October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Floodwood School strives to create a safe, warm and welcoming school climate. All students and staff play a role in creating a positive school culture. Bullying has NO place at Floodwood School.
This past summer new legislation was put in place to ensure all students are safe from bullying in schools. This work starts with defining "bullying." Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
ISD 698 works to ensure Floodwood School is bully free. The following is important information for staff, families and students to understand about the ISD 698 bullying policy:
- All students and staff are trained to understand what bullying behavior is and how to conduct active supervision to prevent bullying from occurring.
- An important concept to understand is the importance of the “bystander.” It is important for students to understand if they see bullying taking place, report it to an adult.
- Any bullying should be reported to school administration (Mrs. Starzecki or Mr. Johnson) as soon as possible.
- Reports of bullying will be investigated immediately. Victims are provided with support as necessary and are protected from retaliation. Students accused of bullying will face consequences as outlined by the student handbook.
- Prevention of bullying starts with creating a school environment that demands respect for all. For more information about our efforts to create a positive school climate, click here read more about Polar Pride. Students are expected to be safe, respectful and responsible all at times.