During the upcoming school year, there will inevitably be instances in which special safety procedures will be implemented to ensure student safety. If/when incidents involving student safety occur, we strive to inform patrons as quickly as possible.
For example, if a school is placed on a soft lockdown (soft lockdown: an indirect threat to student safety that occurs in a neighborhood area; hard lockdown: a threat to student safety on school premises), there are certain communication protocols that will follow:
-As soon as the specifics of the situation are verified, the district will typically record a message that will be sent out to parents via telephone. These messages rely on contact information that was provided by parents at each school, thus it is essential for patrons to verify and update this information on a regular basis.
-In addition to phone calls, patron alerts and special messages are posted on the district’s Facebook page and other social media outlets.
As student safety is our primary concern, no information about an incident will be distributed until we can guarantee that every student is safe and that all information is accurate.
We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to make our schools the best place for student learning.