Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Reporting and Follow-up Procedure

DASA was established to protect all students from harassment, bullying, and discrimination.  It became effective on July 1, 2012, and was amended to include cyberbullying effective July 1, 2013. All forms of Intimidation, Harassment, Bullying, or Cyberbullying are unacceptable and, to the extent that such actions are disruptive to the educational process of the School District, offenders shall be subject to appropriate staff interventions, which may result in administrative discipline.

  1. DASA Incident Reporting
    1. SASCS employs a team approach to collect information, investigate the incidents, and develop action plans to prevent or stop intimidation, harassment, bullying or cyberbullying.  
    2. All staff must report any incident that can be considered as intimidation, harassment, bullying, or cyberbullying. to the DASA coordinator or the Dean of Students.
    3. Parents or students can contact the school administrator, Dignity Act Coordinator, counselor, or another staff member (whoever you are most comfortable with) to report an incident, or for information or assistance at any time.
  2. Procedures to follow upon receiving a DASA incident report:
    1. Collect evidence
      1. Students Statements
      2. Adult Statements
      3. Artifacts
      4. Interviews
      5. Etc.
    2. Determine whether it is a material or non-material incident
    3. Develop a corrective and preventive action plan for material incidents
    4. Share the action plan with all stakeholders
    5. Monitor the implementation of the action plan
    6. Report the incidents to the administrators
  3. Reporting Structure and Team Approach to Investigate and Develop Action Plan
    1. Harassment or Intimidation” for the purposes of this policy means any written (including computer messages), verbal or physical act characteristic, that takes place on school property, at a school-sponsored event, or on a bus that:
      1. Is motivated by an actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, weight, color, religious practice, religion, ancestry, national origin, Native American ancestry/ethnicity, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory handicap; or
      2. By any other distinguishing characteristic; or
      3. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing the student in reasonable fear of harm to his person or damage to property, or
      4. Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.
    2. Bullying shall mean unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct directed at a student or staff member by another student or staff member.
    3. Cyberbullying is bullying that includes, but is not limited to, the following misuses of technology; harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another student or staff member by way of any technological tool, such as sending, texting, or distributing inappropriate or derogatory email messages, instant messages, digital pictures or images, or website postings (including blogs) which has the effect of:
      1. Physically, emotionally or mentally harming a student.
      2. Damaging, extorting, or taking a student’s personal property.
      3. Placing a student in reasonable fear of physical, emotional, or mental harm.
      4. Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property; or
      5. Creating an intimidating or hostile environment that substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities.


  1. DASA Incident Reporting Form (PDF)
  2. DASA Incident Follow-up Form (PDF) (Administrative Use Only)


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260