Keeping our students safe has always been our most important priority here in the Robla School District. But the world continues to change and we must change along with it. Unfortunately, it is all too common to hear about incidents in schools where students are faced with dangerous situations and even come to harm. With this in mind, we will be making some important changes to our procedures during the 2018-2019 school year.
ALICE, short of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate is the state and federal recommended approach to dealing with school shootings and other emergencies. All leaders in the Robla School District have been trained and certified in the ALICE approach to responding to an active shooter situation.
During the 2018-19 school year, all teachers and staff members will be trained
in these techniques, which have been shown to reduce injuries and casualties in an active shooter situation. Once all staff have been trained, we will begin to teach students
about their role in keeping safe and start running practice drills.
Informational sessions will be held for parents once staff training is complete.
Being able to reach parents in an emergency is of utmost importance. The Robla School District uses a parent calling solution called School Messenger as a way to keep parents informed of upcoming events, school closures, student attendance, and emergencies.
In order to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone, you must opt-in to receive the texts. You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
The Robla School District is using a new identification system from Raptor Technologies
, which will help us track very closely who is visiting our schools.
Beginning with the start of the 2018-2019 school year, if you would like to visit your child at school, you will be asked to show some type of official identification (California Driver’s License, for example). Your ID will be scanned through a database for convicted sex offenders. Once you have been cleared, you will be issued an official visitor badge, which must be worn while you are on the school campus. When you leave the school, you will check out in the office before departing.
Not only will this help make sure that we do not allow people who might harm children into our schools, but will also help us to know at any moment, who is on the school campus should an emergency arise. If you are simply dropping something off for your child, and will not go beyond the school office, no identification is required.