Need to Know Content for Parents & Guardians
Campus Safety & Emergencies
It is important to periodically review the graduated security levels found on this linked Safety webpage. It is extremely important that families are familiar with these terms and the related action items to them so they know how to respond if any become real situations. Our Safety page is linked at the bottom of every page on our website for your quick reference:
The natural instinct for parents or guardians is to come to the school during an emergency to protect their children. However, by doing so, they may endanger themselves and their children. Law enforcement and school personnel are busy responding to the situation. Your arrival or calls may distract them from their work. Please help by following the steps below:
- HOLD: Hallways are cleared so staff can attend to a situation that does not pose a threat to students or staff, like a medical situation or an altercation.
- SHELTER: Students and staff take action to protect themselves from potential danger (tornado, hazardous material, wildland fire, etc.)
- SECURE: A threat exists outside of the buildings and OFF campus. Students and staff remain indoors. All exterior doors are locked. School personnel secure all perimeter doors and bring any students involved in outside activities indoors. Learning and other activities continue, as normal. Secure status is almost always used as a precautionary measure and is often triggered by police activity in the vicinity of the school.
- LOCKDOWN: A threat is ON campus or in the immediate vicinity. Students and staff move to a quiet place indoors. All lights are turned off. All interior and exterior doors are locked.
- EVACUATE: Students and staff move away from possible danger, in a quick, orderly process.
- REUNIFICATION: The process of bringing students and families back together following an emergency.
- Stay Home: The most important contribution you can make to your student and your own safety may be staying away from the school.
- Stay Informed: Information will be shared with families as soon as possible. Please know, in some situations, accurate information may take some time to verify and share.
- Be Ready: Be prepared to follow instructions from Peak to Peak or from the Boulder Valley School District.
At Peak to Peak, we strive for positive, open, and inclusive, two-way communication with our families. To facilitate this goal and to ensure we can address your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible, we use The Communication Pathways as a problem-solving strategy and the Principles for Effective Dialogue to guide a positive experience. The Communication Pathways create an effective and respectful process to resolve and address issues that arise. We have found our dialogue to be particularly productive and mutually beneficial when all parties adhere to the recommended Principles for Productive Dialogue. Please know that when you are seeking information or answers to questions, we always welcome conversations with any member of our community.
We know that many families use social media as a way to build connections with other members of the community. For example, many parents, guardians, and students are members of closed Facebook groups, identified by the student’s graduation year, as a means of communicating and connecting with one another. These are different from the school’s official Facebook page, which is used to communicate school-wide announcements and celebrations. We encourage the positive community-building opportunities presented by social media, and welcome opportunities for families to build relationships with one another. If you participate in a social media group associated with your students’ class, please remember that information shared through these venues does not constitute official communications from the school. We encourage everyone using social media outlets to be mindful of the Communication Pathways in place at the school, to maintain appropriate and respectful dialogue when using social media, and to use the Communication Pathways when questions or issues arise.
Community Bulletin Board
From the Parents/Guardians page of the Peak to Peak website, you can access the Community Bulletin Board. Here you will find announcements about events and opportunities shared by our community partners in the surrounding area. These events are not school-sponsored. When we receive requests from outside entities who would like to share information with our community, we post those announcements in this location.