Safety and Security
The safety and welfare of Big Lake Schools students and staff is a high priority. While emergency situations are rare in schools, we are committed to implementing and drilling best practices. Through annual training and routine drills, staff and students are taught how to respond in school emergencies.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your school administrator.
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a proactive, action-based system and set of guidelines that empowers staff to get students away from danger, specifically related to active-shooter emergencies.
We use the Raptor Visitor Management System to vet and monitor who is coming in and out of our buildings.
Big Lake Schools is currently going though on-boarding and training for the PREPaRE training curriculum. PREPaRE is a framework developed by the National Association of School Psychologists that equips school personnel with skills needed to carry out an effective crisis response.
We conduct emergency drills periodically throughout the year to prepare students and staff in case of an emergency.
To ensure that only authorized students and staff enter into our buildings, entrance to our buildings is only permitted through our visitor entrances or with the use of an electronic credential door access system.
Security cameras are installed in most hallways, common areas, entrances, and exits.
The BusWhere app allows parents to track their child’s transportation and receive alerts when the bus is arriving.
In partnership with Vision Transportation, all busses that transport Big Lake students are equipped with both stop-arm cameras and internal camera systems.
Emergency contacts are only contacted in the event of individual student emergencies if guardians can't be reached.
All family members listed in Infinite Campus will receive school and district messages, as well as mass messaging in the case of emergency situations or weather closings.
in order to receive mass texts in case of weather or other emergencies, you must opt in. Infinite Campus requires this, as not all families have access to unlimited text messaging.