In keeping with Parkland School Division's expectations for conduct, SGCHS students shall:
- Attend school regularly and punctually;
- Be ready to learn, and actively engage in and diligently pursue their education;
- Ensure that their own conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging;
- Respect the rights of others in the school;
- Refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed towards others in the school, whether or not it occurs in the school building, during the school day or by electronic means;
- Comply with the rules of the school;
- Co-operate with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services;
- Be accountable to their teachers and other school staff for their own conduct; and
- Positively contribute to their school and community.
School Expectations of Students
It is vital that all students, parents, staff, and community members understand that our school has a culture that is different than the culture that may exist in your own homes, businesses, in the media, and on the street. Living up to the expectations of our school culture will greatly assist in promoting a safe and caring school environment where students can learn and a consistent set of expectations is experienced by all. These expectations are explained fully in our Student Handbook. Two of the most important expectations for student success are:
Definition: Appropriate communication between staff members, between students, between students and staff, and between students, staff and parents. Appropriate communication is the practice of non-heated 20 conversations, positive body language, appropriate volume, tone and choice of language, as well as active listening. It treats those involved with dignity, honours their rights and recognizes the responsibilities they have to others without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family or sexual orientation. This also includes all electronic communications such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.
Expectation: Respectful communication is to be used at all times.
Why?: In showing respect, we are building strong relationships within our school. We are educating our students not only to be technically prepared for life, but also to be good citizens. We wish to help our students develop so they will interact appropriately in future places of learning and in the work environment. By using respectful communication, we demonstrate our partnership in creating a positive learning environment.
Respectful Treatment of and Interactions with Others
Definition: Using dignity, respect, inclusion and fairness in the treatment of and the interactions with students, staff, and others.
Expectation: Students will respect the rights of others and will work toward creating an inclusive culture through their treatment of and interactions with others. They will refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying, degrading or exclusive behaviour directed toward others in the school, regardless of whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.. Students will treat others with dignity, honour their rights and recognize the responsibilities they have to others without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family or sexual orientation.
Why?: By treating and interacting with others respectfully, we are creating an inclusive school where everyone knows they have worth and value. This contributes to a learning environment that is well-ordered, peaceful, safe, non-threatening and conducive to learning.