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Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy

I. Classroom Code of Rules
Each classroom has developed a code of rules for students to follow in their classrooms.

II. Earl Grey School Code of Rules
·  Be on time
·  Try your best
·  Do assignments
·  Be cooperative
·  Treat others politely
·  Keep from hurting anyone
·  Show respect for property

III. Possible Consequences if Students Do Not Follow Rules
·  Reminder to student to follow the rule
·  Warning about the possible consequences of not following rule
·  Change of student’s seat in the room
·  Time out given
·  Recess with others taken away
·  Extra job or task given to student
·  Parent is phoned
·  Detention is given (Students in Junior High who miss three  
   are suspended.)
·  Meeting with parent(s), teacher(s), and child
·  Student, teacher(s), and principal discuss the problem
·  Exclusion from an activity
·  Removal of privileges
·  In school suspension
·  Out of school suspension, which increases in time after 
   multiple offenses

IV. Considerations for Consequences
·  Consequences depend on many factors, including the severity    of the offense, the students’ history of misconduct, and the age of 
the student, etc.
·  Sometimes the consequences are natural. For example, a child who teases may not have many friends. If a child does not listen he or she may miss an important opportunity or get an assignment done incorrectly.

V. Goals of Consequences
·  For children to take responsibility for their actions
·  To help children learn from experience
·  To help children develop empathy for others
·  To implement and support school division policies
·  To create a safe learning environment for all students

VI. Respectful Behaviour is Expected of Staff, Students, and Family Members
The following are unacceptable:
·  Bullying of any kind
·  Threatening to harm anyone
·  Gang involvement
·  Possessing any kind of weapon
·  Discrimination (Human Rights Code)
·  Using, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol or    illicit drugs at school

Students and staff must follow school policies respecting the appropriate use of electronic mail and the Internet.

Our computers are to be used exclusively for educational purposes.

Cell phones are not allowed to be on during school time.​

VII. Parents’ Role

Parents can help by reinforcing the school’s Code of Conduct at home. They can provide positive role models and they can support the school’s discipline policies.

If parents would like to appeal disciplinary decisions, or if they have any questions or concerns, it is important to speak first with the person who disciplined your child. Most problems can be resolved at this level. If you are not satisfied, please contact the Principal, and every effort will be made to improve the situation. If you are still not satisfied, please contact the District Superintendent.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher(s) if you have any
questions, concerns, or compliments related to our Code of Conduct or
your child’s behaviour.
The important thing is for home and school to give one consistent message
regarding appropriate behaviour from children.

If a student leaves the classroom or school without permission, he or she is not permitted back without a parent. Similarly we have a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate language.

Please note that suspensions are given, in accordance with school division
policy, for violent actions done to others. We ask for your support in reducing and eliminating violent behaviour. It is the School Board’s policy to expel students who bring weapons to school or who seriously threaten the safety of staff or students.

VIII. Help Steps that We May Take if a Problem Occurs
·  Talk to students
·  Visit school counsellor
·  Reward positive behaviour
·  Re-examine student programming
·  Set up a homework book
·  Follow Second Step curriculum, (a program which teaches non-violent alternatives to solving problems)
·  Use Child Guidance Clinic services
·  Seek help from outside agencies
·  Engage in conflict mediation
·  Individualize behaviour plans for students
·  Chart positive behaviours
·  Use "Buddy systems"
·  Seek opportunities for enhancing positive self-esteem in child
·  Use Conflict Managers

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