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École KLO Middle School
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Code of Conduct

KLO Middle School Code of Conduct

The purpose of the KLO Code of Conduct is to maintain a safe, caring, and orderly environment for student learning. The Code of Conduct applies to any student:

     on school property

     in attendance at school or any school-sponsored activity

     whose behaviour at any time or place, including to and from school as well as online, has an effect on the school environment or student learning.


 

Expectations

The École KLO Middle School Code of Conduct promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the law. All participants in school business, activities or events shall conduct themselves in a manner that does not contravene the BC Human Rights Code and its basic principles of respect and fairness. No person shall discriminate against another based on race, colour, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation within the school environment or through the school system and its related function through publication or in accommodation, service or facility.

 

At École KLO Middle School, our students have a right to an education that enables them to become personally fulfilled and publicly useful. They also have a responsibility to comply with the school rules and with the Code of Conduct.

 

Students Right & Responsibilities

     Students have the right to learn & the responsibility to actively participate and be responsible learners.

     Students have the right to be respected & the responsibility to respect others (not to bully, tease, pick on, or harass others).

     Students have the right to be safe & the responsibility to behave in a safe manner and to protect the safety of others.

     Students have the right to privacy and security of personal space & the responsibility to respect the property and privacy of others (students, staff and community).

     Students have the right to use student equipment and property & the responsibility to use the equipment and property according to all applicable rules and with care and respect.

 

We recognize that most members of our school community conduct themselves in a positive and responsible manner.  From time to time, violations of the Code of Conduct will occur, and when these infrequent violations occur, parents/guardians will be contacted.  Violations of the Code of Conduct that are minor are dealt with in a variety of ways, including meetings with students, school staff and parents.

 

As students move through the grades in middle school there is a higher expectation of responsibility, therefore consequences for violations of the code of conduct may vary from grades 7 through 9.

 

Special considerations may apply to students with special needs if they are unable to comply with the Code of Conduct due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioral nature.

 

The following are examples of major and serious violations of the Code of Conduct and do not constitute an exhaustive list.


 

Major Offences

     repeat offender of minor offences

     willful disobedience

     entering into a power struggle with an adult

     inappropriate touching/language

     spitting/gleaking

     leaving campus without permission

     involvement as a witness or participating in a serious offence

     tampering with the property of others


 

Serious Offences

     pain or injury to another person (bullying, teasing, tripping, intimidating, harassing, pushing, swearing)

     The use of physical violence, verbal threats, bullying or any other forms of harassment (including sexual and racial) in or around the school

     The use of technology (cell phones, texting, internet, e-mail etc.) to bully, discriminate or harass another individual or group

     Bringing weapons or potentially dangerous items to school

     Causing a false fire alarm or tampering with fire extinguishers

     Being under the influence of, or in possession of, drugs including tobacco or alcohol , or drug paraphernalia, while at the school or at school functions

     Causing willful damage (vandalism) to school property, or the property of staff or students

     Willful disobedience of school staff

     The use of offensive language towards school staff or other students in or around the school

     The theft of school property or the property of others

     Truancy, or unexcused absences (includes leaving the school grounds without permission)

     Bomb threats

Possible Consequences for Violating the Code of Conduct

     attend a meeting with staff member(s) and in most cases, with parent(s) to discuss both a plan to improve behaviour and the consequence (parent will view a copy of reflection form that was completed by the student)

     complete an assignment (including any related worksheets, classroom sessions, counselling or referral to outside agencies)

     accept the consequence as agreed upon When appropriate, students are given the opportunity to make amends for their misbehaviour.

     definite or indefinite suspension

 

For the sake of the safety of the entire KLO Middle School community, students are encourage to report violations of the Code of Conduct to school staff. The staff will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation against a student who has reported a violation of the Code of Conduct.

 

This document is regularly revised in consultation with staff, parents and students.


 

To view a complete PDF version of the KLO Code of Conduct, follow this link.


 HANDBOOK-2016-17.pdf