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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
Every community needs rules. Ours are outlined in this Code of Conduct. These rules have been designed by teachers, parents and students to help create a climate of cooperation, academic excellence, respect and safety.
This environment allows the maximum opportunity to learn and to succeed. These expectations apply to behaviour at school, to and from school, during school-organized or sponsored activities, and behaviour beyond these times (including on-line behaviour) that negatively impacts the safe, caring or orderly environment of the school and/or student learning.
These expectations are also in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity and expression sexual orientation – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Discipline Procedures
In the event of a violation of our Code of Conduct, the staff will endeavour to act consistently by:

-- communicating with all individuals involved;

-- determining all of the facts; and

-- treating students with fairness and respect.

The staff recognizes that each incident must be dealt with on an individual basis, dependent upon severity, circumstance and history.  Every effort will be made to suit the consequence to the student and the situation.
Whenever possible, the student, with the assistance of the administrator, teacher, counsellor, and/or parent/guardian, will be involved in solving the problem.

Minor Infractions (Level One)
The classroom teacher, bus driver, or noon-hour supervisor will generally deal with minor infractions. If misbehaviour continues or increases, the supervisory staff may referral to the classroom teacher or administration.
Examples of the consequences that may result include a conference with the student, time out, an assignment, a verbal or written apology, service to the school, a phone call home, copy of behaviour report to parents, or conference with parents.
Repeated incidents of a minor nature will be handled as a moderate infraction to prevent further escalation.
  • Inappropriate body language or tone of voice    
  • Minor vandalism and misuse of washroom (requires cleaning)
  • Bringing inappropriate items to school (electronics, etc.)
  • Inappropriate physical contact (pushing, pinching, an unwelcome touch, etc.)
  • Lack of respect of others, environment and property
  • Inappropriate language
  • Unsafe conduct
  • Inappropriate attire
  • Tardiness

Moderate Infractions (Level Two)
A moderate infraction usually involves repeated minor infractions, a minor injury, or minor property damage. Parents are notified and a more serious consequence is assigned to assist the student in recognizing the need to make safer, wiser choices. Such consequences may include the loss of privileges, restitution, and/or suspension.
A suspension is the removal of a student's ability to attend regular classes. Suspensions may be definite (up to 10 days with readmission determined by the administration)~or indefinite (in excess of 10 days with readmission determined by the School District).
  • Repetitive level 1 behaviours  
  • Inappropriate use of computer   
  • Non compliance with adults      
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviour (minor)  
  • Inappropriate representation of school (on field trips, sports teams, towards a TOC, etc.)
  • Dangerous use of sticks and the throwing of rocks or snowballs
  • Bringing dangerous items to school (lighters, lasers, matches, etc.)
  • Dishonesty – Lying, cheating or stealing
  • Bullying (including continued teasing and put downs)
  • Misbehaviour during safety drills
  • Defiance to authority
Serious Infractions (Level Three)
A serious infraction usually involves a significant injury or threat of injury; possession of real or toy weapons; initiating a false alarm or bomb threat; smoking; possessing or consuming alcohol or drugs; fighting; theft; vandalism; or willful disobedience toward a staff member.
These infractions will be referred to the administration. Parents will be contacted to be informed of the disciplinary procedures. A suspension usually occurs as the result of a serious incident. The RCMP will be contacted if the incident is a criminal act and an indefinite suspension may be the result.
Such incidents will be dealt with in accordance with School Board Policy and Regulations on Discipline (455 & 455R).

As part of the corrective discipline process, a student may be suspended when student behaviour is judged to be in serious conflict with a safe and positive learning environment, or when the school's progressive interventions have failed to correct inappropriate behaviour, or when all other procedures have failed.
  • Chronic Level 1 & 2 behaviours (with intent)
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Destruction of property (vandalism)
  • Serious theft
  • Fighting or Violence / Threats
  • Leaving school grounds
  • Weapons
  • Inappropriate behaviour (major)
  • Truancy (deliberate)
  • Blatant defiance
  • Swearing at a staff member
  • Misuse of fire equipment
  • Fire starting
Parents and students are entitled to seek a review of any decision which significantly affects a student's education.
For information on the Central Okanagan School District's appeals procedure, contact the Secretary-Treasurer's office at 250-860-8888.

"Quigley Elementary Behaviour Matrix"
S=Safety        T=Togetherness          A=Achievement   R=Respect

All Settings
School grounds
Eating Time
Keep hands and feet to yourself
Be in class on time
Clean up and recycle
Walk while inside the building
Use all equipment
Play in designated
Walk bikes, skateboards, and
scooters while on
school grounds
Wheeled footwear can only be worn
while off of school grounds
Use fountains,
leaving bottles inside
All students should
line up at their designated door at bell time, unless invited in by a staff member
Wear proper clothes
and shoes
Walk on the right
Walk slowly
Wash hands with
soap and water
Dry hands
Keep washrooms
clean and tidy
Use facilities
Remain seated at
own desk
Eat your own food
Keep containers in      
the building

Listen and follow
Use equipment
A supervisor must
be present at all       
Use equipment as
Only visit approved
programs and
Treat others kindly     
and politely
Be helpful
Include others
Share equipment
Encourage others
Walk in line
Hands to yourself
Leave facilities clean  for others
Speak quietly
Interact positively

Respect others’
personal space
Include others in
Share knowledge and technical ability with other students (with teacher permission)

Come prepared to
Do your best
Take responsibility     
for your actions and learning
Try your best
Follow instructions

Move in a way that      
does not disrupt the learning of others
Be prompt
Eat healthy foods
Inform your teacher
if you don’t have a
Put in your best
Change quickly and quietly
Use your time and all programs to the best of your ability

Be respectful of        
others, the school,
and private property
Respect all     
supervisors and leave   the school grounds clean
Use a quiet voice
Hands off walls and displays
Respect the privacy of others
Use designated  
Eating lunch in class   is a privilege
Clean up after
Respect supervisors     and student monitors
Be aware of allergies
Play fairly and         
encourage others
Return equipment to appropriate place
Use only the    computer that has       been assigned to you
Hands off the   
computer screen