School district Appeals Bylaw

Canyon-Lister Code of Conduct


Canyon Lister Elementary School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Conduct Expectations

Acceptable Conduct – students are expected to conduct themselves at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function in a manner that is consistent with the following:

  1. respect self, others and the school
  2. fully participate in all learning activities
  3. support classroom learning
  4. Help make the school a safe, caring, orderly place
  5. Dress in a manner that is appropriate to the workplace

Good grooming, cleanliness and appropriate dress are important school concerns. Notwithstanding the value of individual choice in the selection of appropriate clothing to wear to school, EES encourages parents to discuss with their child(ren) the importance of good taste in the selection of clothing to be worn at school. The school setting is first and foremost a center for group learning; therefore what an individual does will impact others. Canyon Lister Elementary School’s official dress code stresses the need for our students to dress appropriately and respectfully. For example, t-shirts, jackets, hats etc. must not have language, graphics, stickers, patches or logos that are offensive or that promote alcoholic beverages or alcoholic beverage companies. Clothing that bares the stomach, off the shoulder blouses, halter tops, tube tops, tank tops and miniskirt are not appropriate clothing at school. Neither are pants that are below waist where underwear becomes visible. We would appreciate your support and should you have any questions regarding this topic, please do not hesitate to give the Principal a call.


  1. Use appropriate language at all times
  2. Inform an adult in the building of any incident of bullying, harassment or intimidation
  3. Attend all classes, unless with a valid excuse

Unacceptable Conduct – the following are examples of conduct which will not be tolerated at any time.  This is a list of examples, and is not an all-inclusive list.

  1. any act deemed illegal, including:

– possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances
– theft or damage to property

  1. any act of bullying, harassment, intimidation, or physical violence
  2. retribution against a person who has reported an incident
  3. any behavior that interferes with the learning of others

The school will treat seriously behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code). 

It is expected that students will demonstrate increasing degrees of personal and social responsibility as they move through the grades.


  1. Consequences will be fair, reasonable, consistent and progressive
  2. They will be preventative and restorative, rather than punitive (wherever appropriate)


  1. the incident and consequence will be explained clearly to the student
  2. parents will be notified of any serious or chronic breach of conduct
  3. School District Officials will be notified as required in District policy
  4. Police or other agencies will be notified as required by law
  5. All serious incidents will be recorded for future reference

Special considerations may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with a Code of Conduct due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.