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Student Well-Being and Safety


    “When I think of school safety, I think of a student’s mental health, the quality of life in school, or relationships developed between students.” - Officer Staci Stallings, School Resource Officer, Silver Creek High School

Ensuring health and success for all St. Vrain Valley students

Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, districtwide safety, and student and staff well-being are among the highest priorities in our approach to ensuring a world-class learning environment.St. Vrain is considered a model for its implementation of many school safety protocols including our secured double-vestibule entrances and security cameras both in common areas and outside the perimeter of the school.

We benefit greatly from strong relationships with our local law enforcement partners and are increasing our School Resource Officers to include two at every high school, one at every middle school, with additional support for elementary schools. This is in addition to campus supervisors at our secondary schools and two full-time school safety experts in our central office.

In addition to continued investments in school safety, St. Vrain Valley Schools has also prioritized and emphasized resources to support student mental health and well-being. We have increased elementary school counseling staff coverage to full-time, and added counseling staff our secondary schools. St. Vrain has also implemented robust social emotional learning programming across schools including Sources of Strength, Seven Mindsets, and InFocus.

Community engagement is important to shaping the safety and quality of our learning environments. To that end, we invite community to join us at our upcoming annual meetings with the Superintendent to discuss school safety, strategic priorities, and ways in which St. Vrain can continue to partner with our parent community to ensure student success.

Save the Date for the 2019 Superintendent Community Forums:

  • - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • - Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • - Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • - Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • - Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • - Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

All events will run from 5:30-6:30 with locations to be announced in August.

Additional Resources:

147
School Counselors, Psychologists, Interventionists, and Social Workers
who are dedicated to supporting student mental health and overall well-being. This year, St. Vrain Valley Schools added a counseling position to each high school, as well as increased counseling support at all elementary schools across the district.
33
Campus Supervisors
who support school administrators, SROs, teachers, and staff in establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy school environment.
22
School Resource Officers (SROs) and growing
who support student safety in every school across the district through strong partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies. Over the next two years, St. Vrain Valley Schools will add additional SROs to secondary schools and increase support at elementary schools.
5,225
Hours of Safety Training
in the past year for campus supervisors, SROs, school leadership, and district administration.


$44,000,000
Invested
in school safety and security upgrades in the past ten years, including secured double-vestibule entrances, security cameras, and other building upgrades.
94%
of High School Students
report feeling safe in their community and/or neighborhood over the past 12 months.
96%
of High School Students
reported having goals, plans, and hope for their future.
100%
of St. Vrain's Schools
prioritize social-emotional learning and by the 19-20 school year, all schools will have implemented an in-depth, evidence-based social-emotional curriculum program, including InFocus programs at the elementary level, InFocus and 7 Mindsets at the middle school level, and Sources of Strength at the high school level.


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