The purpose of our Code of Conduct is to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. At South Kelowna Elementary, we promote the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity and expression, sex or sexual orientation. South Kelowna Elementary students are expected to exhibit a commitment to learning, to achieving success, and to being positive citizens within their community. We have guidelines for behaviour which are based around the key words respect and kindness.
* Aim for academic success.
* Be prepared, organized and attentive.
* Complete all class and homework on time and to the best of your ability.
* Be honest.
* Reflect a positive attitude by attending school regularly and dressing appropriately.
* Take care of yourself. *Make healthy choices.
Say NO! to alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
* Treat others with kindness and courtesy.
* Use good manners at all times.
* Show cooperation in class so that others may learn.
* Play safely, include others, and show good sportsmanship.
Say NO! to violence and harassment.
The School Act states that students may be disciplined for violations of the Code of Conduct:
going to and from school,
while attending events and functions as representatives of the school (e.g. field trips, sports events, community activities).
beyond the above mentioned times (including on-line/ Internet behavior) that negatively impacts or disrupts the safe and orderly environment of the school.
Responsible Student Use of Personal Technology Devices, School Technology, and District Networks
The purpose of using network services and digital technologies while in educational settings is to engage in responsible educational activities. Therefore, the use of personal technology devices, school technologies, and district network services requires students to abide by the school’s Code of Conduct and procedures, as well as Central Okanagan Public Schools Policy 486: Student Use of Network Services and Digital Technologies.
Some examples of responsible use with district and personal devices include the following:
Act responsibly when accessing technology and district networks, including the Internet in their school.
Use technology equipment and property according to all applicable rules and with care and respect.
Engage in appropriate use as directed by school staff.
Respect the safety and privacy of self and others and do not provide personal contact information about themselves or other students.
Treat others with respect and kindness when using digital devices and network services.
Respect resource limits of the network services and do not engage in activities that jeopardize the integrity, security or performance of the network.
Understand the importance of privacy and security and take all reasonable precautions when accessing network services and digital technologies.
The use of Personal Technology Devices, School Technology, and District Networks is a privilege and usage may be revoked at any time for inappropriate conduct. Schools will not be held responsible for any misplaced, lost, stolen, or broken items brought to school by students. Use of network services and digital technologies which violate the terms outlined in policy and/or the School's Code of Conduct may result in serious consequences including definite or indefinite suspensions and/or police intervention.