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Safe & Accepting Schools

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is committed to the development of the whole person and to providing a total education—spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social—in which the true worth of each person is recognized and promoted. The Board is committed to maintaining safe, inclusive and accepting schools and workplaces, free from violence, harm and disruption. Building a positive and inclusive school climate requires a commitment to developing healthy and respectful relationships throughout the whole school and community, among and between students and adults.


Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

At St. Joseph School we are committed to making our Catholic school a place where:

  • Students, parents, teachers and other school staff have the right to be safe, and to feel safe, welcomed and accepted;
  • Healthy and respectful relationships based on Christ's teachings are promoted among all members of the school community;
  • Students are encouraged to be leaders;
  • Students, staff, parents and community members are expected to be positive role models and actively engaged;
  • Positive behaviour is reinforced and celebrated;
  • The Catholic Graduate Expectations are emphasized and support the improvement of learning outcomes for all students;
  • Everyone is respected and valued.

See the St. Joseph School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.


Code of Conduct

A code of conduct promotes responsibility, respect, civility, and academic excellence in a safe, inclusive and accepting learning and teaching environment. These standards of behaviour apply to students whether they are on school property, on school buses, at school related events or activities or in other circumstances that can have an impact on the school climate. They also apply to all individuals involved in our Catholic schools: principals, teachers, other school staff, parents, volunteers and community groups.

See the St. Joseph School Code of Conduct


Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year. Learn more...


Anonymous Safe Schools Reporting Form for SCDSB


If anyone has information on a potentially harmful or unsafe situation in a Sudbury Catholic District School Board school (weapons violations, drugs or alcohol, bullying, etc.), they can anonymously report it here. The report will initiate immediate and appropriate action.

Before submitting an anonymous report we encourage you to consider speaking to a parent/guardian or other trusted adult, such as a school teacher, educational assistant, or principal. If speaking to someone directly is not an option, then we want you to know that you can confidentially and anonymously report unsafe situations here.

Please remember that unless you elect to provide your name and contact information with your report you are not identified when you send a message. The more information we are given, the more quickly we can respond and the more help we can provide. Please provide as much information as possible. Anyone who would like to leave a call back number/email, or his or her identity, is encouraged to do so.
If you are reporting a cyber bullying tip on violence or harmful acts, we ask that you provide as much specific information as possible (i.e. web address, screenshot). This will help us ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Always remember, if you need to report an emergency, call 9-1-1. And if you would like to talk to someone to help support you, call Kids Help phone at 1-800-668-6868.

We can only respond to issues that we know about!

 


REPORT CONCERNS HERE:
 
 
I am: Specify school:
       


Details of concern:


Name (Optional):


Contact Number or E-mail (Optional):

       
     

THANKS FOR CARING ABOUT OUR STUDENTS
AND SCHOOLS AND KEEPING THEM SAFE!
 

More About Safe & Accepting Schools

Definition of Bullying

Bullying: Aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by any member of the school community where, (a) the behaviour is intended by the person to have the effect of, or the person ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have the effect of,

(i) causing harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm, harm to the individualís reputation or harm to the individualís property, or (ii) creating a negative environment at a school for another individual, and

(b) the behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the person and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education;

Bullying

For the purposes of the definition of bullying in subsection (1), behaviour includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means.

Cyber-bullying

For the purposes of the definition of bullying in subsection (1), bullying includes
bullying by electronic means (commonly known as cyber-bullying), including,

(a) creating a web page or a blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person; (b) impersonating another person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet; and (c) communicating material electronically (e.i. text messaging, snap chat, instagram, etc.) to more than one individual or posting material on a website (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc.) that may be accessed by one or more individuals.





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