In any emergency situation, it is critically important school leaders and safety personnel can respond quickly.
Student and staff safety is our first priority. SOCSD administrators, district communications channels (SchoolMessenger, website, etc.) and law enforcement personnel are the ONLY official sources of information in a school emergency.
- Parents and guardians will be alerted by SOCSD via SchoolMessenger email when their child’s school is managing an incident.
- If parent action is needed, SchoolMessenger robocalls (to wireless and landline phones) and emails will be sent to all primary and emergency contact phone numbers on file.
- Wait for information from SOCSD. Do not rush to a site. It is important that roadways and school grounds remain clear for first responders. If parent action is needed, SchoolMessenger robocalls and emails with detailed information will be sent to primary and emergency contacts on file.
- Do not share any information regarding District or school safety drills, plans or procedures on social media. Be aware that students and people outside our community are members of local social media groups.
- Call for help if students or adults are experiencing a behavioral health crisis or to report a threat:
- Rockland County Behavioral Health Response Team Crisis Line: (845) 517-0400 or 911
- Orangetown Police Department: (845) 359-3700
- SPEAK UP Hotline: 1+ (866)-SPEAK-UP
- National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
- Reach out to your child’s school. It is important that students feel safe at school, especially after a crisis. Should there be a need, SOCSD will provide support services to students and/or staff.
- Rockland County Behavioral Health Response Team (BHRT) Crisis Line
(845) 517-0400 or 911
- Orangetown Police Department
- SPEAK UP Hotline
1 (866) SPEAK-UP
- National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
FOR NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
- Anonymous Alerts (monitored only during school hours when schools are in session)
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Coordinators