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School and Student Code of Conduct
Please open the attachment below to view or print a copy of our school's Code of Conduct brochure.  The brochure is also available at the school and is reproduced in the student planners.

DBES Code of conduct brochure.pdf

Our Code of Conduct, conforming  to Ministry guidelines, describes the expectations for student conduct in more detail.

Our Key Words:
       Appropriate behavior at Davis Bay Elementary centers around three key words and attitudes.  They are:  being  respectful,  being responsible  and being  safe.

Being Respectful:  Means:  to treat with deference, esteem, or honour; to avoid degrading or insulting, injuring or interfering others, and  to treat them with consideration, and refrain from offending or corrupting or tempting others.

Looks Like:
Being polite (Please, thank-you, excuse me, etc.)
Being kind
Being sensitive to how others are feeling
                                  - Taking care of personal and school property (texts, supplies, desks, etc.)
                                  - Putting litter in the garbage
                                  - Using appropriate voices and language (inside/outside voices, no swearing)
                                  - Staying out of other people’s personal space
                                  - Accepting differences in everyone’s abilities, opinions, ideas etc.
                                  - Following classroom rules
                                  - Wearing appropriate clothing
                                   Allowing others to speak and to be heard
                                  - Allowing others to learn
                                  - Taking turns
                                  - Recycling

Being Responsible:  Means:  to be morally accountable for your decisions;  to be reputable, respectable, and evidently  
trustworthy;  to see oneself as the primary cause in the result.  

                                Looks Like:     
                                 - Responding to requests
                                 - Participating and giving your best effort
                                      - Cooperating with others
                                     - Being willing to problem-solve
                                     - Being honest
                                     - Cleaning up after yourself
                                     - Reporting damage
                                     - Completing assignments and homework
                                     - Accepting consequences for actions
                                     - Being on time
                                     - Having appropriate supplies, texts and notebooks
                                     - Using the daily planner

Being Safe: Means: to be free from risks and danger, to be cautious

                      Looks like:
                       - Walking inside
                       - Using the playground equipment as it was designed
                       - Staying on school grounds and away from driveway
                       - Getting permission to leave school grounds and signing-out when you leave
                       - Throwing only balls and other appropriate gym equipment
                       - Avoiding horseplay and games that might be injurious
                       - Being silent during emergency situations
                       - Being aware of our anger and acting appropriately

        The formulation of school rules, classroom rules, and the recognition of positive choices, as well as the response to  poor choices, are  central to the living out of our key words.  They are also vital to a nurturing, safe and, for some students, a healing environment.
       It  is  the  function  of  our Code of Conduct to provide a  consistent, just process and  structure within which  all  students can learn.  By  providing  this structure and process, we enable our  students to be respectful,  responsible and safe.
       We understand that learning self-discipline is a lengthy process.  However, some behaviors demand a more serious consequence than others.  These include:
               - Physical, verbal (oral or written), sexual or psychological abuse or harassment
               - Bullying
               - Discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language, disability, or other attribute.
               - Fighting
               - Refusal  to comply with a reasonable staff request (defiance or intractability)
               - Possession of a weapon
               - Theft*
               - Vandalism*
               - Drugs/Drug Paraphernalia
               - Illegal Substances

    *Students and parents will be held responsible for the repair or replacement to any damage done to property in the
school environment (including desks, chairs, texts, school grounds and buses).

NOTE: Behaviors involving weapons, fire crackers, illegal substances, alcohol,  drugs or drug related apparatus at DBE will be dealt with very seriously and will include suspension and involvement of the RCMP.

    Student Concerns:
       We teach students a variety of ways in which they can resolve problems or concerns they may have.  These include:  walking away, using appropriate words, and seeking the assistance of an adult. We have staff on supervision at recess and lunch that students can go to for help.   [

I agree to stamp out bullying and all forms of violence.  I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy our school equally, feel safe, secure, cared for and respected.

By signing this pledge I agree to:
S upport and speak out for students who have been subjected to bullying.
T each by example treating, other students with respect and refuse to bully others.
O pen my eyes and be alert to all incidents of bullying and be a responsible bystander who is part of the solution.
P revent bullying by reporting any concerning behavior to an adult.


Last Modified: Aug 28, 2014