Having, sharing, showing, using, selling, or being part of any of this with REAL, LOOK-ALIKE, or PRETEND drugs, illegal or not, including tobacco and alcohol can spell B-I-G T-R-O-U-B-L-E for you! Pretend is Real…
What Is Bullying? Play Fighting Real Fighting Punching Pushing or Shoving Kicking Other? Physical
What Is Bullying? Spreading Rumors Threatening Teasing / Name Calling Gestures Sending a friend to do your bullying Being mean Other? Verbal / Non-Verbal
What Is Bullying? Calling Texting / Instant Messaging E-mailing Notes Facebook or Other Websites Other
Sexual Harassment is any unwelcomed behavior of a sexual nature that makes the other person feel uncomfortable. Some examples of sexual harassment are: Physical Contact Jokes Teasing Staring Inappropriate or obscene pictures, music, or gestures Comments Rumors Notes Rating Lists Swearing Name calling, including gay, fag, lesbian, etc.
Bullying / Harassment Even if you are just joking around! Pretend is Real The bully doesnt get to decide whether or not someone is a victim. The person being bullied gets to decide.
What do you do if you or someone you know is being bullied? Tell the bully to STOP. He/She might not be aware they are being a bully. If it continues or you still feel uncomfortable, tell an adult. Bullying is NEVER ok.
Graffiti/Vandalism The bottom line is if you damage school or other peoples property, you are guilty of vandalism Vandalism is the willful destruction of public or private property. Graffiti is drawings or writings scratched, scribbled, or drawn on a wall or other surface.
Swearing or Abusive Language Using unpleasant and insulting language about or to someone; to treat rough or cruelly.
Any conduct or behavior that creates an unreasonable disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program or other function of the school. NO DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN A CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL ACTIVITY
DISOBEDIENCE TO OR DEFIANCE OF SCHOOL AUTHORITY Refusing or resisting to follow a request or rule.
Discriminate Treating someone unfairly or better than others for an unfair reason Prejudice (to pre-judge) Having an opinion or some ideas about someone without really knowing that person
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people are from different ethnic or racial groups
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people are from different religious groups
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people have disabilities
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people look different from us
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people learn quickly, or slowly, or differently from us
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people are richer or poorer than us
What are some ways we are prejudiced or discriminate? When people have an accent or speak a different language than we do
Is one better than the other? No, just different! And different is OK!
Electronic Devices Electronic devices include any device that is used for audio, video, or text communication, cell phones, smart phones, pagers, cameras, CD players, pocket PCs, DVD or video players, MP3 players, iPods, PSPs, etc.
At Washington Elementary: Students may have and use electronic devices. They may not use them during the school day. This includes recess, lunchtime, and while in the halls. They must be completely powered down, turned off, and kept out of sight. Electronic devices may be used before the first bell and after the final bell as long as they do not create a distraction or disruption. Electronic devices may not be used in a way that contributes to bullying or other unacceptable behaviors.
At Washington Elementary: Students who violate this rule may have the electronic device taken away by a school employee. If a students device is taken away, it will be returned only to the students parent or guardian. If a students device is taken away repeatedly, he/she may not be allowed to bring it on school grounds permanently.
The following consequences may happen when a student breaks the rules weve talked about today: Parents notified Prohibited from participating in some school activities In- or out-of-school suspension Expelled from school Moved to another school Referred to police Other interventions as deemed appropriate
Do these rules apply only at school? No! Respectful behavior is important wherever you are! And, Safe Schools Rules apply from the time you leave home until you return from school!