Student well-being is our priority, but it takes ALL of us working together to address bullying. Join us and learn more about bullying, including cyber bullying.
Parent Information Sessions on Bullying Scheduled for:
February 5th - Partridge Elementary Library 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
March 5th - Freedom Elementary Library 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
March 26th. - Waynesville High School 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
All parents of students in Pre-K through 12th grades are welcome to attend any one of the above sessions, regardless of the school their child attends. The same information will be delivered during each session.
It takes all of us…
What is bullying? What is cyber bullying?
The Waynesville R-VI School District Board of Education Defines Bullying and Cyberbullying in Board Policy JFCF as follows:
Bullying – In accordance with state law, bullying is defined as intimidation, unwanted aggressive behavior, or harassment that is repetitive or is substantially likely to be repeated and causes a reasonable student to fear for his or her physical safety or property; that substantially interferes with the educational performance, opportunities or benefits of any student without exception; or that substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school. Bullying includes, but is not limited to: physical actions, including violence, gestures, theft or property damage; oral, written or electronic communication, including name-calling, put-downs, extortion or threats; or threats of reprisal or retaliation for reporting such acts.
Cyberbullying – A form of bullying committed by transmission of a communication including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound or image by means of an electronic device including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer or pager. The district has jurisdiction over cyberbullying that uses the district's technology resources or that originates on district property, at a district activity or on district transportation. Even when cyberbullying does not involve district property, activities or technology resources, the district will impose consequences and discipline for those who engage in cyberbullying if there is a sufficient nexus to the educational environment, the behavior materially and substantially disrupts the educational environment, the communication involves a threat as defined by law, or the district is otherwise allowed by law to address the behavior.
What resources are available through the Waynesville R-VI School District?
Policies and Procedures
Guidance Lessons K-12
Reporting and Follow-up Procedures
Implementation of Classroom Management Strategies
Follow Up Conferences
District Report Form
Classroom Management Training
Student Safety Plans
Tiger Tip Line
Annual Staff Training
Tiger Pride (Parent Education)
Where can families go to get more information?
Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety Resources
For information and resources on cyber-bullying and Internet safety, please visit https://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/parents/mobile-and-online-safety.asp. They have an excellent collection of resources for parents and students.
Additional information and resources on bullying: