Home‎ > ‎Resources‎ > ‎

Promote Respect

 Please help us promote respect, support positive behavior and academic achievement at Matoaca Elementary!  As a school, we strive to promote respect in many ways and will address all disrespectful behaviors - whether they are classified as “bullying” or not.

Respectful School Climate Expectations:

  • Respect for self

  • Respect for property

  • Respect for student/adult relationships

  • Respect for peers

What is Bullying?

CCPS Definition - Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor(s) and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma.

What Bullying Is Not:

  • A conflict between peers of equal power

  • Teasing or horseplay with NO intent to harm

  • An isolated, individual aggressive action

  • A “normal” part of growing up

Contact a teacher, counselor or administrator if bullying behavior is suspected on school property or between students.