Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
To access Park Ridge School District's Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Policy (HIB), please click here.
Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti- Bullying Bill of Rights Act
Park Ridge School District's Anti-Bullying Specialists:
Lisa Bernardo: District Coordinator
Andrew Yeager : High School Specialist
Wendy Rudis : East Brook Specialist
Tamar Keller-Moczarski: West Ridge Specialist
- Never give out personal information online, whether in instant message profiles, chat rooms, blogs or personal websites.
- If someone sends a mean or threatening message, don't respond. Save it or print it out and show it to an adult.
- Never open emails from someone you don't know or from someone you know is a bully.
- Don't put anything online that you wouldn't want your classmates to see, even in email.
- Don't send messages when you're angry. Before clicking "send," ask yourself how you would feel if you received the message.
- Help kids who are bullied online by not joining in and showing bullying messages to an adult.
- Always be as polite online as you are in person.
- Keep your home computer in a busy area of your house.
- Set up email and chat accounts with your children. Make sure that you know their screen names and passwords and that they don't include any personal information in their online profiles.
- Regularly go over their instant messenger "buddy list" with them. Ask who each person is and how your children know him or her.
- Discuss cyberbullying with your children and ask if they have ever experiences it or seen it happen to someone.
- Tell your children that you won't blame them if they are cyberbullied. Emphasize that you won't take away their computer privileges – this is the main reason kids don't tells adults when they are cyberbullied.
Mrs. Lisa Bernardo
Director of Special Services/District Anti-Bullying Coordinator