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Code of Conduct

Laggan Code of Conduct


We have a Code of Conduct that contains all of the information related to expected behaviour and possible consequences for misbehaviour. A committee of staff, students and parents will periodically update the Code of Conduct. Parents should review this document with their child (ren).

Code of Conduct

Respect for Self


Reasons for Behaviour

Students are expected to be neat and clean and dressed in an appropriate manner. Hats and outerwear are to be removed when entering the building. Inside footwear should be worn in school.

Your appearance reflects your good judgment and your respect for yourself and the environment you are in.

Students are expected to refrain from the use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes.

To participate meaningfully in class and school activities, you must be alert and ready to learn. These substances are prohibited by law on school property.

Students are expected to use acceptable language at all times.

Being able to use acceptable and tasteful language is a valuable life skill.

Respect for Others


Reasons for Behaviour

Students are expected to be courteous, considerate and respectful to staff, students, people in authority and visitors.

This is a minimum expectation of all people.

Students are expected to interact safely on school property and on school-related activities, and to resolve conflicts that arise without physical confrontations, threats, or intimidation.

Safe and positive interaction is an expectation for all inpiduals in society.

Students are expected to refrain from any activities that are defined asbullying&.

All members of the school community have the right to feel safe and free from intimidation or threats.

Definition of Bullying: Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an inpidual or inpiduals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person=s body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

Students are expected to use technical devices in an appropriate and acceptable manner on school property and on school-related activities.

Technical devices must be used in an acceptable manner in order to support student learning for all.

Respect for Property


Reasons for Behaviour

Students are expected to treat the school building, its contents, its property and the property of others with respect.

This type of behaviour is part of being a contributing member of society.

Respect for Learning


Reasons for Behaviour

Students are expected to be prepared for class and ready to learn. This includes: regular attendance, prompt arrival, completion of assigned tasks and school/ class expectations.

Regular attendance and work preparedness is an expectation of all students as per the Education Act.

Students are expected to work in the classroom in a manner that supports learning for all. This means being cooperative, respecting the rights and opinions of others, taking turns, listening and being polite.

Every student has the right to work and learn in an environment that is positive and free from disruption.

Anti-Bullying Prevention and Intervention

At Laggan Public School, our Code of Conduct guides us in our decision making processes for consequences to bullying behaviour. We follow an approach which educates our students about bullying and character education and how we can all work towards a safe and nurturing environment. Students can make reports of bullying either verbally to an adult in the building that they trust, or in written format. Every effort will be made to ensure that all reports are addressed in a confidential manner (i.e. the bully will not be told where the report came from.)

In some cases, short or long-term suspension may be considered a useful progressive discipline approach. Inappropriate behaviour includes any behaviour that disrupts the positive school climate and/or has a negative impact on the school community. Inappropriate behaviour may also include, but is not limited to, one of the following infractions for which a suspension may be imposed:

1. Any act considered by the principal to be injurious to the moral tone of the school;

2. Any act considered by the principal to be injurious to the physical or mental well-being of any member of the school community; and

3. Any act considered by the principal to be contrary to the Board or school Code of Conduct.

Progressive Discipline Summary

Our Progressive Discipline model is based on the Character Always initiative, the UCDSB Code of Conduct, and our school&s Code of Conduct. Each of us has a role in sustaining a positive school climate by recognizing our responsibilities to consistently implement our progressive discipline strategies. These strategies may include, but are not limited to:

Prevention Strategies: Intervention Strategies:

Anti-bullying and violence prevention programs

Mentorship programs

Student success strategies

Character Always initiatives

Citizenship development

Student leadership

Healthy Lifestyles

Program modifications and accommodations

Class placement

Positive encouragement and reinforcement

Inpidual, peer and group counseling

Conflict resolution

Mentorship programs

Sensitivity programs

Safety Plans

School, Board and community support programs

Contact with the pupils parent(s)/guardian(s)

Contact with the pupils other teachers

Oral reminders

Review of expectations

Written work assignment with a learning component

Volunteer service to the school community

Peer mentoring

Conflict mediation and resolution


Meeting with the pupils parent(s) / guardian(s), pupil, and principal

Referral to a community agency for counseling

Recess Detentions

Withdrawal of privileges

Withdrawal from class

Restitution for damages

Restorative practices

Out of School Suspension

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