The 2018 Safe Schools, Strong Schools bond provides CVS with safety improvements
With the approval of the 2018 Safe Schools Strong Schools bond, CVS installed new security features such as high-definition security cameras, School Guard glass, new door locks, and blue pull emergency stations throughout school buildings.
School safety is always our top priority. We know that when students feel safe at school they learn better.
To ensure the safety of our Chippewa Valley students, we have established a variety of procedures and protocols throughout the district.
Through the generous support of our community the 2018 Safe Schools, Strong Schools bond proposal was approved. This initiative provided us with many safety improvements to better secure our schools.
CVS Safety Improvements
- Locked perimeter doors, with secure school entrances, and key card access.
- School Guard glass was installed to protect every classroom and student common area. School Guard glass is shatter proof, impact resistant glass that provides a safety barrier for our staff and students.
- Blue Pull Emergency Alert Stations are located throughout every school building. These pull systems immediately alert police to an emergency and its location. Police are immediately dispatched when the system is activated.
- High-definition security cameras that can be accessed by the county law enforcement command center and school staff.
Our staff members are trained and alert and practice regular emergency drills with our students including those focused on avoid, deny, and defend procedures. In addition, many staff members have participated in special threat assessment training provided by the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD).
We have a District Crisis Coordinating Team (DCCT) and a highly skilled professional staff ready to assist any student or family in need of intervention or referrals to community resources or mental health supports. We offer an after school counseling service available to our secondary students and we have many social-emotional learning supports and programs that serve to strengthen our relationship with students and families: positive behavior supports, The Positivity Project, Watch D.O.G.S., OK to Say, Dialogue Nights, and more.
One of the most important things we can do is to develop positive relationships based on trust with our students. You can help by keeping the lines of communication open. Encourage your child to let you know if they encounter situations that are unusual or make them feel uncomfortable. Remind them to report these things to you, another trusted adult, or a school staff member.
Chippewa Valley Schools utilizes Standard Emergency Response Protocols
Here are the protocols and their definitions.