Safety Procedures

Nothing is more important than keeping our schools safe and secure. Our schools regularly plan and prepare for emergencies.

State law requires that all schools have safety-related drills each month that school is in session, including drills for fire evacuations, lockdowns and sheltering in place. Our schools also have earthquake drills.

We are continuously improving the safety of our schools. We require volunteers to pass criminal background checks. In many of our schools, visitors can only get in through a single, monitored entryway.

If you have any safety-related questions or concerns, please talk with your school’s principal.

Communicating with You in Emergency Situations

Planning for emergencies includes ensuring that we communicate with you in the event of an emergency. When school is canceled, delayed or will close early, we will contact you and provide information in a variety of ways. We will:

  • Send telephone messages

  • Email alerts to all student families 

  • Post information on our websites

  • Post on social media

It is extremely important that you keep your contact information current with school staff. Please let your child’s school know when you change your phone number, email or home address.

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