We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to talk to an adult they trust and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
ASL defines bullying as any type of verbal or physical abuse against another student, which is repeated and purposeful with the intention to humiliate or hurt. A bullied person is one who is repeatedly exposed to negative action by one or more persons.
Bullying can include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following categories and specific behaviors, whether in person, online, or by phone or text message: verbal bullying, threatening, social exclusion, physical bullying, vandalism, extortion/theft.
We expect anyone who knows that bullying is happening to tell a trusted adult in the School. This adult will, in turn, seek solutions from the assistant principals, school counselors or principal. Each division will determine individual responses and consequences of bullying.
A complete copy of the Anti-bullying Policy is available here.