I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our anti-bullying and harassment policy at Twain. Bullying and harassment are defined as repeated, one-sided behaviors against another person that have the intent to hurt that person either physically or emotionally. School is meant to be a safe and enjoyable place where students are able to learn. When bullying or harassment behaviors take place, school becomes an uncomfortable, scary place, and this negatively affects student learning. Because of this, we take bullying/harassment reports very seriously.
When a report is made either by a student, parent, or staff member, a form is completed and given to me. Guardians of all parties involved are notified. I then meet with both the person being bullied and the person doing the bullying (at separate times). A plan is then put in to place regarding how to eliminate these behaviors, which typically involves the teaching of friendship skills and problem-solving. A safety plan is also put into place. If further reports are made, additional measures will be enacted.
If you feel as though your child(ren) is being bullied, please contact his or her teacher or the school counseling office right away. We want Twain to be a respectful, responsible, caring community where every child feels safe, welcome, and ready to learn.
Learn more about the District's bullying/harassment policy and additional ways you and/or your student can report bulling/harassing behavior. Reports can be made annonymously if you or your child so chooses.