Student and School Safety
Call 918-480-SAFE (7233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report a student or school safety concern.
Is someone in immediate danger?
SEE. HEAR. SHARE.
You can help keep your school community safe. If you see or hear something concerning, call 918-480-SAFE, text 480SAFE, email email@example.com, or share it with a trusted adult. Our See.Hear.Share hotline is staffed around the clock
SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS
We urge parents and families to talk with their children about the importance of good digital citizenship and the severity of the potential consequences for bad decisions made online.
Students who make threats to schools on social media are subject to serious and potentially life-altering consequences. Regardless of the original intention of a social media post - whether it was a joke or an expression of frustration – students can face long term suspension, arrest, and criminal charges.
There is nothing more important than keeping our students, teachers, and school communities safe, secure, and focused on teaching and learning. Tulsa Public Schools teams, including Emergency Management, Campus Police, Facilities, and Information Technology, are always working to keep students and staff safe. We also work closely with the Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa Fire Department, and Tulsa Police Department. Our school safety strategies include:
- Exterior doors at schools are locked at all times. Most schools also have two-layer secured front entrances;
- Visitors are only allowed to enter through the main school entrance and must identify themselves and the purpose of their visit;
- Interior and exterior cameras at all schools;
- All Tulsa Public Schools employees are required to wear ID badges. At many of our high schools, student IDs are also required;
- Schools complete fire, tornado, and intruder/lockdown drills multiple times a year and practice other safety procedures on a regular basis;
- A Campus Police school security officer at each high school and patrolling school safety officers throughout our district;
- Dispatch team for Campus Police that is available 24/7; and
- Annual safety training available to all Tulsa Public Schools employees
Each school’s emergency management plan is reviewed and revised annually and after each emergency. Board policy requires our schools to have emergency plans for many different types of emergencies. Below, you will find answers to some of the questions that parents frequently ask during and after a crisis.
SCHOOL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- HOW DOES Tulsa Public Schools RESPOND IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
- What is the process for lockdowns and intruder alerts?
- IF A SCHOOL IS EVACUATED, HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO PICK UP MY CHILD?
- SHOULD I PICK UP MY CHILD AT SCHOOL DURING AN EMERGENCY?
- WHERE WILL I GET ACCURATE INFORMATION DURING AN EMERGENCY?
- WHAT CAN I DO TO BE BEST PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES?
HOW DOES Tulsa Public Schools RESPOND IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
What is the process for lockdowns and intruder alerts?
IF A SCHOOL IS EVACUATED, HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO PICK UP MY CHILD?
SHOULD I PICK UP MY CHILD AT SCHOOL DURING AN EMERGENCY?
WHERE WILL I GET ACCURATE INFORMATION DURING AN EMERGENCY?
WHAT CAN I DO TO BE BEST PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES?
Safety at Athletic Events
Information about COVID-19 safety is below. Information about general health and wellness is available here.
Ensuring that students are able to get to school on time every day means they need to be able to travel between home and school.
We use three guiding principles to make decisions about postponing or closing school for inclement weather.
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