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Safety & Security

Dear Summit School District Parents, Guardians and Families,

The key to keeping our schools safe is communication, and it is important during all stages of an emergency, especially before an emergency occurs. It is important that students who see, hear or about something that concerns them at school, outside of school or online, that students report their concern to a trusted adult.

These adults could be teachers, school staff members, principals, school Resource Officers or student's parents. Any and all information a witness to a potential crime or act of violence has can be important to school officials, school security personnel and law enforcement. Anything referencing the potential for violence, a threat to school safety or acts that could result in serious physical or mental harm to one’s self or others can be the information needed to stop a situation from ever occurring. If adults or students see something concerning online, remember to always take screenshots of the concerning content, make note of the time it was posted and the time you discovered it. Parents, if your children address a concern they have regarding safety with you, ask a lot of questions. The more information responders have regarding the situation, intent and character of those involved, the more perspective they have when investigating a concern. 

The Summit School District Safety & Security Department asks that if you are made aware of a safety or security concern, either through your student sharing information, or other means, that you report that concern to your student’s school principal, their teacher(s) or the law enforcement. Staff are trained to respond to safety concerns promptly and will involve Summit School District’s Safety & Security Department and/or law enforcement as needed.

We encourage parents and guardians to take a moment to discuss the importance of sharing any safety or security concerns with you, school staff members, or through other safety reporting channels:

  • Safe2Tell anonymous tip line for students at 1-877-542- SAFE (1-877-542-7233)
  • Local law enforcement or 9-1-1 (Non-emergency Summit County Dispatch 970-668-8600
  • School Resource Officer (on site daily at Summit Middle School/Snowy Peaks or Summit High School)

Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to maintain a safe and positive learning environment for every one of our students. If you have any questions about our school safety plans, please feel free to contact the Summit School District Safety & Security department at 970-368-1013.