Above all else, Valley School is committed to providing a safe education environment for all members of our school community. Our full-time Resource Officer maintains a visible presence on campus, and continuously oversees and evaluates our protocols so as to ensure our adherence to best practices in keeping the school safe. Our campus and buildings are monitored by surveillance cameras during and after school hours.
Crisis prevention is always our goal, but in the case that Valley School experiences an unforeseen emergency, we are prepared. We work regularly with our local first responders—police, fire departments, and emergency healthcare providers—who are intimately familiar with our facilities and grounds. We host FEMA-sponsored professional development opportunities for multiple regional law enforcement groups and receive the most up-to-date security advice from expert agencies in return.
Teachers receive regular emergency response training. They also maintain up-to-date CPR and other life-saving certifications.
It is not only the adults on campus who are well prepared for emergencies. Over the course of the year, Valley School students participate in fire drills, school and bus evacuation drills, tornado drills, and simulated lockdown drills.