How will my teachers support a classroom environment that helps me feel safe, welcome and included?
You play a critical role in ensuring that you and the other students feel safe, welcome and included. The District will not tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, bullying and the use of slurs. These actions create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. So what can you do? First, be respectful and kind. Also, if you see something, say something. Talk to any staff member if you experience or witness something unsafe or unwelcome. Read more about Back to School Safe Environments.
If I experience bullying or have a safety concern to report, how do I make a report?
You can talk to any adult in the building, and you can also submit one of the following:
Where do I go for help?
If you or someone you know needs help or wants to discuss mental health concerns:
- Dial 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- Text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line
- Contact Safe2Help Illinois: Dial 844-4-SAFEIL, Text SAFE2 (72332), email HELP@Safe2HelpIL.com
How can I get involved in the school?
Students feeling like they belong in school is a priority for BPS101. If you do not feel a sense of belonging, please reach out to any adult. You might also consider getting involved in an activity outside of the school day. Here are the links for RMS and BHS.
How can I find support outside of BPS101?