With October being National Bullying Prevention month, I thought it appropriate to post the Des Moines Public School District's policy regarding bullying and harassment. While all grade levels learn about bullying during October and November, specific portions of the District bullying policy were discussed with 5th graders this unit- particularly emphasizing that bullying includes electronic communication (social media, email, text, etc.).
The District policy states:
For the policy in its entirety, or to view the DMPS Elementary Schools Handbook, please click here.
October is here, my favorite month of the year! October is a great month for so many reasons, including that it is officially National Bullying Prevention Month. As October gets underway, in classroom guidance we start our Relationships Unit. The focus of this unit is all about friendship, bullying prevention, and celebrating each others differences.
As we explore these topics, we spend a great deal of time clearly defining what bullying is and how to deal with it appropriately. For parents, knowing the definition and steps we teach and reinforcing them at home will enhance their student's understanding of the topic.
Year-round at Wright students and staff work to create a kind and caring climate, free of bullying. It is important to emphasize that the care and keeping of this environment starts with your student and their choices. Every student is expected to make respectful, responsible, and safe decisions.
Wright classrooms are safe spaces for students to be themselves, express who they are, and have their differences and uniqueness celebrated!
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!