Expectations for Conduct at Marion Carson School
We expect that students will be treated in a manner, which would be practiced by that of a kind, firm and judicious parent. These procedures should be fair, objective, consistent and reasonable. We believe in early detection of potential discipline problems and early action to resolve them. Marion School is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all. Our goal is to help children develop into socially responsible and moral citizens. We view discipline as a shared responsibility between students, staff and parents.
Our Goal is for Every Child to Self-Regulate Their Behaviour
The self-regulated child:
- Will think about their behaviour and come up with acceptable alternatives.
- Accepts the consequences for their behaviour and attitude.
- Knows what is acceptable behaviour.
For self-regulation to grow, we need to create climate of warmth, support, mutual trust and respect together.
We Believe Students Should
- Be honest with yourself and with others and accept personal responsibility for your own conduct.
- Show courtesy and respect in their dealings with each other and all with whom they come in contact. Respect the safety and well-being of all students and adults in the school.
- Show respect for public and private property.
- Show respect for the rights, opinions and beliefs of others.
If Unacceptable Behaviour Occurs
- A child showing unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with initially by the staff member observing or closest to the behaviour. Consequences for such behaviour may include the loss of privileges within the classroom or school, a brief "cooling-off" time in a more removed setting (to an alternate supervised location), or a phone call home.
- Unacceptable behaviour at recess or lunch time may lead to the loss of regular recess for a specified period.
- Continued unacceptable behaviour may be dealt with by a member of the administrative team. Similar, but more extended consequences may be used. Parents may also be required to meet with a member of the administrative team to achieve a resolution of the problem.
- Communication with parents about these incidents will be through a note in the agenda, and/or a phone call home, and/or in person meeting.
- Consequences for misbehaviour are to be: (1) reasonable and appropriate, (2) progressive, (3) enforceable, (4) timely, and (5) corrective. Suspension and expulsion may apply as required.