Just a reminder that we are wearing PINK tomorrow to support Anti-bullying. we will be having a whole school assembly to talk about and share some of our learning around inclusion.
Our schools should be safe, welcoming and inclusive places for everyone. It is important that students know what to do if they witness or experience inappropriate behaviour or incidents of hate or discrimination.
- There may be situations when you can safely step in and intervene and help.
- Talk to an adult at school, family member or other trusted adult.
- Report the event without the person involved knowing using our online reporting tool, Report It.
Report It lets you share information about inappropriate student behaviour or incidents of hate or discrimination. You can use the online form to report:
- bullying, drugs, cheating, vandalism, harassment, violence or any other inappropriate behaviour
- incidents of discrimination or hate, including anti-Indigenous racism, ableism, anti-Asian racism, anti-Black racism, antisemitism, classism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, sexism, transphobia or other forms of hate
You can report events that happen at school, at school-related events, online or off school property if it negatively affects a student or the school climate. You can also choose to make a report anonymously.
Complete reports are shared with the school to investigate and respond.
Acts of discrimination, hate and bullying are never acceptable. Using the Report It tool is a way of standing up for each other and for ourselves.
You can find Report It on the homepage of the Board website at www.yrdsb.ca and on our school website at http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/bakersfield.ps/Pages/default.aspx, or watch this short video to learn more.
Just a helpful and friendly reminder that ALL persons must wear a mask on school property. If you are in your vehicle – you are not required to wear a mask. Otherwise you MUST wear a mask. This is in the interest of protecting everyone’s physical safety and well-being.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Should you have a question or concern, please contact Krysten Cameron or Brett McLean.
In 2007, a Grade 9 student in Nova Scotia wore pink on his first day of school. He was bullied. Two students saw this and decided to take a stand against bullying. The two students bought 50 pink shirts and encouraged all their classmates to wear pink to send the powerful message of solidarity to the bully. Pink Shirt Day is now recognized every year in February where people wear pink show their support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities.
This year the theme for Pink Shirt Day is to “Lift Each Other Up.” Help us “lift each other up” by promoting kindness and compassion.
Wednesday February 24th is PINK Shirt Day. With our focus on kindness and being proud to be Bakersfield, we will be acknowledging Pink Shirt Day. At Bakersfield, we have a focus on standing up to bullies and not be a bystander. We are working together to understand that we can be the Power Of One, and make a difference in our school and community.
On February 24, 2021, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. If you don’t have pink, please wear your Bakersfield spirit wear or team house colour.