Communicating in a Crisis
Working Together to Keep Community Safe
At Community ISD we know that keeping our schools safe requires continuous work and communication. We review safety plans and practice emergency drills regularly. We make adjustments and are always strengthening our preparations and possible responses to crises.
Storm shelters (in the new CHS campus), controlled entries, video cameras, emergency notifications and more are important tools that are in place at Community ISD.
Still, one of the most important resources is people. Our students and community are a powerful part of keeping schools safe. We all must work together. Parents and guardians can remind students that if they “see something, say something.” When you have questions about what is happening in school, seek information from school principals. If a crisis occurs at your school, factual information will be delivered to our parents and school community first, via the Blackboard notification system (please make sure you have current contact email and phone number on file with your child's campus) and through our communityisd.org email system. Information for the public will also be posted on our official social media accounts (@communityisd) using the hashtag #SafeBraves. Every crisis situation is unique and information can change rapidly. It is our promise that whenever a safety situation arises, we will communicate with you as soon as facts are available and provide additional updates when new information is discovered. You can play an important role to help stop misinformation. Focusing on facts and remaining calm will help our resources work through situations as quickly as possible. Embellishing and posting or reposting false information can have serious effects, create panic and anxiety for students and parents. Let’s work together to prevent rumors – especially on social media – so that fear and uncertainty do not gain power in stressful situations. Our top priority is to keep our students safe. Our partnership with you helps make this happen.