Safety and Security
Partnerships with our students, family and community members are the foundation of our success as a district. When it comes to safety and security, all of you play an important role in helping us provide a secure learning environment. As always, we strongly encourage people to say something if they see or hear something.
The information below will assist our DCE community in reporting safety concerns, and provides an overview of the safety and security resources we have available. We understand every situation is unique, so please use your best judgment when determining how and whom to contact in the event you have concerns to report.
Reporting concerns during normal school day hours
Parents, guardians, community members. Contact the front office of the school you believe the threat is relevant to, or the district office if you are uncertain. Contact local law enforcement as needed. School and local law enforcement contact information is listed in the right-hand navigation.
Students. Please speak immediately with an adult, within the school building, whom you trust. If you are uncomfortable with that, please utilize one of the following:
- Crime Stoppers — tips can be left online or via phone (877-409-8777) or by using the P3 app available on students’ school iPads.
- SPEAK UP — tips can be left via email, phone or text. SpeakUp is available on student iPads for grades 6-12. SPEAK UP poster
- Email: Speakup@dce.12.wi.us
- Phone/Text: 715-907-7007
Reporting concerns after the close of the school day
Parents, guardians, community members and students. Call law enforcement immediately. They will contact the district and partner with us to address the situation.
If the situation requires an immediate response, it is best to call law enforcement first.
People also may send emails to the district concerning the situation, but we cannot guarantee those messages will be seen in a timely manner. Please note we do not recommend sending safety concerns via the district’s social media channels or the Contact Us buttons on social media due to the inconsistency of the platforms.
School resource officers
We have on-site School Resource Officers present at the DCE Middle School, DCE Junior High and DCE Senior High on a daily basis. Our officers play a critical role in supporting our students and we encourage students to speak with them about concerns they may have. Our officers also serve our elementary schools as needed. Rothschild and Evergreen also share an officer daily.
Text and email alerts for parents/guardians
Parents can sign up to receive email and text alerts via Infinite Campus. For instructions concerning how to sign up for notifications, please visit our Infinite Campus webpage.
Mental health services
To assist students with educational, career, personal/social and health issues, we have a variety of student services staff available, including health aides, school nurses, school counselors, psychologists, social workers and community partnership coordinators. Our role is to provide students with assistance as needed and connect them with relevant school and community resources. To assist our students and their families with mental health issues they may be facing, we also have partnered with the Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium to provide students with on-site access to professional mental health professionals. For assistance with educational, career and personal/social issues and/or to learn more about the school-based counseling service, please contact the student services staff available at your student's school visit our Health Services/Counseling webpage.
Digital safety tools
Our district utilizes Gaggle, a digital tool that monitors school-provided communication and collaboration tools such as email, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Gaggle flags concerning content in students’ school-issued accounts for review and blocks potentially harmful content to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. We also use Content Keeper to filter internet traffic and block inappropriate web content on school devices — both on and off campus. We urge parents to also monitor their student(s) use of all online platforms.
Law Enforcement Contacts
- Marathon County Dispatch: 715-849-7796
- Everest Metro Police Department: 715-359-4202
- Rothschild Police Department: 715-359-3879
- Kronenwetter Police Department: 715-693-4215
- Marathon County Sheriff’s Department: 715-261-1200
- Marathon County Crime Stoppers: 877-409-8777
- For immediate emergencies, please call 911
- Marathon County Dispatch: 715-849-7796