The focus at Forest Glen P.S. is student learning. We believe that students and staff have the right to learn and teach in a safe and supportive environment. Forest Glen P.S. students and staff are expected to be respectful, responsible and helpful in all areas of the school community, at all times. The partnership of student, staff and parent/guardian will ensure a positive, effective learning community.
At Forest Glen we work to promote a Climate for Learning and Working based on the principles of equity, inclusion and respect. These principles help to build safe, nurturing, engaging relationships and environments. The Peel Board’s Character Attributes are reinforced in all areas of the school and help to prevent conflict, bullying and violence. Our restorative practices seek to repair harm that has been caused and rebuild relationships between all participants.
All members of the Forest Glen community are reminded that our school Code of Conduct applies to all areas of the school environment:
●In the classrooms ●In the hallways ●In the gym
●On the school yard ●On buses or field trips ●ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
Take a Stand
Against The “ISMS”
Faith as an ism
Sexism Expectations for Staff and Students
Staff are committed to:
√ Helping all students feel safe at school, both physically and emotionally
Students are not allowed to bring any item on school property that is prohibited, is deemed unsafe, or negatively affects the well-being or learning of others. The following items are not permitted on school property:
√ Weapons, or any item that replicates a weapon
√ Matches, lighters, incendiary or combustible items, laser pointers
No gang insignias, symbols, paraphernalia, disrespectful
Supports a safe environment
Clean shoes to wear indoors
Support and Consequences
It is Forest Glen's intention to provide support and consequences for students to facilitate a safe, orderly, and caring learning environment, and to promote self-awareness and respect among students and staff. Awareness of acceptable behaviour and consequences, and self-discipline is everyone’s responsibility.
Regular classroom routines will include reminders for students who are momentarily off-track, plus consequences for repeat or more serious behaviour concerns. This could be in the form of a verbal reminder/warning or a non-verbal signal.
Our school encourages, supports and recognizes acceptable behaviour in our students through a variety of positive practices. Progressive discipline is an approach that makes use of a continuum of supports, interventions and consequences, building upon strategies which promote positive behaviours.
Students who demonstrate difficulty meeting class/school expectations can expect one or more of the follow-up/consequences listed below.
Counselling by the teacher, staff member, vice-principal, principal
Reflection or “Think Sheet”
Communication with parents
Making amends – this may include a letter of acknowledgement/apology, replacement of/payment for damaged or stolen goods
Loss of privilege – this may include time out of class at the office, recess detention, withdrawal from class, school trips, or school activities
Possible Suspension occurs when a student:
Swears (written or verbal) at a teacher or an another person in a position of authority
Utters a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person
Is under the influence of, or possesses alcohol or illegal drugs
Commits an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property
Is significantly detrimental to the school climate and/or the physical or mental well being of others
Causes extensive damage to school property
Causes his/her continued presence at the school to pose an unacceptable risk to other members of the school community
A pattern of behaviour so inappropriate the student’s continued presence is detrimental to the effective learning or working environment of others
Demonstrates a persistent resistance to changes in behaviour that would enable him/her to be successful
Is a serious violation of the school or Peel Board Codes of Conduct
Expectations for safe, respectful, responsible, and helpful behaviours are consistent for all Forest Glen students. Students who have difficulty contributing to a safe, positive learning environment will be supported through appropriate consequences and follow-up. Consequences and follow-up will depend upon the age of the student, the seriousness and frequency of the behaviour/situation and the learning needs of the individual child.