Courtesy and good etiquette at lunch is required from everyone, in order to create an orderly and relaxing lunchtime environment:
- Maintain acceptable volume levels when visiting and eating with friends.
- Make sure that waste brought in is waste returned home, to minimize germ transmission; if required to use the 4-way waste station, sorting garbage according to the labels provided is important.
- Walk in an orderly fashion in the hallways and stairwells, staying to the right side to reduce congestion.
- Take all running, tag and ball games to the outdoor field.
- Rough-housing, whether indoors or outdoors, is not permitted at school.
- Swearing and course language is prohibited in all school-related activities and while on school property.
- Use personal electronic device during nutrition break and lunchtimes (to communicate with parents, listen to music, play games, read an e-book, etc.), although students are strongly encouraged to also be active, converse with their friends, and get fresh air.
- Respect the limit to bathroom occupancy, posted on the outside wall.
The use, possession of, distribution of, or active contact with, or collection of money for illicit street drugs, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, e-cigarettes, vapors or nicotine is prohibited in school, on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity. Consequences may include suspension, being issued a fine by Calgary Police Service (CPS) School Resource Office, being charged with disturbing the proceedings of a school, and a re-entry meeting with the CPS and your parents.
Any object designed, intended for, or used for intimidation, threat or infliction of bodily harm is considered to be a weapon. It is a criminal offence, and will result in serious disciplinary action, and on a case-by-case basis, referral to the CPS.
Harassment, including verbal, physical, online, and/or cyber-bullying, is a criminal offence, and is not tolerated under any circumstances. Workshops and special presentations will be offered to students, staff and parents on a regular basis to develop the needed digital literacy skills to safely navigate the online environment.
Students should know their lockers, desk, backpack, purses, computer, etc. and their contents may be searched by a staff member when there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of school regulations or discipline or as a matter of school welfare or safety.
Substitute and Student Teachers
Most school days, there is a substitute teacher in the building. We depend on substitute teachers to fill in for teachers who are absent for various reasons. We treat substitute teachers as guests in the school and we expect students to be on their best behaviour since the substitute teacher may not know names, routines, or procedures of the class. Teachers will establish protocols for students to follow when they have a substitute teacher. We strongly endorse the development of pre-service teachers to the teaching profession and regularly host student teachers from a variety of Alberta universities. Student teachers work in tandem with their Woodman practicum teacher and participate in all school functions, staff accountabilities and conferences with parents. The same expectations for student conduct apply towards student teachers as towards certified Woodman teachers.