Code of Conduct

Blueberry School Code of Conduct

Blueberry School Discipline Policy

At Blueberry School, we believe that students have the right to learn without interference; to participate without intimidation; to be treated with respect and to be safe and secure. Discipline is seen as an ongoing process rather than an event. Success is most likely to occur when home and school work together in the best interest of the child. Students are encouraged to make positive choices and are held accountable for their own behaviour.

Cooperation, mutual respect, and trust, create a positive school environment for growth and learning. Students found to not be following the expectations for behaviour will be held subject to the consequences outlined in Parkland School Division's Administrative Procedure 360.

Respect for Others

Students are expected to demonstrate respect for others, be tolerant of others, be cooperative with school staff, use appropriate language, observe safe practices and be accountable to all members of the school community. Harassment of others, in any form (whether in person or online), will not be tolerated.

Respect for Property

Students are expected to respect and care for the property of others. Damage, theft, or misuse of school or personal property will require the student to compensate in some way for the damage. Students are expected to assist in keeping our school a place to be proud of that is safe and clean.

Respect for Self

Students are expected to show respect towards themselves and their own property. No student in our school is old enough to legally purchase/possess/use tobacco, vapes, drugs or alcohol products. Students in possession and/or using these substances will be faced with suspension and possible expulsion.

Student Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in appropriate clothing when attending Blueberry School. Rather than trying to describe the things that they can’t wear, we are focusing on helping them to make appropriate choices that demonstrate respect for themselves and prepare students for the world of work. In the same way that discipline is an individual journey, conversations around appropriate dress code may require more or less guidance on an ongoing basis. Specific expectations regarding dress code can be found in our School Handbook.

Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards

All bikes, scooters and skateboards are expected to be locked and secured outside of the school on one of the racks provided. There are bike racks at the front of the school. Students are expected to bring a lock and secure their belongings during the day.

Electronics Policy (iPods, Cell Phones, etc.)

Many students come to school each day with personally owned devices (cell phones, wireless headphones, smartwatches, etc.). Several of our classes are involved in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and students use these devices (typically Chromebooks) throughout the day to complete their work. As part of the yearly registration process, all students using technology accept PSD’s Responsible Use of Technology Agreement.

Students using personally owned devices during the school day are expected to demonstrate respect and to follow the direction of staff (i.e. if a staff member asks a student to put a device away it is expected that they comply with this request). If the issue continues then the student can be sent down to the office to discuss it further with school administration. In some instances, families may be requested to retrieve the device from school on their child’s behalf.

Parkland School Division Code of Conduct

In Parkland School Division, all members of our school community are expected to promote and demonstrate respect, civility and responsible citizenship.

With these goals in mind, everyone must:

  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity.
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas and their opinions.
  • Acknowledge the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, at all times.
  • Take appropriate measures to help those in need.
  • Use non-violent means to resolve conflict.
  • Honour the role(s) of persons in positions of authority.
  • Show care and regard for school property and the property of others.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.

We are all models for the kinds of citizens we desire to be. We teach and learn by example.

The Division’s expectations for conduct are outlined in the following documents:

For more information on Blueberry School's policies, please see our School Handbook.