Chapman Elementary's Newsletter for July 13, 2018
UPCOMING CHAPMAN EVENTS
- August 16: First Day of School
CHAPMAN SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
Kids Eat Free!
- June 11th to August 9th
- Monday - Friday
- Breakfast serve 7:45-8:45
- Lunch serve 11:30-12:30
DISTRICT CHROME BOOK DISTRIBUTION
NEW FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES
In light of the tragic situation in Parkland Florida, Chico Unified School District has reviewed our school safety procedures. One of the areas that CUSD has made some minor modifications to increase student safety is our fire drill practices. After consultation with our local fire department and police department, CUSD has added one additional step into our fire drill protocol.
Now, barring any immediate fire threat such as smelling smoke or seeing flames, classes will hold in place in their rooms for a minute while school personnel verify it is safe to proceed with the fire drill. We feel this added verification step will significantly add to student safety on campus. The minute spent holding in place will allow the school an opportunity to check for strangers on campus.
CUSD has also received questions from families as to how they can communicate with the school in the event of a lock down situation. CUSD has committed to keeping parents as informed as possible in the most timely manner we are able. In the event of a code red at a school, CUSD will send out an auto-dialer message as soon as possible to affected families. Please be sure to share any phone number changes so that you are able to receive an auto-dialer message. In addition to the auto-dialer, CUSD will have a designated, easily accessible portion of our website displaying information about code red situations as promptly as we receive information.
We also strongly encourage parents not to call the school site and tie up phone lines during an Code Red situation. It is very likely we will not be able to answer the phone as we will be busy securing the school site and communicating with Police and Fire Departments. Secondly, please do not come to the school site during a Code Red Lockdown. During this time all classrooms are locked and students will not be permitted to leave until the situation is resolved. Remember, it is our top priority to keep all students safe during emergency situations. Thank you and if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the site principal.
Chico Unified School District wants out families to feel their child is safe with us and that they are receiving the most timely information possible.
Elementary Education Director
1163 East 7th Street
Chico, CA 95928
891-3000 ext. 137