Respect for Others, Bullying & Unsafe Behavior Policy

Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated. Serious disciplinary action will occur for bullying and harassment situations. All students need to report actions and behavior that cause personal discomfort in the classroom, on school property, and through online interactions. Learn the differences between daily interactions with others to create a climate of safety and kindness.

Words, looks, actions or gestures that result in making someone feel uncomfortable or unsafe will be considered harassment and will not be tolerated. This includes actions, comments, and any verbal or written communication, including on social media, or through any other messaging platforms directed at ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or physical appearance.

No public display of affection is allowed (kissing,hugging, holding hands, etc.).


Rude

Unintentionally saying or doing something that negatively affects another person

Examples:

  • Taking something without asking permission
  • Bumping into someone at lunch and then laughing about it

Mean

Intentionally saying or doing something that negatively affects another person

Examples:

  • Not returning an item right away, playing keep away
  • Making an unnecessary comment to a person to hurt their feelings, in person or online
  • Saying something out of anger, frustration, sadness, etc.

Bullying and

Cyberbullying

Intentionally saying or doing something, more than two times, that negatively affects

another person and that person is not comfortable responding because they feel unsafe

Examples:

  • Staring down a person every day in class
  • Making unnecessary comments repeatedly, in person or online
  • Continuing the action even after the person walks away or says stop


Report Bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying is serious and will not be tolerated. There is a form on the school’s website to report alleged bullying that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored event off school property, on a school bus, on the way to and/or from school, or online through social media. If you are a student, parent/guardian, teacher, or other staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying, complete the entire form and respond only to questions that you feel comfortable answering and are able to answer accurately. Students may choose to include their name on the form or may submit the form anonymously. Please note that the district’s ability to investigate an anonymous complaint may be limited, and the district prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a bullying report.


Report Unsafe Behavior

Unsafe behavior includes verbal and physical bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, weapons on campus, and any action that can cause harm to oneself and/or others. All students need to report actions and behavior that cause personal discomfort in the classroom, on school property, and through online interactions. If you are not sure whether a situation is considered unsafe, speak with a teacher, administrator, counselor, parent, or trusted adult. Talking and consulting with a trusted adult can help you decide what to do.

Report Bullying

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