Office of School Safety resources, toolkits, and support are available to create safe, positive, and successful school environments for Colorado students. If your children are walking, biking, or taking the bus to school, it is essential to plan a safe route. Choose the most direct path with the fewest number of street junctions and, if possible, intersections that have guards at the junctions. Students have the right to a secure and positive learning atmosphere, free from crime, violence, intimidation, and harassment.
The Office of School Safety provides Colorado schools and communities with the tools and resources to create safe and positive school environments for all Colorado students. It is important for students to take responsibility for their own behavior; develop problem-solving skills to resolve conflicts; follow established school and classroom rules; refrain from interfering with learning and teaching; maintain adequate clothing and hygiene; respect others and treat them with kindness; respect the rights and property of others; refrain from harming themselves or others; not using threats or intimidation against others; not engaging in illegal activities. The Department of School Safety trains security personnel and other school and district staff in bullying prevention, treatment of difficult adolescents, crisis management, gang recognition and interdiction, workplace violence, crime prevention, threat assessment, and overall school safety.
School-sponsoredextracurricular events and activities are a privilege that comes with certain responsibilities.
Students who participate in these activities must comply with all applicable laws and school behavior guidelines. This includes while on school campuses and school buildings; on district land or buildings; at school or in district vehicles; during school-sponsored activities, field trips, and sporting events. Any student who commits a disciplinary violation can lose the right to participate in school-sponsored events or extracurricular activities for up to one year. Denial or suspension of extracurricular activities and participation in school-sponsored events may result from inappropriate behavior. It is important for parents to be aware of the safety measures that are in place for after-school activities and events in Colorado Springs.
The Office of School Safety provides resources to help ensure that students are safe while participating in these activities. Parents should also be aware of the disciplinary measures that may be taken if a student violates any laws or school behavior guidelines. By following these safety measures, parents can help ensure that their children have a safe and positive experience while participating in after-school activities.