Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB):
We strongly believe that school can be a safe and nurturing environment for all. One of our goals is to continue to create a caring community at our school where everyone feels safe and has a sense of belonging. To facilitate this effort we have implemented a state endorsed school wide safety program called Bully Proofing Your School.
The Bully-Busting Program enhances the anti-bullying initiatives currently in place in our schools. It is implemented with our conflict resolution programs of “De-Bug” and Peer Mediation. This association will ensure that staff and students understand the difference between bullying and normal conflict. Each Galloway School will have a “Bully-Busting Team” which includes the Assistant Principal, a School Counselor and a Classroom Teacher. This Team provides training to all of our staff thus assuring that the program truly becomes a part of our school culture.
Further information will be available on our website and throughout the monthly school communications during the school year. This program will be most effective when the parental community, the administration, the staff, and the students all have a shared belief that kindness and a respect for each other is of great value in our school and contributes to a positive environment for better academic performance. With the Bully Proofing Program bullying and aggressive behaviors do not have a place at our school and will not be tolerated.
The Bully Proofing Program consists of six lessons that will be taught during the first few months of school. The topics are:
1- definition of bullying
2- recognizing aggressive, passive, and assertive behaviors
3- students learn to use “I” messages
4- recognize differences between telling and tattling
5- recognize and use bystander strategies
6- solving normal conflict
These topics will be reinforced and addressed throughout the school year. Letters will be sent home to further explain the topics taught and discussed at the school. Each school will present a Powerpoint to review the program at their scheduled Back to School Night. After the Back to School Night Presentations are completed, a copy of the PowerPoint will be on the District’s website. Thank you for your support with this endeavor. Your commitment to this program is important in promoting a safe and positive academic environment.
The following link will allow you to review the new anti-bullying law in its entirety http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/PL10/122_.PDF
Parent Information & Lessons:
Letter to our Bully Proofing Program (PDF)
Other HIB Information:
Contact any of the below Galloway Staff Members for more information:
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Marilyn Moore: 748-1250, x. 1012 | 101 South Reeds Road, Galloway | email@example.com
School Level Anti-Bullying Specialists:
GTMS - Mrs. Palumbo: 748-1250, x. 5080 | 100 South Reeds Road, Galloway | firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Rann - Ms. Fedeli: 748-1250, x. 4305 | 515 South Eighth Avenue, Galloway | email@example.com
Reeds Road - Mrs. Hayden: 748-1250, x. 1584 | 103 South Reeds Road, Galloway | firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland Rogers - Mrs. Butterhof: 748-1250, x. 2029 | 105 South Reeds Road, Galloway | email@example.com
Smithville - Mrs. Zabelski: 748-1250, x. 4658 | 37 South Old Port Road, Galloway | firstname.lastname@example.org