Emergency Management

Arlington Public Schools works diligently on the safety and security of our facilities for our students, families, employees and visitors.  One of our top priorities is the safety and wellbeing of your student while at school.  With the support of our partners including Arlington County Police Department and Arlington County Fire and Rescue Department; Arlington Public Schools has a comprehensive safety, security, risk and emergency management plan that outlines our commitment and improvements that we are dedicated to.  To find out more about what Arlington Public Schools is committed to and what improvements we are dedicated to visit our Comprehensive Safety, Security, Risk and Emergency Management Plan website. 

Arlington Public Schools has developed information on how to prepare and respond to emergencies that may occur at school to include: building evacuation, severe weather, shelter-in-place procedures, lockdown procedures, violence, earthquakes and more.  Click here to learn how to respond to emergencies to may occur at school.

Emergencies strike with little to no notice, don’t hesitate – take a moment now to review emergency procedures for Arlington Public Schools.  We’ve made it easy for you to find the resources you need to prepare yourself for emergency situations that may arise at school.  Select the appropriate audience type from the options below to get started.

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Resources
The following resources are available to review and provided as best practices approaches to emergency response.

Print Materials
Contact Administrative Services to receive copies of:

Need More Help?
We understand this is a lot of information, and we’re here to help clear up any confusion or concerns.  If in doubt, we encourage you to contact Administrative Services at 703.228.6008.

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Did someone really just say snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning? We’ll be watching the weather as the models get clearer. Don’t get caught unprepared! https://t.co/aIyIml7VC1
Published February 18, 19 12:31PM
                                        
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Guess we missed the memo, that today was valentine’s day. Guess we’ll just have to prepare more for next year with stocking up on shelf stable supplies... @ReadyArlington how many Valentine’s did you get today? We got zero 😓 not even from @MrsJBurgin!
Published February 14, 19 6:29PM
                                        
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Thanks @HarvardNPLI for the follow! We think your work on developing high quality world class leadership cohorts in preparedness is awesome!
Published February 13, 19 5:08AM
                                        
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I think someone said..... we can’t bring ourselves to say it.... snow, for the forecast Sunday night into Monday morning. Maybe it’ll just be rain? Can we will summer into existence? https://t.co/9pqzcxmzn7
Published February 08, 19 7:53PM
                                        
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New for SY 2019-2020 reformatted and focused emergency procedures! Did you know APS has had emergency procedures for at least the last 30 years to keep our community safe? This predates any mandate in the state on emergency procedures. #TheMoreYouKnow https://t.co/bKzlvu2QrH
Published February 07, 19 1:14PM
                                        
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