Safety: CHS Closed Campus Update
The most compelling reason to close high school campuses during lunch is the same reason that elementary and middle/Jr. high schools campuses are closed -- student safety.
A closed campus is safer for students. The likelihood of a fatal automobile accident in a high school cafeteria is minimal. The ability for school administrations to control who is allowed on campus is greatly enhanced.
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Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, we will be phasing in a Closed Campus for students. We are concerned about student safety and providing appropriate supervision of students during the school day. We cannot supervise students when they are off campus during lunch.
There is a perception that most students are leaving campus to eat lunch. However, in a survey conducted in the spring of 2015, the number of students purchasing lunches at local establishments was actually quite low.
In 2015-16, seniors only will be eligible to apply for off campus permits. Beginning in 2016-17, there will be no off campus permits issued.
Students with legitimate reasons to leave campus will still be able to do so with prior permission.
We will continue to work with Food Services to provide food options on campus and also expect to increase opportunities for student clubs/activities at lunch.
We never know what accident, problem, or tragedy we prevent.
8/19 Football practice begins.
Jefferson County Public Health is offering SPORTS PHYSICALS to any student athlete by appointment.
We bill insurance, or provide services based on sliding fee scale.
The following dates are planned now for the start of the 2015-2016 school year:
Chimacum School Based Health Center
Tuesday August 18 9am-3pm
Friday August 21 9-3
Wednesday August 26 9-3
Call 360-385-9400 for appointments