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Kuumba Academy will be closed on Thursday February 9th. Due to worsening weather conditions, school will now be closed.
To access the Student Code of Conduct for 2016-2017, click here.
The Student Code of Conduct applies to all/any bus transportation, sporting events, performances, and field trips pertaining to Kuumba Academy. á

REPORT BULLYING!
What is theádefinitionáof bullying?á- An overt act by a student, or a group of students, directed againstáa student victim with the intent to ridicule, harass, humiliate, intimidate or inflect bodily harm while at school, on school grounds, or at a school-sponsored activity.á These acts are typically repeated against the student victim over time.
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Reports will be investigated no later than the end of the next school day and the District will report back to the parent within 3 business days after receipt of the completedáform.
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DOWNLOAD THE PARENT FORM FOR REPORTING BULLYING BEHAVIOR
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What is theá Bully Free Schools Initiative?
The purpose of the Bully Free Schools Initiative is to heighten awareness around the issue of bullying and to promote a safe learning environment for all students. The initiative includes professional development, sharing of research based information, recommendations and interventions, and activities for administrators, staff, students and parents.á
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What is Bullying?
  • Aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power and strength
  • Physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly over time
  • Bullying can be direct (i.e., taunting, hitting, or stealing); boys are most often overt bullies
  • Bullying can be indirect (i.e., Spreading rumors or exclusion); girls are most often indirect bullies
The Four Types of Bullying
  • Physical Bullyingá
    • Hitting, kicking or pushing someone
    • Stealing, hiding or ruining someone's things
    • Making someone do something he or she doesn't want toádo
  • Verbal Bullying
    • Name calling
    • Taunting
    • Insulting
  • Relationship Bullying
    • Refusing to talk to someone
    • Spreading lies and rumors about someone
    • Making someone feel left out or rejected
  • Cyber-Bullying
    • Emails
    • Instant messaging
    • Texting
    • Blogs
    • Chat Rooms
    • Communication technologies
Anti-Bullying Legislation in Delaware
State of Delaware Bully Prevention & School Climate
Contact (Ombudsperson) - 1-800-220-5414

To access our schoolwide bullying policy, click here.

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