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Safe & Accepting Schools

Promoting a Positive School Climate

A positive learning and teaching environment is essential if students are to succeed in school. All members of the school community should feel safe, included, and accepted, and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions. It is expected that schools are inclusive and respectful. A positive school climate is crucial in the prevention of inappropriate behaviour.

Our school has a Safe and Accepting School Team, as well as a bullying prevention and intervention plan.  These documents can be found in the container below.

Learn more about the Ministry of Education’s Safe and Accepting Schools Plan, visit this link.

UCDSB Code of Conduct ~ Policy 124

With the Character Always initiative as foundation, it is the policy of the Upper Canada District School Board, to promote and support respect, civility, responsible citizenship and to provide the framework for policies related to student discipline, bullying prevention, student and staff safety, respectful working and learning environments, and workplace harassment.

Each school will develop a Code of Conduct which will be explained and reviewed at regular intervals with all members of the school community including community partners and volunteers.

The UCDSB Code of Conduct and school Codes of Conduct will apply to all board and school related activities and events and will be available to the public upon request.

Purposes of the Code

• To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority are treated with respect and dignity.
• To promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.
• To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility.
• To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict.
• To promote the safety of people in the schools.
• To discourage the use of alcohol
, restricted drugs, non-medicinal cannabis,and illegal drugs.

The Upper Canada District School Board Code of Conduct and this policy will be reviewed as part of the regular cycle of policy reviews conducted by the Board's Policy Committee. 

Notwithstanding, this Code of Conduct is not related to the medical needs of a child.

Arklan Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe, inclusive, and accepting school climate is a shared responsibility in which school boards and schools play an important role.  The school climate may be defined as the learning environment and relationships found within a school community.  To view our policy and school plan please,
visit this link.

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