We take steps to secure the campus in a variety of ways, including careful monitoring of who's on campus at any given time. All visitors are required to sign in at the office. Drop-off and pick-up times are also important. Please follow the procedures listed below to help us ensure student safety.
The safety and security of our students are our highest priorities. Find out more about our policies for dealing with campus emergencies.
All 1st-6th Grade Students That Are Dropped Off or Picked Up by Parents:
- Parents will access the new student drop off/pick up lane by driving west on Delcoa off of 37th Place. No one will be allowed to enter the student drop off/pick up lane by turning left (north) off of Delcoa. The north side of Delcoa from the ball field west to the drop off/pick up lane is the staging and waiting area for parents. This will not be a place for student loading/unloading.
- Please make sure that you remain far enough behind the vehicle in front of you so that you can exit when your student(s) have loaded. Once you student(s) have loaded you may pull out and leave.
- For the safety of the students we ask that no one walk across the drop off/pick up lanes. You may park in the back parking lot by entering off of 36th Street. We ask that once parked, you exit the parking lot by walking to 36th Street and proceed down Delcoa to enter the school.
- The students will be lined up on the east side of the fence and will need to watch for your arrival. Please have a conversation with your student(s) about watching for you. It is vital that they know each day who will be picking them up. We will have aides stationed teach gate leading to the drop off/pick up lane so that no child enters this area before their parents arrive.
- Follow the map (below) this letter to further explain the drop off/pick up process.
- If you have any questions, please take time to ask one of the aides or come to speak to us in the office.
As always, our students’ safety is of the utmost importance.
The safety and security of all PVSchools students and staff is our highest priority. All district staff receive training in a variety of emergency scenarios.
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS), 15-341 (A) (31), PVSchools' emergency response plans have been developed by school and district teams to ensure that all schools meet emergency response preparedness guidelines established by the Arizona Department of Education, and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.
Make an Anonymous Tip Online
PVSchools works with law enforcement to have all crimes investigated thoroughly. The community should never hesitate to call or email the school or law enforcement if they hear information that might pose a threat to our students or staff safety. Tips can also be submitted online through a portal that allows the tipster to remain anonymous.
PVSchools uses mass messaging to contact families with information about school related items as well as emergency situations. This messaging includes email, phone calls, and SMS text messaging.
If you are a parent or guardian, sign up to receive high-priority and emergency messages to include text messages.
- Make sure your mobile number is on file with your school via your student's emergency card. Student emergency cards are typically filled out online; however, upon request, the cards can be sent home at the beginning of each school year. If you have phone numbers (either home or mobile) that change during the year, reach out to your school and provide updated phone number information.
- Once your mobile number is entered into the student information system or anytime your mobile number is updated in the student information system, you will receive an automated text message from our emergency broadcast system asking you to opt-in to the text messaging feature. Please note that you can opt-out at any time, by simply texting the word STOP to 67587.
- If your mobile number is already on file with the district, you can opt-in at any time by texting the word YES to 67587.
- Please note, you must opt in each mobile number for your household in order to receive emergency broadcast alerts from your school or the district.
Due to FCC regulations, any time you change or add a mobile number, you will automatically get a new opt-in message from the district.
Please note: The district’s mass messaging system, does not charge any text message fees; however, wireless carriers typically do. Please contact your wireless carrier for more information about text messaging fees.
- American Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness
- Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
- National Association of School Psychologists: Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis
- National Association of School Psychologists: Coping with Crisis – Tips for Parents and Educators
- Department of Homeland Security: Active Shooter Information
- FEMA: Prepare, Plan and Stay Informed for Emergencies