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    Policies & Procedures 2014 - 2015

     
    ARRIVAL
    1) Supervision of the playground begins at 8:40 AM. Students may not enter the playground until school staff are on the playground. Please make arrangements with our before- and after-school provider (Sierra Kids) if you need to drop your child off prior to 8:40 or cannot pick your child up at dismissal.
    2) 8:55 AM - First bell rings to line up.
    3) 9:00 AM - Second bell rings - instruction begins.
    4) Tardy students (not in the classroom when 9:00 AM bell rings) are to report to the office as soon as they arrive at school to receive a late pass. This is VERY important so that parents do not receive a call later in the morning reporting a student absent.

    DISMISSAL
    1) It is imperative that all students are picked up each day at the 3:00 PM bell and are safely accounted for by 3:10 PM. After 3:10 pm, any child not picked up will be expected to wait for an adult in the school office. This should only happen on rare, emergency occasions.
    2) In the event of an emergency that will result in you being late (after 3:10 PM), contact the school and we will keep your child in the main office safely.
    3) We do offer the Sierra Kids Program in the morning as well as after school for your convenience. There are several other excellent after school programs. Please check in the office for further information.

    ATTENDANCE
    Absences/Tardies/Early Sign Outs
    1) Please call the school: #689-2600 by 9:00 AM for all absences. Feel free to leave a message on the school answering system with complete details: Your name, student’s name, teacher’s name, reason for absence, dates of absence.
    2) When your child returns to school, please send a signed note stating the dates of absence and reason for the absence.
    3) Absences of more than three days, for reasons other than illness, must be prearranged through the classroom teacher and/or the school principal a week in advance.
    4) The Washoe County School District Board Regulation (#5113) requires a 90% attendance rate for a student to be promoted to the next grade level. If a student misses more than 18 days of school for the year, s/he will be considered for retention.
    5) Please note that attendance is taken in the morning at 9:00AM and again in the afternoon at 12:15 pm of each school day. Instructional time missed in the afternoon due to a student having to be signed out early may count against the student’s attendance, just as if the child arrived a few hours late for school and missed morning instructional time.
    6) Excessive absences may result in you and your child having to meet with the school Principal and then possibly being referred to the District’s Attendance Office.

    EMERGENCY INFORMATION
    1) For the safety of your child due to illness or accident, it is imperative that the school have your current telephone numbers for work and home. PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY SHOULD A CHANGE OCCUR in your phone #s.
    2) Please complete the emergency information form in enrollment packet which advises us of those individuals who are allowed to pick up your children in the case of illness or accident. These individuals must be 18 years or older.
    3) Your students will be released only to these individuals unless you advise the school of changes in writing.
    4) If you plan on being out of town for a day or longer, please let the school know who will be responsible for your child in case of illness or accident.
    5) Remember District policy states that those listed on emergency form cannot initiate the pick up of your student unless parents have notified the office or classroom teacher in writing.
    6) In an emergency where students are evacuated to an off-campus site district policy states that ONLY THE LEGAL PARENT or GUARDIAN may pick up a student, regardless of what the sign out sheet for everyday use states.

    LUNCH PROCEDURES
    Lunch from home:
    1) Students may bring a healthy sack lunch and may purchase milk for $0.75. Hot lunch will be served daily at a cost of $2.50.
    2) Please do not send or bring into the cafeteria the following items: soda, high sugar, non-healthy treats that would make up a large part of your child’s lunch, or result in that being the only item your child eats for lunch (a small “treat/dessert” is fine when it is part of a healthy well-balanced lunch)
    3) Please send only single-serving portions.
    Buying Hot Lunch in the cafeteria:
    4) Please make sure to keep your child’s lunch account up to date in order to avoid undue stress for children during the lunch period. If you have any questions about your child’s lunch account balance, please contact the school cafeteria and we will be more than happy to answer your questions. Lunch accounts can be pre-paid on the district website with your child’s student number (obtain through the office) or you can send in cash or check to the office.
    6) No lunch or no lunch money:
    Our staff will ensure that every child eats lunch daily even in the event a sack lunch is forgotten or lunch money is not in your child’s account. We do ask that you send in lunch money when your account is delinquent. Each week, students who have negative accounts will be provided with a statement from Nutrition Services. Please be sure to send in coverage for your child’s account. If you find yourself in need of financial assistance, please inquire about free and reduced meals or speak with Mrs. Thoroughman.

    DELAYED START PROCEDURES
    In the event of a bad storm the TV and Radio Stations will begin announcing DELAYED START of school at 6:00 a.m. You may also check the Washoe County School District website for school delay information.
    - One Hour Delayed Start - 9:55 AM-First Bell.
    - Two Hour Delayed Start - 10:55 AM-First Bell.
    - No Half Day Kindergarten on TWO HOUR DELAY.
    - Students should not arrive until 15 minutes before the delayed start as there will be no playground supervision until that time.
    - Sierra Kids cancelled on delayed starts.
    - Buses will run and arrive one hour later.

    LEAVING SCHOOL EARLY
    1) If a child must leave during any part of the school day, a written note should be presented to the teacher that morning advising:
    a) time the student will be leaving
    b) the full name of the person who will be picking up your student
    c) approximate return time if applicable
    2) The adult must stop at the office to sign out the student. He/she should be prepared to provide current photo identification. Students will not be released to a parent at the classroom.
    3) The office staff will call the classroom to have the student sent down to the office.
    4) An adult will need to sign the student back into school through the school office if s/he returns before the end of the day

    VISITORS, VOLUNTEERS & FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES
    1) A school Volunteer Application must be completed at the beginning of each school year. The District is now requiring a picture ID to be on file with your application. Please bring this to office for copying at beginning of this school year.
    2) Please remember to check in through the office and take a volunteer sticker/name tag to wear EACH TIME you are in the school.
    3) Field Trip Chaperones: Should stay in contact with the teacher, and follow all procedures, plans and rules that the classroom teacher has planned for the trip. Please DO NOT give the students under your supervision any unplanned food or snacks, or take them anywhere that is not discussed and approved by the classroom teacher ahead of time. All chaperones must have an approved Volunteer Application on file at the time of field trips.

    PARENT CONFERENCES
    1) The WCSD schedules one Parent/Teacher Conference week each year. (October 5 - 9, 2015)
    2) Students will be dismissed early each day (12:50 PM) that week providing teachers time to meet with each parent/guardian.
    3) Please make every effort to attend your child’s conference during the week of October 5-9. Having an open line of communication between home and school is so important to your child’s success.
    4) Parent/guardians(s) are also encouraged to conference with teachers at any time during the year.

    REPORT CARDS
    Report cards are issued on a quarterly basis. They are designed to give you a written report on the educational progress of your child.

    MAKE-UP WORK
    Although make-up work cannot take the place of student-teacher interaction, make-up work will be required by classroom teachers as follows:
    a) Excused Absences: Students will be given a like amount of time plus one day to complete the work. If your child does not complete the work given during an excused absence, it may be possible that the absence would be considered unexcused. Teachers spend a great deal of time putting together work for your child per parent request, please make sure to have your child complete and return that work when the child returns from the excused absence.
    b) Unexcused Absences: The students will be given a like amount of time plus one day to complete the work; however, the scholastic grade on make-up work for unexcused absences may be lowered by one grade.

    SCHOOL TELEPHONES / CELL PHONES
    1) School telephones are limited to school business and emergencies. School phones and the fax machine are NOT available to students, unless a student has specific permission from his or her teacher or the principal.
    2) After-school activities must be arranged at home PRIOR to the school day, therefore students will not be allowed to call home to change their afternoon plans after 3pm. Please send in a written note to the teacher if your child’s go-home plan differs in any manner to avoid problematic situations.
    3) Student cell phones may not be used during school hours. Cell phones should be in the off position and be stored in the student’s school bag during school hours. Any cell phone that is seen or heard by a staff member or that causes a disruption during school hours will be taken and handed in to the principal. The student’s cell phone will be returned to the student’s parent/guardian. Continued offenses may result in student discipline and/or loss of privileges.

    PERSONAL BELONGINGS / TOYS
    1) The WCSD is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to any items when in the student’s possession or stored/left on campus.
    2) The following personal items/toys should not be brought to school (including on the bus and the playground) as they could be lost, broken or ownership becomes confusing, which can result in a distraction from the educational environment:
    a) iPod, mp3 players, any digital/CD or tape music player
    b) Personal video game players
    c) Toys
    d) Trading cards such as character trading cards (Pokémon, baseball, etc.)
    e) Stuffed or Bean Bag animals
    f) Character dolls or action figures such as Pet Pals, Barbie dolls, super heroes etc.
    3) If a teacher needs students to bring an item on the above list for academic purposes, he/she will send home a written request with the specific date and purpose for when your child may bring that item in for classroom use only. The requested item should not be seen or used on the bus or playground before or after school.
    4) These items will be confiscated by the teacher/staff member and handed into the principal. Items will be returned to a parent/guardian. Continued offenses may result in student discipline and/or loss of privileges.
    5) All students are responsible for WCSD instruments, books, equipment or other items entrusted to them by the district.

    LOST AND FOUND
    1) A lost and found is located in the lunch room. Parents, please check the lost and found shelves at any time.
    2) Please mark your children’s name on all lunchboxes, sweaters, coats and personal belongings for easy identification and so that staff and can return lost items to your child directly.
    3) We will donate all lost & found items to a local charity at the end of each month, as unfortunately these shelves pile up fast.

    SCOOTERS/BICYCLES/ ROLLER BLADES/SKATEBOARDS/ WHEELIE SHOES
    1) Any student riding a scooter or bicycle to school must supply a lock.
    2) The school is not responsible for any loss, damage, or theft.
    3) Scooters, bikes and roller blades are NOT to be ridden on school grounds. Once on school grounds, students will walk their bicycles and scooters.
    4) If students come to school wearing roller blades, appropriate footwear should be changed into, prior to arriving on campus.
    5) Skateboards are not allowed on school grounds at any time.
    6) Students must remove and leave at home the wheels from any wheelie shoes if they are worn to school.

    STUDENT HEALTH
    1) Should your child become ill or hurt at school, we have a clinical aide who will attend to the child’s immediate needs. However, a sick child belongs at home so that he/she can rest and feel better before returning to school.
    2) If your child becomes ill or is hurt at school we will contact you to take him/her home in a timely manner.
    3) If your child needs to take any form of medication at school, a signed note from the parent along with a consent/request form signed by the physician must be presented in the office. Medication will be kept and dispensed through the clinic. Please contact our school nurse, to discuss further specifics regarding your child’s medical needs if need be.
    4) Any child with a fever of 101 degrees or higher will be sent home and will need to remain out of school until the child is fever free (without the help of medicine) for a 24 hour period. Any student who presents with flu-like symptoms will be “sent home” (parent or guardian will be called to pick child up ASAP) and remain home until the symptoms have gone away completely for at least 24 hours without the help of medication.
    5) If your child vomits during the night or in the morning before school, please keep him or her home so that he/she can rest and feel better before returning to school. Our goal is to work together as a community to keep all of our children free from sickness, especially from spreading it throughout our classrooms.

    SCHOOL TO HOME COMMUNICATION
    1) Friday Folders: In order to provide better communication between home and school, your student will bring home a green CRES folder or a folder of the teacher’s organization policy every Friday. It will have important information regarding school activities, fundraisers, flyers, graded papers and school forms that may need your signature. Please make sure you ask to see their folders. On the inside you will find a place for your signature. Please sign and have your child return the folder to school on Monday. Some teachers do opt for alternative communication methods and will share those in your Back to School Night presentation.
    2) District Website: The WCSD website address is: www.washoeschools.net
    3) School Website: Please check the school website for updated information about our school: www.washoeschools.net/caughlinranch 
    4) Blackboard “ConnectEd” Phone calls and Emails: These phone calls will be made by school or district administration to remind you of school or district events or update you of emergency situations.
    5) Monthly PFA Newsletter: Each month you will receive a paper copy of the “Caughlin Chronicle” in the Friday Folder. This will share upcoming information with you about our school.
    6) School staff email: Everyone on our staff has an email address. These are available to you on our school website under the STAFF link.
    7) School Phone: Our school phone number is 775-689-2600. Classroom teachers and aides may be reached by phone before 8:55 AM and after 3:05 PM. You may call the main office to leave a message for any staff member during instructional time, and he/she will get back to you.
    8) Infinite Campus Parent Portal: Parents will be able to log on to the internet and sign into a family account that will include all K-12th students' information in one place. Families will be able to see each student’s schedule, attendance, and grades as well as district and school announcements, etc. For more info about Infinite Campus log onto the WCSD website.

    GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR
    We would like to acquaint you with the school-wide discipline procedure. Each child should be aware of what is expected of him/her. The objectives are: to achieve consistency, to provide students with clear expectations, positive reinforcement and consequences, to create an optimal learning environment that is positive and safe and to keep home and school communication open for the benefit of each child. The following guidelines were established by our staff as a whole to help students in their daily activities while at school and to establish standards for appropriate school behavior. Our ultimate goal is to develop independent, responsible citizens who are functioning members of society. The cooperation and support of the home is crucial in developing a consistent, fair program for our students. It is our hope that parents and students will discuss these guidelines.

    NOTE: Washoe County School District’s “Student Conduct Code” (#5131) states: “It is expected that all students of the Washoe County School District will conduct themselves in proper and exemplary manner.”

    Bullying is a serious offense and will dealt with accordingly. WCSD is using a 3 Point Criterion when clarifying if an incident is considered Bullying, Harassment or Discrimination:
    1) Harm Occurs/Target in in a Protected Class
    2) Unwelcome
    3) Severe, Persistent or Pervasive
    If all of these occur, school level administration must and will move forward with an investigation. On the WCSD website Bully Free Zone, the following information can be found as well as directions for reporting an incident.

    What is Bullying?
    Bullying is characterized as aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength and is typically repeated over time.
    Reporting an incident online will be directed to the school where the incident took place. The school administrator or his/her designee will respond within 1 school day or 24 school working hours. Note: As required by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) student information will only be released to a parent/legal guardian and the student to protect the privacy of student education records.
    If this is an emergency outside of school working hours and you need immediate support please call 911 or call one of the following agencies:
    - Crisis Center: 1-800-273-8255 or 775-784-8090
    - Local law enforcement:
    - Reno Police Department: (775) 334-2175
    - Sparks Police Department: (775) 353-2231
    - Washoe County Sheriff Department: (775) 328-3001
    - Secret Witness: (775) 329-6666 or text to 274637 Enter TIP725 + message
    - WCSD Counseling Administration: (775) 721-5284

    Other methods of reporting a bullying incident:
    - Go to the school administration office
    - Fill out a Student Complaint Report and deliver to the school administration office

    Helpful Resources/
Bullying Prevention Tips and Resources
     
    GENERAL RULES
    It is our hope that each student will strive to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe at school and in our community. CRES is a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. The staff has worked together to create behavior expectations throughout the school. Large posters are displayed throughout the school with the Respectful, Responsible and Safe attributes and expectations.
     
    Cafeteria 
    Responsible
    * Use a kind, quiet voice.
    * Be a good listener and follow all adult directions.
    * Use table manners.
    * Touch only your lunch.
    * Sit forward and stay seated.
    * Keep your lunch items in your area.
    Respectful
    * Clean up your class table and floor area.
    * Raise your hand if you need anything.
    Safe
    * Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
    * Eat only your food.
    * Always walk. 
     
    Hallways 
    Responsible
    * Walk in a quiet line.
    * Yield to oncoming classes.
    * Walk on the right-hand side. 
    Respectful
    * Stay together in line-no holes or gaps.
    * Walk with hands to your side and away from bulletin boards. 
    Safe
    * Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
    * Walk at all times.
    * Stay single file in line.
    * Face forward as you walk.

    Playground
    Responsible
    * Use appropriate language.
    * Include everyone.
    * Share equipment.
    * Take turns and be a good sport.
    Respectful
    * Put equipment away in the correct place.
    * Line up when the bell rings in quiet lines.
    * Tell the duty teachers if there is a problem.
    Safe
    * Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
    * Play on equipment the correct way.
    * Walk to line up when the bell rings.
     
    CLASSROOM RULES
    Each teacher will have a set of classroom rules and consequences unique to his/her learning environment to ensure the safety and education of the children. These rules will be communicated to the parents/guardians and students.

    Positive Behavior Support Tracking Forms
    Student behavior is reported on Infinite Campus as a Minor or Major behavior incident. Some of the minor behaviors that may result in a form being sent home for adult signature may be damage to school property, invasion of personal space, tardy, property misuse, defiance/disrespect/insubordination, and inappropriate language. Major behaviors may include but are not limited to: Fighting/Physical aggression, harassment/Bullying/Intimidation, disturbance of a school activity, damage to school property, or defiance/disrespect/insubordination. In the case of a major incident a phone call will be made from the principal to the parent. Any unlawful acts such as fighting/physical aggression, bullying/harassment/intimidation, vandalism, theft, possession of weapons or illegal substances, violence/harmful to students, violence/harmful to staff, or gang related behavior may involve WCSD School Police.

    DRESS CODE
    1) The main criteria for clothing is fresh, clean clothes in the appropriate size for your child.
    2) Short shorts or very short skirts that do not cover a student appropriately, especially when sitting on the carpet may not be worn. Shorts and/or skirts should be longer than your child’s finger tips when the arms hang straight down on the side of legs.
    3) Flip flops/open toe shoes are also highly discouraged due to the open toe design that could result in injuries on the playground and in the classroom.
    4) Students should definitely wear appropriate sneakers or tie shoes on days when the class has PE instruction.
    5) Tank tops should have straps that are at least 2 inches wide, cover the back and belly, and are not too tight. Tops/dresses with spaghetti straps should be worn with another shirt underneath with wider straps or sleeves.
    6) Hats may be worn on the playground, but not in the classroom or lunchroom.
    7) T-shirts and tops should be in a positive nature as to not interrupt the educational environment. T-shirts may not display profanity, inappropriate pictures or disrespectful slogans.
    8) Any child who is not dressed in an appropriate manner for school will be sent to the main office to call his/her parents to bring a change of clothing. If the child’s parent/guardian is not reachable at that time the staff of CRES will give the child an item of clothing to borrow and wear for the day, or until someone can bring other clothing. Continued offenses may result in student discipline and/or loss of privileges.

    BIRTHDAYS
    1) We ask that students mail or deliver birthday invitations outside of the school day. We want to prevent classmates, who may not be invited, from having their feelings hurt while at school.
    2) Only non-edible treats are welcome for student birthdays. Reasons for this include that it is a challenge for us to monitor allergic reactions for some students when treats are brought in, most of the birthday treats are sugary items that pose an unhealthy reward, and that time is taken away from the lesson plans teachers work so hard to create and our focus needs to be on learning and academics. 
    3) We still want to children to feel like a super-star on their special day, so please feel free to send in non-edible items such as a fun sticker, pencil, eraser, etc… to share with classmates if you so choose.
    4) Students will be recognized on the morning announcements one day each week during their birthday week and will be given a treat from the Principal.

    TRANSPORTATION POLICY
    Students are to:
    1) Remain in seats at all times.
    2) Follow the directions of the bus driver.
    3) Use quiet voices.
    4) Keep hands and feet to themselves and out of aisles.
    5) Treat each other with respect at the bus stop.

    Students that do not comply with transportation guidelines will receive written notice that is given to the Principal. If multiple written documentation is made, a student may lose transportation services based on his or her behavior if it impedes the job of the bus driver, endangers the safety of others or is a consistent disruption.

    For information on bus routes, visit Versatrans elink and input your information to find out about transportation from your home. The WCSD Transportation department website also has transportation forms, and answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions or concerns about transportation, please contact the school or the Transportation Department at 353-5900.
     
    PARENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
    In the event of a complaint regarding school policy or personnel, please speak to your child’s teacher first. If you feel that the situation or issue should be addressed with the principal, please schedule an appointment with the school secretary or speak directly with the principal. After following these channels, if you still desire to seek further action, please follow the procedures below.

    The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees has established a procedure for receiving and acting on complaints about any employee. The policy requires that the complainant first attempt to settle the issue with the employee in question. If a satisfactory solution is not reached, you may pick up a “Public Complaint Form” at any school or the district offices, 425 East 9th Street in Reno. Completion instructions accompany this form. Questions about this policy may be directed to the Director of Communications at #348-0371.

    PFA
    1) Caughlin Ranch has a very active Parent Faculty Association (PFA). We encourage all parents and adult family members to join the PFA and be an active member of this fine organization. The PFA supports the students and staff of Caughlin Ranch in numerous ways.
    2) Please stop by the office to pick up a Volunteer Interest Form. This form will provide you with a list of activities that you may wish to participate in. We are very grateful for the hundreds of volunteer hours that our PFA members give to our school.
    3) For more information please call the school office, or see the PFA section of the website for a list of PFA board members and contact information.

    AM DROP OFF AND PM PICK UP IN CARS
    1) Please note that there is NO parking on the red curbsides of Village Green Parkway.
    2) IN THE MORNING: Please pull up as far as possible, have your child quickly but safely exit the car, and then keep moving through the driveway in a single line along the right of the driveway. Please arrive before 8:55 AM to allow for traffic and to give your child enough time to walk around to their line up place on the playground by the 8:55AM. Please do not make two lanes in the morning drop zone. This is a very serious safety issue.
    3) IN THE AFTERNOON: Pull up as far as possible, create two lines of cars (on right and left), STAY IN YOUR CAR and move up as space allows, communicate with your child’s teacher that you will be waiting to meet your child in your car at the pick-up area.

    C.R.E.S. EMERGENCY EVACUATION/SHELTER IN PLACE PROCEDURES
    We will practice one drill per month, per state procedures, even in the cold weather. The administration will work to choose a day that has mild temperatures if at all possible for evacuation drills. Throughout this school year we plan on practicing all three steps of our evacuation plan as well as stay put procedures. The best thing we can have in an emergency is a plan and the knowledge that comes from practicing it before we need to use it in a true emergency.

    Evacuation Plan (Fire Drill Bell = exit out of building)
    1) FIRE DRILL: (evacuation) Step 1: is to the front, side and back of school when the alarm rings. Each classroom has an assigned spot on the school yard as their first step to go to and account for all members of the class. Any and all persons in the building must evacuated when the fire bell rings.
    2) FIRE DRILL: (evacuation) Step 2: is when all classes have been accounted for and administration needs all members of the school community together. On the administration’s cue, all classes when then proceed to their step 2 spot on the school track/grass area. If the danger was in the back of the school we would move to the front of the school on the sidewalks along Village Green parkway as our step 2.
    3) FIRE DRILL: (evacuation) Step 3: (evacuation) would be when our school community needs to move off of the school campus. We would move in a calm orderly fashion down the back hill to the park. If the danger was in the back of the school we would walk along Caughlin Parkway towards our meeting spot at Village Green Park.
    4) Please note that in a high level emergency evacuation we may move from step 1 to 3, for example, in order to provide safety for our CRES community. These decisions will be made by administration with the collaboration of our WCSD emergency support team and the Superintendent’s office.
    5) In the event that we will need to board buses to transport the students to another site away from C.R.E.S. we would leave the park and walk towards the Scolari’s parking lot so that we could board the buses in an organized manner. This type of evacuation would be done in communication and with the support of the WCSD School Police and the Superintendent’s office. The plan is that we would contact you through the Connect ED phone call system and that the local media would be making announcements as well as to the specifics of where you should come to pick up your child/children. Please be assured that we will stay with your child until a parent or legal guardian can come to get him/her.
    5) IMPORTANT: During an evacuation at any level, no child may be signed out or taken from a teacher throughout the entire emergency procedure. Once the WCSD and CRES administration has put into play the plan for an evacuation, whether it is to the park or to an off site place (another school, etc.) parents/ guardians will need to go directly to the meeting spot in order to sign out their child. That may be our school office once the evacuation is over, or to an off-site spot where we have transported our school community.
    6) We ask for your cooperation and support during these difficult times to please follow all school procedures and administration/staff’s directions. These steps are part of our school safety plan that works within a system of emergency support from the WCSD school police, the Reno PD, and the Superintendent’s office.

    Shelter In Place Plan
    During a practice drill of this nature we will put signs on the front doors of the school asking you to please remain outside until drill is complete.
    All people in the CRES school building stay inside, NO ONE will be allowed in or out of the school building for any reason.
    1) Code Yellow: (danger MAY BE outside/on campus)
    All students/ staff/ volunteers/ visitors must stay in the school building and should get into a classroom/room near by, or return to building from the school grounds. Students should stay with the adult they are with when the code yellow announcement is made, or return immediately to their teacher if in hallway or bathroom. Everyone should stay out of the hallways, off of the phones (including personal cell phones), and off of email. Instruction should continue. Everyone should stay put and ignore the bell schedule until you have been cleared by administration through an all clear announcement or face to face visit by administration or school police.

    2) Code Red: (Immediate Danger is outside/on campus)
    All students/ staff/ volunteers/ visitors must stay in the school building, or return to building from the school grounds. Everyone should stay in a classroom/room near by when a code red announcement is made. Adults should not open the door to anyone. If teachers see a student in the hallway when the code red is called, have that student join your class as you close and secure your classroom door. Adults and students should get into the open room that is closest to them. All adults and students should close window shades, move away from windows and sit down on the floor together to wait for further instructions/announcements. Everyone should stay put and ignore the bell schedule until the locked space you are in is opened by WCSD Police.

    3) Code Blue:
    (A student/adult has been injured and we need a clear path to address his/her needs.)
    All students/ staff/ volunteers/ visitors must stay in the school building, or return to building from the school grounds. All students and staff should stay in the room they are in and continue with instruction. No one is to enter the hallway or change rooms. Please ignore the bell schedule until you have been cleared by administration through an all clear announcement, or face to face visit by administration.
     

    Please make sure to read through this handbook with your child!
    Your child will receive a Colt Compliment if he or she brings back one fact from the hand book written on an index card or smaller. It can be written on a sticky note, small sheet of paper, etc… Make sure they put their name on the paper. If writing is a challenge, draw a picture! Have fun with this! We will post all submissions on the front windows of the school!