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Child Abuse Reporting:

Teachers and other school employees are required by law to report any cases of suspected child abuse or child neglect. Reports are investigated by the Department of Social Services to determine if any follow-up on the report is necessary.

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HOW TO PREPARE AT HOME

Families are encouraged to establish major emergency family protection plans. The Pacific Bell phone directory has a very worthwhile survival guide. You may also contact our local fire department for further disaster preparedness information.

School Safety & Disaster Preparedness

GES School Safety Plan

GES has a School Safety Plan which includes a comprehensive emergency management plan. Copies are available to read at each school office. Fire drills are held monthly and emergency drills are held annually.

Student Information/Emergency Cards

 Student Information/Emergency cards are sent home in registration packets at the beginning of the school year to be filled out and returned immediately. A local contact person should be listed on the card in case the school is unable to reach parents. If a child becomes ill or injured at school, the parent(s) will be contacted immediately. It is extremely important that these cards contain current information. Please contact the school with any changes.

The parent signature on the emergency card also certifies that you have read notifications which the California and U.S. departments of education require school districts to distribute to parents.

  • Click Here to view these documents online.

Student Pick Up and Releasing Children to Other Adults

Parents must sign their child out in the Main Office when removing students early from school.  Children will only be released to those individuals listed on the emergency card (Student Information Card).  If special pick up arrangements are made with persons not listed on the card, parents must send a written note to the Main Office.  Any pertinent custody information should be brought to the attention of the principal immediately and court documents that define custody arrangements must be on file in the school office.

Emergency Drill – BP 6114

Instruction BP 6114(a)

EMERGENCIES AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN

All District staff and students must be prepared to respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies, disasters, and events which threaten to result in a disaster. The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan which details provisions for handling all foreseeable emergencies and disasters. This plan shall be reviewed and updated at least annually. Principals shall augment the District plan with working plans and procedures specific to each school building. All students and employees shall receive instruction regarding these plans. The Superintendent or designee shall consult with city and/or county agencies so that district and site plans may provide the best possible way of handling each situation and also provide for emergency communications systems between these agencies and each District school. District and site plans shall address at least the following situations:

1. Fire in a building.

2. Fire from an external source.

3. Bomb threat or actual detonation.

4. Natural disasters, including earthquakes.

6. Man-made disasters.

7. Attack or disturbance by an individual or group.

(cf. 3514 - Safety)

(cf. 3515 - Security)

(cf. 4141.6/4241.6 - Concerted Activities/Work Stoppage)

(cf. 5142 - Student Safety)

The Superintendent or designee may provide a plan which allows bus seating capacity limits to be exceeded when a disaster or hazard requires students to be moved immediately to ensure their safety. (Education Code 38051)

The Governing Board shall grant the use of school buildings, grounds and equipment to public agencies, including the American Red Cross, for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The Board shall cooperate with such agencies in furnishing and maintaining whatever services it deems necessary to meet the community's needs. (Education Code 38132)

If a disaster occurs during school hours, employees may be required to remain at school as per Government Code.

The Board encourages all employees to become proficient in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Each principal shall ascertain that at least one staff member at each school holds a valid certificate in these areas. The Superintendent or designee shall provide for CPR inservice training to be offered at least once a year for District staff.
Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32000-32004 Uniform fire signals (with requirement that every school building with capacity of 50 or more students be provided with a fire warning system)

32040 Duty to equip school with first aid kit

35295-35297 Earthquake emergency procedures

38051 Operating overloaded bus

38132 Mass care and welfare shelters

46390-46392 Emergency average daily attendance in case of disaster

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

550 Fire drills

560 Civil defense and disaster preparedness plans

GOVERNMENT CODE

3100 Public employees as disaster service workers


Policy  Grenada ELementary SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted:

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Visitor Policy

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s classroom. Please contact the principal regarding arrangements. Visits by children who are friends or relatives of students are not permitted. All visitors to schools must report to the office, sign in and receive a visitors pass prior to entering classrooms or school grounds. There are no exceptions to the requirement.

Property Damage

Parents are held financially responsible if a child deliberately destroys or defaces school property.

STRANGER DANGER REMINDERS

Now that school has started, we realize that there will be students walking to and from school.  As a result, we decided it best to share some basic reminders about stranger danger with you. We have included some information for you to share with your child when he/she comes home. It is important to periodically remind your child about safe practices on the way to and from school. It would be helpful if our parent community could reinforce this important message with their children. The following information is excerpted from a child safety website atWWW.McGruff.com:

There are a number of basic safety rules kids can follow that will increase their awareness and lessen their chance of being harmed.

· Children should not get into a car or go anywhere with any person unless their parents have told them specifically that it’s okay.GESD students may only ride home with parents or people listed on the emergency card. If you have a carpool, please inform the office to update the emergency card.

· If someone follows your child on foot or in a car, he/she should stay away from him or her. Don’t go near the car or get inside it. Get to a crowded, well-lit place where others can help.

· Don’t go anywhere with a stranger. Don’t respond to anyone they don’t know well even if the person asks for directions, help to look for a lost puppy, or tells them that their mother or father is in trouble and that he or she will take them to their parents.

·If someone tries to take them somewhere, quickly get away from him or her and yell: This man (woman) is trying to take me away or This person is not my father (or mother).

· Kids should always use the buddy system. Go with a friend, never alone.

Children are strong, and they have the right to say NO to someone who tries to take them somewhere, or makes them feel uncomfortable in any way.