At Citadel Park School, we are committed to developing a positive environment for learning and to proactively support positive and effective student behavior. In support of this commitment we:

  • Develop capacity and skills for good decision-making and problem-solving,
  • Dome together as a community at regularly scheduled assemblies,
  • Offer opportunities to connect to the broader community through field trips and guest speakers,
  • Provide leadership experiences through clubs and activities,
  • Expect everyone to accept responsibility for the care and maintenance of school property, and
  • Participate in a city-wide partnership called S4 with the Calgary Police Service. S4 focuses on children’s strengths. The more we focus on what our children are doing correctly, the more likely it is that they will grow into happy, responsible adults. S4 encourages children, schools, and police officers to work together in building a safe and caring community.

Behavior Policy

As required by Calgary Board of Education, Citadel Park School has a policy stating expectations for student behavior based on the Alberta school act and CBE Policy 6005 and 6006. These policies take a positive approach by stressing student responsibility, encouraging self-discipline, and fostering emotional and social growth. It makes clear the consequences of making inappropriate decisions and honors exemplary behavior. They also emphasize the responsibilities of parents and staff in regards to setting a positive example for students.

Goal

Our goal is to help students see themselves as being responsible for their behavior. While most students behave in a responsible manner, we recognize that on occasion, a student may make an error in judgment and make an inappropriate decision which results in less than acceptable behavior. Staff and parents share the responsibility for students for teaching students ways to handle their errors in judgment in a more acceptable manner. We will take a positive approach to building resiliency for all of those involved, because as we focus on desired behaviours, instead of a person’s faults or negative behaviours, we encourage and will motivate more of the positive behaviours.

Our approach to supporting positive decisions/behavior is to:

  • Help the student identify the problem through the completion of a written, visual or verbal problem solver
  • Help the student solve the problem situation and learn from the experience
  • Preserve the student’s self-esteem

Students Can Expect To:

  • Be treated with dignity, respect and fairness by other students and staff
  • Learn in an environment that is free from physical, emotional, and social abuse
  • Be included in all appropriate activities

Our “Three Pillars of Care” provide the framework for our expectations.

  1. Take Care of Yourself.
  2. Take Care of Others.
  3. Take Care of this Place.

School Wide Expectations

Attend school regularly and on time

  • Learn from school experiences and refrain from interfering with the learning of others
  • Contribute to a positive learning environment
  • Use technology and the Internet safely and appropriately
  • Stop and listen to the adult in charge
  • Play in a safe and friendly way
  • Keep hands, feet, bodies and objects to ourselves
  • Use acceptable language
  • Respect feelings
  • Solve problems with words not physical actions
  • Use school equipment and materials safely and respectfully
  • Show pride in our school

Positive Consequences

Students will receive assistance, encouragement, specific feedback and positive recognition for acceptable behavior. Communication of positive recognition may take the form of a comment from a teacher, a note in the learning log, a positive phone call home, or acknowledgement in the morning announcements, assemblies or monthly newsletters.

Proactive Support

All students at Citadel Park will know what is expected of them and can expect to be actively supported in their efforts to develop problem-solving skills and strategies. Intervention will focus on problem-solving and may take the form of:

  • Class meetings that include an instructional component
  • Individual or small group problem-solving discussions
  • Involvement of parents

If a student behaves inappropriately, consequences will be followed to help the student realize poor judgment was used on their part including the use of “Think Sheet” that may assist in helping the child problem solve. The student will be assisted to choose and use more acceptable alternatives.

Bullying

Minor Misconduct

Minor misconducts will be handled “on the spot” by any staff member by stopping the students and reminding them of the school wide expectations. Referrals may be made to the classroom teacher. Examples of misconducts include but are not limited to:

  • Running the halls
  • Making excessive noise in the building
  • Disturbing the learning of others
  • Ignoring the bell
  • Littering
  • Playing in non-designated areas

Major Misconduct 

Major misconducts are behaviors that interfere with the orderly functioning of the school and threaten the safety and /or dignity of students or staff.  Examples of major misconducts for which immediate action will be taken are:

  • Defiance or willful disobedience
  • Verbal threats
  • Hitting , roughing, tripping, throwing objects or physical abuse
  • Disrespectful or abusive language including swearing, name-calling or teasing
  • Vandalism or theft

Bullying is a behavior that reflects the following characteristics:

  • Targeting a person, over time, with repeated negative actions
  • Victimizing a person with less power so that the person is unwilling or feels he/she is not able to defend him/herself.
  • Causing feelings of embarrassment, hurt, fear or anger in the victim

Bullying can be stopped when adults are aware that it is happening and students are taught the appropriate skills. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to talk about experiences at school and to report to teachers or administration all concerns with respect to bullying.

Immediate Action Taken

  • A behavior report completed by referring teacher and student, kept on file in the office and a think sheet will be completed
  • Principal or designate conference with student
  • Parents notified

When handling consequences for major misconducts, staff members will consider all circumstances prior to action taking place. These may include age and placement of student, patterns of misconducts, student attitude, involvement and support of parents, and the seriousness of the misconduct. Possible Consequences: Loss of privileges, recess detention, in/out-of-school suspension, parent/student- administration conference, behavior support plan, making restitution for damages, support-team intervention.

Behaviour

At Citadel Park School, we are committed to developing a positive environment for learning and to proactively support positive and effective student behavior. In support of this commitment we:

  • Develop capacity and skills for good decision-making and problem-solving,
  • Dome together as a community at regularly scheduled assemblies,
  • Offer opportunities to connect to the broader community through field trips and guest speakers,
  • Provide leadership experiences through clubs and activities,
  • Expect everyone to accept responsibility for the care and maintenance of school property, and
  • Participate in a city-wide partnership called S4 with the Calgary Police Service. S4 focuses on children’s strengths. The more we focus on what our children are doing correctly, the more likely it is that they will grow into happy, responsible adults. S4 encourages children, schools, and police officers to work together in building a safe and caring community.

Behavior Policy

As required by Calgary Board of Education, Citadel Park School has a policy stating expectations for student behavior based on the Alberta school act and CBE Policy 6005 and 6006. These policies take a positive approach by stressing student responsibility, encouraging self-discipline, and fostering emotional and social growth. It makes clear the consequences of making inappropriate decisions and honors exemplary behavior. They also emphasize the responsibilities of parents and staff in regards to setting a positive example for students.

Goal

Our goal is to help students see themselves as being responsible for their behavior. While most students behave in a responsible manner, we recognize that on occasion, a student may make an error in judgment and make an inappropriate decision which results in less than acceptable behavior. Staff and parents share the responsibility for students for teaching students ways to handle their errors in judgment in a more acceptable manner. We will take a positive approach to building resiliency for all of those involved, because as we focus on desired behaviours, instead of a person’s faults or negative behaviours, we encourage and will motivate more of the positive behaviours.

Our approach to supporting positive decisions/behavior is to:

  • Help the student identify the problem through the completion of a written, visual or verbal problem solver
  • Help the student solve the problem situation and learn from the experience
  • Preserve the student’s self-esteem

Students Can Expect To:

  • Be treated with dignity, respect and fairness by other students and staff
  • Learn in an environment that is free from physical, emotional, and social abuse
  • Be included in all appropriate activities

Our “Three Pillars of Care” provide the framework for our expectations.

  1. Take Care of Yourself.
  2. Take Care of Others.
  3. Take Care of this Place.

School Wide Expectations

Attend school regularly and on time

  • Learn from school experiences and refrain from interfering with the learning of others
  • Contribute to a positive learning environment
  • Use technology and the Internet safely and appropriately
  • Stop and listen to the adult in charge
  • Play in a safe and friendly way
  • Keep hands, feet, bodies and objects to ourselves
  • Use acceptable language
  • Respect feelings
  • Solve problems with words not physical actions
  • Use school equipment and materials safely and respectfully
  • Show pride in our school

Positive Consequences

Students will receive assistance, encouragement, specific feedback and positive recognition for acceptable behavior. Communication of positive recognition may take the form of a comment from a teacher, a note in the learning log, a positive phone call home, or acknowledgement in the morning announcements, assemblies or monthly newsletters.

Proactive Support

All students at Citadel Park will know what is expected of them and can expect to be actively supported in their efforts to develop problem-solving skills and strategies. Intervention will focus on problem-solving and may take the form of:

  • Class meetings that include an instructional component
  • Individual or small group problem-solving discussions
  • Involvement of parents

If a student behaves inappropriately, consequences will be followed to help the student realize poor judgment was used on their part including the use of “Think Sheet” that may assist in helping the child problem solve. The student will be assisted to choose and use more acceptable alternatives.

Bullying

Minor Misconduct

Minor misconducts will be handled “on the spot” by any staff member by stopping the students and reminding them of the school wide expectations. Referrals may be made to the classroom teacher. Examples of misconducts include but are not limited to:

  • Running the halls
  • Making excessive noise in the building
  • Disturbing the learning of others
  • Ignoring the bell
  • Littering
  • Playing in non-designated areas

Major Misconduct 

Major misconducts are behaviors that interfere with the orderly functioning of the school and threaten the safety and /or dignity of students or staff.  Examples of major misconducts for which immediate action will be taken are:

  • Defiance or willful disobedience
  • Verbal threats
  • Hitting , roughing, tripping, throwing objects or physical abuse
  • Disrespectful or abusive language including swearing, name-calling or teasing
  • Vandalism or theft

Bullying is a behavior that reflects the following characteristics:

  • Targeting a person, over time, with repeated negative actions
  • Victimizing a person with less power so that the person is unwilling or feels he/she is not able to defend him/herself.
  • Causing feelings of embarrassment, hurt, fear or anger in the victim

Bullying can be stopped when adults are aware that it is happening and students are taught the appropriate skills. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to talk about experiences at school and to report to teachers or administration all concerns with respect to bullying.

Immediate Action Taken

  • A behavior report completed by referring teacher and student, kept on file in the office and a think sheet will be completed
  • Principal or designate conference with student
  • Parents notified

When handling consequences for major misconducts, staff members will consider all circumstances prior to action taking place. These may include age and placement of student, patterns of misconducts, student attitude, involvement and support of parents, and the seriousness of the misconduct. Possible Consequences: Loss of privileges, recess detention, in/out-of-school suspension, parent/student- administration conference, behavior support plan, making restitution for damages, support-team intervention.

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