Fernan STEM Academy

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Stand Up, Speak Up Commitment


 CDASD 271


Everyone at our school is committed to making it a safe and caring place for all students.  We will treat each other with respect, and we will refuse to tolerate bullying in any form at our school. 


Our District defines bullying as follows:  Bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose. It is an attempt to exercise control over the “targeted student.”



Examples of bullying include:

Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, and so on

Stealing or damaging another person’s things

Ganging up on someone

Teasing or name calling someone in a hurtful way

Put-downs, such as insulting someone’s race or making fun of someone for being a boy or a girl

Spreading rumors about someone

Leaving someone out on purpose or trying to get other student not to play with someone

Inappropriately talking about private body parts

Using electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, Kindles, etc.) to target someone’s feelings

Writing hurtful things about other people



Staff at our school will do the following things to prevent bullying and help children feel safe at school:

Closely supervise students in all areas of the school and playground

Watch for signs of bullying and stop it when it happens

Respond quickly and sensitively to all bullying reports

Take seriously families’ concerns about bullying

Assign consequences for bullying based on the school discipline code

Provide immediate consequences for retaliation against students who report bullying

Document all incidents of bullying and inform parents if their children are involved



Students at our school will do the following things to prevent bullying:

Treat each other respectfully

Refuse to bully others

Refuse to let others be bullied

Refuse to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied

Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are often left out

Report bullying to an adult