• Bullying/ Cyberbullying

    Stewart Middle School has zero tolerance for acts of bullying and cyber bullying. We follow the procedures outlined
    by the Montgomery County Anti-Bullying Task Force, headed by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office.
    We also follow new legislation regarding cyber bullying that was introduced by the state. Below is our School
    Board's position and definitions of the different types of bullying.

    The NASD School Board is committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment for district students. The
    Board recognizes that bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, detracts from the safe environment
    necessary for student learning, causes a substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the schools, and may lead
    to more serious violence. Therefore the Board prohibits bullying by district students.

    Bullying means an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student
    or students, which occurs in a school setting and/or outside a school setting.Bullying can take many forms and can include many different behaviors consisting of, but not limited to, harassment, intimidation, humiliation, ridicule, defamation or threat of incitement to violence. Bullying, as defined in this policy
    (No. 249), includes cyberbullying. School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, using district equipment/technology, at a
    designated bus stop, traveling to or from school or at an activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school.

    There is a form located on our website that anyone can fill out if they would like to report an incident of bullying
    along with more information on how to help your child with bullying. Everyone’s child deserves to come to school
    and learn free of intimidation and ridicule.

    Stewart Middle School’s Anti-Bullying Rules
    1. We will not bully others.
    2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
    3. We will try to include students who are left out.
    4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.