12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Stop Bullying

Bullying Prevention at NNPS

Stop BullyingNNPS has put programs in place to ensure our students have a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn. But our partnership of students, parents, family members and others is the most important link in this effort. We invite anyone who knows of a bullying or other safety concern in our schools to contact us so that we can work together in keeping schools the safest place possible for our children. Please report any information online so we can continue to provide a safe school environment for all, or call the NNPS Crime Line at (757) 591-3800.

Promoting Student Safety

Programs and activities designed to promote student safety in Newport News Public Schools include:

  • Student-led groups that promote student safety and offer mediation in cases of potential conflict among their peers.

  • Training for teachers and other staff to identify safety concerns and preempt negative behavior.

  • Comprehensive Rights and Responsibilities Handbook that clearly spells out the behavior expectations for NNPS students. All students and parents/guardians are required to certify that they have reviewed the handbook. And school administrators review expectations for behavior and where to go for help if there’s a problem.

  • NNPS Crime Line for students and others to report safety concerns in a confidential manner (757) 591-3800.

  • Security officers assigned specifically to all middle and high schools.

  • Security officers who monitor elementary schools on a rotating basis.

  • Uniformed police officers at all high schools.

  • Student Assistance Counselors at all high schools to help students deal with social and academic problems and other concerns.

  • Cameras inside and outside all middle and high schools.

  • Cameras on school buses.

  • GPS tracking to enable NNPS to know where buses are at all times and monitor speed.

Instructional Programs

Specific programs to promote bullying prevention include the Virginia Rules program in our high schools.

The Virginia Rules program was developed and adopted by the state and is designed to educate students on the legal system, their rights, and appropriate behavior as citizens of Virginia and our country. The course is taught by School Resource Officers/Prevention Specialist.