What Parents Should Do

Emergency Information for
SFPS Parents & Guardians

Emergency Checklist

What parents should do:

While the school staff has been trained and continue to receive guidance on how best to help students, the best advocate for your child is YOU! Ask your child's teacher about the plans the school has in place for emergencies such as fires, blizzards, bomb threats, and armed intruders. You can also ask how often school officials and safety experts meet to discuss safety procedures. While we cannot share the entire district plan, each school administrator has information so you can appropriately respond when your child's school is facing an emergency.

So here are a few things parents should do:

  • Please make sure your child's emergency contact information is up-to-date with the SFPS District. 
  • Make sure you have parents and guardians listed who can safely pick up your child at school. 
  • Sign up for alerts from www.nixle.com 
  • Volunteer to help your school's Incident Response Team.  

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.  To find out accurate information, please call the main office number at the Educational Services Center, 505-467-2000


  • DO listen to the news.  

  • DO be accessible by phone or email as the SFPS will release information to those who are effected by the incident. 

  • DO be familiar with the Reunification procedure found in the section labeled "Reunification Information" and be prepared to respond appropriately.  

For Questions or Comments on Santa Fe Public Schools: AskSFPS@sfps.k12.nm.us

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