Health and Safety ProceduresAccessing the Building
In order to ensure that proper precautions are taken in the event of a fire or another emergency requiring the evacuation of the building, the school will conduct 10 fire drills throughout the school year. It is extremely important that all students follow the guidelines below in order to ensure their safety if such an event was to occur:
If it becomes necessary for a student to take any form of medication at school, the parent must obtain the necessary form from the health suite, have it completed by the doctor, and bring it to the health suite with the medication. Do not send medication to school with a student. All medication must be kept in and dispensed through the health suite.
Health suite visits
A room is available in the nurse’s suite for scholars who become ill during the school day. A pass from the teacher is necessary for a student to come to the office for illness. If the nurse or nurse assistant determines that the child is seriously ill, the parent will be contacted. Seriously ill students may not remain in school. The parents or guardians listed on the student’s emergency card will be contacted for an early dismissal.
It is critical that we have accurate and up-to-date emergency information for each student. If your child exhibits the following symptoms-fever, vomiting, respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, sore throat, skin rashes, etc.- your child may be excluded from school until a physician has certified that the symptoms are not associated with an infectious disease or that they no longer a threat to the health of other children in the school.
Each parent or guardian is to complete two emergency cards per student as well as an Emergency Early Closing Plan form. The information on the emergency card and plan is vitally important. Parents are asked to indicate the names and phone numbers of relatives or friends that may be responsible for the child in case of an emergency if the parent is not reachable at the time. Home phone numbers, work phone numbers, cell phone numbers, pager numbers, and phone numbers of other designated adults must be correct and kept current. If there is a change of address or phone number during the school year, the office must be notified so that corrections can be made on your child’s emergency card.
Students will not use the school phone for personal calls, except in an emergency and with staff members’ permission. In the event that a student receives a call, he/she will be called out of class only in the case of an emergency. Otherwise, a message will be given to the student’s teacher to relay it during lunchtime or at the end of the school day. Students are not allowed to bring cell phones or pagers to school. If a cell phone or pager is found on a student, it will be confiscated and not return until a parent conference with an administrator.
Lost and Found
Articles found in and around the school should be turned in to the office. Lost and Found items will be located in the cafeteria Owners may claim their property by identifying the item to an adult.
Vandalism and Property Damage
Our school buildings and equipment cost the taxpayers to construct, purchase, and maintain. Students who destroy or vandalize school property will be required to pay for losses or damages. If students willingly destroy school property, suspension and subsequent expulsion may be necessary. If a student should happen to damage something by accident, he/she should report it to a teacher of the office immediately.