A learning and working environment free from harassment and intimidation shall be available to all students and staff members regardless of race, gender, ancestry, religion, or national origin. The following is a definition of harassment:
When a person intentionally harasses or annoys another person by:
- Subjecting a person to offensive physical contact
- Publicly insulting another by abusive words or gestures in a manner intended and likely to provoke a violent response
- Subjecting another to alarm by conveying a false report, known by the conveyor to be false, concerning death or serious physical injury to a person, which report reasonably would be expected to cause alarm
- Subjecting another to alarm by conveying a telephonic or written threat to inflict serious physical injury on that person or to commit a felony involving the person or property of that person or any member of that person’s family.
Report any incidents to administration. Any student who is found to be in violation of this policy will be required to attend a meeting with his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) and the school principal to clarify school expectations of the student’s behavior. The student will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Hazing Equals Harassment
All students are reminded that initiations are a thing of the past. No longer is it considered appropriate for upper classmen to initiate incoming students. Please enforce these beliefs at home and Sheldon staff will do likewise at school.
We are looking forward to a school climate where all our students feel safe.