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