Bullying means a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs within or outside of school property, at a school- sponsored or school related- activity, or in a vehicle by the Archdiocese of San Antonio or the school, which includes a privately owned vehicle being used for school purposes that:
1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s property;
2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
3. Substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school based activities.
4. Includes cyberbullying.
This form may remain anonymous. Students may also use this form to report a bullying incident. Our counselor will respond to reports submitted within 3 business days. Please send any additional evidence (i.e. screenshots, photos, etc.) to [email protected]
Our handbook states, Reporting Bullying/Harassment Incidents
Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School is a “No Bullying” school, which means that we do not tolerate bullying. However, if we are not aware that a bullying situation is occurring, we cannot intervene. Mount Sacred Heart provides several ways to report incidents of bullying and harassment. Reports can be made anonymously using the forms provided in each classroom, or on the school website (currently located under the “Support” tab). Verbal or written reports can be made directly to the administration, a teacher, or to the counselor at any time.
Counseling is available for students witnessing a bullying incident.