Alvin Dunn Elementary School
Principal’s Safety Assurance Plan 2014-2015
Jennifer Carter, Principal
Alvin Dunn Elementary Safe Schools Plan has the goal
of securing the well-being of our students in the event of any concern that
might compromise the well-being of our students. This plan addresses several core safety
issues to address this goal. This plan
was written and approved by the Alvin Dunn School Site Council with the goal of
designing a safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of the school and
its students. Alvin Dunn is home to
approximately 830 students. Local law
enforcement and city officials were consulted during the writing and approval
process to assist the administration in designing a safety, disaster, and behavior
plan and visit annually to observe our drill routines. The student population is approximately 88%
Hispanic, so all of the rules, procedures, and policies are translated into
Spanish to assist both students and parents.
Three essential components were addressed when writing
the plan. The components are listed
below, along with the strategies in place to ensure that student safety is
Assuring a Safe Physical Environment
plan, procedures and drills are designed and rehearsed to ensure the safety of
all students in the event of a disaster or armed intruder.
Education Code and SMUSD Board Policies regarding behavior, suspension and
expulsion are communicated to students, parents and staff via parent handbooks,
behavior assemblies and staff meetings.
reporting policies on child abuse, dangerous students and sexual harassment are
presented verbally and in written form to all members of the staff prior to the
discipline plans are communicated to students during the opening week of school
assemblies and provide students with an understanding of the school rules as
well as rewards and consequences.
policies are communicated and logs are kept to protect the safety of all
students. Student checkout procedures
are clearly posted for anyone picking up a child from school prior to
observation policy is provided to all parents who wish to observe in their
Assuring an Emotionally Nurturing Environment
assistance is provided to those students determined by the Student Support Team
awards foster knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.
Patrol provides older children the opportunity to develop responsibility for
their younger peers.
at Alvin Dunn are encouraged to check their behavior by referring to “The
Student Resiliency Skills
are encouraged to exemplify the characteristics of the International
Baccalaureate learner profiles.
Ribbon Week activities stress drug awareness and a commitment to remain drug
school participates in the “Safe Schools Ambassador” program to help students
be kinder towards one another.
part-time school counselor runs small groups to work on social and adaptive
teacher planning days allow teachers at each grade level to collaborate to plan
instruction and assessment to meet the needs of all learners.
Council fosters student involvement and shared decision making.
Site Leadership Team meets regularly to ensure students’ safety, emotional and
academic needs at each grade level are addressed and that the school climate is
one of shared leadership.
are scheduled and practiced throughout the year to assure that all students
know what is expected if a real emergency were to occur.
The Alvin Dunn Safe Schools Plan is a
working document that helps to create an environment where children can feel
secure and grow.
Jennifer Carter Erica
Principal Assistant Principal