Code of Conduct

Reynolds Secondary School Code of Conduct

The Three R’s (Respect/Responsibility/Relationships) provides for a safe and caring school community. It is expected that all members of the Reynolds’ School Community will abide by the BC Human Rights Code by promoting a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights. At no time will a member of the school community be subject to discriminatory publications or discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

The code of conduct applies to all students while under the supervision of the school. Students who conduct themselves away from school in a manner that potentially creates a negative effect on the learning environment may also be subject to discipline.

RESPECT

  • Behave in a manner that ensures the health, safety, and well-being of yourself and others
  • Treat others with respect both at school and in the community
  • Use polite language
  • Dress in a fashion that is appropriate to school

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Attend school regularly; account for all absences
  • Attend Learning over Lunch (LOL) and The Learning Centre(TLC)  when directed
  • Arrive to class on time with all the necessary materials
  • Behave in a manner that respects the learning environment
  • Drive with due care and attention; park in designated areas
  • Adhere to individual classroom rules and all school, district, and  community rules and expectations
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility in maintaining the physical  environment of the school; keep our school clean.
  • Inform a “tellable” adult in a timely manner of incidents of bullying,  harassment or intimidation

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Build and sustain healthy relationships within the school and with the  community
  • Represent Reynolds Secondary in a positive manner at all times
  • Solve problems in peaceful ways
  • Respect the rights and property of others

SCHOOL RULES

  • Violence, bullying, and harassment (physical, emotional, sexual, social and/or verbal) will not be tolerated.
  • Retribution against a person who has reported incidents is unacceptable and all reasonable steps will be taken to prevent this by the School Board  and / or its agents.Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria, BC August 2012
  • CRD by-laws prohibit smoking on school property; students are not  permitted to smoke in view of the school or in areas that interfere with  pedestrian, cycling or vehicular traffic.
  • Involvement with drugs or alcohol during school hours or at school  sponsored activities is not permitted.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited on school premises and at school  sponsored activities.
  • Visits to other schools during the school day including lunch hour, breaks,  and study blocks are not permitted.
  • Students are expected to give proper attention to personal appearance and to dress appropriately for school and school functions.
  • A student’s dress and appearance shall:
  1. be safe, appropriate and not interfere with the instructional process,
  2. include footwear at all times,
  3. not include items that are disrespectful to others race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender orientation, or disability,
  4. not include logos that promote and/or endorse the use of
  5. controlled substances including but not limited to drugs, alcohol or  tobacco,
  6. be free from logos that promote sexual promiscuity.

CONSEQUENCES

Students who do not behave in a manner consistent with the 3 R’s may expect the following consequences. The severity of the offence and maturity of the student will be considered in determining the appropriate consequence.

  • Assignment of detention
  • Assignment of school service time or other acts of restitution
  • Participation in conflict resolution and/or mediation
  • An opportunity to change or cover up inappropriate clothing
  • In-school suspension
  • Suspension from school for a period of one to five days, or
  • Suspension from school for a period exceeding five days with a referral to  School District #61 Principals’ Review Committee

Parents/guardians will be notified of all serious and/or repetitive breaches of the code of conduct.