Safety & Emergency Information

Our student, staff and teacher's safety is a top priority. To ensure that our schools are safe places to learn and grow, our school safety plans account for the every day and emergency situations. 

Everyday Safety 
Warrensville Heights City School District is committed to the safety of our scholars throughout our community. Our on-site uniformed security officers help coordinate pick up and drop off, as well as monitor daily acitivies to ensure everyone stays safe. For more information about our safety plans, please contact Bryan Loretz, Security Supervisor at [email protected].. 

What safety measures are in place everyday? 
All buildings have been equipped with exterior door locks, metal detector and a buzzer system. The Middle School and High School have metal detectors at main entrances. In addition, all schools have uniformed security guards present in buildings to maintain safety, peace and order.  

The best course of action in an emergency is prevention. While emergency plans exist for all nature of incidents, the following are frequently asked questions from parents. 

What emergency planning has the District completed? 
The District submits a revised safety plan annually to the State of Ohio for approval. The state makes that plan available digitally to all District municipal safety forces. Teachers and staff have completed professional development trainings on school safety, and resource guides have been provided to help address emergencies as they arise. 

How will my child's school contact me in case of an emergency? 
Your child's school will attempt to call you using the contact information you provided for that school year. If your number has changed, or you'd like to change the secondary contact's information, please visit your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to change phone numbers or information. 

How does the District decide when to close school/s?
Most people may not realize that the decision to close schools involves a checklist of factors that are considered before the final decision is made. Conversations are being had as early as 4:30 a.m. in some instances. In the Warrensville Heights City School District, those factors can include how weather impacts travel safety for staff, walkers, bus riders, and car riders as well as the state of parking lots. The decision to close school due to inclement weather is made as early as possible to allow parents the maximum amount of time to find child care. Sometimes, schools will close for emergency reasons other than inclement weather. Parents will recieve a call once closures are determined. Additionally, local media, social media, and the district website will reflect all closures. The Warrensville Heights City School District does not have a late opening / early dismissal schedule. In the event that schools are closed, all school-related events (e.g. night school, athletic events, practices, concerts) in the evening are also canceled.

Social Media and Internet Safety
The Internet has many benefits, however, it is important to remember that scholars are being exposed to a wide range of content as they work and play online. As a school district, we are continuing to educate students about the risks posed by irresponsible use of the Internet. We encourage every parent to be a part of proactive efforts to help our youth use their social media accounts in a safe and responsible way. Scholars also play an important role in alerting their parents and school administrators to any suspicious online behavior that they witness. 

Resources & LinksSchool safety begins at home. Check out these resources to help your child.
  •  "Common Sense Media" provides articles on social media, video games, movies, TV and more to help parents manage their children and teens' entertainment and internet use. 

  • "Department of Justice" has an online resource page detailing child and teen safety on the internet. 


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