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. View a printable version here.

    Emergency DOs

    Prepare in advance...

    Emergency DON'Ts

    If something happens...
    Bookmark our website
    We will post the latest available information on our homepage. Check back frequently for updates and instructions on when and where you can pick up your child if parent pick-up is necessary.
    Don't rush to the school  
    Don't rush to the school
    Coming to school may put you or your child at great risk. Additional people on the scene distract first responders from their primary job – student safety. Instead, check our website, twitter feed, your email, or your phone for information and instructions.
    Download our Mobile App and follow us on Twitter
    Download our Mobile App and follow us on Twitter
    Our Mobile App gives you instant notification on your phone. Search for Highline Public Schools in your App store to download. Check our Twitter feed @highlineschools for the latest information and updates.
    Don’t call the school or district office
    Don’t call the school or district office
    Resources are stretched thin during emergencies. Incoming calls take away from our ability to get updates to you through our website, email, and phone calls.
    Get Connected
    Get Connected
    Make sure we have your current phone number and email address so we can reach you quickly with an automated call, text, or email about an emergency situation. Update your contact information with your school office.
    Please note: We will provide information as quickly as we can without compromising safety.

    Memorials & Donations 

    When a tragic loss or death impacts a school, it is natural to respond with gifts; but well-intended actions can have unintended consequences. 
    Memorials set up at the scene can create safety concerns, traffic issues, and a maintenance burden.
    Donations cannot be collected by schools or the district. Always coordinate fundraising efforts with a private entity like the Red Cross.