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Code of Behaviour
Frontenac Secondary School - Code of Behaviour
This information is also found in the Frontenac Secondary School Student Agenda

This code of behaviour sets our the standards of behaviour which are expected of all members of the school community in order to create a positive climate in the school.  Respect, responsibility, civility and academic excellence are promoted so that all members of the school community will feel safe, comfortable and accepted.  The purpose of this code of behaviour is:

  • 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 school; and
  • to discourage the use of alcohol and drugs.

Students are to 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; shows respect for himself or herself, for others and for those in authority; refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others; and follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions.

Students are to comply with the behaviour expectations while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school climate.

Expected Behaviour
Reason for Expected Behaviour
  • respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions
  • respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority
  • treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is a disagreement
  • respect and treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability
  • respect the rights of others
  • respect self and others
  • dress in a manner that is appropriate for the academic, business-like tone of the school
  • respect property of the school and school board including cafeteria, computers and networks
  • dispose of litter in appropriate recycling and garbage containers
All members of the school community have the right to:
  • be treated with respect and dignity
  • an environment where conflict and differences can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility
  • have the right to the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict
  • a learning environment free from the influences of drugs and alcohol
  • an environment conducive to learning
  • students should not wear clothing that is considered to be unduly distracting or revealing
  • your appearance reflects your good judgement and your respect for yourself and others
  • in taking care of our property you display pride in your school and help maintain attractive surroundings and useful facilities which are necessary to successful learning for you and fellow students

Civility and Responsible Citizenship
Expected Behaviour
Reason for Expected Behaviour
  • seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully
  • take appropriate measures to help those in need
  • demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • participate appropriately in the civic life of the school community
  • not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority
  • respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws
  • show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others
Responsible citizenship involves:
  • appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.  Active and engaged citizens are aware of their rights, but more importantly, they accept responsibility for protecting their rights and the rights of others
  • taking care of our school buildings, furniture and supplies
  • understanding that the costs associated with vandalism and theft are an additional financial burden to students, their parents/guardians and other taxpayers

Academic Excellence
Expected Behaviour
Reason for Expected Behaviour
Each student is expected to maintain good work habits by:
  • completing all homework, assignments, and projects as directed by the required deadline
  • making up missed work
  • coming to class prepared and ready to participate with the necessary books, pens, calculators, gym wear etc. as appropriate
  • participating constructively in class
  • students who are engaged in the learning process are more successful
  • good work habits learned and practised in school will be valuable throughout life
  • each student is expected to maintain regular class attendance
  • be punctual
  • notify the school in case of absences and late arrivals
  • good attendance helps you achieve goals and benefit from all school activities and services
  • arriving late interrupts the learning of others
  • academic honesty
You are expected to submit work which represents your own efforts and acknowledges the source of information used in completing your work
  • students have the right and responsibility to be assessed and evaluated on their own work

Expected Behaviour
Reason for Expected Behaviour
All members of the school community must not:
  • engage in bullying behaviours, including "cyberbullying"
  • commit sexual assault
  • traffic in weapons or illegal drugs
  • give alcohol to a minor
  • commit robbery
  • be in a possession of any weapon, including firearms
  • use any object to threaten or intimidate another person
  • cause injury to any person with an object
  • be in possession or, or be under the influence of, or provide others with alcohol or illegal drugs
  • inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person
  • engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias
  • commit an act of vandalism that causes damage to school property or to property located on the premises of the school
All members of the school community have the right to be safe and to feel safe in their school community.

Progressive Discipline & Consequences
for Inappropriate Behaviour
Progressive discipline is a whole school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, support and consequences that include opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour while helping students make good choices.  The focus is on a corrective and supportive approach.
Mitigating and other factors will be taken into consideration prior to assigning a consequences.
When inappropriate behaviour occurs, a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that are developmentally appropriate, that include opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes, and to focus on improving behaviour.
The frequency, severity and type of behaviour will also be taken into consideration.
Range of possible consequences include (but are not limited to):  reminder, warning, discussion, time out, detention, remedial assignment, formal interview with administrator, teacher and student, parent involvement, making restitution (including full payment for damage/vandalism), changing inappropriate clothing, implementation of behaviour management/safety plan, suspension, expulsion, referral to police.
Consequences will reflect the frequency, severity and type of behaviour.

*       This code of behaviour was revised on February 1, 2008 to comply with the amendments to the Education Act Part XIII-Behaviour, Discipline and Safety and associated regulations.


Frontenac Secondary School recognizes the value of extra-curricular activities in the educational process, as well as the values that young people develop when they have the opportunity to participate in organized extra-curricular activities.

Student participants, coaches, directors, and staff advisors involved in extra-curricular activities are expected to demonstrate the same level of responsibility and behaviour at practice, rehearsals and meetings as is expected in the classroom.  It must also be understood that classroom behaviour and attendance are linked to extra-curricular participation.  With the privilege of extra-curricular involvement goes the responsibility of setting a positive example to others in all aspects of school life.  It is expected that the leadership and citizenship demonstrated by students involved in extra-curricular activities carries over into all aspects of school life.  Further, Frontenac Secondary School encourages the development and promotion of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in all phases of the educational process and in all groups within our school community, including student participants, coaches, directors, staff advisors, parents and fans.  Poor academic or attendance records could result in the suspension or loss of extra-curricular involvement.

Last Modified: Feb 16, 2012
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