• Stand Up, Speak Up Commitment


    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