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Code of Conduct

Sturgeon Public Virtual Academy: Interim Code of Student Conduct

(Adapted from AP900-Student Code of Conduct)
 
Sturgeon Public Virtual Academy recognizes its responsibility to maintain a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and working environment. In the interim of the school working together with students, parents/guardians, the school council and staff to develop a formal Code of Student Conduct, the following shall apply:

  1. Students and their parents/guardians, as partners in education, have the responsibility to:
    1. attend school regularly and punctually,
      1. For synchronous learning time, this means cameras are on when the teacher is talking or the class is discussing, and microphones are off unless actively speaking.
    2. ensure the student is ready to learn and actively engage in and diligently pursue the student’s education; including completion of assignments and homework,
    3. ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging,
    4. respect the rights of others in the school,
    5. refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school during the school day or by electronic means,
    6. be accountable to the student’s teachers and other school staff for the student’s conduct,
    7. fully cooperate with school authority and personnel authorized to provide educational programs and other services throughout the school day and during all school sponsored activities and beyond the hours of school operation if that behavior or conduct has a connection back to the school and a demonstrated detrimental impact on the welfare of individual students, and
    8. positively contribute to the student’s school and community
  2. Students will be held responsible and accountable to Sturgeon Public Virtual Academy for unacceptable behaviour whether it occurs during the school day or by electronic means.
  3. Beyond school hours students will be held responsible for unacceptable behaviour if that behaviour has a connection back to the school and has a demonstrated detrimental impact on the welfare of other students or staff.
  4. Consequences including intervention, suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion from school may be imposed when a student fails to meet the expectations for student conduct. 

Staff are committed to supporting students achieve this conduct by: 

  1. Help the student identify inappropriate behaviour(s)
  2. Help the student solve the problem(s) created by these behaviour(s)
  3. Respect  the student’s dignity.
  4. Share the Code of Conduct with students twice annually, in September and January.
  5. Make the Code of Conduct accessible to families by sending out electronically in September and posting on the school website for easy access. 

Factors such as age, grade, nature of the misbehaviour, degree of the situation, emotional stability, and past history will be considered when action is taken.
 

For further information email spva@sturgeon.ab.ca