School Safety

School Safety
Posted on 02/22/2018
School Safety

With the recent tragedy in Broward County, Florida, we have heard from several concerned parents regarding school safety.  We understand the fear and concern brought on by local and national tragedies.  While the purpose of school systems is to educate students, and help prepare them for adult life, this can only happen when they feel safe.  Providing for the safety of our students is an everyday priority for all employees of the Spring Hill School District.  As a staff, we worry about our students getting safely to school; we worry about their emotional and physical health; we worry about the choices they make outside of school; we worry about them having appropriate living conditions; we care for the well-being of each and every student.

What do we do to keep our children safe?  As a district, we have implemented the following safety precautions:

  1. All buildings are locked during school hours with a single-entry access at the front office. Building staff grant access to anyone entering the building. Guests are required to have guest stickers or badges.
  2. A.L.I.C.E. is taught and practiced (drills) in all grades.To learn more about this practice visit
  3. School Resource Officer. Our School Resource Officer makes visits to all buildings and interacts with students to build a trusting relationship.
  4. We have strong relationships with our local law enforcement, fire department and other local emergency services.
  5. We continue to seek and be open to other safety precautions.

As a community, we can:

  1. Spend quality, uninterrupted, non-technology time with our children parenting them. Our kids have many friends, but they need their parents/guardians to parent them. Nothing surpasses the impact of quality parenting.
  2. Teach our children how to treat each other with dignity and respect. As adults, we must model and practice this throughout our daily routine.
  3. Emphasize “If You See Something, Say Something.”If a child or young adult comes to you, take appropriate action. If you are unsure who to contact, reach out to your school administrator or counselor.
  4. Build relationships with schools to work in the best interest of all children.
  5. Build relationships with law enforcement, mental health organizations, and other community agencies.
  6. Work with children to find appropriate ways to express their emotions and model this behavior in your daily life.
  7. Help our children understand the importance of good decision making, especially long-term consequences and life changing decisions made while under stress.
  8. Limit unsupervised student access to firearms or other weapons.
  9. Continue the discussion on school safety after the most recent news item starts to ebb.

For more information on community resources please visit our website at  Your school administrators and counselors are also available to help connect you with appropriate resources. 

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