Fostering Character: EL Education Core Practice 26
EL Education defines character as having two facets-relational character and performance character. Relational character skills are essential for positive collaboration, ethical interaction, appropriate participation, and personal responsibility for actions (e.g., kindness, honesty, integrity). Fostering character is not an add-on in EL schools or at The Greene School- it is embedded in all aspects of the school culture and permeates academic studies.
For the purposes of this policy, the term harassment shall be defined as conduct (verbal, nonverbal, or physical) based on gender, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability, that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or work environment and/ or that unreasonably interferes with another individual/s education or work performance.
Sexual harassment is harassment (verbal, nonverbal, or physical) which is of a sexual nature; this can include a range of behaviors including innuendoes, comments, jokes, insults, threats, or disparaging remarks, sexual insults and name-calling, off-color jokes, micro-aggressions, intimidation by words or actions, offensive touching, and pressure for sexual activity.
Students who are harassed or who witness harassment should report the situation to a staff member immediately: Harassing behavior is subject to immediate disciplinary consequences based upon The Greene School Code of Conduct. It may also be grounds for legal action and fines through the civil justice system.
Bullying / Cyberbullying
Bullying is the repeated use by one or more students or a member of the school staff of a written, verbal, or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a target that:
causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the targeted person’s property;
places the target in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself or of damage to his or her property;
creates a hostile environment at school for the target;
infringes on the rights of the target at school; or
materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.
Cyberbullying is bullying in a similar manner through the use of technology or electronic devices. It includes, but is not limited to, email, instant messages, text messages, and internet posting.
Use this form to report issues relating to harassment, bullying, and cyber-bullying.
This information is for the use of The Greene School administrative team only. All information will be kept confidential. Your name is optional and contact information is optional. However, without providing your name, it may make it difficult to pursue this report.