If this is an urgent life threatening emergency please dial 911. If this is not an emergency please contact your building secretary. If you'd like to report a safety concern anonymously at safeoregon.com
The number one way to support school safety is to report concerns. If you see something, say something. Please contact the appropriate resource directly.
What does the Estacada School District do to support student and staff safety?
The Estacada School District employs a full-time school resource officer, and trains regularly with local, statewide, and national safety partners. The Estacada School District has been commended by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for the district's proactive approach to safety. The district conducts regular drills that include fire drills, lockdown drills, bus evacuation drills, and earthquake drills. Over the past three years, the district has invested in installing vestibules and keycard access at our buildings. Our schools remain locked at all times during the school day, and each visitor is screened before gaining entry. Our visitors also sign in via a system that does an automatic background check, and visitors at district events like athletic games are required to register via our HomeTown Ticketing system. Each of our students are given a bus pass card that allows us to keep track of all students on the bus in case of a bus evacuation or crash.
The Estacada School District uses the terms "HOLD" (In Your Classroom or Area), "SECURE" (Get inside, lock outside doors), "LOCKDOWN" (locks, lights, out of sight), and "EVACUATE" to cue a certain trained protocol to respond to the circumstances.
Students may also receive guidance on "run, hide, fight" in age-appropriate language.
What should families expect in the event of an emergency?
The best thing parents can do is to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. Make sure we have your phone number, and also have an accurate list of who can pick up your child as a backup during an emergency. Your child's school office can verify or adjust this information. In the event of an emergency, the first thing we will do is respond to our students. Then, we will contact parents as quickly as possible via phone, text message, and ParentSquare. Parents may be asked to stay away from the building to clear the path for emergency responders, and may be given a secondary location to reunify with their children.