Bullying or Retaliation Incident Reporting

    Incidents of Bullying or Retaliation may be reported in several ways. All reports of incidents of bullying/retaliation will be investigated by the administration. Making a knowingly false report may be subject to disciplinary consequences.


    • Gateway Behaviors: Isolated, non-repeated, behaviors including but not limited to teasing, name calling, making fun of, exclusion, spreading rumors, talking about, staring, making faces, mimicking, rough housing, physical altercations, cyber issues
    • Bullying, as defined in M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O, is the repeated use by one or more students or school staff members of a written, verbal, or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a target that:
      1. causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the target’s property;
      2. places the target in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself or of damage to his or her property;
      3. creates a hostile environment at school for the target;
      4. infringes on the rights of the target at school; or materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.
    • Cyber-bullying, is bullying through the use of technology or electronic devices such as telephones, cell phones, computers, and the Internet. It includes, but is not limited to, email, instant messages, text messages, and Internet postings. See M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O for the legal definition of cyberbullying.

    To report an incident of bullying, complete the form or text/email the address corresponding to your school.

    Reporting Methods by School
    School Online Form Email  Printable Form
    GHS Click Here bullying-ghs@grafton.k12.ma.us
    GMS Click Here bullying-gms@grafton.k12.ma.us
    MSES Click Here bullying-mss@grafton.k12.ma.us
    NSES Click Here bullying-nss@grafton.k12.ma.us
    NGES Click Here bullying-nges@grafton.k12.ma.us
    SGES Click Here bullying-sges@grafton.k12.ma.us