At Platt Middle School & the CHOICE program, the safety of our students, faculty, and community are of the utmost of importance. Students need
to feel both physically and emotionally safe to be able to learn and we know you trust us with the welfare of your children
At the beginning of each new school year is the perfect time to review our safety practices. We discuss
this information with all students during PACK Reset or Co-op. We would like for you to take a few moments to
read the following and review this information with your students as well.
STUDENT HANDBOOK and BVSD STUDENT RIGHTS
Please view our Student website for this information. The Platt Student Handbook and BVSD Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide outlines the policies,
procedures, and expectations for students while they are on campus this year.
All exterior doors, including the front doors, will be locked starting at 8:40am through 3:45pm.
VISITORS TO CAMPUS:
All visitors must enter through our front doors and sign in at the main office front desk. Be prepared to state the purpose
of your visit to Platt and provide ID as the office staff member on duty may not recognize you even if you are a regular
volunteer. A badge will be issued to all visitors and you will be expected to wear this at all time throughout your visit on
To ensure the safety of our students, please review our front parking lot (west side) procedures. No students may be dropped off/picked up in the back of the building (south side) as this is the bus loop. CHOICE students may be dropped-off / picked-up by the CHOICE door on the east side of the building.
- Vehicles need to pull into the Hug n Go (drop off/pick up) lane which is closest to the school. The outside lane is a moving lane, which allows people to exit.
- Students will remain in the car until it reaches the "drop off zone" which is the yellow zone along the red curb. Please pull all the way forward to allow for many cars to drop off at once.
- Students need to have all belongings with them and be prepared to exit the vehicle quickly.
- Please have children exit on the curbside for their safety.
- Vehicles need to pull into the Hug-n-Go lane which is closest to the school. Drivers must remain in the car.
- Students may enter their cars anywhere in the yellow zone along the red curb. Students may not enter cars in any other areas.
- After picking up your children, vehicles will pull into the moving lane and exit.
- Remaining cars move forward closing the gap to allow for additional cars to enter the lane.
- We appreciate your support in keeping traffic off of Baseline Road by pulling into parking spaces. Once parked, stay in your vehicle and look for your student. Once you see your student, proceed to the Hug and Go lane to pick them up. Students may not enter the parking lot on foot.
Other Important Guidelines
- Complete all cell phone call/texts before entering the Hug n Go lane.
- Please review our Map of Parking Lot Flow. Follow the directional arrows indicating which way traffic flows in the parking lot.
- Hug n Go Lane (closest to the school) is for drop off and pick up only, no parking, remain in your vehicle.
- While waiting in the Hug n Go lane, do not block the crosswalks. Be sure to move forward filling in all spaces between cars.
All students must remain on the sidewalk until a parent accompanies them into the parking lot. Park your car and walk across to meet your student.
- No students will be allowed in the parking lot on their own.
- All families will cross into the parking lot via a crosswalk.
- All students and adults will walk their bike, scooter or skateboard once on school property on the sidewalk, not in the parking lot.
- Parents may also pick their student up in the CHOICE parking lot on the east side of the building as this area is less congested.
- In order to support these efforts, all staff are parking in the back parking lot.
STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL:
In the event of an emergency, it is important that we all know what to do and where to go. We practice evacuation drills
monthly and lock outs, lock downs, and shelter in place drills once a semester. In BVSD, we use the Standard Response
Protocol district wide to create consistency and common practices from one school to the next. You can learn more about
our practices at Standard Response Protocol for Parents.
BVSD SECURITY OFFICE:
For more information and additional resources,
please see the information below or visit the BVSD School Security Home Page.