Of course, the safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance to all of us. We believe that school safety includes the ability of each person to feel at ease and safe at school as well as the ability of our school to respond to any kind of disaster.
Daily safety procedures include maintaining a 'no-running' policy in the hallways and on the playground except in supervised games. In addition, we regularly review school safety procedures with all children. Adult supervision is provided in classrooms and in outside areas before and after school, during recess and lunch, and during school events.
Our school has a Crisis Response Box that includes a Comprehensive School Safety Plan. Required by the state, the plan includes policies and procedures for responding to:
- Disasters such as fire, earthquake, or situations requiring a lock down.
- Serious disciplinary problems
- Child abuse
- Sexual harassment
Practice drills are held periodically to ensure that students will be safe in the event of a disaster.
Under the direction of the principal or site administrator, specific school building security procedures are implemented by staff. In addition, district offices support schools by reviewing and disseminating safety requirements and information, coordinating safety-related services, and providing training and assistance.
All visitors must report to the main office, sign in the Visitor's Log and secure a visitor's pass, which is to be worn while on campus. To pick up a child from school, an individual must be an adult listed on the student's enrollment card and able to prove his/her identity with a picture ID.