Below are some important links and resources to help you stay on course and connected while you attend Hawking STEAM Charter School 1!
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Hawking 1 STEAM Charter School takes the issues of bullying and harassment very seriously. Recent research suggests that young people who are bullied, may not always tell adults, as they may be afraid or ashamed. This may result in a student being victimized for a prolonged period of time before it is discovered and carries the potential for serious short, medium and long-term side effects.

In order for Hawking to carry out its duty of providing all students with a safe environment in which to learn, grow and develop – we seek to enlist the support and cooperation of all parents in the school community. In addition to the standard preventative measures endorsed and practiced by schools across the world, Hawking is committed to working in a proactive manner with parents.

As School Principal, I am committed to preventing and addressing bullying at our school. At Hawking, we want our school to be a safe place for all our students. Throughout our campus, you will notice that we have put up posters and bulletin boards that emphasize bullying recognition and reporting, as well as focusing on being kind to others. This month, we will be implementing a campus-wide Anti-Bullying campaign. All grades, TK-8th,  will be a part of an Anti-Bullying assembly, as well as, a community circle discussion with myself. A school-wide Choose Kindness Week will also be held at the end of this month with activities to promote the respect of others and random acts of kindness. During our morning assemblies, I will be speaking with students and making it clear that harassment and bullying will not be tolerated at our school.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are being bullied, the first thing you should know is...

It’s not your fault. Nope. Not one bit. No one deserves to be bullied…EVER!

The problem: I’m being bullied. Should I tell?

How to take action: If you’re being bullied, tell an adult right away! It’s not tattling. When you are being hurt or harmed, it’s a big deal. You need someone you can trust on your side. You have the right to tell.

The problem: I’m feeling all alone.

How to take action: A lot of kids are bullied, but that never makes it right. When you are being bullied it might feel like no one cares or that there is no one that can help. But know this, there are people who care. It might not be easy, but know that you can reach out and ask for help. You don’t have to go through this on your own.

The problem: Should I fight back?

How to take action: If you ever feel like fighting back, DON’T! Trying to get even with someone who bullies is never a good idea. If you fight back, the bullying will likely become much worse. And the adults may see you as part of the problem.

The problem: I don’t feel safe.

How to take action: A lot of kids who are bullied don’t want to go to school – or maybe avoid places where the bullying occurs. Everyone has the right to feel safe at school. Talk with your parents or adults at school and ask them “what can we do so that I am safe?” Develop a plan that includes steps that will help you feel like school is a good place to be.

The problem: I feel like nothing will change.

How to take action: Sometimes it can be hard to see into the future and know that things can be better. Maybe things won’t change immediately, it might take time, but don’t get discouraged.

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