STUDENT CODE of CONDUCT
Myrtle Philip Community School (MPE) support and follow the guidelines set out in the Sea to Sky SD48 Board Policies: 502.1 Student Conduct and 502.2 School Code of Conduct.
MPE believes in the core values of:
These values are the foundation for our Code of Conduct.
- act respectfully toward others, ourselves and the environment
- conduct ourselves in a manner that will ensure the safety of ourselves and others
- arrive at school and to class on time, and ready to learn
- Act with honesty, always
- have all the materials necessary for learning, complete in-school work and homework assignments, and willingly participate in class activities
- Follow guidelines and expectations outside the building during recess, lunch time and waiting for the bus;
- remain within school boundaries
- cell phones and devices are off and away – this is social time away from technology
- food is eaten inside in classrooms
The following behaviors are contrary to MPE’s Core Values and Code of Conduct. They potentially put others at physical and emotional risk and are therefore unacceptable at all times. Students involved in these behaviors may be subject to a variety of disciplinary consequences including suspension from school.
- Physical violence, abuse, threats or harassment,
- Verbal abuse or threats toward others,
- Possession of a weapon,
- Use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
- Involvement in illegal activities,
- Theft or willful damage to school or personal property
Code of Conduct – Discipline Procedure
Any action deemed by any teacher to be more than a minor incident is to be recorded by the teacher and reported to parents. Any infraction deemed by any employee to need intervention by an administrator will be recorded on a student office referral form and filed with the administrative officer. If a student’s behavior is deemed to be of danger to themselves or others, or significantly impedes the learning or teaching environment in the classroom, the student should be removed from the classroom and sent to the administrative officer with the appropriate documentation.
When students are sent to an administrator in the school they can expect procedural fairness and due process including such actions as:
- Objective listening
- Problem solving approach
- Appropriate consequences *
- Restorative practice/process
- Parental involvement when needed
- Follow-up to ensure closure
- Full documentation
* This can mean up to and including suspension from school. It should also be recognized that behaviors that contravene our core values can warrant immediate suspension from school activities.
Bus passenger lists for each route are established in September. Guest riders are permitted if there is space on the bus. Guest riders must must attain a pass issued by the office to be given access to the bus. Misbehavior on the bus or waiting for the bus may result in loss of bus privilege. Please be familiar with the bus code. Copies of the code will sent home early in the school year.
Dismissal routines are expected to be maintained unless students bring a note indicating a change. If your child will be absent from school, please call the school, otherwise an email is sent to parents to inform them of the absence.
WHAT DO WE LOOK LIKE
We come to school presenting in a manner that reflects our core values as a school community (RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, CARING & HONESTY). We arrive each day at the school with the intent to achieve our best for ourselves and our fellow classmates.
Some key expectations:
- we come to school dressed in a manner that shows respect and is not offensive to others
- Hats are taken off inside the school (in the same manner and courtesy as at the dinner table).
- Electronic Equipment such as cell phones, IPods, IPads, and personal computers must be turned off and kept in students’ backpacks during the school day unless their use is directed by a teacher as a learning tool for an assignment. All technology should be turned off outside during recess and lunch time, as this is “social time” and is technology free.
REPORT OF STUDENT PROGRESS
Teachers write three formal student progress reports during the year (November, March and June), and a minimum of two informal reports/points of contact throughout the year.
* * Currently some of our Teachers are involved in a pilot reporting process that maintains three formal reporting dates but ongoing points of contact.
A number of techniques are employed for the assessment and evaluation of a student’s progress. That said, a student also has the right to discuss and advocate their needs with their teacher to find ways that best demonstrate their learning.
Parent/teacher conferences are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the teacher. Students are encouraged to attend conferences. Teachers, parents or students may initiate a conference at any time.