Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
in Cherry Creek Schools 2014-2015
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. 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:
Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)
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.