Webster Elementary School




SAFE SCHOOL GUIDELINES

Expectations


As a SAFE SCHOOL, we at Webster are committed to a maintaining a caring community for learning in a safe environment. Therefore, we will adhere to the following guidelines:
  1. We will be respectful of differences of all types - physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. We will choose our words and actions to make sure that we do not hurt others. We will work to keep our school free of verbal and non-verbal put-downs, with regard to the following:

    • cultural, ethnic and/or racial background
    • appearance/body image/mannerisms
    • family background and composition
    • religion/belief systems
    • languages
    • academic progress
    • age
    • athletic ability
    • friendships
    • learning styles
    • physical challenges
  2. We will use school-appropriate language
  3. We will not tolerate physical abuse, taunts, or threats
  4. As a Safe School, we will accept responsibility for our words and actions without excuses.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  1. When incidents occur involving behavior that does not conform to this policy, there will be appropriate consequences and opportunities for students to resolve their conflicts with one another and learn from their experiences.
  2. These may include, but are not limited to:
    • Meetings with the students and teacher(s), parents(s), and/or principal
    • Verbal and/or written apologies where appropriate
    • Agreements regarding future conduct
    • Restriction from recess, field trips, and/or other special events and activities
    • School service assigned during and/or after school
    • Progressive discipline for subsequent offenses
    • Suspension in accordance with State law and School District policy

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE THE OBJECT OF A VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY

All Webster staff members will respond to every complaint by a student or parent that there has been conduct directed at a student that constitutes a violation of this policy. This response will include, but is not limited to:

  • An opportunity for the student to describe the incident to his/her teacher and/or the principal
  • An opportunity for all of the students involved to discuss the incident together with one or more teachers and/or the principal
  • Contact with the parents of all students involved in the incident
  • Counseling if appropriate
  • A clear statement to all concerned that similar incidents will not be tolerated in the future
  • Discussions with one or more classrooms if the principal deems it necessary

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Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District