Health & Safety
About Bullying and Harassment
Every student deserves to attend school every day in an atmosphere of respect and safety. Great Oaks teachers and staff work hard to create a positive and welcoming environment.
We want you to enjoy your time at Great Oaks, and to leave with good memories that will prepare you well for the future.
One way to maintain a positive environment is to protect those who might be victimized.
Any activity that may cause mental or physical harm affects the school, and so such activities are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. These activities may include harassment, intimidation, bullying, and dating violence (emotional, physical, or sexual cruelty, including through isolation, threats, and intimidation).
If this happens to you or to someone you know, tell a Great Oaks instructor or administrator as soon as possible. Great Oaks staff members are here to protect you from further harm as well as retaliation.
A form is also available below to allow you to report the situation quickly and easily. Give the completed form to your campus Dean or send it to Director of Student Services, Great Oaks Career Campuses, 110 Great Oaks Drive, Cincinnati OH 45241.
If possible, the instructor will work to end the situation directly. If that is not possible, or if it involves other possible victims, the administrator will record the facts and begin an investigation.
Diamond Oaks, Dean Dan Rush 513.612.7005
Laurel Oaks, Dean Andy McCool 937.655-5402
Live Oaks, Dean Amy Crouse 513.612.4901
Scarlet Oaks, Dean Matthew Lindley 513.612.5701
Parents or guardians of those students involved will be notified.
Anyone found to violate Board policies against harassment or other unacceptable activities will be disciplined.
If you’d like to know more, click here and select “Policies” at the top of the page. The appropriate policies are 5517 and 5517.01
Safer Schools Ohio: Confidentially report any safety concerns! Text or call 844.723.3764.
Vaping, also known as JUULing, is becoming more popular with youth in middle school and high school. Vaping means using an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device. It is referred to as vaping because tiny puffs or clouds of vapor are produced when using the devices. E-cigarettes are battery powered and deliver nicotine through a liquid (called e-juice), which turns into a vapor when using the devices. The liquid comes in flavors, such as mint, fruit, and bubble gum, which appeal to kids. Youth often believe that the liquid used in vaping only contains water and flavoring and are unaware that it contains nicotine. Therefore, they may think vaping is less dangerous than using other tobacco products, such as cigarettes. The amount of nicotine in the liquid can be the same or even more than the amount found in cigarettes. From Penn State
Resources for Parents
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Office on Smoking and Health. (n.d.) Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents.