PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT -- DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT -- DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS

 
The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) explicitly prohibits discrimination and harassment in schools as follows:  No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex by school employees or students on school property or at a school function.

 

DASA defines harassment as:  The creation of a hostile environment by conduct or verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; or conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety; such conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse includes but is not limited to conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.

 

All reports concerning bullying and other violations of The Dignity for All Students Act should be reported immediately to Dr. Sarah DeSoye, School Psychologist and Dignity for All Students Coordinator and Mrs. Jeannine Carr, Principal.  These reports will initiate a full investigation following our district protocols.

 

We pledge the following:

  • To create and foster a school community where everyone takes pride in learning, and can achieve to the best of their ability
  • To treat every person in our school with fairness, kindness, respect and acceptance
  • To work proactively to eliminate bullying of any form
  • To help maintain a clean and attractive learning environment
  • To help all feel important and a sense of belonging
  • To resolve our problems with words and to not use physical force
  • To strive to learn to the best of our ability

 

We understand that the following progressive actions will help us to achieve our pledge:

  • Verbal warnings and restatement of the reason for the warning by the adult
  • Reprimand with student verbal or written restatement of the correction
  • Notification of parents
  • Time Out with student telling, writing, or drawing a plan of correction
  • Probation
  • Detention
  • Suspension from school activities
  • In-school suspension
  • Suspension out of school
  • Superintendent’s Hearing

We acknowledge that we have read and reviewed the contents of the Student Handbook.  We acknowledge our responsibility to follow the guidelines of the Code of Behavior.

Student Signature ______________________________________________________________

Parent Signature _______________________________________________________________