Shelton School District

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Safety and Security 

The Shelton School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, families, and visitors. 

Our district’s Safety Committee coordinates our Emergency Response Plans, working closely with local, state and national emergency responders and public health officials to ensure we are well prepared! Each school also conducts multiple emergency drills throughout the year including fire, earthquake and lockdown drills.


What To Do To Prepare 

  • Update your contact information with your school, keep it current and check it frequently. 
  • Adjust your settings in School Messenger so you get the call/text/email where you want it. http://go. schoolmessenger.com​ or download the app.  SMS Text Messaging COMING SOON!
  • Talk to your child about safety – ask them how their lockdown or drill process works from their perspective. Get a picture of their experience. 
  • Talk to your school about their safety plan – drills, types of responses, communications. Get a picture of their experience.


What To Do During An Emergency

  • STAY BY YOUR PHONE/email/text and our social media/website. We will update immediately when we have accurate information. Rely on us to get you the most accurate information – we are in constant contact with first responders during a crisis. 
  • DO NOT GO TO THE SCHOOL until directed. These situations are filled with first responders, administrators, and our critical incident team working through their carefully planned response steps. Trust the process. 
  • DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD’S MOBILE DEVICE. Depending on the incident, a ringing phone is a safety hazard. 
  • We will contact you with clear instructions on REUNIFICATION.  Be ready to act on these instructions. Have your keys and ID ready to roll. 


What To Do After It Happens 

  • Listen to your child (See TALKING TIPS
  • Seek help from school staff or mental health professionals if needed – you know your child best. 
  • Call the Crisis Clinic (360) 586-2800. 








Director of Safety and Security

Karen DeWitt

KDeWitt@SheltonSchools.org





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​​The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).