Princeton Secondary School’s Code of Conduct

Purpose

To promote responsible citizenship by communicating to students, parents, and staff clear boundaries and expectations that support an effective learning environment.

Values

We believe in a school environment that is based upon the following five values:

Respect, Fairness, Kindness, Honesty, and Loyalty.

These values are the basis for our interactions and our work together in education. Achieving this environment is the responsibility of the entire school community. These expectations apply to behavior at school, on-line, during school-organized or sponsored activities, and behavior beyond these times that negatively impacts the safe, caring or orderly environment of the school, and/or student learning.

Our school promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals and prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, marital or family status, religion, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation.

Acceptable conduct includes:
• Acting in a manner that brings credit to the school and to the individual
• Cleaning up after yourself
• Performing random acts of kindness
• Attending school with a clear and open mind ready to learn
• Informing an adult of incidents that do not demonstrate respect
• Accepting responsibility to make our school safe.

Unacceptable conduct includes:
• Interfering with the learning of others;
• Disrupting the respectful environment;
• Creating unsafe conditions;
• Acts of bullying, harassment, intimidation or physical violence;
• Retaliation against a person who has reported incidents;
• Taking pictures or video inappropriately and/or uploading to the internet;
• Illegal acts.

Athletics Code of Conduct

To view Princeton Secondary School’s athletics code refer to the link below.

Athletics Code

PSS Cell Phone Etiquette

To view Princeton Secondary School’s cell phone etiquette refer to the link below.

PSS Cell Phone Etiquette

Attendance Policies

SafeArrival Program

One of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all of our students arrive safely to school every day. To improve our safe arrival process, we are adding a new system that will make it easier for parents to report and respond to school absences of your child.

The new student absence reporting system will let you use a mobile app, website, or an interactive toll-free phone line to report an absence in advance. As a result, it will take the school less time to verify student attendance, and less time to begin to notify parents and guardians of absences that were unexpected or unplanned.

This time savings makes it faster and more efficient to account for all students and their safety.

If your student has been marked absent and the absence hasn’t been explained in advance, our new SafeArrival system will be able to rapidly contact you by automated phone call, text message, email, or mobile app push notification to get a reason for the absence. Calls and contacts will continue until you choose an option to explain the absence.

This new automated SafeArrival process is part of our SchoolMessenger notification system from West, and our new SchoolMessenger mobile app for iOS and Android devices. It’ll be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make it convenient for you to report future absences.

You’ll soon be receiving more details on how to sign up for SafeArrival and we look forward to all families taking part.

SafeArrival PDF Document

Got any questions? Check out our frequently asked questions in the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions