Safety is Our Priority

  • The Arlington Central School District is committed to making our schools safe for students and staff.  We work closely with local and state agencies including police, fire, emergency medical services, and public health officials to make certain that we are well prepared in the event of an emergency. 

    If an emergency occurs, our first priority is to ensure the safety of students and staff. As soon as possible, we will provide you with as much accurate information as we can. Communication with parents during an emergency is critically important, but our first concern is the safety and well-being of your child, the other children in the school, and our staff. Please be patient and understand if we are unable to respond to you as completely and quickly as you would like. 

    Click Here for the Family Guide to Emergency Response

What Families Should Do During a School Emergency: Stay Home, Stay Informed, Be Ready

    • Do NOT go to the school or scene of an emergency. We understand that this may be your first instinct as a parent, but your presence will interfere with the emergency response and may delay emergency responders from providing necessary emergency or medical support.
    • Please wait for instructions from school officials or emergency responders. We will provide information as soon as we can. Please understand that we can only report facts as we know them.
    • Get accurate information and instructions:
    • SchoolMessenger—check your home phone, cell phone or email for a message
    • Visit
    • Listen to local radio stations
    • Call the District Office at 486-4460
    • Do not listen to rumors. Most people, including your child, may only know pieces of a larger picture.
    • Be cautious about what you see, read, or post on social media. Rumors and misinformation spread rapidly and cause undue panic and speculation.
    • Remain as calm as you can if your child contacts you. They are looking for reassurance.

How We May Respond If an Emergency Occurs

  • Shelter in Place

  • Hold in Place

  • Evacuation

  • Lockout

  • Lockdown

  • Reunification