School Safety

School Safety

SCHOOL SAFETY

The safety and well-being of Montvue Scholars, your children, is our #1 concern and highest priority. For this reason, our school strives to meet or exceed the California State Department of Educations requirements for a Safe School Environment. At Montvue, we work endlessly to:

  • Convey an atmosphere in which members of the school community feel comfortable.
  • Encourage open lines of communication among school personnel, students and parents and provides a well-established system for students and parents to report problems.
  • Clearly define rules for students' conduct and enforce them in a consistent and nondiscriminatory manner.
  • Have discipline policies known by all, that cover issues such as violence, drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Support proactive programs that help students learn to use alternatives to violence and enhance ethnic and cultural relations.
  • Invite and sustain visible parent presence on campus to promote safety.
  • Ensure the buildings and grounds are well-maintained.

Arriving and Leaving Campus Safety education is stressed in all of our classrooms during the school year. We hope you will observe sensible safety rules when going to and from school using the Safest Routes To School map as a guide (see map found in the “Opening of the Year” packet).

  • Please model for your children safe and lawful pedestrian behaviors—always use the crosswalks located at the traffic lights when crossing San Bernardino Road.
  • Use the sidewalks at all times.
  • To cross the school parking lot, parents and students must utilize the designated crosswalk AT ALL TIMES.

Closed Campus Policy Montvue implements a Closed Campus Policy. A Closed Campus Policy means that only current students of Montvue Elementary School are allowed on campus during regular school hours.

  • Adults are not allowed past our school gates unless conducting school business.
  • All adults conducting school business must report directly to the front office upon entering the school premises. School business includes, enrolling a child in school, taking a child out of school early, volunteering for the school or a classroom, visiting your child’s classroom, scheduling a teacher or principal meeting, etc.
  • All adults conducting school business must follow the rules and procedures outlined in the “Classroom Visitors and/or Volunteers” section below. 

Classroom Visitors and/or Volunteers: In accordance to California Penal Code, persons not employed with the Pomona Unified School District must check into the front office upon entering the school campus.

Checking In and Out Procedures

  • All visitors and volunteers must report to the front office immediately and are required to sign-in before visiting the school’s campus and/or any classroom. In addition to the safety of our students, having visitors sign in and out:
    • will allow our school to know who is on campus at all times. Especially in the event of a major disaster, we need to account for all individuals on our campus.
    • will allow our school to receive credit for volunteer hours.
  • DO NOT go directly to the classroom or any other area of the school to pick up your child, deliver items, or give your child a message. For the safety of your child, the teacher will NOT release your child to you without prior notification from the office. In addition, these interruptions are VERY disruptive to the instructional program.
  • All visitors and volunteers must obtain a Visitor’s Pass in the front office. Any adults found on campus without a Visitor’s Pass are in violation of California Penal Code.
  • All visitors and volunteers are required to sign-out and return the Visitor’s Pass to the front desk.

Important Note: Unless it is an emergency, do not call the school with requests to give messages to your child. Calls to classrooms are very disruptive. Ed Code #32212 requires that governing boards adopt policies to minimize classroom interruptions. “Interruptions and distractions shall be controlled and avoided where possible to ensure that teachers can dedicate classroom time to the instruction of students.”