Every student deserves an educational environment where they feel welcomed and supported in a safe and orderly school. North Tonawanda's district-wide school safety plan identifies specific safety and security programs that focus on prevention, intervention, and crisis response, in accordance with New York State’s Safe Schools Against Violence in Education legislation.
This district-wide plan is available for review at the district office. Each year, with the help of our safety officer from Orleans/Niagara BOCES, this plan is updated to include the most effective and efficient plans for the district and its individual school buildings.
Building-based emergency response plans are in place at all North Tonawanda schools detailing how to respond to emergencies that could affect the health and safety of children. These plans reflect the protocols defined in the district-wide plan. Each school has designated staff members who have been trained to respond in emergency situations.
During an emergency, every possible step will be taken to ensure student safety. If a crisis occurs during school hours, we are prepared to keep your children secure and safe at school should a situation arise that prevents or postpones dismissal (e.g. weather emergency; biological or chemical incident). Our schools, government officials, and first responder agencies will make every effort to provide a steady, reliable flow of information, using the mass media and every means possible (e.g. Global Connect/telephone, e-mail, website).
NOTE: It is important that your child’s school has current phone numbers to reach you or your designee. If you have questions about your child’s school, please contact your principal.