~ Be Prepared ~
Assemble an emergency supply kit.
I love working on safety and preparedness because of the peace of mind it brings. Our current situation is a reminder that, while we are not always in control of what happens, we can take comfort in our many capabilities.
We set the tone of a prepared household by modeling forethought and competence. My favorite example of this is how we learn fire safety. Throughout our K-12 education, we practice fire drills and develop skills that we take with us everywhere. The home fire escape plan project in which students draw a floor plan of their home, identify two ways out of the house, and arrange an outside meeting place for family members is a powerful lesson of preparation and capability for children. In talking about safety, questions may come up that we might not have immediate answers to. Researching or seeking expert advice shows resourcefulness and skill-building. Discussing various “what if” scenarios and making alternate plans reveals readiness and areas for improvement.
We already take steps every day to ensure our safety and wellbeing (e.g. stepping on bath mats when getting out of the shower, buckling seat belts, looking both ways before crossing the street) and we are thriving because of it. Our children are empowered when we increase their ability and knowledge about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
During this unanticipated break, we can use this time to up our level of preparedness by creating an emergency kit. This is an activity that children can help with. Gathering supplies for the kit, clearing an easily accessible space to store it, and setting an annual reminder to replace outdated items are examples of tasks that family members can work on together. Having plans in place and feeling prepared can actually bring a sense of calm about uncertain conditions. Even agreeing to improvise on some of the supplies (e.g. a multi-tool versus several tools) demonstrates adaptability. Again, we don’t always have control over a situation, but we do have control over how prepared we are to respond in unexpected events.
For a list of recommended items to include in an emergency cupply kit, click here for FEMA’s Emergency Supply list.
For more resources and activities for kids and families, visit Ready.gov/kids.
I send best wishes for good health to everyone. So grateful to be part of this strong community,
Thank you to all of our
PTAs, PTOs, and Booster Clubs!
School-Connected Organizations are essential partners in education. PTAs, PTOs, and Booster Clubs add significant opportunities and resources to our schools. The Folsom Cordova Unified School District is thankful for all that school-connected organizations do to enhance and strengthen the student experience.
The School-Connected Organizations Handbook was created in collaboration with multiple district departments including Fiscal, Purchasing, Facilities, Athletics, Human Resources, and Business Services to provide information to groups about standard operating procedures. Guidelines for financial procedures and liability protection are included, as well as forms and template examples. Completing the processes outlined will help ensure compliance with BP and AR 1230 and establish efficient coordination for all involved.
Please check PTAs, PTOs & Boosters link in the left margin or contact the Business Services Department at (916) 294-9004 for help with questions.
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District sincerely appreciates your time, energy, and commitment toward making your school the best it can be!
The mission of Folsom Cordova Unified School District's Risk Management Program is to establish a safe environment for our students, staff, and community while supporting the District's commitment to providing excellence in educational programs. The main objectives are to apply the most effective use of resources, minimize exposure to loss, and maintain compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.
Contact me for help with:
- Safety Committee
- Comprehensive School Safety Plans
- Certificates of Insurance (COIs)
- School-Connected Organizations - PTA, PTO, & Booster Clubs
- Field Trip Authorization forms
- Injury & Illness Prevention Plan
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Student Accident Insurance Coverage
- Emergency Procedures
- Student Threat Assessment
- Insurance / Liability / Risk Management matters
With sincere appreciation for our collective efforts toward strengthening our schools and community, js
- Safety Committee
Coming on campus to provide a product or service?
Here are the insurance requirements and instructions.
A Certificate of Insurance (COI) with additional insured endorsement is required.
Prior to an event, all vendors/service businesses/organizations are required to provide Folsom Cordova Unified School District with the following:
- Certificate of Insurance naming Folsom Cordova Unified School District as the Certificate Holder and Additional Insured with $1,000,000 of General Liability coverage per occurrence
- the additional insured endorsement page(s)
A Certificate of Insurance is necessary from those performing/providing a service or equipment for an event (such as food vendors, performers, assemblies, mobile labs/classrooms, etc.). Please give your insurance agent this information and provide the two items listed above. The COI cannot just have FCUSD in the “Description of Operations” section. The additional insured endorsement page(s) are required.
Send the Certificate of Insurance with additional endorsement to:
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
1965 Birkmont Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Attn.: Business Services Department
* COIs will be on file for use at all sites until expired.
Fulfillment of this requirement is a condition of being able to participate in district events. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Serran.