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CVA Student Handbook—Preamble

I. Preamble

Code of Conduct

The intent of this Code of Conduct is to promote responsible behavior that creates an orderly and safe school environment.  It is the belief of the Central Valley School District that everyone in our community must strive toward contributing to this goal.  The objective is to develop a moral school community based on:

  • Responsible Behavior     Use self control in your actions and language
  • Mutual respect                 Treat yourself and others with care and consideration
  • Concern for Others          Be truthful, honest and fair in your dealings with others
  • Cooperation                     Listen and work together to make a positive contribution
  • Personal Excellence        Put forth your best effort in whatever you attempt

Student Behavior

All teachers are to be on the alert for any student behavior which is in violation of school regulations.  Students should behave in a manner that will be a credit to our school.

The privilege of participating in and attending extra-curricular activities will depend on school behavior and daily attendance.  The privilege may be removed after a parent conference and written notification to a student.

Each member of the school community is expected to be responsible for his/her own behavior. The rules of conduct focus on personal safety and respect for the rights and property of others and apply in the classrooms and throughout the school system and at all school related activities on or off school property.


What is Character?  Character is those positive qualities that speak of who we are and the kind of person we want to be.

Positive Character Traits

1.   Responsible – Obliged or expected to account for
2.   Self-control – Controlling one’s actions or responses
3.   Punctual – On time, Prompt
4.   Initiative – Readiness to take the first steps in beginning a project or action
5.   Creative – Original thinking to produce something new
6.   Self-respect – Taking pride in and caring for oneself
7.   Optimistic – Looking at the bright side of situations
8.   Perseverance – Sticking to a purpose or aim
9.   Dependable – Can be counted on to fulfill one’s obligations and promises
10.   Economical – Showing wise use of money, resources, and time
11.   Gracious – Showing kindness or courtesy
12.   Ambitious – Having a strong determination to accomplish a goal
13.   Courageous – The ability to face problems directly
14.   Resourceful – Able to think of creative ways to do things
15.   Joyful – Showing happiness and optimism
16.   Respect – To have high regard for, to hold in esteem, to treat with courtesy and consideration
17.   Patient – Enduring calmly without complaining or losing self-control
18.   Tolerance – Willing to accept people and opinions that are different
19.   Honest – Truthful; not lying, cheating or stealing
20.   Thankful – Feeling and expressing gratitude
21.   Polite – Demonstrating good manners
22.   Considerate – Thoughtful of other people’s wants and feelings
23.   Generous – Willing to share with others
24.   Cheerful – Full of cheer, joyful, and glad
25.   Loyal – Faithful to one’s family, friends, or other commitments
26.   Empathetic – Complete understanding of another’s feelings
27.   Citizenship – Carrying out the duties and responsibilities to one’s country
28.   Trustworthy – Belief in the truthfulness and integrity of a person
29.   Good Sport – Treating opponents with fairness and courtesy
30.   Cooperative – Able to work with others to accomplish a task
31.   Integrity – being honest and hard-working
32.   Positive – very sure, confident
33.   Helpful – works with others, goes beyond
34.   Truthful – consistently honest
35.   Moral – exhibiting goodness
36.   Compassionate – caring for others
37.   Caring – feeling concerned for others
38.   Tenacious – firmly believing in your ways
39.   Friendly – warm, comforting
40.   Believable – capable of being trusted

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