Safety Plan and Procedures

Student drop off and pick up before and after school -

The front of the school can get a bit hectic, especially in the mornings when dropping off students and after school when picking up students at the end of the school day. We ask that all parents comply with the requests of the school personnel to ensure that everyone is safe and that the environment in front of the school is orderly during pick up and drop off times.

Please adhere to the following rules:

1. Do not leave your vehicle unattended in the drop off zone (yellow zones located at the sidewalk curb directly in front of the school).

2. Do not get out of your vehicle to assist unloading students. On most days, we have parent volunteers to assist with unloading students if necessary.

3. When possible, pull all the way to the end of the loading zone to unload your children. This allows for the consistent flow of traffic during drop off times.

4. Do not enter the school parking lot. The school parking lot is only for buses and for school staff. Kindergarten families whose children attend the 11:30 class will need to park directly across the street from the school on Farwell Drive or neighboring side streets in order to bring students to school.

5. All students should exit your vehicle at the curb side not the street side. This will prevent any unforeseen accidents with oncoming traffic on Farwell Drive.

6. Parents should never leave their vehicle in the neighborhood streets to walk children onto campus. Vehicles left unattended and who are parked illegally, will be ticketed by the Fremont Police Department.

7. Vehicles who continue to violate the drop off and pick up rules will have license plate numbers reported to the Fremont Police department for intervention.

8. Vehicles should never park in any portion of a red zone nor should they stop in the driveway entrances for the school parking lot.

9. Please be cautious with the crosswalk areas. ALL parents and students MUST use the cross walk when coming to or leaving school. We do not want to teach poor habits to children by not obeying the crosswalk laws. Remember, pedestrians always have the right of way when in a crosswalk.

The school truly appreciates everyone's help with obeying the drop off and pick up policy in the front of the school. Our priority is to keep children safe and parents stress free in the mornings and after school. Please be aware that no vehicle should make any u-turns during school hours on Nicolet due to children and pedestrian crossing.

Foot traffic on campus & holding/waiting area - (Yellow line)

When walking your children to school please be aware that no one should report directly to the classroom door before school and after school. Teachers are not available to meet with families prior to the start of the school day unless prearranged appointments have been made directly with the teacher. In that instance, the parent will report to the office for their meeting.

Located near the office area is a yellow line painted on the blacktop area. This yellow line on the blacktop area is where ALL parents and students wait for the morning bell and dismissal bell to sound. In the morning when the bell sounds, parents and students may WALK to their classroom door and have students line up in a single file line awaiting the arrival of the teacher who will open the classroom door, greet the students and let them inside for the day's instruction.

When picking up your children after school, parents are required to wait at the yellow line in the courtyard until the dismissal bell rings. We do not allow anyone to sit outside of the classrooms on the benches that are located beyond the yellow line, as it causes a disruption to the classroom environment. Having visitors sitting outside the classrooms also prevents the school personnel of ensuring an "intruder free" environment. Any location inside of the yellow line constitutes being on campus and those individuals would be in violation of the visitors to campus board policy for FUSD.


If the superintendent declares a District emergency during the school day, the following procedures will be followed:


An alert bar will be present at the top of every webpage during an active situation affecting Fremont Unified students, staff and/or facilities.

1. Until regular dismissal time and released only then if it is considered safe, OR Until released to an adult authorized by the parent or legal guardian whose name appears on district records.

2. If students are on their way to school, they will be brought to school if they are being bussed, or they should proceed to school if walking.

3. If students are on their way home from school, they are to continue home.

During a Declared Emergency, those students who have not been picked up by their parents or other authorized person may be taken by District personnel to another site where consolidated care facilities can be provided. This information will be given to the media stations and posted at the site to keep parents informed.


Parents and legal guardians of students will be provided with a Student Health/Emergency Form each year. In case of a Declared Emergency, students will be released ONLY to persons designated on this form. Parents are responsible for ensuring that information on the Student Health/Enrollment Form is current at all times.

Parents are asked to share with the schools the responsibility for informing students what they should do in case of a severe earthquake or other major emergency. Parents need to give specific directions to each student to follow the policy outlined above and to follow the directions of school personnel.

School authorities will do everything possible to care for each student while he/she is under district supervision.

It is critical that students do not have directions from parents that are contrary to the districts stated policy on retention at school and authorized release in case of a severe emergency.

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD DO during a drill or real emergency


Care for yourself and own home first. Your child will be cared for until you come to get them or until you have been contacted.


If you are close to school, do not drive. Remember that emergency vehicles could be delayed by a traffic jam. Don’t use the phone for anything except to report emergencies (i.e., police, fire, ambulance).

STEP 1: Go to the flagpole, near the office to seek release of your own child or a child whose release form has your name listed as a release contact. The secretaries will verify your emergency card and provide you with a release form. Take the release form to station 2 (picnic tables).

STEP 2: Once you have obtained the release form, proceed to the picnic tables near the multipurpose room. Show your release form to the staff member. The teacher or staff member will contact the site principal to send that student to the MPR. When your child arrives, sign your child out on the release form and you may leave the premises. Your child will not be released until you sign the release form.

Be patient, this will take time. The only other people who can take your child from school are those you list on the emergency release form. Therefore, it is very important to keep office release forms up-to-date.

Parents responsibility during a lockdown emergency or lock down drill:

A school may initiate a lockdown to assure the safety of all students, staff, and visitors at a school site. Parents/Guardians will not have access to students and/or staff during a lockdown or lockdown drill. Parents/Guardians are expected to cooperate with the directions of the public safety incident commander or site principal during such emergencies. Parents shall wait by the flag pole for the lift of the lockdown by the incident commander then proceed to the office once the emergency or drill has been lifted. Parents should not be near classrooms or walking around the campus during such emergencies.