Emergency Procedures

The Washington County School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff and visitors.  The school district conducts annual emergency preparedness audits of all school facilities in accordance with Utah State Code.  The audit process provides a comprehensive overview of the school security and emergency preparedness.


We work closely with national, state, and local safety officials (e.g., police, fire, emergency, medical services and public health).    Together we have developed a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan that covers a wide variety of emergencies that serves as a guide to help staff and our public safety partners respond swiftly should a crisis occur in our school.


During an emergency, it is critical that parents receive important information and direction from school officials before going to the school or scene of an emergency.  You can be confident that accurate and timely information will be released to parents, the public, and the media during any school emergency.  It is very important for parents to provide an accurate, working phone number to the school.  Should your phone number change during the year, please contact the school and provide the new number. 


Should a school emergency occur you can get information and directions by doing one or all of the following:

  • Check your e-mail, cell phone and home phone (if provided to the school)
  • Visit the Washington County School District homepage at:  http://www.washk12.org/
  • Tune into the local television and radio stations for news alerts.