Dear Principal: (insert name of school principal)
I am writing to report the bullying of my child, (insert child’s name, age and grade level). My child, attends (insert school name, school address, and if applicable teacher’s name).
Name, is a victim of constant bullying from fellow student, (insert child’s name), whose conduct has created an intimidating threatening and abusive educational environment. (Describe the actual problem with details of verbal expressions and physical conduct the victim suffered. Make sure to include names of witnesses, details of injuries, the effect of the conduct on the victim’s school work and the fear the victim suffers.
[Example: On date, name of your child sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by fellow student, name. Their teacher, name, had his back turned to the class when the fellow student attempted to staples my child’s finger to the desk. Because the staple was rusty and dirty, we had to take our son/daughter to the doctor and have medical documentation of the injury and the necessary tetanus shots. (Remember to include any documents which show the threats or harm suffered). Since the incident, name of bully continues to intimidate name of child and has threatened to attack him/her again. Last Thursday, during Science class, name of bully told my son/daughter, “I’m going to beat you up after school.” My child feels so threatened that he cannot concentrate in school and has lost focus on homework at home. He/she failed three subjects last semester and cries every day when I drop him/her off at name of school.
I understand that the school board must investigate these instances and ensure that they stop under Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-514 and (insert the name of the school’s anti-bullying policy). With the facts and evidence I listed above and enclosed for your convenience, it is my hope that your investigation will be discreet, commence as soon as possible, and not put my son/daughter in further danger.
Once the investigation has concluded, please provide me with a written copy of the investigation’s findings at (insert home or work address). Please contact me at (insert home, cell or work numbers and email if possible) to confirm when the report will be completed.
Thank you for your prompt assistance in this matter.
The following short progress report, written by a student in geology, provides an excellent example of how concrete and affirmative a progress report can be. Note the specificity even in the title, and how sections such as "Remaining Questions" and "Expected Results" demonstrate that the writer, even though he is two months away from the completion of his thesis, is thinking about the work in a professional manner.
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"Stratigraphic Architecture of Deep-Ramp Carbonates: Implications for Deposition
of Volcanic Ashes, Salona and Coburn Formations, Central Pennsylvania"
by John Lerner
SCOPE AND PURPOSE
The Late Middle Ordovician-age Salona and Coburn formations of central Pennsylvania show cyclic patterns on a scale of tens of meters. Little research has been done on sequence stratigraphy of deep-water mixed carbonate/siliciclastic systems, and a depositional model for this environment is necessary to understand the timing and processes of deposition. The stratigraphic position of the bentonites at the base of the larger cycles is significant because it indicates that they accumulated during a time of non-deposition in a deep water environment.
To date, I have described five lithofacies present in the Salona and Coburn formations. Two lithofacies are interpreted as storm deposits and make up the limestone component of the thinly-bedded couplets. Some trends were observed in the raw data; however, because of the "noisy" nature of the data, a plot of the five-point moving average of bed thickness was created to define the cycles better.
Two key tasks are to be completed in the coming weeks. With the results of these tests and the field observations, I will create a model for deposition of a deep-ramp mixed carbonate/siliciclastic system in a foreland basin environment. The model will include depositional processes, stratigraphic architecture, and tectonic setting.
Questions remain regarding the depositional processes responsible for the featureless micrite at the base of the Salona Formation. . . . How rapid was the transition? What record (if any?) remains of the transition? Were bentonites not deposited, or were they selectively removed at certain locations by erosive storm processes?
I expect to find that the large-scale cycles represent parasequences. Flooding surfaces are marked by bentonites and shales, with bentonites removed in some locations. If the cycles are true parasequences, the implication is that eustatic sea level changes and not tectonic influences controlled the depositional changes over the interval.