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School Safety

At the Ames Community School District, our number one priority is ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and visitors. To support this priority and ensure everyone is prepared in the event of any type of emergency, each of our schools has a safety plan that is unique to the building and all staff are trained in emergency procedures. 
school administrator helping parentsTo proactively handle the threat of an intruder or active shooter, many principals and teachers have been trained in ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). If you have questions, please visit our ALICE Frequently Asked Questions. We coordinate our response to emergencies with local public safety agencies, such as the Ames Police and Fire Departments, the Story County Sheriff and Emergency Management Agency, and area hospitals.
As a parent or guardian of an Ames CSD student, we encourage you to review this safety information and become familiar with your student’s school. It is also extremely important that you check your contact preferences in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. This information is used to send parents and guardians timely information by text and email. Follow the instructions you receive in any message you receive from the District and update your contact preferences and information at least once annually. 
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