Code of Conduct

Upon registration, all Adult & Alternate Education Centre students are required to sign the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is featured in full below.

  • Use language that reflects your intelligence and your commitment to learning. Profanity has no place at the AAEC;
  • Use or possession of alcohol or drugs is not permitted on school property and will result in a suspension and police involvement where appropriate;
  • Come to class prepared to the best of your ability; bring the mental resources and material supplies you need; and
  • Attire should be neat, clean, decent and should not offend others.
  • Abusive behaviour, be it physical or verbal, has no place at the AAEC;
  • Noise levels should be appropriate to the task and should allow others to work;
  • Attendance: Attendance issues will be dealt with by your teacher and Administration. Please take care of business ahead of time for planned absences and contact the school if you have an unexpected absence. Do your best to arrive on time and respect the class’ schedule regarding breaks. Adult schedules are understandably hectic. Late entrances and early exits are sometimes unavoidable, but make them as discreet as possible. If you have to leave early, make arrangements with the teacher upon your arrival to school;
  • Smoking is not permitted on school property; and
  • Remember that our staff is here to guide you and your fellow students through a course or courses as well as maintain a safe atmosphere conducive to learning. They deserve the same respect that you show your fellow students.
  • Respect the property of your classmates and the school as you would your own. A school that is safe, clean and comfortable, is the perfect environment for learning.
  • Comply with all laws . Show honesty and integrity;
  • Respect differences in people and their opinions;
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect especially during disagreements;
  • Respect and treat others fairly regardless of race, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, citizenship or disability;
  • Respect the rights of others;
  • Show proper care for school property and property of others;
  • Take appropriate steps to help those in need;
  • Seek help from school staff if necessary to resolve conflicts;
  • Respect persons in positions of authority and all members of the school community;
  • Respect the need for schools to be a safe and healthy place where learning and teaching can happen; and
  • Keep their language respectful – which includes not swearing at staff and other members of the school community.
  • Attend school;
  • Be clean in person and habits;
  • Dress appropriately;
  • Show self-discipline;
  • Treat staff, fellow students and invited school visitors with courtesy and respect – in both actions and words;
  • Follow school policies and routines;
  • Show respect for school property;
  • Return school property on time and in reasonable condition;
  • Reimburse school for all or part of costs for replacing or repairing damaged or lost materials or those deliberately damaged;
  • Behave appropriately and safely on school buses;
  • Be respectful of others;
  • Put effort into doing well academically by participating in class and completing assignments;
  • Be present for tests and exams and complete honestly;
  • Obey reasonable direction by any school staff and all reasonable classroom policies by teachers. This includes supply teachers, educational assistants, secretaries or custodians;
  • Avoid public arguments with staff about perceived unfair treatment. Instead, it is expected that student will seek to resolve by private talk with teacher or school counsellor or administrator;
  • Accept discipline from staff attempts to correct student behavioural mistakes;
  • Obey the Board Policy on use of Internet in schools;
  • Obey the Board Policy on the use of personal mobile devices;
  • Be responsible for personal electronic devices in the event of loss, theft or damage Turn off cell phones and electronic devices (including MP3 players) during class time while in the school;
  • Ensure that the camera function of any electronic device is not used without staff permission;
  • Be personally responsible for passwords and devices, as well as, any activity or content on device – including Internet accessed by their passwords;
  • Be accountable for content of any memory storage devices (i.e. USB memory sticks). Staff have the right to request to see the content;
  • Alert a staff member if they know of harmful or harassment types of behaviours targeting any of their classmates via use of electronic devices or Internet sites;
  • Be accountable for off-school property use of Internet sites or electronic devices which may have a negative impact on the school environment

We agree that all of the following are unacceptable and subject to corrective disciplinary attempts by school staff in our school:
  • Use bullying;
  • Commit sexual assault;
  • Be in possession of any weapon – including firearms;
  • Traffic weapons or illegal or restricted drugs Have, be under the influence of or give to others – alcohol or illegal or restricted drugs Give alcohol to a minor;
  • Commit robbery Cause injury to anyone or encourage others to do so;
  • Use a weapon to threaten or intimidate;
  • Cause injury to another with an object of any sort;
  • Promote hate propaganda or act in any way motivated by hate or bias;
  • Vandalize causing damage to school property or property located on school grounds; or
  • Cause a disturbance anywhere on school property which interrupts learning or school operations
  • Use profane or improper language themselves or directed at anyone else;
  • Use threatening words, gestures or physical assault against a person or their property Use displays of affection that are inappropriate for school setting (kissing, fondling, embracing);
  • Harass by any means (verbal, physical, electronic device/Internet) any member of school community;
  • Use drugs, alcohol or tobacco on school property or at school events;
  • Smoke or use any other tobacco product on school property, busses or events except in the designated area;
  • Have, use, sell or give alcohol, illegal drugs or restricted prescription drugs (sold illegally for non-medicinal purposes) on school buses, field trips, school property;
  • Be on school property where the use of alcohol or illegal drugs is still detectable;
  • Steal or vandalize the property of others;
  • Use camera capable electronic devices in areas others expect to be private (washrooms, change rooms) or where there is a known objection to taking pictures;
  • Connect PDAs with Internet capabilities to TLDSB network;
  • Use Internet or electronic devices to threaten, harass or demean any other member of the school community especially when those actions interfere with that member’s ability to function in the school; or
  • Access inappropriate websites
  • Discipline will be used when any classroom or school rules and/or routines are violated;
  • Discipline will be used when student behaviour impacts negatively on the school climate – even if that behaviour does not occur on school property;
  • It is the goal of the staff to take into consideration the individual student and circumstances before making decisions about what type of discipline is most appropriate; and
  • While parental input is welcomed and considered, it is the responsibility of school staff and ultimately the school administration, to make final decisions about discipline.
  • Uttering threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person;
  • Possessing alcohol or restricted drugs;
  • Being under influence of alcohol;
  • Swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority;
  • Committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at the pupil’s school or to property located on the premises of the pupil’s school;
  • Bullying;
  • Any act considered by the Principal to be injurious to the moral tone of the school;
  • Any act considered by the Principal to be injurious to the physical or mental well-being of any member of the school community; and
  • Any act considered by the Principal to be contrary to the Board or School Code of Conduct
  • Possession of a weapon, including possessing a firearm;
  • Use of a weapon to cause or threaten bodily harm to another person;
  • Committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner;
  • Committing sexual assault;
  • Trafficking in weapons or illegal or restricted drugs;
  • Committing robbery;
  • Giving alcohol or illegal/restricted drugs to a minor;
  • An act considered by the Principal to be significantly injurious to the moral tone of the school and/or to the physical or mental well-being of others;
  • A pattern of behaviour that is so inappropriate that the pupil’s continued presence is injurious to the effective learning and/or working environment of others;
  • Activities engaged in by the pupil on or off school property, that have caused extensive damage to the property of the Board or to goods that are/were on Board property;
  • The pupil has demonstrated through a pattern of behaviour that s/he is persistently resistant to making changes in behaviour which would enable him or her to prosper;
  • Any act considered by the principal to be a serious violation of the board or School Code of Conduct; or
  • Conduct which is so refractory as to demonstrate that the student is unwilling to respect or respond to authority and/or respect the rights or dignity of other school community members, despite having been give a reasonable opportunity to do so

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