Notices and Documents
Ongoing Notices and Documents
The below notices have been provided to help families effectively participate and navigate in Joyland’s program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Director.
Annual Pesticide Notice
Annual Pesticide Notice
We use an integrated pest management system to minimize pesticide use
Healthy Schools Act Notice
General Information about pesticide: www.cdpr.ca.gov
Plan of use: We do not plan/expect to use any pesticides for pest management under the Healthy Schools Act. We disinfect throughout the day using safer alternatives to bleach and other chemicals: Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant, Oxivir Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant, Lysol Disinfectant Spray & Formula 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner Pine Sol. Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant, Oxivir Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Odoban & Pine Sol.
Training: All teachers trained in Basic Pest Management in the School & Child Care Settings.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
We manage pests with a commonsense IPM system to reduce pests naturally by:
– keeping things clean, sanitary & unappealing to pests
– sealing all food
– minimizing standing water
– removing clutter & cardboard boxes
– controlling pest entry points
– removing pests with microfiber cloths, paper towels, disinfectants or non pesticide sprays or solutions.
– using inaccessible, safe, self-contained bait traps when necessary
Only when all other precautions and plans fail, when absolutely necessary, as a last resort, Halsey Schools will have a professional company spray a natural pesticide called essentria IC3. In rare cases, if it is used, it will usually only be applied outside during a weekend.
Essentria IC3 is composed of rosemary oil, peppermint oil and geraniol (found in rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil). Essentria IC3 is a Minimum-Risk pest control product, and qualifies for exemption from EPA registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). And therefore does not fall under the Healthy Schools Act. Reporting and notice of spraying is not required. Read more about Exempt Pesticides here. Pesticides in the form of a self-contained bait or trap, or a gel/paste put into cracks or crevices, are exempt. As are all sanitizes and disinfectants. Those that do not need to be registered by the United States EPA (like mint oil) are also exempt. Reporting and notice of spraying is not required. Read more about Exempt Pesticides here. Material Safety Data Sheet: essentria IC3
Register for pesticide application notification
Parents/guardians can register with the school to receive notification of individual pesticide applications. Persons who register for this notification shall be notified at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the application, except in emergencies, and will be provided the name and active ingredient(s) of the pesticide as well as the intended date of application. Parents/guardians seeking access to information on pesticides and pesticide use reduction developed by the Department of Pesticide Regulation pursuant to California Food and Agricultural Code 13184, can do so by accessing the Department’s website at www.cdpr.ca.gov. Sign-up for Pesticide Use Notification IF we use pesticides required to be registered with the EPA. We do not plan to and have not used any in the past. This is just in case. We use lysol and bleach daily. And may use bleach periodically.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.