Overview of Bullying Prevention Policy for Parents
Dear ECP families,
At Endeavor College Prep, we want to maintain a safe, inclusive, and healthy learning environment for students. We believe in working together with parents/guardians and students to ensure bullying does not occur. School staff will discuss this policy with students in an age-appropriate way and will assure them that they need not to endure any form of bullying.
Students who bully are in violation of this policy and are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
Bullying is defined by ECP’s Bullying Prevention Policy as a repeated act of aggression causing embarrassment, pain, or discomfort to someone. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to:
- Direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving
- Verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling
- Social isolation or manipulation
- Interfering with another student’s property by stealing, hiding, or damaging it
- Writing offensive notes or graffiti about another student
- Misusing technology to hurt or humiliate another person
How to report suspected bullying:
- Students in grades TK-3 should tell their classroom teachers about any incidents.
- Teachers will notify the appropriate personnel by filling out a digital Student Incident Report Form.
- Students in grades 4-8 should complete and submit a digital Student Incident Report Form as soon as possible.
How to intervene:
- Allow students to share stories and accounts of what happened in a private setting.
- Ensure students feel safe in class by making necessary adjustments to seating arrangements or teams.
- Closely monitor students involved in alleged incidents of bullying and report any relevant findings to the appropriate personnel.
How to report:
- In grades TK-3, teachers will talk to students and complete a Student Incident Report Form based on the conversation. Form must be completed as thoroughly as possible.
- In grades 4-8, students will fill out a digital Student Incident Report Form which can be found in Google Classroom.
How to report:
- Talk to your child’s classroom teachers as soon as possible to report any concerns.
How to support your child:
- Encourage your child to tell adults (such as their teachers, school counselor, or dean of students) as soon as possible.
- Advise your children not to retaliate to any forms of bullying.
- Be sympathetic and supportive, and reassure your child that appropriate action will be taken.
- Talk to your child about being kind to one another, accepting differences, and respecting boundaries amongst peers.
Let us know how we can best support you and your children. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact the main office at 323-800-4125.
Endeavor College Preparatory Charter School