• Frequently asked questions

     

    • How will I receive emergency messages from my child’s school?
      • All communication will come via the AHlert communication system (voicemail, email and/or text, depending on your preferences).  Please take the time to make sure you are set up to receive communications.  

    • Are all exterior doors locked during the school day?
      • Yes.  After arrival and prior to dismissal, exterior doors will remain locked during the school day.  All visitors must check-in at the main door of the school with a valid ID.

    • What is the difference between a containment and a lockdown?
      • A containment occurs when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building or in the immediate neighborhood.  Exterior doors remain locked and school continues as usual.  
      • A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.  

    • Do all schools have security cameras?
      • All secondary and specialty programs/schools have security cameras.

    • Are School Resource Officers (SROs) in all the schools?
      • SROs are assigned to all secondary schools.  The SROs also maintain relationships with our elementary schools through informal and formal programs.

    • What kind of drills do you do and how often are they conducted?
      • State law requires each school to conduct 5 fire drills, 5 lockdowns, and 1 tornado drill throughout the academic year.  Schools may choose to do additional training.
          
    • What can parents do if they hear about a threat or see something suspicious?
      • If you or your child hear or see something that is suspicious or threatening - contact the school or 911 immediately.