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Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct for Julie Payette Public School is designed to provide a framework to ensure that our school provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe, inclusive, and accepting school climate that supports academic achievement for all students and that helps students reach their full potential.  We ask families to review this Code of Conduct so that all parties are familiar with school expectations and procedures. We strive to embed Character Education into our classrooms and practise Progressive Discipline on a daily basis.
 
Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, Perseverance, Kindness,
Honesty, Courage, Empathy, Optimism, Integrity
 
Standards of Behaviour
The Durham District School Board and Julie Payette Public School support the provincial standards of behaviour which include respect, civility, responsible citizenship and physical safety. All participants involved in the publicly funded school system – students, parents or guardians, volunteers, teachers and other staff members – are included in this Code of Conduct whether they are on school property, on school buses or at school-authorized events or activities. Recognition and acceptance of, and sensitivity toward, ethno-cultural diversity are expectations of and within the school community.
 
Respect, Civility and Responsible Citizenship
 
All school members must:
·        Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws;
·        Demonstrate honesty and integrity;
·        Respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions;
·        Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement;
·        Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability;
·        Respect the rights of others;
·        Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
·        Take appropriate measures to help those in need;
·        Respect persons who are in a position of authority;
·        Respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning and teaching. 
 
Physical Safety
 
All school members must:
·        Not be in possession of any weapon, including but not limited to firearms;
·        Not use any object to threaten or intimidate another person;
·        Not cause injury to any person with an object;
·        Not be in possession of, or under the influence of, or provide others with, alcohol or illegal drugs;
·        Not inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person;
·        Seek staff assistance, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully. 
 
Student Responsibilities
 
Students will be 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;
·        is respectful to themselves, to others and to those in authority;
·        is respectful to the learning environment;
·        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.