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Safety Director

Safety Directory Ty Dennis and the Rockwood Security Officers

Our District Safety Supervisor, Tyrone Dennis, is responsible for researching, designing, and implementing a comprehensive district security and safety program; creating and implementing safety and security training for staff; and maintaining district emergency plans and preparations as well as crisis response and recovery plans, among other duties.

Safety Officers

New for 2023-2024, one Rockwood safety officer has been hired for each quadrant of the district. The school safety officers are armed and assigned a district vehicle that is marked as Rockwood security. The primary focus of the school safety officers will be covering elementary schools within their assigned quadrant, but they may be called upon to assist at other schools or buildings. They work in conjunction with our school resources officers.

School Resource Officers

Rockwood, along with the local police departments, assigns sworn police officers (school resource officers or SROs) who are vital members of the school team with a focus on community-oriented police work. The goals of Rockwood SRO programs include providing safe learning environments, providing valuable resources to school staff members, fostering positive relationships with youth, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students. All Rockwood secondary schools have a dedicated officer who also serves the elementary schools within the feeder pattern.

Behavior Supports Department

Rockwood has student behavior team specialists who work to support the educational team’s ability to practice and promote a growth mindset to ensure equitable access to the learning environment and educational experience for all students. They achieve this through the use of behavior analytic methodology and collaboration, training and support throughout the district to ensure all staff thrive and all students realize their potential.

Eureka High parking lot

Parking Attendants

All Rockwood high schools have a parking lot attendant to monitor cars and passengers who travel in and out of the district lots.

Hall Monitors

All Rockwood secondary schools employ hall monitors to ensure students report to assigned classrooms on time, as well as safe passage to learning areas.

School Counselors

Rockwood School Counselors facilitate the development of essential life skills, such as effective communication, conflict resolution and emotional regulation. By equipping students with these tools, our school counselors equip them to navigate social interactions more confidently and make informed decisions. This, in turn, contributes to the creation of a supportive and inclusive school environment where students feel valued and understood.

Social Emotional Behavior Specialists

Rockwood has six Social Emotional Behavior Specialists (SEBs) that are located at the high school level, including Pathways Wellness Center.  SEBs are highly trained mental health professionals who provide direct clinical interventions to identified students. Through skillful intervention, they assist students in developing effective coping mechanisms and empower them to overcome obstacles, enabling a positive and productive educational experience. SEBs collaborate with school personnel and families to support students’ progress. SEBs also share their expertise through collaboration and professional development with educators.

Rockwood Social Worker Caitlin Seiler

Social Workers

Rockwood has 16 school social workers that support all PreK-12 schools. School social workers are trained mental health professionals who provide services related to a student’s social and emotional growth. They collaborate with educators and families to create tailored strategies that optimize students’ overall well-being, aiming to remove barriers to academic success. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, they contribute to the development of all students. School social workers provide support at all tier levels of interventions within a school.

Crisis Response Teams: Direct Student and Staff Support

All school social workers, social emotional behavior specialists, and school counselors are divided into crisis response teams to respond to schools in need after a crisis event. They provide additional support to students, teachers, and staff through individual and group processing, grief support, and connection to community resources when appropriate. The purpose of the crisis response team is to facilitate the process of recovery for individuals and school communities in distress.

Hazel HEART Teletherapy

Rockwood partners with Hazel Health to offer free mental health teletherapy visits for all students. With Hazel HEART, students can meet virtually with a licensed therapist from school or at home in a matter of days, bridging the gap until local therapists become available. The referrals can come from school personnel or directly from a parent or guardian. Like all Hazel telehealth services, parental consent is required. Last year, there were over 2,200 visits with 357 Rockwood students.