School Safety and Communication

Student Safety and Parent Notification


How and when will I be notified if there is an emergency at my child’s school?

The means, timing, and frequency of communication will depend on the scope of the event. Communication will depend on the overall disruption to the learning environment and the potential or actual impact to the safety of the students. While it’s difficult to describe all possible scenarios, the following can be used a guide to gauge the District’s level of notification and systems used to communicate with families:


Impact Level

Notification Response

No Impact:

No or minimal risk to the safety of the school.

No disruption to the regular school activities to schedule.


Examples:

A small disturbance. Not every misbehavior will warrant a notification.

Communication to the students and families directly involved


Low Impact:

No or minimal risk to the safety of the school.

Results in some disruption to school activities.


Examples:

A weather cancellation that results in canceled after school activities

Posted message on school website, district website and district social media accounts.

School Messenger:

Email

Text Message

Moderate Impact:

Some risk to safety of the school.

Significant disruption to school activities and schedule.


Examples:

“Snow day”

Lockdown as a result of a threat in the community

Posted message on school website, district website and district social media accounts.

Media notification or press release

School Messenger:

Email

Text Message

Phone call to the main phone number for the first two parents/guardians contacts on file for your student. (1 phone call per person)

High Impact:

A significant risk to the safety of the students.

Greatly impacts school activities and schedule.

 

Examples:

An intruder in the school or weapon related injuries to staff or students

Students evacuated from school

 

Posted message on school website, district website and district social media accounts.

Media notification or press release

School Messenger:

Email

Text Message

Phone call to the main and backup phone numbers for the first two parent/guardian contacts on file for your student. (2 phone calls per person)


In the event of a high impact incident, please rely on the District’s information and monitor your phone or email closely to ensure you are receiving accurate and timely updates on the emergency from District staff.