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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