Emergencies and Security

The safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. Here are short summaries of our emergency and security procedures and policies.

Snow Days: We follow the decision of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) for all snow days and weather related delays and cancellations. MCPS has an excellent relationship with both the National Weather Service, and the Department of Transportation, allowing them to make highly informed choices. Their announcements are found on www.mcpsmt.org

Medical Incidents: We respond to all accidents and medical incidents according to Montana state regulation and policy. It is for this reason that we encourage all parents to read the Parent Handbook, section “Health and Safety,” for complete details.

Shelter-in-Place procedure and communication plan: In the event of a shelter-in-place order for our school (whether due to weather hazards or law enforcement needs) all exits and entries will be secured and our primary notification method will be through our public Facebook account. Please do not call nor email the office, as our priority will be school safety and we will not respond to individual inquiries in a timely fashion.

Authorized pickup list: At the beginning of the year, each family is responsible for filling out a list of authorized adults to pick up their children. Any additions or changes to this list must be in writing, and any person not immediately familiar to MCS staff (for instance, out of state visiting grandparents) must present a photo i.d. to pick up students.

Front door code: The door code for our school helps ensure the safety of our students and staff. The code is typically changed once or twice a year. Please do not give the code out freely, it is for parents and designated care givers only.