Leckie EC’s Bullying Policy
Leckie EC’s Bullying Policy
There are often misconceptions regarding the definition of Bullying. Some behaviors and actions that do not meet the definition of Bullying are frequently referred to as Bullying. Three specific characteristics that help to identify Bullying are as follows:
- The behavior must be repeated. Bullying does not just happen once
- Bullying is intentional and intended to harm
- Bullying is directed at someone with less power
Leckie Education Campus believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. We promote mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance among students, staff, and volunteers. Behavior that infringes on the safety of any student will not be tolerated. A student shall not bully or intimidate any student through words or actions. This policy applies to students on school grounds, while traveling on a bus to and from school, or a school-sponsored activity, and during a school-sponsored activity. Bullying and intimidation will not be tolerated.
Signs of Bullying
- Bullying happens several times. It is behavior that is repeated, not just a one-time incident.
- Bullying is one-sided. It involves one person hurting another person. The person doing the bullying behavior has some sort of power over the other. For example, they are bigger, more popular, smarter, etc.
- Bullying is mean – it is harmful. The target of the Bullying is hurt in some way – whether it is physical, emotional, etc.
- Bullying is purposeful. For something to be bullying, it must be intentional, not an accident.
Students should immediately report incidents of Bullying to the principal or designee. School staff and administrators will promptly investigate each complaint of Bullying thoroughly and confidentially.
Leckie will provide counseling and other interventions to address the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students who are victims of Bullying and students who commit an offense of Bullying.
Bullying is never okay, cool, or acceptable.
No one EVER deserves to be bullied.
Virtual Learning Netiquette
Be on time. Let's not waste the teacher's time. Be on time for your class (or even a few minutes early). Post your class schedule as a reminder. Set the alarm (or ask a parent to do that) if you have a hard time remembering when to log on
Learn how to use the virtual classroom program. Learn how to enter the virtual classroom, mute and unmute yourself, turn off your camera, and shut down the program. Is there a chat that you need to use? A way to indicate you are raising your hand? Find this out before the class starts.
Stay in one spot during your call. It's distracting to your classmates to see you moving around during the class. Find a quiet place where you will be comfortable for the whole class and make it your classroom spot. Remember, you are in class, so lounging on your bed is not a good option. Sit at a desk or your kitchen table so you can have more focus.
Dress the part. While school uniforms aren't required for virtual schooling, you do want to make sure you look presentable for class. Change out of your pajamas (unless it is official pajama day), brush your hair and teeth and look presentable. Make sure any shirt you are wearing doesn't have any offensive graphics or text on it. Think about what you'd wear to school and dress accordingly.
Wait for your turn. It can be a good idea to raise your hand instead of interrupting so that the teacher can finish the instructions before you jump in.
Remember, this is school. While it might be exciting to see your friends (finally!), this is not the time or place to chat about Minecraft or what you had for breakfast. If your virtual classroom has a chat feature, stay out of it unless the teacher requests students