The safety and well-being of our students are of utmost importance at Shadow Mountain High School
Site Resource Officer
Officer Ortiz is our full-time SRO at Shadow Mountain High. His role is to provide law-related education and to work collaboratively with our teachers and students. We are fortunate to have an SRO here as an extra preventative measure in school safety due to being awarded the School Safety Grant. Officer Ortiz has been an immeasurable asset at Shadow working with our Forensics and Law Enforcement classes, assisting with prevention of behavioral issues, overall law enforcement and security assistance to students and staff.
Contact Officer Ortiz through the Guidance office at 602 449-3025
Security gates were installed in response to national and state concerns. Campus gates are locked from 7:30 AM to 2:10 PM. Students arriving late must enter through the Attendance office. All visitors must enter through the front Attendance office.
A team of security personnel monitors the campus before and after school, during class time and extracurricular events. The Shadow Security staff are in constant communication with the administration, the SRO and health staff to provide rapid response in any event of emergency or danger.
Student and Staff Identification
All students and staff are issued a PV Schools designated school ID at the start of the school year or when enrolled at SMHS. All students and staff must wear their ID's when on campus. ID's must be visible at all times. If a student forgets his or her ID, they must report to the administration office for a temporary ID. Lost, damaged, or defaced identification badges must be replaced and can be purchased at the bookstore for $ 5.00. Any student from another PV School must wear his or her school ID.
In the event of an emergency please see instructions:
What happens during an emergency
During an emergency school, administrators will secure the campus in what is called a lockdown. Classroom doors are locked, gates to the campus are closed and locked, and no one is permitted to enter or exit the campus until school administrators give the all-clear signal. If there is an immediate danger, teachers will stop lessons, close window blinds, turn off lights and direct students to the most secure area of the classroom or building. School personnel works closely with public safety officials during emergencies. Students may be kept on campus. In the event of a chemical spill or other immediate danger to health and safety, public safety officials may direct the school to keep students on campus, even after school hours, until the all-clear signal is given.
- If such an emergency occurs, students will be released only to an adult who has been identified as a parent, guardian or emergency contact on your student’s Emergency Card. It is important that you complete this card at the beginning of every school year and update it as needed.
- The school district is prepared to provide food, water and the medications listed on your child’s School Year Medication Record to your child if we are directed to hold students on campus.
What to do if your child is kept on campus during an emergency.
- To keep phone lines free for emergency use, do not call the school. Information will be provided on the PVschools.net website, by telephone dialers, email or possibly text message, and through the news media. This will include information on when and where to pick up your student.
- If you speak with your student on a cell phone remind them of the importance of following the directions of their teachers and public safety officials.