In a school built on the principles of the Catholic faith, children are entitled to a safe and positive environment in which they can grow and develop without being subjected to bullying, cyber-bullying or retaliation.
Following the Bully Prevention Policy of the Diocese of Springfield Catholic Schools office, Saint Stanislaus Kostka School will not tolerate any unlawful or disruptive behavior, including any form of Bullying or Retaliation, in our School, on School Grounds, in School-related activities. Bullying behavior is also prohibited at a location, activity, function or program that is not School-related or through the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased or used by the School, as set out in the School Policy. We will investigate promptly all reports and complaints of Bullying and Retaliation and take prompt action to end that behavior and restore a sense of safety for the targeted student.
The school will take specific steps to create a safe, supportive environment and provide all students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to recognize, prevent, and respond to Bullying.
Families are an integral part of the St. Stanislaus Kostka School community, and they play a crucial role in creating a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment that is rooted in the Franciscan emphasis on community, loving service, and the dignity of each person. Parents and guardians are asked to read the school’s bullying prevention and intervention policy and to have conversations with their children about how to recognize bullying behavior, the harm that bullying creates, how they can prevent bullying, and how they can intervene or help if they see it happening. A copy of the Incident Reporting Form is sent home to all school families at the beginning of the year to encourage parents to have these conversations.