General Behaviour

Expectations are that students at Bishop Pinkham:

  • Respect the School Act by proactively fostering positive relationships with others and promoting positive behaviors
  • be diligent in pursuing studies
  • attend school regularly and punctually
  • cooperate fully with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services
  • comply with the rules of the school
  • account to teachers for conduct
  • respect themselves
  • respect the rights of others
  • respect the school

Additionally, the CBE operates with a CBE Mission Statement and Results Policies to ensure an optimum learning environment for all. Students and parents should familiarize themselves with the Results Policies and abide by its code of conduct so that everyone has the opportunity to be successful at Bishop Pinkham School.

Expectations in Specific Areas

On the Bus

The CBE Student Code of Conduct applies while riding the bus. Bus misconducts may result in loss of riding privileges. Bus regulations are available on the CBE website at and-transportation/Pages/safety-conduct.aspx

Our yellow school buses run on strict schedules to accommodate a second run with another school. After school, students are responsible for moving to the buses immediately. Buses depart 10 minutes after the dismissal bell. Students who miss the bus are responsible for arranging their own way home.

During the Lunch Hour

inkham students have the privilege of an open campus at lunch hour. Students who respect the code of conduct and can be in class on time will continue to enjoy the privilege of off campus lunch hours. Below are our expectations:

  • The central purpose and mission of students at Bishop Pinkham School is learning.
  • Lunch hours Monday-Thursdays are 11:20 AM – 11:59 AM
  • BP students will be expected to abide by the CBE Student Code of Conduct at all times, whether they are off campus or not.
  • If off campus, students are expected to return to school, have all their supplies, and be in their classroom ready to learn by 12:01 PM, which is when block 5 begins.

  • Students are reminded to be respectful of community spaces. Congregating in alleyways, loitering in front of businesses, parking lots, and streets is prohibited.
  • Students are to refrain from gathering in the townhouse complex/church in front of the school.
  • Students who are continually late from off campus privileges will have them revoked. Each instance will be treated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any purchased food/beverages are to be consumed during the lunch hour (ie: no big gulps/slurpees/ice creams, etc. in lockers).
  • Skateboards will remain in lockers during lunchtime, unless the student is using it as transportation to get to and from school.

With our Neighbors in the Community

Bishop Pinkham students have a reputation for being upstanding citizens who respect the homes and businesses in the Lakeview community. To uphold this reputation, students are asked to stay off all private property. The condominiums and church property across from the school are off-limits to all students. Students are also asked to behave in a respectful, appropriate manner when traveling through the community and visiting parks or business establishments.

In the Lunch Room

Our cafeteria is a clean and friendly place. It offers a full range of food, both hot and cold, at reasonable prices. Students are expected to keep it neat and tidy by putting garbage and recycling in the appropriate receptacles. We are working hard to offer healthier choices in our cafeteria and offer more fresh fruits and vegetables on the menu. Many students bring a lunch from home or supplement their lunch from home with selections from the cafeteria.

In the Library

The library is open between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM pm Monday through Thursday and open during lunch most days. Students wishing to use the library after 2:30 pm must be under the supervision of a teacher. Books may be signed out for a two-week loan period. Students with overdue books may not sign out additional books until the late books are returned or paid for if the book has been lost.

Library Expectations:

  • To sign in to the library at the front desk
  • To be respectful to the library staff at all times.
  • To treat all resources, books, cameras, computers, headsets with respect as per the technology expectations.
  • To use a quieter tone of voice when in the library area.
  • To be engaged in work when in the library
  • To push in chairs and clean the workspace before leaving the library.
  • To use the couches and chairs appropriately
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in the library
  • Students who are not able to meet these expectations will be sent promptly back to class and risk losing the privilege of using the library.

With Substitute Teachers

Most school days, there is a substitute teacher in the building. We depend on substitute teachers to fill in for teachers who are absent for various reasons. We treat substitute teachers as guests in the school and we expect students to be even more polite and even better behaved than usual since the substitute teacher does not know names, routines, or procedures. Teachers will establish protocols for students to follow when they have a substitute teacher, and students will be held to a high standard of behaviour.

Panther Team Expectations

  • Students and parents will treat everyone with respect
  • Treat the decisions of coaches, referees and teachers in a positive manner
  • Arrive on time, attend all practices, games and meetings
  • Notify the coach beforehand if missing a practice, meeting, or game
  • Give 100% effort in classroom, in the school, and for the team
  • Represent the school in a positive manner
  • Display sportsmanlike conduct
  • Give positive encouragement to teammates for their efforts
  • Work to become the best player you can be
  • Be responsible for care and timely return of school uniform
  • Some teams have a cost associated with being a part of the team
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up students at the end of the activity

Students can participate in a variety of intramural and interschool teams in the morning, at lunch or after school. Students who choose to participate in any extracurricular activities must receive prior permission from parents. Parents and spectators are encouraged to watch and cheer on school teams with respect for the athletes, officials, and school community.

Smoking, Vaping, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, and Other Prohibited Activities

The premises of the Calgary Board of Education are designated as smoke-free environments at all times. Smoking and vaping are prohibited by law (within sight of the school). Matches, lighters or any other paraphernalia associated with smoking and vaping should not be brought to school.

Parents will be notified when a student is caught smoking and/or vaping during the school day.

Students face serious disciplinary action if they are:

  • in possession of smoking and/or vaping materials, alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia or any product that might promote drinking, smoking or vaping
  • under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • knowingly in the company of others who possess or are using drugs or alcohol and smoking and/or vaping
  • distributing alcohol or drug, smoking and/or vaping to other students
  • gambling in any way

Please note that community activities with inappropriate use of illicit substances that impact the climate of the school are also subject to disciplinary intervention. As with any behavior that involves criminal activity, the school resource officer may be involved. Parents are notified. Disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including suspension.

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