Our Student Code of Conduct exists to ensure that each student and staff member has access to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
The Code of Conduct ensures that our school promotes a culture of wellness that:
Establishes and maintains a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment for all students, staff, families and the greater community;
Establishes and maintains an appropriate balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities in the school community;
Establishes and publishes expectations for student behavior while at school, at a school-related activity, or while engaging in an activity at any time that may have an impact on others in the school;
Ensures that healthy environments exist in all schools that are free from fear, discrimination and harassment while promoting inclusive strategies to ensure that every student is treated with respect and dignity.
Parkland School Division is a place where exploration, creativity and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams.
In keeping with a commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in Parkland School Division everyone is accepted and experiences a sense of belonging. The Division supports the endeavors of staff, students, parents and the community to promote positive student behavior and conduct throughout our community of schools.
Expectations for Students
Prescott Learning Centre students are expected to demonstrate:
- Respect for Themselves
- Respect for Others
- Respect for the Space
These expectations apply to and from the school, during the school day, as well as by electronic means. These also include both on-campus and off-campus activities (including, but not limited to, field trips and sporting events).
Students are expected to show this respect by:
- Attending class and being prepared for learning
- Dressing in a respectful manner that is appropriate for a learning environment of mixed ages (refraining from wearing clothing that depicts or references profanity, alcohol/drug use, or sexually suggestive expressions or actions)
- Using appropriate and respectful language
- Following school and classroom rules
- Cooperating with and following directions of staff members
- Acting in a safe manner which does not threaten the safety of students or staff
- Remaining on school property during the school day, unless excused and signed out
- Showing consideration for personal and school property
- Helping to preserve the natural environment
- Reporting instances of bullying and refraining from bullying behaviours, whether in-person or online
Students are expected to dress in appropriate clothing when attending Prescott. Rather than trying to describe the things that they can’t wear, we are focusing on helping them to make appropriate choices that demonstrate respect for themselves. In the same way that discipline is an individual journey, each student's dress will require more or less guidance on an ongoing basis.
Closed Campus Expectations
Students are to remain on campus during the school day, unless signed out by a guardian, from the time the arrive until dismissal at the end of the day. Students in Grades 4-9 who have signed permission are permitted to go home for lunch. Students are not permitted to go to the store or to other students' houses during the lunch break.
Technology/Internet Use Expectations
All Parkland School Division schools have instituted a Responsible Use of Technology Agreement. A copy of the agreement must be signed by each student in order to access computer technology in the school. In the event that there is a breach in the agreement (i.e. downloading software/files, viewing/searching for inappropriate material, or any other misuse/vandalism of the technologies) students may lose access privileges to computers/internet at the discretion of the school administration.
Our school welcomes the use of personal technology devices to enhance learning. All other use is at the discretion of the teacher and/or office administration.
On The Court
By joining the team, a commitment has been made to attend practice and games and display good sportsmanship. Coaches will be notified of lates or absences for a practice or game in person, by email or by phone as early as possible. Messages will not be sent with a teammate to the coach.
Members of teams will try their best to help their team, work hard and be supportive, whether or not they are in the starting lineup.
Members of teams will try their best, win or lose. Winning is the goal of games, but losing teaches valuable lessons too. It helps us know what we need to work on and helps us deal with setbacks later in life.
Injured players will still attend games and practices to learn with and support their teammates.
Members of teams will refrain from the use of inappropriate language at all times. They will not sound angry or frustrated when advising teammates during games.
Members of teams will help a teammate who is angry (e.g. at teammates, referees or coaches) to calm down.
Members of teams will show respect to game officials, coaches, opponents and spectators. In general, they will be intense playing the game, but stay in control of their emotions.
Off the Court
Members of teams will be respectful to staff, students and the environment at all times.
Members of teams will follow school expectations at all times.
Members of teams will work hard to complete all assignments and homework.
Members of teams will not disrupt the learning of others in class.
Members of teams will attend all classes and be on time for school.
Students will be held accountable for conduct that occurs outside of the school building or school day and/or that occurs electronically, if the conduct negatively affects a member of the school or interferes with the school environment. These behaviours may result in school-based consequences.
Unacceptable student behaviours include, but are not limited to:
- Behaviours that interfere with the learning of others and/or the school environment
- Behaviours that create unsafe conditions for staff or students
- Acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation
- Physical violence
- Retribution against any person in the school who has intervened to prevent or report bullying or any other incident or safety concern
- Illegal activity such as:
- Possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances
- Possession or use of weapons
- Theft or damage to property
Learning shall be the foundation and primary consideration of any disciplinary action.
Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Problem solving, monitoring, or reviewing behavior expectations with student
- Parental involvement
- Referral to provincial attendance board
- Removal of privileges (such as membership on sports teams)
- Detention of student
- Implementation of an in-school short term opportunity placement involving an out-of-class learning opportunity
- Behavioral contract with student
- Restitution, where the Division may seek restitution for damage to Division property
- Suspension from riding the school bus
- Suspension from school
- Involvement of police
- Expulsion from school (by the Board upon recommendation of the Principal)