If a student chooses not to follow the outlined expectations, consequences will follow. An escalating range of possible consequences, used by our school for most infractions, is listed below:

  • reminders
  • warnings
  • detentions with the teacher &/or Principal/Vice-Principal
  • telephone call home
  • related written assignments
  • written ‘contracts’
  • loss of a privilege
  • parent/teacher/student conferences
  • Behaviour Resource Team assistance
  • in-school community service work
  • repair/restitution for damaged or missing property
  • removal from class setting
  • suspension from the bus
  • in-school suspension/out of school suspension
  • Police contact
  • Violent Incident Report submitted to the Upper Grand District School Board
  • limited expulsion from the school
  • full expulsion from all schools in the province

The Ontario Code of Conduct specifies mandatory consequences for student actions that do not comply with the Provincial Standards of Behaviour. The Board has also established discretionary consequences for specific student actions that are contrary to its Code of Conduct. The Board’s Policies on Suspension of pupils (Policy #504) and Expulsion of Pupils (Policy # 515) set out the process for suspension and expulsion of students.

The police will be involved as outlined in the Police/School Board Protocol and a student will be immediately suspended, and proceed to an expulsion hearing for the following actions established provincially:

  • Possession of a weapon including, but not limited to, firearms
  • Trafficking in drugs or weapons
  • Robbery
  • Use of a weapon to cause bodily harm, or to threaten serious harm
  • Physical assault casing bodily harm requiring professional medical treatment
  • Sexual assault
  • Providing alcohol to minors

A pupil may be expelled for the following actions established by the Board:

  1. Demonstrating a pattern of behaviour that is so refractory that the pupil’s presence is injurious to the effective learning environment of other pupils or persons
  2. Engaging in an activity or activities that cause the student’s presence in the school to be injurious to the physical or emotional well-being of other pupils or persons in the school, or
  3. Demonstrating through a pattern of behaviour (eg. neglect of duty, truancy, or opposition to authority) that he/she has not prospered by the instruction available to him/her and that he/she is persistently resistant to making the changes in behaviour which would enable him/her to prosper.

Police will be involved, as required, and an immediate suspension will be the minimum penalty faced by a student for the following actions established provincially:

  1. Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm
  2. Possession of illegal drugs
  3. Acts of vandalism causing extreme damage to school property or property located on school premises.

A student will also be immediately suspended for the following actions established provincially:

  1. Swearing at a teacher, or other person in authority
  2. Being in possession of alcohol
  3. Being under the influence of alcohol

A student may also be suspended for the following Board established actions:

  1.  Persistent opposition to authority
  2.  Persistent truancy
  3.  Habitual neglect of duty
  4.  The use of profane or improper language, or
  5.  Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school
  6.  Conduct injurious to the physical or mental well-being of others in the school

In cases of suspension or expulsion the following mitigating circumstances will be considered:

  1.  The pupil does not have the ability to control his or her behaviour
  2.  The pupil does not have the ability to understand the foreseeable consequences of his or her behaviour
  3.  The pupil’s continuing presence in the school does not create an unacceptable risk to the safety of any person