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Middle School Students Demonstrating on National School Walkout Day 3-14-18
JSHS Students Demonstrate on National School Walkout Day 3-14-18
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT...
April 2018

Greetings Community Members,

The events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018 are having a deep and lasting impact in the John Swett Unified School District. Our entire professional community has been impacted emotionally by the horrific events of that day and we are taking active steps to ensure the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors to our school sites. We have began efforts to tighten our security measures at our schools, better train staff and students to deal with an active shooter scenario on campus, and implemented a new "threat assessment protocol" that involves law enforcement where appropriate.

While not going into too much detail, we have hardened our school sites to unwanted intruders. Our security systems are being upgraded and we have a way to respond quickly to any situation that may occur on a school campus. We are conducting a new round of lock-down drills to make sure our students know what to do in case of an emergency. In addition, we have implemented a new "threat assessment protocol" to evaluate comments or threats made by students or others. Part of this threat assessment procedure is to determine if the comments made are credible. We are involving law enforcement in the determination of credibility. If we (school officials and law enforcement) find that a threat is credible, we will contact the entire school community and take all necessary precautions. Please keep in mind that we may be limited in how much we can share publicly about any given situation as student privacy rights may be involved. However, please rest assured that once we indicate that a campus is safe and that students are secure, we have gone through an extensive process to make that determination. If you ever have specific questions about a situation, you can also call me personally at 925-639-7408 (my cell phone).

On March 14th, many of our students elected to show their support for ending gun violence by participating in supervised (voluntary) activities at each of our schools. The activities were developmentally appropriate, safe, and gave students an opportunity to voice their thoughts and emotions about recent events. We have an amazing picture of our middle school students forming a human heart. It is worth a look.

We take the safety, welfare, and education of our students as the most important aspect of our service to the community. We welcome your input and involvement in our schools and we want to know your viewpoints about ways to help keep our students and staff safe. While we are taking these steps to ensure our schools are safe, we want you all to know that our sites are warm, welcoming, and conducive to student learning.

Respectfully,

Charles Miller, Ed. D.
Superintendent
John Swett Unified School District
2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Rodeo Hills is proud to announce kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration starts Monday, January 22nd, and lasts from 9-3 each day. Kindergarten Law regarding kindergarten birthday start dates has changed. To be eligible for Kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old on or before September 1. Students who turn 5 years old on or after September 2nd through December 2nd are eligible to enroll in our “transitional kindergarten” program. For more information on transitional kindergarten, please feel free to drop by RHES anytime or check out http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderinfo.asp

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING FOR REGISTRATION:

Original Birth Certificate from the country, county, or state (Copies will not be accepted)
Immunization Records: State Law requires that all Kindergarten students entering school have up-to-date shots. No Exceptions
Proof of Residency: You must provide 2 proofs of residency. Utility bill, mortgage papers, property tax payment, rental property contract, lease, voter registration, pay stub etc. are also acceptable

We do not accept driver’s license
Thank you, Phillips 66, for your continued support and generosity!