School Safety Message from the Superintendent
Years ago we took the safety and well being of students and staff for granted. Memories of open doors and visitors coming and going are just that – memories. As a District, it is incumbent upon our administration to develop a culture where school safety is our top priority. In the Upper Dublin School District, school safety is an important topic, and we continually work to ensure that our students and staff can thrive in secure yet comfortable environments. The tragedies that took place in our country last year serve as reminders that we must continually assess and enhance our practices. We commit ourselves to ongoing development and implementation of safety initiatives.
The links on this page will highlight safety and security processes currently in place as well as those processes we continue to pursue. Please keep in mind that for the safety and well-being of our students and staff, we must be careful about the type of information we share. While we desire complete transparency, we simply cannot divulge all of our safety plans and information.
Safety and security will continue to be a topic discussed in several venues and across several venues throughout the school year. We thank everyone for making the Upper Dublin School District safe for all students and staff!
Steven M. Yanni, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
School Safety Initiatives
- Safe2SaySomething – Anonymous Reporting System
- In Place – click HERE for a current list
- In Progress/Ongoing – click HERE for a current list
Daily Arrivals & Departures – Doors, Parking Lots, Paths of Travel
Each District building has assigned doors for arrival and departure of students and staff. Walkers, carpool and bus lines are typically separated with designated doors for each. Doors are monitored by building staff during daily arrival and departure.
For the safety of your child and others, please abide by all signage or published plans identifying one-way traffic, busses-only during certain times, restricted access during certain times, no parking and reserved parking. Please also adhere to indicators such as cones and chains as well as painted curbs and striped areas in parking lots. Please drive slowly at all times in and around the school campus and be aware of pedestrian crosswalks, traffic calming devices, and stop signs,
For student accountability, any student arriving late or leaving early must follow the building protocol. Please be familiar with your school’s requirements and procedures.
Building Security – How Do I Gain Access to My Child’s School During the School Day?
Each District building has a secure single point-of-entry entry for use during the school day. You will press the button at the door to alert the front office staff that you would like to enter. Please do not have your face obscured when you are standing at th