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Please contact us with your concerns and ideas at:

keeppampasafe@pampaisd.net

 

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Providing a safe and secure environment for students to learn and educators to teach is “Priority #1” at Pampa ISD. Creating school campuses that are emotionally, physically, and digitally safe, secure, and healthy is a responsibility that is not taken lightly.

The Pampa ISD School Board, administrators, staff, parents, community stakeholders, and students have planned, prepared, and practiced programs and drills in order to proactively prepare for the unknown, the unwanted, and the unimaginable. We understand
that this is a process that will continually evolve, but constant is the fact that school safety is and will remain “Priority #1.” 

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                                         Digital and Cyber Security

Lightspeed Web Filter monitors key words and phrases to alert personnel of inappropriate searches such as violence, drugs, suicide, etc. – Notifications are sent when users access blocked sites and perform suspicious searches. Filters over 4,000 users.

Gaggle monitoring of student Google drive, human monitoring and notification to Pampa ISD staff of 
inappropriate words, phrases, and harmful situations. This service monitors 1,786 secondary students.

Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 Security and Compliance monitor key words from a universal list of inappropriate words  and phrases for staff and student emails.This service monitors over 4,000 accounts.

Sophos offers anti-virus and malicious website protection, and protects 2,725 active staff, student 
and district devices.

STOPit is an anonymous anti-bullying reporting mobile device app. It is available to over 3,500 
Pampa ISD students and their families.

Dual Firewall Protection through Pampa ISD and Region 16 prevents unauthorized access to the 
school network.

Digital Safety and Citizenship is taught through curriculum in K-8 and is embedded into digital 
projects throughout a student’s K-12 academic experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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Emergency planning and management plays a key part in keeping our schools safe. The sad reality is that potential threats or events can occur with little or no warning. This requires Pampa ISD to be proactive in planning and preparing for events that we hope will never happen. Pampa ISD considers students, teachers,
administration and law enforcement, all strategic partners, all with specific roles, each playing their part in planning and implementation of school safety protocols.

Pampa ISD’s Emergency Operation Plan consists of ongoing training, drilling, and exercising, coordinating with state and local partners, ongoing assessments and the establishment of personnel dedicated to safety and security.

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                                          Social and Emotional Safety

social and emotional safety in home, communities, and schools

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults aquire and effectively apply the knowedge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for othersm establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

There are five Core SEL Competencies. Each plays a role in enhancing students' capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to effectively and ethically deal with daily tasks and challenges. All students in grades K-8 are explicitly taught and engage in lessons to acquire these SEL skills.


Self-Awareness  

The ability to accurately recognize one's own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they infuence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one's strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a "growth mindset."

  • Identifying emotions
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Self-efficacy
  • Accurate self-perception
  • Self-confidence

Self-management 

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and
behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling
impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and
work toward personal and academic goals.

  • Impulse control
  • Self-discipline
  • Goal-Setting 
  • Stress management
  • Self-motivation
  • Organizational skills

Social awareness

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources for supports.

  • Perspective-taking
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Empathy
  • Respect for others

Relationship skills

The ability to establish and maintain  healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

  • Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Engagement
  • Teamwork 

Responsible decision-making

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being  of oneself and others.

  • Identifying the problem
  • Solving problems
  • Reflecting
  • Analyzing situations
  • Evaluating
  • Ethical responsibility

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