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Code of Behaviour
Code of Behaviour

This Code of Behaviour sets out the standards of behaviour which are expected of all members of the school community in order to create a positive climate in the school.  Respect, responsibility, civility and academic excellence are promoted so that all members of the school community will feel safe, comfortable and accepted.  The purpose of this Code of Behaviour is:
                to ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity
                to promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community
                to maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility
                to encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict
                to promote the safety of people in school
                to discourage the use of alcohol and drugs
Students are to be treated with respect and dignity.  In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour.
Students are to comply with the behaviour expectations while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school climate.

Respect
Expected Behaviour
                respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority
                treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is a disagreement
                respect and treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual    
                orientation, age or disability
                respect self and others
                dress in a manner that reflects personal pride and respect for others

Safety
Expected Behaviour
All members of the school community must not:
                engage in bullying behaviours
                commit sexual assault
                traffic weapons or illegal drugs
                commit robbery
                be in possession of any weapon, including firearms
                use any object to intimidate another person
                be in possession of or be under the influence
                inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person
                engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias
                commit an act of vandalism that causes damage to school property

Civility and Responsible Citizenship
Expected Behaviour
                seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully
                take appropriate measures to help those in need
                demonstrate honesty and integrity
                not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority
                show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others

Academic Excellence
Expected Behaviour
Each student is expected to maintain good work habits by:
                completing all homework assignments
                submitting work which represents your own efforts and acknowledges the source of information
                coming to class prepared and ready to participate
                participating constructively in class
Each student is expected to:
                maintain regular attendance
                be punctual
                notify the school in case of absences and late arrivals

Progressive Discipline and Consequences for Inappropriate Behaviour
Progressive discipline is a whole school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, support and consequences which are developmentally appropriate.  This approach includes opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour while helping students make good choices.
Mitigating and other factors such as frequency, severity and type of behaviour will be taken into consideration prior to assigning a consequence.  Range of possible consequences include but are not limited to: reminder; warning; discussion; time-out; detention; remedial assignment; formal interview with administrator, teacher and student; parent invovlement; resitiution; change of inappropriate clothing; implementation of behaviour management/safety plan; suspension; expulsion; referral to police.
In some circumstances, short-term suspension may be a useful tool.  In the case of a serious incident, long-term suspension or expulsion may be the consequence.

 
Last Modified: Aug 30, 2009
2009 - Limestone District School Board - Questions or concerns may be addressed to the board webmaster by clicking here.