SAFETY AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS
At St. Catherine, we strive to create a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Your child’s safety and security is of utmost importance to us. In order to establish a positive, caring climate, we have adopted a positive behavior system to focus on key areas of behavior. This year’s program is called:
“Walking in the Footsteps of C.H.R.I.S.T”:
Be Caring, Be Honest, Be Respectful, Be Independent, Show Self Control and Be Thankful.
The primary goal of this plan is to create a school climate that fosters being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. We acknowledge and reward individuals and classes who consistently demonstrate these positive behaviors. This program focuses on promoting positive behavior through rewards and inspiration rather than punishing negative behavior.
STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors. Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two powerful features.
- Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.
- Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.
Both Report and Messenger empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, more caring school communities both online and off.