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Creating Safe Schools


Arlington Public Schools strives to provide an enriching educational environment for our students. A safe and secure school is essential to the learning environment. We have implemented a program that includes safety and security audits, development of emergency plans and procedures, and training for staff to respond to incidents. This program has been developed with the assistance of our community partners--Arlington Police, Arlington Fire, and the Arlington Board of Health. We are grateful for their contributions.

Preparedness begins at home, so this website provides information for parents, guardians, and students. We encourage every family to develop a family preparedness plan. It is also essential that parents become familiar with Arlington Public Schools' emergency plan and ensure that the emergency information on file with your child's school is up to date. Parents and guardians check out the resources page to find resources that may help address problems or challenges that your child may be experiencing.

Classroom emergency procedures flipbooks have been distributed to every classroom. Training will also be provided during scheduled faculty meetings. Teachers should review the information provided and post the flipbook and class roster within an immediately accessible location in your classroom. Be sure you know how to call for help. Identify primary and secondary exit routes, locate nearby emergency equipment, and ensure that you know what to do if an incident occurs.

Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness at a Glance

  • Review this website to learn about Arlington Public Schools' new emergency management program.
  • Parents/guardians: learn about developing a family preparedness plan. Become aware of potential safety and security concerns of your children and resources to help.
  • Students: Learn about basic emergency procedures and resources to help you with bullying and other problems.
  • Teachers: Learn about the emergency management program and what you should do to prepare for emergencies.