Student Safety

ACCIDENTS
If a child is injured at school, a staff member competent in first aid will give the student emergency first aid treatment. The parents will be called immediately. If they are not available, the emergency contact person listed on the original enrollment form will be called. If no one is available to come for the child, we will use our best judgement on whether to call a doctor or to keep the child in the health room.

INSURANCE
School insurance will be offered to our students again this year. This is a voluntary program offered for your convenience. We would appreciate prompt return of the completed forms. Any claims should be made through the school office.

HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION
OR BULLYING

By Washington state law and by Edmonds School District policy, acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying will not be tolerated in schools. (Our Westgate Discipline Policy provides specific consequences for this behavior.)

Harassment, intimidation or bullying is defined as an intentional written, verbal, or physical act which:

  1. Physically or emotionally harms a student or damages the student';s property; or
  2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student';s education; or
  3. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  4. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written, verbal or physical actions.

School employees, students, parents or volunteers who have witnessed, or have reliable information that a student has been subjected to such acts, are encouraged to report incidents to an appropriate school official.

PESTICIDE USE
The Edmonds School District uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) modeled after Environmental Protection Agency recommended guidelines for the control of structural and landscape pests. IPM coordinates the use of non-chemical methods to prevent pest infestation along with all available pest control methods when an outbreak does occur. These methods include physical (pruning), cultural (using disease resistant plants), and biological means (using Lacewings and Lady Bugs) as well as the judicious use of chemicals. Unauthorized staff are not permitted to apply pesticide products at any school site or facility.

A notice will be posted in the main office 48-hours prior to the application of any biologic or chemical pesticide. It will provide the reason for application and the name of the product to be used. For individual notification, please contact your school's main office. No notices will be sent when students do not occupy the school for at least two consecutive days after application. These procedures do not apply to emergency applications to control pests that pose an immediate health threat (e.g. stinging insects). If application is postponed due to weather, the notification process will be repeated.

For more information program, please contact the Maintenance Department, at (425) 431-7244.

NOTIFICATION OF THREATS OF VIOLENCE OR HARM
By Washington state law and by Edmonds School District policy, the issuing of a threat against individuals or against district property will be taken seriously.

Individual-directed threats of violence or harm are communications that create fear of physical harm to a specific individual or individuals, communicated directly or indirectly by any means.

Building-directed threats of violence or harm are direct or indirect communications by any means of the intent to cause damage to a school building or school property or to harm students, employees, volunteers, patrons or visitors.

Staff, students, volunteers, and others involved in school activities have the responsibility to report any threats of violence or harm to designated school officials. Persons found to have made threats of violence or harm will be subject to relevant district discipline policies and will be referred to appropriate community agencies, including law enforcement and mental health services.

NO WEAPONS & GUN FREE ZONE
Please notice the sign by the door to the office reading: “Gun Free Zone.” This sign is a graphic symbol which reflects school board policy. Effective immediately, guns (of any variety, including toy guns) are prohibited on school grounds, exceptions apply to persons engaged in law enforcement and other very special circumstances. The prohibition of students carrying weapons has always been a policy, but we were able to strengthen this policy when the senate passed Bill 5307 prohibiting firearms and weapons on school premises. This means we will enforce this law whether it is a student or an adult who comes on our campus with a firearm or weapon.

SAFE SCHOOLS TIPLINE
To report an unsafe situation in the Edmonds School District, please call 425-431-7010. You will reach an anonymous voicemail that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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