Our School Site Council revised and approved this year’s Safe School Plan, and have focused on two goals:
1.) Traffic and Parking Safety
- It is critical that ALL motorists practice extreme safety during arrival and dismissal.
- Please do not park in the red zone, and do not use the red zone to drop off and pick up your children – this includes the bus circle.
- Please follow the flow of traffic and do not go against the painted arrows in the parking lanes.
- Please move forward in the yellow pick up and drop off zone as to not back up the line.
- Do not use the parking lanes to drop off and pick up children.
- Children may not wait in the red zone near the bus circle – children are playing in an area that is unsupervised and very close to buses and cars.
- Children may not climb up the embankment onto Hunte Parkway.
- Please arrive on time to pick up your children in the afternoon. Several parents are arriving up to a half hour after dismissal, leaving their students unsupervised.
2.) Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
- Every school in Chula Vista is required to conduct the following drills: 1 Fire drill every month, 1 Earthquake drill per quarter, 2 Lockdown drills per year, and 2 Shelter-in-Place drills per year.
- This year Salt Creek is one of many selected selected schools to conduct the All-Site Emergency Functional Exercise under the consult of district safety personnel and a FEMA-certified instructor. This drill will take place on Tuesday, November 19 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and will provide Salt Creek with valuable information about how we can be prepared in the event of a disaster. The drill will be one of the many that the children have already practiced, and not to worry, this drill is not similar to any of the mock high school drills you may have seen on television or the news, in fact, this drill has been conducted in over 200 San Diego county elementary schools.
We encourage you to attend the January Coffee chat where the topic will be School Safety. We look forward to working with our parents and school community on how we can find solutions to our challenges in these two areas.