Policies & Procedures

Code of Respect & Behaviour

At Newtonbrook Secondary School, we agree to show

RESPECT FOR OURSELVES by

  • coming to class every day and on time
  • approaching our school responsibilities in a manner which exemplifies our best efforts (coming prepared to work and learn)
  • wearing clothing appropriate for a learning environment (top meets bottom, reasonable length of shorts and skirts, underwear hidden and clothing with no inappropriate language and/or visuals)
  • responding respectfully to any requests to remove hats
  • not wearing any gang-related clothing, including bandanas
  • attending school free of the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • refusing to bring weapons or banned substances into the school
  • using my time wisely and not playing cards or games during instructional time
  • taking steps to ensure a healthy lifestyle

RESPECT FOR OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT by

  • understanding it is a violation:
  • a) to plagiarize (using another person’s writings as one’s own);
  • b) to cheat on examinations or tests;
  • c) to submit work for which credit has been previously obtained in another course;
  • d) to forge, alter or falsify any academic record, parental note or medical note;
  • e) to produce a paper, lab report or other assignment for another student
  • f) to take an exam for another student
  • accepting the consequences for academic misconduct which may include assignment of other work; assignment of a low grade (including zero): failure in a course; removal from a course and/or suspension from school
  • using the Internet responsibly and following the TDSB On-Line Code of Conduct

RESPECT FOR OTHERS by

  • respecting the rights of others to learn, to be heard and to be appreciated both within and beyond the classroom
  • listening when others are speaking
  • accepting as worthy of respect all persons regardless of their race, family background, gender, sexual preference or orientation, colour, religion, national origin, age, and mental or physical ability
  • reporting any incidents of an abusive, harassing or bullying nature
  • keeping the halls , entrances, library and cafeteria clean and clear at all times and quiet while classes are in session
  • refraining from the use of language or gestures which are profane, abusive, or inappropriate in a school setting
  • welcoming and supporting all members of the Newtonbrook school community
  • contributing to the learning process by turning off and not using cellular phones, pagers, laser pointers etc. in the school building and during school functions
  • understanding that communication devices will be confiscated for 5 days if used at school

RESPECT FOR OUR SCHOOL by

  • reporting any trespassers to a staff member
  • showing care for the condition of all school property and equipment
  • keeping our school clean by NOT consuming food and drinks in the classroom
  • keeping the school building clean and free of graffiti
  • not smoking (this includes e-cigarettes), spitting, or littering on school property or on our neighbours’ property
  • acting in a manner which honours the traditions and reputation of the school
  • identifying oneself when asked and by complying with requests made by staff
  • supporting the participation of others in school activities
  • participating in school activities

RESPECT FOR OUR COUNTRY by

  • standing respectfully and removing all hats during the playing of the national anthem
  • exhibiting good citizenship through obedience to the laws of city, province, and country

RESPECT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT by

  • reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste products
  • being aware of environmental concerns
  • actively supporting activities which further environmental concerns