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    School Safety

    School safety is a collaborative effort of all key stakeholders throughout our district and community. The Crown Point Community School Corporation works collaboratively with all sectors of law enforcement and public safety to ensure our students and staff are as safe as possible.

    Since school safety is everyone’s responsibility, the CPCSC believes in the motto, “See Something, Say Something”. To this end, anonymous safety tips are always welcome as we strive to maintain a safe environment in our schools.

     

    SafeSchool Alert (see tab on left)

    Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we’ve taken an important step that we would like to share with you.

    Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration five different ways:

     

    1. App:    Search for “SafeSchools Alert” in the App Store to download for free 
    2. Phone: 219.306.8063 
    3. Text:    Text  your tip to 219.306.8063 
    4. Email:  1789@alert1.us 
    5. Web:   http://1789.alert1.us

    You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our district’s identification code: 1789 in your communication.

    Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.

    Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn! Remember:  If You See Something, Say Something!  

     

    Student Services

    Student services include prevention, assistance, transition and follow-up services for students. Student service professionals provide direct services for all students, especially those who are experiencing problems that create barriers to academic success. 

     

    CPCSC School Safety in the News

    https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crown-point-puts-more-officers-in-schools/article_a10ad0f4-860a-5d2b-ba77-697fd30e960f.html

     

    School Safety Specialists

    The State of Indiana requires each school corporation in the state to have at least one certified school safety specialist. Currently, the Crown Point Community School Corporation employs 14 certified specialists. To become certified, a safety specialist must complete a rigorous five-day basic training conducted by national school safety experts in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Education. To maintain certification, each specialist must attend two days of training each school year. Trainings are based on national best practices in school safety and security.

     

    Emergency Drills

    Indiana Code requires each school to conduct monthly fire drills, one severe weather drill per semester, and one man-made occurrence drill per semester.  

     

    Meet the Student Services and School Safety Department

    Robert McDermott, Director of Student Services and School Safety

    Robert has served as a school administrator for over 20 years in varying building and district level roles. In 1999, Robert was one of the first Indiana educators certified as an Indiana School Safety Specialist. In the years following his certification, Robert served as the chairman for the Lake County Safe Schools Commission and as an Indiana Department of Education appointed member of the Indiana School Safety Advisory Council. In the Student Services area, Robert has significant experience leading school counseling programming. This programming has been awarded the Indiana Gold Star certification and RAMP national recognition award for excellence.

    If you have any questions regarding Student Services or School Safety, please contact Robert McDermott at rmcdermott@cps.k12.in.us

     

    Robert McDermott