Sutter Middle School is committed to each student’s success in learning within a caring, responsive, and safe environment that is free of discrimination, violence, and bullying. Our school works to ensure that all students have the opportunity and support to develop to their fullest potential and share a personal and meaningful bond with people in the school community. Acts of bullying of students at Sutter Middle School is strictly prohibited. The school administration will promptly and fully investigate all acts of bullying. Students have the right to attend a bully-free school, and Sutter Middle School will work diligently and collaboratively with all stakeholders in the community to prevent all types of bullying of Sutter Middle School students.
Sutter Middle School Student Bill of Rights
Each student at Sutter Middle School has a right to:
Learn in a safe and friendly place
Be treated with respect
Receive the help and support of caring adults
Definition of Bullying
Bullying is a pattern of aggressive, intentional or deliberately hostile behavior that occurs repeatedly and has an imbalance of power. Bullying behaviors normally fall into three categories, physical, emotional, and verbal; and may include, but are not limited to, intimidation, assault; extortion; oral or written threats; teasing; exclusion; putdowns; name-calling; threatening looks; gestures, or actions; rumors; false accusations; hazing, social isolation, and cyber-bullying.
Intent to do harm
Repeated over time
Imbalance of power
This policy covers conduct that takes place in the school, on school property, at school-sponsored functions and activities, on school buses or vehicles, and at bus stops. This policy also pertains to usage of electronic technology and electronic communication that occurs in the school, on or off school property (if there is a substantial disruption at school), at school-sponsored functions and activities, on school buses or vehicles, at bus stops, and on school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists.
Preventive Measures, Anonymous Reporting, Response Procedures, Intervention/Consequences are all listed in detail on attached document along with the above information.
Reports may be made to any school employee either verbally, in writing, or through e-mail. Although not required, the district’s Report of Suspected Bullying Form may be used to make a report. After completing, forward the report to the Assistant Principal. Anonymous reports may also be made by calling the WeTip system at 1-855-86-BULLY.
If you identify yourself as the reporting party, you may be contacted by an administrator for additional information. However, all information will be kept strictly confidential.