Stop Walk and Talk
In the fall of 2011, SWPBS developed the "Stop, Walk, and Talk" anti-bullying curriculum. The curriculum has four lessons that have been developed by the SWPBS team. The first lesson is taught by Chris Dishman, Home School Advisor for DPS. The final three lessons are taught by the classroom teacher. The program is reinforced by "Stop, Walk, and Talk" signs in every classroom at DPS. In addition, all three DPS playgrounds have a metal "Stop, Walk, and Talk" sign at the playground entrance. Small business cards with the "Stop, Walk, and Talk" sign are printed to give to students. To promote better understanding of the program, a brochure about the program has been created. Copies of the brochure are available to download online and can be picked up in the main office at DPS. A copy of the brochure is included on the following pages. At the completion of the first lesson, students receive their SWPBS "Brag Tag" Necklace and first charm, a bull that says "I DON'T BULLY."
The staff at Dyersburg Primary School will do everything possible to protect every child from being bullied. However, in the event that a child does get bullied, we ask them to follow the steps listed below. All students are to immediately locate an adult if they ever feel they are in danger.
The Dyersburg City Board of Education has determined that a safe, civil, and supportive environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. In order to maintain that environment, acts of bullying, cyber-bullying, discrimination, harassment, hazing, or any other victimization of students, based on any actual or perceived traits or characteristics, are prohibited. Please refer to the Dyersburg City Schools website for the full Board Policy on Student Discrimination/Harassment and Bullying/Intimidation and Cyberbullying.