Roosevelt International Middle School
Comprehensive School Safety Plan 2020-2021
CRITERION 1: Assessment of current status of school crime and site response to crime data
6/26/2020 – 10/26/2020
Based on the criminal data, develop a response below as to how your school community will improve on
the current year’s trend. Identify appropriate strategies and programs to provide or maintain a high level
of school safety, to include on site as well as to and from school.
We provide supervision in the neighborhood across the street during dismissal. We also communicate with
our neighbors and students regarding any incidents that pertain to our students, sometimes via our school
wide video broadcast. In addition, we have secure night security cameras and floodlights to augment our
school safety and prevent crimes. We have noticed that most crimes near our area actually take place in
Balboa Park. There are some incidents with transients loitering; however, our entire school is surrounded
by fencing and we ensure that the gates are locked during the school day. Security assistance and teachers
are vigilant about any strangers on campus. In addition, we have an electronic check-in system that prints
a name tag for every visitor, including their name and destination.
CRITERION 2: Child abuse reporting procedures
All staff reviewed the Child Abuse Reporting procedures and signed off that they understand and will follow
the process. Staff complete an online training, including tests, to prove that they understand the procedure and
the purpose of Child Abuse Reporting.
In addition, we have discussed the importance of this procedure in staff meetings and remind staff of their
mandated report obligations to complete the reporting forms if they have any concerns about child abuse. This
information is also included in our faculty handbook.
CRITERION 3: Disaster procedures, routine, and emergency
The Site Emergency Response Plan is reviewed annually with the SDUSD Police Department. While a Public
version is available for inspection, a Confidential version is kept in the site’s Emergency Response Box and
reviewed annually with site staff.
Describe below when the plans are reviewed with staff and the type of drill held by with staff and students:
We have reviewed the entire safety plan as well as the safety team assignments at various staff meetings. In addition,
we have had Officer Garcia train our safety teams every year for several years.
Every year we conduct a fire drill in the second week of school and review safety drill procedures with our student
on the school broadcast. We also participate in the statewide Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill every October.
We conduct numerous types of drills yearly, including earthquake, fire, lockdown, and shelter-in-place. We have
published information about our safety drill procedures on our website and in our parent updates that our Principal
sends out each week. In addition, the Site Emergency Response Plan is available on our school website under school
CRITERION 4: Policies and acts related to suspension, expulsion, or mandatory expulsion
This mandate is outlined in Administrative Procedures 6290 and 6295, and “Report on Suspension” form, Stock item
22-R-2220 (English), and item 22-R-2222 (Spanish).
Describe below details on how staff is in-serviced on these procedures and how the community is informed of the
process (parent conferences, student handbooks, etc.):
Our suspension, expulsion and zero tolerance policy is reviewed in the first week of school in our student planner by
the teachers. During the second week of school, we have School Culture assemblies in which we review these policies
with students. Our parents are informed of these policies when they review and sign their student’s handbook as well
as in the November parent conferences and the Principal’s weekly updates. The information is also on our website and
the student handbook is posted on our website. Our staff have reviewed our discipline policy and procedures in our
Faculty Handbook at the beginning of the year and have signed that they understand them.
CRITERION 5 :Notification to teachers of dangerous students
To meet this mandate, refer to Administrative Procedure 4613 and incorporate information. Site administrators are
obligated to tell staff about students considered dangerous or troublesome, but it is important that the students’ rights
be respected as well.
Describe below how staff is notified of students considered dangerous or troublesome:
Teachers that are in direct contact with a dangerous student are notified in person or via email.
In addition, counselors and teachers are notified when we receive dangerous students from Juvenile Hall or coming back
CRITERION 6: Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation, Sexual Harassment, Hate Violence
Administrative Procedure 108, 0112 and 6290.
The Sexual Harassment and Non-Discrimination policies are in the Mandated Employee training for all SDUSD Employees.
Staff is required to review the district policy and procedures regarding discrimination and sexual harassment in an online training with testing to ensure that they have understood the policies.
We also let staff know that administrators are available to discuss any questions they may have about the policies.
In addition, as an International Baccalaureate school, we value diversity, open-mindedness, and caring as part of our IB Learner Profile traits.
Parents can meet with a counselor or administrator or file a complaint with the Quality Assurance Office if they have concerns about discrimination or sexual harassment
CRITERION 7: The provisions of any school wide dress code
Referring to Administrative Procedure 6270 and Board Education Policy H-6050 can address this mandate. Be sure to
incorporate into your plan the language that addresses the wearing of gang attire, including the fact that the wearing of
gang attire is NOT protected under the first amendment.
Describe below your site’s dress code along with how students, parents and staff are informed and any reference to your
student handbook and/or website:
Students, staff and parents are informed via: new student orientation, first week of school packet, website, handbook,
Schoolmessenger message, parent meetings, and personal phone calls. The rationale for our dress code, which is to provide a
safe and secure learning environment for our students, is described more in depth in the student planner, which states:
Uniform/Dress Code Policy
The Roosevelt Middle School uniform policy is in place to develop a positive learning environment that promotes school community
spirit, encourages positive behavior, and ensures student safety. It is a school-wide expectation that all Roosevelt students abide by the
guidelines below. Uniform attire may be purchased at the Financial Office. Students not in uniform will be sent to the Loaner Room to
borrow appropriate clothing for the day.
Tops - Roosevelt shirt or solid-colored polo shirt in gray, white, or maroon; includes shirts as part of school sanctioned clubs/activities;
no visible undergarments
Bottoms - Pants and shorts in khaki or black only: plaid skirts in school colors; no visible undergarments
Outerwear - Solid color gray, white, khaki, maroon or black; no logos (except IB), no lettering or designs
Shoes - Closed toe, rubber soled; no slippers, flip flops, sandals, etc.
Headwear - Not allowed – no hats, beanies, doo-rags, bandanas, or headwear of any kind except for Roosevelt hats
Jewelry/Body Art - No facial piercings, spiked jewelry, or visible tattoos (including temporary tattoos)
PE Uniforms - PE uniforms are to be worn only during PE class. They are not to be worn under or over the standard uniform.
CRITERION 8: Procedures to ensure safety of students, staff, and parents/guardians while going to and from school
In order to meet this criterion, refer to the district's emergency procedures. You should refer to current site maps and Crimemapping.com
data. Verify the safe and proper avenues of travel for students, staff, and parents.
Describe below your plan in case of an accident, fire, earthquake, or other emergency affects these routes:
(1) Roosevelt International Middle School’s Site Emergency Response Plan includes a site map, designating planned evacuation routes,
assembly areas, utilities shut-off valves, first aid/supply stations, and designated areas for prolonged student/staff care, and are in accordance
with Emergency Procedures #15. This plan contains procedures for fire, earthquake, lockdown, and shelter in place and is clearly outlined
in the Comprehensive Site Safety Plan and is updated annually.
(2) All students and staff review site evacuation procedures including primary/alternate routes and assembly areas, assigned responsibilities,
and actions to take. Staff review the Site Emergency Plan at the beginning of every year. Site evacuation map is included in the plan. Drills
are held to practice these procedures.
(3) As part of Roosevelt’s security plan, access to the school grounds is limited by securing all gates by 5 minutes after the first class begins.
Visitors must present themselves at the front desk in the school office, and express their purpose for coming onto campus. All visitors are
required to wear a school identification badge and to sign-in at the front office. All staff members are responsible for ensuring a safe campus
by reporting suspicious individuals to the administrator. Security measures are in place for the arrival and pickup time of students attending
the after school program.
(4) Staff have daily access to entering campus before their established on-site work hours through gates on Upas St and Zoo Dr; staff leaving
grounds early are required to sign-out at the front office. Prior to school dismissal, school gates are unlocked by campus security to allow for
students and staff to leave freely after school. Custodial staff are responsible for securing all gates every evening.
(5) In the Student Planner/Handbook, students and parents are reminded that school behavior expectations are in effect in route to and from
school, as well as during extra-curricular school activities both on and off campus. Students are also reminded during assemblies, RooTube
broadcast Announcements as well as on an “as needed” basis.
6) Teachers are assigned to supervision posts throughout the school including the perimeter of the school before and after school. We have
communicated with parents about safe driving and the recommended pickup and drop-off spots. In addition, we have communicated with
School Police and SDPD about traffic issues as well as some of the transient issues and they have been patrolling the surrounding streets
and areas to deter traffic violations and potential issues with strangers interacting with students.
Our evacuation area is in the south field. Our alternative evacuation is along Upas Street or the Education Center if we had to go to another
school site. The evacuation maps are posted in every classroom. In addition, we conduct numerous evacuation drills throughout the year.
CRITERION 9: Safe and orderly school environment
This deals with not only creating a safe school environment, but also an effective discipline policy that maintains that environment. Refer
to Administrative Procedure 6270 and incorporate these policies.
Describe how you share these procedures with your school community—not just with your students, staff, and parent/guardian, but also
how you work with local fire and law enforcement authorities. Include details on what you are doing to improve communication, both
with the partners in your school community and between on-campus organizations or groups of students.
Students, staff and parents are informed about our discipline policies via: new student orientation, first week of school packet, website,
handbook, Schoolmessenger parent emails and phone calls, parent meetings, parent newsletters, and personal phone calls. We invite parents
to communicate with us through various committees including our Roofriends Foundation. We also participate in community service
activities that encourage positive interactions with our students. Our Rootube morning broadcast continually addresses issues of inclusivity
and creating a supportive and nurturing environment for all students. We also teach and reinforce our International Baccalaureate Learner
Profile Traits of caring, communicator, risk-taker, open-minded, etc. in lessons, in our student planner, and with our IB Awards. Our principal
sends weekly updates to parents via telephone calls, emails, and pdf files.
In addition, our Associated Student Body, counselors, and clubs such as Gay/Straight/Alliance club plan and coordinate various activities such
as Kindness Week, Peace One Day dance and celebration, Say No to Drugs week, and other school wide awareness and activity campaigns.
Our 8th grade students also implement their Community Service Projects which have included various activities or services to strengthen our
safe, orderly and supportive school environment.
In addition, our School Culture Committee has participated in numerous professional development opportunities towards creating a positive
classroom environment, including Restorative Justice Practices and Social/Emotional Nearpod lessons which focus on staff making connections
with students and building a supportive classroom community between students. This year our staff is continuing to implement restorative practices
in the classroom. Our school focus is creating a positive school culture.
CRITERION 10: Assisted Rescue Protocols
During natural disasters, fires, or black-outs, equipment used to assist individuals between elevate floors, stages, or multi-level walkways may
become inoperable. Blind, mental disability, etc.
Please describe the site’s plans to assist individuals with limited mobility. Include the equipment used, the training conducted with staff on the
use of such equipment and where the equipment is stored in preparation of an emergency.
Our students with limited mobility do not take classes on the second floor of our building. Most of our school is located on the ground floor so
this does not cause a problem. Our students with a significant disabilities are constantly supervised by a paraeducator, a teacher, and/or a peer
tutor, so they would be fully assisted in case of an emergency. The teachers on each floor whose classrooms are closest to the elevator have an
elevator key so that they are always available to operate the elevator in an emergency.
CRITERION 11: School Safety Committee formation
The law outlines who has to be on your committee, generally your site governance team, or a specially designated school safety committee.
Their work in developing your plan must involve the consultation of a law enforcement representative. This can be done with our district’s
own police department.
Describe below when and where the presentation to your School Site Council was conducted. If it was not held during a School Site Council
meeting, describe how it was presented. The meeting must provide an opportunity for members of the public to share an opinion of the plan.
Include how you announced the meeting to your school community. Your plan must include a list of people on your school safety committee,
their role, and how their participation was coordinated in developing your plan.
The SGT meeting was announced via Schoolmessenger via parent emails and phone calls.
We reviewed our Comprehensive School Safety Plan at our SGT meeting on November 5, 2020.