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This system does not provide emergency services. This system is only used to notify school administration. You may also go directly to any school official (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) to get help.
Use the email below to anonymously report potential life threatening or injurious concerns for our campus and classrooms or occurrences of bullying for investigation.
Corpus Christi Montessori takes bullying very seriously. “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” Please click the link provided to report any form of bullying.
Notice: CCMS is committed to being a DRUG-FREE, WEAPON-FREE, VIOLENCE-FREE school. CCMS prohibits bullying on school property, at school-related or school sponsored activities. Bullying may include, but not limited to, verbal or written expression, cyber or physical conduct. CCMS will not tolerate bullying of any kind. Retaliation against anyone involved in the reporting process is a violation of District policy, TEC Chapter 37 and is prohibited.
Texas Educational Code 37.115 lists the following as worrying behaviors that need to be reported:
"Harmful, threatening, or violent behavior" includes behaviors, such as verbal threats, threats of self harm, bullying, cyberbullying, fighting, the use or possession of a weapon, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or assault."
Look for signs of worrisome behavior:
Changes in behavior- More aggressive, more meek, sleep patterns, changes in how they spend their time. Do they playout violence or exhibit rehearsal behaviors? Are they making a plan?
Check their social media- It doesn't have to be invasive and children need guidance as they navigate the internet and social media. Do they speak online as they do in person? What is the focus of their photos, videos, or memes?
What should I report?
Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else.
Incidents of rudeness are usually unplanned inconsideration, based on not thinking, poor manners or being selfish, but not meant to actually hurt someone.
Burping in someone’s face
Bragging about making a better grade
Cutting in line
Saying things like:
“You look better with straight hair.”
“That color sweater doesn’t look good on you.”
Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice).
Mean behavior very much aims to hurt or depreciate someone.
Saying things like:
“You’re wearing that shirt again? Didn’t you just wear it last week? Get a life!”
“You are so fat/ugly/stupid.”
“I hate you!”
Criticizing clothing, appearance, intelligence, coolness, etc.
Is it Rude, Mean, or Bullying?
Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power.
Bullying entails three key elements: an intent to harm, a power imbalance and repeated acts or threats of aggressive behavior.
Kids who bully say or do something intentionally hurtful to others and they keep doing it, with no sense of regret or remorse — even when asked to STOP!
Physical Bullying – hitting, punching, kicking, spitting, tripping, hair pulling, pushing, etc.
Verbal Bullying – name calling, teasing, threatening harm, insults, making fun of color, race, religion, or other personal choices, etc.
Social Bullying – lying/spreading rumors, leaving someone out on purpose, telling others to not be friends with someone, embarrassing someone on purpose, etc.
Cyber Bullying – making online threats, posting hurtful messages on social media or through text messages, spreading rumors online, etc.
Friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature
Kind behavior aims to lift people up, bring a smile, make them feel good about themselves, etc.
It is never wrong to be kind.
Hold the door for someone
Help someone pick something up they dropped.
Saying things like:
"Please" and "thank you"—and really mean it.
“You look very nice today.”
“Can I help you with that?”