Safety is always top of mind in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) and while we have plans and processes in place to mitigate and manage emergency situations, please know that school safety is not something we can do alone. The partnership and support that we have with our local law enforcement and our school community is critical.
Read our School Safety Update from May 11, 2023.
STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL
NMUSD is implementing the The "I Love U Guys" Standard Response Protocol (SRP) districtwide as part of an effort to streamline terminology used in emergency situations. The SRP clearly defines the five actions to take in an emergency: hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate and shelter.
I Love U Guys Emergency Actions (PDF)
NMUSD is partnering with WeTip 2.0 for secondary schools. WeTip 2.0 is a 24-hour anonymous reporting system (tip line) through which suspicious activity and safety concerns at secondary schools can be reported via phone, text and an online form.
Visit the NMUSD WeTip webpage for more information.
HOW WE PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
In the case of an emergency at our schools, we ask that you please remember to look for official information from the school or district. We deliver messages via school and district websites, email, phone, text, and district social media accounts - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Please ensure that your child’s school has your most current contact information on file – Update Contact Information
All visitors to schools must report to the front office, state reason for their visit and receive a visitor badge prior to entering classrooms or school grounds.
The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) provides alerts and up-to-date reports on the air quality for our area.
The Air Quality Index) (AQI) has six levels beginning with Good to Hazardous and guidelines on what should be done at each level. Costa Mesa is in Region 18 and Newport Beach is in Region 20.
Conditions may change throughout the day and may be tracked through the interactive map website.
District staff receive daily AQMD alerts and will notify school sites of elevated levels of particle pollution in the air. Depending on the level certain outdoor or strenuous activities may be reduced or avoided for all students or those who are in a sensitive group.
HIGH HEAT PROCEDURES
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
If you see something, say something - Don't spread it- report it!
This is the best deterrent to potentially harmful situations. We want everyone on our campus, including parents, guardians and guests to be empowered to report any unusual or suspicious activity to a site administrator, employee or police.
Orange County's emergency preparedness resource
AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events.
AlertOC is operated by the County of Orange in collaboration with local cities.
Emergency: Call 911
Contact your child's school administration for questions about safety - School Directory