The Greenfield Union School District believes that all students have a right to a safe, secure, and healthy school environment. Our schools, with support from the district and school communities, are committed to promoting an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance.
The Greenfield Union School District will work diligently to discourage and prevent behavior that infringes on the safety of any student. The expectation is that students will not intimidate, harass, or bully another student through words or actions. To prevent bullying from occurring on school campuses, the Greenfield Union School District will provide resources to school campuses that promote purposeful acceptance and understanding in all students and staff to build each school’s capacity to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.
The California Department of Education defines bullying as a form of violence. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. Bullying may be physical (hitting, kicking, spitting, or pushing); verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, or threatening); or emotional (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, extorting, or intimidating). Bullying can occur face-to-face or in the online world.
To the extent possible, district schools shall focus on the prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and implementing strategies to promote a positive, collaborative school climate. Please see each individual school website for specific strategies.
As appropriate, Greenfield Union School District shall provide students with instruction in the classroom or other educational settings that promotes effective communication and conflict resolution skills, social skills, character/values education, respect for cultural and individual differences, self-esteem development, assertiveness skills, and appropriate online behavior.
Second Step: A Social Emotional Learning Curriculum (Preschool-third grade)
Too Good for Drugs: Social Emotional Skills and Decision Making (fourth-sixth grades)
District-Wide Character Counts! Program
Assemblies on Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Respect, Fairness, and Citizenship
Character studies and discussions
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
All schools offer:
Student assemblies focusing on helping them make good decisions
Parent/student educational events
School nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and health & attendance aides
Student success team (SST) meetings: collaborative meetings to discuss and develop plans to support students academically, socially, and emotionally; behavior contracts; and recess activities to promote positive play (professional development for classified)
All of our schools also have counselors, and campus supervisors.
Parents are a key component in the fight against bullying and cyberbullying. Please take a look at the links below for more information on how to recognize the signs of bullying and the steps you can take to help prevent this from happening to your child.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Stop Bullying Website: