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Safety Procedures

Emergency Procedures: 

In a case where our school has an emergency, we will have procedures to follow to make sure that your child is safe. Each classroom is equipped with a supply of emergency food and water and medical first aids. Each staff member has been trained in CPR and has practiced the procedures for each disaster. 

In the event of a major disaster:

  1. No student will be dismissed from school unless a parent, or individual previously designated by a parent on the emergency card, comes for him/her.
  1. No student will be allowed to leave with another person, even a relative or baby-sitter, unless that particular person is listed on the student’s emergency card. With this in mind, please keep these cards up-to-date.
  1. On arriving at school in the aftermath of an earthquake or other disaster, proceed to the office or table outside the office to sign out your child.

*Please remember keep your emergency card information in the school office up-to-date.



For the safety of Clifford students, all visitors and volunteers must report to the office and sign in upon arrival at school, you will be asked to wear a nametag for identification purposes. We love when our Clifford graduates visit, but we ask that they do so after school hours. While some school staff may recognize former students, many may not be able to distinguish between a former student and a stranger on campus. When they leave, they are required to sign out of the office. If you are picking up your child or dropping your child off, this procedure does not need to be followed. 


Students may not take or carry any medication, including over-the-counter medication on school grounds. All medications administered during school hours must be taken in the office and given by school personnel, including but not limited to over-the-counter medicine such as cough syrup, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and so on. These medications must be registered by parents and kept in the school office, and accompanied by a doctor’s notice indicating dosage and instructions. Inhalers and Epipens that need to be carried by the student at all times must be registered with the district nurse in the Clifford office. No students may give out any medication to other students, including over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, aspirin, etc.).

Illness or other medical concerns: 

If your child exhibits signs of illness such as cough, runny nose, nausea, headache, or fever, please do not send him/her to school. Any child who arrives at school ill or becomes ill while at school will be kept in the office until the parents come for pick up. Please keep your child home during the first few days of a cold or similar illness to avoid spreading it. If a child shows signs of lice, the parents will be notified and should not return to school until all lice has been removed from your child. A notice from your child’s classroom will also go home to inform all parents that there was a case of lice within the classroom. When the child returns to school, the child needs to check in with the office to get a final check before the student can return back to class.