Our schools promote responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted.
All students, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, trustees, volunteers, visitors, parish and community members have the right to be safe and to feel safe in their school. With this right comes the responsibility to contribute to a positive school climate.
We are focused on prevention, early intervention and progressive discipline as the keys to maintaining a positive environment where students can learn and educators can teach.
Report It is a tool for parents and students to advise us of non-emergency incidents of bullying and other school safety issues (for example vandalism). It is not monitored on a 24/7 basis. If this is an emergency, call 911.
If a student needs immediate emotional support, please call the Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Durham Mobile Crisis: 905-666-0483 or toll-free: 1-800-742-1890.
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of all students. All students deserve to learn in a place where they feel safe. We want to know about incidents of bullying and other safety concerns so that we can take action and prevent further incidents from happening. We take issues of bullying and school safety very seriously.
We encourage parents and students to report incidents of bullying or other school safety concerns as soon as it happens. Speak with a teacher or school administration to provide information about the situation. We recognize that bullying affects a student's sense of safety and security, and some people may not feel comfortable reporting bullying or school safety incidents. To help ease this worry, students and parents are welcome to complete and submit the St Mary CSS Report It Form to address your concerns.
The information you provide is forwarded to the appropriate school administrator for action. The more information that you provide, the more we are able to get involved. Your name is not required, however, if you do not provide your name we are not able to provide a response or update you on the action taken. It may take up to 24 hours to be contacted about the incident report.
Please see DCDSB Safe and Caring Schools Program for more information.