Page 6Email is a critical form of communication. Administration will send a weekly newsletter via email. Also, important information regarding school events and due dates will be sent via email. Teachers are expected to check email at least twice daily. Responses to emails should be made within 24 hours. Email passwords must be changed every 60 days or when prompted.Emergency Closing of School
The Superintendent has the authority to close school. Teachers will receive emergency information via the intercom and/or email. If school is closed outside of the school day, the school phone tree will be employed to inform everyone.
Emergency Drill Procedures
Emergency drills will be practiced monthly. A laminated emergency card should be kept with the student roster, and another should be posted in the classroom with primary and secondary exits clearly noted.
Teachers should be familiar with the following codes:
- FIRE-one continuous sound to leave the building, pulsating sound to re-enter the building. Hold the green card up if you have accounted for all your students. Hold the red card up if you are missing students.
- BOMB THREAT-same as fire
- SEVERE WEATHER/TORNADO-short pulsating sounds over the intercom
- LOCK DOWN-announcement made by administrator/office staff over the intercom.
- “PREPARE FOR A FULL LOCK DOWN” - listen for message that the lock down is over.
REFER TO THE LEON COUNTY SCHOOLS CRISIS RESPONSE MANUAL FOR LOCK DOWN PROCEDURES.
Refer to the Leon County Schools Crisis Response Manual for lock down procedures.
We will communicate crisis procedures via the PA, along with the codes.
Employee Assistance Program
The Leon County School District provides a program intended to help employees and their families who are suffering from persistent problems, which might jeopardize an employee’s health and continued employment. The problems may include alcoholism, drug abuse, emotional or other concerns such as health, family, financial, legal or vocational difficulties. RECORDS SHALL BE HELD IN CONFIDENCE. Employees may call the Employee Assistance Office at 488-7104 to request these services. Please visit http://leonschools.schoolwires.net/Page/2249 for more information.
Equipment Use and Checkout
A Temporary Removal of Property form must be filled out for any equipment removed from ORES. This includes laptop computers. Lost or damaged equipment is the responsibility of the person who signed the form.
True North Logic Evaluation Connect will be the evaluation tool for instructional staff. Administrators will use the Evaluation Connect tool to complete classroom observations.
Faculty Committee Assignments
All faculty members will serve on at least one (1) school committee. Signups for these committees will be held at the beginning of each school year.