Don Bosco Technical Institute Tarlac is deeply committed to the well-being and security of all its members and visitors. We prioritize health by fostering an environment that encourages physical and mental wellness. We maintain order to ensure a conducive learning and working atmosphere. Safety and security are paramount, and we have established rigorous protocols to protect everyone within our community, making our institute a place of trust, care, and protection.
Students/pupils and Lay Mission Partners are highly encouraged to bring their Personal Protective Equipment:
Extra Face Mask
Tissue Roll/Tissue Paper
Plastic for sanitary trash
PROTOCOLS IN ENTERING THE CAMPUS
Everyone entering the campus should abide by the following guidelines to ensure safety.
Everyone feeling ill or recovering from illness should wear their face masks properly at all times.
Although it is no longer required except for public transport, hospitals, and for those who are immuno-compromised, the school agrees with the joint statement of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) saying that the correct and consistent mask use by all students, teachers, staff and visitors is particularly important when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Aside from COVID-19, wearing face masks could also help prevent the spreading of other diseases Iike influenza, respiratory syncitial virus, and Rhinovirus. PPS and PIDSP also believe that children are more susceptible to the disease and given the continued risk of transmission in school settings, a high level of infection prevention and preparedness in these settings must continue.
Disposable masked should be replaced daily. If disposing of them inside the school premises, throw them in the yellow trash bins.
Reusable masks should be washed in between use.
Parents/visitors/guests should declare their purpose, present their valid IDs, and secure and wear their visitor's pass.
Visitors and guest will log their contact information on the designated log-book from the guard.
Students/pupils scheduled for assembly will fall in line at the gym in their designated areas. Those who are not scheduled for assembly will fall in line outside their classroom and will wait for their respective advisers before entering their classroom.
The campus is under 24-hour CCTV surveillance.
Parents and guardians are only allowed to stay in the designated waiting areas. Only those with official business can go inside.
Students and Lay Mission Partners should wear their IDs at all times. Visitors and guests should present their valid IDs and secure a visitor's pass when entering the campus.
Enter only at your designated entry gates and exit only at your designated exit gates.
In Case of an Emergency (ICE) contact details should be submitted to the class advisers.
Inform advisers of your child's official designated fetcher. Parents and guardians should instruct their child/ward to stay at the waiting area during dismissal time and await their agreed pick-up time.
Belongings and valuables should be properly secured and labeled. Students should surrender their gadgets to their respective Prefect of Disciplines (POD). Large amounts of money should not be brought to school. For those bringing large amounts for payments, please do your transactions before the morning break. The wearing of flashy pieces of jewelry and accessories is highly discouraged.
Classrooms should be vacated and locked during break times except for Primary students.
Food deliveries and leaving of lunch boxes at the guardhouse are prohibited.
Indoor facilities should be vacated for disinfection and sanitization by 5:30 PM. The gymnasium and other outdoor facilities may still be used but only up until the school-wide curfew time of 6:30 PM.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM
On March 16, 2023, the city of Tarlac experienced a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the entire area. The earthquake was felt in Don Bosco Tarlac, a school known for its commitment to providing quality education to its students.
When the earthquake hit, the school’s students and staff followed the proper protocol of duck-cover-and-hold and mobilized towards the safe zone, which was the football field. Everyone was accounted for, and the building was declared clear from danger. Classes resumed as per usual.
Fortunately, there were no reported casualties in the school, and the community of Don Bosco Tarlac extends its prayers for those vastly affected. However, this event serves as a reminder of the importance of being ready for such events, not just at school but also at home.
Earthquakes can strike at any time, and it is crucial to know what to do to ensure your safety. It is essential to have a plan in place at home and work or school, so everyone knows what to do in case of an earthquake.
Here are some tips on how to be prepared for an earthquake:
Have an emergency kit – prepare an emergency kit that includes enough food, water, and medical supplies to last at least three days.
Identify safe spots – identify the safe spots in your home, school, or workplace where you can take cover during an earthquake. Make sure these areas are free from objects that may fall or cause injury.
Practice earthquake drills – practice earthquake drills with your family, classmates, or colleagues to ensure everyone knows what to do during an earthquake.
Secure furniture and fixtures – secure furniture and fixtures that may fall during an earthquake, such as bookshelves, cabinets, and hanging objects.
Stay informed – stay informed about earthquake risks in your area, and always follow the advice of local authorities in case of an earthquake.
In conclusion, the earthquake in Tarlac City serves as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. Don Bosco Tarlac’s students and staff showed their readiness and discipline during the event, and their response ensured everyone’s safety. It is crucial to apply the same level of preparedness and discipline at home and work or school to ensure everyone’s safety in case of an earthquake or any natural disaster.
FIRE SAFETY SEMINAR
Don Bosco Tarlac, a school known for its commitment to providing quality education to its students, recently held a Fire Prevention Seminar on March 20-21, 2023. The seminar was held at the Fr. William Balocco Gymnasium and was delivered by the fire marshals from the Bureau of Fire Protection Tarlac City.
The seminar was organized in observance of the Fire Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign that aims to educate the public on fire safety and prevention. This year’s theme, “Matuto Ka: Pag-iingat sa Sunog, Responsibilidad ng Bawat Isa,” emphasizes the importance of individual responsibility in preventing fires.
During the seminar, the fire marshals discussed the common causes of fires, such as faulty electrical wiring, smoking, and cooking accidents. They also emphasized the importance of having a fire exit plan and conducting regular fire drills to ensure that everyone in the school knows what to do in case of a fire.
Moreover, the fire marshals demonstrated how to use fire extinguishers and explained the different types of extinguishers for different types of fires. They also provided tips on how to prevent fires, such as avoiding overloading electrical outlets, keeping flammable materials away from heat sources, and not leaving cooking unattended
The seminar was attended by the school’s students and staff, who learned valuable information on how to be safe from fire and how to handle fire-related situations. Fire safety is essential for everyone, and being prepared can save lives and prevent property damage.
It is crucial to raise awareness on fire safety, especially in schools where many people gather every day. The knowledge and skills gained from the Fire Prevention Seminar will not only benefit the school community but also extend to their homes and communities.
In conclusion, Don Bosco Tarlac’s Fire Prevention Seminar is a significant step in promoting fire safety and prevention. It highlights the importance of individual responsibility and preparedness in preventing fires. Everyone should be aware of the ways to be safe from fire, and this seminar serves as a reminder that fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.
FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE DRILL
Don Bosco Tarlac recently conducted a school-wide fire and earthquake drill last March 22, 2023, to prepare its Educative Pastoral Community for possible disasters and calamities. The activity was organized by the School Incident Command Group, under the leadership of Br. Lito Dela Cruz, SDB.
The drill was observed and evaluated by the City Fire Department and the representatives of Santo Cristo Barangay Emergency Response Team. The drill aimed to educate and prepare students, faculty, and staff on the proper response during emergency situations such as fires and earthquakes.
During the drill, the School Incident Command Group provided instructions on what to do in case of a fire or earthquake. The students, faculty, and staff followed the protocols, which included evacuating the building, taking the designated routes to the safe zones, and conducting headcount upon reaching the safe zones.
The drill highlighted the importance of drills and the role they play in being prepared for the real thing. Drills are essential to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. It also helps to identify areas of improvement in the school’s emergency preparedness plan.
Moreover, the drill provides an opportunity to test the response time of the school’s emergency personnel, evaluate the effectiveness of the communication systems, and identify areas of weakness that need improvement.
Preparing for emergencies is not just the school’s responsibility but also the community’s. The drill serves as a reminder to parents and guardians to have an emergency plan in place at home and to educate their children on what to do in case of an emergency.
In conclusion, the school-wide fire and earthquake drill conducted by Don Bosco Tarlac highlights the importance of drills and the role they play in being prepared for the real thing. The drill provided an opportunity to test the school’s emergency preparedness plan, evaluate its effectiveness, and identify areas of improvement. Preparing for emergencies is not just the school’s responsibility, but also the community’s. Everyone must be educated and prepared in case of an emergency to ensure everyone’s safety.
CAMPAIGNS IN CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – these three 'R' words are an important part of sustainable living, as they help to cut down on the amount of waste we have to throw away.
Reduce the amount of waste you produce.
Reuse items as much as you can before replacing them.
Recycle items wherever possible.
Using the 3 'R's also helps to minimize the amount of space needed for landfill sites, where waste materials are disposed of.
CLAYGO or “Clean as you go” is a practice commonly observed in some fast food chains and other public places to minimize risks to hygiene, health, and safety. This method encourages all of us to make cleaning a part of our daily routine. From the surfaces, tables and/or other equipment, we need to ensure that these are clean, hygienic, and clutter-free.
More than being obsessed with cleanliness, this practice is our little way of showing how we care for our environment. Instead of relying entirely on maintenance personnel, we should at least make an effort on cleaning up our own mess.
Air purifiers with HEPA filters will be turned on 15 minutes before the entry of students/pupils into the classroom each day.
Students/pupils should sanitize their hands, and desks at the beginning of each class period. Teachers will make this part of their routine.
Students/pupils are to stay in their places at all times. Switching of places/seats is strictly prohibited. If one needs to go to the restroom, one asks permission by raising a hand. Strictly one person at a time.
The school has partnered with We Gen and invested in renewable energy using 2 solar systems harnessing the power coming from the sun for its day-to-day operations. As of press time, we can say that 46.5% of the school's energy needs is coming from clean energy.
School Solar PV System 1 is a 99.18 kWp Grid-Tie Rooftop Solar PV System with 306 units of 285 W panel, 1 unit of SolarEdge inverter, and 174 units of 650 W optimizers running since March 22, 2021. Net Metering began on April 7, 2022.
Data updated as of February 16, 2023 - 11:30 AM
School Solar PV System 2 is a 99.56 kWp Grid-Tie Rooftop Solar PV System with 262 units of 285 W panel, 3 units of SolarEdge inverters, and 262 units of 650 W optimizers running since September 5, 2022. Net Metering began on January 2023.
Data updated as of February 16, 2023 - 11:30 AM
"The pandemic gave us more reasons to push for renewable energy. This is our support for the Laudatoi Si' and the Don Bosco Green alliance project."
- DB Tarlac Economer Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB