Student Responsibilities for Promoting Positive Behaviours
1. Students are expected to behave in a manner that complies with the Student Code of Conduct and contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.
2. Examples of acceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
a. Demonstrating respect for self, others and the school environment through:
i. Respecting differences in people, their ideas and their options, including when there is disagreement;
ii. Embracing all diversities;
iii. Respecting the needs of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching; and
iv. Respecting the rights of others.
b. Modeling positive social behaviours in all interpersonal interactions, including online;
c. Being courteous and treating each other with dignity;
d. Using positive and inclusive language;
e. Demonstrating good digital citizenship by using technology in ethically and responsible ways;
f. Taking responsibility for personal belongings and respecting the belongings of others;
g. Demonstrating caring and compassion to others including:
i. Showing empathy, being considerate of others and their situation; and
ii. Creating an environment of kindness.
3. Students are responsible to comply with the School Act including:
a. Being diligent in pursuing their studies;
b. Attending school regularly and punctually;
c. Cooperating fully with everyone authorized by the CBE to provide education and other services;
d. Comply with the rules of the school; and
e. Account to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct.
4. Students will be held accountable beyond the hours of school operation when their conduct detrimentally affects the personal safety and well being of individuals, the learning environment, the climate, or the effective operation of the school.
5. 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.
What You Can Expect from Your Teachers
1. Design worthwhile projects and work to promote success.
2. Provide time for extra help.
3. Expect you to:
- Be on time to class
- Be at school regularly
- Complete work to attain marks/grades
- Ask questions when material is not clear to you
4. Teach you in a way that you learn best.
5. Assess you on a regular basis and provide meaningful and timely feedback.
6. Maintain a mutually respectful learning environment.
7. Communicate with parents/guardians about your performance.
Participation in hazing is not permitted and goes against the Student Code of Conduct.
Natural Justice/Consequences and Resolving a Problem
We all make mistakes. It is what we do about this that really matters and helps us avoid making the same mistake twice. Our actions have consequences and our negative actions have negative consequences, which will require “repairs” to be made. “Own it and Fix it” is a common saying by JJ Admin and we know that is the only way forward to a truly happy contented life.
You may be able to negotiate a solution or “Fix it” by doing one or more of the following:
- Talk to your teacher openly and admit to what has happened and why.
- Contribute to solutions but also be respectful of what the teacher may want to have done.
- If you need mediation seek a guidance counsellor out.
- When a new solution is arrived at, you must COMMIT to completing as agreed.
Substitute teachers are to be granted the same respect as regular classroom teachers.
Hallways and the Front Side Walk
Jack James High School also runs a preschool program Monday through Thursdays and has many other opportunities to engage in commercial activities with the public. It is therefore important, and will be enforced that Jack James students conduct themselves in the hallways and on the sidewalk in the front of Jack James in a respectful and appropriate manner. We request that students demonstrate that they are good citizens and role models, and to refrain from swearing, playing music with offensive language and blocking the way of others in moving to and from their destination in the hallways or on the sidewalks. It is our hope that this will extend to the larger community around Jack James and build on our positive reputation in the community.