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EMSB SAFE SCHOOL ACTION PLAN 1 Name of school : X Elementary  High school  Outreach  Social affairs Name of school Principal: Myrianne Lusignan Principal’s.

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1 EMSB SAFE SCHOOL ACTION PLAN 1 Name of school : X Elementary  High school  Outreach  Social affairs Name of school Principal: Myrianne Lusignan Principal’s Signature: ______________________ Governing Board Approval Date: January 21 st, 2013 Governing Board Chairperson’s Signature: ________________________________ If No Governing Board -Principal’s Signature: ______________________________

2 STEP 1 Identify members of your Safe School Action Team and designated Team Leader. Team members can consist of (but are not limited to) school administration, teaching staff, school personnel, CSSS social workers, day care coordinator, community partners, families, and students, etc. An existing team can take on this function. “The principal shall set up an anti-bullying and anti-violence team and designate a school staff member to coordinate its work as part of his or her regular duties.” (Bill 56, Art.96.12) 2 Safe School Action Team Members NbNameTitleRole 1 Myrianne LusignanPrincipalChair 2 Metaxia DarasVice PrincipalMember 3 Marialuisa GuarnieriTeacherMember 4 Johanne LussierTeacherMember 5 Susan TeolisTeacherMember 6 Sonia ZapitoskiCCWMember 7 Connie Parry Day Care Technician Member 8 Susan Cerantola Day Care Assistant Member

3 STEP 2 Identify instruments /tools used to generate data for the assessment of school climate and for the establishment of a baseline on the frequency and nature of bullying and violence. Art paragraph 1 - An analysis of the situation prevailing at the school with respect to bullying and violence. 3 Assessment Tools Tell Them From Me Survey Focus Groups Incident Reports Bus Reports Notes from Disciplinary meetings involving administration

4 STEP 3 Illustrate key points of data analysis. Art paragraph 1 - An analysis of the situation prevailing at the school with respect to bullying and violence. 4 Data Analysis Areas of strength: Strong sense of belonging amongst general student population. Positive rapport overall between teachers & students Strong sentiment overall of student safety at school (87%-Tell Them from Me) Culture of respect among staff members Positive parental involvement Areas of concern Victimization from bullying for grade 4 girls and grade 5 boys and girls ( Based on results obtained May 2012 – Snap shot 2 )

5 STEP 4 Identify a few priorities for improvement of current situation. Art paragraph 1 - An analysis of the situation prevailing at the school with respect to bullying and violence. 5 Priorities Prevent & reduce rates of victimization from bullying with specific attention to Grade 5 boys and girls. Create an environment where all students are proud to be good citizens by creating a “Value of the Month” school- project. Increase awareness regarding bullying.

6 STEP 5 Indicate existing and planned prevention measures (universal /targeted) to counter bullying and/or violence related to racism, homophobia, sexual orientation, sexual identity, a handicap or a physical characteristic. These measures can include the delivery of specific classroom material, formal classroom discussions educational programs facilitated by community organizations, talks delivered by spiritual community animators etc., communication of code of conduct, etc. Art paragraph 2 - Prevention measures to put an end to all forms of bullying and violence, in particular those motivated by racism or homophobia or targeting sexual orientation, sexual identity, a handicap or a physical characteristic. 6 Prevention Measures Existing measures Playground Organisation Assigned posts for supervision Student Workshops and Speakers Second Step in Kindergarten Playground Coordinator Planned measures Good Citizenship Day “Value of the Month” School Project with monthly lesson plans and student involvement to perform good deeds. Reporting of incidents to homeroom teachers and/or administration and/or any staff member working with concerned students Staff Development training on bullying and cyber bullying Revise the agenda code of conduct to be in alignment with Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy “Agenda Treasure Hunt” at the beginning of the year to increase awareness of student code of conduct.

7 STEP 6 Indicate existing or planned measures to promote and support family engagement. These can include the establishment of a safe school family committee, educational newsletters, workshops, organized forums for discussion, etc. Art paragraph 3 - Measures to encourage parents to collaborate in preventing and stopping bullying and violence and in creating a healthy and secure learning environment. 7 Family Engagement Existing measures Family events and activities that promote a sense of belonging to the school Planned measures Information evenings for families on Bullying and Cyber bullying Informing parents of the “Value of the Month” by including a section in the newsletter.

8 STEP 7 Refer to the Safe School Policy for existing procedures. Art paragraph 4 - Procedures for reporting, or registering a complaint concerning, an act of bullying or violence and, more particularly, procedures for reporting the use of social media or communication technologies for cyber-bullying purposes. 8 Reporting Procedures Existing procedures Parent or student reporting to staff or administration Incident Reports Bus Reports Notes from Disciplinary meetings involving administration Planned procedures Adjust school code of conduct to be in alignment with Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy Procedures reporting forms Bullying Reports Log Book or GPI (Kept Confidential by the Administration)

9 STEP 8 Refer to the Safe School Policy for existing procedures. Art paragraph 5 - The actions to be taken when a student, teacher or other school staff member or any other person observes an act of bullying or violence. 9 Procedures for Observers Existing procedures: Written or Verbal Report to Administration and/or Homeroom Teacher, CCW, Staff Planned procedures Written reports to Administration and/or Homeroom Teacher, CCW, Staff Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy Procedures reporting procedures (school form) Recorded in Bullying Reports Log Book or GPI (Kept Confidential by the Administration)

10 STEP 9 Refer to the Safe School Policy for existing procedures. Art paragraph 6 - Measures to protect the confidentiality of any report or complaint concerning an act of bullying or violence.. 10 Measures for Confidentiality Existing measures: Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy Procedures Planned measures: All reports (written or verbal) concerning bullying or other acts of violence will continue to be treated with confidentiality in keeping with the safe school policy and youth protection act.

11 STEP 10 Refer to the Safe School Policy for existing procedures. Art paragraph 7 - Supervisory or support measures for any student who is a victim of bullying or violence, for witnesses and for the perpetrator. 11 Supervisory or Support Measures Existing measures Teachers, Staff and Administration Spiritual and Community Animator Special Ed tech Playground Coordinator Lunch Coordinator BASE Educators Planned measures Method of Shared Team Approach Support from Safe Schools Consultant Project Harbour Interventions CSSS Support

12 STEP 11 List actions that are in the best interests of the student(s). Art paragraph 8 - Specific disciplinary sanctions for acts of bullying or violence, according to their severity or repetitive nature.. 12 Disciplinary Measures Existing measures Evaluation of Severity of Incident and Safety of Students Administration/Parent Meetings Recess and Lunch Hour Detentions Reflection Work and Letter Writing Suspensions (school or home) Planned measures Counselling Focus group meetings with staff involved Meetings with SPVM Socio Community Liaison

13 STEP 12 Refer to the Safe School Policy for existing procedures. Art paragraph 9 - The required follow- up on any report or complaint concerning an act of bullying or violence.. 13 Follow-up Procedures Existing procedures Safe Physical and Cyber Environment Policy Procedures Planned procedures Follow-up and review with students and staff for cases of bullying Follow-up and review with parents for severe cases of bullying


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