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 to our beliefs and is addressed in early stages to prevent reoccurrence.
All Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, backed by over 35 years of research, dedicated to effecting positive change in schools by utilizing four essential social environments: community, school, classroom, and individual.
Through this program our teachers and school leaders are effectively trained on 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 students involved in bullying
Holding meetings with parents of involved students
Developing individual intervention plans for involved students