Anti Bullying Policy

Our Positive Behavior Support System helps to promote consistent school-wide expectations and procedures in every location on the campus. Expectations and procedures are below. Our faculty and staff learn about the menacing nature of bulling: characteristics, negative effects, strategies for protecting oneself, and how to intervene on another’s behalf. Our Catholic faith guides us and Jesus’ life of peace and acceptance model the behavior we embrace.

Our students learn the concepts and skills of anti-bullying, along with the school-wide expectations and procedures. We are aware that one occasion, students will display behavior that interferes with learning, or that hurts a person’s body, feelings, or reputation. Students who display this behavior will receive an Office Referral. If your student receives an Office Referral, a copy will be sent home. If your student accumulates three Office Referrals, you will be required to meet with the classroom teacher and/or the principal.

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St. Paul the Apostle School Procedures

Practice Respect 

  • Use quiet voices and quiet, walking feet, so as not to disturb others
  • Close lockers quietly
  • Hold the door open for the person behind you
  • Walk around others, not in between them; yield to adults
  • Greet adults
  • Stay in a straight line and keep personal space
  • Use restaurant voices
  • Say please and thank you
  • Raise your hand and request help politely
  • Use table manners: chew with your mouth closed, no talking with food in your mouth
  • Be caring and kind to those with food allergies
  • Take turns, play fair, and be a good sport; use words of encouragement
  • Respect play equipment, adults and other students
  • Take care of all of God’s creations in nature
  • Include everyone
  • Obey recess supervisors
  • Leave wood chips, sticks, and snow on the ground
  • Use quiet voices
  • Knock on stall door
  • Give others privacy
  • Flush toilet after use
  • Respect those who clean the restrooms
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Follow the dress code
  • Be on time
  • Use appropriate voices
  • Active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Wait for your turn
  • Raise your hand
  • Keep personal space
  • Complete and turn in your assignments
  • Use quiet voices
  • Keep personal space
  • Use active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Keep kneelers quiet
  • Display reverence
  • Participate in responses and songs

Act Responsibly

  • Keep quiet, walking feet on the floor
  • Keep hallways and cubbies clean
  • Keep hands and bodies away from walls, not on each other or artwork
  • Go directly to your location
  • Use restroom before
  • No trading or giving away food
  • If you want to sit at the Allergen Safe Table, your lunch must be food allergy safe
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Stay seated until you are excused
  • Dress for the weather
  • No jumping off the equipment
  • Slide: climb the ladder, slide down on bottom, feet first
  • No fake fighting or aggressive play
  • Flag or tap football only
  • Return equipment to class
  • Flush toilet after use
  • Use toilet paper, paper towel, and soap sparingly
  • Wash your hands; throw paper towel in the trash can
  • No climbing or standing on any bathroom fixtures
  • Be on time
  • Return borrowed items in same condition
  • Take care of your property
  • Active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Keep personal space
  • Complete and turn in your assignments
  • Use quiet voices
  • Keep personal space
  • Sit up straight with feet on the floor
  • Keep kneelers quiet
  • Display reverence
  • Participate in responses and songs

Work Hard

  • Go directly to your location
  • Stay focused on the learning that you are moving towards
  • Line up when asked by an adult
  • Always walk quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Line up as soon as you hear the bell
  • Walk in quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Walk into the classroom and focus on the new activity
  • Return to the classroom as soon as you are finished
  • Walk in quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Be on time, walk in quietly
  • Sharpen pencils right away
  • Attempt everything, even when it’s hard
  • Find out how and when to ask for help

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St. Paul the Apostle makes every effort to create an environment that is safe and secure for all of our students. Click here for our Violence Prevention Rubric.