Periodically, we remind people about safety and security policies in the Great Falls Public School District.
The GFPS website provides information and links that may be helpful, including this overview:
Here are the definitions of key safety terms used by the Great Falls Public School District:
Evacuation: Defined as an internal emergency that requires students and staff to leave the building for their safety. Parents should follow emergency notifications.
Lockdown: Defined as an internal and/or immediate threat. All staff and students are locked in rooms. No one IN or OUT!
Shelter In Place: Defined as a safety precaution for an external threat that is not an immediate or internal threat.
Class Hold: Defined as a safety precaution implemented during an incident where students need to be kept in the classroom.
Release with Care: Defined as a possible threat in the schools' neighborhoods during arrival and release time. Release with care procedures.
Student safety precautions for getting to and from school:
Click here to visit the Safety section of the GFPS website.
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