Code of Conduct

Cloverdale Traditional School Code of Conduct


Statement of Purpose

At Cloverdale Traditional School we promote and nurture the opportunity for all members of our school community to fulfill their potential. A safe, orderly, caring school is the foundation for successful learning. This code of conduct is designed to establish a culture of cooperative, courteous, responsible, inclusive behavior and purposeful learning.


BC Human Rights Code

In line with the BC Human Rights Code which prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age, Cloverdale Traditional School’s Code of Conduct promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights.


Conduct Expectations

 Acceptable Behaviour

  • Respecting self, others, and the environment
  • Helping to make the school a safe, inclusive and caring place
  • Engaging in purposeful learning activities in an appropriate manner
  • Showing courtesy, cooperation and respect for all students, staff, property and the community


Unacceptable Behaviour

  • Disrespecting self, others, the environment, or property
  • Showing irresponsibility
  • Creating unsafe conditions
  • Acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment
  • Physical violence or any other form of violence
  • Theft or damage to property


All members of the school community are expected to behave in a responsible and respectful manner while at school, while traveling to and from school, and while attending school functions, including field trips.


Rising Expectations

As students grow up and mature, they have increasing responsibility, the ability to choose positive actions, and increasing consequences for unacceptable conduct.



Logical consequences that are restorative in nature, are responses to unacceptable conduct and are based on the type, severity and frequency of unacceptable behavior. They are appropriate for the situation, and will take into account the age, maturity, and evolving capacities of the student.


Responses to Unacceptable Conduct

  • Immediate intervention including responses that are clearly communicated to all parties involved
  • Removal from the situation
  • Supportive, reflective and/or restorative action
  • Discussion of lessons learned
  • Incident report
  • Referral to Principal



Serious unacceptable behavior can result in advising:

  • Parents of offending student
  • Parents of victim
  • District officials, as required by policy
  • Police/other agencies, as required by law


Retaliation Prevention

Our board will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation by a person against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of code of conduct.

Cell Phones & Personal Digital Devices

A ‘personal digital device’ is a student owned device that can be used to communicate or access the internet, such as a cell phone, tablet, smart watch, gaming device, and/or electronic toy. For the purpose of this document, earbuds and headphones connected to personal digital devices will also be restricted.


Equity must be considered when using and directing the use of personal digital devices in a manner that is culturally responsive and inclusive.


The use of personal digital devices is restricted during instructional hours to facilitate focused learning and promote online safety. It is expected that personal digital devices are always stored out of sight and on silent or airplane mode (this includes recess and lunch). Students are expected to follow protocols set by their school and/or teacher.


The use of personal digital devices during instructional hours is at the teacher’s discretion and direction for the purposes of promoting digital literacy. Instructional time includes classroom settings, assemblies, guest speakers, field trips and other events organized by school district staff.


The use of personal digital devices outside of instructional hours is not permitted on school grounds, during field trips, or other school activities. No photos, video, or audio recordings will be taken of students or staff without the individual’s consent.

The use of personal digital devices may support students with disabilities, diverse abilities, or medical needs as outlined in the student’s support plan and Individual Education Plan or other agreed upon plans.



Code of Conduct Last Reviewed:  June 2024