Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
At C.R. Judd we value a safe learning environment for our students.
Changes to Rainbow District School Board’s safe schools policies and procedures came into effect on February 1st, 2008 with the passing of Bill 212, the Education Amendment Act (Progressive Discipline and School Safety). The policy and procedures for suspension and expulsion have been revised. Two new policies and procedures have been created for bullying and progressive discipline. RDSB also has a new Code of Conduct, which replaces the Discipline Policy. With these new policies and procedures, school staff will continue to work respectfully and collaboratively with students and parents/guardians, using a progressive approach to discipline with school safety first and foremost.
It is the policy of the Rainbow District School Board that students, staff and community have the right to learn and to work in a healthy, non-threatening environment free from physical and psychological violence.
Progressive discipline is a whole-school approach that uses a variety of interventions, supports, and consequences to address inappropriate student behaviour and to build upon strategies that encourage positive behaviours. C.R. Judd’s discipline approach is consistent with guidelines set out in the Board’s Policy and Procedures document (P.6.14). An electronic version of this document can be viewed at http://www.rainbowschools.ca/students/support/POL6.14.pdf.
Our Discipline Policy for Elementary and Secondary Schools states that, “Every student has the right to an education without disruption, along with the equally important responsibility not to deny this right to any other student.”
In order to ensure that our schools remain a safe and orderly environment for everyone, the Board believes that it will be most effective if it works in cooperation with the Police Services and the Children’s Aid Society and other community agencies for children and youth.
In addition to collaboration, the Board will continue to develop preventative procedures and appropriate early intervention procedures. It will administer its Code of conduct, in accordance with the Education Act, Board Policies and Procedures, the Criminal Code and other appropriate legislation.
For more information on the Rainbow District School Board’s suspension and expulsion policies, please visit: www.rainbowschools.ca/boardroom/Policies/Pol6.06.pdf and/orhttp://www.rainbowschools.ca/boardroom/Policies/pol6.08.pdf
Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.
Students and staff are expected to report incidents of bullying to the principal, including any instances of cyber-bullying that may be taking place inside or outside of the school. The principal will address individual concerns about bullying through direct contact with the parties involved and through preventive programs identified by the Safe School Team. For more information about our school and board response to bullying, please visithttp://www.rainbowschools.ca/students/support/POL6.15.pdf.
School Safety and Student Conduct
C.R. Judd Public School believes that positive student behaviour is encouraged by a positive school culture.
Students are encouraged to make good decisions regarding their own behaviour and to respect the learning environment of their peers. Moreover, students are required to respect all adults in our building. Communication with parents about decision making around behaviour occurs through phone calls, notes home in students’ agendas, and sometimes through incident reports. We stress “Hands Off” behaviour and the use of conflict resolution strategies such as TALK, WALK, TELL, and the use of “I” messages. Your support is needed to create a safe learning environment for all members of the C.R. Judd team.
Our approach to promoting a positive school culture is guided by the Rainbow District School Board’s Code of Conduct. A hard copy of the Board’s Code of Conduct is provided to each family in September. An online version of this document can be viewed at http://www.rainbowschools.ca/students/discipline.php.
World Class Schools
“World Class Schools” is an initiative of the Rainbow District School Board.
The quality of interaction between the school, the parents and the community influences the future success of students of the Rainbow D.S.B. World class schools of the Rainbow D.S.B. fundamentally believe in the phrase “it takes a whole community to raise a child.” As a result, World Class Schools foster equal and accountable partnerships between parents, students, teachers, and principals.
World Class Expectations
In a World Class School you enter the building and see students engaged in their learning. The children are happy, confident and ready to work. The students respect each other and are on task!
World Class Students
- Value and recognize the importance of learning
- Demonstrate self-discipline in learning and behaviour
- Show pride and respect for self, others and the school community
- Are punctual and attend daily
- Are organized and prepared to take an active role in the learning process
- Recognize the importance of reading and read daily
- Complete all assignments on time with their best effort
- Assume responsibility for homework completion
- Are active and positive participants in school activities
- Accept responsibility for their actions
- Recognize and understand their role in the local and global communities
Expectations for World Class Teachers
In a World Class School teachers take their job seriously and work together. They enjoy the challenge of teaching. Teachers know that they are equal partners collaboration to assist each child achieve his/her potential.
World Class Teachers
- Value and model life long learning
- Know the curriculum and communicate expectations to students and parents
- Are approachable and have a positive relationship with students, colleagues, parents and community members
- Provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment in their classroom and school
- Design and implement effective and meaningful instructional and assessment strategies
- Challenge students to reach their potential and foster independent learning
- Are firm, fair and consistent with discipline
- Assist their students in recognizing and understanding their role in a local and global community.
Expectations for World Class Principals
In a World Class School, the principal is visible throughout the school and knows the students by name.
Each day is accepted as a new challenge for fostering a positive learning environment.
World Class Principals
- Value and model life-long learning
- Maintain firm, fair and consistent discipline
- Establish a positive rapport with students, staff, parents and the community
- Provide positive, effective leadership
- Supervise teachers and support them in their professional growth
- Are knowledgeable about curriculum
- Teach from time to time
- Demonstrate effective teaching strategies
- Provide a safe environment for students and staff
- Encourage and foster participation in the local and global communities.
Expectations for World Class Parents
Education Research consistently and convincingly demonstrates that student achievement is improved by positive parental involvement as a partner in education. Four important factors over which parents exercise direct authority which impact their child’s learning are:
- student attendance
- the variety of reading materials in the home
- homework completion
- monitoring media exposure e.g., television watching, video games and internet access
World Class Parents
- Value and model life-long learning
- Support and model respect for the schools, teachers and other staff
- Understand the curriculum and the importance of learning at home
- Are involved with School Council, the school and classroom activities
- Supervise daily homework and encourage good learning habits
- Ensure that their child attends school daily and arrives punctually
- Communicate regularly and constructively with their child’s teacher
- Provide for the physical and emotional well-being of their child
- Teach their child to accept responsibility for his/her actions
- Assist their child in recognizing and understanding his/her role in local and global communities