Closed Campus

Our school is constantly evaluating safety procedures and making adjustments to ensure that all students are as safe as possible. Thank you for your cooperation and support of our Secure Campus procedures, which follow the protocol of all schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. Efforts will continually be made to ascertain that the people who are actually on campus are authorized to be here and to reduce the possibility that a stranger could slip onto school grounds without notice. Our student's safety and well-being is of utmost importance to all of us. 

The campus will be closed to unauthorized adults before and after school (it has always been closed during regular school hours). Drop off procedures remain the same. Adults will not be allowed through the main gate or the kindergarten gate. We will have supervision at these gates, as well as on campus.

If you have a scheduled meeting with a teacher before or after school, please check in with the office and follow our regular visitor procedures.

Classroom volunteers (advanced arrangements required) and campus visitors must sign in at the front office and wear a visitor/volunteer badge. Valid state-issued ID is required at check in. If you have an item to drop off for your student, please plan to leave it at the front desk; families are not permitted to take items directly to students on campus. 

Part of what makes LCM a special place is our many family events that occur on campus, especially Friday mornings. Therefore, on all flag salute days, we will allow parents to enter the school after the 8:15 a.m. bell rings. We welcome you to join us for all of our flag celebrations, which are the second and third Fridays of each month, 8:45am on the main blacktop (grades 1-5). Kindergarten/TK flag salutes are the first Fridays of the month on the Kindergarten blacktop (8:15 for AM Kinder; 11:50am for PM Kinder/TK). 

Summary of Procedures:
8:00am – Cafeteria open for students only, early breakfast
8:15am – Gate is open for students only, parent volunteers must sign in at the office to
have access. Parents must have an appointment to meet with a teacher.
3:10pm – Gates unlocked for student dismissal – staff member to monitor gates