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Code of Conduct

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Contacts

Inclusive Learning Services

Dean Irvine, Director, Inclusive Learning Services  dean.irvine@crps.ca

Judy Westcott, Administrative Assistant and Human Resources   judy.westcott@crps.ca

Lynne Ratzke  Family/School Liaison Counsellor   lynne.ratzke@crps.ca

Mary Weighell   Right from the Start   mary.weighell@crps.ca

Scott Wing  Health and Safety Coordinator  scott.wing@crps.ca

Learning Support Teachers

Nathalie Poulin  Banff Elementary School

Myka Breymann  Banff Community High School

Mike Shoemaker   Canmore Collegiate High School

David Purcell  Lawrence Grassi MIddle School

Craig Kestle   Lawrence Grassi MIddle School

Janis Bekar  Elizabeth Rummel School

Allyson Wheeler  Exshaw School

Leslie Kestle   Canmore Collegiate High School

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Canadian Rockies Public Schools is responsible for the health and safety of employees by actively encouraging the participation of all employees in the Health and Safety program. Also, Canadian Rockies Public Schools will provide the education and tools required so all employees are aware of their responsibilities and duties under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code. Employees are responsible for protecting the health and safety of themselves and their fellow employees by following all policies and procedures, working safely, and improving health and safety measures where possible. Accidental loss can be controlled through good management in combination with staff involvement. Health and safety is the responsibility of all staff and management.

Compliance with the Canadian Rockies Public Schools health and safety program and the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation is necessary to maintain a healthy and safe work environment. As with any program, corrective disciplinary measures may be required to deal with non-compliance issues. Furthermore, all non-compliance issues shall be documented and placed within the individuals personnel file. In general, the following disciplinary actions will be considered depending on the frequency and severity of the offence:  

Verbal warning

Written warning

Suspension

Termination 


Respect in School

PRESS RELEASE
January 2014

Respect in Schools Program

In January, 2014, Canadian Rockies Public School Division is committing to ensure that all employees who work with students on a regular basis achieve certification in the Respect in School on-line bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect prevention training program.

We take pride in the high quality education, including creating a safe and caring culture, which our school division provides to ALL of our learners. Respect is essential to the development of creating this culture and we know and believe that it must - and does - start with our educators and people who work with children.

We recognize in today's social media, the issue of bullying in schools across the nation receives increasingly widespread attention. Canadian Rockies School Division has committed to ensuring that our teachers and staff develop a common understanding and language around bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect. We also endeavour to enhance the work we do around Inspiring Hearts and Minds in supporting the whole child through a whole learning, teaching, world, community approach to support spiritual, emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

As well, in the last few years Canadian Rockies School Division (CRPS) has endeavored to develop a Shared Vision of Instructional Excellence (SVIE) to connect with Inspiring Hearts and Minds work and ensuring our beliefs match our behaviour.

The new Education Act emphasizes the “shared responsibilities of students, parents, teacher and school boards to contribute to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment, including reporting bullying - no matter where it happens or who is to blame." Boards will be required to develop policies to provide a safe and caring environment for ALL students, and to formally recognize Bullying Awareness week in our school communities.

To recognize our duties and ensure we are connecting the dots to all initiatives that are well underway inCRPS, the Superintendent has committed to universal training for ALL employees who work with our students. This commitment has been embedded in the CRPS administrative procedure 351 Safe and Caring School Culture which was recently created through a small committee made up of teachers, counsellors, community members, and parents. Research was undertaken to develop a framework for “how we act" every day in creating a safe environment. CRPS is ahead of the curve in developing administrative procedures to creating safe environments in all areas of school communities, identifying harassment and bullying, and supporting sexual orientation/gender identity.

Driven by the powerful work of former NHL player and sexual abuse survivor Sheldon Kennedy, the strength of the Respect programs lies in their focus on educating adults working in all areas of our school division on the importance of monitoring their own behaviour in all interactions with students. These programs also aid our staff in identifying manifestations of bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect, such as the misuse of power, as well as how to recognize, intervene and report incidents experienced by students.

We are proud of the work we are currently doing in our school communities and we look forward to using the Respect in School program as part of our strategy to develop consistent practices and enhance interactions with children in our care.

Respectfully,

Dean Irvine
Director of Learning

Respect in School training is available at Respect in School

the username to sign in is; 

  • the first initial of the first name and the full last name
  • the same password as your staff login password.

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Resources



Respect in the Workplace

 The training is located at this URL:  

Registration Information:

 Once at the site, the default language is English.  Click the link "Francais" to convert registration to French

  • Select "Register a New User"
  • If you have previously certified in the Respect in the Workplace program, enter your existing certification number in the box provided and select Check.  Once your profile has been found and loaded, complete the registration and select Submit.
  • If you have not certified in any of the identified programs previously, complete the displayed registration fields.  All fields marked with a red X are mandatory.
  • For Username and Password, you may select any entries you wish however spaces may not be included in the entries.  Respect Group recommends using your email address for the username as this is always unique to a single individual.  Please note these fields are case sensitive, and on re-entry, must be entered exactly as during registration.
  • Click Submit to complete registration.  
  • Select the appropriate language button to access the program instructions and content.

Re-Access:

 Return to the website address above (same address as for registration)

  • Enter your username and password in the selection boxes indicated (username and password are case sensitive)
  • Select "Login"
  • For Username/Password assistance, click on Forgot Username? or Forgot Password? on the login page

 General Information:

  • iOS devices such as iPads, iPods and iPhones are not currently supported for Respect Group programs.  Any PC or Mac computer using any common web browser with Adobe Flash installed will provide a positive experience.
  • Should you experience any challenges while taking Respect in the Workplace, numerous tools are available inside the program and before you login.  Inside the program, look for the Help button.  Prior to logging in you will also see buttons to retrieve usernames and passwords, and to look up your certificate number.
  • Respect Group Inc. programs make use of Pop-Up windows within the program. Please ensure Pop-Up blockers are turned off or, when prompted, set to allow pop-ups from the identified web address.
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Flood Recovery

On behalf of our Alberta Health Services colleagues, please find below and attached information on resources that have been developed to support the population impacted by flood in Southern Alberta. Please feel free to share this message with others that may find it helpful.