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REMS 2015-2016

 

 

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)

in Cherry Creek Schools 2015-2016

As a result of funds received in 2005 from the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) grant from the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, all leadership and school safety/crisis teams in the Cherry Creek Schools have been receiving ERCM training. We have developed updated and effective emergency response plans and procedures that align with state and federal Homeland Security Emergency Management and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Since 2005, Cherry Creek Schools has improved communications with our community agencies, trained key staff to provide for the emotional impact of a crisis on students and staff, and developed sustainable training materials and crisis response kits for our schools. In 2011, the ERCM process was  changed to Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS). We are committed to continuing this effort with REMS training.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform parents about new changes to the Cherry Creek School District’s website that now give parents needed information about school safety and related issues. The website explains the district’s efforts to provide for both the physical and psychological safety of our children, and gives parents links to excellent online resources. This section of the district website continues to be under construction and materials will be updated as needed. You can view the information by going to www.cherrycreekschools.org and selecting the Safety & Security Quick Links

Topics and information include:

What to Do in the Event of an Emergency

Information about the CCSD Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan

Care Line Information (Revised 2011)

Other Resources, Links and/or Handouts:

Bullying/Harassment

Crisis Resources

Internet Safety

Parenting

Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)

Violence Prevention

For more information about your school’s crisis planning, please contact your school’s Principal. For further information about REMS planning in the schools, please contact Randy Councell, Director, Office of Safety and Security, 720-554-4489, or Ronald Lee, Psy.D., Mental Health Coordinator, Safe Schools Design Team, 720-554-4252.

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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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