Parent & Guardian Information
If an emergency or disaster situation ever arises while your child is in school, we want you to be aware that our schools have made preparations to respond effectively.
Newton Public School District has an emergency plan that has been formulated to respond to large or small emergencies. This plan has been developed to ensure the safety and protection of all students.
None of us likes to dwell on emergency situations. However, we believe that planning ahead will help alleviate additional stress and concern. Please be assured that our entire staff is trained to respond to emergencies in a calm, professional, and reassuring manner.
How You Can Help
Please DO NOT telephone the School or District Offices. Our telephone lines may be needed for an emergency communication with police, fire, and other emergency personnel.
Please DO NOT come to the schools until requested. During an emergency, access to the school must be kept clear for emergency vehicles. By “self responding” to the school you may jeopardize the safety of your child.
If your child has a cell phone, please do not call their phone or have them call you. Communication from your child can be alarming and conflicting. Unconfirmed information then becomes widespread, which causes panic. It is better left to the officials to report on the situation.
Impress upon your child the need for them to follow the directions of any school personnel in times of an emergency.
In the event our students are evacuated to an off-site location and we have received permission to dismiss them, we will release students to parents or persons you have specified on the emergency release form. Please be patient at the release location as security will be tightened up and release procedures will require proper identification before the release of any student. The location of the pickup site will be announced through Blackboard Connect 5, local radio and television stations, and on the district website. These locations are not published as a safety precaution.