Code of Conduct

Expectations for Student Behaviour

Leo Nickerson believes that every child has the right to learn in a safe and caring environment. Each child, therefore, also has the responsibility to ensure that their behaviour contributes to a productive and positive atmosphere. Since misconduct can involve numerous forms and degrees of seriousness, each case will be dealt with according to individual circumstances.

Our school staff believes in helping children develop responsible behaviour by promoting and acknowledging students’ positive attitudes. Our school COLOURS program is how we nurture fundamental character traits such as Cooperation, Open Mindedness, Listening, Organization, Understanding, Respect & Responsibility and Sharing & Caring, and we acknowledge and celebrate them on a daily basis.

Students at Leo Nickerson are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects an attitude of respect for themselves, the rights of others and the school environment. As well, students are expected to adhere to the district Code of Student Conduct which is distributed annually each fall to parents.

Parents will be consulted and involved in more serious or repeated incidents. The student, home and the school must share in the responsibility of developing appropriate conduct and positive attitudes. By working together, we hope to ensure responsible student behaviour in an excellent learning environment.

View division Code of Student Conduct and Student Acceptable Use of Technology form

Electronic Devices at School

Students are not to have any electronic devices (including cell phones) at school during the instructional day, unless instructed to do so and directly supervised by a staff member. This also includes both recess and lunch. Not only do we want to avoid inappropriate use of these items, but there is also the added consequence of them being lost or misplaced. If students choose to bring electronics to school, the items MUST remain in their backpack or locker during the instructional day, from 8:55 a.m.-3:25 p.m., as well as on school property at the beginning and end of the day.

Violence and Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA)

Our school division is a partner in the St. Albert and Sturgeon Regional Violence and Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol. The regional partnership includes school divisions, emergency services and community agencies, all working together for the safety of all children, youth and families. 

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