At Annie Foote School, we seek to understand students and recognize that they do not come to school with the expectation to misbehave. We are a trauma informed school and work to support students in self regulation through Zones of Regulation, mindfulness, morning workouts and movement breaks as well as engaging and interesting learning.
We follow the CBE Administrative Regulations for Student Conduct (AR 6005), Progressive Student Discipline (AR 6006), and Suspension and Expulsion (AR 6007). The school's behaviour expectations are based on respect and safety. Essentially, all of our school's expectations seek to have students behave and interact in ways that are respectful (of themselves, of other people, of property and nature). We also set boundaries so that they can play and learn in a safe environment.
- Good “Anniegator” citizens always take turns and do everything they can to help everyone enjoy the playground area safely! Remember, play safe!
- Remember, that the play spaces are still part of school and we have the same expectations for students when they are outside as when in class.
- One person on the slide at a time; feet first only!
- Forwards only on the fireman’s pole.
- One way only on the glider.
- One way only on the rocks - take turns.
- Use the bike rack doors for bathroom access.
- The south playground is for Division One students; the west playground is for Division Two students.
- Respect nature and living things.
- Arrive for school after 8:55 AM and 12:35 PM when there are teachers on supervision. Go directly home at 12:05 AM and 3:45 PM. There is no supervision available outside of these school hours.
Respect for People and their Property
- Respectful language is expected.
- Leave sticks, stones, ice and snow on the ground.
- Play safely - remember that rough play, play fighting, some tag games, pushing and tripping are unsafe.
- Leave anything resembling a weapon at home.
- Remove wet or dirty footwear at the door. Appropriate indoor/outdoor footwear is important.
- Enter and exit from assigned doors.
- The staff parking lot is out of bounds.
- Go straight home after school as there is no supervision provided by the school at that time.
- During school hours, stay within the school grounds.
- Walk and lock. Remember that things with wheels (bikes, scooters…) must be walked on the school grounds. See more on our Personal Belongings page.
- Students are expected to have a teacher’s permission to print from a computer. Printing should be done with trees in mind - never more than absolutely necessary.
- The school accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen electronics. These devices are brought to school at the student’s own risk. They are to be turned off during school hours unless they are being used for classroom activities with teacher permission and an Acceptable Use contract has been signed and returned to school.
Respect for the Internet, Library Resources and Technology:
- Students will only use Internet when a teacher is directly supervising their work.
- If a mistake is made in these areas and a student ends up somewhere unexpected, the student will immediately approach a staff member for help.
- Students must understand that to continue to access the learning commons and school computers they need to demonstrate respect for the people, the place, and the policies. Students will only go into their own documents and will log in under their own student number
- Respect for the maker space, computer areas and the library:
- Students will be expected to make effective use of your time in these areas, working on a particular task or project. You are asked to leave the library shelves, tables and computer areas neat and tidy. Food and drinks are not allowed in the computer areas or in the library unless authorized by the school.
- Respect for paper (and the trees it comes from):
- Print when you have the teacher's permission and know how many pages you will print.
- Avoid printing information that has a lot of color or black on the page - it uses a lot of ink and often doesn't come out very clear.
Conduct on School Buses
Administrative Regulation 6096 – Transportation Responsibilities and School Bus Rules, states:
(1) Students riding on a school bus are responsible for their conduct to the bus driver and through the driver to the principal of the school.
(2) Violation of any of the following rules may lead to the loss of riding privileges or to suspension from school or to other disciplinary measures.
(a) The driver must be respected. The driver is in full charge of the bus and the driver's directions must be obeyed.
(b) The driver may assign specific seats to students at any time.
(c) Students must not extend arms or head out of windows. While the bus is in motion, students must remain seated facing forward, and must not try to get on or off the bus, or move about within the bus.
(d) Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus.
(e) While on the bus, students must conduct themselves in a quiet and courteous manner, showing consideration for the comfort and safety of others.
(f) Scuffling, fighting, smoking, and the use of obscene language on the bus are prohibited.
(g) Students must not distract the bus driver with excessive noise.
(h) Students causing wilful damage to a bus will be held fully accountable.
(i) When leaving the bus, students must observe the instructions of the bus driver, and must not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions.