School Safety and Climate for Learning
San Juan Elementary School is committed to the safety and security of each student. To maintain these conditions which contribute to the best possible learning environment, the School Safety Plan includes the following elements:
School Crime Assessment:
San Juan Elementary School provides compiled school crime information each month for the California Safe School Assessment as mandated by the State of California. This information is analyzed at each school site to determine what steps may be taken to reduce incidents of crime.
Child Abuse Reporting:
Teachers and other school employees are required by law to report any cases of suspected child abuse or child neglect. Reports are investigated by the Department of Social Services to determine if any follow-up on the report is necessary.
In order to ensure the safety of students and school personnel, the school safety committee has created a comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Plan. Emergency drills are held once a month and evaluated for effectiveness.
San Juan Elementary School has created a schoolwide discipline plan in order to communicate high standards and expectations and to hold students accountable for their behavior. The discipline plan is given to every student and reviewed in student assemblies or classroom presentations. Staff members consistently enforce the schoolwide standards.
Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The District’s policies are available on the CUSD website and in the school office. The District prohibits bullying as defined in Education Code 48900(r) including, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 and Education Code section 220, which are disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying should be brought to the attention of the principal. A complaint may be made anonymously. If there is sufficient corroborating information, an investigation will be initiated. Complaints will be considered confidential. However, it may be necessary to disclose certain information in order to effectively investigate. Students who violate the District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying may be subject to discipline, including suspension and expulsion.
Procedures to Notify Teachers of Dangerous Pupils:
If a student is deemed dangerous because of behavior at school or behavior outside of school which has been dealt with by county juvenile authorities, the teacher(s) of the student will be promptly notified of the status of the student.
Sexual Harassment Policy:
San Juan Elementary School strictly adheres to CUSD policies which prohibit sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind. The sexual harassment policy is distributed to each student at the beginning of the school year, and employees are advised of their duty to take prompt action if they become aware of any incidents of sexual harassment.
Schoolwide Dress Code:
San Juan Elementary School believes that a clearly defined dress code contributes to a positive school environment. All students at San Juan Elementary School are expected to wear the school uniform every day. The purpose behind our mandatory school uniform program is to focus student attention on learning and academic achievement.
Safe and Orderly Environment:
San Juan Elementary School believes a safe and orderly environment is necessary to ensure a positive learning experience for all students. Regular supervision of students is the core of creating and maintaining a safe and orderly environment. Teachers, administrators, campus supervisors and parent volunteers consistently supervise and interact with students to reinforce behavioral expectations and safety standards.