Health and Safety
The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. Safety begins with prevention and having a plan in place. State law requires schools to conduct nine drills a year, including practice for shelter-in-place, lockdown and evacuation. Information on this page will assist parents and families in the event of an emergency. Please note that due to safety concerns, staff and students may be asked by law enforcement to turn off cell phones during a crisis situation. This is an emergency management best practice. Police do not want parents to come to school to retrieve their children, because that could put the parent in danger and/or could compromise the police investigation.
In the event of an emergency such as a threat to campus, snow, windstorms, earthquake, or similar events, the Valley School District may change school start or dismissal times for student safety. We will communicate with parents through:
- Automated phone calls. Please ensure your school has a working, current phone number where you can be reached.
- Announcements on district and school websites.
- Announcements on social media.
Emergency Dos & Don’ts
Student safety is our number one priority. Our schools have safety plans in place to handle natural disasters, security issues, and other emergency situations in coordination with local law enforcement and first responders. Help us keep your child safe by following these emergency DOs and DON’Ts.
Electronic Resources and Internet Safety