Student HandbookOctober 2, 2023
Responsibilities and Expectations
At Weston everyone is apart of the Weston Hawks’ team. Being on this team means that students agree to be responsible, respectful, safe and MOST OF ALL kind! We SOAR into learning by being:
*OK to make mistakes (and learning from them)
*ALWAYS do their BEST (even when it gets hard)
*READY for learning
Student Rights and Responsibilities
As a HAWK student have the right to feel safe at school, to learn new things and be accepted for who they are.
They have the responsibility to come to school ready to learn every day, be respectful, responsible, safe and kind to themselves, others and to our community.
Guardians Rights and Responsibilities
Guardians have the right to be informed, feel welcomed and be involved in you child’s education
Guardians have the responsibly of making sure that your child attends school every day ready to learn as well as to actively engage in your child’s learning in partnership with the school community.
Staff Rights and Responsibilities
Staff have the right to feel safe, supported in learning and educating as well as work in a healthy environment.
Staff have the responsibly to provide a safe and positive environment for students to learn, be curious, make mistakes and be joyful all while encouraging parent and community involvement.
Community Rights and Responsibilities
Community has the right to be connected to the school community while being acknowledged for what they are providing.
Community has the responsibly to share resources and collaborate while encouraging a heathy involvement in partnership with Weston school.
*Be respectful of yourself, others, and the environment.
*Be responsible and cooperate with everyone.
*Be kind, inclusive, tolerant and understanding.
*Listen to adults.
Bullying, or abusing physically, sexually, or psychologically
- orally, in writing or otherwise - any person is unacceptable.
Discriminating unreasonably on the basis of ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender-determined characteristics, sexual orientation, marital/family status, source of income, political views or affiliation, physical or mental ability is in violation of the Manitoban Human Rights Code and is unacceptable.
Using, possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs at school is unacceptable.
Gang involvement will not be tolerated anywhere on Winnipeg School Division grounds.
Possessing a weapon (any object designed to be used in combat or any other item a person may use or intend to use as a weapon that is not normally used for that purpose) will not be tolerated.
Pupils and staff must adhere to The Winnipeg School Division’s policies respecting the appropriate use of electronic mail and the Internet, including the prohibition of material that the school has determined to be objectionable.
Appealing Disciplinary Decisions If parents have questions about or wish to appeal disciplinary decisions they are invited to speak to the adult who disciplined the child or the child’s teacher. If parents are not satisfied, please contact the school administration, and if still not satisfied contact the appropriate director followed by the superintendent.
Students’ Jobs Students will indicate their desire to be an active member of Weston School by doing two jobs each and every day: do their work and fix their mistakes.
Typically, students who have accidents do two things - they apologize immediately and help the other student involved. Most often accidents are corrected without assistance from adults. Students make mistakes based upon poor choices or impulsive behavior. When this occurs, students will be expected to take responsibility for their actions and participate in finding a solution. Some children are able to fix their mistakes independently, while others require adult (school staff or parents) assistance. Parents may make suggestions to their child at home, but only school staff should be approaching children on school grounds during the school day.
Consequences for Behavior
There may or may not be additional actions taken by the school staff when mistakes are made. Consequences depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, the student’s age and developmental level, the severity of the misconduct, the student’s history of misconduct, and the student’s ability to understand their actions. Consequences range from a warning, to parent/school conferences, to school suspension. Sometimes consequences are natural. For example, a student who teases may find that classmates do not want to play with him/her. The implications for not listening might be an assignment incorrectly done or a missed opportunity to participate in a school activity. Occasionally, with the assistance of an adult, children will resolve an issue at school to their satisfaction and subsequently parents expect more from the solution. If parents find themselves in this situation, please contact the adult who assisted the child for more information about the process used in determining the resolution.