Dedication to Creating Safe Schools for All
The Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools are dedicated to making our schools safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environments. Bullying, in any form, is unacceptable and is addressed in the early stages to prevent future occurrences.
All schools utilize the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, backed by over 35 years of research, dedicated to effecting positive change in schools by focusing on the four essential social environments: community, school, classroom, and individual.
Through the Olweus program, teachers and school leaders are effectively trained in methods to identify early stages of bullying, address it, and communicate with all involved parties on next steps.
Our Catholic schools, as well as the Diocese of Rochester, recognize that parents are the first and primary educators of their children.
It is essential that parents, faculty, and school staff keep a current and open channel of communication. We therefore propose to support the parents of our students by:
Effectively supervising students’ activities;
Ensuring that all staff immediately intervenes when bullying occurs;
Holding meetings with parents of involved students;
Developing individual intervention plans for involved students.