The Rockwood 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.
The 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 practice the drills associated with some of these specific emergencies on a regular basis (i.e. fire, tornado or school intruder).
In addition, Rockwood consults with local, state, and federal health, safety and emergency personnel to develop and maintain plans for coping with a variety of emergency response situations. All Rockwood principals and school resource officers meet with local emergency management personnel to discuss crisis response, management and communication. Representatives of local fire and police agencies, the county health department and the state highway patrol talk about their respective roles during an emergency situation and hold "table top discussions" centered around sample crisis scenarios.
If you have any questions about your child or about your school's safety and support responses, please contact your school principal.
- Read about how Rockwood is planning ahead.
- Frequently asked questions about emergency preparedness and support
- Read about Rockwood's safety and security measures.
- Other resources