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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.


    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