The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Safe2Tell Reporting Site:
The mission of Safe2Tell is to ensure that every Colorado student, parent, teacher and community member has access to a safe and anonymous way to report any concerns to their safety or the safety of others, with a focus on early intervention and prevention through awareness and education.
Research shows that in 81% of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew it was going to happen but failed to report it. According to the Columbine Commission's report, young people are reluctant to report threats due to a student culture that fosters and enforces a "code of silence".
Safe2Tell provides students and adults in all Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence by making safe, ANONYMOUS calls.
Anonymity is key. Both state law and the procedures established by Safe2Tell for receiving and forwarding tips guarantees the anonymity of every caller. Calls are answered at a Colorado State Patrol communication center. When action is needed, information is immediately forwarded to local school officials and law enforcement agencies, as appropriate.
Safe2Tell then goes the extra step and follows up with the school who received the tip to ensure that it was investigated and that action was taken. The assurance that calls cannot be tracked and that appropriate action will be taken is helping persuade young people to move away from a code of silence and to take a stand.
One benefit of empowering students to help create their own safe school environment is increased academic performance. Dr. Del Elliott of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence states, "In some cases, there is little reason to believe that changes in curriculum or instructional practices will have any significant effect on academic performance until kids feel safe and respected at school."
Since 2004, Safe2Tell has received 9,750 calls resulting in 3,596 viable tip reports in the state of Colorado. These cases represent youth who were helped before their problems escalated. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) evaluated the effectiveness of the Safe2Tell presentation as a strategy for training students and adults in violence prevention education. Preliminary study results show that participation tends to increase violence prevention knowledge in helping youth and adults overcome their reticence in asking for help for themselves or others about many different kinds of problem behaviors such as bullying, suicide, and substance abuse.
The Safe2Tell solution has proved to be immensely successful in saving lives and preventing tragedy with a 500% rate of growth over the last 4 years in program usage. This is one of the most viable long-term solutions in Colorado for advancing school and community safety. Safe2Tell is the leading prevention initiative in post-Columbine Colorado with a particular focus on the civic responsibility of early reporting for prevention and education.
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