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Riverside Middle is a No-Bully School

Bullying is different than harassment and peer conflict.
It occurs when a student, or group of students, repeatedly hurts or humiliates another student. Bullying and harassment often cause lasting physical and mental harm, marginalize diverse students, and negatively impact the entire school culture.

The Ways Bullying Occurs: 


Solutions Teams - If a student is experiencing a possible bullying situation, Riverside Middle School responds with a multi-tiered approach. A team of staff members, who are trained to facilitate a solutions team will gather peers, including the offender, to create solutions that support the victim. The goal is to change the bully behavior by creating empathy while supporting the victim.
Restorative Circles - Riverside Middle School utilizes restorative circles to repair harm when harm has been done by one student against another. We have used restorative circles both with our internal staff as well as in collaboration with YouthZone. =
Mediations - Any time there is conflict, Riverside will conduct mediations to help support and develop solutions for all parties involved.

The updated cell phone/smart watch protocol will be effective for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Due to the potential loss of learning from interruptions of electronic devices, cell phones and smartwatches can be used on school property, however, they must be turned off and collected from 7:55 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The expectation is that students check in ALL personal technology devices (cell phones and smartwatches) to their Viking Time teacher, who will lock and secure them for the day. Students will be given their technology at the end of the day during Viking Time.
We firmly believe that these modifications will contribute positively to the overall learning environment and student development. By minimizing distractions and fostering responsible cell phone use, we aim to create an atmosphere that nurtures focus, critical thinking, and effective communication skills and positive mental health.
We kindly request your cooperation in supporting our updated cell phone protocol. We encourage you to discuss these changes with your child and reinforce the importance of responsible technology usage. Together, we can empower our students to develop healthy and balanced relationships with their devices, ensuring their academic success and personal growth.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the updated cell phone protocol, please do not hesitate to contact us at (970) 665-7800. We value your input and are always ready to address any questions you may have.
Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration as we strive to provide the best possible educational experience for your child.