Cell Phones/Digital Devices
Cell Phone use will NOT be permitted during school hours for the 2021-2022 school year. Your child will be required to keep their phone secure in their backpack and housed in their locker during the school day. There will be no opportunity for them to access their phones during instructional time or during nutrition break. Students are able to access their phones before school, at lunch time and after school, when they are outside the school building. If students are accessing phones during instructional time, students may be asked to hand their phone in to their teacher to be kept until the end of the day in a secure location or in the office in a locked cabinet. As always, you have access to your child in case of an emergency by contacting our main office at 403-777-7590 (ext: 0). Further information and a more detailed 'Cellphone and Electronics policy'..
From time to time, a student may be assigned a detention, or asked to stay in at a break time, as a consequence for not meeting an expectation. Most often, detentions are assigned for minor misbehaviour, being late to school or class, and for truancy. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they follow through with serving their detentions. Skipping detentions is considered to be an act of defiance and will be dealt with accordingly.
Drugs & Alcohol
CBE Administrative Regulations support the suspension of students who are found in possession of, under the influence of, or associating with anyone having to do with drugs or alcohol. Sherwood School is committed to creating a safe and caring environment for learning and teaching. The illegal possession, sale or trafficking of illicit substances and/or the use of alcohol and illicit drugs compromises the safety and security of our schools. Students must not have active contact with, sell, store or have possession of, and/or make use of alcohol or illicit substances in the context of any school-related activity. Any such contact is unacceptable student behaviour and will result in disciplinary intervention.
Fighting, Weapons, Threatening and Bullying
- Any conduct which is injurious to the physical, social, or mental well-being of others will be address on an individual basis as per the ARs.
- Students engaging in these activities will face disciplinary action and potential criminal prosecution.
- Students and parents are reminded that under the School Act (Statutes of Alberta), students can be held responsible for their behaviour on school property, on the way to or from school, or for any behaviour which has a deleterious (negative) impact on the school even if this behaviour occurs away from school property and/or out of school hours.
School Bus Expectations
School rules and discipline consequences apply on the bus in addition to the following considerations:
- The driver is in charge of their bus, his/her directions must be obeyed at all times. Due to Covid-19, all Bus drivers will assign specific seats to students with student loading beginning from the back of the bus at stop 1 moving towards the front of the bus for the last stop.
- Drivers are required to report misconduct to the school administration for resolution. Bus Misconducts will be discussed with families and students on a case by case basis.
- Students are expected to remain seated, not extend arms or head out of the bus.
- Students responsible for any damage or vandalism will be required to pay for repair costs or cleaning
- Violation of policies may lead to the loss of riding privileges or to suspension from school or to other disciplinary measures.
- Masks are to be worn on the bus at all times
- Seating plans will be created by bus drivers alongside Sherwood School Administration.
- Student attendance will be taken daily
Also refer to Admin Regulation 6096: Transportation Responsibilities and School Bus Rules
Current Provincial law makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be in possession of tobacco products. Students who are caught smoking or in the possession of tobacco, it will be confiscated and the student may be subject to fines imposed by the Calgary Police Service.
All facilities and property owned and operated by the CBE are smoke-free environments. This includes parking lots, playgrounds, and fields. Smoking is also banned during any extracurricular school functions, including field trips, activity days, and off-campus trips. Smoking in these circumstances will result in suspension. The use of e-cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia or simulated smoking devices is also prohibited.
- Smoking, vaping/e-cigarettes will not be permitted at any time on school property. This includes all and any rooms within the school (bathrooms, hallways, classrooms, etc.), outside on the school fields, at the front entrance or anywhere that is considered school property. Vaping is illegal for anyone under the age of 18.
- Health Canada link