What Families Should Do During a School Emergency

    • 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 www.arlingtonschools.org
    • 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.