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    At Laurelhurst we respect ourselves as well as others. We never hurt anyone on the inside or the outside.

    The Laurelhurst School Community is committed to making Laurelhurst a safe and caring place for all students. We will treat others with respect and we will refuse to tolerate bullying of any kind at our school.

    Definition:

    Bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, teasing, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose. A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students.

    Bullying behaviors include the following:

    • Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping or pushing
    • Stealing or damaging another person’s things
    • Ganging up on someone
    • Teasing someone in a hurtful way, or name calling
    • Using put-downs, such as insulting someone’s race or making fun of someone for being a boy or a girl
    • Touching or showing private body parts
    • Spreading rumors or untruths about someone
    • Leaving someone out on purpose, or trying to get other kids not to play with someone

    Students at Laurelhurst Elementary will do the following things to prevent bullying:

    • Treat each other respectfully
    • Refuse to bully others
    • Refuse to let others be bullied
    • Refuse to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied
    • Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are often left out
    • Report bullying to an adult

    Teachers and staff at Laurelhurst Elementary will do the following things to prevent bullying and help children feel safe at school:

    • Closely supervise students in all areas of the school and playground
    • Watch for signs of bullying and stop it when it happens
    • Respond quickly and sensitively to bullying reports using the Four-A Response process and coaching (Affirm/Ask/Assess/Act)
    • Look into all reported bullying incidents
    • Assign consequences for bullying based on the school discipline code
    • Provide immediate consequences for those who retaliate against students who report bullying