Our School Motto: Be the best you can be.
Sir John Franklin School aims to ensure individual student development through effective education. We pursue this goal by emphasizing academic excellence, self-discipline, and respect for the rights, feelings and property of others. It is essential that students demonstrate the following:
- We are punctual and attend regularly
- We respect ourselves and others
- We give our very best effort to everything we do
Sir John Franklin School Code of Conduct
Students are expected to complete all class and homework assignments to the best of their ability.
Reason for Expected Behavior - Effort and determination are essential for academic success.
Consequences of Misbehavior - Lack of academic progress will result in student/teacher and/or parent/teacher consultation. Continued lack of diligence may result in disciplinary action, such as being detained at lunch or after school to complete work, suspension, or referral to a special program.
Respect for Others
Students are expected to treat all members of the learning community with consideration and respect.
Physical or verbal violence towards others is unacceptable. This may include fighting, pushing, tripping, kicking, horse-play, name-calling, extortion or any other form of harassment to others. Behavior that is sexual in nature, including unwanted physical contact or unwelcome sexual remarks, is considered sexual harassment and will not be tolerated. School is not an appropriate place for public displays of affection such as kissing, hugging, groping or “making-out”.
Reason for Expected Behavior - Every person needs a positive self-image and has the right to be treated with respect. Treating others with consideration and respect is an important aspect of positive citizenship. Harassment and/or violence may cause physical or emotional damage whether it is done intentionally or unintentionally.
Consequences of Misbehavior - Disrespect or inappropriate behavior will result in a written account of the incident to be completed by the student and/or teacher/administrator. One possible consequence may be detention, which will not exceed 60 minutes in length. Parents will be consulted when appropriate. If a student is to be detained, arrangements for alternative transportation are to be made by the student prior to the detention. Serious or repeated infractions may result in referral to the administration, which may lead to suspension, referral to the suspension desk, police intervention, and/or possible criminal charges.
Students must use language that demonstrates respect toward others. Name-calling, swearing, crude, rude, obscene, or abusive language that is either spoken, written, implied or gestured are unacceptable. When in dispute, acceptable language or behavior will be determined by the administration.
Reason for Expected Behavior – Being able to use appropriate and socially acceptable language in a public place is a valuable life skill. Offensive language may lead to further conflict with others.
Consequences of Misbehavior – Students using inappropriate language will be asked to provide a written account of the incident. Serious infractions, as determined by administration, may result in detention and/or suspension.
Students are expected to be honest with themselves, their peers and adults. Stealing, lying and cheating are unacceptable actions.
Reason for Expected Behavior – Positive relationships with others is based on honesty and respect. Dishonesty in your words or actions has a negative effect on your reputation and that of the school.
Consequence of Misbehavior – Dishonesty carries serious consequences. In the case of theft, parents will be contacted, retribution/replacement will be made at your expense and criminal charges may be laid. Cheating on a test or project may result in an assigned zero. See the Plagiarism Policy for details. In the case of lying, a meeting may be arranged with you, your parents, your teacher and/or administration to discuss the situation. A student who has been found responsible for serious or repeated misconduct may be referred to the suspension counselor to be directed to attend another school.
Students are to move between classes in a quick and orderly fashion. Students are asked to limit trips to their locker and to not use the vending machines during class or class change. Students will refrain from running or horse-play in the halls. Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Students are responsible to the school administration for their behavior to and from school.
Reasons for Expected Behavior – These guidelines are necessary for security, order, and the efficient running of the school. The school has a responsibility to ensure that all students and staff are safe during the school day. Unnecessary noise and late arrivals to class interfere with the learning of others.
Consequences of Misbehavior – Students will be reminded of the expectations regarding movement in the hallways. If the offence is serious or repeated, appropriate action will be taken.
Students must be under the direct supervision of a staff member while in these areas: all classrooms, gymnasium, library, staffroom, and offices. In addition, students must be good citizens while in the surrounding community. Students may not be in the upper and lower hallway at lunchtime.
Students should not be in the upper hallway during the lunch hour, unless they are under the direct supervision of a staff member. Many areas surrounding the school are private property. Students are asked to refrain from loitering in the following areas: The Mayland Heights shopping centre including Family Foods, Subway and 7-11, various churches and businesses along 19th Street, and private residences. Be a good community member and respect the rights of others in the community. It is essential that students be on their best behaviour while in the community – appropriate language, volume and tone are expected if students choose to go to nearby businesses and restaurants during the lunch hour.
Reasons for Expected Behavior - These guidelines are necessary for the security, order and the efficient running of the school. In the case of the areas outside of school, they protect private property of others and support positive relationships with the community.
Consequences of Misbehavior – Students will be reminded of the expectations and appropriate action will be taken. This may result in restricted privileges or detention. Local businesses may refuse access or service to students.
Care of School Property
Students must respect school property. This includes classrooms, computers, desks, equipment, textbooks and supplies. See more on our School Property page.
Reason for Expected Behavior – A school must be kept in a clean, safe, and functioning order. If equipment is broken or areas are not clean, it affects the learning opportunities the school is able to offer. Pride in our school is a shared responsibility.
Consequences of Misbehavior – If damage occurs, students and their families are expected to pay repair or replacement costs. Locker privileges may be temporarily revoked. If textbooks or other school materials are destroyed, lost or stolen, students and their families will be required to pay the replacement cost. Intentional damage is a criminal offence and will be directed to the Calgary Police Service. If students do not clean up after themselves, hall and/or lunch privileges may be suspended.
Behaviour on the Bus
Most students at Sir John Franklin are bused to school by charter transportation or Calgary Transit. Students must conduct themselves in a safe and appropriate manner during transport. Students from the Crossroads Communities (i.e. Mayland Heights, Vista Heights, and Belfast) generally walk to school. Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and heelies
(shoes with wheels able to protrude from the sole) should not be either on school property or in the school. Students involved in extra-curricular activities are responsible for their own transportation home.
Reasons for Expected Behavior – These expectations have been jointly developed by the CBE and transportation carriers to ensure the safety of all concerned. As a large school population, we have a diverse community within the school with many people who have specialized needs. We must ensure that our hallways and school property are safe for all our community members.
Consequences of Misbehavior – A bus driver may issue a bus misconduct form report resulting in a warning or temporary loss of transportation privileges. Consequences may include suspension and possible expulsion from riding in a bus to or from school. This policy applies regardless of fees paid. There will be no refunds for suspended privileges.
Students are expected to adhere to reasonable standards of taste in dress and grooming for a learning environment and workplace. See more on our Dress Code page.
Reason for Expected Behavior – Your appearance should reflect good judgment and respect for yourself and others. Dress and grooming should reflect reasonable standards for a learning environment and workplace.
Consequences of Misbehavior – Students who wear inappropriate clothing will be asked to change or cover up. Parents may be contacted to help resolve the matter.
The school is not responsible for personal belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged. Electronic devices are brought to school on a voluntary basis and should be kept in a secure location at all times. See more on our Personal Belongings page.
Reason for Expected Behavior – Students have the responsibility to keep personal belongings secure. Backpacks, clothing or other items should not be left in the hallways or other common areas. The school is not responsible if personal property, including electronic devices, are stolen, lost or damaged. Electronic devices should be used to support student learning; texting or the use of cellular phones is unacceptable during instructional time. Individual teachers will have specific expectations regarding the use of technology during class time.
Consequences of Misbehaviour – Personal items left in the hallways or common areas will be brought to the lost and found or the office. Inappropriate use of electronic devices during instructional time will be addressed by the classroom teacher. Consequences may include parent contact or confiscation of the item.
Prohibited Substances, Materials & Behaviours
See our Behaviour page.