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Code of Conduct


The Upper Canada District School Board Code of Conduct is based on the foundation of the Character Always initiative, and has been developed to promote and support respect, civility, responsible citizenship and to provide the framework for policies related to student discipline, bullying prevention, student and staff safety, respectful working and learning environments, and workplace harassment.

 Standards of Behaviour

  1. Respect, Civility, and Responsible Citizenship

All members of the school community must:

  1. Safety

    All members of the school community must not:

    • Engage in bullying behaviours

    • Commit sexual assault

    • Traffic weapons or illegal drugs

    • Give alcohol to a minor

    • Commit robbery

    • Be in possession of any weapon, including firearms

    • Use any object to threaten or intimidate another person 

  2. Cause injury to any person with an object

  3. Be in possession of, or be under the influence of, or provide others with alcohol or illegal drugs

  4. Inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person

  5. Engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias

  6. Commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or to property located on the premises of a school

  7. The Upper Canada District School Board will 

  8. Principals

    Principals provide leadership in the daily operation of a school by:

    • Demonstrating care for the school community and a commitment to academic excellence in a safe teaching and learning environment;

    • Holding everyone under their authority accountable for his or her behaviour and actions;

    • Empowering students to be positive leaders in the school and community;

    • Communicating regularly and meaningfully with all members of their school community. 

  9. Teachers and Other School Staff Members

    Under the leadership of Principals, teachers and other school staff members maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. As role models, teachers and school staff uphold these high standards when they:

    • Help students work to their full potential and develop their sense of self- worth;

    • Empower students to be positive leaders in their classrooms, school, and community;

    • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents;

    • Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students;

    • Demonstrate respect for all students, staff, parents, volunteers, and the members of the school community;

    • Prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship

  10. Students

    Students are treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others, and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour. Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:

    • Comes to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn;

    • Shows respect for himself or herself, for others, and for those in authority;

    • Refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others;

    • Follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions. 

  11. Parents

Parents play an important role in the education of their children, and can support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. Parents fulfil their role when they:

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