Bullying Related to COVID-19
Dear Fallon Families,
We understand that while a new virus such as COVID-19 can cause stress and anxiety, it is crucial that we understand the impact our words and actions may have on each other. We are contacting you because it has come to our attention that some students are joking about other students, “having the coronavirus,” and targeting them based on their ethnic background. This behavior is hurtful, wrong, and completely unacceptable at our school.
We take these concerns by our students and parents very seriously and will be investigating every allegation. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to ensure all of our students feel safe and welcome at school.
Please take this weekend to have a conversation about appropriate respectful behavior in and out of the classroom. These are all learning opportunities for our young minds.
As a reminder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.” We are aware of the recent media coverage, including the case in Solano County, and our risk still remains low.. Here are three resources to aid you in your conversation, “ Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus,” “Stigma Related to COVID-19,” our Coronavirus Updates page at DublinUSD.org.
The Dublin Unified School District is continuing to closely monitor the situation and is working directly with the Alameda County Public Health Department, our District nurses, and staff to ensure we are following the correct protocol to keep COVID-19 out of our schools.
To our students, remember, if you see something, say something. If you, or another student, is being bullied or made to feel uncomfortable for any reason, contact one of our staff members immediately so we can address the situation.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Fallon Middle School