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Bullying / Discrimination / Harassment

The Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District is committed to providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment that allows all students to maximize their learning potential.

The Governing Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying, discrimination, or harassment on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying, discrimination, or harassment of any student.

No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel. (Board Policy 5131.2, Bullying;  Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5145.3, Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District has developed strategies for bullying prevention and intervention to help keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment. 

If an instance of bullying or harassment occurs, or if you wish to report something that is abusive in nature or a potential threat, Dry Creek offers anonymous reporting through STOPit

 STOPit! is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators. 

STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe. With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. 

Definition of Bullying

Ed. Codes §§ 234, 234.1, 234.2, 234.3 and 234.5

“Bullying” means any severe (can be once, if severe) or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more of the following:

  • Sexual Harassment (§ 48900.2)
  • Hate Violence (§ 48900.3)
  • Threats, harassment, intimidation (§ 48900.4)
  • Has or reasonable predicted to have one or more of the following (looking at impact):

Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil's or those pupils' person or property.

Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.

Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.

Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.


community Resources & Publications

KnowBulling APP

Suggestions for Parents in Regard to Bullying

Frequently Asked Questions

CA Dept. of Ed. Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Sense Media

National Center for Missing and Exploiting Children

Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center

Bullying Training Module (PPTX)

Bullying Module (DOCX) 
The California Department of Education Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying presentation is mandated by Assembly Bill 1993 and California Education Code Section 32283.5.  

Bullying at School (PDF)
This California Department of Education publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.

stopit Access codes

In order to report an anonymous incident using our online reporting tool STOPit, you must first enter an access code coinciding with the school you attend. 

Access Codes:










School Climate Activities

The Dry Creek Joint Elementary School continues its work on building community and positive school climate by participating in the programs below.  The list below is a small reflection of what is happening at schools.  Talk with your school site teacher or administrator to learn more about the programs available at your school.