GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Gloucester Township K-8 Public School District is participating in a series of events in recognition of National Bullying Month.
The district is engaging in a number of activities for the Week of Respect, held in schools throughout the state during the first week of October each year to “recognize the importance of social and emotional learning and character education.”
The week is highlighted by an anti-bullying program in the gym at the Charles W. Lewis School, set for Wednesday night, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Throughout the week, the district will hold theme days each day, including wearing mismatched socks and school colors.
The week is part of National Bullying Prevention Month, observed annually during October to bring attention to the problem and involve people in New Jersey and nationwide in a conversation on how to create a world safe from bullying.
The school district earned an overall grade of 73 out of 78 in its self-assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, according to the district’s website.
Union Valley Elementary School earned the highest grade for an individual school, earning a 77. Glen Landing Middle School earned a 76, followed by Chews and Glendora elementary schools, each with a 75. Loring-Fleming Elementary School earned the lowest grade in the district with a 68. The full report is available on the school district’s website.
Grades are determined using data submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education by each school district after that data is approved by the district’s board of education.
Schools are graded on how they administer bullying, harassment and intimidation programs, training and other instruction for staff, student instruction, reporting of incidents, how many members of staff are trained to deal with incidents and their procedure for investigating incidents.
The grades posted on the district’s website currently are as of June 19. The deadline for the next reporting period is Oct. 31.
Published at Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:08:00 +0000