Prevention and Preparedness
Safeguarding our students and staff members is a top priority for our school. We have protocols and procedures in place for the prevention of and response to emergency situations.
- Control & Manage Building Access
- Technological and Physical Resources
- Processes and Procedures
- Professional Development & Training
- School Resource Officer
- Annual Drills
- Safety Reporting Form
- Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Resources
Control & Manage Building Access
Technological and Physical Resources
Processes and Procedures
Professional Development & Training
School Resource Officer
Safety Reporting Form
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Resources
Be Prepared for an Emergency
It is very important that you ensure that your child’s emergency contact information is accurate in Campus Parent (Infinite Campus). This information may be updated by a child's parent or guardian at any time in Campus Parent. Check my emergency contact preferences in Campus Parent.
Ensure that your child’s health information is accurate and updated as needed. Please contact your school office for assistance updating health records.
Often, the most critical element in school safety and security is awareness. All members of a school community, including students, staff, administrators, and families, are encouraged to let us know of anything that does not look, sound, or feel right, including situations of bullying, harassment, mental health, and safety and security concerns. Receiving tips and information allows us to investigate and take steps to prevent situations from occurring.
There are different ways for students, families, and community members to report concerns, including:
- Tell an adult (teacher, staff member, administrator).
- Complete the safety reporting form found at www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/SaySomething. Submissions can be made anonymously if desired.
- Contact the local police department for an immediate response if something happens outside of the school day.
We take safety and security seriously. Families, please take a moment to remind your child that making a threat is never a joke. The consequences can have a lifelong impact. School actions or discipline are based upon board policy and federal/state regulations by which schools must abide.
Talking with Children about Violence
We encourage families to conduct mental and emotional check-ins with their children. It is important to allow children to learn and process information in an age-appropriate manner, while also preventing any media messages - or measures intended to prevent and prepare students - from feeding fears. Please contact your school's social emotional staff with questions or for access to resources.
Links to aide in age-appropriate discussions about school violence:
American Psychological Association: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Common Sense Media: How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings
National Association of School Psychologists Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event