Last month, our hearts were heavy onc
DCSD will conduct a test of the emergency notification system, including email, mobile app, website, social media, text and voice messaging on Tuesday, October 3. Should a real emergency arise, the test will be delayed.
Douglas County School District’s (DCSD) Safety and Security team is dedicated to keeping all students, employees, parents and community members safe. In order to maintain a safe environment, several layers of safety measures are in place, including physical security measures, training and prevention, designed to protect our children in the event of an imminent threat to one of our schools or facilities.
With temperatures now below freezing
DCSD’s Safety and Security team has created a comprehensive plan consisting of many layers, including physical security measures, training and prevention. The layers of security are designed to protect our children in the event of an imminent threat to one of our schools or facilities.
DCSD will conduct a test of its emergency notif
Inspired by the death of a friend and classmate, a group of Chaparral High School marketing students have launched a campaign to ensure their school and the community understand the dangers of distracted driving.
This week’s anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy is a poignant reminder of why it is critically important for school districts across the nation to take the safety and security of students and staff seriously. Douglas County School District (DCSD) has long been a leader in this regard. Learning from the past, it has taken a comprehensive and innovative approach, utilizing and continually improving a layered system of security.
Submitted by parent, Sally Erickson
Bullying often stems from misunderstandings between various social circles, but ThunderRidge has taken steps to try and erase the lines that separate those cliques. That’s where “Seminar” comes in.
160,000 students nationwide skip school every day for fear of being bullied. These schools are taking steps to ensure a safe learning environment for everybody.
This school year, Chaparral implemented Sources of Strength in the school. The wellness program uses the combined power of peer relationships and caring adult relationships to improve social norms and enhance social support.
The event will be presented by Lynn Riemer, President of ACT on Drugs, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate parents, teens, and professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in their community.
/sites/default/files/News/HOIP_School_Safety_brochure_NEW.pdfMore than 67,000 students are returning to school over the next week, making it the perfect time to discuss back-to-school safety with our kids, families and community. Whether students walk, bike, skate, ride or drive to school, it takes everyone to ensure they get there safely.
There are a number of situations that may occur at a school that would prompt the Douglas County School District to evacuate a school building or release students early, including weather, a power or water outage, as well as a crisis at or near the school.
Safety is the number one priority in the Douglas County School District. While traditionally our efforts have centered on physical and psychological safety, District Chief Technology Officer Gautam Sethi says technology and online safety have become a crucial part of the picture.
In some emergency situations, the safest course of action is to stay put. That is why Shelter is one of the actions in our Standard Response Protocol (SRP).
Police officers and deputies involved in DCSD’s Youth Education and Safety in School (YESS) program are encouraging parents to be vigilant regarding which sweet treats their kids are eating this Halloween season.
In our Standard Response Protocol two of the actions are Lockout and Lockdown. While the names may be very similar, what happens during a Lockout and Lockdown is very different.
Douglas County School District parents and staff recently had an opportunity to learn more about the prevention of suicide and other youth tragedies from a national expert in school crisis.
Providing a safe learning environment that our children can thrive in simply cannot be the job of a single staff member at a school or even the Douglas County School District’s Safety & Security department. Every individual that interacts with our schools must play a role.
In an emergency, every second counts. That is why it is critical for the school district and each of our families to have a game plan.
Do your children know to come inside when they are playing in a thunderstorm? Do you know how to protect yourself from lightning? Does your child’s coach call off practice/games in a thunderstorm?
With school starting, we want to provide our st
After 25 years in law enforcement, Douglas County School District’s new director of Safety and Security says he is excited about the challenge of protecting our 67,000 students.
On Thursday, May 1 at 11 a.m., the Douglas County School District will be conducting a test of our emergency messaging systems in coordination with other school districts across the state.
Parents in Castle Rock will have opportunity to take part in Douglas County School District’s Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency student safety forum on Wednesday night. The last of three scheduled regional forums will be held at Castle View High School, beginning at 6 p.m.
The first of three regional "Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency" student safety forums is scheduled for Wednesday April 9.
Next month the Douglas County School District will be teaming up with local law enforcement and other community partners to provide a series of regional forums on the safety of our students.
The goal of the recent ‘Most Important Night in School Security’ at Cimarron Middle School was to encourage parents to become more informed and involved when it comes to the security at their child’s school.
During an emergency, having a simple game plan in which everyone knows his or her role, is key.
The continually improving, layered security measures put into place by the Douglas County School District are among the most comprehensive and innovative in the nation. In addition to efforts to improve physical security, including the implementation of the first-of-its-kind School Marshal Program, the District is also focusing on student psychological safety, such as mental health, suicide and bullying prevention.
Following the devastating floods that impacted so many Colorado communities, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind our families about the importance of preparing and planning for emergencies.
Monday marked the first day of school for three Douglas County School District (DCSD) elementary schools – Clear Sky, Meadow View and Soaring Hawk. It also marked the first day that DCSD’s new school marshal plan was put into action.
CASTLE ROCK – While prom and graduation are meant to be times of celebration, unfortunately they can also be times of tragedy. Parents can make a difference by having a conversation with their kids about the consequences related to their decisions.
On Monday Superintendent Dr. Liz Fagen met with local law enforcement leaders to discuss school safety in light of last week's tragedy in Connecticut.