Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is committed to providing a culture of respect that provides a safe and caring learning environment for all students. Therefore, harassment, intimidation, and/or discrimination of any student, staff member, or other individuals by any person or group will be prohibited on school property or at any school-sponsored activity.
The prohibition against hazing, dating violence, harassment, intimidation or bullying is publicized in student handbooks, and in the publications that set the standard of conduct for schools and student in the District. In addition, information regarding the policy is incorporated into employee professional development and training materials.
To report an incident of bullying, harassment, or discrimination please complete an incident report form. All reports will be promptly forwarded to the building principal/designee for review and action.
Harassment/Intimidation Defined: Hazing, bullying and/or dating violence means any any incident of intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical acts, including electronically transmitted acts, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students/school personnel with the intent to haze, harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate.
- Stop Cyber Bulllying
- National Bullying Center – pacer.org
- Rachel’s Challenge
- Kids Against Bullying
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Safety Information
- National School Safety Center
- Federation of Children with Special Needs, article Vulnerable Targets: Students with Disabilities and Bullying
- Bully Beware
- Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Institute for Mental Health
- National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
- It Gets Better Project
- The Bully of Barkham Street by Mary Stolz
- Simon’s Hook: A story about teases and put-downs by K.G
- Stick up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D.
- Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain
- Dealing with Bullying by Marianne Johnston
- Why is Everybody Always Picking on Me by Terrence Webster-Doyle
- Bullies are a A Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain
- Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
- Alley Oops by Janice Levy, Cynthia B. Decker
- Betty Stops the Bully by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D
- Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide by Butch Losey
- The Bully, The bullied, and the Bystander: From preschool to high school – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso