DASA Coordinators: Mrs. Lahey & Mrs. Coogan
Mrs. Brennan- Chanowsky
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This is an interactive website helping students to learn about bullying,
what they can do if they are a target or bystander and
how they can make a difference all while having fun on the computer!
CHEROKEE RISES ABOVE!
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"FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY OR DO DRUGS" WEEK
AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK EVENTS
What is Cherokee's Dignity Task Force:
Cherokee’s Dignity Task Force is a group of faculty members who have a passion about bullying and have joined together to help make Cherokee a safer place and a bully free zone. If your child is being bullied, witnesses bullying or is responsible for the bullying they can speak to any of our members to receive the proper help and assistance they may need. If a parent is informed about a bullying situation please contact one of our members so we can assist you and your family.
What is Cherokee’s Dignity Task Force doing to stop bullying?
A number of lessons, events and activities will be taking place throughout the year to promote anti-bullying behaviors, to inform students what to do if they are bullied or witness bullying and to promote a safer environment for your students. Please click below on our anti- bullying initiatives link for the events we will have throughout the year!
The task force will also be meeting with students involved in bullying situations to help mediate and resolve bullying situations. Incident reports will be filed, follow up meetings will take place to make sure incidents have stopped and parent letters and/or phone calls will be made to inform parents of situations that occur.
Cherokee supports the District’s commitment to provide a safe and constructive learning environment that honors the dignity and worth of every individual.
It is the responsibility of the Connetquot Central School District to address bullying and harassment issues that occur. District staff members are to create an orderly environment within the Connetquot Central School District through training, monitoring and intervening when bullying and harassment occur.
Bullying and harassment are forms of dangerous and disrespectful behavior that will not be permitted or tolerated. Bullying and harassment may involve a range of misconduct which, based on the severity, will warrant a measured response of corrective action and/or discipline. Behaviors that do not rise to the level of bullying and harassment, as defined below, still may be subject to intervention and/or discipline under another section of the discipline plan or a discipline policy. A formal complaint may be made by completing CCSD Policy #0115-E.1 which can be found on the district website and should be submitted to the building principal.
Bullying means any overt act or combination of such acts directed against a student by another student or group of students and which:
Harassment means any gesture, written, verbal or physical act that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory handicap, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that occurs during the school day on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity, or before or after the school day on a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity and which:
Bullying and harassment can take various forms:
It is important to note that a single negative act as enumerated above may also constitute bullying (if not more serious misconduct) based upon the particular circumstances such as the seriousness of the act and/or the intent of the alleged perpetrator.
Conduct that might otherwise be considered bullying and harassment but does not occur during the school day on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity, or before or after the school day on a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity event may still be subject to disciplinary action.
Reporting of bullying and harassment
Using the bullying prevention policy as a guide, use this document to outline what steps you, as a parent, should take if your child is involved in bullying.
Chain of Command
If you believe your child is involved in bullying, contact the following school personnel, in the order indicated, to discuss the situation:
Discuss the Facts and Details
To find out the details of a particular situation, ask the following questions:
If you think your child has been involved in more than one bullying episode, consider the following issues:
If your child is accused of, or has been confirmed of bullying, consider the following:
If your child has been the target of bullying consider the following:
This guide, along with your insights and suggestions, will help school personnel, parents and students work together to ensure all students are safe and to maintain a positive learning environment. If you are having an issue with bullying please contact Mrs. Coogan, Ms. Lightstone and Mrs. Murthy. In addition to the policy, various programs are scheduled to further support the District's Anti-Bullying Initiative. Please click on the link below entitled Anti-Bullying Initiative Events 2012-2013.
Cherokee St. Elementary School's YFS Coordinator is Mrs. Nicole Coogan. She is a licensed social worker. If you have any further questions regarding any of the programs your child will participate in, you may contact the YFS Coordinator at Cherokee at 467-6027 ext. 3212.