February 22, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Christian Awareness of Respect for Everyone (CARE)

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington recognizes that students are created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, they are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The education of students can be compromised if they are intimidated or fearful because of bullying and/or sexual harassment.

The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Arlington endeavor to provide for their students a safe environment, free from bullying and/or sexual harassment. To this end, each school incorporates the “Christian Awareness of Respect for Everyone Program” known as CARE.

The CARE Program includes the following:

1. A survey distributed to parents, faculty and students to assess their perception of the level of respect, bullying and sexual harassment at the school.

2. An educational component for parents, faculty and students.

3. A presentation of the diocesan program entitled Formation in Christian Chastity.

4. A presentation of the Diocesan Sexual Harassment policy for grades 5-8.

5. Use of the Acceptable User Policy regarding technology and in-servicing on the topic of cyber bullying.

6. A follow up survey during the spring and end of year evaluation of the program.

At All Saints, we continue to be proactive in addressing the concern of bullying in our community. We have a Bully Awareness & Prevention Program which includes comprehensive surveys of parents, teachers and students, a school-wide anti-bully pledge, and classroom lessons and activities. We are committed to maintaining a strong, on-going commitment to maintaining a bully-free environment for students, teachers, staff and parents.