Blythwood Public School is committed to creating a positive learning atmosphere in which all students have the opportunity to receive an education through which they may achieve their potential. Our goal is to assist children to assume responsibility for their own behaviour by developing a sense of mutual trust, respect and responsibility. Through the partnership of home, school and the community we can create a safe, caring and responsible learning community for all students.
|Responsibilities of Pupils||Responsibilities of Teachers and Staff||Responsibilities of Parents|
|1||Obey Blythwood’s Code of Conduct and Dress Code||Implement Blythwood’s Code of Conduct and Dress Code||Support Blythwood’s Code of Conduct and Dress Code|
|2||Be courteous and respectful to everyone||Be positive role models||Be positive role models|
|3||Resolve conflicts and difficulties through peaceful means||Establish and maintain a school environment conducive to learning||Encourage self-discipline and the development of responsibility at home, at school and in the community|
|4||Strive to have a positive attitude towards self and school by contributing as much as possible to the life of Blythwood PS||Encourage each pupil to work to his or her maximum potential academically and socially||Encourage each child to work to the best of his or her potential, academically and socially|
|5||Respect the right of everyone to a school environment which is free from fear, prejudice, and distraction||Approach the education of the student in a just and fair manner||Take time to listen, talk, and read with your child|
|6||Respect the property of fellow students, the school and community||Communicate information on the behaviour and progress of pupils to parents and administrators||Ensure that each child attends school regularly and punctually; call Safe Arrival at 416-393-9104 to inform the school of absence or late arrival|
|7||Attend school regularly and punctually||Identify pupils with special needs and involve appropriate personnel and parents/guardians||Inform school staff of any special circumstances which may affect a pupil’s progress and/or behaviour|
|8||Be prepared for school by bringing necessary materials and completing all assignments on time||Encourage and demonstrate appropriate means of handling anger and dealing with conflict||Encourage and demonstrate appropriate means of handling anger and dealing with conflict|
|9||Electronic devices (cell phones, IPODS, Video Games, etc.) must be powered off and stored out of view during instructional class and other areas of the school unless otherwise authorized by the Principal.|
The “High Five” rules highlight important aspects of the school’s Code of Conduct. These are:
Teachers and/or administration may impose any of the following specific consequences as necessary.
Blythwood is committed to a “no tolerance” policy for mean, bullying behaviour and takes seriously the responsibility to teach and redirect individuals engaged in such behaviour. Very serious misbehaviour and their consequences are defined and governed by the Safe Schools Policy of the Toronto District School Board (see www.tdsb.on.ca).
Blythwood’s Dress Code is as follows:
Students must have an indoor pair of shoes which would be appropriate for gym, and an outdoor pair of shoes appropriate for recess play and outdoor gym.