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
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.