Onslow School Code of Conduct 2021/22
COVID 19: Rules and routines for respecting safety
Masks are required for all common areas: hallway, bathroom, entering and exiting building, and on school buses. Students repeatedly refusing to comply with the mask routine for common areas will follow the consequences outlined below under #2 and #3.
Sanitizing hands: on entry from arrival, recess, or lunchtime, including bathroom visit, students are expected to properly sanitize their hands. See #2 and #3 below for repeated and purposeful non-compliance.
Respecting personal space: as much as possible, students are required to remain at least one meter from each other and two meters from adults. Classes are considered a closed group and as such, students should remain with their peers from class at recess, lunch and in Day Care.
Bus transport: students are to sit with no more than two people per seat and preferably with family members where multiple students from the same family are on the same bus. Conventional and Generic consequences #2 and #3 will apply to students who are not respecting the routines on the bus.
OUR SCHOOL’S ANTI-BULLYING RULES
- We will not bully others.
- We will help students who are bullied.
- We will include students who are left out.
- If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and
an adult at home.
Classroom rules are established at the beginning of each year by the classroom teacher and the students.
General school rules are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Consequences for breaking rules can be:
- Natural or logical consequences e.g.
Rule: Not throwing litter in the school yard.
Natural consequence: Spending time cleaning the yard.
Rule: Arriving at class on time.
Natural consequence: Missing instruction and still being responsible for it.
Logical consequence: Staying in a recess/lunch to make up for lost time.
- Conventional consequences:
e.g. Phone call home
Time out in classroom or at the office
Loss of playtime
- Generic consequences:
c) Choosing – allow the child to choose the consequences that will best help him/her.
d) Suspension from school in consultation with parent(s)
e) Planning – the child writes an action plan for improved behaviour.
- Instructional consequences – the child practices his plan with the help of a
In Keeping with the Western Quebec School Board’s Safe School Policy, rude, abusive, and/or threatening behaviour towards the students or the staff will not be tolerated.
Conformément à la politique Sécurité dans les écoles et centres de la Commission scolaire Western Quebec, aucun comportement vulgaire, abusive, et / ou menaçant envers les élevés ou le personnel ne sera toléré.
Anti-bullying, Anti-violence Plan
Our ABAV plan, approved by the OES Governing Board in October, includes a corresponding school life and values orientation that identifies many values that we cultivate at the school: kindness, participation, active listening, organization, mutual respect, resilience, truth and many more. To help animate the values, students are invited to practice one of them each week. Certificates are given to students who consistently demonstrate the values we discuss at weekly assemblies. We are developing a values tree on which leaves with names + word of the week are posted. The tree will be visible in our central hallway and we hope to inspire the students to get their name on the tree. The ABAV Plan, therefore, is designed to provide a balance in the school between encouragement and enforcement of our expectations for student behavior.