Addressing Student Misconduct
When a student’s conduct disrupts the learning environment, the school will implement consistent responses to support the student’s personal development and character through a series of fair and predictable approaches. Staff members working with the student will attempt to resolve the issue if it is minor. Reoccurring infractions or major infractions will be handled by administration. Parents will be notified of all incidents by email, agenda message, telephone call or letter. The
following approaches will be used:
- Community Service
- Loss of privileges such as club participation or intramural activities
- Loss of the privilege to participate in or attend special events
- Loss of the privilege to participating in field trips
- In-school suspension
- Temporary suspension out of school (1-10 days)
- Suspension with recommendation for expulsion
Suspensions may occur at any time if the administration deems it appropriate. Suspensions are issued by an administrator who will notify parents. Suspensions may be in-school or out-of-school, depending on the severity
of the circumstances.
Violence and physical aggression, threats, theft, weapons, truancy (including leaving the school without adult permission), severely disruptive/dangerous behavior, or vandalism may result in a suspension. In the case of vandalism, the family of the responsible student will be billed for the cost of repairing the damage.
As per CBE policy students, school desks, lockers, articles and objects belonging to or used by students including backpacks, clothing etc. may be subject to search.
A conference is required involving the administration, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student before the student is readmitted to school following an out of school suspension. At this conference, a plan will be formulated for re-admission and follow-up. Repeated infractions become a more serious issue.
Glenbrook is a character school. In keeping with the values of the Calgary Board of Education, we are committed to providing our students and staff with a safe and caring school environment. Students are encouraged to resolve issues
that may occur by discussing positive or negative experiences during our school-wide character time.
The ultimate goal is to create students who are self-disciplined and reflective about their behaviors and actions. Using the agenda as our guide, we work toward creating a safe, caring and high preforming learning community through a monthly character in action trait.
At Glenbrook we also participate in the S4 program together with our partner the Calgary Police Service. We use the S4 program as our guide for interpersonal relationships within our school and community. Our School Discipline Policy is based on this philosophy: All members of the school community will work to maintain and enhance the four quadrants of the S4 Circle.
When a student engages in inappropriate behaviour an intervention and discussion by a school staff member will occur to assist the student with taking responsibility for his/her actions and to mend the part of the circle that is broken. The S4 circle will be our focus point.