This week, our students and staff engaged in conversations around caring, safe and inclusive school environments. In meetings with classes we discussed the elements of a Caring and Safe School that would support the academic achievement and well-being of all students, including:
- Demonstrating positive character attributes (such as empathy, courage and respect for human rights and inclusivity)
- Items and behaviours that are not allowed on school property (peanut butter, fake weapons and multitools (ex. utility knives) )
- What happens in situations of discipline
- Standing up for each other in bullying situations, including methods of reporting incidents of bullying:
- Tell a caring adult
For more details on each of these items, please read the YRDSB Start-Up Guide.
You can also visit the YRDSB’s Caring and Safe Schools website for details and resources for families to continue the conversation.
We hope that you have a wonderful week and thank you for supporting our safe, positive and inclusive school community.