Soledad Unified School District
Weekly Newsletter - November 8, 2019
HARTNELL SOLEDAD CAMPUS GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Soledad Education Center - Hartnell College
Ms. Abrun and students
Dr. Guss, County Superintendent and City Council Members Ms. Carla Stewart and Mr. Alejandro Chavez and in the Middle, Mrs. Vanoli.
Jack Franscioni students, staff and Mr. Franscioni himself!
The K-Nine Dogs visit Main Street and Soledad High Schools
The Safety Dog program began with orientations for parents and students at Main Street Middle
School and Soledad High School. Student orientations were conducted in grade-level assemblies on November 6 at Soledad High School and Physical Education classes at Main Street Middle School on November 6. This t is attached to this update. Parents and staff are receiving information beginning today, Friday, November 1.
The District contracted with Proactive K-9s to conduct random searches of students' belonging on unannounced days throughout the school year. The purpose of random canine searches is to deter students from bringing prohibited controlled substances onto campuses. On the day of a random search, the trained dog handler and safety dog will arrive on campus and will be accompanied by a school administrator and campus security personnel to search randomly selected classrooms on campus. Upon arrival at a classroom, students will be asked to leave their belongings and step outside of the classroom while the safety dog sniffs all of the student belongings in the room. The safety dog will not sniff students. If the safety dog alerts on a specific item, the student owner of that item will be as discreetly as possible escorted to the office with his/her belongings and have the items inspected with a witness present. If nothing is found, the student will return to class. If a prohibited controlled substance is found, appropriate intervention and/or disciplinary action will be taken.
Parents and students had the opportunity to meet the safety dog handler and the dog, see the demonstration of the process and answer any questions.