Category: Planning

The Task Force identified the following critical planning areas in school safety: school assessments and reassessments; reunification planning; schools as polling places; predetermined responses; emergency go-kits; and technology. This section provides resources in those planning areas.

Webinar: The Role of Transportation Directors in Supporting School Safety Efforts (REMS TA) [June 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight the role of transportation directors …

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Bureau of Student Wellness & Nutrition Newsletter (NH DOE) [June 2022]

Click here to view their newsletter online The New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Social and Emotional Wellness has begun posting their newsletters online. These newsletters are published regularly with information about upcoming trainings, conferences, and other important updates. Click here to sign up to receive their newsletter

Professional Development Summer Series (NH DOE) [June 2022]

Click here to register After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Free: Session One: Introduction to Trauma Responsive Classrooms Participants will receive an overview and definition of trauma, examine key principles of the trauma-responsive approach, and reflect on how to apply universal strategies in the school setting. June 29th, …

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Grants Finder Tool (SchoolSafety.Gov) [May 2022]

SchoolSafety.gov’s Grants Finder Tool helps you find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe. The tool features a variety of Federally available school safety-specific grants that you can navigate based on school safety topic, award amount, application level of effort, and more. As Federal agencies release school safety funding opportunities and grants …

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School Readiness Program (NH HSEM) [May 2022]

The School Readiness Program is responsible for working with public and non-public K-12 schools to provide assistance with reviewing their site-specific emergency operations plans, facilitating school-based trainings and exercises, conducting physical security assessments, and coordinating the NH School Safety Preparedness Task Force. Together these measures combined with industry best practices ensure New Hampshire schools are …

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Overview of Resources Available (SchoolSafety.Gov) [May 2022]

The site serves as a one-stop access point for the American public and school communities
to find information, resources, guidance, and best practices on a range of school safety
topics and threats.

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Archived Webinar: Understanding the Role of Families and Parents in Support School Safety Before, During, and After an Emergency (REMS TA) [February 2022]

View Recorded Webinar Who: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Details of the webinar: The REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar to highlight the role of families and parents in supporting school safety efforts at the local and state levels. During this Webinar, presenters discussed the importance of developing a collaborative …

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Reminder for Schools: Emergency Operations Plans due September 1st

For Schools: The 2021-2022 submission portal has closed. Stay tuned for information in the coming months about the 2022-2023 submission portal. If you have questions about the plan itself, please contact your school emergency management trainer at: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=1262

School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [October 2020]

According to the U.S. Department of Education (REMSTA), “Election days may present a security challenge for schools and school districts because many designated polling places are on school grounds. Therefore, on election days, some school districts may cancel school or designate the day for teacher professional development”. The decision to close a school or remain …

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Responding to Student Demonstrations and Protests in Schools (REMS) [n.d.]

Background Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. The response of students across the country to the February 14, …

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