Each of the district’s schools develops and adopts, in accordance with Education Code § 32280 – 32289, a Comprehensive Safe School Plan particular to their site. Each school site is required annually, by March 1st, to have reviewed, and if necessary, updated their Safe School Plan. Each school forwards its Safe School Plan to the district through the office of Student and Community Services (SCS). The SCS office provides plan development assistance to the schools and maintains a file of individual school plans available for inspection by the public.
Our staff is committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment. Fire evacuation drills are held monthly and earthquake and lockdown drills are both conducted quarterly. All schools in the district are linked through an emergency radio contact system, and district radio drills are held periodically to be prepared in case of an actual disaster. Providing a safe environment for our students is of paramount concern at Crescent Elementary.
Crescent has a Site Safety Plan monitored by the School Site Council. The plan is reviewed with the staff each Fall and periodically during the year as we implement our plan. Our School Safety plan was updated and reviewed in February, 2023. Our goals for the 2023-2024 school year include incorporating school wide character education programs, continue the implementation of our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support plan to promote positive behavior and eliminate bullying, and communicate parking lot safety procedures to parents and staff.
School wide, classroom and bus rules are reinforced throughout the school by teachers, the principal, instructional assistants, noon duty supervisors, bus drivers and parent volunteers. Bus, bike and walking safety procedures are addressed in age-appropriate class discussions and assemblies. Parents are informed immediately through a strong home-school communication system if their child is involved in any inappropriate or unsafe behavior. Appropriate student behavior is reinforced through our Peaceful Playground and positive reinforcement program.