St.Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School
One of the greatest gifts a child can receive is the opportunity to experience continued growth through learning. Please consider allowing your children the chance to experience a high quality Christian-Catholic atmosphere flavored with Byzantine-rite traditions. They will truly experience a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime learning adventure. Our Principal, teachers and staff await the opportunity to greet and welcome your children with open arms. You will not regret your decision of entrusting us with their education.
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ST. NICHOLAS UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY
We at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, in teaching as Jesus did with love, care, and discipline, believe that all students are entitled to:
1) A safe and civil environment
2) A loving and caring environment
3) An environment that recognizes the individuality and dignity of each child
4) An environment that fosters life-giving relationships within the school community
A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Bullying, along with harassment and intimidation, are violent behaviors that disrupt both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students in a safe environment.
We at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School prohibit acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any student, teacher, administrator, classroom aides, other school employees, or volunteers.
Expected Behavior of Students
All students are expected to act with integrity, civility, responsibility, and self- control. This expectation is directly related to our educational objectives for students to learn to be responsible for and accept the consequences of their behavior. Integrity, civility, responsibility, and self-control are necessary for establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly, and inviting environment.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means “any gesture or written, verbal, or physical act that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory handicap, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property and/or at any other functions, on or off school property, that involve St. Nicholas students.”
Types of Bullying
1) Physical – hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, taking and/or damaging personal property, extorting money, blocking or impeding student movement, or unwelcome physical contact, including with thrown or foreign objects.
2) Psychological – name-calling, rumor-spreading (verbal/written/text messaging), gossip, manipulating social relationships/engaging in social exclusion/shunning or intimidation.
3) Verbal – taunting, malicious teasing, insulting, name-calling, or making threats.
4) Any form of abuse – (physical, emotional, ethnic, racial, or sexual advances)
5) Internet bullying – cyber-bullying
Reasons for Bullying
b. Feelings of inferiority
d. Abuse at home
Prevention of Bullying
1. Parents and school community working together will promote a caring school community.
2. Children will be given the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding bullying.
3. Children will be taught conflict resolution.
4. Promote a “non-violent” policy in the home and local community.
5. Listen to and report any concerns regarding bullying so appropriate action can be taken.
6. Methods of dealing with and responding to bullying.
All members of our school community have the right and responsibility to report any known cases of bullying or negative social behaviors in order to keep our school safe. Everyone has the right to be respected; therefore, students who practice bullying need to know that it is unacceptable in school and must be reprimanded. This policy encourages all to be aware of bullying and to report it. Students, parents, teachers and staff, and school administration are encouraged to report and help prevent bullying from happening or continuing.