Stand Up Against Bullying: The Northern Ozaukee School District strives to provide a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment for all students in school buildings, on school grounds and school buses, and at school-sponsored activities. Bullying has a harmful social, physical, psychological, and academic impact on bullies, victims, and bystanders. The school district consistently and vigorously addresses bullying so that there is no disruption to the learning environment and learning process. Consequences for bullying behavior may include school referrals, suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement. Bullying is deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions intended to cause fear, intimidation or harm. Bullying may be repeated behavior and involves an imbalance of power. The behavior may be motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic, such as, but not limited to: age; national origin; race; ethnicity; religion, gender, gender identity; sexual orientation; physical attributes; physical or mental ability or disability; and social, economic or family status. Bully behavior can be: Physical (e.g. assault, hitting or punching kicking, theft, threatening behavior) Verbal (e.g. threatening or intimidating language, teasing or name-calling, racist remarks) Indirect (e.g. spreading cruel rumors, intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and sending insulting messages or pictures by mobile phone or using the Internet- also known as cyber-bullying) Students at Ozaukee High School are encouraged to report any incident of bullying they see to a school administrator, school counselor, or teacher. Information can also be reported on the Bully Report Form below. The information will be electronically sent directly to your building administrators and counselors.