Behaviour

Students should use appropriate language as a means of promoting this positive image. Inappropriate language (i.e. swearing, name calling, including vulgar expressions in conversations) is NOT permitted.

Detentions

From time to time, a student may be assigned a detention 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. The authority to give detentions is covered under the School Act. 

Lunch Break

We strongly discourage students from leaving the campus at lunch. 

However, if your parents allow you to go off our property during the lunch hour, please conduct yourself appropriately within the community or you could lose off-campus privileges. 

Community Relations

As a representative of A.E. Cross, you are expected to show co-operation, respect, and good citizenship around the neighbourhood. Here are some guidelines.

  1. Respect the property and personal belongings of others. 
  2. Avoid “hanging around” stores and neighbourhood businesses; they do not permit loitering. If you do go to a store, be respectful of the staff and other customers. Return to the school once you have made your purchases.

Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs and/or alcohol have no place in an educational institution. Administrative Regulation 6007 - Suspension and Expulsion supports the suspension of students who are found:

  1. Distributing alcohol or illegal drugs;
  2. Possessing or using alcohol or drugs; or
  3. Actively in contact with the possession, sale or use of alcohol or drugs. 

Any students in possession of, under the influence of, or associating with anyone having to do with drugs or alcohol, are subject to suspension or expulsion. A referral may be made to a Calgary Police Officer. 

Smoking

The CBE has banned smoking in all CBE buildings and on all CBE property. Smoking is also banned during any extra-curricular school functions, including field trips, activity days, and off-campus trips. Smoking in these circumstances will result in suspension. 

  • e-cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia or simulated smoking devices: These items are not permitted at school under any circumstances. Health Canada is advises that these products pose health risks and have not been fully evaluated. In addition, studies show that youth who mimic smoking are at greater risk for taking up this habit. These will be confiscated.

Current provincial law makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be in possession of tobacco products. If 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.

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