Code of Conduct

Respect for Self and Others

Every individual at school has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Appearance and behavior reflect good judgment and respect for self and others. Students are expected to be courteous and considerate in dealings with staff and other students. Failure to comply with the rules could result in the removal of a student from school.
Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when students:

  • Come to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn.
  • Show respect for themselves, for others, and for those in authority.
  • Refrain from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others.
  • Follow the established rules and take responsibility for their own actions.

The following behaviours are not acceptable:

  • Physical, verbal, written, electronic, sexual, or psychological abuse.
  • Bullying or intimidation.
  • Swearing or other inappropriate language.
  • Discrimination on the basis of race, culture, language, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or any other personal attribute.
  • Roughhousing in the halls, classes, or on school property.
Respect for Property
  • Students are expected to treat all school property with care and respect. Students who damage or destroy school property may be required to pay the full cost of repair or replacement. Police may be called.
  • Food and beverages are to be consumed in designated areas only.
  • Students are expected to dispose of their garbage in the available garbage containers.
  • Skateboards and bikes are not allowed in the school.
  • Students are responsible for taking care of their own personal belongings. The school assumes no responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen property.
Dress Code

Everyone is encouraged to make responsible decisions about wearing apparel. Students are expected to arrive at class dressed appropriately for the learning environment. Clothing should project a positive image and reflect an attitude of respect for self and others.

  • Clothing that promotes materials or themes which are demeaning to any racial, gender, culture or religious group is not permitted.
  • Clothing that would be considered gang related, or with offensive language/graphics, including drug, alcohol or tobacco promotion is not permitted.
  • Tube tops, muscle shirts, strapless tops or halter tops are not permitted.
  • Shoulders, chest, back and midriff must be covered.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.
  • Footwear is required at all times.
Scent Free Policy
The Thames Valley District School Board is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all individuals by promoting a fragrance free environment. Students and staff are asked to refrain from wearing scented products to school in consideration for those students and staff that have sensitivity or allergies to scented products.
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
  • The possession, distribution, and/or use of alcohol or illicit drugs are not permitted on school property.
  • Students that come to school under the influence of alcohol or drugs could be suspended from school.
  • Possession of illegal substances is a crime. Parents and/or police may be contacted.
  • Chewing tobacco and vapor/electronic cigarettes are not allowed on school property.
  • Smoke Free Ontario Act: Under provincial regulations smoking is prohibited on school property including inside and outside of the building. Smoking in your car on school property is also prohibited. An individual could be subject to a maximum fine of $5,000.00.
Attendance, Punctuality and Absences 
  • Good attendance and punctuality plays a significant role in student success at school.
  • Daily attendance and punctuality are expected. 
  • When a student has to leave during the school day or if they feel ill, they are to report to the office to sign out. A note or phone call from a parent/guardian is required to excuse a student from school who is under the age of 18. The parent/guardian will be asked to pick the student up from school.
  • School personnel are not allowed to dispense any form of medication.
Classroom Preparation

Students are expected to:

  • have notebooks, textbooks, and other materials that are required for their class;
  • be prepared for tests and examinations;
  • complete all required homework;
  • hand in assignments by the due dates; and
  • have cell phones turned off and not visible during class time without the teachers permission.

Homework

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Plagiarism 
  • Plagiarism is a serious offence that could result in significant academic consequences.
  • Students are expected to submit original work and to give credit to all research sources correctly and consistently. Failure to do so could result in a mark of zero on an assignment.
  • Cheating on tests is unacceptable behavior and could result in a mark of zero.

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