MID-JERSEY CHINESE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN & PROCEDURES
CACA Mid-Jersey Chinese School (MJCS) has been operating continuously in East Brunswick since 1963, serving East Brunswick and Central Jersey with Chinese language and cultural classes for both children and adults. MJCS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization administered by a group of volunteer staff. Classes are held for 30 Saturdays during the school year between September and June, between the hours of 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Language classes for children are held in the south section of the Churchill Junior High School from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Cultural classes are held for children between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Cultural classes for adults are held at various times during the morning between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Cultural classes are held in the south section as well as in other locations (cafetorium, faculty room, sub-gym, and chorus room). School administration is located in the cafetorium. MJCS has an established security plan, which includes recent enhancements and clarifications. The objective of this plan is to provide a safe and secure environment.
A Safety Coordinator is designated to oversee security operations. As per the by- laws of the organization, the role of the Safety Coordinator is to schedule parents to patrol and monitor all activities in the hallways, and to assure safety of all school personnel inside the building. See Exhibit A - Safety Duty Schedule and Rules.
All administrative and teaching staff members are provided with a badge to wear during school hours.
- Parents may escort young children to the classrooms from 9:15 am – 9:45 am.
- After 9:45 only authorized personnel shall be permitted to remain in the classrooms.
- Between 9:45 am – 11:30 am, no one shall be permitted to enter the building from any entrance in the south section of the building. All visitors/students will be directed to enter the building at the main entrance by the Cafetorium. Students will be escorted to their classroom by a Youth Volunteer. Visitors will be required to sign in at the Administration desk and obtain a visitor’s pass. No visitors will be permitted to enter the south section of the building without a visitor’s pass.
- Personnel who are assigned to each security post will question anyone who is walking through the halls between 9:45 am – 11:30 am; or from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm. The person assigned to security post 2 (refer to Exhibit B) will not permit the entry of any unauthorized personnel to the south section of the building and will require that visitors show their visitor’s pass.
- The Safety Coordinator (or his designee) will walk through all areas of the building utilized by MJCS twice during school hours. One of the walk-throughs will occur at 9:45. At that time, anyone who is not a student, a staff member or other authorized personnel shall be directed to leave or go to the Cafetorium.
- From 11:30 – 11:45, parents of young children will be permitted to pick up their children from the classrooms and to allow parents to meet with teachers.
- After 11:45, security shall require that there is no loitering in the south section.
- Any security issues or concerns must be immediately reported to the Safety Coordinator, the Principal, or the Vice-Principal.
MJCS does not currently hold any regular classes in the main gymnasium due to the fact that the gymnasium is often utilized by East Brunswick sports programs on Saturday mornings, and therefore classes are difficult to coordinate. MJCS does have a Basketball Club that meets in the gym when it is available. The Basketball Club is under the supervision of an adult Basketball Coordinator. The following rules are followed by the Basketball Club:
- The Basketball Club may only utilize the gym when it does not conflict with the use of the gym by East Brunswick sports programs or other authorized use.
- The Basketball Club may only utilize the gym when it is under the supervision of the Basketball Coordinator or his designee. Club members will be required to wear an arm band (or other identification) that clearly identifies them as members. Club participants must be members of MJCS.
- The Coordinator will maintain a sign in sheet for participants. All participants must be registered students with MJCS. The Coordinator will report any safety or security issues to the Safety Coordinator immediately.
OTHER SCHOOL ACCESS AUTHORIZED BY EAST BRUNSWICK SCHOOLS:
MJCS is not responsible for the use of school facilities for other events authorized by the East Brunswick Schools. It is not possible for MJCS to monitor the entry of unauthorized personnel when such other events are taking place. MJCS recommends that the outside access doors to the gymnasium remain locked if there is no East Brunswick school or other event taking place. If an authorized event is taking place, MJCS recommends that the coordinator of such event be made responsible for monitoring the entry of personnel through the gymnasium entrance.
After 12:45 pm, MJCS will no longer monitor school premises.
中部中文學校消防演習說明 MJCS FIRE DRILL INSTRUCTIONS
演習前,通知全校師生演習的日期及時間（第四週早上 11 點 至 11 點 10 分），確定每一位老師,校務及相關人員都已拿到疏散圖,並了解疏散路徑。指定由安全組長敲鑼開始演習。
MJCS FIRE DRILL INSTRUCTION & MAP OF EVACUATION ROUTES
Prior to Fire Drill date, inform all teachers and students the date and time (4th week, from 11:00AM to 11:10AM). Make sure every teacher and school staffs who are involved in the Fire Drill have been given the evacuation plan and the map of evacuation routes. The Safety Officer will sound the gong to start the Fire Drill.
- Every teacher escorts students exiting the school building according to the map of evacuation routes and wait at the exit outside of building for the next instruction.
- Security duty parents guard each exit door from outside and guide teachers and students to the designated area.
- The Principal, Security Officer and school staffs will check all classrooms, bathrooms and cafetorium to ensure no one is inside the school premise. Finishing the checking, exit to the designated area.
- The assigned school staffs will meet teachers and make sure every student in his/her class has been counted. After the safety officer sounds the gong to finish the drill, teachers are allowed to escort students to reenter the school building.
- YV counselor will arrange and assign YV to assist classes of 2nd graders and under for fire drill.
- In case the school is made non-accessible, the alternate meeting place for teachers, students and parents is Hong Kong Super Market parking lot.
FIRE PREVENTION GUIDELINES
THINGS TO CHECK AT HOME
- Should be installed on every level of a home and outside each bedroom
- Should be tested at least once a month
- Batteries should be replaced in accordance with manufacturing requirements or whenever: the 1ilarm. begins to chirp
- Sleep with doors closed to provide protection against heat and smoke
- Have them
- Practice exiting the home two different ways
- Choose an outside meeting place in advance
- Should be kept at least three feet away from anything that can burn
- Should be kept away from children
- Should be turned off when you leave your room or go to bed
Electric Appliances & Electrical Cords
- If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired
- Replace electrical cords which have cracked or frayed
- Do not overload extension cords or sockets
- Do not run extension cords under rugs
- Important Documents
- Make copies, update them, and store them in a offsite and secure place
- Cigarette butts -- the leading cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
- Use large, deep ashtrays
- Water should be put on the butts before discarding
- Check cushions before going to bed or leaving the house
- Support national and local Fire Departments through donation and volunteerism
TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH FIRE
- Test doors before you open them - if hot, use another route; if cool, and open with caution
- When exit through smoke the cleanest air will be several inches above the floor so crawl on your hands or knees to the nearest exit
- If your clothes catch fire, drop to the ground, cover your face with hands to protect your face and lungs and roll over and over to smother the flames
- If you get trapped, close the doors and stuff the cracks to keep the smoke out. Wait at a window and signal for help with a flashlight, or wave a light-colored piece of material
- Do not use elevator or escalator
- Call fire department
- Never, never run back into a building that is already on fire