Safety Procedures

  • Q:Can any parent come on campus?

    a- A:Any parent may access the campus through the front office. They will
    need to be Badge Passed and escorted to their destination, and escorted
    back, leaving their sticker badge upon leaving. They will need to sign in and
    b- A:If they are level 2 cleared they need to sign in, be Badge Passed and do
    not need an escort. When they sign in they need to indicate their destination
    and sign out and leave their sticker badge upon leaving.

    Q:What if they are staying to volunteer?

    a- A:If not Level 2 cleared they must always be in the sight of a PCSB
    employee, and escorted. They need to be Badge Passed, sign in and sign out,
    leaving their sticker badge upon leaving
    b- A:If level 2 cleared they have to have scheduled times they will be on
    campus and the location. They will need to be Badge Passed sign in and sign
    c- A:Volunteer times need to be limited to a maximum of 2 hours (special
    occasions and field trips will be taken into account). Staff you will have to
    assist with this if you have them volunteering with you. You can call to have
    the L1 (non L2 cleared) to be escorted if you are with your students. Or you
    may escort them yourself.

    Q:What about Pre K parents accessing campus?

    A:Pre K parents have to access daily to sign their child in, it is a requirement of
    their program (federal funding). Pre K parents have ID badges. They will be Badge
    Passed monthly to ensure their clearance.

    Q:What if a parent is a chaperone?

    A:They will need to be a registered volunteer. If a L1 volunteer, then sign in and
    be Badge Passed and stay within the PCSB employee. If L2 cleared, sign in and
    Badge Passed, may leave sight of the PCSB employee.

    Q:Can parents enter the back gate?

    FAQ’s about new safety procedures at Northwest Elementary
    all procedures are based on State and District requirements
    A:Not unless they are a Pre K parent with a PRE K ID badge.

    Q: Can a parent eat lunch with their child?
    A: Yes. Parents will need to sign in, be Badge Passed, L1 will need and escort, L2
    will not need to be escorted. Lunch locations are the picnic tables or court yard.
    Each L1 parent will need to be escorted back (L2 does not need to be) and sign out
    and leave the Badge Pass in the front office.

    We are required to conduct a monthly fire drill and safety drill: weather, active
    assailant, etc.

    Due to students’ safety the date and time will not be publicized. Each week, prior
    to, there will be a School Message reminding families of an active assailant drill.
    Videos and information regarding the active assailant drills is posted on our
    website, PCSB website and within various news media sites.

    If you continue to have questions, please contact M. Brainard at 893-2147 or