PVSS Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct applies to all student behaviour. These expectations apply to behaviour at school, during school-organized or sponsored activities, while going to and from school, and behaviour beyond these times (including on-line behaviour) that negatively impact the safe, caring or orderly environment of the school, and/or student learning. All students have the right to learn in a safe, caring, and orderly environment. Our expectations are that students will maintain an attitude that is cooperative, courteous, and respectful.

Pleasant Valley Secondary School’s Code of Conduct describes school expectations and acceptable student behaviour.  It is designed to promote a safe, caring and orderly school for the purpose of learning. Pleasant Valley Secondary supports the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law.  We protect all individuals in our building from discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Our Code of Conduct is designed to provide guidelines for appropriate student behavior while under the jurisdiction of the school or at any school-sponsored function.

Be Respectful to Self Care about your learning, yourself, and your safety.Be Respectful to Others Be considerate of others’ feelings, belongings, and safety.Be Respectful to Property Care about your school and environment.
Value relationships and respect your culture and that of others
Make strong decisions
Be self-determined to do your personal best
Be inclusive
Value diversity
Participate in challenging times
Solve problems in a peaceful way
Treat others with respect
Value diversity
Connect with others positively
Build strong relationships
Report dangerous situations to staff
Report any bullying or harassment of other students to any staff member
Contribute to your school community and care for the school environment
Dispose of garbage, recycling, and compost properly
Take care of and be responsible with school resources
Treat school equipment and spaces appropriately
Walk calmly in the hallways

Please try to make good choices. Good choices means avoiding inappropriate or bottom line behaviour.

Inappropriate behaviour includes:Bottom line behaviour includes:
Rudeness, swearing, dishonesty
Play fighting
Lack of respect for others, teasing, taunting, harassing
Bullying (physical, verbal, social, or online)
Harassment or marginalization (isolation, ignoring)
Throwing objects (rocks, sticks, snowballs, etc.)
Defiant behaviour such as talking back
Running in the halls, littering, horseplay
Use of tobacco products or vaping (other than in designated areas)
Physical violence or fighting or direct verbal violence
Defiant or persistent defiant behaviour
Possession, use, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school
Behaviour that puts self or others at risk of harm
Harassment of other students at school or online if it impacts the school community
Retribution against a person who has reported incidents

Consequences will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, respecting individual rights, responsibilities, age, and maturity. Consequences are determined by severity of the incident, frequency of infractions, and student age/maturity. Expectations for appropriate behaviour are progressive as students advance through the grades. Consequences will be restorative, rather than punitive, wherever possible and appropriate. Special consideration may apply to students with special needs if they are unable to comply due to their unique needs.

Consequences Inappropriate BehaviourConsequences Bottom Line Behaviour
Review of expectations and a timeout from class or school
Review of expectations, written assignment and/or loss of privileges
Restitution (picking up garbage, volunteering)
Conflict resolution
Confiscated vapes may only be retrieved by parents
Bottom line behaviours will result in suspension or removal from the school community.
Parents informed depending on severity and rectification
Meeting with the parents
In school or out of school suspension (length depends on offense)
Long term suspension or referral to school district
Consultation with or involvement of the RCMP
Drug and alcohol counselling
Any tobacco, alcohol or drug products confiscated immediately
Expulsion (in very severe cases)