Safety

Sikeston R-6

Safety

Scott Ezell

Safety Coordinator

573-472-0707

scezell@sikeston.k12.mo.us

 

School Safety and Security

The Sikeston R-6 district utilizes access control technology and visitor control procedures to aide in the care of our students and staff members.  Each school conducts safety drills to practice procedures and for scenarios including fires, earthquakes, severe weather, and lockdowns.  Safety procedures are also practiced on district buses. The results of these drills are reported and reviewed in order to continually evaluate crisis plans and procedures.

Emergency Preparedness

The Sikeston R-6 district is committed to taking proactive measures to protect the safety of all our students and staff members. We have made preparations to deal effectively with emergency situations that could occur in or around the school while classes are in session. While we hope that a natural disaster or other serious incident never occurs, our goal is to be as prepared as possible for any potential emergency. Our priority at all times is to protect all students and staff from harm.

Sikeston R-6 administrators consult with local, state, and federal health, safety and emergency personnel to develop and maintain plans for coping with a variety of emergency response situations. If you have any questions about your school's safety and support responses, please contact your school’s principal or facility manager.

Missouri School Violence Prevention Hotline

The School Violence Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Calls are accepted, information is gathered and entered into a centralized database. The information is then communicated by phone, fax or email to the appropriate law enforcement agency and schools. It is then up to the law enforcement agency and school district to decide how the case will be handled.

The goal of the School Violence Hotline is to assist local schools and law enforcement agencies in the identification of actual or potential acts of violence in our schools and intervention to prevent or minimize those acts.

Crisis Communications

In the event of a crisis at a school, Sikeston R-6 district personnel will communicate alerts to its employees as well as to the students and their guardians.  In addition, informational udpates on the crisis response and recovery efforts will be communicated by a designated district employee.  This employee will serve as the Public Information Officer for the operational period of that crisis event. 

Alerts and updates may be communicated via traditional media such as tv and radio, through mass notification systems such as phone calling system or group text message, or by common social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. 

Please wait for instructions from district administration, the district’s Public Information Officer, and law enforcement officials before arriving at the school in crisis.  Waiting before arriving at the site of the crisis event will aid district employees and first responders to account and care for our students.

In the wake of a crisis at school, students may be reunified with their guardians in a two-gate reunification system.  There will be a designated point to report to pick up your child and a separate location to be reunited with your child. These locations will be communicated to students’ guardians by district employees or law enforcement officials.

Websites and Resources

Earthquake information

Bullying and cyberbullying

Severe weather watches and warnings

Missouri Center for Education Safety

Sikeston Department of Public Safety