School Emergency Do's and Don'ts
For your safety and the safety of students, teachers, and staff, we ask that you follow these guidelines in the event of a lock down at a school site.
- Secure Campus or Lockdown/Barricades are initiated to keep students safe and to create a barrier to campus entry. All classroom/office doors are closed and locked, and all students and staff remain inside until. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the campus until the lock down is lifted.
- Stay away from the school campus if locked down, this only creates traffic and congestion around the campus which will endanger all involved and inhibit the school and police from doing their jobs.
- Do NOT call the school, teachers, your child, or the police department during a lock down. All phone lines must be kept open for vital communications.
- Real time information will be sent by email and phone.
- If you have questions about safety procedures at your school site, you can contact the school administration.
- Become familiar with The Big Five immediate action response. This is the protocol used within the district for emergency situations.
Types of Emergency Responses at Schools
When an emergency occurs, it is critical that staff members take immediate steps to protect themselves, their students, and other people on campus. Become familiar with The Big Five, and be prepared to perform all assigned responsibilities.
Reporting an Incident
Please encourage your children to report to you or to school staff any frightening or disturbing situations they encounter. The Belmont and Redwood City Police Department has asked that we report all incidents for police investigation.
If emergency incident is in progress, dial 9-1-1
Belmont Police Department Non-Emergency Phone Number: (650) 595-7400
Redwood City Police Department Non-Emergency Phone Number: (65) 780-7100
Belmont Online Reporting: File a Police Report
Redwood City Online Reporting: File a Police Report
Emergency Preparedness for your Family:
- Speak with your children frequently about how to respond to and report situations that they find disturbing or frightening.
- Remind students not to go to or from school without a friend.
- Keep your child's emergency info with the school office updated.
- Report any numbers you or your child hear regarding planned fights or other possibly violent events.
The safety of children is our highest priority at BRSSD
Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping children safe