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Sooke School District secondary schools believe that our schools are places
for safe, purposeful learning. This Code of Conduct is intended to put forth
the expectations of student behaviour, school rules and Sooke School
Board policies. We believe that is a shared responsibility of students, staff,
parents / guardians and the broader community, to demonstrate positive
conduct while attending any school or District related activity, at any

Sooke School District secondary schools are safe and caring schools
that values students and school culture. All members of the school
community have an obligation to:
         Support learning
         Promote safety
         Respect property, environment, personal space and privacy
         Model courtesy, compassion and respect
         Celebrate diversity
All members of the school community will refrain from engaging in
any in-person or digital communication or behaviour that is
considered to be:
           Bullying, harassing, intimidating, retaliating, discriminating or violent;
           Interfering with the learning and working of others;
           Unsafe or illegal, including the possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances, or the possession of weapons or

SD62 secondary school communities promote the values expressed in the
BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of individuals, including not
engaging in discriminatory conduct based on race, colour, ancestry, place
of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and age.

Response to Breach of Conduct
Action at Sooke School District secondary schools will be determined by
each individual situation. Every effort will be made to support individuals
and to determine the root causes of behaviour. When working with
students, the Principal or Vice Principal may adjust the action based on the
maturity, grade level, progressive discipline and ability of the student to
understand expectations of their behaviour. If the safety or educational
program of others is compromised, or if there is an ongoing failure to meet
the expectations of the Code of Conduct, a range of consequences will
Any student who violates School Board or school policy will be subject to
disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to:
          An interview with a Principal or Vice Principal;
          Notification of parent(s)/guardian(s);
          In-school suspension;
          Restorative processes;
          Community service;
          Loss of privileges;
          Referral to counselling or support programs;
          Formal suspension from school;
          Referral to the Sooke School District Student Review Committee (indefinite suspension)
In cases where students have a disability of an intellectual, physical,
sensory, emotional or behavioural nature, the school Inclusive Education
Services team will be involved in developing a proactive plan based on the
student’s Individual Education Plan. The case manager, Principal or Vice
Principal, student, parent/guardian, and possibly counsellor will collaborate
to develop an appropriate strategy. Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation and
restitution. All members of the Sooke School District community have the right to be
treated fairly and consistently and should know and understand this Code
of Conduct.