MV Beattie Code of Conduct

MV Beattie Elementary Code of Conduct

This applies while at school, at school related activities, and in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on our school environment.

At MV Beattie we believe:

Respect Others and Accept Responsibility

In Reference to the BC Human Rights Code: MV Beattie Elementary School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination base on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment. The school will treat seriously behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code)

Discipline – For inappropriate behaviour

The progressive process starts in the classroom with an individual conversation or correction by the classroom teacher. If the behaviour continues, the classroom teacher will contact home and discuss the situation with the parent. Having tried the above procedures for behaviour management, the student will be referred to the school administration and be dealt with as follows:

First referral:

A talk with the Principal and office time out and referral sheet filled out by the student and teacher.

Second referral:

Parent involvement: Referral page signed by parent or phone call home by administration.

Third referral or more:

Possibly an in –School suspension. The student will have a different break and lunch break if on in-school suspension. Possibly a School Based Team meeting referral to develop a behaviour plan.

Each referral is dealt with on a case by case basis depending on type of referral. If a student has three good months in a row they can start back at # 1 if referred for inappropriate routine classroom behaviour. If the problems persist we will devise additional plans including conferences with parents in the evening, behaviour plans, out of school suspensions, classroom moves and referrals to an alternate school.

May include any of the following depending on circumstances

*Restitution Natural and logical consequences

Parent / Teacher / Principal / Student Meeting

In-school suspension / Out of school Suspension

School Based Team Meeting

Majors: These behaviors are immediately referred to the Principal.

Office Referral Form completed by student and/or staff. Attending adult notifies the Principal, verbally, as well.

Gather information via all sources including of course the student. An opportunity is provided for the student to take ownership.

A reminder to the student of the expected, appropriate behaviour.

Administration team determines with those involved (including the student and his/her parent/ guardian when appropriate) the course of action to best support the student and our mission statement.

Appropriate staff and home informed.

‘May’ include any of the following depending on circumstances:

*Restitution Natural and logical consequences

Parent / Teacher / Principal / Student Meeting

In-school suspension

Out of school Suspension

School Based Team Meeting referral

Suspended to District Hearing

Bottom Lines: Weapons

Defined as anything used, designed to be used or intended for use in causing death, injury or for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person.

Examples: Knives, Lighters, Laser Pens

Immediate Suspension and Potential Referral to District.

Drugs & Alcohol

Possession of or under the influence

Consequences:

up to 15 days for a first offense

up to 10 months for a second offence

Violence:

  • Violence is any mean word, look, sign, or act that hurts a person’s body, feelings, or things:
  • No one is entitled to use violence at our school
  • Violence is not tolerated
  • Harassment, intimidation, & bullying are violence

“Dangerous” defiance

Students are expected to follow directions from any adult in the school.

Stealing or vandalism

If it doesn’t belong to you leave it alone.

When students are referred to the office for “Bottom Line” rules, School District # 83 policy will be followed. Special consideration may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with this Code of Conduct due to having a disability of intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioural nature.

Special consideration may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with this Code of Conduct due to having a disability of intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioural nature.