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.

School Expectations

  1. Creating a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment for everyone while on and off CBE property; during school activities, traveling to and from school, and using electronic communication both on and when using electronic devices.
  2. Respect the rights of others and foster positive relationships while on and off CBE property; during school activities, traveling to and from school, and when using electronic devices.
  3. Exhibit socially responsible and respectful behaviours so that teaching and learning are maximized during school activities, traveling to and from school, and when using electronic devices.

Acceptable School Behaviour

Demonstrating respect for self, others and the school environment through:

  1. Respecting differences in people, their ideas and their opinions, including when there is disagreement.
  2. Embracing all diversities.
  3. Respecting the needs of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching.
  4. Respecting the rights of others.
  5. Modeling positive social behaviours in all interpersonal interactions.
  6. Being courteous and treating each other with dignity.
  7. Using positive and inclusive language.
  8. Demonstrating good digital citizenship by using technology in ethically and responsible ways.
  9. Taking responsibility for personal belongings and respecting the belongings of others.
  10. Demonstrating caring and compassion for others including.
  11. Showing empathy, being considerate of others and their situation.
  12. Creating an environment of kindness.
  13. Being diligent in pursuing their studies.
  14. Attending school regularly and punctually.
  15. Cooperating fully with everyone authorized by the CBE to provide education and other services.
  16. Complying with the rules of the school.
  17. Being accountable for ones actions.


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

The use, possession, distribution, or collection of money for illicit drugs, cannabis, cannabis-infused products, alcohol, or inhalants in school, on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity. 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 Calgary Police.


All Calgary Board of Education Property are smoke-free environments This prohibits the possession or use of any smoking materials or products by students, including cigarettes, marijuana, hookah and shisha/water pipes, and smokeless tobacco (i.e. vapes).Smoking is also banned during any extra-curricular school functions, including field trips, activity days, and off- campus trips. Smoking in these circumstances may result in suspension.

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