At Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School, community relationships provide the foundation for achieving our Mission, Vision, and Core Values. In our joyful, inclusive community, our employees are entrusted with the vital responsibility to model the Pillars of Character that we expect our students to demonstrate: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. We dedicate ourselves to nurturing our relationships through compassion, empathy, and kindness, and hold ourselves to the highest professional standards in our interactions with our students and other community members.
Behavior Toward Students
The School expects all of its employees to demonstrate the highest level of professional and institutional responsibility in their interactions with students. Any personal involvement between an employee and a student beyond the professional educator-student relationship is prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including discharge, whether or not “welcome.” Employees’ behavior with respect to students must be above reproach. Employees have an obligation to report any behavior they deem inappropriate between an adult employee and a student.
Faculty, Staff and Administration must not initiate or accept social network invitation requests from current students or former students under the age of 18 except for purely academic and School-related co-curricular activities or special interest topics. Professional discretion should be used when inviting or accepting invitations from alumni 18 and over.
The School is committed to providing an environment that is free of unlawful harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the School maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment, and harassment based on sex, pregnancy, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, veteran or military status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The School's anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of the School and prohibits unlawful harassment by all persons involved in the operation of the School, including faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, parents, students, volunteers, vendors, or others with whom the School has a business, service, or professional relationship.
The School does not and will not tolerate unlawful harassment of employees, students, applicants, volunteers, interns or contractors. It is the policy of the School that sexual and other unlawful harassment will not be tolerated.