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County-Wide Safe Schools Plan It has been updated and is now available on the East McDowell Junior High Web Page
Roles and Responsibilities of School Personnel in Maintaining a Safe and Orderly Learning Environment
Roles and Responsibilities All school personnel are responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment. School personnel will review expectations for faculty and staff, review the safe school plan, and provide adequate supervision for students at all times.
Roles and Responsibilities Students, teachers and support staff are all responsible to act on situations when a threat has been made that would cause bodily harm or death to students or faculty members or when a threat of an action that would otherwise disrupt the educational process has been spoken, written or otherwise uttered.
Roles and Responsibilities Information will be provided to faculty, students, parents (guardians and care givers), and the community pertaining to student conduct and the Safe School Plan. Students and parents must sign the conduct form to assure they have read and understand the policies.
Principal or Administrator-In- Charge Restores, if needed, and maintains a safe and orderly learning environment by establishing appropriate rules and procedures and monitoring of the physical and social/cultural environment.
Principal Exhibits appropriate leadership and conduct for school personnel and students through daily actions and behaviors.
Principal Provides appropriate disciplinary consequences for disruptive students by following established rules and policies.
Principal Reports all criminal acts as defined by G.S. 115C-228(g) to law enforcement and the central office.
Acts Include Assault resulting in physical injury, Sexual assault, Sexual offense, Rape, Kidnapping, Indecent liberties with a minor, Assault involving the use of a weapon,
Acts Include Possession of a firearm in violation of the law, Possession of a weapon in violation of the law, Assault on school officials, employees and/or volunteers, Homicide, Robbery,
Acts Include Armed robbery, Bomb threats, or False fire alarms
Failure to Report Failure to make an appropriate required report is a Class 3 Misdemeanor and is punishable by North Carolina State law.
Principal Inspects the building and grounds to assess the safety and security of the facilities. Immediate and appropriate action will be taken to address any identified problems.
Principal Maintain an up-to-date crisis plan box.
Teachers and Teacher Assistants All staff members will be trained in the rules for the use of seclusion and the proper and appropriate restraint of students.
Teachers Restores, if needed, and maintains a safe and orderly learning environment by establishing appropriate rules and procedures and monitoring of the physical and social/cultural environment.
Teachers Provides appropriate instruction to meet the needs of all students, including those at-risk of academic failure.
Teachers Posts a code of student conduct in each classroom and distributes to each student at the beginning of the school year.
Teachers Students who enroll after the school year begins will be given a code of student conduct at the time of their enrollment.
Teachers Make an appropriate referral of students at-risk of academic failure or engaging in disruptive or disorderly behavior. – CARE Team – Child and Family Support Team – Guidance – Administration – SRO
Teachers Receives training in methods of maintaining a safe and secure environment and related policies and procedures that include, but not limited to:
Maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment (cont) Monitoring for activity inside and out. Noticing strangers in the building (do they have visitor passes?) Appropriately confront or report location. Follow protocol. (Keep locked doors locked). Know what to do and how to do it. Report any problems or concerns to the administration and/or SRO.
Teachers Bus evacuations are practiced every year and bus safety classes are held. Two staff members are trained First Responders.
Teachers Implement the School’s Crisis Management Plan.
Support Personnel Restores, if needed, and maintains a safe and orderly learning environment by establishing and following appropriate rules and procedures and monitoring of the school’s physical and social/cultural environments. Support personnel shall assist the administration and faculty in the implementation of the Safe School Plan.
Visitors All visitors shall sign-in and sign-out at the front desk. Visitors will be issued a “visitor’s pass” at sign-in and the pass must be returned at sign-out.
Visitors Vendors shall sign-in and sign-out at the front desk.
Substitute Teachers Substitute teachers must sign-in and sign-out at the front desk. Substitutes will be issued a “substitute badge” at sign-in and it must be returned at sign- out.
Teachers Teachers and staff members shall follow established procedures for signing-in and signing-out.
School System Personnel System wide administrators and other school personnel shall “check-in” and “check-out” at the principal’s office.
EMJH School Personnel Teachers, staff, and substitutes who will be off campus during the day shall sign-out and sign-in at the front office.
Students Students who are late to school shall sign-in at the front desk. A Class Admit Slip will be issued by office staff showing the reason for the late arrival, student’s name, date, time, and whether the tardy is excused or unexcused.
Students Students who are tardy due to bus issues shall go directly to their class and an announcement will be made to admit these students as excused.
Students Only a responsible adult (parent, guardian, or a person who has written permission on file in the principal’s office) may check out a student. A photo ID IS required.
Students The responsible adult must sign-out the student and give a reason for the check-out before the student is called to the office.
Identifying and Serving the Needs of Students At- Risk of Academic Failure or of Engaging in Disruptive or Disorderly Behavior
At-Risk Services Students who are at-risk of academic failure or of engaging in disruptive or disorderly behavior will be identified by: – Assessing classroom behavior and/or academic performance – Maintaining up to date records of referrals to the principal for behavior or academic reasons.
At-Risk Services – Examining available data, including attendance information and, – Reviewing student records and test performance
At-Risk Services Strategies used to meet the needs of students identified as at-risk of academic failure or of engaging in disruptive or disorderly behavior include: –Remediation and tutoring programs. –Modification of instructions. –Placement in an alternative setting or program. –Coordination with outside agencies. –Referral services for family preservation to local mental health providers.
Emergency Codes “Code Yellow” –Code Yellow-Secure – Specific Directions may be given –Code Yellow-Evacuate “Code Red” – Total lockdown of facility
Emergency Codes “Code Red” – Code Red will always be an emergency situation and requires a complete lockdown. – Take appropriate actions based upon the situations in which you find yourself.
Code Yellow-Secure Code Yellow procedures should be followed when it is in the best interest of the school to keep students, faculty, and staff away from common areas (lunchroom, gymnasium, media center, hallways, locker rooms, etc).
Code Yellow-Secure An announcement “Code Yellow” alert will be made from the principal’s office. If there is a particular area of concern the “Code Yellow” alert will be followed by an announcement of a particular area or situation. Example: “Code Yellow – avoid the 8th grade hallway.”
Code Yellow-Secure Faculty and staff shall clear all open spaces and take charge of any students in the immediate vicinity even if not their students.
Code Yellow-Secure Classroom doors shall be locked. Notify the appropriate classroom of any student not belonging to you that they are secure in your classroom. Teachers should continue teaching. All students are to be kept in the classroom.
Code Yellow-Secure All bells or fire alarms (unless it is apparent that there is a fire in the area) should be disregarded. The principal or the administrator-in- charge shall notify Emergency Management and the Central Office.
Code Yellow-Secure A “Code Yellow” will continue until an “all clear” message is given. “Attention staff, the Code Yellow is no longer in effect. Please return to your normal schedule (or specific instructions are given.) NOTE: A “Code Yellow” can quickly be upgraded to a “Code Red” if required.
Code Yellow-Evacuate An announcement will be made, “Code Yellow-Evacuate.” A particular area may be blocked off. Avoid that area. All faculty and staff will follow the directions given. Why would this be used?
Code Yellow-Evacuate – Suicide – Death – Severe Injury – Chemical emergency – Weather emergency – Bomb threat – Any other situation where the building needs to be evacuated
Code Yellow-Evacuate Clearly spoken instructions will be given. There will be no vague directions given, they will be specific. “Teachers, may I have your attention please? Code Yellow-Evacuate. Please avoid area given. Teachers, check your rooms for any suspicious items and note them on your white boards before leaving the classroom.”
Code Yellow-Evacuate If the evacuation is going to involve moving the students in such a way that normal evacuation procedures to vacate the building (Fire Escape Plan) then specific instructions will be given to those teachers.
Code Yellow-Evacuate In the event of a bomb threat the parking areas would need to be avoided for instance. We would evacuate into the baseball field area with all students. If the evacuation will be extended then transportation will be provided to a safe loaction.
Code Red (Lockdown) “Code Red” (Lockdown) procedures should be followed when an armed person or intruder (s) is detected anywhere on campus or as a result of a hostage situation or abduction or as a result of civil disobedience or riot.
Code Red The person observing the intruder shall immediately notify the office and provide the following information about the intruder(s): –Last known location. –The number of intruders observed. –The presence of any weapons or suspicious devices. –A description of the intruder(s).
Code Red Faculty and staff shall clear all open spaces and take charge of any students in the immediate vicinity, even if not your students. The office will announce a “Code Red” and give the intruder’s last known location. Example: “Code Red – parking lot.”
Code Red Classroom doors and windows shall be locked. Once a door is secured, the teacher shall not open the door for any reason as long as a “Code Red” is in effect. Cover outside windows with shades or blinds or with paper if time permits
Code Red Support personnel who have students should go to a sheltered location, lock the doors, keep students away from doors and windows, and stay with the students until advised otherwise. Support staff (clerical workers, custodians, food service employees, etc.) that do not supervise students should go to a per- assigned location and lock the doors.
Code Red Teachers in adjacent classrooms shall assist substitute teachers in securing and locking doors. If anyone is injured or may require medical attention a “Red Paper” with the room number should be slid under the door and into the hallway. A second “Red Paper” should be used in the window in a manner that is visible from outside and prevents anyone from outside the classroom from seeing the location of students or teachers or staff members.
Code Red If no one is injured or is in need of medical attention, a “Green Paper” should be slid under the door and into the hallway. A second “Green Paper” should be used in such a manner that it can be seen from outside. Each room where this procedure is not followed will be considered a possible threat area by law enforcement.
Code Red Teachers shall take roll immediately and report any missing students and their last known destination, i.e., restroom, office, etc. to a Safety Team Member. Students are to be seated in a sheltered area of the room and away from doors and windows. All students are to be kept in the classroom.
Code Red Any bells or alarms (unless it is apparent that there is a fire in the area) should be disregarded. The principal or the administrator-in-charge shall notify Emergency Management and the Central Office. Each room will be contacted individually by the principal or other administrators who will make a predetermined statement and wait for the appropriate response from the teacher. An inappropriate response will indicate that there is a problem. Question: “Is everything OK?” Response: “Everything is OK.”
Code Red In an “Evacuation” is deemed necessary, it will be conducted under the direction of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers will announce themselves, use a key supplied by the school to gain access to the classroom, and escort individual classrooms out of the building one class at a time and ONLY when it is safe to do so.
Code Red Procedures to follow if a “Code Red” occurs during assembly, lunch, between classes, during fire drills, etc. Do not climb under tables or desks. Run away from the danger area in a direction opposite from the intruder. If a shooter is involved, instruct student to zigzag as much as possible. Put an obstacle between the shooter and the students. Do not be concerned about notifying the office. Someone in a safer are will make the report. Keep students running until they are in a safe area away from the school. Gather as many students as possible and take them to a predetermined, designated “rally area” so students can be accounted for. Wait for instructions and do not allow students to leave.
Code Red A “Code Red” will continue until an “all clear” message is given. This message will sound something like, “All Clear. Teachers (followed by specific instructions as to what to do). – Remain in your classrooms until … – Resume normal activities – We will be evacuating by classrooms, please stand-by and officers will come to your room.
What are your responsibilities? Teachers and teacher assistants are responsible for the safety and welfare of all students. The teachers and assistants will: –Keep Safe School flip charts close by to provide quick and easy access to procedures for themselves and substitutes. –Keep accurate and current information about the emergency plans for the school. (Know what to do and how to do it.) –In accordance with the school’s Safe School Plan, provide instruction and practice for students in policies and procedures to follow during the course of an emergency. –Have readily available a record of each student’s emergency information (NC-WISE) –Make all emergency data and plans available for a substitute teacher. –Make reasonable and prudent decisions in regard to the safety and well being of students.
Any Questions? Now is the time to ask questions or make comments. The “experts” don’t always consider everything. Your input is important.