Safety and Security
The safety of students and staff is a top priority in our school district. Our staff works closely with the Upper Arlington Division of Police and the Upper Arlington Division of Fire to create safety plans that are continuously reviewed and updated. We regularly practice safety drills and conduct safety-related discussions with students in a positive and age-appropriate manner.
Upper Arlington Schools believes that open communication is a key element in maintaining safe learning environments. To that end the district uses the Speak Up! reporting system to allow students, parents and any other concerned parties to file an anonymous report regarding potential safety or bullying issues. Speak Up! links can be found in the student resources page of each school website. Upper Arlington Schools also uses a parent notification system that can contact families via phone or email to provide regular updates or emergency messages. Learn more about the parent notification system at the link below.
The Stand Project - An Upper Arlington community action group focused on the prevention of substance abuse and committed to standing by students and families in finding help.
Town Hall Meeting on School Safety
On Monday, February 26, 2018, more than 500 people - students, staff, parents, grandparents, alumni and other community members - filled the high school auditorium and spent more than three-and-a-half hours at a town hall meeting on how to keep our students safe at school. Joining Superintendent Paul Imhoff for the forum were UA Police Chief Tracy Hahn and UA Fire Chief Lyn Nofziger. A full video of the forum is available here.