Information for Families

  • Family support is critical for helping keep our schools safe. There are several things families can do to help before and during an emergency. Please review the information below as well as the links to the left for more information about how families can support school safety.

    If you receive a notification that there is an incident at your child’s school, follow these steps:

    • Stay home: If there is an active incident at a school, do not go to the school unless you are advised that it is safe to do so. Going to a school during an emergency may endanger you, students, and/or staff. During an active incident, first responders will need to be able to quickly get to the school and control the area around the campus. Families going to the school may hinder first responder efforts. While we understand that parents want to be on site as soon as possible for their children, families should wait until they are given the go-ahead to go to the school.
    • Keep informed: During an emergency, school and district personnel will work to send information to families through multiple means which may include text, email, auto-dialer, webpage updates, social media, and local news. Do not call the school or district to request information during an active incident.
    • Be ready: During an emergency, families will receive instructions with updates. Be prepared to follow guidance which may include where and how students will be reunited with their families. If a reunification is required, you will need to have photo identification with you to pick up your child. Please be patient while waiting for updates and information. The school, district, and first responders are working first and foremost to keep students and staff safe and will provide the community with accurate communication as soon as possible.

Talk to Your Child

  • Everyone in our community plays an important role in school safety. It is important that students and families feel empowered to report any behaviors or incidents that seem worrisome. 

    Please reinforce with your child that if they see anything suspicious, or if they have concerns about their safety or the safety of someone else, they can talk to a trusted teacher or administrator. Students are also encouraged to report information anonymously through Safe2Tell.

    Safe2Tell | Make a Call. Make a Difference

Know the Standard Response Protocols

  • The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is used by all schools in 27J during an emergency.  By understanding these terms, you will know what is happening at your child’s school if you receive notification of an incident.

    Learn the SRP