Safety & Security

The safety of students and staff is a top priority in our school district.  Our staff works closely with the Upper Arlington Division of Police and the Upper Arlington Division of Fire to create safety plans that are continuously reviewed and updated.  We regularly practice safety drills and conduct safety-related discussions with students in a positive and age-appropriate manner.  

Upper Arlington Schools believes that open communication is a key element in maintaining safe learning environments.  To that end the district uses the Speak Up! reporting system to allow students, parents and any other concerned parties to file an anonymous report regarding potential safety or bullying issues.  Speak Up! links can be found in the student resources page or parent links page of each school website. 
Upper Arlington Schools also uses a parent notification system that can contact families via phone or email to provide regular updates or emergency messages.  

Reporting Safety Concerns

Upper Arlington Schools is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. 

Harassment, intimidation or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff or third parties, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Harassment, intimidation and/or discrimination of any student, staff member or other individuals by any person or group will be prohibited on school property or at any school-sponsored activity.

This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, and violence within a dating relationship. The District will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. 

Harassment, intimidation or bullying means:

  1. any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s); or

  2. violence within a dating relationship.

While all reported incidents may not meet the definition of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, it may indicate a negative situation that needs to be addressed.

The Board designates the following individuals to serve as "Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers" for the District: 

Kathleen Jenney, Associate Superintendent
614-487-5000 / [email protected]

Chris Potts, Chief Operating Officer
614-487-5000 / [email protected]

To report an incident of bullying, harassment, or discrimination please complete a Stay Safe, Speak Up! safety report.  All reports will be promptly forwarded to the building principal/designee for review and action. If you feel this is an emergency outside school hours, please contact your local police.

Parent Notification System

Upper Arlington Schools uses an automated information system to provide families with regular updates and emergency notifications via telephone and/or email.  
If you are having trouble receiving these updates or need to update your contact information, please contact us at:
[email protected].

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