Steps to RespectMrs. Fornal and Mrs. Schantz are excited to continue with the Steps to Respect program again this year! This program addresses the new HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying) law that has been modified in 2011. Under this law, students may receive strict consequences for bullying others. The Steps to Respect program is designed to teach our students:
The Steps to Respect lessons will be conducted in each classroom monthly by one of us. All students entering either 3rd grade or 4th grade have been exposed to this program already. Third grade will start with a review of the first 3 lessons they learned last year and then continue with lesson 4. Fourth grade will start with a review of the first 5 lessons they learned last year and continue with lesson 6.
- Friendship skills, including how to make friends, join group activities, and manage conflicts.
- How to recognize, refuse, and report bullying when it happens to them or someone else
- Emotional skills, such as understanding the feelings of others and managing emotions.
- And how to use positive values (responsibility, respect, caring for others) as a guide for behavior.
Each month that we present a new skill or concept, there is follow up activity that will be presented to your child to reinforce the skill we taught. This will be conducted by your child's teacher.Families play a crucial role in the success of the Steps to Respect program. You will be receiving letters about what your child is learning at school and what you can do at home to help your child understand and practice the new skills.
Below you will find useful information and materials to help you reinforce lessons at home.Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!Learn more about Steps to Respect: