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:6A Wednesday, Feb. 26,2014 Feather River Bulletin Art Instruction Thank you to a grant from the Mohawk Valley Artist Guild, all students, K-6 at QES will receive a three hour art lesson taught by professional artist Margie Miller. Each class will receive a half day painting lesson learning new techniques while using professional artist supplies, ending in &completed painting. This grant is awarded in memory of longtime Quincy educator and art supporter, Mary Dovi. School Safety- Perimeter Gates As we continue to reflect on our efforts to make our students and staffas safe a possible at school, we will begin locking the perimeter gates between 8:30-2:30. This ' will help to ensure all visitors enter our school through the main doorway. Thank you to the many volunteers and visitors who are already signing in at the main office. It is important for us to know who is on our campus at all times. Upcoming events: 2/27: Character Counts recognition lunch 3/3: PCO Meeting, 5:15 3/3:Read Across America Week 3/3: Iditarod Assembly 3/6: Read to Your Child Night, 7:00 3/7: Music Assembly, 1:30 pm 3/10: Site Council, 5:00 3/12: Student Council 3/12: Parent Night: Common Core Standards, presented by Supt. Miglis and Dr. Thompson, Ed. Services PUSD revises emergency plans Laura Beaton Staff Writer Student an d staff safety is a top priority for the school district, according to Aurora Westwood, program coordinator for Plumas County Office of Education. She gave a presentation to the PCOE/Plumas Unified School District board at its Feb. 13 meeting. In the district's ongoing pursuit to find ways to improve existing safety measures, trainings were given to all staff. Additionally, PCOE/PUSD is organizing the second annual Safety Summit, to take place Feb. 26 with a variety of stakeholders. 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"We must take a more active approach when faced with an armed intruder," Westwood said. Following are some key components of ALICE combined with district safety measures. Alert All are authorized to announce, no codes are used. Call 911, stay 'on the phone until released by operator. Plumas Unified School District utilizes the standardized Incident Command System (ICS) for on-scene, all-hazard incident management. Graphic courtesy PUSD Lockdown Lock doors and construct a barricade. Silence all mobile devices. Emergency Services. ALICE PCOE/PUSD routinely provides training opportunities for its classified and certificated staff and administration. Westwood said the most recent training was ALICE, or Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate. As a result of this training, changes in how staff respond to an armed intruder will be implemented. Prior to ALICE training, the consensus of the safest practice to deal witla an armed intruder was to lock all doors, close blinds, turn off lights and instruct students and staffto take quiet cover in concealed areas of the room or under desks. ALICE training, however, • / Once again I would like to remind everyone about the tutoring that takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in room #28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Quincy Jr./Sr. High School. We are working to provide this peer to peer tutoring with students that need additional help and support to be successful at our school. We have visited each classroom and met with all students reminding them of this opportunity and encouraging ....... to take advantage of-this great program=-Ifatvystudent would like to sign up, please see our Campus Liaison, Mr. Peace or Mrs. McColm for the sign-up sheet. This program is adult supported and we encourage all students that need additional help or just a place to do their homework to attend. Please call 283-6510 and ask for Mr..Peace at extension #5128 if you have a student that needs tutoring. We would like to thank Feather Rivbr College and Michelle Petroelje from Educai0nal TalentSearch '(ETS) for providingladditional support on Thursday afternoons to our students. :' ........... Sue Segura Counselor's Corner Important Dates: March 4 -- Juniors take Early Assessment Program essay test in their English class March 18 & 19 -- CAHSEE testing for sophomores in Language Arts and Math (required) May 4 -- 12-3pro WACAC College Fair at CSUS, Sacramento March 7 -- Jr. Applications for RYLA (Rotary Leadership camp) due to Mrs. Anumu Upcoming Events ..... • 2/27 Track Meeting, 5:30pm, Library • 2/27-2/29 Baseball at Redding • 2/29 Wrestling at Redding • 3/5 Boosters Meeting, 5:30pm, Library • 3/7 Baseball at Home vs. Greenville • 3/7 Softball at Home vs. Hamilton City • 3/7-3/8 Wrestling at Bakersfield • 3/11 School Site Council, 3:30, Library • 3/12 Common Core Meeting • 3/13-3/15 Baseball at Los Molinos • 3/14-3/15 Softball at Redding Inform Use technology to provide play-by-play information. Sound dangerous intruder signal (three sets of three bells). Counter Counter is a last resort. Interrupt the skill set needed to shoot accurately. Evacuate Get away from danger. 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