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Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

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Disaster Preparedness: Parent/Student Reunification Plans

Hello Coyote Family!

                As student safety is a top priority for us here at Coyote Canyon and throughout Central School District, I wanted to update you on our district wide efforts regarding our “Reunification Plans” following a disaster. The district administrators have been meeting after having had the benefit of hearing from experts who have studied the aftermath of school evacuations, including parent/student reunifications across the country for many years. These meetings have allowed us the time to plan our implementations of the best practices from around the country. Below is the plan for Coyote Canyon.

                Following some sort of disaster, we will evacuate the buildings, take roll, and then have our classes move to the upper field grass area to await parent/student reunification. Because, as we found out from the experts who advised us, emergency releases can stir up potential sex offenders to attempt to pick up children without authorization. Therefore we will need to take our time in this reunification process so as to ensure that each student is picked up by a person authorized to do so. Please be patient with us in this process as our intent is to make no mistakes regarding student release.

                This brings to light the importance of making sure that the people listed on your emergency release card is current and that it includes someone who can pick up during the day. If someone who is not on your child’s emergency release card or cannot produce identification attempts to pick up your child, they will be asked to step aside as we attempt to contact you to verify they have your permission to do so.

                Since the students will be on the upper field, we will ask parents to form a line beginning at the gate in the upper northeast corner of the field and going down the sidewalk between the school and the apartments towards Elm Ave. As the staff parking gate will be closed in order to keep it clear for emergency vehicles (it’s their only access onto our campus), we will ask that you park in the west parking lot or on nearby streets and walk to join the line. While in line you will be asked to fill out a card with student identification information and also have with you your own personal identification out and ready to show staff. Once you reach the tables at the gate, and after producing the filled out card and I.D., your child will called for and brought to you. We will then ask that you exit through the park just north of the school and walk back down to where you parked.

                While we hope to never need to implement these plans, in the event that we do, we again ask for your patience in the process. Ensuring the safety of your child’s return to authorized people is worth the wait.

 

Thanks as always,

 

Dr. Troy A. Knechtel

Principal

Kinder Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Kinder Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Information for Parents

The following changes are being explained at Back to School night and being put into place on Thursday, August 22nd. The reason for the changes is student safety; a priority for us! Having heard the concerns from parents, and having the drop off and pick up area so close to the street, we are choosing to have the kindergarten children dropped off at the gate to the playground, led inside, and supervised by teachers in the fenced in area immediately upon their arrival. For the same reason, we are also now having students picked up from their classrooms inside the building instead of releasing them from the grass area. Thank you for your understanding and support as we seek to ensure the safety of all our students.

Early Birds: Drop Off 8:10- 8:25am (Thank you for being on time!)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our teachers. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 8:30am, we need to close the gate at 8:25am. It is at this time that teachers will take their students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive at or after 8:25, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 8:30am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

 Early Birds: Pick Up 12:30pm

                At approximately 12:30 (when the students are back in their classrooms from lunch) proctors will open the gate by the playground (for the students in Ms. Calamusa’s and Ms. Water’s classes) and the door to the back of the quad (for the students in Ms. Armstrong’s, Ms. Gumamit’s, and Ms. Kindell’s classes) to allow parents to line up by their child’s classroom.

No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

                Teachers will have their Early Birds in a line inside the classroom and ready to be released to their parents one by one while the Late Birds are involved in an activity utilizing the SMART Board on the carpet. It is important that this dismissal goes as quickly and as safely possible in order to not lose instruction time with our Late Birds. This is not the time for parent/teacher conferences, even if brief. Thank you for helping us as we seek to protect our instruction time. Every minute is important.

                For this reason also, at 12:35pm, the gate and door will be closed and students who have not been picked up will be escorted to the office to wait for their parents, allowing our teachers to begin their afternoon session with their Late Birds. So, if you arrive at or after 12:35, please pick up your children from the office. Thank you.

 

Late Birds: Drop Off 10:10- 10:30am (Thanks for being on time)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our proctors. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 10:35am, we need to close the gate at 10:30am. It is at this time that proctors will take the students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive after 10:30am, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 10:35am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

Late Birds: Pick Up 2:35pm

                At 2:35, Teachers will take their students into the playground (Ms. Calamusa and Ms. Waters) and courtyard (Ms. Armstrong, Ms. Gumamit, and Ms. Kindell) for release to parents. At this time also the gate to the playground and the back door to the courtyard will be opened for parents to come in and get their children.

                No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

 

As always we thank you for your understanding and support as we ensure the safety of all of our students.

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Today: 11/23/14

Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

8:25   First Bell

8:30   Class Begins - Tardy Bell

2:25   Dismissal Grades 1-3

2:45   Dismissal Grade 4


Wednesday Dismissal

12:30 Dismissal All Kinders

1:10   Dismissal Grades 1-3

1:30   Dismissal Grade 4


Conference Week

1:20   Dismissal Grades 1-4


Kindergarten Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30   Early Birds – Class Begins

10:35 Late Birds – Class Begins

12:30 Early Bird Dismissal

2:35   Late Bird Dismissal

 

 

Wednesdays- All Kinders are Early Birds!

 

 

 

 

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