Crisis and Emergency

School Safety is our Priority

Providing a safe and secure environment for our students to learn is the top priority of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288. We've taken measures to ensure our staff and students are prepared in the event a crisis situation occurs in or near one of our buildings.

A comprehensive Crisis Management Plan has been created to guide our staff through a wide variety of situations, including, but not limited to:
- Missing child
- Bomb or chemical threats
- Medical emergencies
- Intruders
- Gun violence
- Weather emergencies

Our staff is committed to preventing crisis situations by working closely to build relationships with students, creating a climate of respect and acceptance, and taking swift and fair discipline action when necessary.

What parents need to know during a crisis:
In most situations, the school building is the safest place a student can be. Every effort will be made to keep students safely in the building until they can be reunited with parents.

Your cooperation is needed. In the event of an emergency:

- Visit the district website for information and updates about the crisis.
- Go to the parent/student reunification site and wait to be reunited with your child(ren). 

- Attempt to enter the school unless directed by safety personnel.
- Call the school. Phone lines will be needed for emergency communication.

Information will be posted online and will be sent via the School Messenger system.

Please visit the School Messenger page to learn more.

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officer
401 Building
(952) 567-8002
School Resource Officer
River Valley Education Center
(952) 567-8275 



Carver County Mental Health Crisis Line  |  
(952) 442-7601

Child Protection  |  (952) 361-1600
Call to report child abuse & neglect.

Crisis Connection  |  (612) 379-6363
Free 24-hour mental health telephone counseling and resources.

Crisis Nursery  |  (612) 839-5101
Safe, temporary child care for your children during times of crisis.

Poison Control  |  (800) 222-1222

Scott County Mental Health Crisis Line
8:00 am - 4:30 pm  |  (952) 496-8481
4:30 pm - 8:00 am  |  (952) 818-3702

Sexual Violence Center  |  (612) 871-5111
24-hour services to victims of sexual assault & concerned persons.

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women  |  (952) 873-4214
24-hour crisis line, safe homes, support groups, and supervised visitation for battered women and their children.

Trans LifeLine  |  (877) 565-8860 is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

National Suicide Prevention Life Line  |  1-(800) 273-8255