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St. Mark Student Handbook 2016-2017
The following are excerpts from the revised School Act, which is the legislative document that provided in detail the necessary requirements for all within school communities. This information will be included in the Student Handbook. It is written here for your information.
School Act – Parent/Guardian Responsibilities
Section 16.2 of the School Act, Province of Alberta outlines the following code of conduct for students in reference to Parental responsibility:
“A parent of a student has the responsibility:
a) to take an active part in the student’s educational success, including assisting the student with complying with section 12;
b) to ensure that the parents’ conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment;
c) to co-operate and collaborate with school staff to support the delivery of specialized supports and services to the student;
d) to encourage, foster and advance collaborative, positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, and
e) to engage in the students’ school community.”
School Act – Student Responsibilities
Section 12 of the School Act, Province of Alberta outlines the following code of conduct for students:
“A student shall conduct himself so as to reasonably comply with the following code of conduct:
a) be diligent in pursuing the student’s studies;
b) attend schoolregularly and punctually;
c) co-operate fully with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services;
d) comply with the rules of the school;
e) account to his teachers for his conduct;
f) respect the rights of others.
g) ensure that the students’ conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging
h) refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or behaviour directed towards others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the day or by electronic means
i) positively contribute to the students’ school and community.”
Some examples of what this means includes expecting students to:
- Respect the care and safety of others at work and at play.
- Respect and accept authority of teachers, staff, parents and visitors.
- Use proper names and language at all times.
- Protect the rights of others to study and learn.
- Come to class with the necessary books and materials.
- Complete all in-class work and homework assignments.
- Respect public property and carefully use and return all materials and equipment.
- Make sure parents receive school notices.
- Accept responsibility for behaviour.
- Accept responsibility for knowing the expectations of the teacher for each learning activity.
- Accept responsibility for knowing and following school rules.