Safety & Security
The Waterford School District continues to take proactive measures to protect the safety of all our students and staff members. The Waterford School District meets regularly with local police and fire responders who help plan our community's response to potential threats. Our plans are made in concert with all other local emergency preparedness plans.
The school district and all school facilities have incident management plans. The plans have been designed with the help of school security, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, such as fire or tornado, and school crisis teams practice these drills regularly.
The actions taken during any type of emergency situation depend a great deal on the specifics of the incident. For example, one or more schools may evacuate, lock down, or initiate a shelter-in-place response, according to the nature of the threat. The main objective is the protection of the students and staff members. School administrators have a variety of "tools" to use and have received training on how to work with each of these. The ability to remain flexible is a key component of each school's plan and of district-wide preparations. Additionally, Waterford School District officials would follow direction from public safety officials.
If you have questions about your child or about your school's safety and support responses, please contact your principal. Everyone in the Waterford School District continues to work to make all our schools safe and secure environments for all our students.