- See Something Say Something
- School Resource Officer
- Physical Safety
- Communication Process
- Student Wellness
- Cyber Safety
See Something Say Something
The Stay Safe Speak Up Student Hotline is for students and parents to report concerns which may affect the peace of mind of students or jeopardize the safety of people or school facilities.
Concerns may include but are not limited to, bullying, abuse, bomb threats, cyber crimes, discrimination, drugs, health concerns, suspicious behavior, vandalism, fighting, & weapons. Reporting information helps us maintain school environments that are safe and conducive for learning.
Reports are monitored by Stay Safe Staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, reports that are demand critical are immediately reported to school personnel.
Please use the report line and not emailing building principals to insure your report is reviewed and received.
Two Ways to Report:
Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When a report is made, multiple school administrators are notified.
Deputy McCreery is a resources for our schools. She is trained to fulfill three roles. First and foremost, she is a law enforcement officers whose primary purpose is to “keep the peace” in our schools so that students can learn and teachers can teach.
Second, she is a law-related mentors who provide guidance on various issues to students, parents, and school administrators and act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school environment.
Third, she is a law-related education instructors who provide our schools with additional educational resource by sharing her expertise in the classroom.
Beyond these identified roles and, perhaps most importantly, Deputy McCreery is a positive role models and mentors for many students who are not exposed to such role models in today’s society. Her presence in our schools sends a strong message that violence is not acceptable.
Safety drills are one of the most effective ways to prepare us to deal with emergency situations - drills put our emergency response plans to test to ensure we have not missed essential processes.
- Tornado Drills
- Fire Drills
- Safety Drills
Safety drills are key to increasing employees' and students' knowledge of how to respond to an emergency or violence. They help prepare individuals to respond quickly, calmly, confidently and safely should an actual critical incident take place.
Emergency Operations Plan
In the event of an emergency, Northridge Local Schools will:
- Communicate information via OneCallNow, email and social media to inform parents of what has happened
- Implement a plan to manage phone calls and parents who arrive at school
- Describe how the school and district are handling the situation
- Provide information regarding possible reactions of children and how to talk with them
- Provide a website address or recorded hotline where parents can receive updated incident information
Raptor School Safety and Drill Management
District Rollout of Raptor Visitor Management System
Northridge Local Schools - Licking County started using Raptor School Safety and Drill Management software system. It is designed to help educational institutions, particularly K-12 schools, manage safety and security measures, as well as conduct emergency drills effectively.
The Raptor system has been active since the start of the 2022-2023 school year in all our school buildings.
Upon entering any school, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system.
Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.
Raptor Drill Manager
What is it? The Raptor Drill Manager is a module within our Emergency Management platform that enables staff or district administrators to schedule, initiate, track and report on drills at a school or district level.
How Does it Work? For our school community to confidently respond to actual emergencies, practice becomes imperative. Raptor Drill Manager helps our staff, students and first responders create muscle memory by practicing various type of drills so that everyone knows exactly what to do should an incident occur. Automatic alerts and notifications help ensure all staff and first responders are informed while drill details are logged directly from the app. District administrators can view the drill status of each building and note which schools are out of compliance with state mandates. The software can also generate scheduled reminders and create reports to see drill activity across all schools. Raptor Drill Manager takes the busy work out of managing drills so that we can focus on running effective drills and improving outcomes.
Key Functions and Communication Process
School Closure - When school are temporarily closed due to inclement weather, loss of utilities or another unexpected event.
Communication Plan: We will communicate, via phone call, as soon as possible. Our goal is to make a decision no later than 5:30 AM each day.
Full Scale Drill - State mandated safety exercises that could include, but not limited to, the practice of evacuation or lockdown procedures.
Communication Plan: Prior to the drill, information will be emailed to parents.
Lockdown - When an emergency affecting the school prevents the safe evacuation of a building, staff and students are put on lockdown or kept inside the building and/or their classroom.
Communication Plan: We will communicate, via phone call as soon as possible and will follow up when the lockdown has been cleared with more detailed information via email and/or phone call.
Evacuation - When staff and students are asked to leave the building due to safety concerns. If it is believed the evacuation is temporary, staff and students will stay on-site. If the safety concern is believed to be a prolonged event, staff and students may be relocated to an off-site location.
Communication Plan: We will communicate, via phone call, as soon as the building has been evacuated and students/staff are deemed safe. A detailed email will follow after the school day has been completed or sooner if possible.
Reunification - Takes place when staff and students have been relocated to an off-site location after an evacuation and families are required to pick up their student(s).
Communication Plan: We will update as often as necessary and provide logistical information via phone call
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Foundational Elements of PBIS
The four critical features of SW-PBIS include:
- Locally-meaningful and culturally-relevant outcomes
- Empirically-supported practices
- Systems to support implementation
- Data to monitor effective and equitable implementation and to guide decision making.
Mental Health Specialist
Amy Badgett - High School
Dawn Miller - Middle School
Kristy Draher - Elementary School