Student Handbook

 Expectations of Behaviour

Students are expected to dress in a clean, neat and appropriate manner that illustrates the students’ respect for themselves and others. Inappropriate clothing might be clothing with inappropriate words, slogans or pictures, or clothing which  promotes the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or cruelty. Clothing should cover the midriff and lower back. Spaghetti straps are not allowed.

As a sign of respect,  hats are to be removed while students are in the building.

Language

The choice of language should demonstrate consideration and courtesy to self and others. We should hear people being kind and respectful to others.

Behaviour

Fighting, bullying, cyber-bullying, pushing, shoving, tripping, kicking, biting, spitting, play fighting, throwing snowballs, and inappropriate touching, as well as playing with sticks and pretend weapons, are not acceptable behaviours. All weapons or toys resembling weapons are prohibitedPhysical violence against another person will not be tolerated.  This will result in immediate suspension from school.

 School Property

We expect all school property, including books and equipment, to be cared for and treated with respect and responsibility. It is expected that classrooms are to be kept neat and tidy and looking like rooms that we feel a sense of pride and ownership in.

 Footwear

Outside footwear is to be removed upon entry so that floors are clean and safe. All students need two pairs of shoes: one pair for outdoors and one for indoors (which can also be used for gym).

  Failure to follow these rules will result in the six steps of the school’s discipline policy.

Absences

Every student is expected to be in school every school day unless ill, as prescribed under the Education Act. Dated and signed notes or phone calls explaining the reason for the absence are required.