Safety & Security Newsletter
Ellensburg School District
Spotlight - SRO Druktenis
An SRO is a career law enforcement officer with sworn authority, employed by a police department and assigned to work in schools.
Our SRO's have at least 40 hours of additional training in school-related policing through NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers). This training covers topics such as mentoring, counseling, de-escalation, special needs students, guest speaking, social media/cybersafety, teen brain development, and much more.
For more information on the training that our SRO's complete, you can visit the NASRO website: https://www.nasro.org/clientuploads/Course%20Agendas/NASRO_Basic_Course_Description_and_Outline.pdf
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Ellensburg School District?
If so, please contact the school or department/program that you are interested in volunteering for to request a Volunteer Form. Once you have completed and signed the Volunteer Form, please return it, along with a copy of your current Driver's License, to the school or department/program that you obtained the Form from.
Please Note: The information in the database for our Volunteer Program is distributed to all of the schools and departments/programs within the Ellensburg School District.
Once your completed Volunteer Form is received by the Personnel Office, we will complete the required background check, and notify the school or department/program of the results.
You can visit our school district volunteer site here.
Fifteen Apps parents should know about
School Emergency Drills
All schools are required by state law to conduct monthly safety drills. These drills are conducted during the school day with all students. In the hybrid learning environment, we usually conduct our drills back-to-back in order to practice with both sets of A & B students.
Why do we practice?
- To ensure we have a safe, orderly response to potential emergencies
- In a real situation we resort to muscle memory and our training
- Time is important! The quicker we can account for students the quicker we can communicate with emergency responders
What do we practice?
- Emergency Lockdown (threat inside a building)
- Secure & Teach (threat outside of a building)
- Shelter in Place (bad air/chemicals/smoke outside)
We modify our drills to make them appropriate for all grade levels as well. If you have any questions about our emergency response in schools, please contact your child's school administrator, or contact Neil Musser, Director of School Security & Safety.