School Rules and Policies

Student Expectations Matrix

 

 
BE RESPECTFULL
BE RESPONSIBLE
BE SAFE
 
ARRIVAL/
DISMISSAL
-Treat other people’s belongings with care
-Follow directions of the teacher / staff on duty and in hallways
-Wait for your turn to enter or exit school
-Assist those who are in need
-Put belongings in appropriate area (classroom, hook, locker)
-Promptly enter the building upon hearing the bell and report to homeroom in a timely fashion
-Leave all electronic devices at home or turned off in locker
-Be ready to learn
-Sign in at office if you are arriving late
 
-Arrive no earlier than 7:40am when supervision begins; arrive no later than 8:05am
-Walkers should leave school ground at dismissal time and go straight home and bus students to their designated area
-Use sidewalks, crosswalks and follow school bus rules
-Enter / exit in a orderly manner (no running, hands off others)
-Keep hands, feet and hurtful comments to self
 
HALLWAY/
TRANSITION TIME
-Wait until you are dismissed by your teacher
-Wait in a straight line against the wall until you are invited into the classroom
-Quiet in the hallways
-Middle School students sign out and take hall pass before leaving classroom
-Pick up any litter you see
-Report any incidents of hallway hurtful behaviors to your teacher
-Keep hands to self
-Walk in a straight line facing forward
-Obey student traffic laws
-Stay to the right
 
CLASSROOM
-Be polite
-Be a good listener
-Work quietly
-Use quiet voices
-Address adults and peers appropriately
-Be tolerant and patient
-Be helpful
-Follow directions
-Include everyone
-Share
-One person speaks at a time
-Raise your hand to speak
-Use manners
-Middle School students sign out before leaving classroom
-Be prepared
-Follow classroom rules
-Be a problem solver
-Take care of desk, classroom supplies and belongings
-Place chairs on the desk at the end of the day
-Clean up classroom
-Follow instructions
-Complete assignments
-Use time well
-Walk at all times
-Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
-Keep items off floor
-Use equipment properly
-Keep chairs on floor
-Keep your area clean
-Wear proper footwear
-Eat only your own food
 
BATHROOM/
CHANGING ROOM
-Indoor voice
-Always respectful to fellow Falcons
-Wash hands
-Keep washroom clean
-Report anything out of place
-Place trash in garbage can
-Keep water in sink and toilet
-Keep feet on the floor
-Use facilities appropriately
-Report unsafe behavior and conditions
-One child per stall
-Go right back to class
 
CAFETERIA/
SOCIAL CLUB
-Keep facilities clean
-Follow adult directions
-Use quiet voices
-Share space and equipment
-Be cooperative
-Respect space and equipment
-School property stays in place
-Keep hands and feet to yourself
-Use games or equipment as intended
-Stay seated
-Eat only your food (no sharing – allergies)
 
 
 
LIBRARIES
-Use appropriate tone of voice
-Treat books and equipment with care
-Be aware of those working around you and respect personal space
-Return books on time
-Follow sign-out procedure
-Use equipment for its intended purpose
-Leave area clean
-Know your purpose and have the required materials
-Sit properly
-Place chairs on tables when finished
-Move in an orderly manner
 
ASSEMBLIES/
PRESENTATIONS
-Be a good listener
-Sit flat so others can see
-Listen quietly to the presenter
-Politely clap at conclusion (CLAP, CLAP)
-Show appreciation in an appropriate manner
-Use manners
-Follow directions
-Use polite applause
-Sit quietly
-Follow directions from adult in charge
-Line up quietly
-Enter / exit quietly
-Walk at all times
-Keep hands and feet to yourself
-Stay seated during presentation
-Keep a center aisle open
-Remain seated in a row until dismissed by your teacher
-Ascent and descent bleachers carefully and calmly
 
PLAYGROUND
-Share equipment
-Apologize for accidents
-Follow the directions of teachers and EA’s
-Follow equipment rules
-Take turns
-Line up calmly when recess ends
-Know your limits (*strength)
-Understand the dangers
-Be patient while waiting to use equipment
-Keep your hands to yourself
MUSIC/ART
ROOM/TECH/GYM
-Respect equipment (do not abuse)
-Be responsible for each other
-Work in groups or by yourself, as requested
-Keep hands and feet and equipment to yourself
OFFICE
-Enter quietly with permission
-Wait patiently
-Use phone pass for appropriate reasons
-Walk to and from the office
 
 
 

 

 

LEVEL 1

Behaviors that:
Primarily impact the student
Do not require administrator involvement
Do not significantly interfere with the educational environment
Do not appear chronic
 
Behaviors may include:
Consequences may include:
Not prepared
Not following directions
Off task
Not doing class work
Damaging materials
Not in designated area(hide in washroom, leaving class)
PDA (public display of affection)
Name calling
Raising your voice at people
Nudging, tapping, rough play
Not keeping hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Ridiculing
Foul language
Dress code violation
Throwing snowballs
Being on the snow hill
In the ditch or other out of bounds areas
Other
Reflection Hall
Timeout in room
Note home
Moving seat
Loss of privileges
Restitution
Doesn’t earn school-wide reward
Problem solving discussion
Re-teach/practice expectation
Step Warning (Middle School)
 

 

LEVEL 2
 
Behaviors that:
Interfere with the educational environment
Put others at risk or harm
May require administrator involvement
Are Chronic Level 1 Behaviors
Behaviors may include:
Consequences may include:
Disrespect to adults or peers (talking back, gestures, etc.)
Leaving assigned area without permission
Inappropriate language/noises
Throwing things
Cheating
Lying
Vandalism/destruction/minor theft
Chronic tardiness
Other
Parent contact
Problem solving worksheet
Send discipline note home
Lunch detention
Loss of privileges
Time out in another teacher’s room
Restitution
Re-teach/practice expectation
Team meeting with student
Referral to Educational Support Services Team
Placement on Step (Middle School)
Reflection Hall
 
 
LEVEL 3
 
Behaviors that:
Violate policy 703 (section 6.3 and/or 6.4)
Are Chronic Level 2 Behaviors
Require administrative involvement
Behaviors may include:
Consequences may include:
Actions that cause physical harm
Having or using Weapons
Having or using Drugs
Major theft/Major vandalism
Bullying
Inappropriate abusive or discriminatory language
Leaving the building without permission
Verbal/nonverbal intimidation
Inappropriate touch/language
Spitting
Other behaviors that may be deemed unsafe/illegal
Racial slurs
Threats
Parent/student/principal conference
District referral
ISS (in school suspension)
OSS (out of school suspension-last resort)
Loss of privilege (not allowed attending after school act.)
Possible referral to Systems of Care (SD, School Psych, Mental Health, SSE)
Restitution
Report filed with Police
Consultation with Community Police Officer
Threat Assessment
 
Falcon Dress Code
 
Students are expected to follow the dress code. Students who are not following dress code will be asked to comply or go home to put on appropriate clothing.
1. No exposed midriffs.
2. Straps on tops must cover bra straps (two finger width as a guide).
3. No hats, bandannas or other headgear. (Hats are permitted at dances and designated Hat Day Events).
4. No clothing with logos or pictures with vulgarity, profanity, alcohol, drugs, sex, violence or hatred.
5. No low cut tops, halter tops, backless tops, or tube tops.
6. No exposed underwear.
8. Length of skirts, dresses, and shorts must be appropriate in appearance for school (mid thigh in length). Spandex shorts under short shorts or skirts is not acceptable.
9. No low hanging pants with underwear exposed.
10. Footwear will be appropriate for a school environment. Indoor shoes needed.
Please Note: This policy applies to any school related or sponsored activity (afterschool, co-curricular, extra-curricular)
 
NFS ELECTRONICS POLICY
 
This policy is intended to support the Positive Learning Environment policy. The NFS standard and expectation regarding the use of cell phones and other electronic devices is that use is prohibited while on school property. Cell phones, etc. must be off and in the student’s locker during the instructional day that ends at 2:30 when the bell rings for dismissal.
 
They should be used minimally outside the instructional day (dances, sporting events etc.). If at any time a student needs to contact his/her parents or vice-versa, the student phone at the office may be used.  Electronic devices include cell phones, camera phones, MP3 players, or such other electronic device that disrupts the positive learning environment. Such devices as Kobos or e-readers without data plans are permitted.
 
The use of electronic devices during the instructional day may:
·         detract from school safety and crisis preparedness;
·         infringe on privacy legislation;
·         contribute to bullying or harassment via inappropriate or unwelcome text messaging, inappropriate content posted on social media
·         contribute to cheating;
·         contribute to inappropriate socializing during class time via text messaging and social networking.
·         facilitate illegal activity.
 
NFS Administration and staff believe that maintaining the integrity of the learning environment is a priority, and that the use of cell phones and/or electronic devices might detract from that priority.
 
Disciplinary Action in Cases of Non Compliance:
 
First incident:
• Teacher confiscates cell phone or other electronic device and delivers it to the school office.
• The cell phone or other electronic device is returned to the student at the end of the day.
• The parents/guardians is/are informed with a conduct report.
 
Subsequent incidents:
• Teacher/Administrator confiscates cell phone or other electronic device and delivers to the school office.
• Parents/Guardians are contacted to discuss the issue.
• Further disciplinary measures may result depending on the circumstances.
• Parents/Guardians must come in and pick up the cell phone or other electronic device.
• Further defiance or violations of this policy could result in a Warning of Suspension or a Suspension from school.
 
LOCKERS
 
·Lockers are provided for each student in the middle school.
·All locks are the responsibility of students.
·All lockers must be locked with a combination lock provide by the school (rental fee). Combinations are kept on file by the homeroom teacher.
·No decals or stickers are to be put on the locker walls or doors.
·All textbooks, notebooks, and anything of value should be kept in the lockers. Students are responsible for their texts and may be required to pay for lost/damaged texts.
 
SCHOOL BUS TRAVEL
 
While traveling on the bus, students are under the supervision of the bus driver. They should be courteous to each other and to the driver.  Students should observe and follow the expectations outlined by the Department of Education:
 
  • Be on time and never stand in the street or highway while waiting for the school bus
  • Be absolutely quiet while the bus is approaching and crossing a railway.
  • Pupils shall be picked up and discharged only at bus stops approved by Anglophone East School District.
  • Students are not permitted to get off at another stop or take another bus unless approved by transportation.
  • Obey the driver promptly and avoid an unnecessary conversation with him while the bus is in motion.
  • Do not cross the road behind the bus. Crossings are to be made in front of the bus, not nearer than 10 feet and only after looking both in directions.
  • Occupy seats assigned by the driver or other school official.
  • Obtain approval of the driver to open the Emergency Door or bus windows. Do not throw anything out of the windows or extend hands, arms or legs through the opening.
  • Do not throw refuse on floor of bus and help the driver to keep the bus sanitary.
  • Eating or drinking is not permitted on a school bus.
  • Be courteous to the driver and fellow passengers. Rough or boisterous conduct will not be permitted on the bus.
  • In case of any road emergency, remain seated in the bus until ordered to vacate.
  • Willful damage to the bus must be paid for by the offender.
  • Remain seated until you have reached your destination.
  • Refusal of students to follow these simple rules could lead to short or long term suspension from bus transportation and/or school.
 
SCHOOL SCENT-FREE POLICY
 
All schools in Anglophone East School District are scent-free buildings. Signs are posted throughout buildings as a reminder to all who enter the building. Students/staff/visitors should be conscious of the sensitivities others may have when exposed to scented products.
 
ALLERGIES AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
 
Parents and students should be aware of communicable health concerns such as head lice, pink eye etc. For many communicable diseases there are school exclusionary periods. Please keep the school informed and keep your child home for the appropriate recovery period often recommended by a physician.
 
We are also concerned about children with severe allergies to substances such as peanuts or latex. As such, we are a nut free school as a safeguard. Please ensure that the school has the necessary information in regards to epi-pen use, emergency procedures etc. in accordance with Policy 704 Health Support Services.