Health and Safety
Safe Routes To School San Carlos School District has now joined the San Mateo County Office of Education in their countywide Safe Routes to School program! The ultimate goal is “To make San Mateo County a healthier, safer, more sustainable and environmentally sound community with improved air quality and less traffic congestion by reducing the number of school related automobile trips.” Through a partnership with the City and coordination with the school resources officer, we are working to make Safe Routes to School Programs a permanent part of San Carlos.
Read More About Safe Routes to School:
- National Safe Routes to School Website
- SMCOE Safe Routes to School Program
- TL Traffic Safety Brochure
- Kangado Mobile App. Website
- Traffic Safety Guide
- Teen Safe Driving Guide – Parent Resources
- Goodyear Road Safety Whitepaper
Funding for this program is made possible by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County
Big Five Emergency Response Information
The San Mateo County Office of Education has been working in partnership with the San Mateo County Sheriff, the Office of Emergency Services, the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association, and a community Emergency Response Task Force to create a standardized set of protocols for emergency response in schools.
While the work continues and a more extensive Emergency Management Plan for Schools will be released later this year, these five Immediate Response protocols for school or The Big Five, as they are called here, are ready for release. The information has been reviewed and endorsed by all San Mateo County’s Police Chiefs and Sheriff Commanders. The strength of this work is in the use of common language that means the same thing from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, school district to school district, PreK – high school.
- The Big Five – One Page Overview –
- The Big Five – School Emergency Guidelines – Includes the protocol definitions and expanded descriptions of when to employ each of the five protocols
- The Big Five – Administrator and Staff Packet – School administrators may contact Nancy Magee at email@example.com if they are interested in additional resources. An administrator packet and a staff packet, both of which include Step-by-Step guidelines, are available.
- San Mateo County Fire Service – The Big Five
California Healthy Kids Survey
Every other year, the State of California requires that all school districts have students in 7th grade complete the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) core modules. The CHKS core modules are the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. It has been our practice in the past to also survey 5th graders. This allows us to follow students as a cohort as they move through 7th grade. In 2016, we are expanded the surveys to include all students in 4th through 7th grades. We also added two supplemental modules: the Resilience & Youth Development Module and the Physical Health & Nutrition Module.
If you wish to view the surveys, click the link below:
Click this link to see the results of the survey.
If you have any questions about the surveys, or you would like more information, please feel free to contact the SCSD Wellness Director, Mindy Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurse’s Guide To Kids’ Health And Safety
Have you ever wondered about common illnesses and how to treat them? This guide from RN to BSN.org contains very useful information for you and your family.
- Common School Illnesses
- Basic Personal Hygiene Musts
- Children’s Health
- Food Allergies in School
- Additional Resources