Palm Springs Police Dept. and Mayor’s Office Partner to Share Message
Members of the Palm Springs Police Department will lead an assembly at Cielo Vista Charter School on Wednesday, October 23 at 8:30 a.m. to teach kids the dangers of drugs. The assembly will happen during Red Ribbon Week – an alcohol, drug and bully prevention awareness campaign observed annually each October in the United States
Speakers will include Officer Joshua Crocker from the Palm Springs Police Department and Michele Mician, Sustainability Manager with the City of Palm Springs. Officer Crocker will talk to kids about being aware of illegal drug use and bullying. Michele Mician will share Mayor Steve Pougnet’s vision for a healthier Palm Springs.
The assembly will also include a K9 demonstration and a display of emergency response vehicles, including a police motorcycle, a police car, plus vehicles from the Palm Springs Fire Department. All students, grades K-6th grade will attend the assembly.
During Red Ribbon Week, Cielo Vista Charter School students are also provided a pledge to sign with their families to “say no to drugs and bullying.” Students will be given a red ribbon to wear during the week, and they are also encouraged to wear red accessories with their school uniforms on Wednesday to show their commitment to drug-free and bull-free lives.
Cielo Vista became a charter school in 2010 after operating as a traditional public school within the Palm Springs Unified School District since 1952. CVC presently serves nearly 800 students from the Palm Springs area in grades K-6. Seventy-nine percent of the student body is considered economically disadvantaged by state standards. The Cielo Vista community strives to create an environment that enhances the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of its students.
Cielo Vista Charter is led by principal Lynda Lake. The school’s governing board consists of James Cioffi, Frank Tinney, David L. Baron, William G. Kleindienst, and Mark Anderson. Cielo Vista Charter School is located at 650 South Paseo Dorotea in Palm Springs.