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Safety and Security

 
 

Keeping our schools safe and secure is our top priority.  By having measures and plans in place to keep students and staff safe, schools play a key role in taking preventative and protective measures to stop an emergency from occurring or reduce the impact of an incident.  When a school-based emergency occurs, school personnel respond immediately. They provide first aid, notify response partners, provide instructions before first responders arrive, and work with their community partners to provide a cohesive, coordinated response. Community partners include first responders (law enforcement officers, fire officials, and emergency medical services personnel) as well as public and mental health entities.

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 THREAT ASSESSMENT

In accordance with Act 18 of 2019, all 6 UCFSD schools have established threat assessment teams composed of trained administrators, counselors, psychologists, intervention specialists, and mental health specialists.  Building teams may also involve nurses, school resource officers, or local law enforcement when needed. Parents are involved when a threat event occurs and are provided guidance and information regarding local resources. Student threat events are documented and reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education at the end of every school year.


 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY


 

  

CRISISGO

  

Unionville Chadds-Ford School District has recently contracted with a great new safety service from CrisisGo. The CrisisGo program will add another level of safety to our schools by putting a safety app on every computer and/or mobile device in our district.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Quickly notify all staff of a lockdown or serious situation with an audible tone and escalate the emergency message immediately to law enforcement or emergency responders to provide the fastest method of getting a response to the district during an emergency.

  •  Improve communication during an incident using the built-in two-way communication feature.

  • Provide safety tools and information to make every staff member better prepared to assess, prevent, and respond to serious incidents.

You can find out more about by visiting the Crisis Go Webpage.


 

SAFE2SAY SOMETHING

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.


 

  

SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

  

INFO COMING SOON!


 

MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (MOUs) BETWEEN UCFSD AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES


 

SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY COORDINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

James Whitesel 
Director of Facilities 
610-347-0970 ext. 3308