Proper behaviour by all students is essential for student safety and a climate in which learning can take place. As a staff, we endeavour to provide an environment where students are responsible, respectful, safe, and kind. We cannot tolerate behaviours, which disrupt this environment, and therefore we have developed procedures for dealing with students whose actions are not respectful, cooperative, or whose actions threaten their own safety or the safety of others.
Consequences and Procedures
Supervisors are to be giving warnings on the playground first. If the behaviour becomes inappropriate (extreme or repeated behaviour) a playground report is filled out and given to the Vice-Principal.
The Vice-Principal will keep a record of the reports received and the following consequences are followed in a six-week period:
1. First report: one lost recess for the student
2. Second Report: one day's recesses lost for the student
3. Third Report: two days' recesses lost for the student as well as a note summarizing playground problems sent home to parents.
4. Fourth Report: three days' recesses lost for the student and the Vice-Principal will set up a meeting with the classroom teacher, student, and Vice-Principal to develop a plan of action to avoid further problems.
5. Fifth Report: four days' recesses lost for the student.
The Vice-Principal (or Principal) may:
1. Place the student in a social skills development program, which takes place at recess. Under some circumstances with extreme behavior, a student may be placed in this program before the fifth report.
2. Contact the parents or guardians to come in for a meeting with the student, the classroom teacher, the Vice-Principal (and/or Principal), and the supervisors who reported the student. The object will be to develop a plan of action.
6. Further report: five days' recesses lost and student will be dealt with according to plan.
In cases of extreme behaviour, the student may be placed at any point in the process at the discretion of the Administration. Also, at the discretion of the Administration, the student may be given an In-School Suspension (1/2 day or more) or an Out of School Suspension (1/2 day or more).
If a student has not received a report in the past six weeks, a report is normally treated as a first report. This gives students an incentive for appropriate behavior.
Non-compliance with the Discipline Procedures will result in one or more of the following (at the discretion of the Principal and/or Vice-Principal):
1. further loss of recesses
2. detention (after school, recess, or over the noon hour)
3. in school suspension
4. not being allowed to return to school until a meeting of parents, the student, the School Social Worker, and Administration where the student presents his/her plan for appropriate behavior
5. out of school suspension