What parents can do to support children when a tragedy occurs:Top of Page
From the Chico Unified School District Website:
Parent Support During Crises
Provide structure, follow normal routines and encourage participation in family activities.
Children will differ according to their age in how much they understand this crisis and its relevance to their life
Parents should respond with reassurance of safety, love, patience, tolerance and increased availability.
Parents need to give children permission to express their emotions and not project their own emotions onto the child.
need to understand that the most common childhood response to a crisis
is regression. Unfortunately, this regression in behavior may come at
the time when the parent is also effected by the crisis and therefore
less able to deal with the regression.
Parents who think that their child is having an atypical or severe reaction are encouraged to call the school for assistance.
Parents are encouraged to participate in support activities provided by our community.
Parents should give their children the facts in age appropriate terms.
Small children should be protected from explicit news coverage.
Avoid extended television news watching, turn off the television for periods of time and engage in family activities.
Answer all questions that your child asks.
Should you have concerns regarding your child's reaction to a crisis please call:
Butte County Behavioral Health at 891-2810 or your child's school.
School Safety is the highest priority at Chico Country Day School.
The Safety Committee meets every month. The next meeting will be posted in an eflyer
Members of the Safety Committee are:
Stuart Langford, Plant Manager
Stacy Ferguson, Office Manager
Nick Bauer, Parent
Margaret Reece, CBO
Debbie Hardesty, Teacher
Anne Marie Chik, Teacher
Jamie Saderup,Business Asst.
Pamela Wilson, Business Office Mgr.
Liz Seaman, School Nurse
In case of a catastrophic event that causes the school to be evacuated,
the Safe School plan calls for an alternative meeting site where parents
can meet with school officials to pick up their children.
The alternate school site is the Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium located
at 601 Wall Street, Chico, CA. Click here for the School Evacuation Plan.
In anticipation of another active flu season this year, we have implemented the recommendations
of the CDC. Students with flu-like symptoms will be isolated and
required to wear a mask until picked up by a parent. Please make sure
that your emergency information is up to date in the office so that we
can contact you in the event your child needs to be sent home.
Download a symptom screening tool for parents, in english or spanish, that you may use at home and a flu guide for parents from the CDC. Tdap Shot Required for all 7th Graders
All 7-12th graders are required to get a
whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) before starting the school year. Please
read more information at www.shotsforschool.org and get your child(ren) vaccinated before the school rush.
For more information on immunizations or health concerns, please contact our school nurse, Liz Seamanat 895-2650 ext. 210.