Dealing with Bullies

Printable Incident Reporting Form 

Online Reporting Form

To view Policy 3207, please visit our District Policies and Procedures Page

For more information, please contact our HIB Compliance Officer Syndi Duehn at (509) 786-3323 or email

October is:

National Bullying Prevention Month

A month long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

It’s October. Summer is officially over, and Fall is fully here. Days are getting shorter; leaves are starting to fall. Some Big Things are on the horizon - already.

But for now, it’s October. Some big safety-related things are already here.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.   Not all behaviors we don’t like are bullying. Bullying is done on purpose, involves some kind of power imbalance and is repeated – or likely to be repeated. Bottom line, it is hurtful or harmful in one way or another.  Did you know that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes bullying as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)


We all play a part in reducing bullying and its related behaviors. For Bullying Prevention Month, engage your entire school community in bullying prevention and intervention this month! Wed. October 19 is Unity Day – Wear orange on Unity Day! In the meantime, do you know who your district’s HIB Compliance Officer is? Do you or your staff need help in addressing bullying, harassment, or intimidation? Check our HIB webpage! For more bullying prevention resources, check these links:


· Videos  (Great for classroom use.)

·         Cyberbullying Research Center

·         A Student Created Anti-Bullying Video

·         Hazing *

On a related note, October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are a couple links to share with staff and families:   

·         Teach Others to Stay Safe Online  

·         Tech Device Rules in the Home


We are all learning not to mess with Mother Nature these days. She can be a bully of sorts, herself!  But we can also prepare!  The Great Washington ShakeOut is October 20th at 10:20 am. The Great ShakeOut is the perfect opportunity to meet statewide drill requirements, and to practice ‘drop, cover, and hold on’. Even if your staff and students “drop, cover and hold on” on a different day or in a different location outside of school, that’s OK! Just be sure to register for ShakeOut at

Here are some excellent resources to share with staff, students, and families:








Of course, October comes to an end on Halloween. Help everyone stay safe and healthy on Halloween.