Code of Conduct

 

Behavior Expectations

 

In order to maintain the safe learning environment at Country Day, students, parents, and campers are expected to:

  • Use resources provided (technological, facility, and intellectual) appropriately and respectfully.

  • Comply with all individual classroom/teacher rules and guidelines.

  • Show respect for classmates, teachers, and adults in words, actions, and writing.

 

Infractions of any of these expectations will result in any or all of the following consequences:

  • Immediate internal documentation of the event.

  • Verbal warning, notice to parents, removal from extracurricular activities, meeting with parents, student, and administration, possible suspension and/or expulsion.     

 

Conduct detrimental to the reputation of the school can result in consequences up to and including expulsion.

 

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. An Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or cause intentional harm to others. 

The Country Day faculty and administration is committed to providing a safe and civil environment for the personal and academic success for every student and team member. CDS does not tolerate bullying in any form including written, verbal, physical or electronic. Behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • teasing, social exclusion, threats, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, theft, sexual, religious, racial or gender orientation harassment, public humiliation, destruction of property and any references to weapons; guns/knives (pretend or otherwise).

Students/team members should always report any type of bullying or harassment to a faculty or staff member. Faculty and Administration will take immediate action to consult with all involved. Consequences and appropriate measures will be employed to eradicate the behavior and ensure the safety of each student and team member, with consequences up to and including expulsion.

Additional Information: Expulsion Policy & Behavior Action Plan