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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.




http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html