Barrington 220 is dedicated to the social-emotional development and safety of all children. We believe a student's right to feel safe in school is paramount and contributes significantly to his or her capacity for learning. All Barrington 220 schools have a protocol for reporting harassment and bullying. In general, students are encouraged to approach staff and describe the incident. However, we recognize that a significant amount of harassment and bullying may not be reported using these traditional channels of communication. In response to this concern, we have developed an online method to report harassment and bullying at all of our schools:
- Submit Form to Barrington High School
- Submit Form to Station Middle School
- Submit Form to Prairie Middle School
- Submit Form to Arnett C. Lines Elementary School
- Submit Form to Barbara B. Rose Elementary School
- Submit Form to Countryside Elementary School
- Submit Form to Grove Avenue Elementary School
- Submit Form to Hough Street Elementary School
- Submit Form to North Barrington Elementary School
- Submit Form to Roslyn Road Elementary School
- Submit Form to Sunny Hill Elementary School
- Submit Form to Barrington Early Learning Center
After a report is made...
The reporting student(s) will be interviewed by the building administration and/or counseling staff.
The offending student(s) will be interviewed and the extent of their involvement will be determined.
Parents will be contacted and the offending student(s) will be assigned a school consequence consistent with the intensity and duration of the bullying behavior.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
The Barrington schools are committed to reduce bullying and educate our students about the roles of victim, aggressor, and bystander. As a parent, you can:
- Assure your child that the problem can be solved.
- Let the school know that your child is being bullied.
- Communicate and cooperate with the school until the problem is solved.
- Bullies are often victims themselves.
- Bullies often have poor social skills and do not know how to behave towards others in a positive way.
- Develop your child's sense of humor and tolerance of others
- Positively reinforce your child's self esteem and sense of self worth
- Develop your child's social skills by teaching him or her to share and to cooperate with others in group situations.
The most appropriate action is to tell someone at the school and work with the school staff to solve the problem. If bullying is reported, the school will:
- Assure the student that the problem can be solved and then provide ongoing support.
- Investigate the problems raised.
- Treat everyone involved with fairness.
- Take appropriate action. This may include.
- Disciplinary action
- Social skills instruction or counseling
- Parent-student conference