• 2021 Safe and Healthy Schools Virtual Safety Forum

    You are invited to the WCSD Safe and Healthy Schools Commission Virtual Safety Forum on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

    Students, families, and community members are encouraged to participate in productive dialogue around what's working, what's not working, and how we can improve safety within our District and community.

    Three identical sessions will be offered for your convenience and will provide an opportunity to hear all session topics. Each session will also include a real-time question and answer session with the subject matter experts.

    Join us on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at:

    7 a.m. 8 a.m. -  Please register here:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvduutpjgpH93IzqkyCJGBw1x3Gi5BxsZ6


    12 p.m. to 1 p.m.- Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvceyrqTIvHNz_cmXkeFOq4fT17hmRxUyM


    5 p.m.- 6 p.m. - Please register here:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOurqDguGdXFz4pgr6hcLM6XxTf4dKLx


    Attendees will be asked to select a track.

    Track One:

    COVID and Distance Learning: How to cope with stress and improve well-being

    Presenters: University of Nevada Reno Department of Psychology Professors Dr. Lorraine Benuto, Dr. Gabriela Olavarrieta, and Dr. Rory Newlands
    Managing stress is crucial not only to maintaining your mental and physical well-being but to parenting/teaching as well. The presentation will offer guidance on daily strategies to decrease stress levels, improve focus and concentration, and mental well-being.


    Human Trafficking: What Parents Need to Know

    Presenters: Detective AJ Della, Detective Austin Broome, Detective Chris Johnson

    Discussion of the methods used to lure juveniles into human trafficking and the signs or behavior patterns for parents to look out for, and steps to help prevent their child from becoming a victim. 



    Track Two:

    Connecting to Prevent Suicide

    Presenter Misty Vaughan Allen, MA

    Tips for parents to increase connectedness and safety and learn about resources that can offer help and hope for your children and teens.


    Physical, Social and Emotional Safety in WCSD Schools

    Presenters: Adam Searcy, WCSD Chief Facilities Officer, and Katherine Loudon, Counseling Coordinator

    WCSD representatives will update on the physical safety measures in place at WCSD schools, such as single point of entry, door numbering, and more, as well as an update on the counseling, social work, and social and emotional learning, and restorative practices.