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IN THE EVENT OF A CRISIS AT RAVENNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS...

At Ravenna Public Schools, the board of education, school administration, staff and students must continually work to address student safety and these efforts extend to the safety of all individuals in the event of a crisis. A crisis can be within the school or from an outside factor. The administration, staff and students must be prepared to lock down as to provide the best opportunity for safety to all who are on campus. In order to act in an efficient manner The Ravenna Public School District has updated its Crisis Response Plan that is designed to minimize danger to anyone occupying a school should an emergency occur. Our main objective is to attend to the health and welfare of your child/children in the event of a crisis.

In most emergencies your child/children will remain and be cared for at the school he/she attends. In the rare event of an emergency affecting the school your child attends that prohibits re-entry to the building or Shelter-In-Place (such as broken gas or water main, a fire or toxic chemical spill), all students will be evacuated to the nearest and most appropriate room or facility. Evacuation sites will depend on the situation and what is deemed safest for students.

ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST KEEP THEIR PHONE NUMBERS AND EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS CURRENT WITH THE SCHOOL. WE CANNOT CONTACT YOU IF YOUR PHONE HAS BEEN CHANGED OR DISCONNECTED.


We ask that you follow the procedures listed below in the Quick Reference For Parents if a crisis does occur.
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QUICK REFERENCE FOR PARENTS
IN THE EVENT OF A CRISIS

1. TURN ON YOUR RADIO. We will utilize local radio stations 102.3 and 98.9 to communicate to the public all pertinent information. If possible, we will also place information on the school website (http://www.ravenna.k12.ne.us/) the Ravenna Public Schools Facebook page and utilize the "School Reach" Notification System.

2. PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SCHOOL. We have limited phone lines. These MUST be used to respond to the emergency. Do not try to contact your child by cell phone. There may be a need for silence and cell phones ringing could place students in danger.

3. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SCHOOL UNLESS YOU ARE REQUESTED TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL. Any emergency involving your child's school may mean emergency vehicles and workers must be able to get to the building. If the emergency necessitates relocation of staff and students you will be informed via the media. If you are asked to come to the school to pick-up your child, you will be expected to arrive at the site designated to you via the media and radio stations.

PLEASE GLUE THIS INFORMATION INSIDE THE COVER OF YOUR PHONE BOOK OR PLACE IN A PERTINENT AREA FOR EASY AND QUICK ACCESS.

Louplatte Conference

Ravenna Public Schools is part of the Louplatte Conference which consists of ten school ranging from C1 to D1 in NSAA Classification.  Click here to view the 2014-2015 Louplatte Conference Activities Calendar which includes dates and host sites/schools for each conference championship event for the upcoming school year.

Bluejay Apparel

The Ravenna Booster Club maintains a wide variety of Ravenna Bluejay apparel and gear. Check out their tables at many of the RHS athletic events or contact the Ravenna Boosters today.  

NCA/CASI & AdvancED Accreditation

Ravenna Public Schools is fully accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education (Elementary) and AdvancED & North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.  Ravenna Public School's will begin its next 5-year CIP Cycle starting in the fall of 2014.  The next 5-year School Improvement External Review will take place in the spring of 2019.  Click here to learn more about NCA/CASI and click here to learn more about NDE AdvancED.