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Student Code of Conduct

Langdale elementary Student code of conduct

Key Words: Courage, Kindness, Perseverance, Ownership, Optimism

These are our key words and represent the learning traits of our students:
• We will show courage by standing up for others, learning new concepts and being our true selves
• We will be kind to others, ourselves and our environment
• We will persevere to be our best
• We will demonstrate ownership of our actions and belongings
• We will be optimistic when facing challenges

Rising Expectations with Age and Maturity:

As our students become older and more mature, our expectations of them change. We expect increased personal responsibility and self-discipline and a more skillful ability to apply courtesy, cooperation and common sense to a variety of situations.

BC Human Rights Code

Under the BC Human Rights Code, individuals are protected from discrimination, denial of services or access by virtue of their race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, age (applies to persons 19 to 64 years of age) and unrelated criminal or summary convictions.

consequences for unacceptable conduct

Unacceptable behavior is considered as an opportunity for growth and further learning: We all make mistakes. The focus will always be on an objective, fair problem-solving approach that has a restorative outcome. We need to take responsibility first and foremost before we can move forward: No problem is too big to solve once we own up to our actions. The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct as well as the age, maturity and special needs of students are considered in determining appropriate action. Ultimately, we follow a restorative conflict resolution model to solve problems peacefully using staff facilitation where necessary.

Some behaviours, such as bullying, require more serious and structured intervention. Possible approaches can include, but are not limited to, problem solving discussions, mediation between the parties involved, counseling, parent-school meetings and, in extreme cases, suspension from school. For more information regarding personal safety and bullying, please refer to School District Regulation 2720.

The possession of a weapon by a student on or near school property or at a school event is a threat to the safety and security of students and staff. Any student found to be in possession of a weapon will be subject to severe disciplinary action, including suspension and/or criminal charges (Regulation 6950). Where possible, parents, the school administration and the student(s) involved will work together to ensure there will not be a repeat violation and to foster a successful reentry into an appropriate school setting.

Notification of Parents and/or Other Adults

In cases of serious misconduct, the school will notify parents of students directly involved. School district officials, the police and other agencies may be informed when required by law, school regulation or when otherwise appropriate.

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