Cathedral City High School Faculty Handbook

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Cathedral City High School Faculty Handbook





CCHS Vision/Mission Statement


Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)


Critical Learner Needs (CLNs)


Administrative Team and Duties


Activities Director Duties


Counseling Office Assignments


Bell Schedules




Coaching Staff


Faculty Structure


Professional Expectations




Use of Copiers / Reprographics / Copyrights


Course Syllabus Recommendations


Daily Bulletin, calendar, facilities


Emergency Procedures


Health Office Policy


Student Attendance Policy / Tardy Policy


Discipline Policy & Procedures


Cell Phone & Electronic Policy


Dress Code


Extra-curricular Activities, Field Trips


Media Center Policies & Procedures


Student Programs


General Guidelines per Ed Code


CCHS Vision/Mission Statement
Cathedral City High School, in partnership with parents and community members, is dedicated to providing an educational experience that guides students toward successful, fulfilling lives as responsible, productive, and global citizens. Students are expected to acquire academic, artistic, athletic, and technical skills in preparation for college and careers. A culture of health-consciousness and ethical behaviors is fostered by the school. The CCHS community values diversity and offers the training and experience that expands students’ awareness to include an appreciation and acceptance of practices and points of view found in other parts of the world.

CCHS: A Professional Learning Community

Recognizing that continuous refinement of our own specialized knowledge and skills is critical to the process of helping our students learn more effectively, the PSUSD Governing Board and the district cabinet approved a schedule allowing for weekly collaboration time for teachers.

Each year the CCHS certificated staff meets every Wednesday, working together to clarify goals based on data and to ascertain the best instructional strategies supporting greater student success. Teachers work as members of multiple teams-- as a whole staff, in departments, and in cross-curricular groups—to accomplish this professional endeavor.

Teachers are expected to be prompt and to attend all collaborative sessions in order to contribute to this crucial process.

CCHS staff, as part of the WASC Self-Study process in 2014-2015, has identified the following Schoolwide Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Critical Learner Needs (CLNs) as central to the work of CCHS:

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

Graduating Lions are prepared to:

Further their education:

All students have the ability to:

  • read, write, listen, speak , and communicate effectively.

  • solve mathematical problems accurately.

Use current technology. All students can:

  • correctly use computers and adapt to current technologies.

  • find, evaluate, and use a variety of software applications.

  • safely use the Internet and other sources to communicate globally.

Enter the world of work and careers.

All students:

  • understand the importance of proper work ethics and habits.

  • know how to seek and secure employment, and conduct themselves in a professional manner.

  • demonstrate positive attitudes and global citizenship.

Live in a society of diverse cultures and customs.

All students:

  • respect diversity.

  • appreciate the art and music of the global community.

  • value the history of their own culture and the cultures of others.

Critical Learner Needs


(integrates Common Core, NGSS, IB, and STEM)

Issue (what do we think the problem or critical learner need is?)

Measure (how do we know it’s an issue?)

Solution (what do we think can fix it?)

All student groups need to improve in the areas of both reading and writing to enable them to read closely and critically, and comprehend a range of complex literary and informational texts, and write skillfully.

State assessments data (CAHSEE, CELDT, EAP &

previous CST scores), student D/F rates, discussions and recommendations from all focus groups and departments, and a review of student work support this need.

  • Close reading.

  • Cross-curricular projects involving reading, summarizing, citing resources, and revising written products.

  • Project-based learning, using critical thinking skills, and previous knowledge.

All student groups need to use critical thinking skills (including reasoning qualitatively and quantitatively), and solve problems in conventional and innovative ways across all curricular areas and in life.

Students don’t make a connection between concepts learned in different classes, in the same class at an earlier time, or from their life experiences.

  • Cross-curricular projects involving a multiple of disciplines and the use of models (physical, mathematical, technology).

  • Project-based learning, using critical thinking skills, and previous knowledge as well as new knowledge.

Administrative Team and Duties

Guillermo Chavez

    • ASB

    • Band

    • Booster Liaison

    • Budget/Financial

    • CAMBIO Group

    • Certificated Evaluation Process Certificated Recognition Program

    • Certificated Staffing

    • Certificated Records & Payroll

    • City of CC Liaison

    • Community/Public Relations/ Rotary

    • Elks

    • Lions Club

    • Folklorico

    • Graduation Event

    • Grad Night Planning

    • International Baccalaureate

    • Instructional Program Instructional Council Library Budget

    • Link Crew

    • Master Schedule Approval

    • New Teacher Meeting Parent Center / Coffee w Principal

    • Monthly Student Forum / Luncheon

    • Petty Cash

    • Planning & Administration

    • School Site Council Meetings SPSA Goals/Agendas

    • Staff Events

    • Staff Development /Collab.

    • Student Recognition Programs

    • Summer Mailer

    • Teacher Handbook

    • Vertical Teaming w Feeders

    • WASC


    • Activities Director

    • Administrative Asst

    • Administrative Team Ballet Folklorico

    • Band

    • ELD

    • English Department Foreign Language Dept

    • Math Department

    • Receptionist

    • ROTC

    • Substitutes

    • Staff Development/ Conferences

Julia Bartsch

    • Academy Programs Attendance Autodialer

    • AVID



    • Classified Meetings Classified Personnel

    • Professional Development (Assist)

    • Freshman Orientation

    • Golden Lions Announcement Graduation names recital

    • Industrial Accident Reports

    • Interim Assessment Block Linked Learning/CTE Lion’s Pride EF

    • Master Schedule

    • Opening & Closing Procedures

    • Risk Management (accident Reports)

    • Room Assignments

    • Saturday School (assist) SARB

    • SBAC

    • School Plan Input and Monitor Student Registration Process

    • Testing Tutorials

    • WASC (assist)

    • Web Site/ Calendar


    • Attendance Clerk

    • AVID Elective Teachers

    • Career Guidance Specialist

    • Choir

    • Community Liaison- Bilingual

    • Library Tech

    • Paraprofessional- Bilingual Science Department

    • Social Studies Department

    • Registrar

    • Senior Secretary

    • Yearbook

Todd Diliberto

    • Alternative Placement Program

    • Anti-bullying AP/IB Testing Bell Schedule Career Center

    • College Information/Financial Aid Community College Liaison Counselor Crisis Intervention Team

    • Curriculum Guides

    • Detention

    • Discipline (co)

    • Distribution of Schedules

    • Edgenuity

    • Expulsions (co)

    • Expulsion/Suspension List

    • Freshman Connect

    • 504 Plans

    • Graduate Clearance

    • Graduation Name Recital/Setup Health Offices & Services

    • IEP Representative

    • MAA Coordinator

    • Middle School Transition Articulation

    • NCAA Clearinghouse

    • PVUE

    • Lunch Parent Survey

    • SAT/PSAT

    • School Master Schedule (assist)

    • Senior Scholarships and Awards

    • Short Term Independent Study

    • Student Scheduling & Course Selection

    • Student Study Team

    • Student Transfers

    • Tardy Policy/Sweeps (co)

    • Work Permits/Experience


    • Counselors

    • Counseling Clerk

    • ISS Supervisor

    • Registration Clerk

    • Saturday School School LVN

    • Security/Security Lead (co)

    • Special Education

    • Student Services Clerk (co)

Brad Bryeans

    • Activity Requests

    • Athletic Boosters Athletic Budget

    • Athletic Eligibility Athletic Program

    • Athletic Schedule/ Website

    • Attendance (assist)

    • Auto Registration / Parking / Busses Back to School Night

    • BYOD

    • Calendar Meeting

    • California Healthy Kids Survey Campus Activities Supervision Cart Maintenance

    • Check in/out of coaches Coach key collection Coaching Meetings Coaching Supervision Coaching Training Clinic

    • Crisis Emergency Lockdown Plan CPR - Coaches Clearance Custodial & Facilities

    • Disaster Plan Discipline (co)

    • Expulsions (co) Marquees

    • Pool

    • Safe School Plan

    • School Security Plan

    • Sexual Harassment Policy/Contact

    • Student Bill Collection Process

    • TA Program TA Protocol T-Dap

    • Tardy Policy/Sweeps (co)

    • Van Check out/Check in

    • Vandalism Reports Visitor Passes United Way

    • Universal Complaint Procedure/posters

    • Work Orders


    • ASB Clerk

    • Athletic Clerk

    • Cheer Advisor

    • Dance Team

    • Physical Education

    • Security/Security Lead (co)

    • Student Services Clerk (co)

    • VPA Department)

Activities Director duties

CCHS Counselor Assignments
Marian Stahl

  • DATA, SPED 9 & 10

  • Freshman Class Lead

  • Department Rep: English, Visual & Performing Arts

  • One Future Coachella Valley Rep for AME

  • Financial Aid Workshops (Assist)

  • Senior Class (Assist)

  • Senior Special Education

  • COD Liaison

  • Google Classroom - Freshmen

Julia Bartsch

  • AVID, ELD, A-F

  • Senior Class Lead

  • Department Rep: Science, ELD, PE

  • Financial Aid Workshops

  • One Future Coachella Valley Rep for Cash for College

  • Pathways to Success Rep (Co)

  • Freshman Packet (Assist)

  • English Language Advisory Committee Member

  • Regional College Fair Rep

  • College Kick-Off Coordinator

  • Google Classroom - Seniors

Valerie Fury

  • HEAL, Q-Z

  • Junior Class Lead

  • Department Rep: Social Science & Foreign Language

  • One Future Coachella Valley Rep for Health Industry Council

  • Pathways to Success Rep (Co)

  • Sophomore Packet (Assist)

  • College Application Night(s) Rep

  • CCHS Counseling Website Updates

  • Xello

  • Google Classroom - Juniors

Paula Riesenbeck

  • IB, SPED 11 & 12, ATP, G-P

  • Sophomore Class Lead

  • Department Rep: Math & Special Education

  • A-G updates

  • Middle School Liaison

  • PowerPoint Registration Presentations

  • Registration Coordinator

  • Edgenuity Coordinator

  • ACT/SAT Fee Waivers

  • Junior Class (Assist)

  • Special Education Registration Forms

  • NCAA updates

  • Google Classroom - Sophomores

Team Duties

  • Senior, Junior, Sophomore, & Freshman Presentations

  • Middle School Presentations

  • College Application Nights & Financial Aid Workshops

  • Senior Scholarship Presentations

  • SAT/PSAT Classroom Presentations

  • Discipline Intervention Conferences

  • Weekly Department Meetings

  • Collab Academic Department Meetings

  • Four-Year Plans

  • PSAT Proctoring

  • Other Presentations as Needed

Veronica Meza, Office Specialist, Counseling

  • Coordinate use of Conference Room

  • Update Alternative Education Panel List and data

  • Short term Independent Study Coordinator

  • Homework Requests

  • Department Calendar

  • Supplies ordering

  • Oversee Office Aides

  • Translation as needed

  • Answer phones

  • Schedule Counselor Student/Parent/Teacher meetings as needed

  • PSAT/AP/IB Proctoring

  • Mailings

  • TA Gifts

Rosalba Aguilera-Longoria, Prevention Specialist

  • Monitor Essential Students

  • Monitor Returning alternative education students

  • Insight

  • Intervention counseling/conferences

  • Lions Summer Camp Lead

Julian Hoffman, Career Guidance Specialist

  • Scholarship Coordinator

  • Career Center Lead

  • Career Cruising assist for Freshmen

  • COD Liaison

  • Work Permits

  • College/Voc Tech/Military Speaker Coordinator

  • Resume/Application Assist

Bell Schedules

Other than scheduled rallies and minimum days, students follow the Regular Schedule daily with the exception of Wednesdays, when the Collaboration Schedule is followed. All rallies and minimum days will be found on the master schedule on the school’s website:

































































































































Campus Security

SRO Ray Bradley


SRO Lily Gutierrez


SRO Richard Lee


SRO Noe Sanchez


CCPD Officer Jeff Barnett

Paul 1


Custodial Staff

Head Custodian (Day)

Rick Sams

Charlie 1

Head Custodian (Night)

Isabel Navarro

Charlie 2

Athletic Custodian

Alan Richard

Charlie 10


Ken Cronkright

Charlie 8


Hugo De La Torre

Charlie 6


Rafael Hernandez

Charlie 3


Javier Nadurille

Charlie 5


Andrez Perez

Charlie 4


Guillermina Urzua

Charlie 7


Christian Lopez

Charlie 9


Last Name

First Name






Tennis, Girls



Cross Country, COED



Water Polo, Boys



Football (11 man)



Volleyball, Girls



Girls Golf




Girls Water Polo






Boys Soccer



Girls Soccer



Girls Basketball



Boys Basketball














Boys Volleyball



Boys Tennis




CCHS Faculty Structure
Instructional Council

The Instructional Council meets monthly to discuss issues, policies, and procedures critical to the instructional process of the school. The CCHS Instructional Council, facilitated by the principal, is comprised of the entire administrative team, all department chairs, the librarian, and other staff members whose responsibilities the principal determines directly impact school instruction, policies, and procedures.


Certificated faculty members are members of department teams that correspond to the focus of their instructional assignments. There are eight departments: English, ELD, mathematics, science, social science, visual and performing arts, physical education, and special education. Teachers who serve in a “non-departmental” capacity attend meetings in departments designated by the principal. District policy requires weekly meetings that focus on the standards which determine instruction, assessment, and other issues which reflect the needs of CCHS students.
Faculty members who wish to serve as department chairs are encouraged to apply for the position during the spring of the school year when a position becomes available. Department members may nominate themselves or other department members for the position. The principal reviews the qualifications of the nominees, discusses the responsibilities and expectations of the position during an interview with the nominee, and then selects the department chair.

School Site Council

The CCHS School Site Council is charged with determining how categorical school funds are spent. Teachers serving on School Site Council are nominated by certificated staff once a year. The SSC is made up of parents, students, teachers, and the principal.

WASC Focus Teams and sub-committees

All individuals on the CCHS faculty are members of WASC Focus Teams. Focus Team leaders are members of the teaching faculty. Committees are facilitated by the WASC co-chairs: an administrator and a member of the teaching faculty. Teams are loosely defined according to WASC Focus on Learning designations, with a mix of teachers across curricular areas, supporting office staff, district representatives, security, parents, and students. Each of the five criteria categories is reviewed in detail by two focus groups, with all focus groups having a final review of all criteria. The focus groups engage in ongoing assessment of the status of the school’s progress and programs in relation to the needs of CCHS students as defined by WASC criteria and the established Action Plan. These teams address issues arising from an ongoing self- study process, and often provide the impetus for the faculty’s collaborative/staff development work.

Professional Expectations


Faculty members are advised to observe the guidelines set by contractual agreement. Faculty members are to be present 60 minutes beyond the instructional day. Generally, faculty members should plan to be present 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the school day so that students in need of help may have that opportunity. Some teachers prefer to distribute this time differently, but the number of minutes is not arbitrary.

Faculty members are expected to be in their classrooms and offices no later than the warning bell (7:54 AM) at the beginning of the day, ready to begin professional duties. The CCHS faculty knows that instructional time is valuable and that “bell-to-bell” engagement is expected. In addition, faculty members should be present until the last bell of the instructional day, unless an individual’s schedule reflects different requirements and the faculty member has discussed this with the administration.
Faculty members model promptness and ready-to-work behaviors for students. It is difficult to ask students to attend class on time and to remain on task during the entire class unless faculty members demonstrate these behaviors themselves.
Faculty members who leave campus during prep periods or who must leave early must inform administration. In case of an emergency, CCHS must account for staff members as well as students, for safety and liability reasons.

Absence Procedures

Teachers are to follow contractual procedures established by PSUSD to report their own absences and subsequent return to class duties.
It is critical that teachers remember that it is their professional responsibility to make sure a complete lesson plan and seating plan is available for substitutes for all classes. Teachers are not to expect substitutes or colleagues to provide lesson plans for classes; this is each teacher’s professional responsibility.

Teacher Leave

All absences must be reported to the principal’s Administrative Assistant. When absent, a CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEE LEAVE REPORT must be completed and filed through the principal’s office. These forms may be found on the counter above the assistant’s desk.

If the absence is not an emergency, the leave report should be completed and filed at least three days prior to the absence. In case of emergency, when prior notice is not possible, this report must be filed immediately upon return to work.
To secure a substitute, you must go online (only call if it is a last-minute emergency).

  • To access the reporting system—Frontline (formerly Aesop), go to Follow the prompts to report your absence. You need to have your ID and PIN ready (specific to Frontline).

  • In the event of a last-minute emergency, call Frontier toll free at 1-800-942-3767 to report your absence. Follow the voice menu to enter and manage your absences. Always ensure you receive a confirmation number before you complete your call.

    • Call or email the receptionist, Alejandra Garcia at 760-770-0100 (dial 0) or and let her know you will be gone.

    • Call/text the department chair and let him/her know you will be gone.

    • Fill out a Certificated Employee Leave Report upon returning to school and submit the Leave Report to the principal’s Administrative Assistant.

    • If you have on-campus teachers substitute for a single period, advise the principal’s Administrative Assistant who the substitute is, and have that individual complete a blue time card for additional pay. You will still need to fill out a Certificated Employee Leave Report.

  • If you are gone on school business, secure a sub through Frontier and submit a Leave Report at least three days in advance (the sooner the better).

    • Leave Report must have the Job Number, conference title, and budget code indicated on report.

  • If unable to secure a substitute through Frontier, it is your responsibility to secure your substitute(s) through certificated staff on campus. A copy of the Master Schedule (including prep periods) is posted annually on the district L Drive in the CCHS Folder.

  • If you are called for jury duty,

    • Complete a Leave Report and attach a copy of your jury summons.

    • Submit a Leave Report to the prinipcal’s Administrative Assistant for a signature.

    • Follow the court’s instructions on when to call/show up.

    • Secure a sub through Frontier as soon as you find out you are called for duty.

    • When you have completed your service you must request a Work Certificate from the court confirming your attendance.

    • If you do not get called to serve – you are to be at school; your Leave of Absence will be discarded at the end of the week

See the backside of the leave report for more information regarding leave and/or PSUSD/PSTA Bargaining Agreement.

Adjunct Duties

Each year each certificated staff member is required to sign up for three adjunct duties. Sign up for duties is on a first-come, first-served basis during the teacher workweek prior to school starting each fall. Teachers will be made aware when and where the sign-up forms are available. Teachers are expected to arrive promptly for their adjunct duty and remain for the time indicated on the assignment sheet unless dismissed early by the administrator on duty.

Professional Dress and Appearance

Faculty members are expected to present a professional, well-groomed appearance on campus and at school events. While the desert climate can present great challenges at times, teachers should use discretion when choosing campus attire, which is at a level above that of the student dress code.

Professional Demeanor

CCHS faculty members are expected to display respectful, appropriate behaviors and to use appropriate language as a model for students on campus and at school events.

CCHS staff is in a position to provide a strong behavioral model for students every day.

    1. ail Policy

PSUSD email is to be used for school business purposes. This is a professional form of communication between colleagues, parents, and the community. Respectful, courteous language and tone is expected in all exchanges.


Video Policy

In addition to following the district policies of using appropriate ratings of videos (G, PG, PG-13), it is important to remember that faculty members must strictly follow copyright laws. The CCHS school policy is that all videos must be instructionally valid. Before showing a video, faculty members must complete the “Use of Video” form located in the Administration Building (see appendix). It must then be submitted to the Principal for review and determination of acceptable use. Remember that any movie rated PG –13 or higher must have prior parent permission.

Use of videos is expected to closely relate to the specific content, objectives, and standards of all curricula. Use of this media is expected to support instruction.

Work Orders

Work order requests for classroom repairs and maintenance are to be emailed to the administrative assistant of the Assistant Principal in charge of facilities at . If it is an emergency, contact the main office immediately.

Purchase Orders, Warehouse Orders, Purchase Requisitions

Teachers should contact their department chair for details on individual budgets for supplementary materials.

Computer Assistance and Technical Support

For technical support for computer or software issues, contact Educational Technology & Information Services (ETIS) on the PSUSD website under the Educational Services section. For hardware issues, contact Technical Support: or call 760-992-3200. In case of problems with Synergy, contact Synergy Support at the same phone number or email:

BYOD Policy

If personally-owned technology (computer, iPad, Chromebook, etc.) uses the school internet (wireless or hardwired), a Staff Mobile Device Agreement must be completed and turned in to the principal.

Controversial Issues

The Palm Springs Unified School District Governing Board believes that schools should avoid creating a hostile climate and maintain an atmosphere conductive to the discussion of issues that may be considered controversial (BP 6144a). The school shall provide students with the opportunity to analyze current problems, gather and organize pertinent facts, discriminate between fact and fiction, draw intelligent conclusions and respect the opinions of others. The study of controversial issues shall be commensurate with the maturity of the students.

The Governing Board recognizes the rights of the students relative to the study of controversial issues.

      1. The right to study any controversial issue, which has political, social, or economic significance.

      2. The right to have free access to all relative information, including material that circulates freely in the community.

      3. The right to study under competent instruction in an atmosphere free from bias or prejudice.

      4. The right to form and express his or her own opinions on controversial issues without thereby jeopardizing the student’s relations with the teacher or the school.

The teacher should approach the study of controversial issues in an impartial and unprejudiced manner, and must refrain from using classroom privilege and prestige to promote a partisan point of view. The Board establishes the following guidelines to direct the instructional decisions of teachers in relation to the study of controversial issues.

  1. Select a topic that is within emotional and intellectual capacity of the students in the class and that is within the content of the course outline of that subject.

  2. See that all sides of the subject are fairly presented. Provide adequate and appropriate materials for the presentation of all points of view, and encourage the students to read widely on the subject.

  3. Help students separate fact from opinion.

  4. Guard against generalizations of conclusions based on insufficient data. When unsure of the appropriateness of certain material or a proposed method of presentation, request guidance and assistance from the administrative staff.

Use of Copiers

In the Administration Workroom, there are: Copiers with staples and hole punches Paper cutters

Paper folder

Electric 3-hole punch (up to 20 pages)

Fax machine-located between Athletics and the Registrar (Fax # is: (760) 770-0149)

If equipment in the Administration building is not functioning, please see the AP in charge of facilities’ administrative assistant to assist you or to call for service.
You will be assigned a copy code at the beginning of the school year, and an in-service will be given on use of the machines. It is your responsibility to attend this in-service. Copiers in the administrative building are not to be used for large classroom assignments. Rather, these are for smaller copy quantities.
You are to have district reprographics make your copies a minimum of 2 weeks in advance for large quantities of copies (more than 100). If there are last-minute emergencies, please make copies before school, during your prep period, during lunch or after school. Students and TA’s are NOT to use the copiers.


Reprographics is a district department that handles bulk copy orders for district staff members. It typically takes 4 – 8 business days for your order to be completed and returned to you. Reprographic orders are delivered to the library each Wednesday, so please plan accordingly. If you need an order sooner, you may need to drive to the reprographics work site to pick up your order. Reprographics can do: staples, hole punching, booklets, and bulk orders (basically anything that our site machines can do). Anything else will require a budget code.
The request form for Reprographics can be found on the “Q” Drive on your computer or the back wall in the mailbox area. They will also accept email orders with attachments.

Copyright Policy

All employees who use and reproduce copyrighted materials are required to abide by legal provisions regarding appropriate use and public display.

Course Syllabus

By the end of the first week of school, teachers will provide a hard copy or online course outline to each student enrolled in his or her classes and submit a copy to the department chair. The department chair will then deliver these to the principal’s office to be kept on file. New students enrolling in the class are to receive a copy of the teacher’s syllabus. The purpose of this outline is to provide students and parents a clear understanding of the course content and grading policies employed in determining grades earned. The syllabus will also state class procedures and conduct expectations that students must know if they are to be successful.
Recommended syllabus content should include:

  • Title of Course (including course number)

  • Teacher’s Name, Prep Period, method parent should use to contact teacher (such as school phone number, email address)

  • Brief description of course

  • Current district-approved materials to be used for coursework

  • Types of assignments and assessment strategies student will encounter in the class

  • Semester grading system with explanation of any weighting systems employed (in line with school/district grading policy)

  • Class absence procedures for late assignments, make-up tests, etc. (in line with state/district policy)

  • Procedures for getting extra help/tutoring

  • Class behavior expectations (in line with school/district discipline policy)

  • Definition and policies regarding plagiarism

  • Procedures and expectations

  • Note to parent regarding any filming, video-taping, audio-taping or other recording of students. Such activities MUST have parental permission

  • Note to parent regarding the use of films that will be shown during the course of study

  • Signature line for student

  • Signature line for parent

This course syllabus should be ready for distribution and discussion on the first day of class. The signatures that parents and students return show they are aware of expectations and procedures and are to be kept on file with the teacher.

Daily Bulletin

A daily bulletin will be emailed to teachers and third-period teachers should make announcements to students using the information sent, if important items were not covered during the ASB intercom announcement. Notices and announcements to be published in the daily bulletin MUST be submitted to the receptionist or Activities Director no later then 8:30 AM on the day before the desired day of printing. All dates and information should be carefully checked for accuracy before submission.

School Calendar

The master calendar is developed by administration with input from various staff members and ASB prior to the end of each school year. The master calendar can be viewed on the school website, and is maintained by the School Receptionist.

Facilities Scheduling

Those wishing to schedule use of the facilities, should fill out the online form.

      • Go to

      • Click on the heading “FANS”

      • Click on the “Facilities” button

      • View calendar to see if dates and facility you want for your event are available

      • Click on the words “Facilities Request Form”

      • Fill out the online form

      • Click on “Submit”

Facility requests are processed once a week, usually on Fridays. Requests must be submitted at least seven days before the event date. Do not advertise your event until you receive a confirmation email from the facilities secretary.
Before completing the form, it is always a good idea to coordinate with the department responsible for a school facility (for example, to schedule gym use see the PE department chair). When making a request for use of facilities, remember to include in your request any special needs from the custodial staff (PA system, air conditioning, lighting, alarm codes, trash removal, etc) or designate if security will be needed (there is a charge for security). Staff members should retain a copy of the approved event in case of changes or deletions.

Procedures for Emergency Situations and Drills

(Section 3100, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8) California Government Code

Public employees are disaster service workers, subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law. The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any other county, city, state agency or public district, excluding aliens legally employed.
Chapter 9, Section 1799.102, California Civil Code
It provides for “Good Samaritan Liability” for those providing emergency care at the scene of an emergency. (“No person, who, in good faith and not for compensation, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency, shall be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission. The scene of an emergency shall not include emergency departments and other places where medical care is usually offered.”)
California Emergency Plan
Promulgated by the Governor, and published in accordance with the California Emergency Services Act, it provides overall statewide authorities and responsibilities, and describes the functions and operations of government at all levels during extraordinary emergencies, including wartime. Section 8568 of the Act states, in part, that “… Emergency Plan shall be in effect in each political subdivision of the state, and the governing body of each political subdivision shall take such action as may be necessary to carry out the provisions thereof.” Therefore, local emergency plans are considered extensions of the California Emergency Plan.
Teachers and other school employees are required to comply with school, district, and state laws regarding emergency disaster plans and can only be released with the permission of the administrator on duty.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliance
Since school districts are an integral part of local government, their use of SEMS/NIMS should be achieved in close coordination with other components of the local government.
School districts are not traditional response organizations and typically are recipients of first responder services provided by fire and rescue, emergency medical and law enforcement agencies.

This traditional relationship should be acknowledged in achieving SEMS/NIMS compliance within an integrated local government plan for SEMS/NIMS compliance.

School district participation in the local government’s SEMS/NIMS preparedness program is essential to ensure that first responder services are delivered to schools in a timely and effective manner.

Emergency Preparedness

In addition to the District’s EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN and the CATHEDRAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY ACTION GUIDE, it is important for all personnel to be aware of the procedures to be followed and each person’s specific role in the event of any disaster such as a campus disturbance, fire, earthquake, or terrorist attack. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the necessary information and review with your students the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.

“In furtherance of the exercise of police power of the state in protection of its citizens and resources…ALL public employees are herby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by the law.”

When special circumstances arise, In Palm Springs Unified School District all employees will become disaster workers and will remain on the job until released by their supervisors. Staff members should remember that under such conditions they must remain calm, assess the situation, and take action based on the best available information. Staff is expected to exercise judgment in deciding appropriate action when lives are at stake. Because mass panic is one of the greatest dangers, exercising caution and calm are crucial.

General Information

At the beginning of the school year, teachers and students will be given an opportunity to hear the different alarm signals so that appropriate responses can occur whenever the situation arises. Teachers will also receive an Emergency Plan Handbook detailing site procedures in case of emergency.
Teachers are advised to keep the roll/attendance of students in each class in a place where it can be quickly retrieved. In an emergency, teachers will need to account for students who were present in the class when the emergency arose.
Classroom Emergency Backpacks (red) will be provided at the start of the school year and should be brought out to the field during EVERY evacuation regardless of it is a drill or an actual emergency.

Each backpack contains:

        • 2 Powder Free Synthetic Vinyl Exam Gloves * 1 Water

        • 3”x4” Non-Adherent Pads * 8 cotton balls (medium)

        • 2 Maxithin Pads * 2 Playtex Sport Tampons

        • 1 8oz Hand Sanitizer * 9 Elastic Strip Bandages

        • 10 Emergency Evacuation Reports * 1 Clipboard

Evacuation Reports

Evacuation Reports can be found in your classroom Emergency Backpacks or in the Appendix. Teachers are required to fill out Evacuation Reports for every drill (practice or real) and turn them in to counselors collecting forms regardless of whether or not they are on prep. For team-teaching classes, both teachers must fill out evacuation reports.

Evacuation Procedures

When the evacuation bell rings, Teachers must instruct students to line up on pre- printed numbers on the black top area out by the basketball courts. It is imperative that students evacuate promptly and in an orderly manner to ensure safety of all staff and students. In addition, teachers must promptly fill out their evacuation reports and turn them into the Wing Leader as soon as possible.

If a drill happens

Before school: Students should be instructed to line up at their first period class. During Lunch: Students should be instructed to line up at their class period in which roll was taken before lunch.

After School: If a drill should occur after school, teachers and students will exit the building and an administrator will check the building.

Safety Drills

Teachers must review proper procedures with students to be followed during safety drills. Early in the year specific alarms will be reviewed that signify particular disasters or events so that all students and staff are able to respond correctly.

Fire Drills

When the Fire Alarm sounds, students and teachers must exit the classroom following the route posted in each room. If that route is blocked, the nearest safest exit is to be used. Teachers must have a copy of the roll so that a check of students can be conducted if necessary. Students and teachers quickly move to designated areas of safety beyond structures that may be compromised. When the “all-clear” signal is given, students and staff may return to classrooms.

Earthquake Drills

At the earthquake signal, teachers will advise students to “drop and cover.” Both teachers and students are to seek safety under desks or tables, as far as possible from windows that may shatter or bookcases that may fall. They should use hands and arms to shield their faces during the initial shaking. When the alarm sounds, students and staff exit the building and report to previously designated safety areas where roll must be taken immediately. Teachers must note any students who may have been left in the classroom due to incapacitating injuries. After roll has been taken, a runner must quickly inform the appropriate team on the field so that emergency teams can identify those rooms where injured individuals can receive attention. Students and teachers are to remain in the safety areas until authorities have determined it is safe to return to the classroom.

Bomb Threats

Please see your CCHS Emergency Plan Handbook for details concerning bomb threats.

Campus Disturbance Plan

This occurs when the administration decides that in the interest of safety the campus must be cleared as rapidly as possible. The announcement of an emergency or lockdown indicates that teachers are to lock classroom doors and remain vigilant.

Students and teachers are to remain in their classrooms until the administration determines it is safe and normal activity and access may resume. At that time an administrator will announce an all clear. If administration deems it necessary, a short staff meeting may be called to inform staff of the facts of the situation and outline further steps that may be necessary in the coming days.

      • Any class being conducted outside should report to their classrooms; PE should return to the gymnasium immediately and the PE building should be locked.

      • During an emergency lockdown, teachers should note if any students have left the room on an errand, to see a counselor, to go to the restroom, etc. This information may be important later.

      • Strangers or visitors may not be allowed to enter a classroom during a lockdown. Only teachers are permitted to open the locked classroom door during a campus disturbance.









1. Fire bell rings

1. Fire bell rings

1. PA Announcement

1. Earthquake happens. (no bell)

2. Get copy of student attendance and evacuation paperwork.

2. Get copy of student attendance and evacuation paperwork.

2. Have students duck and cover as well as staff.

2. Have students duck and cover as well as staff.

3. Lead students out of class, according to the exit plan, and line up by classroom numerically. Make sure all students are out of the classroom.

3. Lead students out of class, according to the exit plan, and line up by classroom numerically. Make sure all students are out of the classroom.

3. Get copy of student attendance and evacuation paperwork.

3. Get copy of student attendance and evacuation paperwork.

4. Take roll listing the information on the evacuation report sheets. Take sheet to building leader.

4. Take roll listing the information on the evacuation report sheets. Take sheet to building leader.

4. Listen for evacuation order announcement.

4. Listen for evacuation order announcement.

5. Monitor students and assure they stay in line.

5. Monitor students and assure they stay in line.

5. For evacuation, follow steps 2-7 from fire drill.

5. Note medical status of all students and leave red or green tag on exterior door handles to notify personnel sweeping rooms.

6. At all clear bell return with students to class.

6. At all clear bell return with students to class.

6. For evacuation, follow steps 2-7 from fire drill.

7. Take roll again to assure students returned to class.

7. Take roll again to assure students returned to class.

Teacher Evacuation Report Room#
Must be completed immediately
To be completed for all evacuations including Fire and earthquake drills.

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