1. Security Guard
To maximize campus safety and security and to guide the traffic, the school has a security guard on duty during the school hours.
2. Visitors and Guests
All visitors and guests are required to sign in at the main office at the beginning of their visit. Any visitor or guest will be asked to provide his or her name, address, and the purpose of his/her visit. The School reserves the right to request proof of identity. The School Director or his/her designee in his or her discretion may refuse access to School grounds to any visitor or guest.
Any visitor or guest who fails to sign in at the main office shall be considered an unauthorized person. “Unauthorized person” shall also include any student who is currently dis-enrolled from the School or otherwise not permitted to be on School grounds.
3. Loading, Parking and Traffic
Parents should enter the School from the School's main entrance/gate. We ask that parents consider our neighbors and honor the City of Glendale traffic rules by not blocking or turning in to any of the driveways or making unlawful U -Turns in front of the School.
When parking in the School parking lot, please do not park in the staff parking spaces and, most importantly, please keep your children next to you at all times.
Also, to assure parent and child safety on campus grounds and to avoid unnecessary traffic problems, we request immediate departure after signing your child out.
4. Video Surveillance and Intercom
To secure the health and safety of children and adults, video surveillance is installed throughout School premises. The School's main gate and the office entrance door are operated through the intercom system and all activities are monitored and recorded. Both entries are closed between the hours of 7:00 – 8:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. and after 4:00 P.M.
- To enter the school, please ring the bell and the gate/door will be opened by a staff member using the intercom system.
- To exit the school, please use the Red Exit Button located next to the gate/door.
- Persons unknown to the staff will be asked to enter from the office entrance and will be required to show a picture I.D.
5. Disaster Preparedness
Earthquake/disaster preparedness is an important aspect of the St. Mary's Richard Tufenkian Preschool program operation. To save lives and minimize disruption, all School staff and students must be prepared to respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies and disasters, such as earthquakes and fires. The entire school campus is equipped with emergency disaster provisions. The school has an emergency plan and the procedures are to be followed at the time of an earthquake or other emergency. Written emergency procedures are posted in each classroom and on the School's parent board. Fire and earthquake drills are practiced on an ongoing basis so that in the event of an emergency, students, faculty and staff will be prepared to react promptly and correctly to ensure everyone's safety.
All of our teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Disaster Preparedness Procedures by the Glendale Fire Department (CERT). We are prepared to care for our students for up to 72 hours after an earthquake.
To further assure the safety of our students, we would like to ask the cooperation and assistance of our parents in the following areas:
- Please do not call the school. We must have the phone lines open to communicate with the fire department, police, and other governmental or emergency agencies.
- Anticipate delays on your way to the School due to cluttered streets or traffic.
- Turn your radio to the local AM dial. Information and directions will be given over the radio.
- Please do not block our driveways.
For complete precautionary safety booklet click here.