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How AVMS Strives to be Bully Free

Preventing bullying / cyber bullying by educating students about what it is and how to prevent it.

  • Create a positive school culture through our school wide implementation of PBIS which includes a unit on bullying.
  • Beginning of the year assembly by assistant principal which addresses bullying and its consequences.
  • Additional assembly later in the year by our counselor exclusively on the topic of bullying.
  • Blue Ribbon Week


Definition of Bullying from Board Policy – BP 5141(d)

Bullying shall mean unwelcome, pervasive, and/or severe verbal, written, or physical conduct directed at a student or staff member by a student or staff member that has the effect of any or all of the following:

  1. Creating an intimidating and/or hostile environment that substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or the ability of a staff member to perform his or her duties;
  2. Damaging, extorting, or taking a student or a staff member’s personal property;
  3. Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of physical, emotional, or mental harm;
  4. Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of damage to, or loss of, personal property.


How to Report Bullying. 

  • Bully box
  • Online Bully Reporting Form
  • Incident Report Form in the office
  • Conversation or email to staff
  • Referral from staff member who witnessed event


Assistant Principal and/or Counselor investigate incident.

  • Ensure all parties are familiar with board policy 5141(d) as it relates to bullying
  • Follow up with concerned party and discuss results of investigation


Assign appropriate consequences which may include but not limited to:

  • Situation logged in discipline file
  • Bully complaint report completed
  • Situation logged in Bully Log filed both at school and at the District Office
  • Counseling
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Detention, Suspension, Involuntary Transfer, Expulsion
  • Behavior Contract
  • Notify School Resource Officer

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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