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APS Continues Proactive Response to Movie Theater Tragedy
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Disaster Recovery Plan

Aurora Public Schools has a five-phase plan for proactively addressing this tragedy with our students, staff and community. Read more.

Key Messages
Our schools are safe.
We have a plan.
Our students, families and staff are not alone. 
We care. 

Disaster Recovery & Crisis Management Presentation

7/20 Day of Remembrance

7/20 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

A Day of Remembrance is being planned on July 20. It will be a multifaceted day of meaningful remembrance, continued healing and positive community actions. 

The day will begin with a community gathering and morning ceremony to honor and remember those whose lives were lost, survivors and their loved ones. The ceremony will be followed by a variety of healing activities such as meditation and reflection, counseling, yoga and art and music activities. Groups and individuals can pre-register for a number of community service projects that will take place around Aurora that day. Project descriptions and registration information are available at www.AuroraGov.org/720Volunteer.

For more information about 7/20 Recovery, visit www.720recovery.org.

Were You There on July 20?

Reach out for help

If you or someone in your family was either at the Century 16 Theater Complex or evacuated from the Paris Street apartments on July 20, you may be eligible for additional assistance and services to help you following this incident.

Contact the Crime Victim Compensation Program (18th Judicial District) at 720-874-8620 with questions or to request a CVC application, or visit www.da18.org

Contact Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) at 800-261-2682 to speak with a victim advocate or visit www.coloradocrimevictims.org.

What is Traumatic Stress?

Learn and Start the Healing Process

After traumatic events like the Aurora Theater shooting, it is common to experience stressful side effects that can impact our lives. Anxiety, flashbacks, moodiness, emotional numbness and difficulty concentrating are all common signs of stress following a difficult event.

If you or anyone you know is currently dealing with stress, please contact Aurora Mental Health at 303-617-2300 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.aumhc.org.

Trauma Support Group
Aurora Mental Health Center Offers Trauma Support Group

Aurora Mental Health Center is offering a trauma-focused support group for middle and high school students who were presentat the Century 16 theater complex on 7/20/12.  The purpose of this group is to give teens an opportunity to talk with others who were in the theater and learn ways to manage trauma symptoms.   

Date & Time: Wednesdays from 5-6 pm
Location:  14301 East Hampden Ave.  Aurora, CO

For more information contact Erin Staniszeski, LCSW  at 303-617-2644 or visit auhmc.org.

The Aurora community has been changed by the tragic shooting that happened inside a local movie theater. Our hearts go out to those impacted and to our entire community. 

News of a tragedy of this nature can be upsetting. Aurora Public Schools continues to reach out to victims, their families and friends, and the entire Aurora community.

This Disaster Recovery and Resources website provides access to information that may be helpful for you during this tragedy.

If you are an APS staff member, please contact your principal or immediate supervisor or department head. We have access to resources for mental health, victim advocates, counselors and Red Cross that can be sent to you as an individual or to your organization.


Flood Recovery Resources

In response to the recent floods, the Colorado Spirit Team is working with the community to assist individuals, families and organizations in recovery. Colorado Spirit provides individual and group support, education and referrals to resources as needed.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance with the recent flooding, please contact our team at 720-515-3329 or aurorafloodrelief@gmail.com


7/20 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

A Day of Remembrance is being planned on July 20. It will be a multifaceted day of meaningful remembrance, continued healing and positive community actions. 

The day will begin with a community gathering and morning ceremony to honor and remember those whose lives were lost, survivors and their loved ones. The ceremony will be followed by a variety of healing activities such as meditation and reflection, counseling, yoga and art and music activities. Groups and individuals can pre-register for a number of community service projects that will take place around Aurora that day. Project descriptions and registration information are available at www.AuroraGov.org/720Volunteer.

For more information about 7/20 Recovery, visit www.720recovery.org.


Resource Fairs

Community Resource Fairs on April 25 & May 9 Were a Great Success

Aurora Public Schools recently hosted community health and wellness workshops for parents and students.  

Families and community members joined us for  special workshops to access resources to support student and family success.

The resource fairs took place at Gateway High School and Jewell Elementary School.

Thanks to all those who helped make these events a success!


 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Addresses Movie Theater Tragedy

Please visit the U.S. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools website at rems.ed.gov.


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Upcoming Events
  • April 1, 2014

    APS Student Pottery Show

  • April 14, 2014

    APS Festival of the Arts

  • April 26, 2014

    Comcast Cares Day @ Jewell Elementary & Rangeview H.S.

  • April 26, 2014

    APS Family Fitness Day - Let's Move Aurora 3.0!

  • April 30, 2014

    CCA Campus visit and financial aid night in Spanish / CCA Noche de visita al campus y asistencia financiera en español

  • May 1, 2014

    Aurora Central H.S. Presents "Rent: School Edition"

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