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lead in drinking water

The Division of Drinking Water (DDW), in collaboration with the California Department of Education, has taken the initiative to begin testing for lead in drinking water at all public K-12 schools. In early 2017, DDW and Local Primacy Agencies issued amendments to the domestic water supply permits of approximately 1,200 community water systems so that schools that are served by a public water system could request assistance from their public water system to conduct water sampling for lead and receive technical assistance if an elevated lead sample is found. To further safeguard water quality in California’s K-12 public schools, California Assembly Bill 746 published on October 12, 2017, effective January 1, 2018, requires community water system to test lead levels, by July 1, 2019, in drinking water at all California public, K-12 school sites that were constructed before January 1, 2010.   Source

 

Moraga School District schools were tested by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for lead in drinking water in November 2017.  Results, which include five samples from each site, are located here.  Results were below the 15 PPB threshold and no further action is required at this time.

 

 

Student Safety

Student Safety Resources 

Biking to School – Walking to School – Getting Home from School –

Your Child Home Alone - Cell Phones - Online Safety - Cyberbullying

 

Biking to School

Help Your Child Be a Safe Bicyclist (for parents); From the National Center for Safe Routes to School, posted on www.walkbiketoschool.org; Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

Ride Your Bike Safely (for kids); From the National Center for Safe          Routes to School, posted on www.walkbiketoschool.org; Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE 

The ABC Quick Check (teaches kids a quick check to perform before every bike ride); From the League of American Bicyclists, posted on; www.walkbiketoschool.org; Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

 

Walking to School

Tips for Parents and Other Adults for Teaching Pedestrian Safety to Children; From the National Center for Safe Routes to School (www.saferoutesinfo.org); Printable, one page, black and white; Click HERE 

Helping Children Learn Pedestrian Safety Skills: Overview for Parents and Caregivers; From the National Center for Safe Routes to School (www.saferoutesinfo.org); Printable, two pages, full color; Click HERE 

Tips for Walking Safely to School (for kids); From the National Center for Safe Routes to School (www.saferoutesinfo.org); Printable, one page, black and white; Click HERE 

 

Getting Home from School

How Can I Teach Kids to be Smart About Strangers (article for parents); Posted on KidsHealth.org; Online article, one page if printed; Click HERE 

Real-World Safety Rules (personal safety agreements for different ages); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

 

Your Child Home Alone

Leaving Your Child Home Alone (article for parents); Posted on KidsHealth.org; Online article, four pages if printed; Click HERE

 

Cell Phones

Cell Phone Tips (article for parents about kids’ cell phones); Posted on Common Sense Media; Online article, 3 pages if printed without comments; Click HERE

A Sample Cell Phone Contract for Parents and Tweens; Posted on About.com; Online article, two pages if printed; Click HERE

Family Cell Phone Contract; From www.cyberbullying.us; Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

 

Online Safety

Family Contract for Online Safety (contracts for kids, teens, and parents); From SafeKids.com; Links to printable one-page contracts; Click HERE

Protecting Your Kids Online (tip sheet for parents); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

Tips for Tweens (tips about online safety and cyberbullying for kids); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

Tips for Teens (tips about online safety and cyberbullying for teens); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

Cybersecurity Made Clear From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color; Click HERE

Tips to Prevent Sexting for Teens From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color; http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/sexting_teens.pdf

Tips to Prevent Sexting (for parents, includes tips for teens); From www.netsmartz.org National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, two pages, full color; Click HERE

For more about online safety, there is a wide variety of resources on the Common Sense Media website.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents

 

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Unplugged (for parents); From www.netsmart.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, two pages, full color; http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/cyberbullying.pdf

Tips for Tweens (tips about online safety and cyberbullying for kids); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/tween_tips_2011.pdf

Tips for Teens (tips about online safety and cyberbullying for teens); From www.netsmartz.org (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); Printable, one page, full color http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/tips_for_teens.pdf

The links, addresses and Internet sites are not sponsored by the MSD.  This information is made available as a courtesy to parents who must assess the value of usefulness of the information for themselves.

suspect child abuse?

1.  If you suspect that a child you know is being abused or neglected, call the 24-hour, seven-day a week Hotline Toll Free at 1 (877) 881-1116.

2. You must make the report immediately by telephone and must prepare and send, fax, or electronically transmit a written report within 36 hours of receving the information regarding the incident.  Click HERE for the written report, also referred to as SS 8572.

3.  Click HERE for additional referral instructions

what is reasonable suspicion?

“Reasonable suspicion” occurs when “it is objectively reasonable for a person to entertain a suspicion, based upon facts that could cause a reasonable person in a like position, drawing, when appropriate, on his or her training and experience, to support child abuse or neglect.” (Penal Code 11166(a)(a))

CHILD ABUSE REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

As educators, our most important duty is the protection of the children in our care. California Education Code requires the California Department of Education to adopt guidelines parents and guardians can follow to report child abuse. The following information, sent March 5, 2014 to California school districts from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, will assist parents and guardians in determining whether or not child abuse has occurred and, if so, how to file a complaint of child abuse with local law enforcement. This information has been taken from the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act in the California Penal Code and from sections of the California Education Code. The guidelines and procedures can be accessed online HERE.

student safety resources

CA Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Law

(pdf document: Who are mandated reporters?  Why must you report?  What do you have to report? When do you have to report? To Whom must you report? Immunity and Safeguards for Mandated Reporters; Liability for failure to make a required report; Responsibilities for agencies employing mandated reporters; Feedback to Mandated reporters)

Contra Costa County Child Abuse Prevention Council Web Site

Child Abuse Prevention Council "Surviving Parenthood" Resource

(pdf document: Excellent resource for: emergency phone numbers, health services, mental health services, legal assistance and advice, choosing child care, child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services, crisis services, parent support services, special needs, gay and lesbian services, services for multi-ethnic groups, substance abuse and treatment services, affordable housing and shelters, food assistance and more.)