Inappropriate behaviour that persists or is serious in nature is termed as “severely disruptive” and will be dealt with immediately so that the overall school environment is healthy, safe and conducive to teaching and learning.
- chronic disruptive behaviour
- disruptions in the operations of the school ( e.g.. pulled fire alarm)
- physical violence
- racial misconduct
- sexual misconduct
- verbal abuse
- use or possession of weapons
- tobacco use
- illegal drug use and abused prescription drug use
- alcohol use
- disrespect and insubordination
- chronic minor offences
- forging notes or excuses
- failure to report to the office when asked to do so by Millwood High School staff member ( i.e.. teachers, custodians, vice principals, secretaries )
- not giving correct name to a staff member
Consequences for Inappropriate Behaviour
The consequences may include, but not limited to:
- poor academic performance.
- loss of credits.
- loss of extra curricular involvement.
- loss of respect as a school community member.
- failure to reach personal, academic or career goals.
- administrative mediation/intervention.
- informal or formal conference with student.
- involvement of school counsellor or mentor.
- peer counselling.
- peer mediation.
- drug counselling.
- drug education.
- in-school suspension.
- implementation of a behavioural or performance contract.
- contract with parent/guardian.
- conference with parent/guardian.
- suspension from school for a maximum of five days.
- report filed with the Halifax Regional School Board Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding, Human Rights Co-Coordinator and/or Harassment Co-Coordinator.
- participation in a rehabilitation program.
- loss of school bus privileges.
- RCMP involvement.
- community services involvement.
- payment for repairs or replacement of property.
Chronic Non- Participation
Participation in the classroom enhances understanding and meaning. Students are expected to be actively involved in classroom activities. Students who demonstrate chronic non – participation (refusal to come to class prepared, refusal to engage in activities, refusal to complete assignments/ homework etc on a regular basis) will receive classroom intervention. If this behaviour does not improve, a referral to the office will be made and consequences will follow.
The Halifax Regional School Board requires that all school board premises (building, property and busses) be smoke free. Further, the Halifax Regional Municipality has passed By-Law, Number S-200 prohibiting smoking in public places, including all public entrances and areas adjoining. Students found smoking on school property will be suspended.