Our CBE Student Code of Conduct and CBE Progressive Student Discipline regulation apply to all of our students. They outline the roles and expectations for our students to promote positive and inclusive learning environments, help students to develop empathy and become good citizens both within and outside of the school community, and explain the consequences when a student’s disruptive behaviour negatively affects the learning environment.

Our CBE Employee Code of Conduct applies to all of our employees. The CBE maintains high standards for the conduct of its employees, and expects them to conduct themselves honestly and with integrity and exercise common sense, good judgement and discretion.​​​​

Code of Conduct

DMC Progressive Discipline Plan

Schools are expected to support personal development, character and citizenship by managing discipline through a progression of proactive, preventative, and restorative strategies.

  • Responses to student behaviour include a consistent, universal school-wide approach, based on fair and predictable responses to negative behaviours.
  • Progressive student discipline strategies focus on support and corrective actions that provide opportunities to learn while focusing on improving behaviour.
  • Students and staff are expected to model and reinforce socially responsible behaviours.
  • Students and staff shall be treated fairly and with dignity

With any altercation, first we must recognize that there are always at least 2 stories. After an investigation appropriate consequences are put into place. 

Things we consider when deciding on a consequence:

  • The age, maturity, and individual circumstances including the student’s social, emotional, developmental and cognitive levels
  • the student’s learning needs
  • the nature and severity of the action or incident
  • the effect of the student’s behaviour upon other students, the staff, the school environment, and the community
  • the student’s previous conduct and previous interventions
  • the impact of proposed action on the student’s future behaviour; and
  • any other information that the teacher or principal considers relevant in assessing the response to the behaviour.

Possible Consequences

MinorMajorUnlawful
- Verbal warning
- Reteach expectation
- Reflection activity
- Apology
- Student/Teacher Conference
- Phone call to parent/guardian by teacher
- Mediation with teacher support
- detention
- Office referral
- Reteach expectation
- Student conference with Principal or Assistant Principal
- Student conference with student services team
- Conference with student, parent, teacher and administrator
- Peer mediation supported by administrator/student services
- Apology
- Reflection Activity
- Student Contract
- Loss of privilege Ex: Lunch with peers, athletic team, field trip, club, etc.
- School beautification/clean up
- Referral to School Support Team for repeated behavior
- In-School Suspension
- Out of school suspension for repeated behavior
- Conference with student, parent, teacher, and administrator
- referral to area office
- Suspension (In-school or our of school)
- School resource officer (CPS) intervention/meeting
- Referral to other outside agency (CPS, Child and Family, counselling, etc.)
- Request for expulsion hearing
- Fresh start at a new school

Examples of Levels of Infractions (This is not an exhaustive list)

Minor
(Classroom Managed,
unless repeated consistently)
Major
(Increased levels of
severity)
Unlawful
(MUST be seen by administrator.
May require Police 
Intervention)
- Use of cell phone
- Inappropriate language
- Disrespect to staff (dependant on level of disrespect)
- Disrespect to other students
- Not following expectations
- Damage to school property (dependant on severity)
- Teasing/taunting
- Lying
- Inappropriate website usage
- Disruption to learning environment
- Minor theft
- Cheating
- Early bullying situation
- Physical aggression
- Use of cell phone
- Inappropriate language
- Disrespect to staff (dependant on level of disrespect)
- Disrespect to other students
- Repeatedly not following expectations
- Damage to school property (dependant on severity)
- Teasing/taunting
- Lying
- Inappropriate website usage
- Continual disruption to learning environment
- Theft
- Cheating
- Fighting/physical aggression
- Bullying, harassment
 intimidation (Physical, Sexual or verbal)
- Vandalism
- Possession of weapons or illegal substances
- Violence/harmful to students
- Violence/harmful to staff




Leaving Campus

At lunch time students in grades 5 and 6 must remain on campus unless they have parental permission to go home for lunch. The expectation is that these students are at home and not frequenting convenience stores or community parks. Students must check in with Ms. Conrod in the front foyer.

Students in grades 7 and 8 are permitted to leave the campus as long as they obey the following:

Students:

  • Must not shoplift.
  • Must be polite and respectful to workers and consumers in the stores.
  • Must keep their trash on their person until they arrive at a proper trash receptacle.
  • Must walk on the sidewalks and not on the private yards.
  • Must be respectful of the other people who may be at community parks.
  • Must not vandalize or use the equipment at parks inappropriately.
  • Must arrive back to school on time.

Off Limits 

Students cannot:

  • Cross 52 Street.
  • Go into the Catholic school yard.
  • Go near the pond.
  • Go near the fenced-off construction area to the east of the school.
  • Go down the back-side of the hill.
  • Walk through the muddy areas to the east of the school.

Students are permitted on the hill, but are NOT allowed to slide down it or rough house and push others down it.

The off-campus privilege will be revoked if the expectations are not followed.

Food

Slurpee/Big Gulp type of drinks, Tim Horton’s/Starbucks’ drinks, open pop/Gatorade bottles/cans, and unopened sugary drinks larger than a single serving will NOT be permitted in the school.

If a student arrives to school with these they will NOT be allowed to store them in their lockers. They will be required to throw them out.

Trash Cans/Recycling

There are four types of garbage cans in the school.

  • Blue - Recycling materials that would go in your home’s blue bin
  • Yellow - empty beverage containers
  • Green - paper towels
  • Green tall bin in foyer - compostable material
  • Black - other litter for the landfill

Students must ensure that they take the time to deposit “trash” in the proper receptacle. 

Elevators

Students are not permitted to use the elevator unless an elevator pass is obtained from the office or a teacher has given permission(i.e. if moving technology).

At present our elevator is not “locked” and can be accessed without a pass. Students are NOT permitted in it.

Going to Lockers Between Classes

Students should NOT be going to lockers between classes. They go to lockers in the morning, at Nutrition Break, at lunch and after school. An exception is before and after PE; students may go to drop off/pick up binders. Exceptions may be made on a per class basis if necessary. 

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices

Cell phones and electronic devices should be stored in a locker unless a teacher has requested that they be brought to class. See more details on our policy here.

Students Attending DMC Sporting Events - Home and Away

We want to encourage our students to support our Chimera teams. Students are welcome to watch games at DMC provided they are respectful and demonstrate a positive attitude toward the sport, the teams and other spectators. Students that are at the school to watch are allowed in the gym, the main gathering area or to use the main washrooms. The rest of the school is off limits. This is the same for all spectators at our home games. If students are unable to follow these expectations they will be asked to leave and will not be allowed at future games. 

If students are planning to attend a game at another school to support our teams, they MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian. There is no supervision for student spectators from DMC at other schools during sporting events, and therefore we require a parent to stay for the duration of the time their student is present. The same expectations for behavior that apply at home games also apply at away games. 



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