Visitors are welcome on our campus. To maximize a visitor's time here, we suggest making prior arrangements with the classroom teacher or principal. All visitors must enter through the front doors of the school office, sign in and secure a visitor's badge. If anyone is seen on campus without a visitor/volunteer or district badge, he/she will be asked to go to the front office and sign in appropriately. An adult must accompany a child visiting our campus at all times.
For the safety of our children and for your information, please note the following district policy, supported by Arizona Law:
"Any visitor who fails to abide by the directions of the administrator in charge and who becomes disruptive in any way will be asked to leave campus. Failure to abide by this or other lawful directives of the administrator may result in assistance through the local law enforcement agency. A person who knowingly abuses a teacher or other school employee on school grounds or while the teacher or employee is engaged in the performance of his or her duties is guilty of a Class 3 Misdemeanor."
We strongly encourage you to check and update your student's Emergency Card and School Year Medication Record with a list of authorized contacts, health conditions and medications needed.
Sunset Canyon has a team that meet regularly to discuss and undergo training in different types of emergencies. Our emergency response plan has been developed by school and district teams to ensure that all schools meet and exceed emergency response preparedness guidelines established by the united States, the Arizona Department of Education and the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management.
Emergency Response Directions
Dear Sunset Canyon Parents/Guardians:
The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. Our school and the school district regularly plan and practice to ensure we are prepared for emergencies. This letter will inform you of some of the procedures we will follow to protect our students during an emergency.
What happens during an emergency. During an emergency, school administrators will secure the campus in what is called a lockdown. Classroom doors are locked, gates to the campus are closed and locked, and no one is permitted to enter or exit the campus until school administrators give the all-clear signal. If there is immediate danger, teachers will stop lessons, close window blinds, turn off lights and direct students to the most secure area of the classroom or building. School personnel work closely with public safety officials during emergencies.
Students may be kept on campus. In the event of a chemical spill or other immediate danger to health and safety, public safety officials may direct the school o keep students on campus, even after school hours, until the all-clear signal is given.
If such an emergency occurs, students will be released only to an adult who has been identified as a parent, guardian or emergency contact on your student's Emergency Card. It is important that you complete this card at the beginning of every school year and update it as needed.
The school district is prepared to provide food, water, and the medications listed on your child's School Year Medication Record to your child if we are directed to hold students on campus.
Students may be relocated off campus. An emergency situation may require students to be relocated to a location different from their home school. The five district high schools serve as relocation sites for all schools. Updated information by telephone dialer, email and text messaging will apprise parents of the relocation site.
What To Do If Your Child Is Kept On Campus During An Emergency.
To keep phone lines free for emergency use, do not call the school. Information will be provided on the PVschools.net website, by telephone dialers, email or possibly text message, and through the news media. This will include information on when and where to pick up your student.
If you speak with your student on a cell phone, remind them of the importance of following the directions of their teachers and public safety officials.
I strongly encourage you to check and update your student's Emergency Card and School Year Medication Record with a list of authorized contacts, health conditions and medications needed.
Please call me if you have any questions or concerns about our emergency plans or procedures.