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Shannon Lake Elementary
"Reaching New Heights"
Code of Conduct
   Shannon Lake Elementary School
β€œReaching New Heights”
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Code of Conduct:
Shannon Lake Elementary School students, staff and parents work together to provide a safe, caring and respectful community committed to lifelong learning.
         Our guidelines for all conduct within our learning community are:
    1:  Respect yourself         2:  Respect others          3:  Respect our school
Acceptable conduct demonstrates respect for self, others, and our school.  Our Code of Conduct is in effect at school, while going to and from school, and when representing our school in the neighbourhood and community.  Respectful conduct is recognized and celebrated at Shannon Lake Elementary.
Any behaviours that interfere with learning, or create unsafe conditions are considered disrespectful, and are unacceptable at Shannon Lake Elementary.  All students are expected to be responsible for their learning and for their behaviour.  As students progress through the grades in our school, they are expected to make more responsible choices about their behaviour, and to accept the consequences of those choices.

Consequences of unacceptable and disrespectful behaviour are consistent, fair, logical, and restorative.
-  Classroom level problem solving, action plan,and parents notified.
-  Principal / vice-principal problem solving, action plan, and parents notified.
- Consequences for serious offences may include suspension and will be dealt with according to School Board Policy and Regulations.  Parents will be fully notified at all levels of this process.
​Examples of respectful conduct include, but are
not limited to: 
​Examples of disrespectful and unacceptable conduct include, but are not limited to:
​Being on time and ready to learn ​Not taking responsibility for learning 
​Walking quietly in hallways ​Throwing dangerous items, including snowballs
​Appropriate washroom use ​Name calling or swearing
​Seated quietly for lunch ​Harassment or bullying
​Respectful language ​Threats or retaliation
​ Non-contact play ​Teasing or taunting
​Playing in designated areas only ​Defying reasonable requests made by teachers or adult supervisors
​Including and welcoming others
Being in school buildings unsupervised
​Sharing equipment and taking turns ​Leaving school grounds at any time without parent or teacher permission
​Leadership and sportsmanship ​Wearing clothing that advertises substances illegal for elementary students or uses inappropriate or suggestive language
​Removing hats in our building ​Vandalism of any kind
​Dressing appropriately and wearing shoes suitable for daily physical activity ​Possession of any kind of weapon
​Leaving gum and junk food at home ​Violence of any kind, including rough play
​Leaving personal electronics at home   ​
Rights and Responsibilities:
According to the B.C. Human Rights Code, we promote a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights.  All members of our learning community at Shannon Lake Elementary have the right to:
Be treated with kindness and caring...and the responsibility to treat others the same way.
Learn and work in a disruption free environment...and the responsibility to listen, ask questions, and learn and work without disrupting others.
Know what is expected from them at all times in every area of the school...and the responsibility to follow all expectations and enhance the image of our school.
Be protected from physical harm...and the responsibility not to physically harm yourself, or others,
Be protected from verbal abuse...and the responsibility to treat others with dignity, worth and respect.
Have their positive behaviour recognized...and the responsibility to praise and acknowledge others for appropriate behaviour.
Have their personal property protected...and the responsibility to respect the personal property of others and to accept their right to privacy.
SLE upholds and promotes the BC Human Rights Code – respecting the right of all those 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 or sexual orientation – in its school environment.