CDSBEO Bully Prevention Plan
St. Mary CHS and the CDSBEO have many programs designed to keep students safe and the learning environment risk free. Feel free to read the numerous documents on this page. Never hesitate to call the school with any question or concern you might have. Conversation is the first step to solving any problem.
Click here for the CDSBEO Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan.
Click here for the Creating Communities of Peace
Click here for the CDSBEO Violent Threat Risk Assessment Plan.
Click here for the CDSBEO THREAT RISK ASSESSMENT PARENT GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION AND FAIR NOTICE
Click here for the CDSBEO Resiliency Survey Parent Notification
Click here for the Student Handbook 2016-2017
Click here for the Uniform Policy
Click here for the Casual Day and Spirit Wear Dress Code
Empower Bully Reporting App
The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has partnered with InTouch Mobile, to develop an anti-bullying and community outreach app. Created in response to new Safe Schools legislation, the mobile application gives students and parents an avenue to quickly, conveniently and anonymously report incidents of bullying and victimization in schools.
Research has indicated that this form of communication has empowered students and parents by greatly increasing the number of incidents reported, compared to all other reporting vehicles in place. The app is free for users, and can be accessed through various means including a cell phone that is capable of texting, by calling a toll-free number, or through a web chat. The service links to a live, trained operator who will respond to concerns during business hours, with an automated system setup for after hours.
Once the concern is submitted, a report is generated (within 2 minutes) and forwarded via email to the school administrator(s) for investigation and follow-up. If an operator senses a need for immediate response, a phone call will accompany any emails.
The app will also serve as a tool for community outreach, communicating Board news, student transportation information, and school news and announcements.
Empower is available for use by all CDSBEO students in grades 7 through 12, beginning January 1, 2014. To download the app, please search “CDSBEO Empower”in your app store, for iOS and Android.
How to Anonymously Report an Incident
There are several ways to anonymously report an incident:
- Download the app by searching “CDSBEO Empower” in your app store; or
- Text a message to 613-704-2628; or
- Call 1-855-347-4894; or
- Start a web chat via the link below.
To access the web version of the reporting feature, please click below:
How does Empower work?
- Send Empower a text at 613-704-2628, via the FREE Android or iOS app, or by web chat at www.cdsbeo.on.ca.
- The service centre receives the message, showing a scrambled sender’s number.
- The sender will receive an automated reply to say that the service has received their text.
- The operator reviews the text and asks basic questions. (e.g. What happened? Where?)
- The tip and related information is sent to the appropriate school.
- The school responds to the information received.