School Safety and Security
Norwin School District is committed to taking proactive measures to protect the safety of all our students and staff members. We have made preparations to deal effectively with emergency situations that could occur in or around the school while classes are in session. While we hope that a natural disaster or other serious incident never occurs, our goal is to be as prepared as possible for any potential emergency. Our priority at all times is to protect all students and staff from harm.
Norwin School District and all school facilities have crisis and safety plans. The plans are designed with the assistance of administrative staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. The plans, which are regularly reviewed and updated, include procedures to respond to a variety of crisis incidents. School district personnel and students practice drills associated with specific emergencies on a regular basis. Please review our Standard Response Protocol (A.L.I.C.E.) for more details on specific responses.
Norwin School District administrators consult with local, county, state, and federal health, safety and emergency personnel to develop and maintain plans for coping with a variety of emergency situations. The District's Safety Committee, made up of school administrators and staff, local law enforcement, Norwin School Police officers, health care professionals, mental health professionals, and other first responders, meet during the school year to discuss crisis response, management, prevention and communication.
All Norwin School District facilities have an emergency preparedness plan. The response to each situation will differ based on the specifics of that situation. Flexibility of the plan is key to the success of the response. In general, each plan involves:
- Designation of a building-level safety team
- Development of Standard Response Protocol procedure responses specific to each building
- Preparation of portable critical response kits that contain key information and supplies
- Designation of one or more appropriate evacuation sites
- Provisions for training personnel and updating the plan
- Checklists for dealing with specific types of incidents
- Resources for help before, during and after an event.
All Norwin school plans have been reviewed within the last 12 months, and school crisis teams have received training. If you have any questions about your school's safety responses, please contact your school principal.
Norwin School District utilizes a variety of communication outlets including mass notification phone and text system, website, social media and our District app. Families are encourage to subscribe, follow or like all District communication outlets to stay informed as detailed below. Emergency messages also are transmitted to the local media.
Click here for procedures on receiving emergency communications from the District. The success of this system depends on accurate contact information obtained from school records. If your information has changed, please contact your student’s main office to update your contact information in Skyward Family Access.
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