Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 13, 2022 




LOS ANGELES, August 11, 2022 — School bells will be calling students back to the classroom 
soon and the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, has steps everyone can take 
to help kids remain safe as they head back to school. 

As parents get ready for the start of a new school year, it’s a good time to think about 
emergencies, such as weather-related disasters, and draw up an emergency plan for their 
household. Know what the emergency plan is at your child’s school and develop a family 
emergency plan so everyone will know who to contact and where to go if something happens 
during the school day. Details are available at 

“There are a lot of things to think about for the start of a busy new school year, but don’t 
forget to in-clude safety,” said Guillermo Sanchez, Regional Preparedness Manager for the 
Red Cross in Los Ange-les Region. “We ask parents and guardians to consider familiarizing 
their children with these measures to help keep them safe as they head back to school.” 

CELL PHONES A DISTRACTION The National Safety Council (NSC) reports distracted 
walking can be dangerous, even deadly. Teach your students the following: 

• Don’t text or talk on your phone while walking. If you must text, move out of the 
way of others and stop on the sidewalk.
• Never cross the street while using an electronic device. 
• Do not walk with headphones in your ears. 
• Drivers can be distracted too. Never use a phone while driving. Help keep children 
safe by elim-inating all distractions. 

• Students should get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb while 
waiting for the bus to arrive. Young children should be supervised.
• Board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the driver or attendant 
instructs them to get on. They should only board their bus, never an alternate one.
• All students should stay in clear view of the bus driver and never walk behind the 
• Cross the street at the corner, obeying traffic signals and staying in the crosswalk. 
• Never run out into the street or cross between parked cars. 
• Use a route along which the school has placed crossing guards. 
• Parents, walk with young children and those taking new routes or attending new 
schools, for the first week to ensure they know how to get there safely. Arrange for the kids 
to walk to school with a friend or classmate. 
• Everyone should always wear a seat belt. 
• Younger children should use car seats or booster seats until the lap-shoulder belt 
fits properly (typically for children ages 8-12 and over 4’9”), and ride in the back seat until 
they are at least 13 years old.
• If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat 
RIDING A BIKE There may be more young people on bikes as the school bells ring. They 
• Wear a properly fitted helmet and bright clothing. 
• Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, in a single file. 
• Come to a complete stop before crossing the street; walk bikes across the street. 
• Stay alert and avoid distracted riding.
SLOW DOWN Drivers should slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones, 
and know what the yellow and red bus signals mean. Yellow flashing lights indicate the 
bus is getting ready to stop, that motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop. Red 
flashing lights and an extended stop sign indicate the bus is stopped and children are getting 
on or off. 
Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection 
where a bus is stopped. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus 
must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and 
all children have reached safety. This in-cludes two and four-lane highways. If physical 
barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming 
traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. 

KEEP LITTLE ONES SAFE Keeping all students safe is the primary concern for everyone, 
but there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those going to school for the 
first time: 

• Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with 
their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to call 911.
• Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t 
Finally, download the free Red Cross First Aid app for instant access to information on 
handling the most common first aid emergencies. You can find it by searching for ‘American 
Red Cross’ in your app store or at Learn and practice First Aid and 
CPR/AED skills by taking a course ( so you can help save a life. 
About the American Red Cross: 
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies 
about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international 
humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red 
Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the 
American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 

Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arcadia High School website: 
180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee 

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 

Sierra Madre Elementary School 
Kindergarten - 8th grade 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 


(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. 

Walden School 
Clairbourn School 74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Frostig School 

Pasadena Unified School District 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 

(626) 791-1255 (626) 396-3600 Website: 
Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Monrovia Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner (626) 471-2000website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email: 

Monrovia High School Principal: Cindy Harmon 
325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 website: 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 



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