Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart Parents and Guardians,
As we start a new school year, we are asking you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Unfortunately, there have already been some stories in the media about school threats this year, and we are hoping to stem this issue with your help.
As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:
- Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a - parent, teacher or school staff member.
- Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
- Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.
If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911. Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341), or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).
Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Dysart.org/SafeReport. Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at Dysart.org/Safety.
Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. It is our sincere desire to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students, and we appreciate you partnering with us in this effort.
Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Dysart Unified School District