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    Bullying Prevention at Sanders Corner
     
    Bullying Prevention Coordinators for Sanders Corner:
    Administrator:  Michael Jacques
    School Counselors:  Julianne Waldo, Kimberly Kenny
     
     
     
       
     

    Click HERE to view the LCPS Bullying Prevention and Education Policy.


    Our Bullying Prevention Coordinator is Michael Jacques. If you have any concerns regarding bullying, please contact Michael Jacques at 571-252-2250 or Michael.jacques@lcps.org.
     
    Purpose
     
    Loudoun County Public Schools are implementing a county wide bullying prevention program called Second Step. The second step program teaches students how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to solve possible bullying concerns. LCPS School Counselors provide a Bullying Prevention curriculum (through Second Step) which is delivered to all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. This evidence-based program provides students with four bullying prevention lessons each year. The lesson focuses on 3R’s, and teaches students how to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying behaviors.  
     
     
    What is Bullying?
     
    Bullying is any act of aggression in the form of:
    • Hitting or punching (physical bullying)
    • Teasing or name calling (verbal bullying)
    • Intimidation using gestures or social exclusion (emotional bullying)
    • Sending insulting messages by phone or computer (cyberbullying)

    Bullying is behavior that is:

    • Repeated
    • Intentional
    • Has an imbalance of power
     
    (Code of Virginia 22.1-276.01)
     
     
    Suggested Resources
     
     
     
    www.lcps.org - LCPS Bullying Prevention Website
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Foundation of the Second Step Bullying Prevention Program:
     
    The Second Step Program- teaches the foundational skills kids need to resist bullying.
    • Emotional Management
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Empathy
    • Friendship Building
    • Assertiveness

    The Bullying Prevention Lessons teach students how to:

    • Be safe and respectful
    • Recognize Bullying
    • Report Bullying
    • Refuse Bullying
    • Be a bystander who helps stop bullying
     
     

     
    Parent Tips to Work
    with SCES
     
    What can you expect staff at Sanders Corner to do about bullying?
    • School staff should investigate the bullying immediately.  After investigating your concerns, they should inform you as to what they plan to do about it.
    • Staff should meet with your child to learn about the bullying that he or she has experienced.  They should develop a plan to keep your child safe, and they should be watchful for any future bullying,  Educators should assure your child that they will work hard to see the bullying stops.
    • Give the school reasonable time to investigate and hear both sides of the story. The issue will be resolved as soon as possible.

    ** PARENTS:  If you feel your child is dealing with bullying behaviors, please call Sanders Corner at 571-252-2251 and ask to speak to a school counselor or administrator.