Discipline

Discipline

Students are expected to behave, both inside and outside of the school, in a manner which will reflect the good values they have learnt at home and at school. Students are expected to behave in a responsible manner and to exhibit courtesy towards teachers, staff members and their classmates. 
Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
• Students have to keep their classrooms, corridors and playgrounds clean.
• Students have to walk quietly around the school.
• Any violation of the courtesy code will be enforced as outlined in the AL Waha Language School’s Discipline Plan.
• Students must not misuse or damage school property or facilities. Payment for repair or replacement will be charged.
• Students must not scratch or write on school furniture, walls or buildings. Payment for repair or replacement will be charged.
• Students must take good care of all library books. If a book is lost, misused or torn, payment for replacement will be charged.
• Students in grades 7 through 12 are required to bring their personal tablet to school each day. See Technology plan for details on restrictions of use during the school day.
• The school will not be responsible for the loss of any mobile phone or tablet.
• Chewing gum is strictly forbidden at school.
• Personal stereos, cassette players and CD players are not allowed in the school.
• Students are not allowed to bring dangerous items to the school such as penknives, guns or other devices that may be destructive to the school population.
• No toys, skateboards or footballs are allowed at school. If such items are brought to school they will be confiscated.

Sanctions :

One of the following sanctions may be imposed by the teacher for the violation of the school rules and regulations inside the classroom:
• Verbal Warning
• Written warning in link book
• Excluding from part of the break, then the entire break, detention, after notifying the school coordinator. This punishment will also be recorded in the link book.
• Excluding from one of the activities for one week (music, PE, trips, etc). The school coordinator must be informed beforehand and the punishment recorded in the link book.
• For more serious offences, the teacher will refer the student to the school supervisor.

Students have an opportunity to express their side of the story, as well as the teacher, so that administration can make a fair, unbiased decision. Based on the problem, there is a succession of punishments outlined in the plan. Disciplines may include detention, in-school suspension, Saturday suspension, out-of-school suspension and expulsion depending on the severity and number of occurrences the same behavior is exhibited.  The Discipline Plan  is  available for your review on our website.