Climate Improvement Program
We are excited to share information about a program that will be implemented in January, 2016. We have a committee of teachers that have been trained and are planning activities that will be included in a PreK-12, bullying prevention program. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a schoolwide program designed to prevent or reduce bullying throughout the school setting. The multi-component approach involves individuals, classrooms, entire schools, as well as parents and communities, to successfully address bullying and increase peer relationships in schools.This researched-based program seeks to reduce bullying in schools and also helps to make school a safer, more positive place where students can achieve their greatest potential.
We care about the safety and well-being of our students. We want to ensure that Westwood is a great place for all students to learn and grow. We look forward to involving families and communities in this program.
Program Theme, Definition and Rules:
R - Respect
E - Encourage
B - Bully-Free
E - Empower
L - Lead
S - Serve
Definition of Bullying:
Bullying is when someone or a group repeatedly, over time and intentionally says mean things, exhibits aggressive behavior, or displays an imbalance of power to others. This is not limited to face-to-face interaction, but includes any type of electronic communication.
1. We will treat others with respect.
2. We will help students who are not treated with respect.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
- For more information on Westwood’s Policy concerning bullying, please see Board Policy 104