• Stop Bullying Now!


    If you, or anyone you know is being bullied, please report it now.

    Anyone can fill out a report in any grade level house or online!!
 We are extremely dedicated to stop bullying at Bay Point.

    These are the consequences you may face: 
(It depends on the severity of the offense what your consequence is)

    1. Conference with investigator
    2. Call home
    3. School community service (lunch duty; trash pickup)
    4. Criminal charges

    Bay Point Middle School is committed to providing a safe learning environment and will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind.

    Thanks to the Bullying Prevention Committee, headed by Ms. McElveen, but it is a team effort.  So thanks to teachers, staff and administrators who take these reports seriously and report and or investigate, as well as educate and support students through the process.  These efforts help to keep our students feeling safe and comfortable at school so that they can try to focus more on academics.  http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/school-bullying-widely-underreported/1168558


    We are committed to providing a safe learning environment and will not tolerate Bullying/Harassment or Teen Dating Violence and Abuse of any kind. Incidents can be reported to the principal or any staff member or reported online at the below link:

    https://www.anonymousalerts.com/pinellascs/Default.aspx

    Anonymous reports can also be made using the District Electronic Reporting Form, or by calling the Campus Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-873-8477, or by texting keyword TIP144 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

    For more information about either the Policy against Bullying and Harassment or the Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Policy, please visit the Prevention Office by going to www.pcsb.org, then go to Parents and Students, then to Programs and Resources.

    To learn more about Bullying/Harassment and find out what adults can do to help prevent it, visit the Stop Bullying website at www.stopbullying.gov.

    For more information on Teen Dating Violence and Abuse go to www.cdc.gov/chooserespect.

     

    1.08 Policy against Bullying and Harassment
    In response to a new state law, The Jeffery Johnson Stands Up for all Students Act, the school board recently adopted a policy that prohibits bullying and harassment. The policy ensures that all students, employees, and volunteers learn and work in an environment that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying of any kind. Florida is now one of 32 states with a law regarding bullying in schools.
    The policy defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees and may involve but is not limited to : teasing, social exclusion, threat, intimidation, stalking, including cyber stalking, physical violence, theft, sexual, religious, or racial harassment, public humiliation, destruction of property.
    The policy defines harassment as any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or employee that: places a student or employee in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property, has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits, has effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school.

     

    For more information about the policy or bullying prevention, visit the Safe and Drug Free Schools’ website at www.pcsb.org/SDFS/bully.html.  To learn more about bullying and find out what adults can do to help prevent it, visit the Stop Bullying Now website at www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov.