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Preventing and Addressing Bullying
Sugar Creek Elementary School takes bullying behaviors very seriously. We want every student at Sugar Creek to know that they belong! Lessons regarding bullying occur each year in September/October for students and staff also received training each year.
The conversation and education about bullying continues throughout the school year, and is intertwined with similar topics during guidance class through the year to include personal safety, conflict resolution, and peer pressure.
Parent Information Sheets about bullying education and reporting at Sugar Creek Elementary School were sent home on 10/13/2017, and new students who move to Sugar Creek after this date will receive the information in their new student packets. There is a link with that information on the right side of this page.
A person is being bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more persons. (Olweus 1986, 1993).
Characteristics of bullying:
* The behavior is aggressive or malicious
* It is repeated and goes over time
* It occurs in an interpersonal relationship which is characterized by a certain imbalance in strength or power
Types of Bullying:
Physical (hitting, kicking/other acts of physical aggression)
Verbal (teasing, name calling, put downs, or behavior that would hurt others' feelings or make them feel bad.
Emotional/Exclusion (Starting rumors, telling others not to be friends with someone or other actions that would cause someone to be without friends.
Cyber-bullying (Using an electronic medium (including but not limited to texts, emails, phone messages, Facebook, etc.) to engage in any of the previously mentioned forms of bullying.
All Sugar Creek Elementary students will receive guidance education on preventing, reporting and intervening on bullying behaviors.
The North Montgomery School Corporation Elementary Schools uses portions of the the Too Good For Violence Curriculum, which addresses non-violent problem solving and bullying in grades K-5. This curriculum piggy backs on the Too Good For Drugs curriculum, also used at Sugar Creek. See the link on the right of this page for more information.
Additionally, Sugar Creek Elementary guidance classes have received bullying education in all grades and been show Sunburst Bullying Prevention/Intervention videos to grades 1-5.
Below are the Sunburst topics by grade:
Don’t Call Me Names- Sunburst – 1st Grade
Stop Picking On Me-Sunburst - 2nd Grade
Harassment Hurts: Gossiping, Taunting, and Bullying – 3rd Grade
I Was Just Kidding- 4th Grade
What We Learned About Bullying- 5th Grades__________________________
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CURRICULUM
In grades 1 & 2, lessons are also taught from a curriculum called Kelso's Choice. There is a link on the right side of this page to get more information on the Kelso's Choice Curriculum. This program teaches skills that can be used throughout a person's life to solve problems and conflicts.
According to recent studies done on bullying, A recent study by Jeffrey  found peers present in 85% of bullying episodes, but intervened in only 10%. Therefore, mobilizing bystander reaction is an important approach to preventing bullying.
Students in all grades receive instruction on what to do if they are bystanders to bullying. Role plays are done in guidance classes as well.
We have many books, movies and other resources on preventing and intervening on bullying situations in our library and in the guidance office. Please don't hesitate to call us if you are in need of resources.
Questions, Concerns, Ideas, Need for Forms?
If you have questions, concerns, ideas or are in need of bullying forms or resources, please feel to contact the principal, Mrs. McCoy or the counselor, Ms. Apple or your child's teacher.
ext. 226, 251