North Royalton City Schools is committed to taking proactive measures to protect the safety of all students and staff members. We have made preparations to deal effectively with emergency situations that could occur in or around the school while classes are in session. While we hope that a natural disaster or other serious incident never occurs, our goal is to be as prepared as possible for any potential emergency. Our priority at all times is to protect all students and staff from harm.
North Royalton City Schools and all school facilities have crisis and safety plans. The plans are designed with the assistance of administrative staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. The plans are reviewed and updated regularly. This includes procedures to respond to a variety of crisis incidents. School district personnel and students practice drills associated with specific emergencies on a regular basis.
If you have any questions about your school's safety responses, please contact your school principal.
Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious incidents or behavior.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.
Important Emergency Information for Parents
ALICE School Safety Program
ALICE is a school safety program developed to offer additional options for students and staff when dealing with a violent intruder situation. The letters ALICE are an acronym that stands for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. These five components form the basis of the program’s age-appropriate training.
The school district, in partnership with the North Royalton Police Department, implement the ALICE program with staff and students. Age-appropriate training for all District students is based on the ALICE program. This program informs the procedures the District uses for drills that take place in the schools during the school year.
For more information about our ALICE program, click these links:
Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their child's school counselor for additional resources and assistance.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
NASP School Safety & Crisis
NASP Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association: How to talk to Children About Difficult News
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Responding to a School Crisis
American School Counselor Association
Helping Kids During Crisis
Scholastic: Resources for Responding to Violence and Tragedy
Resources for Responding to Violence and Tragedy: Expert advice for teachers and parents on reassuring children after disturbing events.
3 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Scary News
Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War, and Violence
Talking to Kids About News