President Obama has signed an anti-bullying law. We take bullying seriously, and students will receive strong consequences if they are involved in this behavior.

Bullying happens when someone repeatedly continues hurting, frightening, threatening or leaving someone out on purpose. Bullying behaviors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping or pushing.
  • Stealing or damaging another person's things.
  • Ganging up on someone.
  • Teasing someone in a hurtful way.
  • Spreading rumors or untruths about someone.
  • Using put-downs, i.e., insulting someone's race, making fun of someone for being a boy or girl.
  • Leaving someone out on purpose or trying to get other students not to play with someone.
  • Touching or showing private body parts and other forms of sexual harassment.

Our Commitment

Students at Language Academy will do the following to prevent bullying:

Treat each other respectfully. Refuse to watch, laugh or join in when someone is being bullied.
Refuse to bully others. Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are left out.
Refuse to let others be bullied. Report bullying to an adult.

First Offense

A teacher or other staff member can and will:

  1. Send you to the principal, vice principal or designee to discuss the misbehavior.
  2. Assist you with problem solving and issue appropriate consequences.
  3. Take away campus privileges and/or issue other consequences.
  4. Contact a parent or guardian.

Second Offense

  1. You will be sent to the office, the principal, vice principal or designee, who will contact a parent or guardian to set up a meeting where a plan to change the behavior will be developed.
  2. The administrator, at his/her discretion, will issue a short-term suspension or other consequences.
  3. We will:
  • Provide immediate consequences for retaliation against students who report bullying.
  • Provide immediate consequences for any act of sexual harassment.

Please note: Any egregious act of bullying, sexual harassment or intimidation can lead to immediate suspension and/or expulsion, even if it is a first offense.

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