Comprehensive School Safety Plan

SB 187 Compliance Document

 2017-2018

School:  Wilmer Amina Carter High School

CDS Code:  36 67850 0102830

District: Rialto Unified School District

Address: 2630 N. Linden Ave.

Date of Adoption: February 23, 2017

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Table of Contents

Senate Bill 187: Comprehensive School Safety Plan Purpose                                                                     4

 Safety Plan Vision        4

Components of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan (EC 32281)        5

  1. Child Abuse Reporting Procedures (EC 35294.2 [a] [2]; PC 11166)        5
  2. Disaster Procedures (EC 35295-35297; GC 8607 and 3100)        6
  3. School Suspension, Expulsion and Mandatory Expulsion Guidelines        7
  4. Procedures to Notify Teachers of Dangerous Pupils (EC 49079)        10
  5. Sexual Harassment Policies (EC 212.6 [b])        11
  6. School-wide Dress Code Relating to Gang-Related Apparel (EC 35183)        12
  7.  Procedure for Safe Ingress and Egress of Pupils, Parents, and Staff to and from School             13
  8. A Safe and Orderly School Environment Conducive to Learning (EC 35294.2)        14
  9. School Discipline Rules and Consequences (EC 35291 and EC 35291.5)        16
  10. Hate Crime Reporting Procedures and Policies        19

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures        20

Safety Plan Appendices        20

Emergency Contact Numbers        20

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures        21

Incident Command Team Responsibilities        22

Emergency Response Guidelines        26

Step One: Identify the Type of Emergency        26

Step Two: Identify the Level of Emergency        26

Step Three: Determine the Immediate Response Action        26

Step Four: Communicate the Appropriate Response Action        26

Types of Emergencies & Specific Procedures        30

Emergency Evacuation Maps        38


Senate Bill 187: Comprehensive School Safety Plan Purpose

The California Education Code (sections 32280-32288) outlines the requirements of all schools operating any kindergarten and any grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to write and develop a school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school.

In 2004, the Legislature and Governor recast and renumbered the Comprehensive School Safety Plan provisions in SB 719 and AB 115. It is the intent ofthe Legislature in enacting the provisions to support California public schools as they develop their mandated comprehensive safety plans that are the result of a systematic planning process, that include strategies aimed at the prevention of, and education about, potential incidents involving crime and violence on school campuses.

The historical requirement of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan was presented in Senate Bill 187, which was approved by the Governor and chaptered in 1997. This legislation contained a sunset clause that stated that this legislation would remain in effect only until January I, 2000. Senate Bill 334 was approved and chaptered in 1999 and perpetuated this legislation under the requirement of the initial legislation. 

Comprehensive School Safety Plans are required under SB 719 & AB 115 and contains the following elements:

The Comprehensive School Safety Plan will be reviewed and updated by March 1st every year. In July of every year, the school will report on the status of its school safety plan including a description of its key elements in the annual school accountability report card. A copy of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan is available for review on the Carter High School website (chs.rialto.k12.ca.us).

Safety Plan Vision

The vision of the Carter High School Emergency/Disaster plan is to prepare District employees, students, and parents/guardians to react in emergency situations.  The purpose is to provide a uniform plan throughout the District which minimizes injury and loss of life among students and District personnel.  Protection of the students, employees, and facilities in the District is of primary importance should we suffer a major disaster.

The information provided in this plan is not designed to cover all contingencies and is directed toward, but not limited to, the possibility of a major earthquake striking this area.  The basic plan of action, should a disaster occur during school hours, outlines responsibilities and cooperation necessary to safeguard students before, during, and after an emergency.

The District’s schools will not release students in an unsafe situation. District employees will remain with students until they can be picked up by parents in the event of a catastrophic emergency or unsafe situation.  If parents are prevented from reaching the schools, the District will provide care and shelter until students and parents can be reunited.  Schools will remain open indefinitely until every child has been released or transported to an emergency center for proper care and shelter.

Components of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan (EC 32281)

Safety Committee:

Temika Morris--Assistant Principal

Eric Antonucci--Lead Safety Officer

Judy Bryson--Librarian

Bruce Burkey--Maintenance

Todd Doty--Teacher

Gustavo Gonzalez--Educational Technician

Carmen Ayala--Administrative Secretary

Assessment of School Safety

An assessment of Carter High School’s discipline data indicates a rise in the number of suspensions and expulsions, which show a need to implement the Positive Behavior Intervention Framework. The goal of PBIS is to teach the behaviors that we as a school expect to see and offer supports to ensure that students are able to meet the requested behavior expectations. Currently, Carter High School is working hard to: (1) Establish a PBIS Team (2) Develop a Brief Statement of Behavioral Purpose (3) Identify Positive School-wide Behavior Expectation (4) Develop Procedures for Teaching School-wide Behavioral Expectation (5) Develop Procedures for Teaching Classroom-wide Behavior Expectations (6) Develop Continuum of Procedures for Encouraging and Strengthening Student Use of School-wide Behavior Expectations (7) Develop Continuum of Procedures for Discouraging and Strengthening Student Use of School-wide Behavior Expectations and (8) Develop Data-based Procedures for Monitoring Implementation of School-wide PBIS.

Currently, Carter High School has completed steps 1-4 and is working on starting steps five and six. In addition, to the implementation of Tier I PBIS, Carter High School is working on creating a solid Tier II system that will work to address students social-emotional needs. The Carter High School Wellness Center will be a place where students can come for conflict resolution, peer mediation, counselling both one-on-one and group. In this way, Carter High School is working hard to address the needs of our students by ensure that our discipline data reflects the shift away from reactive to a more proactive approach.

Strategies and Programs to Provide and Maintain a High Level of Safety (EC 32281(a)1, items A-J)

  1. Child Abuse Reporting Procedures (EC 35294.2 [a] [2]; PC 11166)

        All school staff are mandated reporters and  are required by law to report all known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. If child abuse or neglect is reasonably suspected or if a pupil shares information with a mandated reporter leading him/her to believe abuse or neglect has taken place, the report must be made. To make a report, staff must see Yolanda Cervantes, the principal’s secretary or contact an appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed below. The report should be made immediately over the telephone and should be followed up in writing. If a report cannot be made immediately over the telephone, then an initial report may be made via e-mail or fax. This legal obligation is not satisfied by making a report of the incident to a supervisor or to the school. An appropriate law enforcement agency may be one of the following:

San Bernardino County CPS Hotline:

909-384-9233

800-827-8724

  1. Disaster Procedures (EC 35295-35297; GC 8607 and 3100) Disaster Plan (See Appendices)

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

The Rialto Unified School District has plans and preparations for major emergency situations.  Our school staff has been trained, and drills will be held regularly to make certain that students understand emergency procedures.

 Parental  cooperation is asked in any emergency:

GOVERNMENT CODES

3100   Declaration; public employees as disaster service workers

It is hereby declared that the protection of the health and safety and preservation of the lives and property of the people of the state from the effects of natural, manmade, or war-caused emergencies which result in conditions of disaster or in extreme peril to life, property, and resources is of paramount state importance requiring the responsible efforts of public and private agencies and individual citizens.  In furtherance of the exercise of the police power of the state in protection of its citizens and resources, all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.

(Added by Stats. 1950, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 7, p. 15, § 1, effective Oct. 3, 1950.  Amended by Stats. 1971, c. 38, p. 49, § 4.)

 3101  Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter the term “disaster service worker” includes all public employees and all volunteers in any disaster council or emergency organization accredited by the California Emergency Council.  The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city and county, state agency or public district, excluding aliens legally employed. Added by Stats. 1950, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 7, p. 15, 1, effective Oct. 3, 1950.  Amended by Stats.1971, c. 38, p. 50, 5.)  

Public Agency Use of School Buildings for Emergency Shelters

The school shall “ allow a public agency, including the American Red Cross, to use school buildings, grounds, and equipment for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The school district or county office of education shall cooperate with the public agency in furnishing and maintaining the services as the school district or county office of education may deem necessary to meet the needs of the community.

  1.  School Suspension, Expulsion and Mandatory Expulsion Guidelines

Board Policy 5210 and 5221

Education Code 48925 defines suspension as the removal of a student from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes.

Expulsion is defined as the removal of a student from the immediate supervision and control of school staff; or the general supervision of school personnel, as those terms are used in Education Code 46300.

 

A student may not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the Superintendent or the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled determines that the student has violated Education Code 48900:

a-1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

a-2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.

b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless in the case of possession of any object of this type, the student had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certified school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.

c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, and alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.

d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety   Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and   represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.

e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

g) Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.

h) Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel.  However, this section does not prohibit use of, possession by, a student of his or her own prescription products.

i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

j) Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

l) Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

m) Possessed an imitation firearm.  As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.

n) Committed or attempted to commit sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 281, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code.

o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that student from being a witness or retaliating against that student for being a witness, or both.

p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.

q) Engaged in, attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.

r) Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a student or school personnel.

Electronic Act” means the transmission by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer, pager, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  1. A message, text, sound, or image.
  2. A post on a social network Internet Web site, including, but not limited to:
  1. Posting to or creating a burn page. “Burn page” means an Internet Web site created for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed.
  2. Creating a credible impersonation of another actual student for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed. “Credible impersonation” means to knowingly and without consent impersonate a student for the purpose of bullying the student and such that another student would reasonably believe, or has reasonably believed, that the student was or is the student who was impersonated.
  3. Creating a false profile for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed. “False profile” means a profile of a fictitious student or a profile using the likeness or attributes of an actual student other than the student who created the false profile. An electronic act shall not constitute pervasive conduct solely on the basis that it has been transmitted on the Internet or is currently posted on the Internet.    

A student may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district.  A student may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  1. While on school grounds.
  2. While going to or coming from school.
  3. During the lunch period whether on or off campus.
  4. During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.

s) A student who aids or abets as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code:

A student who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may be subject to suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to this section, except that a student who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to, have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision.

As used in this section, “school property” includes, but is not limited to, electronic files and databases.

t) Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5.  

For the purposes of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating hostile, or offensive Educational environment.  This section shall not apply to students enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, (EC48900.2).

u) Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of, hate, violence, as defined in subdivision of Section 33032.5, for students grades 4 to 12.

Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a student or group of students, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect or materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of the student or group of students by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, for students in grades 4 to 12. (EC48900.4).

v) Making terroristic threats against school officials or school property, or both (EC48900.7).

Education Code 48900.1 authorizes teachers to require parents or guardians suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in his or her child’s or ward’s classroom.  The attendance shall be limited to the class from which the student was suspended.

OTHER SUSPENDABLE/EXPELLABLE OFFENSES:

EDUCATION CODE 48915(a)

Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (e), the principal or the superintendent of schools shall recommend the expulsion of a pupil for any of the following acts committed at school or at a school activity off school grounds, unless the principal or superintendent determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances:

1) Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense.

2) Possession of any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil.

3) Unlawful possession of any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with

Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, except for the first offense for the possession of not more than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis.

4) Robbery or extortion.

EDUCATION CODE 48915(c) ZERO TOLERANCE

The principal or superintendent of schools shall immediately suspend, pursuant to Section 48911, and shall   recommend expulsion of a pupil that he or she determines has committed any of the following acts at school or at a school activity off school grounds:

 

  1.  Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. This subdivision does not apply to an act of possessing a firearm if the pupil had obtained prior written permission to possess the firearm from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal. This subdivision applies to an act of possessing a firearm only if the possession is verified by an employee of a school district;
  2. Brandishing a knife at another person.
  3. Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code.

The governing board shall order a pupil expelled upon finding that the pupil committed act listed in subdivision (c).

Positive Behavior Intervention Support/Other Means of Correction:

The concept of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support was birth out of a movement to ensure that students were better educated as to what “expected” behaviors were desired from them in a school setting. In 2012, a bill was passed, AB 1729 which indicated that, “imposition of suspension [was permitted] only when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct.” In this way, teachers must show that they have attempted to remediate undesirable behavior prior to suspending a student from his/her class.

*PLEASE SEE ASSESSMENT OF SCHOOL SAFETY

  1.  Procedures to Notify Teachers of Dangerous Pupils (EC 49079)

        “The Superintendent or designee also shall ensure that employees are informed, in accordance with law, of crimes and offenses committed by students who may pose a danger in the classroom.”

        

        DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT DISCIPLINARY HISTORY TO TEACHERS

The Education Code requires that teaching staff be informed if any of their students have a history of committing acts of the type described in Education Code 48900 (i.e. offenses justifying suspension or expulsion).

Carter High School maintains a summary of students with histories of disciplinary problems in Synergy database.  On the Synergy attendance page, teachers will be notified of a disciplinary history and may review the records of any of their students with an administrator. Information contained in this summary is confidential and provided solely for the benefit of our teaching staff. Attendance also distributes emails on a daily basis informing staff of those students receiving disciplinary actions. The information includes the violation code and disciplinary action taken.

  1.  Sexual Harassment Policies (EC 212.6 [b])

The District recognizes that harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of law and is a form of gender discrimination. Students and employees have the right to work and study in an environment that is equitable to all and free of sexual harassment. (Policy Code JGEB, ACAB)

 Sexual harassment consists of (1) unwelcome sexual advances; (2) requests for sexual favors; and (3) other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in all educational settings including but not limited to:

 

(a) Decisions involving academic status, honors, programs and activities for students.

(b) Conduct or gestures that have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive school environment.

(c) Verbal harassment, such as derogatory comments, jokes or slurs.

(d) Physical harassment, such as unnecessary or offensive touching or impeding or blocking movement.

(e) Visual harassment, such as derogatory or offensive posters, cards, calendars, cartoons, graffiti, drawings or gestures.

RUSD ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS (#5145.7)

 

Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to , unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct of sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite sex in the educational setting, when made on the basis of sex and any of the following conditions:

1.  Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of a student’s academic status or progress.

2.  Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the student is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting the student.

3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student’s academic performance or of the creating an intimidating hostile, or offensive educational environment.

4. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the student is used as a basis for any decision affecting the student regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any district program or activity.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE (JGEB-P)

1.Formal Written Procedure

(A) If a student believes that he/she has been a victim of sexual harassment, the student shall report the incident to his/her principal, site administrator, or the District Title IX Coordinator (Students).

(B) If a staff member becomes aware of an incident of sexual harassment involving students, it is the staff member’s responsibility to notify an administrator who will insure that the incident is investigated promptly and notify the principal or District Title IX Coord. (Students).

(C) A complaint may be filed using the District’s Sexual Harassment Complaint Form (Students).

(D) The principal will notify the complainant of the name and phone number of the District Title IX Coordinator, Senior Director of Personnel Services, at 820-7700 ext. 2431.

(E) Upon receipt of a written sexual harassment formal complaint, the principal or an administrator designated by the District Title IX Coordinator shall promptly and thoroughly investigate the complaint, render a conclusion, and complete that investigation as soon as feasible but no later than 45 days of receipt of complaint. A written report of findings and disposition of the complaint will be given to the complainant in a timely manner.

(F) The complainant may appeal disposition to the Supt/designee or the Calif. Dept. of Education within 15 days of receipt.

(G) No student or staff member shall suffer any reprisals for reporting any incident of sexual harassment or for making any complaint. In all cases involving sexual harassment, confidentiality will be maintained.

(H) The complainant will be advised that if he/she desires to file a discrimination complaint, then the Uniform Complaint Policy (KLE) Procedure (KLE-P) will be made available.

(I) Discrimination complaints must be filed within 6 months of the alleged occurrence or when knowledge was first obtained.

2.Disciplinary Action

Any student, grades 4 through 12, who is found to be responsible for sexual harassment will be subject to appropriate discipline up to and including expulsion. The severity of the disciplinary action will be based upon the circumstances of the infraction. (Ed. Code 48900)

3.Local Remedies

Persons seeking assistance in these matters may:

a) Contact the coordinator who will explain the complaint/appeal process; or

b) Counsel with a local civil law agency such as:

Legal Aid Clinic

354 W. 6th St.

San Bernardino, CA

(909) 889-7328

Inland Co. Legal Service

570 W. 4th St., Ste. 104

San Bernardino, CA

(909) 884-8615

The site administrator should be contacted to investigate all complaints that are not submitted in writing. The case will be investigated promptly and thoroughly with appropriate disciplinary action and parent notification.

  1. School-wide Dress Code Relating to Gang-Related Apparel (EC 35183)

DRESS CODE

Dress and Grooming Code (AR 5132):  Carter High School students are responsible, safe and respectful, and as a result, students adhere to the dress/grooming expectations outlined below:

Expectation 1: Shoes must be worn at all times and must have a front and a back strap to help ensure that students stay safe at Carter.

Expectation 2: Clothes must cover undergarments and/or private areas such as posteriors and cleavage at all times. Tops need to have shoulder straps and should not show midriff that is not easily concealable. Sheer or see through clothing must have clothing underneath that covers undergarments.

Expectation 3: Jackets with hoods may be worn on campus, but the hood must be removed from the head when entering buildings and inside classrooms.

Expectation 4: Pajamas may not be worn as school attire (including, but not limited to: pajama pants, house slippers, do-rags, and bandanas). Carter students dress for success!

Expectation 5: Clothing, jewelry, and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, depicting violence, sexually suggestive, drugs, alcohol or tobacco company advertisements, gambling, weapons, explosives or any apparel which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudices, or creates animosity between groups, construes a “double meaning,” has any type of gang affiliation, or creates an unsafe disturbance by virtue of its content.

Gang or crew-related apparel:  Individual schools may establish a dress code prohibiting gang-

related apparel at school or school activities.  The principal,  staff, and parents/guardians

participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define “gang-related apparel” and

shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health

and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus.

(Education Code 35294.1) State Education Code 48900-48926

  1.   Procedure for Safe Ingress and Egress to and from School (EC 35294.2)

In order to ensure the safety of students, parents and staff, Carter High School has established the following procedures for safe ingress and egress of pupils, parents, and school employees to and from school.

  1.  A Safe and Orderly School Environment Conducive to Learning (EC 35294.2)

Operation Safe School is a joint venture between the San Bernardino Police Department and

Carter High School.  Operation Safe School has two goals: to involve Rialto students and our

surrounding communities in the creation and maintenance of a safe campus and to publicize

the fact that the school will be tough on crime and will seek prosecution of law violators.

Safe Schools Statement:  The Superintendent for Rialto Unified School District, the Rialto

Chief of Police, and the San Bernardino Chief of Police have joined together and are committed

to a safe environment for all students and staff and will not tolerate any weapons, implements or

substances used as weapons, on any campus.

Exclusion:  The District shall exclude a student from school if the child's presence constitutes a

clear and present danger to the life, safety, or health of pupils or school personnel.  The District

will send prior written notice to the parent if the child is to be excluded.  If the pupil constitutes

an immediate clear and present danger, the District is not required to send prior notice.

Safe Schools Statement:

The Rialto Unified School District is committed to a safe environment

for all students and staff and will not tolerate any weapons, implements or substances used as

weapons, unauthorized drugs, violence, gang activity or vandalism on any campus.  "Weapons"

shall include, but not be limited to:  guns, "look-a-like" weapons, any size knife, martial arts

tools, razor blades, mace, or any weapon specified in Penal Code Sections 626.9, 626.10, 12001,

12020, 12026, 12220, 653K, 12303.2, 12303.3.  Any violations of the above may result in

suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion.   Any weapon possession is an arrestable

offense.

Any student committing any act enumerated in any or all sections and subsections of Education

Code 48900 and 48916 while on the school ground, on the way to and from school, at any school

activity or otherwise under the authority of school personnel shall be subject to suspension

and/or a recommendation for expulsion.

   

Any student who is found to have initiated an attack, assault, use of force or threat to a school

employee will be suspended and/or expelled.  The appropriate law enforcement agency will be

contacted and a report will be taken.  We ask you to join in taking a "zero tolerance" approach

toward this behavior.

Clearly, the Rialto Unified School  District and the Rialto Police Department take a "zero

tolerance" approach toward this type of misconduct.  Such behavior is totally unacceptable, will

not be tolerated, and will be dealt with decisively.

                 


Improvement Plans

Component:

Element:

Opportunity for Improvement:

Objectives

Action Steps

Resources

Lead Person

Evaluation

Ensure CHS has a comprehensive and well written Safety Plan

1. Develop a well written Safety Plan.

2. Meet with the Safety Committee on a consistent bases to redevelop and edit the existing Safety Plan.

3.  Attending trainings that would help develop a comprehensive and well-written plan.

Campus Officers

Lead Safety Agent

Safety Committee

School Site Council

Temika Morris

Judy Bryson

as measured by the dissemination of the Safety Plan to all staff members and requesting constant staff feedback on improving the plan.

Component:

 Element:

Opportunity for Improvement:

Objectives

Action Steps

Resources

Lead Person

Evaluation

Run consistent Safety Drills: Fire, Active Shooter and Earthquake

1. Create a calendar of drills.

2. Community both safety expectations (with the dissemination of the Safety Plan) and the calendar of drills.

Copies of Safety Plan and all other necessary documents (maps and emergency checklist)

Temika Morris

See Safety Plan for lead persons in charge of particular buildings and/or evaluation fields.

as measured by the successful execution of drills throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

  1. School Discipline Rules and Consequences (EC 35291 and EC 35291.5)

 Student Conduct Code

All students of Carter High School are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior.  Every

individual possesses the responsibility to maintain interpersonal skills and citizenship which will

provide the foundation for success in adult life.   It is therefore incumbent upon our school to

communicate the limits of behavior as set forth by the California Education Code. A pupil may

not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent or the

principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has:

a(1). Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

   (2). Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self defense.

b.  Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous

object unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained

written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is

concurred by the principal or the designee of the principal.

c.  Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of,

any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of

Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any

kind.

d.  Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled  substance listed in

Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of  Division 10 of the Health and Safety

Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered,

or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance or material and

represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic

beverage or intoxicant.

e.  Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

f.  Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

g.  Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.

h.  Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products,

including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes,

smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel.  However, this section does not

prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.

i.  Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

j.  Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug

paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

k.  Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisor,

teachers, administrators, school officials or other school personnel engaged in the

performance of their duties.

l.  Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

m.  Possession of an imitation firearm.  As used in this section, “imitation firearm" means a

replica of a firearm so similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a

reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.

n.  Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286,

288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4

of the Penal Code.

o.  Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a

school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being

a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.

p.  Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug SOMA.

q.  Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.19.  

r.   Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means

of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed

specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.

s.  A pupil shall not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated in this section,

unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school

under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district or principal or occurring

within any other school district. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are

enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any

time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(1) While on school grounds.

(2) While going to or coming from school.

(3) During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.

(4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.

t.  A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or              

attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may be subject to suspension,

but not expulsion, pursuant to this section, except that a pupil who has been adjudged

by a juvenile court to have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical  

violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be

subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision (a).

u.  As used in this section, "school property" includes, but is not limited to, electronic files

and databases.

v.  A superintendent of the school district or principal may use his or her discretion to

provide alternatives to suspension or expulsion, including, but not limited to, counseling

and an anger management program, for a pupil subject to discipline under this section.

w. It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed              

against a pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.

A pupil may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that act is

related to school activity or  school attendance occurring within a school under the

jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district.  A

pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to

school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the

following:

While on school grounds

While going to or coming from school

During the lunch period whether on or off the campus

During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity

It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspensions or expulsion be imposed against

any pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.

The Governing Board may order a student expelled upon finding that the student violated

subdivision (f), (g), (h), (in), (j), (k), or (l) of Section 48900 and either of the following:

1. That other means of corrections are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about

proper conduct.

2. That due to the nature of the violation, the presence of the student causes  a continuing

danger to the physical safety of the student or others.

The Student Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Conduct Code Procedures

   

The procedures for intervening in bullying include, but are not limited to:

  1. Hate Crime Reporting Procedures and Policies

EC  48900.3 states that suspension or expulsion may be applied if a student “caused,

attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence.”

Hate violence is generally directed against an individual or group of individuals because

of their race, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristic.  

EC 48900.4 states that suspension or expulsion may be used if a student has

“intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a student

or group of students, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and

reasonably expected effect of materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial

disorder, and invading the rights of that student or group of students by creating an

intimidating or hostile educational environment.”  

Examples of harassment, threats, or intimidation include:

Students should feel free from threats and intimidation at school. Any student who believes he/she is a victim of hate-motivated behavior shall immediately contact a staff member, or Assistant Principal. Upon receiving such a complaint the Assistant Principal shall immediately investigate the complaint in accordance with school-level complaint procedures as described in AR 5145.7.

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures

The School safety plan is reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. Members of the School Site Council are invited to serve on the Safety Planning Committee. Each year the safety plan vision and mission statement are reviewed to ensure relevancy. THe school safety team identifies areas of school, pride, strengths and areas for improvement as a focal point each year.

Safety Plan Appendices

Emergency Contact Numbers

Utilities, Responders and Communication Resources

Type

Vendor

Number

Comments

Law Enforcement/ Fire/Paramedic

Rialto USD School Police

909-820-6892

XXXXXX

Law Enforcement/ Fire/Paramedic

Rialto Police Department

909-820-2578

XXXXXX

Public Utilities

West Valley Water District

909-820-2546

XXXXXX

Local Hospital

Arrowhead Medical Center

909-580-1000

XXXXXX

Local Hospital

Kaiser Permanente

888-750-0036

XXXXXX

American Red Cross

XXXXXX

800-733-2767

XXXXXX

School District

Rialto Unified School District

909-820-7700

XXXXXX

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures

Activity Description

(i.e. review steps, meetings conducted, approvals, ect)

Date and Time

Description and Location

(Attached Document if applicable)

Safety Committee Meetings

August 4, 2017  2:30-3:15

September 13, 2017 2:30-3:15

November 8, 2017 2:30-3:15

February 14, 2018  2:30-3:15

March 14, 2018  2:30-3:15

April 11, 2018  2:30-3:15

Meeting Location: C-112

 

These meetings are designated to plan safety education for the Carter High School staff. The Safety Planning Committee will also continue to rewrite and revise the current safety plan to ensure it is up-to-date with the most recent district and state safety policies.

Safety  Plan Review at School Site Council

October 26, 2017 2:40-3:40

 

Meeting Location: PRC

 

This meeting is designated to share with Carter High School families the Safety Committees plan for ensuring the safety of our students

Safety  Plan Review at School Site Council & Approval

May 17, 2018 2:40-3:40

Meeting Location: PRC

 

This meeting is designated to share and seek approval from Carter High School families (SSC) regarding Safety Plan for the 2018-2019 school year, to receive feedback and to plan for the next academic year.

Incident Command Team Responsibilities

Standardized Emergency Response Management System Overview

The California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) is designed to centralize and coordinate emergency response through the use of standardized terminology and processes. This greatly facilitates the flow of information and resources among the agencies participating in response to an emergency. SEMS consists of five functions:

Management

During an emergency, the Incident Commander directs response actions from a designated Command Post. To effectively do this, the Incident Commander must constantly assess the situation, and develop and implement appropriate strategies. The Incident Commander must be familiar with the available resources, accurately document all response actions, and effectively communicate response strategies to others participating in the response. This function is typically filled by the school principal. The principal is assisted in carrying out this function by a Public Information & Liaison Officer and Safety Officer.

Planning & Intelligence

Planning and Intelligence involves the use of various methods to efficiently gather information, weigh and document the information for significance, and actively assess the status of the emergency. This understanding and knowledge about the situation at hand is vital to the effective management of a response. These activities are performed by a single person who reports directly to the Incident Commander.

Operations

All response actions are implemented under by Operations. This includes staff performing first aid, crisis intervention, search and rescue, site security, damage assessment, evacuations, and the release of students.

Logistics

Logistics supports the response by coordinating personnel; assembling and deploying volunteers; providing supplies, equipment, and services; and facilitating communications among emergency responders.

Finance & Administration

Finance & Administration involves the purchasing of all necessary materials, tracking financial records, timekeeping for emergency responders, and recovering school records following an emergency. These activities are performed by a single person who reports directly to the Incident Commander.

COMMAND POST/SITE EMERGENCY COORDINATION TEAM

PRE-EMERGENCY        

  1. Pre-emergency planning and preparedness:
  2. Develop evacuation route and designate assembly area and first aid station
  3. Survey staff members for special training
  4. Assign personnel to emergency teams
  5. Appoint alternate to assume duties in case of absence
  6. Determine internal communication system.
  7. Annually review and update Emergency Plan.  Date: September 2017
  8. Annually advise parents of Safe School Plan.   Date: October 2017
  9. Periodically survey school for potential problems or hazards.
  10. Test staff for emergency awareness.
  11. Conduct drills using emergency teams.

DURING EMERGENCY

  1. Assume overall coordination of school emergency plan and procedures.
  2. Direct evacuation of school buildings using emergency alarm system.
  3. Report the situation and condition of school site to district emergency coordinator.

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM

PRE-EMERGENCY

  1. Survey school building to identify and correct non-structural hazards.
  2. Maintain inventory of emergency equipment (storage containers).  
  3. Locate and become familiar with utility shut-off procedure.
  4. Locate and become familiar with water storage and proper preservation in emergency situation.
  5. Instruct others on how to search for trapped people and how to rescue them.

***In the event of an evacuation the Search and Rescue Team will report to their assigned building/location.

DURING EMERGENCY – REPORT TO THE COMMAND POST (Building 18)

  1. All members of the Search and Rescue team should wear safety equipment: hard hat, goggles, and gloves.
  2. Make sure utilities have been checked and are shut off (Duran).
  3. Review Missing Person Forms turned in by teachers.
  4. Review assigned areas.  Dispatch teams immediately to search their assigned areas for trapped or injured people (T. Morris).

***In the event of a disaster the Search and Rescue Team will report to the Incident Command Location or Building 18.

PROCEDURES FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM:

  1. Team partners should stay together at all times.  NEVER SEARCH ALONE.
  2. Search visually, vocally, and physically.
  3. Search in an orderly pattern, checking all offices, storage rooms, bathrooms, conference rooms, etc.
  4. Proceed cautiously and quietly in order to hear calls for help.
  5. Upon entering an area, call out and wait for an answer.  Place a / (slash) on the door with white chalk and proceed with the search.
  6. After the area has been searched, convert the / into an X to indicate that a search of that area has been completed.
  7. Assist in the rescue of trapped/injured persons.
  8. Survey school plant and report damage to site emergency coordinator at the Command Post.  Determine if any buildings are unsafe to re-enter.
  9. Secure school grounds from unauthorized entry or exit.
  10. Assist at first aid station or student release point.
  11. Secure water storage from contamination.

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS:

Supervise shut off of utilities                                Schessler

Take charge of Search and Rescue Team                        Morris

Shut off utilities                                                Bruce/Kenny

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS, CONTINUED

Building A                                                 J. Hampton / C. Wilson                

Building B                                                 E. DeLaTorre/J. Rosalez

Building C                                                J. Haynes / A. Duncan

Buildings D                                                G. Watson/ A. Avalos

Building E                                                        A. Marsh / E. Antonucci

Buildings F                                                 K. Ramos/D. Navarro

Buildings G, MPR, H                                        R. Miller / P. McNay

Building I                                                C. Tapia / M. Othon

Library                                                        K. Patterson / J. Bryson                

Command Center                                        P. Chavez

 AFTER AN EMERGENCY:

SCHOOL GROUNDS WILL BE CLOSED AND STUDENTS WILL BE KEPT AT SCHOOL SITES UNTIL A PARENT OR AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUAL CAN REACH THEM.

  1. Students will be retained by their teachers at designated assembly area.
  2. Students will be kept together.
  3. Students will not be allowed to wander away from the group.
  4. Teacher will take roll periodically.
  5. Missing students will be reported to site emergency coordinator giving last known whereabouts.
  6. Students requiring first aid will be taken to the first aid area.
  7. First aid will be administered by trained personnel.
  8. All injuries requiring first aid will be reported to site emergency coordinator.

REUNITING STUDENTS AND PARENTS AFTER AN EMERGENCY:
  1. When the parents or authorized individual arrives to pick up a student, they will report to the check-in location (concession stand near the baseball field).
  2. parents or other individuals will not be allowed into the assembly area after an emergency
  3. Parent or authorized individual will give name of student to be picked up to release team member and then move to release location.
  4. Students will be notified and sent to release point.
  5. Parent or authorized individual will sign for student release.

STUDENT RELEASE LOCATION

AT BASEBALL CONCESSION STAND

STUDENT RELEASE TEAM MEMBERS:

ALL ATTENDANCE STAFF

CAFETERIA WORKERS AND NOON DUTY AIDES

ALL LIBRARY STAFF

REGISTRAR

PRE-EMERGENCY

  1. Become familiar with school emergency plan and procedure for student release.
  2. Establish procedures for evacuating essential school records during an emergency.
  3. Know and understand team functions and prepare to assist teams if necessary.
  4. Establish proper procedure for handling student emergency cards during an emergency.

DURING EMERGENCY

  1. Properly respond to emergency plan and procedure.
  2. Evacuate student emergency cards.
  3. Set up parent check-in and student release points.
  4. Record student release information.
  5. Advise site emergency coordinator on release operation.

Emergency Response Guidelines

Step One: Identify the Type of Emergency
Step Two: Identify the Level of Emergency
Step Three: Determine the Immediate Response Action
Step Four: Communicate the Appropriate Response Action

Disaster Service Workers Notification

All public employees are designated as disaster service workers subject to service as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law (govt. Code, Chapter 8, Section 3100).  Should a disaster strike during school hours, NO employee will leave his/her assignment under any circumstances unless officially released by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

Types of Emergencies & Specific Procedures

LOCATION OF DISASTER STATIONS

COMMAND POST        Building 18

STUDENT RELEASE        Building 18

FIRST AID                Field A

SEARCH AND RESCUE        Report to Command Post

UTILITIES                        

Electric:  There are two main electrical enclosures. Electrical enclosure #1 is located on the NW corner of Building 7. Electrical enclosure #2 is located on the NE corner of the stadium (upper).

WARNING:  Do not switch off the main electric panel without FIRST switching off the individual wing panel switches.  Arcing and severe shock may result if this procedure is not followed.

Gas:  The gas meter shut-off is located at the NW corner of the stadium (upper).

                                

Water:        There are two water shut-offs valves. Water valve #1 is located between the JV Baseball Field and the Varsity Softball Field near Maple Avenue. Water valve #2 is located at the NW corner of the campus along Maple Avenue.

EQUIPMENT LOCATIONS (if needed):

FIRST AID SUPPLIES:        Storage Containers

TOOLS/TRASH BAGS:        Storage Containers

BULL HORN:                      Located in the Security Office and Principal’s Office

BOLT CUTTERS                Security Office and Morris’ Office

OUTLINE OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES DURING EMERGENCY

PRINCIPAL:

  1. Coordinate and supervise evacuation
  2. Set up and operate staging area
  3. Communicate with Superintendent (switch radio to A-2)
  4. Designate duties as needed
  5. Communicate with media, region, and district support personnel

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS:

  1. Set up Command Post for service and take charge of search and rescue (Morris)
  2. Have teacher roster list with teacher conference period (Morris)
  3. Assist with coordination of evacuation from Command Post (Morris)
  4. Supervise shutoff of utilities (Morris)
  5. Assist with communication (district personnel and media) (Cuevas)
  6. Take charge of Student Release Team (Schessler)
  7. Check in teacher Missing Person Forms from the assembly areas (Cuevas)

  1. Help clear buildings (see Appendix), report to assigned field

Schessler-Field B                 Morris-Field C                 Cuevas-Field D

CUSTODIAN:

  1. Open/secure gates to the assembly areas (Duran)
  2. Turn off utilities (electricity, gas, then water) if needed (Duran)

MAINTENANCE:  

  1. Unlock/lock perimeter gates                         (Duran)
  2. Take first aid duffel bags (3) to first aid area         (Burkey)
  3.  Establish triage                                         (Burkey)

LINE LEADERS (teachers who are located at head of line):

  1. Take roll of classes in your line; have report ready for Command Post.
  2. Check building at evacuation point for injured.
  3. Deploy injured to first aid as needed.
  4. Collect Missing Person Form from every teacher in your line.

 TEACHERS:

  1. Take roll sheets, Missing Persons Form, disaster booklet, pen/pencil, class sign, and students to your assigned area.
  2. Take roll and supervise class.
  3. Apply minor first aid.
  4. Work with line leaders and colleagues to supervise students.

TEACHERS ON CONFERENCE PERIOD:

Help evacuate the MH classrooms (E112 and E113) and then report to the student release point (Building 18, see Appendix).

TEACHERS AT LUNCH:

  1. Report to the lunch area/quad and evacuate students to the assembly area.  
  2. All 4th period teachers on lunch break during an evacuation drill will report to the southwest basketball area with their attendance roster and emergency envelope.
  3. Students will be released to their 4th period teacher(s) and/or an instructional aide to be escorted to the softball/baseball fields.  

COUNSELORS:

  1. Report to your designated assembly area and obtain Attendance and Missing Person Form from line leaders.  
  2. Complete a Counselor/Teacher Checklist Form to be delivered to the Command Post (building 18).
  3. Turn-in the Missing Person Forms to the Command Post (building 18).
  4. Assist with student control/counseling needs.

CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICERS / SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER:

  1. Clear buildings, report to assigned field (see Appendix)
  2. Assist Search and Rescue.
  3. Report to designated assembly areas and assist with student control.

SECURITY OFFICERS ASSIGNMENTS:

Administration, “G” Building & P.E. Department

Officer Haynes

Building “C” “E”

Officer Antonucci

Building “H” “F”

Officer Tapia

Building “E”

Officer Costa

Building “C”

Officer Watson

Building “I” & “D”

Officer McNay

Officers: Clear buildings, make sure classroom doors are locked, report clear buildings and any unlocked doors to A.P. Morris. All Officers report to the baseball diamond.

RECEPTIONIST:

  1. Ring bells or announce “Duck, Cover, and Hold”.
  2. Announce evacuation, reset alarm.
  3. Lock front door.
  4. Bring Visitor Sign-In sheet to Command Post.
  5. Announce evacuation, reset alarm and release assembly areas.

PRINCIPAL’S SECRETARY:

  1. Take bullhorn to the Principal at Command Post.
  2. Report to the Principal to assist.
  3. Bring Staff Sign-Out sheet, list of teachers/substitute teachers, and Staff Directory to Command Post.
  4. Three (3) days before  practice drill—inform DEC by email

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR:

  1. Report to the flagpoles and intercept visitors.
  2. Direct media to Principal.

NURSE AND HEALTH AIDE:

  1. Report to first aid station.
  2. Establish triage.

A.P. SECRETARIES:

  1. Take stretchers from nurse’s office to the first aid station.
  2. Assist at first aid station.

ATTENDANCE CLERKS:

  1. Take emergency card file, student schedules, pen/notebook and call slips when evacuating.
  2. Report to student release point (Building 18, see Appendix) and follow release procedures.

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES:

  1. Assist with supervision on the assembly area.

CAFETERIA WORKERS AND NOON DUTY AIDES:

  1. Report to the student release center (Building 18, Appendix).

Types of Emergencies & Specific Procedures

Aircraft Crash

This procedure addresses situations involving an Aircraft Crash on or in proximity to school property.

  1. The School Administrator will initiate appropriate Immediate Response Actions, which may include DUCK AND COVER, REMAIN-IN-PLACE, EVACUATE BUILDING, or OFF-SITE EVACUATION.
  2. If the School Administrator issues the EVACUATE BUILDING action, staff and students will evacuate the buildings using prescribed routes or other safe routes to the Evacuation Area.
  3. In the event of an evacuation, teachers will bring their student roster and take attendance at the Assembly Area to account for students. Teachers will notify the Area Team of missing students.
  4. The School Administrator will call “911” and will provide the exact location (e.g., building or area) and nature of emergency.
  5. The First Aid/Medical Team will check injuries to provide appropriate first aid.
  6. Any affected areas will not be reopened until the Beale AFB HazMat or appropriate agency provides clearance and the School Administrator issues authorization to do so.
  7. The First Aid Team will convene onsite and begin the process of counseling and recovery as appropriate.
  8. If it is unsafe to remain on campus, the School Administrator will initiate an OFFSITE EVACUATION.

Animal Disturbance and  Animals Wandering Onto Campus

  1. Contact campus security. Call Animal Control to Remove the Animal.
  2. All students and staff must be kept away from the area of the threat.
  3. The Administrator-in-Charge must be contacted immediately. 

Armed Assault on Campus/Intruder on Campus

ACTIVE SHOOTER/VIOLENT INTRUDER:

  1. Call 911
  2. Run: Quickly and safely get away from area (if possible move to a secure location and ensure the door is locked.
  3. Hide: Get into a building, lock and barricade doors, shut off lights, silence and cell phone
  4. Prepare to defend: Be ready to protect and defend yourself using any item available
  5. Remain in place: Wait for all clear from authorities before evacuating your area

***IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS, GET TO SAFETY, LOOK QUICKLY INTO THE HALLS TO PULL ANY AND ALL STUDENTS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM BEFORE LOCKING AND SECURING ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. AFTER, YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE PULLED ALL STUDENTS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM, DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN ALL CLEAR FROM THE PRINCIPAL. ***

Medical Emergency

What: When a person makes verbal or physical gesture to inflict self-harm, follow the recommendations below.

If threat is imminent, do not delay, call 911

Actions to take:

1.     Make every effort to clear others from the area.

2.     Remain calm and listen attentively

3.     Get individual to talk (remember vital information)

4.     Stay with the individual

5.     Notify staff resources for assistance (i.e., principal, counselor, nurse, crisis team)

Hostage Situations

It is possible that students and/or staff could be drawn into a hostage crisis. If your site should be faced with this crisis, your ability to act appropriately will be of extreme importance to the safety of students and personnel, as well as your own.

If an intruder (or intruders) enters a classroom or an enclosed area with a weapon and threatens to shoot or injure persons, these guidelines should be followed.  Your actions during the crisis will enhance your chances of survival.

All students and staff who are on site but not in imminent danger should follow Shelter in Place procedures.  Close and lock all doors, close curtains, stay away from the doors and windows, and wait quietly for further instructions.

Staff

Drive-by-Shooting

If you suspect that shots may be fired from a passing vehicle:

  1. In open areas, if shots are sounding, have students and staff initiate Action DROP and keeping as low as possible.  Move only when no shots are heard.
  2. If it is safe or possible, look at the vehicle and try to identify:

Immediately after the vehicle has gone:

  1. Contact the Principal/front office, describe the situation and report the extent of injuries if any exist.
  2. Have students move safely and quickly to the nearest shelter (building).  Lock down an initiate Action DROP.
  3. Do not allow the seriously injured to move.  If they are ambulatory, assist them to shelter.
  4. Stay with the injured until the emergency services arrive.
  5. Get counselors and District Crisis Intervention Team in route.
  6. When police arrive, they will direct scene.  Help them as much as possible.
  7. Maintain Action DROP in all buildings until ALL CLEAR signal sounds.
  8. Alert nearby schools of the incident if the potential exists for them to be affected.
  9. If media arrive, they should be directed to the principal and/or media room if established.  Notify security so that they can be escorted to the front office.

Remember:  Students will model their emotional reaction after yours--stay calm.

Biological or Chemical Release

  1. Call 911 give a description of the type of chemical, size, possible exposures
  2. Evacuate the area and/ or building
  3. Wait for all clear indication from emergency personnel
  4. Call Risk Management at (909) 820-7700 Ext. 2110

Bomb Threat/ Threat Of Violence

If you receive a Bomb Threat:

Very important: If you are told by emergency responders to evacuate the building, follow your site evacuation procedures.

  1. Check your work area for unfamiliar items. Do not touch suspicious items; report them to authorities
  2. Take your personal belongings when you leave.
  3. Leave doors and windows open; do not turn the light switches on or off.
  4. Use stairs only; do not use elevators.
  5. Move far away from the building and follows instructions of emergency responders.

Bus Disaster

See “Motor Vehicle Crash” below

Disorderly Conduct

CAMPUS UNREST

Campus unrest may result when students move about in large groups, challenging authority, committing acts of vandalism, etc., to the point where the principal decides that the safety of students and staff is jeopardized.

Response:

  1. All staff members will assists with moving students into classroom or off-campus. Move students to alternate areas, if necessary.
  2. Inform students who refuse to report to designated areas that they are subject to suspension, expulsion and arrest.
  3. Instruct all staff members to take names of all students who fail to cooperate.
  4. Schools may be closed only at the direction of the Superintendent.
  5. Civil Defense:
  1. If a civil defense reaction should be required, cooperate with local civil defense procedures.
  2. The goal is that of protecting students and all school personnel from injury or harassment until proper help can be summoned and keeping property losses and damages to a minimum.

Earthquake

  1. Drop, Cover, and Hold…
  2. Under a table or desk or against an interior wall until shaking stops (Do not stand in doorway).
  3. After shaking stops, check yourself and others for injuries.
  4. Evacuate if directed by Emergency Personnel and/ or authorized District staff.

         

Explosion or Risk Of Explosion

The sound of an explosion may be the only warning of this type of disaster.  The following actions should be taken if an explosion occurs:

  1. Staff with students should initiate Action DROP.
  2. Assess the situation and decide whether any actions (e.g., Action EVACUATE) are necessary.
  3. Inform the staff of the situation as quickly and calmly as possible.
  4. Take any necessary follow-up action.
  5. If no apparent danger exists, staff will remain with students in the classroom of their present location.

Gas Leak (EXPLOSION)

Gas leaks can be internal to the building.  Natural gas rises, while propane is denser than air and accumulates in low places.  Do not attempt to evaluate the probability of an explosion.

It is difficult to respond to an explosion because explosions are sudden and often unexpected.  If there is sufficient time, students should drop to the floor, protect face and neck from flying debris and glass with arms.

Maintenance and Operations evaluates gas leaks and makes repairs.  If a fire department or gas company turns off the main valve, the school must pass a high-pressure test before services can continue.  If the school fails to pass the test, extensive investigation and repairs may have to be made before reopening the school.

Natural gas burns and causes explosions and may poison an individual.  It causes asphyxiation and could cause suffocation if someone were to be exposed to it for a lengthy period of time.

If there is a leak, notify the front office and:

  1. Evacuate according to the fire evacuation plan.
  2. Evacuate away from the source of the gas leak.  Extinguish flames in science rooms and in the kitchen as feasible.
  3. Move students away from buildings and windows.
  4. Evacuate students to a maximum safe distance.
  5. Return to the building only after the ALL CLEAR signal is given.
  6. Advise Southern California Gas Company switching center (800-227-2600), the Superintendent (820-7700, ext. 2124) and the District Emergency Control Center (875-3181) of the situation.
  7.  If the leak is minor, notify the Gas Company immediately (911).

Fire in Surrounding Area

See “Fire on School Grounds” Section    

Fire on School Grounds

Actual Fire Notification

 If you see fire, smoke, or hear fire alarms:

1.     Evacuate immediately

2.     If the fire alarm has not been activated, then do so at the “pull station”

3.     Administrator or designee dial (911/Fire), then notify Control Center (909) 820-6892

4.     Proceed to nearest exit

-Use stairs, not elevators

-Assist person with disabilities

5.     Meet at designated assembly area

-Account for individuals

6.   Re-enter area only when authorized by emergency personnel

Fire Extinguisher Instructions:

P- Pull safety pin from handle

A-Aim nozzle at base of fire

S- Squeeze the trigger handle

S- Sweep from side to side

 Fire Alarm Panel Troubles

 

If the fire alarm panel indicators shows (trouble, ground fault, open circuit, battery, maintenance required on the smoke detector and invalid, etc.). Please follow the steps below:

 

  1. Notify the Control Center at (909) 820-6892, and stay on the line until the Control Center acknowledges.
  2. Go to the fire alarm panel and press “Acknowledge” to silence.
  3. You may need to repeat the process several times throughout the day as trouble may come and go.
  4. If “Trouble” continues to appear on the panel notify the Control Center and request a service work order
  5. DO NOT PRESS RESET

 

Non-Actual Fire Alarms

The following procedures are to be followed for planned drills or false alarms:

 

A planned fire drill: 

(NOTIFY CONTROL CENTER (909) 820-6892, BEFORE ACTIVATING ALARM & AFTER DRILL IS OVER).

 

A false alarm: If a fire alarm is (observed) to be false DO NOT CALL 911. Immediately notify the Control Center (909) 820-6892 and they will cancel with the Fire Department.

 

Follow procedures 1 -3 above to silence by pressing “Acknowledge”.  If you are unable to silence the fire alarm by repeatedly pressing “Acknowledge” then immediately contact the Control Center, and they will  notify the Fire Department of the situation.

Flooding

Slow-rise floods may require sandbagging and possibly evacuation.

Flash floods will usually occur with very little warning.  Flash floods usually require immediate evacuation.

 

Loss or Failure Of Utilities

The School Administrator will initiate the appropriate Immediate Response.

Motor Vehicle Crash

In the event of a motor vehicle crash that results in severe injury, property damage or risk of expulsion

School Administrator will contact 9-1-1.

Depending on the location of incident the administrator may call for DUCK AND COVER, SHELTER-IN-PLACE, EVALUATE building, or Off-Site Evaluation.

The School Administrator will assess the situation for any further safety hazards.

The Security/Utilities Team will secure the crash area to prevent unauthorized access.

The First Aid/Medical Team will check for injuries to provide appropriate first aid.

Psychological Trauma

What: When a person makes verbal or physical gesture to inflict self- harm, follow the recommendations below.  If threat is imminent, do not delay, call 911

Actions to take:

 

Hotline Numbers     *Hotline numbers are presented to support students, parents and staff.

Arrowhead Medical Center:                     909-580-1000

House of Ruth:                                           888-546-5884

Mesa Counseling Center:                909-421-9302

The National Hope Line Network           800-442-HOPE (4673)

Behavioral Health Department:             909-421-9200

Action Group:                                800-FOR TEEN (367-8336)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:        800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Suspected Contamination of Food or Water

  1. The School Administrator will isolate the suspected contaminated food/water to prevent consumption , and will restrict access to the area.
  2. The School Administrator will notify 9-1-1, Country Department of Health Services, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the district office.
  3. The School Administrator will make a list of all potentially affected students and staff. The list will include students and staff symptoms, the food/water suspected to be contaminated, and other pertinent information to be provide the list to responding authorities.
  4. The School Administrator will work with the County Department of Health and the school district to devise when normal operation will ensue.
  5. The School Administrator will notify the parents of the incident as deemed appropriate.

Unlawful Demonstration or Walkout

An Unlawful Demonstration/Walkout is any unauthorized assemblage on or off
campus by staff or students for the purpose of protest or demonstration.

Procedure

  1. Upon indication that an unlawful demonstration or walkout is about to begin,
    personnel should immediately notify the School Administrator.
  2. The School Administrator will initiate appropriate Immediate Response Actions,
    which may include REMAIN-IN-PLACE.
  3.  The School Administrator will notify 911, the Local District Office to request
    assistance, and will provide the exact location and nature of emergency.
  4. Security will immediately proceed to the all gates to control student ingress and egress.
  5.  If students leave the campus, security, in consultation with the
    School Administrator, will designate appropriate staff members to accompany
    them. These staff members will attempt to guide and control the actions of
    students while offsite.
  6.  Students not participating in the demonstration or walkout should be kept within
    their classrooms until further notice by the School Administrator. Teachers will
    close and lock classroom doors.
  7. Students and staff should be protected from flying glass in the event windows are broken, by closing drapes and blinds in rooms so equipped.
  8. All staff members should keep accurate record of events, conversations and actions.
  9.  The School Administrator should proceed in good judgment on basis of police or
    other legal advice, in taking action to control and resolve the situation.
  10.  The School Administrator will notify parents of the incident, as appropriate.

Emergency Evacuation Maps

 Counselor/Teacher Checklist

Counselor: Prentice        Counselors: Wilson/Patterson                 Counselors: Lee/Hampton/Quinones

                                                        

FIELD B                        FIELD C                                FIELD D

 

Building A, PE, Gym         Building C, D                                    Building E, F, G, H, I

PE Class #1___                        C101___  C201___                        E101___  E201___

PE Class #2___                        C102 ___ C202___                        E102 ___ E202___

PE Class #3 ___                        C103 ___ C203___                        E103 ___ E203___

PE Class # 4___                        C104 ___ C204___                        E104 ___ E204___

PE Class # 5___                        C105 ___ C205___                        E105 ___ E205___

PE Class #6___                        C106 ___ C206___                        E106 ___ E 206___

PE/Health Class #7___

PE/Health Class #8___                C107 ___ C207___                        E107 ___ E207___

                                C108 ___ C208___                        E108 ___ E208 ___

Admin ___                        C109 ___ C209___                        E109 ___ E 209___

Custodian (1) ___                C110 ___ C210 ___                        E110 ___ E210 ___

Maintenance (3) ___                        

C111 ___ C211 ___                        E111 ___ E211 ___

                                C112 ___ C212 ___                        E112 ___ E212 ___

                                C113 ___ C213 ___                        E113 ___ E 213___

                                C114 ___ C214 ___                        E114 ___ E 214___

                                C115 ___ C 215 ___                        E115 ___ E215 ___

                                

C116 ___ C216 ___                        E116 ___ E216 ___

                                C117 ___ C217 ___                        E117 ___ E217 ___

                                C118 ___ C218 ___                        E118 ___ E218 ___

                                D101 ___ D201___                        F101 ___ F201 ___

                                D102 ___ D202 ___                        F102 ___ F202 ___

                                D103 ___ D203 ___                        F103 ___ F203___

                                D104 ___ D204 ___                        F 104___

                                D105 ___ D205 ___                        F105 ___

                                                                        

                                                                        H101 ___ H201 ___

                                                                        H125 ___

                                                                        H139 ___

                                                                        H159 ___

                                                                        H163 ___

                                                                        

Cafeteria ___

Library ___

                                                                                

                                                                        I101 ___ H201___

                                                                        I102 ___ I202 ___

                                                                        I103___ I203 ___

                                                                        I104 ___ I204___

                                                                        I105 ___ I205 ___

                                                                        

I106 ___ I206___

                                                                        I107 ___ I207___

                                                                        I108 ___ I208 ___