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Bullying Prevention Plan

UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

School Bullying Prevention Plan and

Safe, Equitable and Inclusive School Strategy

SCHOOL:   Centre Wellington District High School 

DATE: September 2018

Everyone at our school is committed to making our school a safe, inclusive and equitable environment for all.  We treat each other with respect and we will refuse to tolerate inequities in any form at our school. We know that a “whole-school” approach where all stakeholders are involved in supporting our students helps create and maintain a positive school climate.  

 

Definition of Bullying

“Bullying” means aggressive and typically repeated behavior by a student where:

  1. The behavior is intended by the student to have the effect of, or the student ought to know that the behavior would be likely to have the effect of
  1. The behavior occurs in a context where there is either a real or perceived power imbalance between the student and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or special education needs.

Bullying takes different forms of contexts with age.  It can be physical, verbal, social/emotional or through electronic means (cyber-bullying).  Bystanders contribute to bullying by doing nothing to prevent it or become actively involved in supporting it.

 

“Cyberbullying” includes electronic communication that:

 

Examples of Bullying

Safe Schools Committee

School Administrators:  Chad Warren, Albert Boutin, Janine Grin, Lesley Anne Jordan

Equity Rep:  Jim Mason   

Teacher(s):  Randi Jamieson, Rebecca Grimes, Jim Mason, Billie Gitter,  Alannah Sawatsky, Jaclyn Wilson, Brittany Hogan

Support Staff:  TBA

Student Rep:  TBA

Parent:  Erika Longman

Community Partner:  Rhonda Watt

The role of this committee should include but is not limited to the following:

School Monitoring and Review Process

The Bullying Prevention and Inclusive School Plan was developed or reviewed by our Safe

School Committee On:  September 25, 2018.

 

Our most recent School Climate Survey was conducted in: Winter 2018

 

59% of students in grades 9-12, 5% of parents, and 52% of staff members completed our most recent school climate survey.

 

Data from our most recent climate survey indicate that:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive Goals

Note:  Our Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive goal(s) are determined after analysis of the results of our school climate survey.

  1.   We will conduct a Staff Equity Walk to determine gaps.   
  2.   We will use the Equity School Planner.
  3.   We will provide ongoing staff and student development on bullying and equity issues through classroom instruction, professional development, and committees with similar mandates.
  4.  We will increase parent involvement/participation in prevention activities and the climate survey.
  5.  We will Increase student voice and further involve student council.

 

Training Strategies for Staff and Members of the School Community

 

Members of our school community will receive Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive training through:

  Board professional development workshops

☑  Online training for new employees

☑  Staff meetings

☑  Provision of professional development materials and resources

☑  Other (please specify) School based Professional Development Days     

 

Parents/Community Communication and Outreach Strategies

We will communicate our Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive strategies and initiatives by:

Including our Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive Plan in our school/student handbook

Including information on the school website, online app and Twitter

Sharing information during school assemblies and announcements

Sharing information through bulletin board postings

Sharing information at School Council and other parent meetings

Sharing information at staff meetings

Integrating Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusion into classroom instruction

Posting our Bullying Prevention Plan and Safe, Equitable and Inclusive Schools strategy on our school website

Informing parents and school volunteers of our procedures for reporting incidents of bullying and inequity

Assisting parents to build awareness and knowledge so they may support our school Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive strategies

 

   

Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive Strategies, Education Programs and Activities

Our school currently implements or will implement the following bullying prevention and equity & inclusive education programs and activities that focus on developing healthy relationships and provide leadership opportunities for our students:

  1.    C Dub Hub (Mental Health & Wellness Centre) and programming   
  2.    Mental Health Week (September and May)     
  3.   Curriculum Connections:  e.g. Health & Physical Education; Coop; Indigenous Studies; Civics   
  4.   Orange Shirt Day (September)   
  5.   GSA – various events and regular meetings
  6.   Bullying Prevention Awareness Week (November)
  7.   Link Crew
  8.     Indigenous Club
  9.     Friendship Club
  10.     WE club
  11.     Partner School Programming
  12.     Wake up Wellington and Toonie Lunch
  13.     Japanese School Visit
  14.     Thanksgiving Food Drive
  15.     National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  16.     Black History Month
  17.     Pink Shirt Day
  18.     Poverty Challenge
  19.     Rainbow Conference
  20.     Pride Week
  21.     School-Wide Special Olympics Pep Rally
  22.     Continue with the “18 under 18” recognition program
  23.     Increase number of permanent washroom posters
  24.     Mental Wellness Committee
  25.     Consent Committee
  26.     Youth Talk

 

Bullying Prevention and Equity & Inclusive Responsibilities

Staff:

Students:

Parents:

 

Intervention Strategies

Our staff will use the following process when bullying is reported:

Acknowledge the Incident / Affirm

Gather Information / Ask Questions

Assess Safety / Make a Plan

Act / Follow-up

 

Reporting Incidents of Bullying

Students, parents, school staff and volunteers may use the following methods to report incidents of bullying as appropriate:

When responding to a bullying incident, our school staff uses a progressive discipline approach.  Use of Progressive Discipline supports a safe, inclusive and equitable learning and teaching environment in which every student can reach his or her full potential. Strategies may range from early intervention to more intensive intervention in cases of persistent bullying, with possible referral to board support personnel, community or social service agencies. These may include but are not limited to:

 

Consequences are at the discretion of the Principal or Vice-Principal.  In the case of severe misbehavior, our format of progressive discipline consequences may be superseded.  As incidents arise, it is recognized that each situation is unique.  Mitigating circumstances will be considered for student age, frequency of incidents, nature and severity of incidents, student exceptionalities, extenuating circumstances, and impact on the school climate.

CWDHS Bullying Prevention Plan 2018-2019