ALL visitors, including parents, family members, contractors, substitute teachers and volunteers must have their driver's license run through the Lobby Guard data base which screens for sex offenders. The database is updated daily.
Our SRO (Student Resource Officer) is Deputy Paul Rodrigue. He will be 50% at STEM and 50% at Skyview. He parks his Douglas County Sheriff’s car in our West parking lot daily. Deputy Rodrigue has been an SRO in other schools and has specialized training to work with students. He is a great resource for kids and families and helps students become comfortable around law enforcement officers and learn about laws and citizen's rights.
A statewide hotline for students to report any safety concern. Before using this service, we prefer your child to talk to you or a trusted teacher at school. Most situations can be resolved once we are aware of the issue.
Partnership with DCSD Security
Douglas County School District security maintains a plan 24/7 that can be deployed with a phone call that sets up emergency crisis center for any need. We follow the Federal Plan for Emergency Response that includes procedures to match students with their families during a crisis.
Building and Classroom Safety
Students are using high tech equipment and materials. Safety in the classroom is rigorous. When your child has been barred from participation for a safety violation, please understand that this is the logical consequence for forgetting to follow safe procedures.
State law requires nine fire drills, two shelter drills, two lockdown drills and two lockout drills each school year. This disrupts our school day but is necessary to keep our skills honed in the event of a real emergency. We attempt to best our previous time for each drill. We are close to six minutes for evacuation and accounting for every student. The fire department has toured numerous times to make sure we meet the highest level of fire safety for schools. Fire code standards increase every year and we have completed our occupancy certification.
Clearly, safety is front and center to all decisions. It is a process always in need of improvement and revision. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or ideas for improving our systems.