From the Superintendent - Student Safety

Student Safety - Our Priority

As Santa Clara County schools continue to refine and practice emergency protocols, your assistance is critical.  The Santa Clara County Office of Education recently requested that families and children to immediately report any threat or safety concern to school officials or law enforcement. If you hear of a student who might exhibit patterns of behavior or mental health issues that could lead to acts of violence, please inform school staff. If you learn of a threat made to a student or a school, let the school principal know or call 911.

They also shared the following resources that may help us all recognize the signs of students who may be in emotional distress as well as some resources for emergency mental and behavioral health services:

In addition, the SCCOE provides training and support related to school safety, school climate and culture, and student mental health and well-being. Learn more about student support topics on our Safe and Healthy Schools resource page.

In the aftermath of such tragedies, educators work to ensure that every measure is taken to ensure the security of their campus. In addition, they provide a safe space for their students to share their concerns, ask questions, and find answers. Parents are often looking for resources to approach the difficult topic of school violence with their children.

At our March 6th meeting, the Board of Trustees of LGSUHSD adopted a resolution urging legislators to adopt legislation designed to keep our students safe from gun violence.  This resolution can be found by clicking here.

The safety of our students is our highest priority. Coming together as a community and remaining vigilant will help us to ensure that students are safe and allow us to continue the important work of education.