Students, Staff and Parents, we are going to be implementing a new policy in regards to our school, Ellis Middle School, being a Bully Free Zone.I need all of you to join me in this process. We will be sending home notes for signatures of parents and students alike to make this commitment. Our staff at school will sign commitments, as well.Our reports of bullying situations did decrease last year. However, we want such incidents to totally disappear from our campus and community alike.Several easy steps can be taken to insure this will happen.First be friendly to one another and treat everyone with the same respect that you would like to them to treat you.Second, do not be confrontational. If someone threatens you in any way, ask them to stop.Should they not stop, walk away and report the incident to an adult.Should you see an incident that might be considered bullying, go stand by your classmate and offer support to stop it. This does not mean fighting or threatening. Let the bully know calmly, verbally, that they need to stop. Then walk away and report it.Working together as a community, we can and will eliminate the problem.All of us, meaning any adult staff member from maintenance to me, are here to help.