Behaviour

Specific Behaviours Expected of Students

Students are responsible to comply with the School Act including:

  1. being diligent in pursuing their studies;
  2. attending school regularly and punctually;
  3. cooperating fully with everyone authorized by the CBE to provide education and other services
  4. comply with the rules of the school; and
  5. account to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct

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.

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.

Examples of Unacceptable Behaviour Include, but are Not Limited to:

  • disruptive or dangerous behaviour and defiance of authority;
  • encouraging unacceptable conduct and engaging in conduct which endangers others;
  • any conduct which is injurious to the physical or mental well-being of others;
  • use, display or distribution of improper, obscene or abusive language, messages or pictures;
  • discriminatory behaviour;
  • use of technology such as computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment for
  • purposes that are illegal, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate;
  • theft, including theft of identity and intellectual property;
  • use, possession of, distribution of, or active contact with, AR 6005 Student Code of Conduct 5 | 7 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 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 of, 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;

Students have a responsibility to not participate in or tolerate bullying (physical, verbal, social and or cyber) while on school property, participating in school events, traveling to and from school, or in any other circumstances that may impact the school environment.

A student who is 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, an advisor, guidance counsellor, or any other staff member with whom they feel comfortable.

Reports of bullying, harassment and unwanted behaviours or unacceptable conduct should be made in a timely manner.

Suspension

Suspension means the removal of a student from school, from one or more class periods, courses or education programs or from riding in a school bus, for a period of less than 10 days.

Behaviours that may result in suspension:

  • Fights, assaults and/or physical interference of a “minor” nature where there is no serious physical harm.
  • Threats, which, in the judgement of school administration, have not seriously endangered others.
  • Disruptive, disrespectful behaviours (foul language, rude/defiant/abusive behaviour, tantrums etc.).
  • Skipping class/school. (Typically, skipping one day is seven hours missed. Students make up time at lunch or after school to the equivalent of seven hours).
  • Minor/petty vandalism and/or theft.
  • Smoking on school property or at a school activity.
  • A “persistent” violation of a minor offence (incomplete homework, not doing homework, frequently being late, etc.).
  • Use, possession of, or active contact with, weapons.
  • Threats, which, in the judgement of the principal, endanger others.
  • Theft beyond minor/petty theft.
  • Assault causing harm.
  • Vandalism beyond minor/petty vandalism.
  • Use, possession of, distribution of, or active contact with drugs or alcohol.
  • Personal or sexual harassment.
  • Extortion.
  • Participation or association with a gang-related activity within the school.
  • Other forms of criminal activity.
  • Chronic disruptive or defiant behaviour.
  • Chronic obscene or abusive language.
  • Chronic absenteeism.
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