School Safety

We are excited to welcome our families to the 2019-2020 school year, and we can’t wait until we see students walking in the halls of Gibbon Public Schools.

Gibbon Public Schools is committed to raising expectations for student performance, increasing the level of academic rigor for all students, and cultivating a safe learning environment. It is the last comment, a safe learning environment, that we wish to emphasize in this version of SUPTs On.

As we begin the new school year, school safety continues to be a major theme and a source of attention for Gibbon Public Schools. Given the events of these past several weeks, and most recently in Texas and Ohio, it behooves us to remain diligent with our efforts to ensure a safe learning environment exists for students, staff, parents, and guests.

One strategy intended to improve the level of safety is to limit and control access into the facility. Gibbon Public Schools has implemented a keyless lock system that requires folks enter the facility at specific locations. Students, staff, parents, and guests will only be able to access the facility through the use of a FOB or by being “buzzed” in by office staff.

School staff will be expected to utilize a FOB when entering the facility while students, parents, and guests are asked to “buzz in” at the following locations:

  • Parents whose children attend the elementary school and pre-school program are asked to enter the building on the northeast side of the facility. This entrance is located near the main parking area on the east side of the building. Please look for the blue “Elementary” signage that marks the point of entry into the building.
  • Parents whose children attend the secondary school are asked to enter the building on the southeast side of the facility. This entrance is located near the main parking area on the east side of the building. Please look for the blue “High School” signage that marks the point of entry into the building.
  • Guests and visitors are also asked to enter the facility at those same two points of entry. For example, if a visitor wishes to visit with the elementary principal, he or she must look for the blue “Elementary” signage that marks the point of entry into the building and enter at that location.

After entering the facility, guests and parents are asked to “sign-in” and then secure a “visitors” badge
from office personnel. Please wear that badge and please make sure the badge is visible while you are on campus. Although Gibbon is a relatively small community, it is impossible for staff, students, parents, and guests to personally know each individual they encounter. Wearing a badge informs students, staff, parents, and other guests that each individual has gone through the process of entering the building and the school is aware they are on campus.

When leaving the facility, please reverse the process. Hand-in your badge, sign out, safely exit the
facility, and enjoy the remainder of your day. Thank You.

We realize this is a change in practice, and in some cases, asking students, staff, and guests to follow
these procedures may appear inconvenient. Please know we appreciate your willingness to work with the school district as we continue to ratchet up the level of safety for anyone who may be on campus. Thank You!

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