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Bullying, Harassment & School Climate

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We are glad you are here. Click on the links below to learn more information about the following topics:


NEW: Parent Resources for Social Emotional Learning in the Home



Bullying and Harassment

In accordance with the Safe Place to Learn Act, Snowline Joint Unified School District strives to ensure equitable learning environments that provide endless possibilities through high levels of learning for all students. In order to accomplish this in our schools, the district has adopted policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on specified characteristics, such as disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of the specified characteristics.
Crisis hotline
Crisis Hotlines
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
A toll free, 24-hour, confidential phone line available to young people between the ages of 12-24, and concerned friends and family members. CCY provides crisis intervention counseling on many issues including family problems, sexual assault, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide and more.
Provides 24-hour information, referrals and assistance to any youth in crisis regarding various topics such as family, relationships, feelings, suicide, basic needs, abuse, health, sex, drugs & alcohol, & running away.
Provides 24-hour assistance, information, and referrals to youth who have run away and other youth in crisis. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program.
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.
Help for victims of domestic violence
Bullying and Harassment Resources
The Expect Respect (Stop/Walk/Talk) program engages youth and adults in building healthy relationships and preventing violence and abuse. 

Many types of harassment and/or bullying can take place on social media platforms. Platforms where bullying can occur include internet websites/apps with free and easy registration, websites/apps offering peer-to-peer messaging, websites/apps offering comment sections/forums, and websites offering image or video posting platforms. Below are some examples of social media platforms where this type of behavior may occur.

School Climate/Social Emotional Learning

Snowline Roadmap

Social-emotional learning describes the mindsets, skills, attitudes, and feelings that help students succeed in school, career, and life. It focuses on how motivation, social connectedness, and self control enable every student to learn and thrive.

We owe it to students to provide them with not just academic knowledge, but with the skills they need to apply that knowledge in all settings, throughout their lives, with confidence and security. 

To learn more, watch this video from CASEL, a leading social-emotional learning organization supporting school districts: SEL 101: What Are the Core Competencies and Key Settings? 

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Building Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

The CASEL framework addresses five areas that are fundamental to SEL competence. These skills are important for collaboration and perspective-taking, and serve students well in school and in life. By building skills in these areas, students manage their emotions, handle challenges, and reach their goals.

5 Social-Emotional Learning Competencies:

  • Self-awareness: the ability to recognize one’s strengths and limitations with a sense of confidence and purpose
  • Self-management: the ability to manage one’s feelings and behavior, including handling stress 
  • Social awareness: the ability to understand the perspectives of others, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Relationship skills: the ability to communicate clearly, listen actively, and work collaboratively to problem solve
  • Responsible decision-making: the ability to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions
Casel for parents
Additional Parent Resources:

Great Kindness Challenge ResourcesGreat Kindness Challenge

From January 23-27, 2023, our entire district will be celebrating the Great Kindness Challenge.


All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
The Great Kindness Challenge provides a powerful tool that actively engages students,
teachers, administrators, families and communities in creating a culture
of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. 


About: The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive SEL-focused
bullying prevention program that improves school climate and increases student
engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge - School Edition is one week devoted
to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus.


Want to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge at home? Download the Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition below image to follow along with your family.Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition

Download the Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition in English or Spanish


growth mindsetGrowth Mindset & Goal Setting Resources

Encourage your child to have a growth mindset by:
  1. Teaching your child about how the brain works. Every time you try something new or practice something (anything from homework to sports to a new hobby), your child's brain is making new connections that make that task easier they next time they do it. 
  2. Modeling a growth mindset for your student. Yep, kids learn from watching us. You can model your thoughts when you are working through something tough by saying, "This is hard, but I will keep trying" or "I am not sure I can do this yet, but I am learning and improving every time." 
  3. Sharing your mistakes. When you make a mistake, talk to your child about it. Show them that mistakes aren't failures, they are an opportunity for growth.
Learn more and practice instilling a growth mindset for your children by exploring the resources here
Creating goals is an important aspect of having a Growth Mindset.
Office of Student Intervention & Attendance
Office: 760-868-5817 
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Independent Study Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Julie Hirst, Ed.D-Ext 10142
Director SIA
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Lyne McGuire-Ext 10142
Secretary SIA
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Cheyenne Tatum-Ext 10155
Social Worker
Foster Youth/Homeless Liaison

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Ingrid Peralta- Ext 10343 or 21053(SHS)
Social Worker
Diego Ramirez-Ext 10159
Social Worker
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Mike Baernstein- Ext 10158
Teacher on Special Assignment- Health & Wellness
Shad Grijalva- Ext 10156
Teacher on Special Assignment- Health & Wellness
Katie Bodell- Ext 10157
Teacher on Special Assignment- Health & Wellness
Joe Scribner- Ext 10152
Attendance Specialist
Lesley O'Leary- Ext 10153
Attendance Specialist
Maria Contreras-Ext 10143
Spanish Speaking
Attendance/Enrollment Tech
Patty Garner-Ext 52102
Short Term Independent Study Program
TK-8th Grade
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Samantha Spoonhunter-Ext 10154
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