· Students will practice all aspects of safe working procedures and conduct throughout the school and the work place.
· Eating and drinking is permitted only in the cafeteria, and the activity room at lunch. Food and drinks will be confiscated in the halls and classrooms. Food from outside sources is not permitted in the school. (i.e. fast food, restaurants)
· Remediation hall (cafeteria) is available to students on spares. The students’ Code of Conduct and school rules pertaining to classrooms apply to remediation hall.
· Backpacks, large bags and purses large enough to act as a carrier must not be taken to class and should be placed in an assigned locker.
· Students will conduct themselves in a safe and courteous manner with respect to traffic in and around the school parking lot.
· Making and throwing of snowballs are not permitted.
· Students requiring Medical Alert Bracelets/jewelry must wear them at all times.
· Parents must inform the school of special medical requirements of students (e.g. EPI-PEN).
· Any medication, prescription or otherwise, is to be controlled by the student and not shared with others under any circumstances.
· Students’ general attire will be appropriate to the learning situation (e.g. hair styles, clothes, rings, jewelry and certain types of footwear must not present a safety hazard).
· Students participating in Technological Studies and Science shall wear protective devices where and whenever applicable to the specific class.
· Students, staff, and guests are asked to limit the use of fragrant scent products in the school building.
Reasons & Consequences
· A safe environment benefits everyone, both in the school setting and on work education programs.
· Food/beverage spillage is both dangerous (i.e. slippery floor) and unhealthy.
· Backpacks have become a safety issue in the hallways and classrooms.
· Sharing of medications may cause accidents to happen i.e. allergic reactions in others.
· By law, our school follows the rules and regulations of the Occupational Health, Safety Act (Act that applies to Industry and Construction) and the Education Act. .
· Following the appropriate requirements means: eliminating accidents, staying healthy, working and learning without losses; personal and/or financial.
· Students and staff have the right to a safe, clean and healthy environment and have the responsibility to keep it so.
· Inappropriate behaviour will result in referral to a Vice-Principal which may result in: parent notification, removal of privileges, suspension from school.
· Students who refuse to follow accepted safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Health and Safety Act will be excluded from doing practical work and may be suspended or removed from classes as required.
· Students bringing packs, bags, or purses may be asked to put them in their lockers and make up the time after class.
· Continued violations will result in: parent notification, referral to the Vice-Principal or Principal.
· Detentions, suspension(s).
· Students found sharing medications will be sent to the office for further discussion with authorities and parents. Suspension may result.
· Students may return to practical work areas only after they have satisfied the safety requirements for attire/protective devices necessary for individual learning situations.
· As caring individuals in a contained school space we want to be considerate of those who are susceptible to health endangerment.