • During indoor recess, all students must remain in their classroom
  • Students are to use the main floor washrooms and drinking fountain during outdoor recess

Bus Time

  • Students will line up quietly in single file and follow the supervisor’s instructions while walking to and loading the bus
  • Riding the bus is a priviledge and everyone’s safety is our prime concern
  • Students must remain in their seats, speaking quietly while on the bus
  • Students will exit the bus in an orderly fashion, while being respectful and obeying drivers and trip supervisors

 

SPECIFIC PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE STRATEGIES FOR THE SCHOOL

At Maryborough PS, we expect that our students will treat others the way they would like to be treated; including demonstrating: respect, care, and kindness toward others. This includes, but is not limited to: treating others respectfully while at school (i.e., in the classroom, on the yard, while using technology, and on the bus), not engaging in language that is inappropriate or that puts down a person based on things beyond their control (i.e., body type, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, etc.), keeping ones hands/feet to themselves (and not using their bodies to hurt others), ensuring everyone is kept safe, while making age-appropriate choices and decisions. If students make mistakes, are frustrated, or experience conflicts with others, we expect they will be honest and take the time to actively resolve these concerns.

The following strategies will be utilized at Maryborough Public School:

  • Character Education strategies and programs
  • Utilizing models based on the concepts of peer mediation and/or peer counseling
  • Being sensitive to unique circumstances and mitigating which may affect student behaviour
  • Maintaining contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and involving them in a plan to improve the behaviour until the behaviour is acceptable.

 

SPECIFIC SUPPORTS & INTERVENTIONS FOR THE SCHOOL

Specific supports and interventions at Maryborough PS may include: problem solving discussions, conflict mediation, specific modelling of behaviours, participation in emotional regulation training (i.e., Zones of Regulation), discussions (with in-school staff, parents, or Board staff), positive reinforcement (i.e. verbal, sticker charts, etc.), recess plans, check-ins (i.e., after recess), use of safe spots or safe people, restorative justice conversations, or referral to outside organizations. Consequences at Maryborough PS may include: verbal reminders, collaborative conversations (with staff, students, parents), peer mediation, apologies (verbal, letters), withdrawal of privileges, detentions, time in the office, or suspension.