• School District 6 is committed to having a safe, secure, and caring learning environment. Our comprehensive planning for safe schools includes a purposeful connection between physical safety and security and the psychological safety of students.

    Click HERE to read the 2012 School Safety Report.
     
     
     
    Physical safety
    Physical safety includes measures such as visitor check-in and identification badges, preparedness planning, and regular practice drills for a variety of potential incidents. Crisis plans for individual schools and the district as a whole are aligned with the recommendations of Homeland Security, local emergency responders, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

    Psychological safety
    Psychological safety provides for the social and emotional well-being of students. We works to maintain a positive school climate through bullying prevention, asset development, the Positive Behavior Support program, and early identification and intervention for at-risk students.

    Crisis management
    School District 6 has a crisis management plan that is reviewed on an annual basis. This comprehensive document provides a resource to school administrators in the event of a variety of crisis situations.

    Safe Schools Act compliance
    At the beginning of every school year, each school in our District is strategically evaluated and given a vulnerability assessment consistent with the Safe Schools Act. The key components of this audit include an evaluation of crisis response and disaster mitigation plans, the condition and safety of our individual facilities, the use of environmental design to prevent or disrupt crime, and the mechanism for dealing with bullying behaviors.

    Lockdowns and drills
    Each school in District 6 has a school lockdown plan specific to the individual school. Lockdown drills are frequently held to train staff and students in preparation for a potential actual emergency. Our schools also hold fire drills and tornado drills.

    Visitor management
    Our District has an active visitor management policy that controls entry into schools while also maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for parents and other visitors.

    Police collaboration
    Our District enjoys excellent collaboration with both the Greeley and Evans police departments. The Greeley Police Department has assigned school resource officers to our middle schools and high schools, and the Evans Police Department has assigned personnel to work with our elementary and K-8 schools located in Evans.

    Campus monitors
    Our District employs security monitors at our middle and high schools. These employees provide a visible presence with regard to student, staff and facility security. In addition, their assignment entails security peripheral to neighborhoods surrounding our schools.

    Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-SAFE (7233)
    To enhance prevention of school violence, District 6 participates in the highly regarded Safe2Tell program. Safe2Tell allows students, teachers, parents, or anyone else to call a toll-free Colorado hotline with information about a crime that has already happened, or one that they fear may happen. The reporting procedure is completely anonymous.

    Contact information
    If you have questions or concerns about school safety and security, please do not hesitate to contact:

    John Gates
    Director of School Safety and Security
    Greeley-Evans School District 6
    970-348-7777
    jgates@greeleyschools.org