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Code of Conduct

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT 

 


In order to create a safe Christian environment in which each child can reach his/her potential the following Code of Conduct has been established.  The ultimate goal of this code is that students develop self-discipline.  Rules have been established and will be enforced.  Good behavior will be reinforced and inappropriate behavior will have its consequences.

A St. Christopher student is expected to:

  • Behave in a proper Christian, courteous and cooperative manner

  • Exhibit Gospel values and Catholic teachings

  • Respect self and others

  • Work cooperatively with others

  • Resolve conflicts peacefully, respectfully and ethically

  • Be courteous and responsive to faculty, staff members, all adult supervisors

  • Listen to and follow directions of teachers, staff and supervisors

  • Respect school property

  • Fulfill all academic requirements of their grade

  • Follow the school dress code

  • Comply with all classroom rules

  • Inform adults of any inappropriate actions

General rules of discipline prohibit the following:

  • Fighting and any other type of improper physical contact

  • Marring or defacing school property

  • Possession of drugs, alcohol or weapons of any kind

  • Language or actions that show disrespect for authority or that are demeaning, prejudicial or insulting

  • Controlling or intimidating others through words or actions

  • Using cell phones, (if a cell phone is brought to school, it must be turned off and kept in a backpack)

  • Leaving the school property during school hours ( this means any time after a student’s arrival whether a busser or a walker)

  • Personal display of affection

  • Toy weapons are not permitted in school, including during school, and in the Before and/or After School Program

Unacceptable behavior will have consequences that are age appropriate.


The educational relationship between the school and a student is also an educational relationship with a student’s parents.  Where, in the discretion of the school, the behavior or conduct of a parent is of such an uncooperative, destructive or disruptive nature that the ability of the school to manage the student’s parents is significantly impaired, a parent may be required to withdraw his/her child or children from the school.  (Diocesan Handbook)


Grades K-4

Consequences

        1. Verbal warning

        2. Lunch detention

             This detention is for students who do not comply with classroom or school rules or do not respond to other     

             punishments.      

.        4. Loss of privileges – including exclusion from field trips and other special events

        5. Suspension






Grades 5-8

Consequences for students in these grades will include the following:

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3 warning slips = 1 demerit

3 lunch detentions = 1 demerit

3 demerits = 1 detention

3 detentions = 1 suspension


Lunch time detention is warranted if a student does not complete a homework assignment or is unprepared for class.  A demerit will be given for 3 Lunch time detentions.  


A warning slip can be issued for uniform infractions.  A demerit will be given for 3 warning slips.


A demerit is a warning to the student that he/she has violated one of the school’s regulations.    If a demerit is received, it is to be signed and returned the next day to the teacher.  If it is not returned the next day, the parent will be called.)  Demerits carry through the entire school year.

Demerits can be given for but not limited to the following reasons:

  • Inappropriate language or behavior

  • Inappropriate response to a teacher or adult

  • Disregard for school rules

  • Chewing gum or candy during the school day

  • Playing games and/or viewing inappropriate web sites on the Chromebooks,i-pads or computers


Detention is the detaining of a student after school for 1 hour for infractions of school regulations.  Detention notification slips must be signed and returned to the teacher the next day.  A student who receives detention will forfeit participation in after-school activities.  

Immediate detention can be given for but not limited to the following reasons:

  • Fighting – verbal and/ or physical

  • Defacing school or parish property

  • Language or action that is threatening, vulgar, prejudicial or insulting


Out of School Suspension means that a student may not attend school.  The student may not attend school or any school function until the suspension is lifted.  Length of a suspension will be determined by the offense. The student is expected to complete all work missed because of a suspension.

Immediate suspension or expulsion can be given for but not limited to the following reasons:

  • Use and/or possession of drugs, alcohol or cigarettes on school property

  • Physical aggression

  • Stealing

  • Possession of a weapon

  • Sexual harassment

  • Behavior determined to be dangerous, threatening or not in accordance with the Christian values of the school

Repeated offenses could result in the loss of privileges, suspension and/or expulsion. In addition students who participate in after school sponsored activities will be expected to maintain satisfactory grades in conduct and effort.  As class trips are a privilege, students who receive 5 demerits, 2 detentions and/or suspension, will not be entitled to participate in class trips.  Failure to do so may result in not being allowed to participate in that activity for a determined length of time.


All students and parents must sign the Code of Conduct.  Your signature signifies your knowledge of the school’s regulation and your agreement to abide by them.