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  RSM Stands Up Against Bullying  
 

At Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary, we strive to create a positive learning environment where our students feel safe and ready to learn. Students are expected to exhibit positive character traits and treat one another with kindness and respect. RS-M elementary has developed a Bullying Prevention Policy to ensure the well-being of all students. If a student is bullied, the student, or their parent/guardian should make a report to the child’s teacher, school counselor, or an administrator. A report may be made via conference, by phone, or by completing a Bullying Report Form located on the school website.

The Safe School Climate Act Definition of terms:
(1) Harassment, intimidation or bullying – a gesture, an electronic communication, a written, verbal, physical, or sexual act that is reasonably perceived to have negative effect such as:
(a) Harming a student physically or emotionally or damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage or
 (b) Insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderliness of school.
 (2) 'School' means in a classroom, on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, at an official school bus stop, at a school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, or at another program or function where the school is responsible for the child.

RS-M Elementary Definition of terms for students:
Bullying: When someone hurts, frightens, controls, isolates, or embarrasses another person on purpose, over and over again.
Bystander: People who choose to watch, rather than be an upstander when someone is being bullied. Bystanders are silent participants of the bullying.

Upstander: People who stand up and speak out for themselves and others against bullying or other hurtful behavior.


Bullying Procedures

Student and Parent Report Forms