Hello all, and welcome back to the new school year, Fall, 2014 semester. At opening day, we had an hour long presentation by Tom Maloney on school safety, highlighting the San Mateo County’s Safe School Initiative. The moniker of this report is “The Big Five.” Please review the Big Five Staff Packet or the Big Five – Administrator Packet as they both have a lot of useful information.
I must say, however, that the true highlight of this hour long session was the ‘open mic’ for participants to ask whatever question they might have on school safety and related topics. The questions were well directed and the interaction very informative. It was a true give and take. My goal is to take the comments from the session and along with Joi Blake to develop year long, school safety related training and information to be disseminated to the faculty and staff here at Skyline College.
Bulletin Tip #1
When on campus and in your office, be aware to not leave valuables out in the open and your office ‘unsecured’, even for short periods of time. That quick trip to the bathroom can turn into 5-7 minutes easily if a colleague or student engages you in a brief chat or clarification on a particular topic.
A women’s purse, calculator, sunglasses(we know how expensive designer styles are), iPad and of course, our Smart Phones which we depend on so much these days are easy and desirable theft targets.
Take your keys and pull the door shut, locked of course.
Health and Safety Committee
The Health and Safety committee meets the third Tuesday of each Month, beginning in September. Bring questions or concerns to your area or designated representative for our meetings.
This year, I am going to try to change the format a bit to include some training highlights or some in-person presenters to get feedback from the members on ideas and methods of delivery for safety training.
This is our text message system that gives emergency information out to students, faculty and staff. You sign up on the campus website, go to Campus Resources, Public Safety, Emergency Messaging and enter your cell number.
Anyone can sign up-so your significant other can subscribe also and get the alerts.
Cautionary Information-Depending on your cellphone service provider, delivery times will vary.
A new year has started and we need to update and get many more staff and faculty involved. In times of stress and excitement i.e. an emergency, people will look for direction and will move towards persons who seem to be in control.
We here at Skyline need you! I will be setting up an informational meeting, hopefully within the next three to four weeks where we will do an overview of the needs and expectations for being a Building Captain.
And to get you to come, I’m going to try my best to have food and refreshments.
2014 First Bulletin Issue – KUDOS
Join me in giving a well-deserved, good job shout out to Linda Herda at the One Stop Help Desk. Diligently reading the Big Five Staff packet sent out last week, she queried me on the “Rule of Nine” Protocol for safety issues surrounding opening your locked door during a ‘Lock Down’ incident or drill.
What is the rule of nine? An agreed to number, whereupon if queried, you either add or subtract 9 to the number verbalized. So you are in your office, locked and hiding, and a person outside wants you to open up. You say 19, and they either say 10 or 28.
Hopefully this first issue is well received. Content and suggestions are welcomed, email them to Chief Rob Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop me on campus any time. Public Safety wishes you an enjoyable and healthy Fall 2014 Semester.