Students have the right to a safe and positive learning environment, free from crime, violence, intimidation, and harassment. It is their responsibility to accept accountability for their own behavior, develop problem-solving skills to resolve conflicts, follow school and classroom rules, maintain appropriate clothing and hygiene, respect others and their property, and refrain from harming themselves or others. The Emergency Management Division of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security is responsible for providing mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and coordination for large-scale emergencies and disasters in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management Office works to proactively plan for hazards, reduce threats, and prepare citizens to respond to and recover from a disaster.
If a student needs to contact a parent during the school day, they can go to the main office and use the school's landline. The mission of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center is to help educators, emergency personnel, community organizations, school mental health professionals, parents and students create safe school environments for all preschool and higher education schools in the state. School-sponsored extracurricular events and activities are a privilege that comes with certain expectations. Any student who commits a disciplinary violation can lose the right to participate in these activities for up to one year. District policies make clear that behavior that takes place outside the school campus can be subject to suspension or expulsion if it is harmful to the safety and well-being of other students or school staff. Students should immediately report any harassment they experience to a member of the school staff or principal.
They can also call Safe2Tell at 1-877-542-SAFE. Colorado Springs is committed to providing students with a safe learning environment. The Emergency Management Division of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security works with schools to ensure that all safety measures are in place for after-school programs and clubs. By following established rules and regulations, students can enjoy these activities without fear of harm. The city of Colorado Springs has taken several steps to ensure that students are safe during after-school programs and clubs. All schools must have an emergency plan in place that outlines procedures for responding to various types of emergencies.
Schools must also provide training for staff on how to respond in an emergency situation. Additionally, all schools must have a designated safe area where students can go in case of an emergency. Schools must also have policies in place that address bullying and harassment. These policies should include clear definitions of what constitutes bullying or harassment as well as consequences for those who engage in such behavior. Schools should also provide resources for students who are victims of bullying or harassment. Finally, schools should provide students with information about how to stay safe while participating in after-school activities.
This includes teaching students about stranger danger as well as how to recognize potentially dangerous situations. Schools should also provide students with information about how to contact emergency services if they need help. By following these safety measures, Colorado Springs schools can ensure that students are safe while participating in after-school programs and clubs. By taking proactive steps to protect their students, schools can create an environment where students feel secure and can focus on learning.