Safety and Security
Keeping our people safe
Four Cycles of Crisis Planning
- The first, Mitigation and Prevention, addresses what our school district does to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. This involves safety audits, threat assessment and access control.
- The second, Preparedness, focuses on the process of planning for the worst case scenario. The Naugatuck High
School administration and the Security Advisor periodically meet with Police, Fire and Medical Response Personnel to discuss each department’s emergency response procedures. Improvements to school preparedness, based on assessment evaluations of the school, along with updated emergency responses, may be made.
- The third, Response, is devoted to the steps taken during a crisis. Response techniques to an Active Shooter, Dangerous Intruder, Severe Weather, Building Evacuation, Protect in Place or a Medical Emergency are taught and practiced.
- The fourth cycle, Recovery, deals with how we restore the learning and teaching process after a crisis. This includes dealing with the healing process on a personal level and property repairs, as needed.
After morning arrivals at each school, all exterior doors are locked. Before visitors are allowed to enter a school, they must go through a buzz in process. They are required to identify themselves and state the purpose of their visit prior to entry. They are observed by a school employee before entry. If approved for entry, the visitor will be allowed to enter the school. They shall then report to the proper location to be signed in and given a visitors pass. Their destination shall be confirmed by the school employee and the visitor is required to sign out upon leaving the building.
Security Guards & School Resource Officer
Students, Parents, Guardians
How can students, parents and guardians help to keep the schools in Naugatuck safe?
Everyone in the community must be alert to potential dangerous situations. Any help is welcomed to identify and report something that you may find upsetting and potentially dangerous to a school environment. We ask that you be alert to unusual or threatening talk, texts and social media posts. If you hear or see something that makes you feel uncomfortable, please report it to the proper authorities. Remember, most people involved in dangerous behavior toward a school population, usually engage in some type of revealing conduct prior to the incident, such as talking about hurting people or texting or posting threatening comments or pictures.
District Security Advisor