PV Statement on Texas School Shooting

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,

In the wake of yesterday’s tragedy in Texas, our thoughts are with the Uvalde community. We may also find ourselves with a wide array of feelings, from anger to grief, and we may question what we can do.

Today, School Resource Officers have visited all schools to answer questions, evaluate our safety protocols, and ensure the safety of our students and staff.

We ask that everyone remain vigilant when it comes to the safety of our students - if you see or hear something, say something to a school administrator. As a reminder, families can use the P3 Campus app to report concerns anonymously to our administration and School Resource Officers. To access the P3 Campus app, go to the google or apple store on your phone and search P3 Campus. Download the app, select a location (Bettendorf or LeClaire), and choose your school.

We want to reinforce the foundations that guide our thinking and actions relative to school safety.

  • We believe the security of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority.

  • We believe school safety is maximized with planning and preparation.

  • The Pleasant Valley Community School District has safety and crisis protocols in place which are regularly practiced and reviewed.

  • We believe school safety is maximized when we work together as a community.

  • The district regularly communicates with the Scott County Sheriff, Bettendorf Police and LeClaire Police Departments to ensure we are doing everything possible to enhance security.

  • Our greatest safety net is that each faculty, staff, student and community member understands they play a vital role in the community by taking responsibility to report concerns.

  • We believe a student’s well-being is maximized in a caring and supportive environment where normal routines are maintained to the highest possible degree.

It can be hard to know what to say to our children about a tragedy that happened in a place unfamiliar to our students. This resource might be helpful to review prior to talking with your student(s). In addition, our counselors are available for assistance. If you do feel that you or someone in your family is struggling in a more serious way, please consider accessing Iowa’s Mobile Crisis Response system or calling 1-855-581-8111.

Thank you for your support and please reach out if you need anything, or want to talk through any questions you have. We will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to keep our students and schools safe.


Brian Strusz

Superintendent

Pleasant Valley Community School District

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