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Harassment Intimidation and Bullying

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Report

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has posted school and district Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) grades as stated in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.  These grades were determined by a district self-assessment released by the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner.

Beginning with the September 2011-2012 school year, the Cumberland Regional School District has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.  During the years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the District has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying education, training, and programs, and school climate and culture.

Under the Commissioner’s Program, the school grade is a raw score of data and the sum of the ratings on the School Self-Assessment (e.g., 65 of 78 points).  The maximum total score for a school is 78 points. Our school district’s grade is based off the total score of the school itself since we are only one school.  The Department issued grade is not represented as a letter grade.

New Jersey School districts and schools must post the exact grade reports issued by the NJDOE without making any alternations to the PDF document to fulfill its responsibilities for posting the grades to the school district and school’s websites.

Cumberland Regional’s School District’s HIB Self-Assessment grade is 64/78 points for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Core Elements of the HIB Self-Assessment are as follows:

  1. HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
  2. Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy
  3. Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
  4. Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
  5. HIB Personnel
  6. School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
  7. HIB Investigative Procedure
  8. HIB Reporting

In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB).  District and school staff will use the data to educate staff and the community about current school practices and engage them in identifying and addressing areas for improvement.

General HIB Information
Overview of Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

The Cumberland Regional School District strongly believes that student safety is a fundamental right. Students must be given the opportunity to learn in an environment of trust and support. To that end, we fully embrace the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and related board policies.

Cumberland Regional School District's anti-bullying, harassment, and intimidation (HIB) program is designed to create a respectful and tolerant atmosphere. Ongoing programs for students take place throughout the year, focusing on bullying prevention strategies and working toward building a consistent "Climate of Respect."

In accordance with NJ law, each school has a designated anti-bullying specialist, who serves as the primary school official responsible for preventing, identifying and addressing incidents of HIB in the school.

STUDENTS, STAFF MEMBERS AND PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROMPTLY REPORT BEHAVIOR DISPLAYING POSSIBLE HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING.

This is very important information that every parent should read. Please review the following information, and do not hesitate to call the High School Building Principal/District Anti-Bullying Coordinator with any questions or concerns.

To access the board policy manual, please click here. To view the district's HIB policy, please navigate to 5512 Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator 
Justin Martin, Principal
90 Silver Lake Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-9400, ext. 221
aiello@crhsd.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist 
Sean McGuigan
90 Silver Lake Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-9400, ext. 242
mcguigan@crhsd.org

School Climate State Coordinator
HIB@doe.nj.gov 

 

CRHS School Climate Team

Information on School Climate Team at CRHS

The School Climate Team at CRHS meets once a marking period during the school year to evaluate the climate in the school building, analyze data, and develop and implement programming and trainings that will benefit all stakeholders at Cumberland Regional High School.

Members of the CRHS School Climate Team:

Ralph Aiello, Anti-Bullying Coordinator and CRHS Principal
Sean McGuigan, Anti-Bullying Specialist and Student Assistance Coordinator
Dana Landwher, Affirmative Action Officer and CRHS Assistant Principal
Amanda Rivera, School Psychologist
Matt Lawrence-Evans, Wellness Coordinator
Colleen Kennedy, Director of School-Based Youth Services Program Colt Connection
Christine Fuller, Teacher
William Kennedy, Parent 

School Climate Team Chart

 

 

School Climate Programs

Programs to support a positive school climate at CRHS

CRHS supports several clubs and activities to bring awareness regarding the prevention of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying and/or to improve school climate.

Groups and programs also are available through the Colt Connection school-based youth services program throughout the school year, including:

Bereavement, Gay-Straight-Alliance, Lunch Drop In, Conflict Management, Teen Parenting, Young Men’s Group, Youth in Color, Serenity Group, Girls Group/Healthy Relationships, Men’s Skill Building, and Get Connected - “Be the Change.”

The following is a school calendar of events pertaining to school climate:

​July

​August

​September

​October

​November

​December

Staff/Fall Coaches HIB Training Prevention/School Policy

Senior Mentor Training

Athletic Sports   Lunch-In

Staff Training - Cyberbullying, Bullying Recognition and Response, Special Education Safety in the Classroom

Freshman Flash

Grade Level Assemblies (9th-12th)

School Climate Team Meeting

Meet the Teachers Night Parent Bully Free Pledge

School Climate Survey Students/Parents

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Staff Training -Discrimination Awareness, Sexual Harassment

BOE HIB Training Prevention/School Policy

Healthy Relationships Presentation

School Climate Team Meeting

Ally Week

Out of Darkness Suicide Walk

Red Ribbon Week and Respect Week Events

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Staff Training - Youth Suicide, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Disruptive Student Behavior

Winter Coaches HIB Training Prevention/School Policy

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Display

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Gay-Straight-Alliance Coffee House

Food Drive

Salvation Army Tree Donation

March of Dimes

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

January

​February

​March

​April

​May

​June

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Spring Coaches HIB Training Prevention/School Policy

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

​School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

School Climate Team Meeting

Monthly Praise Referrals/Colt Citizen of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Other programs taking place throughout the school year include:

Freshman Transition (Character Education, Suicide Awareness, Bullying Signs, Cyber Bullying), Peer Mentors (Freshman Seminar/Senor Mentor Class), Peer Leadership and Peer Mediation.