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School Safety is Priority #1

Here at the La Crosse School District, student safety is our highest priority. The District has a comprehensive crisis plan and District administrators coordinate closely with emergency management officials and law enforcement to monitor and update plans on a regular basis. This means taking time to be prepared and to take measures to prevent unsafe situations on our campus.

In addition, schools have well-established security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the day, surveillance cameras, safety inspections and constant situational awareness.

The La Crosse School District works closely with our partners such as the La Crosse Police Department, Town of Campbell Police and Fire Departments, La Crosse Fire Department, La Crosse County Emergency Management, the Department of Justice Office of School Safety and numerous other safety organizations.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on our web page, please feel free to contact us

Joe Ledvina

Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds
(608) 789-7627

Responsible for maintenance, custodial personnel, recruitment, evaluation, training programs, capital improvement and referendum projects, and department budgeting and operation.

Scott Johnson

Buildings & Grounds Manager
(608) 789-7636

Responsible for personnel scheduling, development, equipment maintenance/repair, capital improvement projects supervision, department purchasing, environmental and occupational safety, and workers compensation.

Jeff Elsen

Energy & Transportation Manager
(608) 789-7663

Responsible for managing energy reduction and education program, and environmental stewardship program.  Oversees all district student transportation.

Jen Larson

Administrative Assistant
(608) 789-7666

Standard Response Protocol

Our school has adopted The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing, and drilling the protocol.

Common Language

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based on an all-hazards approach as opposed to individual scenarios. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP utilizes clear common language while allowing for flexibility in protocol. The premise is simple – there are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a “Term of Art” and is followed by a “Directive.” Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers, and first responders. The SRP is based on the following actions: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

Weather

Winter is coming. Stay up-to-date with the latest information on school delays or closures due to inclement weather conditions. If the decision is made to delay or close school, we will publish that information on our district social media sites first. You can follow the district on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

Messages will also be sent directly from our Skylert system. We develop school closing messages in three ways: email, text message, and automated phone calls using the parent and guardian contacts we have on file in our Skyward student information system. If you have not recently reviewed your Skylert contact preferences, we ask that you do so by following the directions at the end of this communication.

Delay and closure announcements will also be posted on our district and school websites and shared on local TV and radio.

Should school be closed due to inclement weather this school year, the district calendar designates that the first two days will not be made up, which is a change from past practice. Beginning with the third canceled day, minutes will be added to the daily schedule to extend the day at each level. As a result, there will be no day extension to the school year.

Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult, but please know the safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority.

Thank you for choosing the School District of La Crosse and have a wonderful and safe winter.

Directions to edit your contact information preferences in Skyward Family Access:

1) Go to www.lacrosseschools.org

2) Click the ‘Skyward’ button

3) Log in. If you have never logged in, you will need to establish account credentials by contacting the administrative assistant in your child’s school.

4) Select ‘Skylert’ from the left side of the screen.

5) If you have more than one child, you will need to repeat this process for each.

Participating local TV and radio stations for weather announcements

Television stations

WKBT

WXOW

WEAU

WLAX

Radio stations

Kicks (106.3 FM)

Magic 105 (104.9 FM)

Eagle (102.7 FM)

Classic Rock (100.1 FM)

Today’s Talk (1490 AM)

Z93 (93.3 FM)

Classic Hits (94.7 FM)

The Rock (95.7 FM)

WIZM (1410 AM)

WKTY (580 AM)

Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross works closely with schools and youth-serving organizations to provide emergency preparedness education to young people to build resilience in communities across the country and abroad. Our age-appropriate preparedness materials include engaging activities and easy action steps that youth will find both fun and effective. ​

National Weather Service

NWS has played a key role in protecting American lives and properties for over a century. The timely provision of reliable weather, water, climate, and environmental information has supported the Nation’s social and economic development. NWS offices in communities across the United States and its territories, supported by regional and national centers, provide the authoritative information needed by Americans, including national, regional, state, tribal, and local authorities, to plan, prepare, mitigate, and respond to natural and human-caused events.

Partners