Edith L. Slocum 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.
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:
(a) Physical (including, but not limited to, hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, taking or damaging personal belongings);
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 Ms. Kimberly Desz or Mr. Delio. In addition to the policy, various programs are scheduled to further support the District’s Anti-Bullying Initiative.
Edith L. Slocum's School Social Worker is Ms. Kimberly Desz. She is a certified social worker. She may be reached during school hours 8:35-3:35am. If you have any further questions regarding any of the programs your child will participate in, you may contact the her at 467-6040 ext. 8021.