Student safety is a Big Hollow priority. Please be aware of the following ways you can contribute to a safe school environment:
- School Buses: Do not pass a school bus which has activated flasher lights and an extended stop arm; bus drivers will report the vehicle’s license plate number. The lane in front of the Primary and Elementary School buildings is designated for Early Childhood bus arrivals and dismissals (in the morning, at mid-day and at afternoon dismissal); vehicles should not be in that lane during those times--please use the parking lot. Students must ride their designated bus to and from school and will only be allowed to ride another bus for emergency reasons which are approved by the school district office.
- A student who arrives at school after the starting bell will not be allowed to go to class, or who is leaving before the end of the school day will not be allowed to leave the building, unless a parent or properly designated person comes to the school building office and sign-in/out the child.
- During the school day, people who wish to enter the school building and go to classroom/gym/lunchroom areas must wear a visitor’s badge. To get a badge the individual must give her/his driver’s license to office personnel who will place it through an electronic scanner which will produce the required visitor’s photo badge. The scanner will identify any person who is/has been a convicted sexual offender.
Big Hollow School District 38 practices Integrated Pest Management, a program that combines preventive techniques, non-chemical pest control methods, and the appropriate use of pesticides with a preference for products that are the least harmful to human health and the environment. Applications of pesticides are made only when deemed necessary to control a pest problem and after trying other means to control the problem. The term “pesticide” includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, and fungicides.