Behaviour

The Calgary Board of Education 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. With this in mind:

Student will:

  • Demonstrate respect, responsibility and all other virtues in daily conduct.
  • Entering and exiting classroom must be done in a quiet and respectful manner.
    • Students will do their best to transition to class as quickly and respectfully as possible.
    • Students will not loiter in the halls during and after transition to class and once classes have started.
  • Daily announcements are for us, we must sit quietly and listen respectfully to our morning announcements
    • The language we use is a direct reflection upon our own character. Swearing and all other profanity is not allowed at TBR.
    • School appropriate music and conversations only. If you are listening to music, or having conversations that use profanity or topics of inappropriate behaviour it should not be brought into school.
  • Respect ALL TBR staff.
  • Positive attitude is a must to be successful in school and in life.
  • Follow school Dress Code:
  • Hats, hoods and toques are not allowed (see Dress Code).
  • Refrain from cell phone use during class time unless given explicit permission by your teacher (See Cell Phone guidelines).
  • Observe and participate in the respectful singing of O Canada.
  • Observe the Raider Code:
    • Respect for Self
    • Respect for Others
    • Respect for Environment
    • Be Responsible and accountable for your actions
  • No Slurpees, Big Gulps, iced coffee, energy drinks, etc., nside the school.
  • No going to lockers in-between classes.
  • Students should not be sitting on desks, tables or countertops.

Students should grab what they need for Periods 1 & 2, go to locker during Nutrition Break, grab what they need for Periods 3 & 4, go to their locker during lunch, grab what they need for Periods 5,6,and 7, go to locker at the end of the day.

The CBE has created a system-wide Student Code of Conduct (Administrative Regulation 6005) with input from students, parents and CBE employees. All CBE students are expected to abide by and be fully aware of the new system policy on discipline and conduct, which has been posted to our Administrative Regulation page.

We expect all students to behave in a caring manner towards each other at all times. We expect students to respect themselves, respect others, and the school environment, and to apply themselves diligently to their schoolwork. Students are expected to welcome, encourage, and celebrate each other. A focus for our school is to create an environment where all feel safe and where learning and teaching can occur in a risk-free climate. To assist us in our endeavors we will focus directly on character education and implementation of Alberta Health curriculum. The ultimate goal is to create students who are self-disciplined and reflective about their behaviors and their actions.

Consequences for infractions may include verbal redirection, time-outs, loss of privileges, conflict resolution strategies, goal setting, parental contact, noon detentions, community service, suspensions or parent-approved referral to outside support service providers or involvement of the Calgary Police Services School Resource Officer (SRO). The objective is to change behaviors rather than to punish the student. In the event that these measures are not successful, teachers may bring the issue to the School Learning Team (SLT) for further intervention from administration. All matters of discipline, including recommended consequences, are dealt with in a confidential manner and therefore are not shared with the school community.

Prohibited Behaviours & Consequences

Bullying

Bullying means repeated and hostile or demeaning behaviour by an individual in the school community where the behaviour is intended to cause harm, fear or distress to one or more other individuals in the school community. This includes psychological harm or harm to an individual’s reputation.

Bullying can take different forms including:

  • Physical – pushing, hitting
  • Verbal – name calling, threats
  • Social – exclusion, rumours
  • Cyber – using digital technology to harass, demean or threaten

Smoking / Vaping

Students are not allowed to smoke in the school, on the school grounds, or within sight of the school. It is strictly prohibited and illegal. Students are also asked to not bring to school any item associated with smoking, such as cigarettes, lighters or matches – they will be taken away. Similarly, students may not use or possess e-cigarettes, or other inhalants at school, and will have the items confiscated should they do so. Students not following these expectations may face disciplinary action. 

Drugs and Alcohol

The use, possession, distribution, or collection of money for illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, or inhalants in school, on school board property or in the context of any school related activity is strictly prohibited. It will result in disciplinary action being taken by the school, likely including suspension and, possibly, a recommendation for expulsion. All such items will be confiscated and either turned over to the police or legally disposed of. Police may be consulted, and may take additional action in dealing with such issues.

Vandalism

It is expected that Raiders respect their school and treat it appropriately. The CBE may require the parent or guardian of any student to replace or pay for any school property destroyed, broken or damaged by such student. Students willfully
damaging school property will face disciplinary action. 

Weapons

We define a weapon as any item that, in the judgment of a staff member, may be used to inflict injury. It is important to note that the student does not need to use a weapon to be guilty of possession of a weapon dangerous to the safety of others. Items used in harmful ways, such as laser pointers, will also be classified as weapons and their possession and/or
use may result in disciplinary action.

Situations of Serious Misconduct

The following are considered to be serious examples of misconduct and may result in immediate suspension to home, which may require parents to meet with administration to discuss reinstatement of the student in classes. Serious misconduct includes the following:

  • Use, possession of, or active contact with weapons
  • Threats or harassment
  • Violence/Assault/Fighting
  • Vandalism 
  • Use, possession of, distribution of, or active contact with drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol
  • Criminal activity
  • Defiance of authority
  • Obscene or abusive language
  • Smoking or vaping on school grounds or in sight of the school
  • Breaches of the Code of Conduct and the Raider Code 

Discipline Process

Central to school discipline are the following principles:

  • All members of the CBE community, including students, parents, staff, and Trustees have a role and a shared responsibility to create and support a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.
  • All members of the CBE school community have a right to learn and work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, and harm.
  • Our approach is intended to support student personal development, character and citizenship by managing discipline through a progression of proactive, preventative, and restorative strategies (reference AR 6006 – Progressive Student Discipline).

Disciplinary action depends on the circumstances and seriousness of the offence. Slight offences may receive a verbal reminder, whereas offences that have a disruptive influence on school operations or compromise the safety of our students may result in suspension or expulsion from school. It is our belief that all students make mistakes as they navigate through adolescence. Our discipline strategy strives to ensure all students leave T.B. Riley understanding how to respect themselves, others, and their community. 


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