DES is striving to be a safe learning environment. To support our students as they grow into world-changers we use several positive behavioral supports such as Choose to Be Kind: Dolphin Dollars, Students of the Week, Terrific Kids, and Teacher Mentors.
To help students, teachers and parents, Dogwood also uses a few systems to protect and teach its students about bullying. In the classroom teachers use Above the Line and the 2nd Step curriculum to teach acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. GMSD has recently adopted the Olweus Framework to guide interventions. All reported incidences of bullying are investigated.