During an Incident, communication becomes difficult. However, SFPS understands that communication becomes a critical component for parents and guardians so they can feel comfortable about our ability to keep their children safe.
Here are some things to remember during an incident at your child's school:
DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL. The administration of your child's school will be busy handling the issues and will not be answering the school phones. To find out accurate information, please call the main office number at the Educational Services Center, 505-467-2000
DO NOT GO TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL. First, when an incident occurs, the school needs to be able to have First Responder personnel like Fire and Police and Ambulance have immediate access without traffic issues. When civilian traffic blocks the main traffic arteries around a school, it blocks the responders and they cannot get in or out. There will most likely be a police perimeter and you won't be let through anyway. This is Sandy Hook, notice the emergency vehicles off to the side? They cannot move due to civilian traffic.
Second, your children need you to be safe when they are released. Going to your child's school puts you IN THE SAME DANGER they face.