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 Administrative Procedure 360.
Respect for Others
Students are expected to demonstrate respect for others, being tolerant of others, being cooperative with school staff, using appropriate language, observing safe practices, and being 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. This form of discipline is an individual journey, and will require more or less guidance on an ongoing basis.
Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards
All bikes, scooters and skateboards are 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, iPods, etc). Several of our classes are involved in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and students use these devices (typically iPads, Chromebooks or Laptops) 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.