NISD will hold its second annual Declaration of Respect Signing Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9 with students across the District signing certificates pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and all others through their interactions at school.
“We take bullying very seriously in Northside ISD,” said Superintendent Dr. Woods, who signed a similar pledge with all seven Board members at their Sept. 24 Board meeting. “This District-wide effort, of students and staff members from kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond, is our attempt to make everyone aware of the seriousness of bullying, and the damage that can occur that is life-long and life altering.”
NISD has implemented many programs to address the needs of students, including classroom guidance lessons delivered by the school counselor, anti-bullying classroom presentations, campus-wide initiatives such as the “No Bully Zone, Project ABC (anti-bullying communities) at the secondary level, and community involvement activities. At the District level, the phone and texting Safeline program (397-SAFE and firstname.lastname@example.org) offers a safe way for students (and the community) to report potential incidents. Also the Parent 411 online training module for preventing bullying, cyber-bullying and dating violence is available for parents and educators.
To educate yourself and help in the prevention of bullying on our campuses, go to the NISD’s Parent 411 website at http://parent411.nisd.net/.