(School Name: Parkside - Year 2019-2020)

This plan is to be completed in conjunction with the BPIP guide found at: www.tvdsb.ca/safeschools

Safe and Accepting Schools Team Members (SAST):



David Chisholm


L. Rattray, P. Coombes


L. Lee, E. Bogart


Safe Schools Team, GSA team and SWAT

Non-teaching staff:

P. Coombes

Community partner(s):

K. McNeil







STEP ONE: Data Collection and Assessment


-          Safe Schools Student and staff and Well Being Survey, 2017-2018

-          Feedback from activities and assemblies

-          Information from TVDSB Research and Assessment

-          Anecdotal student, community members information

-          Anonymous online bullying reporting – suspension / expulsion data

-          Violent incident reports – School bus student conduct reports

-          We care cards / reporting through guidance / online – to make in a more                     visible place

-          Office referrals – attendance reports

-          Student/parent concerns

GAPS/AREAS of Concern

-          Poor language can be heard in the hallways

-          Litter in the student parking

-          Student activities in the woods

-          Increase in student smoking/vaping concerns



School Bullying Prevention Statement:


At PCI we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for everyone. Staff, administration, students and community partners are striving to work together to create and maintain acceptance and respect between students while eliminating discrimination and celebrating diversity. It is our goal to eliminate bullying and internal conflicts within our school and appropriately address any incidents that may occur while promoting the concept of the upstander. We hope to continue the programming and initiatives that we have in place as well as increase our awareness of the role social media plays in bullying behavior.


STEP TWO: Creating/Revising the Plan


1. Education – Awareness Raising and Skill Building:

(Programs and Initiatives)


(Programs and Initiatives) Students: Random Acts of Kindness recognition,  Breakfast program (Increased Student Promotion), GetReal assemblies on LGBTQ issues for Grade 9s/ staff training in LGBTQ issues/Teacher training in healthy LGBTQ relationships/ Inter-school planning and social meeting for LGBTQ+/student-teacher healthy relationships workshops for GSA/police-led training in unsafe social media use, child pornography and photo sharing / Student mental health issues workshop (lunch n learn) with Bridgett Dorsey, Foodtopia, Turkey Din-din, Social Media Assembly, Easter Egg Hunt, Staff/Student Games, Pumpkin carving, Door decorating, Father’s Day Breakfast, Violence against women breakfast, safe schools conference, culture for learning conference, Student Council Leadership conference,  GSA conference/ International Transgender Day of Remembrance, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia/French Immersion Carnaval/ Courtyard activities, Wellness Wednesdays, Student Wellness Action Team, PCI Connects 2.0 , One_Run Campaign, PowderPuff and de-stressing activities, Pet therapy days, Christmas cards for seniors at a nursing home, Positive Space Posters, Wellness Tree homeroom exercises: Hear It Stop It, Grade 8 transition Day, Gr. 9 Integration Day, Red Feather Football Game, ASIST training, Stampchella lunch activities, laughter lunches activity through SWAT, United Way Football Game (@Parkside), International Day of the Girl, Girls Inspiring Change Conference, Menstrual Equity Program, December 6 Memorial / Montreal Massacre, Gr. 8 Anti-Bullying Campaign, Upstander Awards, Unsung Hero Recognition, Grad. Banquet Night, Pride T-shirt, Kindness Campaign, Morning Announcements (Recognizing Different Languages)

Parents/Community: community round table to assist students struggling with mental health, Walk throughs into home rooms to support students downloading the BeSafe App

Parent council

Public Health Collaborative Program – vaping concerns, Human Trafficking – staff & student awareness training

Parent Workshops – Vaping & Human Trafficking


2. Curricular Connections:

Peer mediation, peer mentoring through leadership, Egale workshop, 4thR, Healthy Relationships, Canadian Law Grade 11 and 12.  Social Sciences: Embracing who we are unit of study, Social Justice Course, International Certificate program, Spanish course continuing, Culture for Learning School Lead


3. Training Opportunities for Staff:

TRIBES training offered through TVDSB, BPIP planning, Safe Schools survey, access to attendance counsellor / social worker support, ASIST training, PD Day – Calvert SSRO (Sexting Awareness); Wellness resources, LGBTQ, Staff wellness activities, Culture for Learning, Public Health Presentations – Human Trafficking

4A Response to Inappropriate Behavior

4. Leadership:

Student: Wellness Wednesdays, Breaking down barriers to grade distinctions, GSA, Peer Mentors, Safe and Healthy Schools, Student Council

Staff: Student Parliament Advisors, Culture for Learning Committee, Peer Mentor, GSA

Parent/Community: Public Health Workshops, School Council

5. Community Connections/Resources:


SSRO – Police Resource Officer

Tobacco Enforcement Officer

Parent Council


One_Run – hosted this year


CO-OP partnerships

St. Leonard’s Society – Peer Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor

6.  The school Code of Conduct has been reviewed and updated to address bullying and reflect core values and expectations. X Yes     o No – reviewed at grade assemblies (Both semesters)


7.  When developing supervision plans, consideration has been made to address bullying where and when it happens as identified through school climate surveys and other feedback. X Yes     o No



8. Responding:

Students- Peer mediators, Caring Adult/ Connection with SST/Guidance, Senior Student Mentoring,

- Consistency

- Practice and encouragement of Upstander behavior

- Small group training for grade 12 leadership students

- Peer mediation program for student conflict

- Principal/ VP number to voice concerns


Parents/Community- St. Leonards society, Parent Council events

- Establish a positive communication rapport between school and community/parents

- Encourage working together with the school/parents to resolve concerns

- Principal/ VP number to voice concerns

Staff-Admin, teachers.:

Access to School Support Worker, guidance dept, Admin for support; understanding and implementation of 4A response for inappropriate behavior; maintaining a consistency in staff response and recognition of inappropriate behaviour

 Progressive Discipline by admin


9. Reporting:   I Care cards,  Online reporting, teacher reporting, administration investigation


10. Support Strategies :

Student who engaged in bullying: Restorative justice – St.Leonards, Admin followup, parental involvement, Social Worker, SSRO.

Student who has been bullied: Restorative Justice – St.Leonards, Admin follow-up,  parental involvement, Guidance, Social Worker

Students who witness bullying: Guidance,  Admin follow-up, parental involvement

- encourage empathy

- make amends

- encourage prosocial activities

- name and identify the violence

- set goals and recognize actions that are considered to be bullying behaviour

- peer mentoring and peer mediation access – support from other students

11. Follow Up:

Next steps: Video announcements: communication of initiatives and concepts to provide more effective awareness, Communication with Parent, Regular check ins, PDT Team


12. Communication:

Students – Twitter, Facebook, Assemblies, Website, Brightspace


Parents/Community –Website, Parent council, Twitter, Email, School Messenger, Brightspace


Staff – Staff meetings, Outlook, Twitter, Google Classes, Brightspace



 STEP THREE: Implementation Plan




June 2019












October 2019-

May 2020





June 2020

Culture for Learning committee


Culture for Learning Committee, student council, Peer Leaders



Culture for Learning Committee, Student Council



Culture for Learning Committee

Year End meeting, wrap up and planning for next year.




Grade 9 orientation – connect with grade 12 leadership

Grade 9 parent night (September) with Night Football Game

Grade assemblies by Administration






Assemblies, Events, Guest Speakers, School wide initiatives,






Review BPIP and Safe Schools Action Plan.

STEP FOUR: Monitor/Reflect




June 2020




September 2019 – June 2020



SAST Meeting Dates:

1-   June 2019

2-   Monthly


Culture for Learning, School Admin


Review and Update BPIP for 2020-2021



Continuous meetings to reflect on implementation


Indicators of Success

Decrease in reports of bullying

Students more engaged in events

Greater school spirit

Increased involvement of students in school events

More positive articles in local media


Celebration of Success

Twitter, Facebook, Website, Assemblies, Unsung Hero Awards

Our BPIP will be reviewed annually and posted on our school website by June 30th for implementation the following school year.


 Safet Schools Action Plan





School Name:__Parkside Collegiate Institute____________                                           Date: _____June 18, 2018___________

Review Safe Schools Action Plan annually and post on school website by June 30th for implementation the following school year.

Safe and Accepting Schools Team Composition - Please indicate the number of representatives in the following categories:

Students:  _5_     Teaching Staff:    _2_     Non-Teaching Staff:   _1_        Parents:   _1_      Community:   _1_      Admin: _1_


Points for Consideration:

Effective Action Plans consider the following sources of information:

  • Sustainable Strategies information and checklist
  • Current survey results and analysis
  • Survey trends
  • Suspension reports
  • Feedback about Safe Schools initiatives
  • Feedback from staff about school climate
  • Focus groups of students and educational partners
  • Audits of physical plant
  • Review of existing programs and policies
  • Information and input from community members and parents
  • Violent incident reports
  • Office referrals

Effective Safe Schools Programs:

  • Are comprehensive in nature
  • Focus on skills
  • Select appropriate targets for change
  • Include peers in the delivery of the program
  • Include parents
  • Attempt to change the larger environment
  • Attend to the implementation issues



After completing the School Assessment Checklist, Identify your schools Stage of Change



Total Score





Policy and Procedures






School Climate




After completing the Safe Schools Assessment Checklist, examining the survey data with your team, and reviewing other sources of information consider some of the following questions to help guide discussion and move you towards developing and selecting your school goal(s).


  1. In what ways is Safe Schools imbedded into your school’s curricular programs? Are programs evidence based and age appropriate? Do gaps by grade or subject area exist?
  2. Do staff know and consistently apply policies and procedures in line with Ministry of Education requirements? What type of ongoing training is available?
  3. Do all stakeholders feel welcome and involved in your school and its activities? What gaps, if any, are evident?
  4. Overall, is there sustainability to Safe Schools initiatives/ programs?  Consider the number of “one off” programs versus continuous initiatives / programs.  What programs appear to have buy-in and are showing success?  Which programs need to be reviewed?
  5. What is the anonymous reporting system at your school? Do you feel this method is working well for your students?  What evidence do you have to support this?
  6. In what ways are stakeholders involved in the plan’s development, implementation and review of outcomes?


Based on the information gathered from the points for consideration on page one, previous Safe Schools Action Plan and/or Reflection,                  identify up to 3 goals the school plans to implement.  Complete the template below for each goal the team has identified.

 Goal #1  Consistent Implementation of the Code of Conduct/Consistent Responses to Behaviours by all Staff

Specific Goal:

Consistent Start Up procedures for all staff; Consistent responses to student behaviours and situations in the school (identified through SIT planning)

Specific Implementation Strategies:

Day One checklist for all staff on key Code of Conduct items in every class

Admin to hold grade assembly

Consistent participation policy for extracurriculars

Ongoing training in responding to emergent behaviours (language, attire, comments, etc.)



for Sept 2


early Sept

for Sept 2


Indicators of Success:

A decrease in unacceptable behaviours for all students.  Consistent enforcement of school policies by all staff.  All students know the school rules and behavioural expectations.

Is this goal related to:


Prevention ___X___

Policy & Procedure __X__

Intervention ___X__

School Climate ______

Stakeholders involved in the implementation and outcome of this goal:


Teachers __X__  Students __X___ Support Staff __X__

Parents ___x___ Admin ___X___ Community ______

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

Shared with students on first day.  Developed by Department Heads and Staff.  Will be shared at Parent Council.


Goal #2  Raise Awareness of Equity/Inclusion/School Safety Issues through Student led activities

Specific Goal:

Involvement of student clubs (Me to We, GSA, etc.) to raise awareness of issues in our school and beyond

Specific Implementation Strategies:

Me to We Assembly

Sea of Pink

Vow of Silence

The Pledge

White Ribbon Day, sexual violence and consent workshops

IDAHOP – raising of the pride flag and ice cream

Limo lunches

Celebrating diversity conference

Preferred pronoun sheet emailed to teachers

Display case updated and maintained


Have an event or campaign on a monthly basis to ensure awareness

Indicators of Success:

A decrease in negative behaviours for all students.  An increase in positive safe and accepting schools ratings for Parkside in the survey. 

Is this goal related to:


Prevention ___X___

Policy & Procedure ____

Intervention __X___

School Climate ___X___

Stakeholders involved in this plan:


Teachers __X__  Students __X___ Support Staff __X__

Parents ______ Admin ___X___ Community ______

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

Scheduled events in the planner and/or on the online calendar.  Awareness of the events shared at Parent Council meetings.  Event dates and times shared on Twitter.  Student and media involvement to acknowledge anti-bullying commitments like the Sea of Pink.


 Goal #3  More Connections with Community Agencies to Support a Safe and Inclusive School

Specific Goal:

Increase community connections to support creating a safe and inclusive school.  Invite and include outside community agencies to our school.

Specific Implementation Strategies:

Health Unit – healthy relationships, breakfast program

St, Leonards’ Society

TVDSB Forum Theatre/drama presentations

St. Thomas Police presence

IMPACT program

Violence against women breakfast

Jaffa and Vanisttart woods, connecting mental healthy clubs


Have an event or presence in the school on a monthly basis

Indicators of Success:

A decrease in unacceptable behaviours for all students.  Connections to supportive agencies in our community that can assist students beyond our school.  Raised awareness of both issues and community based solutions.

Is this goal related to:


Prevention ___X___

Policy & Procedure ____

Intervention __X___

School Climate ___X___

Stakeholders involved in this plan:


Teachers __X__  Students __X___ Support Staff ____

Parents ___X___ Admin ___X___ Community ___X___

How will you communicate this goal to stakeholders:

Developed with the community agencies and Parent Council.  Shared with students and parents via school planner and online calendar.  Promoted at Parent Council and via Twitter.  Student and media involvement to acknowledge progress celebrated in the local paper.


Safe and Accepting Schools Team Meeting Dates: _____TBD_______________________________


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