Below are the general procedures in place to address safety and security. Please take time to review them with your student(s). If after doing so you have specific questions or comments, please contact your building principal.
All schools will continue to have secure, camera-monitored entrances. Parents, students, and visitors are required to enter through designated entry doors once school begins. Before admission, visitors may be asked their name and reason for admission. Additional identification in the form of a driver’s license may also be requested if the secretary or principal does not recognize you.
Every person who requests access to a school building must sign the visitor log book and must wear a school-provided visitor identification card.
Student/Employee Photo Identification
All students will be provided with a photo identification card and lanyard. Students in kindergarten through grade six are required to wear their identification cards during the school day. Students in grades seven through twelve are required to have their identification cards in their possession during the school day.
All employees must wear their district provided identification card during the school day.
Employees and students must display a school-issued vehicle identification tag while parked on school property.
All video cameras are now accessible through secure, remote internet connections to district administration and law enforcement. In addition, large TV monitors are installed where easily visible by building principals and district administration.
Keyless Door Locks
Door locks are installed on every classroom and office door. These keyless locks engage from inside the classroom to prevent access, but still allow for exit. The locks are approved by fire and safety officials for school use.
Emergency Response Procedures
The district’s maintains an All Hazards emergency management plan (EMP) that is consistent with local, state, and federal guidelines for employers and for schools. The plan is a board approved as district policy.
All district schools conduct multiple safety drills annually in addition to the required monthly fire drills. The district administration completes monthly safety activities to ensure familiarity with the EMP.
Communicating with Families
Your student’s safety is our first concern. We realize how important communication is with families in the event of a school emergency. The school will rely on the automated call service to notify you of an emergency situation, and if necessary, student pick-up procedures. The automated call system updates daily from our student management software which you can access from any computer. It is very important that you keep accurate phone numbers, text numbers, email addresses, and home addresses on file with the district. Office staff personnel throughout the district are available to assist you if needed.
These changes were completed in consideration of actual and potential situations that can occur in any public space. On behalf of the board of directors, we appreciate your continued support for the education and safety of students and employees.