Safe & Secure Schools
For the rights, safety, and well-being of TCSD parents and students, we strive to give you the information you need to make well-informed decisions. We want your educational experience to be positive and rewarding.
Your children are very important to us, and we will continually strive to keep them safe both on and off campus. We urge you to help by stressing safety at all times. Please talk to your child about making choices that will help keep him or her safe.
Procedures on how best to keep children safe during a crisis have changed. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials have moved to the three-pronged approach: Run/escape, hide, or fight to respond to an active shooter situation Please view the document below for more specific information about our prevention and response efforts.
General Safety Guidelines
We would like to make a few suggestions:
- If your child is a bus student and does not arrive home at the usual time, call your child’s school.
- If your child walks home and does not arrive at the usual time and you have contacted friends, relatives, neighbors, etc., please call your child’s school. Do not let a long period of time lapse.
- Know your child’s friends' names, addresses, and phone numbers.
- Update all your emergency information with the school office.
- Teach your child his first and last name (not just nickname) and his phone number and address.
- Label your child’s clothing.
- Talk to your child about not talking to strangers or accepting rides with strangers. Make certain he/she understands what a “stranger” is.
- If your child brings home a friend, please make certain you have contacted his or her parents and that they are aware you have their child.
- Urge your child to wear a bicycle helmet. A properly fitted helmet can help prevent serious head injury. Helmets are required by law to be worn by riders 0-18 years of age. We will only permit students in grades 4-8 to ride their bikes to school. We urge parents to review bicycle safety laws with their children. If we observe students not following bicycle safety regulations, we may revoke the right to ride their bicycle to school.
- When delivering and picking up your child at school, please drive slowly and carefully through the parking lots and around the school. Use designated parking areas—not the bus lanes or other non-designated areas.
- Insist that your child use the crosswalk. Set a good example by using it yourself when crossing streets. Please do not wave for children to cross the street where crosswalks are not available.
Assistant Superintendent, Personnel
Director of Child Welfare & Safety
Additional Safety Resources
As an additional safety precaution, we have a closed campus policy. Please read more about it below:
Tulare City School District Homeless/Foster Liaison: