USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
Cell phones and all other forms of electronic video or audio recording and or transmitting devices are not to be activated on school property during the school day and school sponsored events. This includes recess and lunch. Recording devices of any kind are to be used only with staff member’s permission and only for special class events. Please refer to our Board policy 1-43 with respect to use of technology and digital citizenship. Please note:
- Parents will assume full responsibility for the equipment. The Halton Catholic District School Board (hereafter defined as H.C.D.S.B.) and the school will not undertake any responsibility for the equipment and will not be liable for any loss, misuse, etc., of said equipment.
- The H.C.D.S.B. and the school will not load software onto personal electronic devices and will not address any technological difficulties as related to said device.
- The student will not be able to connect to their personal H:\ drive at school nor connect to the H.C.D.S.B. intranet. The student will not have access to the H.C.D.S.B. Student Desktop and will need to use the software/apps loaded on their personal device. The student MAY be able to access public wireless, if available, and the personal device is equipped for wireless access.
- School staff, and most specifically the classroom teacher, would have to agree that the student’s needs would be met with the use of the personal device. Preferably, the student will have an Individual Education Plan stating the same.
- The H.C.D.S.B. and school are not responsible for storing and/or securing the equipment in the classroom and/or school.
The staff and students at St. Benedict School are committed to creating a safe and bully free learning environment. We encourage our students to show respect for each other by keeping their hands and feet to themselves and to include others in what they say and do. When students find themselves in disagreement with other students on the playground they are expected to use peaceful problem solving strategies, including:
- telling the other person what the concern is with respectful words
- asking the person to stop doing whatever it is that is causing the problem
- leaving the immediate presence of the other person
- asking a staff member or peer mediator for assistance
During COVID-19 and Distance Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct. To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, please review these student expectations:
Students are expected to:
- Treat other students and school staff with dignity and respect.
- Represent only themselves online. Students should never pretend to be someone else or allow someone else pretend to be them.
- Complete all work assigned to the best of their ability while adhering to rules around plagiarism.
- Always protect their password(s) and schoolwork so others cannot take advantage.
- Use appropriate and encouraging language when posting opinions, critiquing others and chatting on school platforms.
- Immediately contact the teacher if they are having issues with class platforms (e.g., password no longer working, difficulty submitting work, concern about cyber-bulling, etc).
- Notify their teacher should they feel their work has been compromised, copied or used without their permission.
- Be aware that inappropriate behaviour online could result in disciplinary action as per our Progressive Discipline policy
- Follow the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations while engaging in distance learning
We are committed to working with you to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all members of our school community.
- Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship – HCDSB
- Progressive Discipline and Safety in Schools – HCDSB
- Assessment and Evaluation: Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism – HCDSB
- Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations – HCDSB
- Parent’s Guide to the Ontario Code of Conduct – Ontario Ministry of Education
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Referenced from following HCDSB policies:
Policy No: II-27
Student Behaviour JK-Grade
Policy No: II-39
Progressive Discipline and Safety in Schools / Code of Conduct Suspension & Expulsions
Policy No: II-40
Bullying Prevention InterventionCode of Conduct