Bullying, Intimidation, & Harassment Prevention
In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:
- causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and
- is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Section J, Students”, search for policy “JFCF”.
Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem. We are currently providing a harrassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention training for all students in order to educate them for a safe school environment.
To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,
- Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.
- Complete the online form and submit it electronically.
- Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.
Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal. The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.
It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.
We look forward to a positive school year and appreciate your support.