Bullying Prevention

Whenever a student or parent has a concern or question about bullying, please report it to school officials immediately so we can help. Wynantskill UFSD is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and caring environment for all students where they can learn and grow.

What Is Bullying?

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) defines bullying or harassment as the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by threats, intimidation or abuse, including cyberbullying, that (a) has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; (b) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety; (c) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or emotional harm to a student; or (d) occurs off school property and creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property.

The harassing behavior may be based on any characteristic, including but not limited to a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender (including gender identity and expression).

If a student feels like they are being bullied or harassed, or a parent feels their student is being bullied or harassed, please contact one of our DASA Coordinators immediately so we can help.

Dignity for All Students Building Coordinators

Mary Yodis, Principal
518-283-4600 ext. 10

Amy Murphy, School Counselor
518-283-4600 ext. 27

Kim Herzl-Betz, School Psychologist
518-283-4600 ext. 33

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