OES Leadership Updates

  • OES & ALLIES Lockout Status Feb. 28

    Posted by Amy Matisek on 2/28/2020

    February 28, 2020

    Dear Odyssey Elementary School & ALLIES Families,

    On Friday, at approximately 1:45 p.m., our law enforcement partners at the CSPD told OES and ALLIES administrators, as well as D49 safety and security about an active investigation in a nearby neighborhood of the school. Following the guidance from CSPD, and out of an abundance of caution, administrators immediately initiated a lockout. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures. 

    OES and ALLIES carried on with regular activities indoors as our partners at CSPD carried out their mission, and our students and staff remained safe. 

    At 2:10 p.m. the lockout was lifted, which will allow for normal dismissal procedures to take place.

    D49 thanks our law enforcement partners and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We will stay proactive and partner with local law enforcement to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah McAfee
    OES Principal

    Jeff Moulton
    ALLIES Acting Administrator

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  • Temporary Lockout OES/ALLIES Wednesday, November 6

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 11/6/2019

    November 6, 2019

    Dear Odyssey Elementary and ALLIES Families,

    On Wednesday at approximately 10:10 a.m. school administrators were notified that a person who is considered violent was possibly in a nearby neighborhood. Administrators immediately reported the information to our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department and initiated a lockout status at OES/ALLIES as police searched the surrounding area. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the schools restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

    Our schools operated as normal during the investigation, and our students and staff remained safe. The lockout was lifted less than an hour later, just before 11:00 a.m., when CSPD gave the all clear.

    D49 thanks our law enforcement partners and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We will remain proactive and partner with local law enforcement to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.

    Sincerely,

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications

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  • OES Lockdown Drill: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 10/8/2019
    Good afternoon Odyssey Elementary School family,
     
    District 49's safety and security team selected OES for a lockdown drill on Tuesday, October 8.
     
    This drill started at approximately 1:30 p.m. as part of ongoing efforts to continuously strengthen our safety procedures. Drills like this help your school maintain a safe atmosphere and remain prepared in case of an emergency. In the event of an actual emergency, you would be notified via a phone message, text, and/or email.
     
    Please take this opportunity to review and update the emergency contact information you have registered in parent portal.
     
    Please contact Dave Watson, District 49 safety and security director, with any questions.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications
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  • Lockout at Multiple D49 Campuses Thursday, May 2

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 5/2/2019

    Dear OES, ALLIES, SES, SRES, SCHS and PPEC Families,

    On Thursday at approximately 8:41 a.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department told our safety and security team a man who may have been armed was reportedly seen in an area just north of Sky Sox Stadium. D49 safety and security immediately notified the staff at Odyssey, ALLIES, Stetson and Springs Ranch Elementary Schools along with Sand Creek High School and Creekside Learning Center to go into lockout status as police searched the surrounding neighborhoods. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the schools restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

    D49 safety and security lifted the lockout at SRES, SCHS and Creekside 16 minutes later at 8:57 a.m. when the CSPD determined there was no immediate threat to those campuses. OES, ALLIES and SES remained on lockout until approximately 9:20 a.m. at the request of CSPD, which continues to monitor the situation that caused the initial lockout announcement.

    D49 thanks our law enforcement partners and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We’ll continue to be proactive and partner with local law enforcement to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.

    Sincerely, 

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications 

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  • Welcome Back 2017-18

    Posted by Sarah McAfee on 7/13/2017 8:00:00 AM
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