Campus Support, School Safety, & Campus Improvements

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a one-of-a-kind national program aimed at providing positive male role models at over 4,700 schools across the country.  The program is open to fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and any other adult father figures. These D.O.G.S. are asked to volunteer at least one full school day a year.

During their volunteer day, the D.O.G.S. are in the students’ classrooms, patrolling the school, and being a presence on the playground.  It is one of the best days of the year for these awesome father figures and the students! They are able to get a glimpse into the everyday happenings of the school while being a positive male role model for the whole student body.

For more information regarding this program, contact osowatchdogs@gmail.com or see the national website at www.fathers.com/watchdogs/.

School Improvements

We love our school! In addition to our many other programs, we also use PTA funds to beautify and improve our school.  Past projects include the addition of an electronic marquee and installation of water bottle re-fill stations. Ongoing projects include:  bulletin board maintenance, purchase of recess and PE equipment, classroom supplies, and reimbursement of teacher expenses.

Another favorite beautification project at Oso Grande is our annual Spring Spruce-up.  We receive generous donations of mulch and supplies, and parent volunteers work alongside their children to weed, plant, mulch, and clean our campus.  It is always a rewarding and worthwhile effort!

School & Personal Safety

We are always focused on ways to keep our kids safe at school.  We have a safety committee in place to research and explore new and improved safety efforts.  Any questions please contact

What should you do if you see an adult or even an older child on campus and they do not have an identity sticker on? 

Walk up to them and politely ask them to check into the main office and display their sticker. 

 

What should you do if you see a child or adult collapse? 

Ask if they are ok, are they conscious? Tell someone specific to call 911 then have them go and get AED and one way valve (health office and bring it back to you). Even if person is conscious initially, medical conditions can deteriorate fast! Always have the AED handy! There will be a CPR/First Aid/AED training offered on Oct 23 from 7-9p for $45. 

 

What should you do if you see someone on campus with a gun?

Find a phone and dial #6#00  to use the intercom system to alert the school. State what and where the danger is. 

 

What should you do if you are on the blacktop, in the library or in a STEAM lab and a lockdown is called? 

Go to the nearest room in which you can go and activate the lock block. Move away from doors and windows. Silence phone. 

 

How can you best Support the students and Staff in case of a large earthquake?

If a large earthquake occurs when you are on campus find the safest place to ride out the earthquake.   Once the quake has passed and you have determined it’s safe to move, go to the nearest classroom or office and determine the best way to assist a classroom and reunify with your student(s).  

 

If you are on campus volunteering and a disaster occurs can you take your student with you?

You must first follow protocol to check your student out properly so that all students are accounted for. 

 

If a disaster occurs, natural or otherwise, do we have trauma kits?

Yes, we have 2 trauma kits in the shed marked “Disaster Shed” located to the right side of the school (if looking at the school from the blacktop) 

  1. AEDs- we currently have one AED located in the nurse’s office.  An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. Using AEDs as soon as possible after sudden cardiac arrest, within 3-4 minutes, can lead to a 60% survival rate.* CPR is of value because it supports the circulation and ventilation of the victim until an electric shock delivered by an AED can restore the fibrillating heart to normal.

    We plan on providing 2 more AEDs this school year to ensure our children’s and any adult on campus safety!

 

  1. Raptor System-This system provides a visitor management system that keeps unwanted people out. It screens for sex offender and alerts staff of custody violations. It provides a volunteer management system so that volunteers can easily be screened and tracked. And it provides an Emergency Management System to help with preparedness, response and recovery.
  1. What is our school doing to prepare for man-made or natural disasters or emergencies? 
    1. Emergency protocol for Parents/Volunteers/Visitors on Campus
    2. Lock Blocks on all classroom and office doors to allow for doors to be locked quickly
    3. Supervisors wear brightly colored vests to increase visibility
    4. Training for all Volunteers, Watch DOGS and staff
    5. Campus walkthroughs/meetings with safety team, maintenance staff, and the District 
    6. Communication
      1. Landline phone in every room. Can be used to make school wide announcements by dialing #6#00*
      2. “Remind” app- teacher/staff wide text system
      3. Walkie Talkies  
  1. Safety and Health Resources on Campus
  • When volunteering/visiting the school, always sign in and display sticker. New protocol when Raptor system is in place
  • Landline phones in each room that can be used as a school wide intercom system
  • Trauma kits
    • 2 kits are located in the emergency sheds, located on the Kindergarten side of the school
  • Nurses office
    • In the main office. Staffed part time. T/Th 7:40a-12:40p M/W/F 8a-1p
  • AED – Diagnoses and treats life threatening heart problems
    • Should be brought any time a child (or adult)  has collapsed. Follow instructions on AED.
    • Located in the nurse’s office.  Second and third AEDs coming soon!
  • In each classroom
    • Emergency supply of food, water, first aid kit, toilet
    • Landline
    • Lanyard system 
  1. Training for safety
  • Teachers and Staff
    • Emergency response plan, Epipen, AED, first aid and other health related topics
  • Volunteers and Watch DOGS
    • Increased safety training and resources provided to all volunteers
  • Interested in more information or training? 
    • Initial safety training for all volunteers -Date and time TBD
    • Watch DOGS orientation- Date and time TBD
    • Red Ribbon Week –  Date and time TBD
    • PTA Association meetings – Date and time TBD
    • Info on PTA website – www.osograndepta.com and App “Oso Grande Grizzlies” Please enable push notifications
  1. How will the school notify me in case of emergency??
    • Very important to keep your student portal information up to date! In case of emergency, the contact information in this portal will be used to contact you via phone call, text, email in case of an emergency.
    • You can update your portal at www.portal.capousd.org 
    • In an emergency, the phone numbers on the emergency list  will be called until a person answers the phone. Pertinent information with what to do and where to go will be included.
  1. Resources – How do I keep up to date with everything going on at our school?

Last year we hosted our first annual Healthy Heart Screening for our Grizzly students and their families! 

Last year we screened 112 kids and adults with 1 child and 1 adult found to have “borderline” issues and 3 adults were found to have results “outside the normal limits”. The findings “outside of normal limits” could be serious or potentially life threatening conditions. We believe at least one life was protected from this screening!!! 

Heartfelt provides cardiac screenings in order to save lives from preventable tragedies due to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD).  Echocardiograms (ECHO) and Electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) are offered for a nominal donation, per screening.

For this school year, 2019-2020, we will be offering this life saving service on Friday February 7th 4p-8p in the MPR. Sign ups and payment links will be provided approximately one month prior.  Screenings are open to Oso Grande families, minimum age is 5 years old. Don’t miss out!

Want further information about Heartfelt, please go to www.heartfeltcreening.org