School Safety

 
Lifeline Education Charter School (LECS) is committed to ensuring the safety and health of all students, staff, and visitors. 
 
Providing for and preserving a safe learning environment that is conducive for learning is paramount on the minds of LECS staff, faculty, and administration. As has been our history, LECS continues to be proactive in the goal of maintaining a safe and secure campus where "academic excellence" can be achieved. 
 
 
School Safety Plan
 
California public school districts are required to comply with California Education Code Section 32281, dealing with the preparation of school safety plans. The Comprehensive School Safety Plan addresses these requirements and includes violence prevention, emergency preparedness, traffic safety, crisis intervention, and wellness.
 
Parents may learn more about the Comprehensive School Safety Plan from the Campus Administrator or Business Office. 

Closed Campus Policy

 

Any student who leaves the Lifeline campus during the school day is in violation of the Closed Campus policy unless he/she has authorization from the front office based on parent/guardian approval on record (written note required) in the School Office prior to leaving campus. Any staff person who is responsible for student attendance shall refer a student in violation of this policy to the Campus Administrator or designee.

 

Students must sign out at the reception desk if leaving school before the end of the regular school day. Students who become ill during the school day must go to the Main Office to get parent/guardian permission and clearance to leave campus and must sign out at the reception desk before leaving school. 

Visitors on School Campuses
 
Lifeline Education Charter School (LECS) values parent and school partnership and it is our belief that we share the responsibility for our students’ success. We encourage our parents to be a part of our school, meet with teachers, and even observe their students’ classrooms. Therefore, LECS has an open observation policy for our parents. All campus visitors must follow the Campus Visitation Policy.
Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Violence-Prevention and Prohibition

Lifeline does not tolerate the use, possession, distribution or sale of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or related paraphernalia by students on school campuses or at school-sponsored activities. 
Anti-Bullying
 
Lifeline believes all students have the right to a safe and civil learning environment. Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are all disruptive behaviors which interfere with students’ ability to learn, negatively affect student engagement, diminish school safety, and contribute to a hostile school environment. As such, Lifeline prohibits any acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying related to school activity or school attendance.
 
For more information, please see the LECS Anti-Bullying Policy.
Emergency Response Plan

In the event that there is an emergency, parents should remember that public schools are among the safest places in the community.  For more information on Lifeline's Emergency Response Procedures, please see the Comprehensive Safety Plan
 
Students will only be released to a person whose name is listed on the student’s Emergency Card. Be sure to notify the school any time there is a change to your student's Emergency Card. 
Emergency Communication

Lifeline uses a notification system called School Messenger to communicate with parents and staff, regarding emergency situations, attendance, school events and other important information impacting you and your child. School Messenger allows us to send voice messages to your family’s home, work or cell phones, and also contact you through text messaging. Note: Parents and guardians are responsible for the cost of text messages if selected as a means of communication.
 
Keeping parents more informed and involved leads to higher student achievement and student safety. Please help us by ensuring we have your current contact information. You may update your contact information through Infinite Campus. 
Administration of Medication
 
LECS staff is responsible for overseeing the administration of medication to students attending LECS during regular school hours, including before- or after-school programs, field trips, extracurricular or co-curricular activities, and camps or other activities that typically involve at least one overnight stay from home. It is imperative that practices followed in the Administration of Medication Policy be carefully followed to ensure the safety of our students and the legal protection of our employees.
Integrated Pest Management Policy
 
Lifeline Education Charter School recognizes that maintenance of a safe, clean and healthful environment for students and staff is essential to learning. It is our goal to ensure that measures are taken to provide safe and effective, pest control while protecting students, staff, the environment, and school properties and assets. For more information, please see the Integrated Pest Management Policy
Wellness Policy
 
Lifeline Education Charter School recognizes the critical relationship between health, nutrition, and academic achievement. Thus, Lifeline has developed this Wellness Policy (“Policy”) and built a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, nutrition services, health promotion, and counseling services, in addition to a healthy school environment that encourages students to adopt healthy behaviors that will improve the performance of students, staff, and parents year-round. For more information, please see the Wellness Policy