Warrior Code of Conduct
As a member of the Henry Wise Wood High School Community, I share the responsibility for maintaining a safe, tolerant and respectful environment. I will strive each day to be the best that I can be. I understand that this Code shall govern my behavior in school, to and from school and during extra-curricular activities.
Henry Wise Wood is a smoke and vape free community. Our community includes school property, the surrounding playing fields and rink area. This also includes bus stops, riding on buses and any off-campus school sponsored activity. It is everyone’s duty to keep these areas free of litter and smoking materials.
Calgary Board of Education – Student Code of Conduct - AR 6005
The CBE is committed to providing students and staff with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. AR 6005 – Student Code of Conduct
- Students have a responsibility under the School Act to respect the rights and dignity of others and to proactively participate in promoting and fostering positive relationships with others while:
- On CBE property
- Participating in school activities
- Traveling to and from school
- Engaging in any electronic communication both on or off CBE property
- In any other circumstances that may impact the school environment.
- Contributing to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment
- Students must comply with the School Act including:
- Being diligent in pursuing their studies
- Attending school regularly and punctually
- Cooperating fully with everyone authorized by the CBE to provide education and other services
- Complying with the rules of the school
- Accounting to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct
Examples of acceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrating respect for self, others and the school environment through:
- Respecting differences in people, their ideas and their opinions, including when there is disagreement
- Embracing all diversities
- Respecting the needs of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching
- Respecting the rights of others
- Modeling positive social behaviours in all interpersonal interactions
- Being courteous and treating each other with dignity and respect
- Using positive and inclusive language
- Demonstrating good digital citizenship by using technology in ethically and responsible ways
- Taking responsibility for personal belongings and AR 6005 Student Code of Conduct 3 | 7 respecting the belongings of others
- Demonstrating caring and compassion for others including:
- Showing empathy, being considerate of others and their situation
- Creating an environment of kindness
- Discrimination, bullying and harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Reports of bullying, harassment and unwanted behaviors or unacceptable conduct should be made in a timely manner.
- 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, guidance counsellor, or any other staff member with whom they feel comfortable.
- Students may be held accountable for behavior that impacts the school beyond the hours of school operation when their conduct detrimentally affects the personal safety and well being of individuals, the learning environment, or the effective operation of the school.
- Students are expected to follow the electronic device policy. Cell phones and other small electronic devices are permitted, provided the following conditions are adhered to:
- Electronic devices are brought at the student's own risk.
- Any expenses incurred by the use of any personal electronic device are the sole responsibility of the student and the student's family.
- In an emergency situation, students agree to not use the devices until permission has been received from the school Principal.
- Students can use cell phones during class time and for related classroom activities unless otherwise directed to do so by school staff.
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 ticketing, suspension or expulsion.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
- Disruptive or dangerous behavior 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 behavior
- Use of technology such as computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment for purposes that are illegal, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate AR 6005 Student Code of Conduct 4 | 7
- 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
- Willful 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
- Failure to comply with section 12 of the School Act. Bullying
CBE schools will take firm and decisive action with students who cause or threaten harm to persons or property. When found responsible for serious misconduct, students face formal suspension or referral to police. (See Warrior Code of Conduct)