Safe School Policy
For the safety of students, staff and visitors to our school, the Clark County School Board of Education has a strict SCHOOL SAFETY policy. It provides guidelines for dealing with disruptive incidents at school and student activities. The intent of the policy is to give all students the right to attend school and school-sponsored activities without undue concern for their physical safety.
The SCHOOL SAFETY policy establishes procedures and penalties for:
- Any act of violence
- Possession of any type of weapon (real or look-alike, or pretend) regardless of intent
- Any form of organized criminal behavior
- Destruction or defacement of school property
Drug Policy – A drug policy has been established by the Clark County Board of Education which states: “The illegal use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcohol, or controlled substances by students is prohibited in all Clark County School District schools, on school grounds, at school sanctioned activities, or when students are being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district. Violations also include student use, possession, distribution or sales of drug paraphernalia, imitation controlled substances or resorting where drugs are being used or possessed.” Students found in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary procedures.
Harassment Policy – Clark County School District is committed to providing in each school a safe, orderly envirfonment where students, staff, parents, and other people are treated with courtesy and respect. Any form of harassment by staff or students, including any inappropriate verbal, written, or physical conduct is strictly prohibited. If you are being harassed, please report it to the principal, teacher, or counselor.
Student Safety – Emergency Procedures – Fire drill instructions are posted in each room of the building and must be followed. Monthly fire drills will be conducted to practice emergency procedures. Each drill shall be treated as if it were an actual emergency which potentially is a life and death matter. Although speed is important in any situation, of greater importance is orderliness and following directions.
Bicycles – A bike parking area is provided at school. All students must put their bikes in this location during the school day. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage to bikes. Parents must provide bike locks. Bikes must be WALKED on school grounds. It is recommended that bike riding to school be limited to 3rd-5th grade students. SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, AND ROLLER BLADES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS.
Check-Out Procedure – If it is necessary for a student to leave during the day, please send a note to school indicating the time your child is to leave. The teacher will send the student to the office where the parent will pick up and sign for the student’s release. For the safety of students, telephone calls requesting release cannot be honored. Students are not to leave the school grounds during the day (recess and lunch time included).
After 3:00 PM, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED EARLY. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL 3:11 DISMISSAL BELL.
Telephone Use – The school phone is a business phone. Phone usage will be permitted for emergencies only. Arrangements to go home with a friend, is not an emergency and should be made at home. A student who forgets homework must accept the responsibility of this action and the telephone may not be used to ask parents to bring homework to school. Cell phones are not allowed on campus.
Lost and Found – Articles that are found should be turned in to the office or taken to the “Lost and Found Box” located across from the office area. Students who lost items can check this area for missing articles and if found, claim them at the office. Students’ coats, boots, gloves, lunch boxes, backpacks, etc. should be marked for easy identification. This will aid in returning articles.
Nuisance Items – Problems arise each year because students bring items that are hazardous to the safety of others or interfere in some way with school procedures. Only items needed for classroom use should be brought to school. Items not needed will be impounded and returned only to the parent upon request.