Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy



All students have the right to a safe school environment. Any form of harassment, emotional, physical, sexual or other will not be tolerated. Students who make comments, gestures, or in any way harass other students will be subject to one or more of the following: Parent conferences, loss of privileges, suspension.

We have Solution Teams involving teachers, students and administrators that help diffuse and discuss issues, Conflict resolution Programs that includes Talk It Out protocol, and Recognition programs to support positive student behavior to help prevent bullying behaviors.

We work hard to create a community where all students feel safe and are celebrated.  It is the policy of the District to provide an educational environment free of bullying or harassment. No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyber bully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel. 

Cyber bullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device.  Cyber bullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation. 

Harassment based on perceived sexual orientation, gender expression, race, ethnicity nationality, gender, disability or religion is never allowed. 

Students are encouraged to notify school staff when they are being bullied or suspect that another student is being victimized.  Additionally, reports of bullying or harassment may submit a verbal or written complaint, although a written summary of events is preferred.  Complaints will be investigated and resolved using the steps outlined in the Dixie School District Administrative Regulation #5145.7.  

We have a team of teachers that work to help resolve issues between students (Solution Teams) when they arise. All of our teachers have attended training as well. Finally, I work diligently to pull students together and talk about how to better communicate frustrations as well provide them an opportunity to discuss what they may be seeing that our adult leaders may be missing. The great majority of issues that naturally arise are solved in this manner.

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Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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