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.
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.
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
The Hotline rovides resources for parents, educators and law enforcement. It also provides three ways to report bullying. Call 866-748-7047
Online reporting form can be found here.Homeland Security Threat Level Alert
NTAS Alerts Imminent Threat Alert Warns of a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States. Elevated Threat Alert Warns of a credible terrorist threat against the United States. After reviewing the available information, the Secretary of Homeland Security will decide, in coordination with other Federal entities, whether an NTAS Alert should be issued.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has a reporting app you can download to your mobile device. Search your app store for “Missouri State Highway Patrol.” The mobile app provides quick access to the Patrol’s emergency line using that aptly named button or use the Locations button to find addresses, phone numbers, emails, and web pages for all nine troop headquarters. There are multiple ways to contact the MSHP, so we can assist you. You can also get directions to a troop headquarters through the Locations option. This app is available to the public for both Android and Apple products. When downloading the MSHP app, select “public access.” No password is required.
Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) provides a public safety partnership consisting of local, state and federal agencies, as well as the public sector and private entities that will collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence to the agencies tasked with Homeland Security responsibilities in a timely, effective, and secure manner. MIAC is the mechanism to collect incident reports of suspicious activities to be evaluated and analyzed in an effort to identify potential trends or patterns of terrorist or criminal operations within the state of Missouri. MIAC will also function as a vehicle for two-way communication between federal, state and local law enforcement community within our region.
Their online reporting form can be found here.
For questions or more information, please contact Scott Ezell, District Safety Coordinator