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29 days ago

Tuesday, 

June 27, 2017


Yerington Elementary School

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2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Silver Stage Professional Learning Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Yerington District Office

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Dayton Intermediate School

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Fernley High School

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @6:30 pm
Silver Stage Elementary School

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Smith Valley School

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Dayton Elementary School






Audio Enhancement® - Safety and Security System in LCSD Classrooms

5 months ago

**Please look through this page in its entirety and if you have any further questions please email erikagarcia@lyoncsd.org with the subject "Audio Enhancement"**


Background:

The discussion surrounding the future of safety and security measures in LCSD began at a Board Workshop with the public on September 10, 2016 in Silver Springs, NV. Much of the discussion revolved around increasing safety and security while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere at our schools. 

A variety of options as potential alternatives to excessive fencing or controlled entries from the company, Audio Enhancement®, were formally presented at the Board Meeting on September, 27, 2016 and details were fine-tuned at the Board Meeting on October 25, 2016 when it was decided that LCSD will implement a SAFE System from Audio Enhancement®. The classroom audio system will be accompanied by a push button SAFE camera that will be able to record a 360 view of the classroom when an incident occurs and the SAFE button is pushed by the teacher. The incident will be recorded and the alert box in the front office will go off. Front office staff will be notified with flashing lights and alert sounds to be able to respond accordingly with the appropriate personnel. 

We are very excited about the added safety and security the system will provide for students, teachers, and all other personnel on our campuses. 


Install Schedules:

Dayton:

Dayton Elementary – December 12th to December 14th

Dayton High – December 15th to December 22nd

Dayton Intermediate – January 9th to January 12th

Riverview Elementary – January 13th to January 17th

Sutro Elementary – January 18th to January 20th

Fernley:

Cottonwood Elementary – January 9th to January 12th

East Valley Elementary – January 13th to January 17th

Fernley Elementary – January 18th to January 26th

Fernley High – January 27th to February 10th

Fernley Intermediate – January 23rd to January 27th

Silverland Middle – January 30th to February 2nd

Silver Springs:

Silver Stage Elementary – March 27th to March 31st

Silver Stage High – March 15th to March 20th

Smith Valley:

Smith Valley – December 12th to December 16th

Yerington:

District Office – January 9th

Yerington Elementary – February 20th to March 2nd

Yerington High – March 3rd to March 14th

Yerington Intermediate – March 6th to March 24th


FAQ

Was this prompted by a safety incident in LCSD?

- No, there was no specific event in which safety was compromised. LCSD is taking a preventative approach on this. Be it a medical emergency, an escalated situation, or a threatening individual this system will allow for efficient response from the appropriate personnel. 

Does the system include a silent alarm?

Yes, each classroom and school office will be equipped with a silent alarm button that will alert administration to the emergency. The silent alarm will activate the camera, which will only record the incident where an alarm has been set off. Please note, only office staff can activate the office silent alarm and only teachers can activate the silent alarm in their classroom which will in turn initiate the recording.

From News4 - "A viewer who attended a meeting about the new security system said a PowerPoint presentation detailed the ability to use the system for teacher evaluations and recording lessons."

Board Meetings are open to the public, as are all documents. Please see Agendas and Documents under the "School Board Meetings" block on our homepage.

screenshot of homepage
screenshot of homepage indicating where to find board meeting documents

- As you will see from the October 25th Board Meeting, there were three options presented and the last two are where this discrepancy and confusion occurs.

  • Option B – Classroom audio system with push button SAFE camera. When the SAFE button is pushed, the alert box in the front office goes off and front office staff are notified with flashing lights and alert sounds. The classroom incident is recorded and appropriate responding staff are also notified immediately via email. 
  • Option C - Classroom audio system with push button SAFE camera. When the SAFE button is pushed, the alert box in the front office goes off and front office staff are notified with flashing lights and alert sounds. The classroom incident is recorded and appropriate responding staff are also notified immediately via email. PLUS Teacher and student recording for academic achievement.
The Board voted to move forward with Option B. The added feature with Option C was that teachers who wanted to record their teaching and class instruction could do so - much like professors in college lectures record their classes. Even if the board had moved forward with this, the intention was to allow teachers to record and reflect on themselves if they desired to do so and not for use by the administration for evaluation purposes. The prolonged recording, like the shorter recordings in case of emergencies, would have been 100% controlled and initiated by teachers.

Okay, cameras are being installed in the classroom - will parents have access to "check in" on their student and student's teacher?

- No, parents will not have access. Please note, there will be no live feed from these cameras in the classroom. The cameras will only record when initiated by the teacher's silent alarm in case of emergency. Also, please note that any video recording in an academic setting creates an academic record and is protected under the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA); therefore, any videos recorded in cases of emergency will be limited to educational personnel designated as needing access.

What about administrators - will they have access to "check in" on their teachers?

- No. Please see privacy feature on EduCam 360 below. Once again, please remember teachers are 100% in control of when the camera records.

I'm hearing words like "SAFE System" and "Audio Enhancement" - what exactly is being installed?

-SAFE (Security Alert For Education) System consists of:

  • Camera for emergencies with capable privacy mode
  • Teardrop microphone for teachers with a "panic" button
  • Pass-around microphone for students
  • Amplifying system (speakers)
  • Alert box in the office
  • Intercom and bell systems in certain schools that are outdated

audio enhancement equipment

Every classroom will have an EduCam 360, transmitter box that connects to alert box in the office, speakers, and pass-around microphone.

audio enhancement alert notification box

The office of the school will have an instant alert notification station that will receive notifications from the transmitter boxes in all the classrooms.

teacher pressing panic button on audio enhancement system
Teacher presses "panic" button, camera initiates, signal sent to transmitter box...
school office receiving audio enhancement notification
Office alert box is immediately notified and can respond accordingly.

The Camera - Privacy Mode Controlled by the Teachers


Privacy mode allows teachers to protect their privacy by hiding the lens inside the camera. Think of this as like an alligator eye over the lens.

Below is a picture diagram of the camera's privacy mode. 


                 audio enhancement camera from open to closed
                    Camera lens uncovered  ........................................................... Camera lens covered.

When can I expect this to be in my school or my child's school?

- Installations to begin Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks - final install dates TBD. It is anticipated that all teachers will be able to use the system at the beginning of the next calendar year.


Audio Enhancement SAFE System in Georgia schools.

**Please note, during the next few months LCSD administration will be working with various groups to develop policies for the system as part of the Safety and Security Plan**
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Kindergarten Enrollment 2016-2017

7 months ago

All Lyon County schools are currently accepting Kindergarten enrollment at this time. 

Students must be 5 years old by September 30, and will need to provide proof of residency, a birth certificate and shot records. 

Additionally, we are also enrolling for Pre-Kindergarten for children 4 years old by September 30, and who meet necessary qualifications, including living within 200% of the poverty level.  Please contact your local elementary school if you have any questions or concerns, and please help us in spreading the word to any eligible families with kindergarten and prekindergarten-age children. 

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