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Code of Conduct

Francois Lake Elementary School

Code of Conduct

The Purpose of our Code of Conduct is to provide a safe, caring and orderly environment.  Our expectations are that students will maintain an attitude that is cooperative, courteous and respectful.

At Francois Lake School

Take care of others – considerate of others' personal feelings and properties

  1. Being interested and curious
  2. Sharing ideas and solving problems together
  3. Planning ahead and planning with others
  4. Getting along with others
  5. Using language to resolve conflicts
  6. Managing powerful emotions
Waiting for a turn

Take care of ourselves – caring about your learning and yourself, including safety
  1. Taking safe physical challenges
  2. Using a number of strategies to reach a goal
  3. Remembering on purpose
  4. Being interested and curious
  5. Planning ahead and planning with others
  6. Managing powerful emotions
  7. Struggling through the hard parts to learn something new
Paying attention even when it's hard

Take care of this place – caring about your school and your environment
  1. Managing your belongings
  2. Cleaning up after yourself
  3. Putting garbage/recycling where it belongs
  4. Protecting school equipment
  5. Respecting animals and plants


As stated in Canada's Human Right Code: discrimination, especially in terms of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and age, is prohibited in our country, and in our school.  ​

Inappropriate behaviors can consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Rudeness, swearing
  • Fighting (or play fighting)
  • Lack of respect for others, teasing
  • Throwing objects (rocks, sticks, snowballs, playground woodchips, etc.)
  • Defiant behavior, insolence, refusing to respond to reasonable requests from school staff members
  • Running in the halls or classrooms
  • Unauthorized leaving of the school grounds
  • Littering


    Consequences will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, respecting individual rights, responsibilities, age and maturity; and be restorative rather than punitive in nature.

    *Consequences take into account the student's age, maturity, and special needs if any.  Special considerations may apply to students with special needs

    **All reasonable steps will be taken to prevent retaliation by any person against a student who has reported a breach of conduct.


    Inappropriate behaviors may have the following consequences - (level of consequences to increase with repeat incidents):
  • Review of expectations and a timeout
  • Review of expectations, and/or loss of privileges
  • Parents are informed
  • Meeting with the parents
  • Restorative service work
  • Short-term (in school or at home) suspension up to 5 days
  • Long-term suspension (over 5 days) or referral to district program
  • Consultation with police and/or fire department
  • Expulsion


    Safe & Caring School Environments…..

    are free from acts of:
  • Bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment and marginalization
  • Threat and intimidation
  • Violence in any form
  • Abuse in any form
  • Discrimination in any form including race, color, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ancestry or national origin
  • Retribution against a person who has reported incidents 

                      or misuse of:
  1. Cyberspace/Cell Phones/Electronic Devices/Computers – students are to be aware that they may be subject to discipline (or, if applicable, confiscation of personal property) for misuse of technology if it negatively impacts on the school environment.


    Forms of unacceptable conduct cited above are only some examples and not an all-inclusive list.


    Do Not Tolerate the Presence of…..
  • Theft and vandalism
  • Intoxicating and banned substances
  • Weapons or replica (toy) weapons and explosives
  • Intruders or trespassers – all visitors to the school must first report to the office



    As circumstances warrant, administrators have a responsibility to advise other parties following a behavior incident:
  • Parent of student exhibiting major behaviors (in every instance)
  • Parent of student on the receiving end (in every instance)
  • Assistant Superintendent, Safe Schools team member and/or other District Staff
  • Ministerial agencies and/or School Liaison Officer (Police)


The Board of Education believes that the responsibility for student discipline in school is shared among students, staff and parents. Students have a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of others and to become actively and productively involved in their own academic learning and social growth.

  • Educators are responsible for establishing a positive school climate in which structure, support and encouragement assist students in developing a sense of self-discipline, responsibility and positive relationships.
  • Parents are responsible for establishing a positive learning atmosphere in the home, knowing school policies and procedures, supporting the school in the enactment of these po​licies and procedures, and encouraging their children to understand and respect these policies and procedures.