We know ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) are more important than ever. We also know that it’s important to not only have the technology to mitigate COVID, but to have the “behind-the-scenes” know-how of building systems, from ventilation and filtration to control strategies, and how they can be optimized. Most importantly, is implementing the right technologies and strategies as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your school.
Three steps can help ensure the health and safety of your students and educators
Leveraging Sourcewell Contracts to streamline projects
Siemens is proud to partner with Sourcewell and their Cooperative Purchasing Contracts. This agreement allows schools and districts to purchase solutions, equipment and services through a pre-negotiated contract vehicle, saving time and eliminating the RFP process. Even with allocated federal funding now available for education, this vehicle can accelerate this process. This applies to planned or actionable projects due to the pandemic that can improve the health and safety of your institutions. Our team can assist in assessment, planning and managing your improvements, as well as providing continued support as needed.
The relationship between the educators at Pine Grove and Siemens isn’t simply that of customer and supplier. And the scope of the work didn’t end with the installation of the last piece of technology. Siemens is a true partner to Pine Grove and works with the administration, educators and community for the entire district. Listening. Advising. Exploring. In areas that impact not just the building, but the students and teachers, too. Because just as a child isn’t educated overnight, there’s something else that needs to be long term, too. Partnership.
Over the two decades since the Columbine High School shooting, the risks to our students has never been more clear. Parents, educators, and administrators all expect and strive to achieve the least exposure and danger - while balancing the need for an open, comfortable, welcoming place for students to learn.
Creating this place requires a strategic alignment of security into every district’s daily operations. Siemens is committed to making K-12 education succeed for everyone, and partnering with school districts and the community to secure our students.
There is no way for any of us to know what tomorrow’s careers will look like, but what we can do is partner with our customers to help all learners understand that the possibilities are endless. From understanding energy applications using hands-on educational kits and software to ebulletin boards that speak to the issues that affect us all, Siemens is committed to sharing our resources and expertise to empower kindness, empathy, caring for our planet, and more.
To foster a culture of caring, mindfulness, and responsibility, we have created a range of electronic posters you can use on LED monitors or to print locally for use in your building.
Supporting innovation and achievement with a STEM grant
The Ohio County School District in Wheeling has a long-standing tradition of maintaining high academic standards for its students. As Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Miller says, “Together, we achieve with a focus on our students. We work with our community to create an environment conducive to student learning, build a foundation for success, enrich minds, and inspire dreams.”
Over the years, since energy costs increase, sustainability became an issue and concern. We did a carbon footprint, and used that to help guide our goals to reduce natural gas and electrical usage.Merv Roberts, School Board Member
Great things can happen so quickly and successfully when you have collaboration. When you bring the local community, businesses, schools, and the university together, it creates a sustainable model.Cheryl Guyett, Principal, Dimond High School
Anchorage, Alaska School District
This project is about much more than just fixing the boilers. It’s a springboard for our kids. We live in an area where few career paths are generally available to our residents. But in combination with the solar arrays, Siemens has helped us create a pathway.Dr. Sam Ray, Superintendent of Schools
North Sanpete School District
The North Sanpete School District in central Utah operates under a singular philosophy: all students can learn. Thus, the district works hard to provide the education and resources appropriate to meet the needs and contribute to the success of each student, the community, and society as a whole.
Provide diverse, demanding and high quality educational opportunities within a safe environment.Oxford Hills School District mission statement
Because of the success of our district-wide master facilities plan and our relationship with Siemens, we look forward to continuing our partnership to develop sustainable, high-performance buildings.John Addleman, Planning and Financial Director
Funding the future with today's energy savings
Many of today’s schools face infrastructure challenges and rising energy costs. Lack of capital and little appetite to take on debt can make improving our schools seem an insurmountable challenge. But by working with Siemens, more and more of today's school districts are funding their futures with energy saving improvement projects.
The speed of our ability to alert people quickly and easily has made everyone relax a bit. We know we can reach them all.Cathe Mazza, Dean of Students, Kent School
Innovative mass notification ensures students get the message
Founded in 1906, Kent School is a private, college preparatory school located next to the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut. Total enrollment for the co-ed institution is 570, of which 520 live on campus. The grounds of Kent School span 1,200 acres, and comprise 6 dormitories, 10 instructional buildings and a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities, including an equestrian center, a boathouse, and over 10 miles of biking and cross-country trails.
Ingenuity is what makes the future exciting, and we at Siemens want to help educators like you inspire young minds.
We at Siemens want to inspire young minds with our Empower Program for K12 Schools that advance critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving.
South Valley Junior High School received a grant two years ago for the FUSE Program developed in partnership with Northwestern University. They’ve implemented the program with huge strides in engagement, collaboration and more.