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 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.
- 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
- Adhere to the personal device agreement.
- Attend school regularly; account for all absences
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- CRD by-laws prohibit smoking or vaping 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.
- Follow Section 7 and 8 of the Human Rights Code which states that prohibited grounds for discrimination are Race, Colour, Ancestry, Place of Origin, Religion, Marital Status, Family Status, Physical or Mental Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Age.
- 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.
- A student’s dress and appearance shall:
- be safe, appropriate and not interfere with the instructional process,
- include footwear at all times,
- not include items that are disrespectful to others race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability,
- not include logos that promote and/or endorse the use of controlled substances including but not limited to drugs, alcohol or tobacco,
- be free from logos that promote sexual promiscuity,
- not include offensive language.
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. Whenever possible and appropriate, consequences for breaches of the code are restorative in nature rather than punitive. Special consideration may apply to students who are unable to comply with expectations due to having an exceptionality on an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioral nature.
- 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.
Updated: September 2022