Code of Student Conduct
Dear Parents and Students,
One of the most important responsibilities of our school division is to provide each student with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and secure school environment. We believe that students, parents and school staff must work cooperatively to ensure that a respectful climate exists at school, where educational and extracurricular programs thrive. The Code of Student Conduct (Code) is a guide to clarify expectations for student behavior at school and the range of consequences that may be imposed if those expectations are not met.
In addition to describing the rights and responsibilities of students and parents, the Code defines in detail prohibited behaviors, the range of responses available to principals in addressing those behaviors, and the procedures approved by the School Board for use by the division in administering the Code. This Code has been established as a guide; discretion for addressing student behavior at school rests with the building principal.
The Code of Student Conduct applies to students while on school property, while at any school activity, while under the supervision of school authority (including going to and coming from school), and, in certain circumstances, while off school grounds and after school hours. It is important that parents and students review this Code together and discuss the importance of following school rules and meeting the division’s behavioral expectations at all times. After you have read the Code, please sign the form on the reverse side of this letter and, if your child is in grades 6 through 12, have your student sign as well. Please return the signed form to school by Friday, August 26, 2016.
The School Board and our school staff believe that the safety and the emotional well-being of our students are paramount in ensuring a quality educational program and that providing a safe and secure school environment is a responsibility shared between home and school. The School Board and I appreciate your continued support. If you have any questions regarding the administration of the Code of Student Conduct, please call your child’s principal.
Please accept my best wishes for a rewarding and successful school year.