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Safe Schools Program
Safe Schools Program
The San Juan district is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. In San Juan, 99% of students attend school with no serious safety or discipline problems. According to the district's annual school survey, more than 80% of students, parents, and staff believe their school is a safe place.
Safe Schools Partnership with Law Enforcement
San Juan has a "Safe Schools" partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Off-duty deputies (Safe School Officers) are on school campuses daily to help with prevention and enforcement. In addition, the Citrus Heights Police Department provides two full time School Resource Officers that serve the schools in the city of Citrus Heights.
Safe School Plans
In addition, every school has established Safe School teams that include staff, law enforcement, and parents. Safe School plans are updated annually to prevent problems and respond effectively in case of an emergency.
Other safety measures at the schools include: Strong behavior standards and enforcement, closed campuses, campus monitors, conflict resolution programs, counseling, active parent organizations, bullying prevention and an emphasis on character education. Students who sell controlled substances, possess a firearm, brandish a knife, commit sexual assault or battery, or possess explosives, will be expelled. District employees and volunteers, who work regularly with students, are fingerprinted and pass background checks.
All school campuses are closed. Students must have permission to leave campus during the school day, and all visitors must check in at the office to obtain the principal's permission to be on campus. All San Juan schools are alarmed and include recorded video surveillance.
Bullying Prevention Plan
For more information on Bullying Prevention, visit their web site.
Report Bullying here.
Safety Precautions After School
Parents are encouraged to become involved in safety programs at their students' schools and to discuss personal safety with their students, particularly safety after school. Students are supervised during the school day and during participation in district-sponsored after-school programs. However, after the school day ends, the San Juan district opens school campuses for use by the public and community groups. If your student remains on the school campus after the school day, please talk to him or her about the same safety considerations you recommend in any public facility such as a shopping area or park.
In unusual circumstances, such as severe weather, it may be necessary to close schools for the safety of students and staff. Whenever possible, the decision to close a school is made before school begins. Families may be notified by announcements made on television, over the radio, in the newspaper, and/or through Blackboard Connect, the district's telecommunication . The emergency broadcast station in our area is KFBK Radio 1530 AM. If it is necessary to close school after the school day begins, parents will be contacted and asked to pick up their children.
If you notice a potentially unsafe condition, please report it immediately to the school principal or to the school district's maintenance/security operations division at 971-7000. The district has established a 24-hour Safety Tip Line: 979-TIPS (979-8477). You may call the tip line to leave a message about anything that has caused, or could cause, a problem for students, staff, or school property. Reports may be made about safety, harassment, or anything that has contributed, or could contribute, to a student feeling unsafe and/or mistreated, or damage to school property. All calls to the tip line will be kept confidential. You may also use our confidential, online "Tell Someone" form.