SRES Leadership Updates

  • Precautionary lockout at SRES Fri. February 28, due to police activity

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 2/28/2020

    February 28, 2020

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    On Friday, at approximately 9:55 a.m., our law enforcement partners at the CSPD told SRES administrators as well as D49 safety and security about an active investigation in a nearby neighborhood west of the school. Following the guidance from CSPD, and out of an abundance of caution, administrators immediately initiated a lockout. Students from two classrooms were moved to the east side of SRES, away from the police activity as a precaution. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

    SRES carried on with regular activities indoors as our partners at CSPD carried out their mission, and our students and staff remained safe. CSPD cleared the neighborhood at 2:20 p.m. and SRES administrators lifted the lockout. 

    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,

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications

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  • Temporary Lockout Thursday: SCHS and SRES

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 2/20/2020

    February 20, 2020

    Dear Sand Creek High School and Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    On Thursday, at approximately 8:45 a.m., our law enforcement partners at the CSPD told SCHS administrators as well as D49 safety and security about a suspicious incident in a nearby neighborhood. Following the guidance from CSPD, and out of an abundance of caution, administrators initiated a lockout status at SCHS and SRES as police carried out a thorough scour of the area around our campuses. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the schools restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

    SCHS and SRES carried on with regular activities indoors as our partners at CSPD carried out their mission, and our students and staff remained safe. Administrators lifted the lockout when CSPD gave the all clear, at 9:07 approximately 20 minutes after the initial alert.

    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,

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications

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  • SRES Lockdown Drill: Tuesday, Oct. 1. 2019

    Posted by Samantha Dosen on 10/1/2019

    Good morning Springs Ranch Elementary School family,

    District 49's safety and security team selected SRES for a lockdown drill on Tuesday, October 1.

    This drill started at approximately 9:30 a.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

    May 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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  • Lockout at SRES Thursday, Feb. 28

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 2/28/2019

    February 28, 2019

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    On Thursday, at approximately 11:00 a.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department alerted SRES administrators about police activity east of the school. SRES administrators immediately placed the school on lockout status when they received the alert. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

    The CSPD has cleared the area, and the lockout was lifted at 12:45 p.m., approximately an hour and 45 minutes after the initial alert. A normal release is planned for Thursday.

    While following lockout procedures Thursday, SRES operated without disruption while placing safety at the highest priority for our students and staff.

    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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  • Temporary lockout at SRES Wednesday, Dec. 19

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 12/19/2018

    December 19, 2018

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

     

    This morning at approximately 10:40 a.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department told D49 safety and security, as well as SRES administrators, about an active investigation in a nearby neighborhood. Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of CSPD, administrators immediately initiated a lockout status at SRES. Students and staff remained inside the building, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

     

    CSPD concluded their initial investigation and determined there was no threat to the safety of the SRES campus. After getting the all-clear, SRES administrators lifted the lockout, which lasted approximately 25 minutes. SRES operated as normal under lockout status during the investigation and our students and staff are safe.

     

    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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  • Safety/Security Drill at SRES Wednesday, Dec. 19

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 12/19/2018
    Good morning Springs Ranch Elementary School family,
     
    District 49's safety and security team selected SRES for a lockdown drill on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
     
    This drill started at approximately 9:30 a.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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  • SRES Response to Gazette Article

    Posted by Amy Matisek on 11/14/2018 11:00:00 AM

    November 14, 2018

     

    Dear Springs Ranch Parents,

     

    An article was published in today’s Gazette regarding allegations referring to an unsubstantiated incident occurring in April 2018 at Springs Ranch Elementary School.

     

    A Notice of Claim Under Colorado Governmental Immunity Act was presented to District 49 on October 19, 2018 regarding the allegations and contained a broad description of a possible perpetrator, but did not name a specific employee. D49 was not in receipt of any allegations regarding this issue until the notice was sent by the family’s attorney.

     

    Colorado Springs police have investigated, and no one was arrested. “The case status is inactivated and unfounded,” Lt. Howard Black stated in the article. The police plan to take no further action.

     

    We take situations like this seriously and can affirm that no one currently employed at D49 in the preschool program fits the vague description provided by the attorney for this family. Again, no individual perpetrator has been identified.

     

    We have cooperated, and will continue to cooperate with the authorities and the family’s counsel to the extent that this situation requires. Thank you for your continued support and trust.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Nancy Lemmond
    Executive Director of Individualized Education

     

    Sean Dorsey
    Sand Creek Zone Leader       

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  • SRES initiates release of students in response to police activity in the area.

    Posted by Samantha Dosen on 8/7/2018

     

    5:15 p.m. UPDATE:

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    At 5:00 p.m. our partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department concluded their investigation at an apartment complex near SRES. They did not provide additional information about the incident, but assured SRES staff the area is safe. The early dismissal from SRES went smoothly with your cooperation.

     

    School will resume as scheduled for Wednesday.

     

    We encourage you to talk with your students if they have questions about what happened today. Please check your email for important information about having these kinds of conversations.

     

    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.

     

    We thank you for your trust and understanding,

     

    Jim Kyner

    Principal, SRES

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    2:45pm UPDATE:

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    On Tuesday at approximately 1:13 p.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department alerted SRES administrators about police activity in an area west of the school. Staff immediately initiated a lockout upon getting this alert and students were moved to the east side of SRES, away from the police activity as a precaution. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures. At 1:50 p.m. administrators initiated a reunification to release children from the school.

     

    The CSPD remains active in the area.

     

    Prior to the early release, and while following lockout procedures, SRES operated as normal while placing safety at the highest priority for our students and staff. D49 will provide updated information when it is available.


    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


    August 7, 2018

    Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,

    On Tuesday at approximately 1:13 p.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department alerted SRES administrators about police activity near the school. At 1:50  Administrators initiated a reunification to release children from the school. SRES will take the following steps to manage the early release of students:

     

    • PLEASE FOLLOW THIS SCHEDULE TO EASE CONGESTION:

      • STUDENTS KINDER - 2ND GRADE: 2:30 p.m.

      • 3rd Grade - 5th Grade: 3:00 p.m

     

    • Parent Pick-Up: Parents wishing to pick-up their children will need to pull into the kiss-and-drop lanes. Please come to the front door with proper identification where staff members will greet you, or designated emergency contact, and direct you to your children. Please follow all guidance from staff members once you are onsite and adhere to this process to keep the release of students as efficient as possible.

     

    • Bus Riders: The District 49 transportation team is sending buses to the school at the normal time. Students who ride the bus home will remain in a safe place at SRES until they can be picked up and dropped off at their normal bus stop location.

     

    The CSPD continues to remain active in the area. SRES are operating as normal during the investigation and our students and staff are safe. D49 will provide updated information when it is available.

    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,

    Jim Kyner
    Principal, SRES

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  • Lockout at Multiple Sand Creek Zone Schools Wednesday

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 4/18/2018

    UPDATE: D49 Safety and Security lifted the lockout at 2:15 p.m. CSPD continues to monitor the situation that created the initial alert Wednesday afternoon, but does not believe there is a threat to SRES students and staff.


    April 18, 2018

     

    Dear Sand Creek Zone Families,

     

    On Wednesday at approximately 1:19 p.m. our law enforcement partners at the CSPD told SCHS administrators and the SCHS SRO a person who is considered armed and dangerous was seen in the area. Administrators initiated a lockout status at SCHS, Remington Elementary School, Springs Ranch Elementary School and Creekside Success Center as police searched the surrounding neighborhoods. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the schools restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.

     

    The CSPD continues to search the area for anything suspicious. Schools are operating as normal during the investigation and our students and staff are safe. D49 will provide updated information when it is available.

     

    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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