Code of Conduct

ORCAS school expects

SD79 Board policies regarding students :”Administrative Procedures – Students (300)

School Board Expectations

The Board requires that, in conformance with the School Act and Regulations, students participating in the Board’s educational programs are provided with an atmosphere which enables learning; supports a safe and protective environment; and allows equity of opportunity for growth for all involved.

· Violence, bullying, and harassment (physical, emotional, sexual, social, and/or verbal) will not be tolerated

· Retribution against a person who has reported incidents is unacceptable

· Follow Section 7 and 8 of the Human Rights Code which states that prohibited grounds for discrimination are race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age

The Board further requires that students participating in an educational program actively contribute to an environment which will enable learners to develop their individual potential and acquire the knowledge, skill, and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy society.

· Involvement with drugs or alcohol during school hours or at school sponsored activities is not permitted and those who possess, consume, or who are under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while they are under the jurisdiction of the school will be suspended immediately in accordance with School District Administrative Procedure 356. A parent or guardian will be notified

· Weapons of any kind are prohibited on school premises and at school sponsored activities

The Board further requires that all students be subject to this policy and the Board’s Code of Conduct for Students and the school’s rules while they are on school premises, going to and returning from school and at all school games and functions whenever and wherever they are held. This expectation does not imply or include liability on the part of the Board with regard to students going to and returning from school.


School officials have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the code of conduct. These parties may include staff, parents/guardians of a student offender, parents/guardians of a student victim, school district officials, police and/or other agencies as required by law.

Rising Expectations and Consequence

Disciplinary action, wherever possible, is restorative rather than punitive, and takes into consideration students with identified special needs. As students become older, more mature, and move through successive grades, there is an expectation of increased personal responsibility and self-discipline. Students who do not behave in a manner consistent with the ORCAS expectations can expect the following consequences:

· Reprimand

· Loss of privileges

· Participation in a conflict resolution and/or mediation

· Detention, service work, or other restitution

· In-school suspension

· Suspension from school for a period of one to five days

· Suspension from school for a period exceeding five days with a referral to the Board