Student Services
Student Services
Contact Information:
1221 E. Kingsbury St.
Seguin, TX 78155

830-401-8617
830-372-2247 (fax)
School Safety

Campus Security:
As a school district, our highest priority is providing a safe, nurturing environment for students to learn. Recent national tragedies led to increased safety efforts including:
  • campus renovations for front-door entry systems
  • visitor identification process
  • increased safety drills
  • campus security increases
  • improved security camera surveillance

We appreciate the community’s understanding of the increased safety protocols. It is important for parents to help children understand the importance of safety drills as practice of drills is an essential component to saving lives and reducing injury in the event of an actual crisis.
 
ALICE Protocols


Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS):
It is essential to student safety that campuses work to create positive school climates. PBIS has been implemented district-wide to teach the 3 behavioral expectations of Respectful, Responsible and Safe and reward students for following them. The purpose of PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. For additional information, contact the campus PBIS committee or go to:

www.pbis.org
www4.esc13.net/behavior/pbis/



Bullying Prevention:
SISD is committed to protecting students and preventing bullying, harassment and discrimination on our campuses. Bullying negatively impacts the academic, emotional, and physical wellbeing of students. All people are negatively impacted when bullying is a problem in school, including targets, kids who bully, bystanders, and school staff.

The initiatives implemented by SISD to prevent bullying include PBIS, the use of classroom social skills activities, the character education program Matador Challenge as well as the enforcement of our policies and disciplinary consequences. It is important to the investigation and prevention of bullying that the inappropriate conduct be reported as soon as possible. The SISD Bully Reporting Form is available at each campus or by clicking here.

Not all student conflict is necessarily bullying. Bullying involves an imbalance of power and intent to cause harm. The legal definition in Texas is found in the Texas Education Code (TEC §37.0832 (a)) which defines bullying as engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the district and that has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student. In addition, conduct must exploit an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and interferes with a student's education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.

The Texas School Safety Center provides a useful flow chart to assist in understanding the legal definition of bullying.



Helpful resources:

SISD Board Policy regarding Bullying (FFI LEGAL | FFI LOCAL)
http://txssc.txstate.edu/topics/bullying/
www.stopbullying.gov
OnlineSchools.org - Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying


Safety Tip Line:
The SISD “Tip Line” was created to provide students, parents, and community members a secure, confidential and proactive way to share information regarding safety issues within the district. Tips may include, but are not limited to, fights or assaults, use or sale of drugs, weapons or possible use thereof, domestic violence, or any crimes against children. Anyone with a legitimate and genuine concern may contact the “Tip Line” by clicking here.