Welcome to the Security Department
The Marysville School District has one of the most robust securities staffing in the state with security officers assigned to all middle and high school campuses, five School Resource Officers (Marysville Police Officers), and a facilities and security supervisor who oversee District protocols and practices.
School Resource Officers
Over the past few years, the City of Marysville has helped the Marysville School District provide five School Resource Officers.
School Resource Officers are highly trained members of our local police force who provide
law enforcement and police services to schools, school grounds, and areas around the school. They are also responsible for investigating allegations of criminal incidents, and work to prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact and positive relationships with students, staff and school administrators.
SAFETY & SECURITY FAQ
How often do schools conduct emergency drills?
Schools are required to complete one drill per month while school is in session per state law. They may conduct more if they wish, but one drill per month throughout the school year is the minimum. (RCW 28A.320.125)
What kind of emergency training is provided to staff?
In coordination with the Marysville Police and Fire Departments, our security department provides hazard specific training to all Marysville School District staff. This training includes Incident Command System, earthquake readiness, Active Shooter, Disaster Medical, and Search and Rescue, to name a few.
What can I do at home to teach my child(ren) about emergencies?
Although children receive training while at school, talking to your children at home is a key factor in preparedness. Make sure that your family has a plan in place and practices what to do in emergencies at home. This will translate into readiness at school. Being able to talk to them about the seriousness of emergencies and listening to whoever is in charge also plays a large role while organizing and practicing preparedness during drills at school. You may find this website helpful for tips on discussing school safety with your child(ren).
Are my children getting age/grade appropriate training?
Our security department works closely with schools to ensure that the information being provided to students during drills is age appropriate. Please talk to your children about school safety at home so that they are prepared for drills at school.
Where would I find my child in an emergency?
Depending on the nature of the emergency, your child may be released through the normal pickup procedures at their school, through modified pickup procedures at their school, or through a parent/child reunification process at an off-site location. Please DO NOT go to the school during an emergency. Information will be released through the District Website (Link), Facebook page (Link), Twitter (Link), Smart Phone App (Link), local media, and other district communication tools such as School Messenger to advise you of any special circumstances for release.
What is the procedure to collect my child during an emergency?
This would depend on the nature of the emergency. If modified pickup procedure or an off-site reunification is needed, it is required to show photo ID to sign out your child. Children will only be released to those who have been listed on the Emergency Release Form, which is filled out at the beginning of the school year.
May I pick up children who are not mine during an emergency?
You will not be allowed to pick up children who are not yours unless previous written consent is on file with the school, which identifies you as an emergency contact for the child or children in question.
What is the difference between a lockdown and a external lockdown?
A n may be initiated when there is potential danger in the neighborhood, but not directed at the school. It is usually initiated by police, and is designed to keep the danger outside of the school. Typically it lasts only a few minutes, but in some instances, it may last longer. During a external lockdown, no one will be allowed in or out, so meetings at the school may need to be rescheduled. External lockdowns are precautionary.
A lockdown is initiated when there is a threat to the campus or school. All threats are taken seriously. In the interest of student safety, a lockdown may be initiated while the nature of the threat is evaluated. As with any emergency, please DO NOT go to the school during a lockdown or external lockdown situation, as you will not be able to access the school or pick up your child. Information will be released through the media and through district communication tools mentioned above. The District will advise you of any special circumstances for release.
Can I schedule a training/presentation for my PTA/PTSA group?
Our security department can help schedule trainings and presentations for PTA/PTSA groups with regards to public safety (Police, Fire, Red Cross, etc.)
To inquire, contact Marysville School District Facilities and Security Supervisor, Greg Dennis at (360) 965-0136 or Greg_Dennis@MSD25.org.