Deep Creek Central is a no-bullying zone.
All students at Deep Creek Central are taught anti-bullying lessons with the guidance counselor. One website we use is the Stop Bullying Now site:
The administration will advise parents when a student is a possible target of bullying or is the actual bully. Consequences will be administered as needed.
School Board policy on Bullying:
EXPECTATIONS OF CONDUCT AND SANCTION FOR VIOLATIONS
The School Board believes that one of its most important goals is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for every student. One way to achieve this goal is to establish discipline policies that will assure appropriate student behavior. It is impossible for teaching or learning to take place in a classroom unless order is maintained. The following list of offenses includes only the most common infractions of school rules; however, no misconduct will be permitted. School officials are authorized to utilize any and all the disciplinary actions permitted by Virginia state law, including suspensions and expulsions. Consequences apply to offenses occurring on any Chesapeake Public School Board property, during any school-sponsored activity, on any Chesapeake public school bus, at a designated school bus stop, or while traveling to or from school.
Certain activities or offenses which do not occur while the student is under the authority of the Chesapeake Public Schools, but which may be reasonably expected to pose a danger to the health and safety of students or school personnel or to disrupt the school environment, may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
III. Offense: Bullying
Explanation: While bullying can involve a single, severe behavior, bullying is usually defined as repeated negative behaviors intended to frighten or cause harm that may include, but are not limited to verbal, written, or electronic (virtual) threats or physical harm. Examples of bullying include, but are not limited to:
1. physical intimidation, taunting, name calling, and insults;
2. comments regarding the race, gender, religion, physical abilities, or characteristics of a person or his associates, and
3. false statements about other persons.
Chesapeake Public Schools will not tolerate any type of bullying, including cyberbullying, even if it occurs outside of school on equipment not owned by Chesapeake Public Schools. Students engaging in bullying behaviors will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion. Incidents in which the behavior is believed to constitute criminal activity will also be referred to the proper law enforcement officials and appropriate charges may be filed.