BRES Leadership Updates

  • BRES Temporary Evacuation: Smoke Alarm Activated Thursday, Feb. 6

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 2/6/2020

    February 6, 2020

    Greetings Bennett Ranch Elementary and Falcon Middle School Families,

    At approximately 9:45 Thursday morning a smoke alarm sounded in the BRES kitchen. BRES administrators immediately evacuated the school, which included all BRES students and sixth-grade students from Falcon Middle School. Because of the cold temperatures, all students moved quickly and safely to Falcon Middle School while our partners at the Falcon Fire Department dispatched a crew to BRES. There was no fire, and the school is safe.

    D49 facilities team members, in collaboration with BRES staff searched the building, and discovered an alarm was triggered in the kitchen area, but did not find any smoke, or active fire. The FFD conducted a precautionary sweep as well, and gave the all clear to return to normal activities at 10:10 a.m., approximately 25 minutes after the initial alarm. The BRES staff will continue to investigate what initially set off the alarm.

    D49 thanks our partners at the Falcon Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will remain proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.

    Sincerely,

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications

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  • Smoke Alarm Activated at BRES Monday Morning

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 1/27/2020

    January 27, 2020

    Greetings Bennett Ranch Elementary and Falcon Middle School Families,

    At approximately 8:10 Monday morning a smoke alarm sounded in the BRES kitchen. BRES administrators immediately evacuated the school, which included all BRES students and sixth-grade students from Falcon Middle School. All students moved quickly and safely to their evacuation points outside while our partners at the Falcon Fire Department dispatched a crew to BRES.

    FFD searched the building, and after speaking with staff, discovered when the kitchen staff turned on the oven first thing Monday morning, residual cleaning products in the oven created a puff of smoke that triggered the alarm. Fire crews conducted a precautionary search and gave the all clear to return to normal activities at 8:25 a.m., approximately 15 minutes after the initial alarm. The BRES staff will continue to ventilate the kitchen and dining area Monday morning.

    D49 thanks our partners at the Falcon Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will remain proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.

    Sincerely,

    David Nancarrow
    Director of Communications

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  • BRES/FMS Lockdown Drill: Tuesday, Oct. 1. 2019

    Posted by Samantha Dosen on 10/1/2019

    BRES/FMS Lockdown Drill: Tuesday, Oct. 1. 2019

     

    Good morning Bennett Ranch Elementary School and Falcon Middle School families,

     

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

     

    This drill started at approximately 9:40 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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  • Lockdown Drill at BRES Monday, Dec. 17

    Posted by David Nancarrow on 12/17/2018
    Good afternoon Bennett Ranch Elementary School family,
     
    District 49's safety and security team selected BRES for a lockdown drill on Monday, Dec. 17.
     
    This drill started at approximately 1:45 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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