St. James Middle School is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment where students can physically, emotionally, and academically grow during the middle school years. Therefore, the school is committed to creating a school-wide culture focused on character education where all students and adults are treated with respect. (The official SJMS Bullying Prevention Plan is available here )
- An intentional behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while at school, in the community, or online.
- Those bullying often have more social or physical “power”, while those targeted have difficulty stopping the behavior.
- The behavior is typically repeated, though it can be a one-time incident depending on the severity.
It is important to tell a trusted adult whenever you become aware of bullying. If your trusted adult is outside of school, it is important to remind them to inform someone at school so that we can help!
Who can you tell?
- You can speak to any staff member at SJMS about a bullying incident.
- You can email any staff member at SJMS about a bullying incident.
- You can drop a note in one of the drop boxes (located in the cafeteria and guidance suite).
When a report of bullying is made, please remember to include the following (whenever possible):
- Specific statements and actions of the bully.
- The locations, times and dates that the bullying took place.
- The name(s) of all individuals involved (bully, victim, bystanders, etc.)
- Screenshots or saved messages of the bullying incidents.