Behaviour on the Bus
Expectations for riding the bus are as follows:
- The driver is in charge and must be obeyed
- Stay seated on the bus
- Be courteous in the way you speak to others, in your tone, volume and speech
- Be considerate of others in your actions
- Be respectful of the bus and driver
- While the bus is in motion, students must not extend arms or head out of windows, try to get on or off the bus, or move about within the bus
- Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus
- Scuffling, fighting, smoking and the use of obscene language on the bus are prohibited
- Students must not distract the bus driver with portable radios or unnecessary conversations
- When leaving the bus, students must observe the instructions of the bus driver. They should not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions
- No vandalism of bus
The driver and the Principal will respond to violations of these expectations. Students may be suspended from riding the bus.
Behaviour at Athletic Events
- Students watching an athletic event must either have a teacher sponsor or a parent accompany them
- Offer constructive support to our teams and avoid criticizing the opposition
- Show appreciation of good plays by both teams
- As a host, welcome the visitors as guests, offering all possible assistance
- As a visitor, respect the property of the host school, and accept the host’s regulations
- Recognize and accept an official’s (referee) decision as final
- Accept either victory or defeat graciously, respecting the efforts of everyone
Unacceptable Student Behaviours
Students engaging in conduct that does not contribute to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe environment may be subject to discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
- disruptive or dangerous behaviour and defiance of authority;
- encouraging unacceptable conduct and engaging in conduct which endangers others;
- any conduct which is injurious to the physical, social or mental well-being of others;
- use, display or distribution of improper, obscene or abusive language, messages, gestures or pictures;
- discriminatory behaviour;
- use of technology such as computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment for purposes that are illegal, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate;
- theft, including theft of identity and intellectual property;
- use, possession, distribution, or collection of money for illicit drugs, alcohol, or inhalants in school, on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity;
- wilful damage to school property or the property of others;
- involvement in the formation of or affiliation with gangs or other groups which negatively impact the school environment;
- hazing and initiation activities;
- use, possession, sale, distribution of or active contact with a weapon on a student's person, on or in the vicinity of school board property;
- interfering with the orderly conduct of classes or the school;
- criminal activity;
- failure to comply with CBE Student Code of Conduct; or
- failure to comply with section 12 of the School Act.
- Students have a responsibility to not participate in or tolerate bullying while on school property, participating in school events, traveling to and from school, or in any other circumstances that may impact the school environment.
- Students who are subject to or a witness of bullying, harassment, unwanted behaviours, or conduct that interferes with maintaining a welcome, caring, respectful and safe environment, should report that conduct to a classroom teacher, an administrator, or any other staff member with whom they feel comfortable.
- Reports of bullying, harassment and unwanted behaviours or unacceptable conduct should be made in a timely manner.
- The principal must assess, and where warranted investigate and respond to all reports of bullying.
Responding to Unacceptable Student Behaviour
- Responses to student behaviour must reflect a consistent and school-wide approach that ensures a range of fair and predictable responses to unacceptable behaviour.
- When responding to unacceptable student behaviour, the Principal or teacher must account for the student’s age, maturity and individual circumstances in accordance with the Progressive Student Discipline Administrative Regulation.
- School staff must utilize a range of interventions, supports and consequences that also include opportunities for students to learn, make amends and focus on improving behaviour.
School staff shall support all students impacted by unacceptable conduct, including bullying.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour
Consequences of unacceptable behaviour must reflect a progressive approach including both intervention and discipline at the classroom, school and system levels.