Bullying Prevention

Here at Mar Vista, we understand the awful long-lasting effects of bullying – be it overt/covert, physical/emotional, in-person/cyber – but we do not accept it.

One significant effort we emphasize throughout the school year is promoting the qualities our students hold and reminding them of the leadership positions they can obtain via our Leader In Me program.

Teachers and staff discuss with their students ways to model character traits via discussions, presentations, school events, and student of the month recognition.

Consequently, we present to students and discuss the effects of bullying, what it looks like, and what they can do to stop it, and we encourage them to report bullying – to speak up!

In addition, at our school, we allow all parties, those harmed or those who caused the harm, to have an opportunity to be heard via our Restorative Approach.

Our goal is to have a thriving, learning, and safe environment for our students, your children, and our educators.

If you know of anyone being bullied or suspect someone is hurting others, please get in touch with the front office at 805.488.3659 and ask to speak to the principal or school counselor.


Thank you for visiting!

It is an honor to be your counselor at Mar Vista Elementary School. I am Mr. Ramirez, and I invite you to contact me at 805.488.3659.

My goal is to have your child, our student, have an opportunity to be as successful as they can be at our school! In addition, I may become an extension to the support system your child may need in their learning experience. I aim to provide unconditional positive regard to assist them with academic, career, and personal/social development.

"Intelligence plus Character is the goal of true Education." Martin Luther King, Jr.