Dear Bayview Family,
As we begin the new year, there are several safety and security initiatives to bring to your attention. I appreciate everyone’s cooperation, adherence and patience as we implement these new procedures to ensure the safety of all our students and staff.
SUPERVISION: Student hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Per district policy, student supervision is only provided 30 minutes before and after school. Gates and doors will remain locked until breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. All students will report to the cafeteria between 7:30 and 7:50. The first bell will ring at 7:50 a.m. for students to prepare for class, and instruction will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must report to the office and are considered tardy; their attendance will be adjusted according to their arrival time. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. and all students must be picked up at that time. Parents will not be allowed in the school during arrival or dismissal, and must report to the office all with questions or concerns. Students who must be signed out early must be signed out in the office by a parent or previously authorized representative before 1:30 p.m.
CAMPUS VISITS: Visitors must report to the front office and present photo identification when entering. No access will be permitted, nor will students or information be released, without identification. All visitors on campus must wear school-issued visitor badges on their upper body in a visible location at all times while on campus. All visitors are required to leave through the front office. Parking will be limited, as the parking lot will be locked. Visitors should plan to park briefly (30 minutes or less) in the bus loop between 8:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Otherwise, visitors should plan to park at George English Park and walk around the exterior of the campus to the front door. Please note that all classroom doors will be locked at all times.
FIRST WEEK PROCEDURES: Parents will be allowed to walk their children to class for the first three days only, and should plan to leave at the 8:00 bell. The fourth day (Monday, August 20,2018) will be Independence Day, and all students (kindergarten through fifth grades) will be expected to walk to class independently. Parents should plan to say goodbye in the car or at the gate. Students will be supervised by staff and escorted by patrols as they walk to their assigned areas.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers for classrooms, school events or field trips must be cleared in the district’s electronic volunteer system (STAR) prior to coming to school. All parents are encouraged to complete the application to volunteer now at www.getinvolvedineducation.com to be cleared for events well in advance of volunteer opportunities. The clearance process can take up to three weeks, so applying early is important. Volunteers need to reapply for this clearance every year. Anyone not cleared by the district system will NOT be allowed access to events or classrooms. Visitors and volunteers will only be allowed by appointment.
GATES: Perimeter gates will remained locked during the school day, including the staff parking lot. Visitors may briefly park in front of the school in the bus loop between 8:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Otherwise, visitors must park at George English park and walk around the exterior of the campus to the front office. Visitors should not park in spaces marked STAFF, and are subject to being towed.
COMMUNICATION: Any changes in student information or dismissal must be communicated in writing or in person. Changes will not be accepted over the phone or from unauthorized persons, for security or identification purposes.
TRAFFIC: Vehicular traffic must obey state and local regulations. Violations are subject to ticketing by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Violations include:
- Cell phone use in school zones
- Excessive speed
- Disregarding traffic signs
- Unauthorized parking on roadways, swales, and yards
- Endangering pedestrians and bicyclists
DRILLS: Per state statute, schools will continue to have 1 fire drill per month. Additionally, schools will now implement 1 code red (lock down) drill per month. Students will be taught the proper procedures for all drills at the start of the year, and be reminded monthly of expected behaviors.
BADGES: Students will be issued student identification badges by the school to wear during school. Should you ever find one outside school property, please return it to our office immediately.
UNIFORMS: Students are expected to adhere to the district’s Code of Conduct dress code, and specifically to our school’s uniform requirements. Refer to the school website for details of the school uniform expectation.