One of the most important aspects of the School's Safety and Security Initiative is the depth of our Security Team.
This summer we have provided numerous updates about the construction and new Grand Welcome entrance to Casady School. Although the construction is the most visible, it is only one of the key components in this phase of Casady's Safety and Security Initiative, which is a master plan to thoughtfully increase and enhance specific measures for our campus.
One of the most important aspects of the School's Safety and Security Initiative is the depth of our Security Team. Last year, Casady School created a new Security Department under the leadership of Security Team Lead, John Day. John, an active shooter trained former Military Police officer, works closely with our School administration to provide security coverage for our School.
Casady employs five CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) certified officers and partners with both The Village Police Department and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department to serve our community in different capacities. The Village Police Department has a frequent presence on our campus and participates with us during our Safety Week Drills in September and February.
In June, Casady developed a new program with Francis Tuttle Technology Center to provide continuing education and to re-certify our Security Officers in the use of firearms. Our Security Team participates in classroom training to learn the latest information every year on firearm safety and use. In addition, there is a practical component on the firing range where our officers participate in the same firearm certification protocol as law enforcement. According to the trainers at Francis Tuttle, Casady is the only K-12 School that has its own officers re-certify annually.
Casady also employs a law enforcement officer from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office to serve as our School Resource Officer (SRO). Our SRO has a daily presence on campus when classes are in session. We would like to announce that Kyle Crandall has joined our team this year, replacing Justin Dang who was with us for three years. Kyle is a life-long Oklahoman who graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. He has been employed with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office since 2011 and became a deputy in 2015. Since his employment at the Sheriff’s Office, he has worked in the Detention Center, Protective Services in the Oklahoma County Court House, and as an SRO in Community Services. Kyle is a state certified CLEET instructor after completing the Basic Instructor Development in 2018. Please welcome Deputy Crandall when you see him on campus.
Reminder: Vehicle Decals and Back to School Forms
Car Decals should be placed on the inside of the windshield on the driver's side and in a lower left location. Car decals will be available to pick up at registration in your Division Office. In order to register your vehicle, each parent, guardian, or student driver should log into their MyCasady account to update their MyCasady profile. Vehicle registration includes make/model of car and license plate. Entering a Pikepass (RFID) transponder number is optional but is necessary in order to enter through the Chapel gate.
All back to school forms, including those to submit online or download, print, and complete, such as physicals or immunization records, are available in MyCasady on the Resource Board for your student's division. If you have questions about logging into MyCasady, please contact Ben Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 749-3127. If you have an additional vehicle to register, please contact Aimee Stafford at email@example.com. At this time, if a babysitter, nanny, grandparent, or other driver is dropping off or picking up your child and not spending time on campus, a vehicle decal is not required.
We Have Questions!
Q. What are the measures you have already implemented to increase safety and security?
A. Those measures already initiated include:
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- Increased CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) system to include more than 100 cameras providing video surveillance.
- Equipped Security Team with an iPad to view the cameras while the Team is patrolling.
- Purchased a security vehicle to allow for more efficient and expedient patrolling of the campus by using the sidewalks as well as the roads.
- Instituted Safety Drill Week twice a year for students and faculty.
- Supplied faculty and staff with digital crisis management app on their mobile devices for immediate access.
- Established a mass notification system utilizing school contacts from our database.
Please visit our FAQ page: MyCasady > Resource Board > Grand Welcome
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