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Mt Sentinel Secondary School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Conduct Expectations

Acceptable Conduct - students are expected to conduct themselves at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function in a manner that is consistent with the following:

  • respect self, others and the school
  • fully participate in all learning activities
  • support classroom learning
  • help make the school a safe, caring, orderly place
  • dress in a manner that is appropriate to the workplace
  • use appropriate language at all times
  • inform an adult in the building of any incident of bullying, harassment or intimidation
  • attend all classes, unless with a valid excuse

Unacceptable Conduct – the following are examples of conduct which will not be tolerated at any time. This is a list of examples, and is not an all-inclusive list.

  • any act deemed illegal, including: possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances
  • theft or damage to property
  • any act of bullying, harassment, intimidation, or physical violence (face-to-face and/or online)
  • retribution against a person who has reported an incident
  • any behavior that interferes with the learning of others

The school will treat seriously behavior or communication that discriminates based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code).

It is expected that students will demonstrate increasing degrees of personal and social responsibility as they move through the grades.

Consequences

  • consequences will be fair, reasonable, consistent and progressive
  • they will be preventative and restorative, rather than punitive (wherever appropriate)

Notification

  • the incident and consequence will be explained clearly to the student
  • parents will be notified of any serious or chronic breach of conduct
  • School District Officials will be notified as required in District policy
  • Police or other agencies will be notified as required by law
  • all serious incidents will be recorded for future reference

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