WM Elementary Schools' Security

WM Elementary Schools' Security
Posted on 02/21/2018
School Security

February 21, 2018

Dear Parents,

Keeping your children safe while at school is our district’s top priority.  With regards to this, our district will be implementing a security guard in all elementary schools as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety effective tomorrow.  This is being done as a proactive measure, not in response to any threat.  The West Mifflin Area School District’s staff and parents are thankful for the School Board for authorizing this additional expenditure to help keep our students and staff safe.  

West Mifflin Area School District is committed to continually reviewing and updating our emergency procedures to protect students and staff from any emergency situation that may arise during the school day.  Our current security measures include:

  • District security officers assigned to all district buildings
  • Monitored entrances/Doors locked at all times
  • Security cameras at main entrance
  • Strong working relationship with Pittsburgh Protection and West Mifflin Area Police Department
  • Fire and Intruder drills
  • School Safety Committee

All elementary schools will be implementing security procedures before, during and after the school day.  We need your help and cooperation for the procedures to work effectively.  When entering the building you must sign in at the security guard’s station and s/he will notify the main office of your reason for the visit.  Any student entering the building after 9:05 AM must be signed in by a parent or guardian at the security guard’s station.  Please try to be prompt because your child’s education and academic success is our concern.  If your child has an early dismissal, please notify the guard when entering the building and the guard will notify the office. You will then be required to go to the office to sign-out your child.

As stated at the beginning of the school year, parents who drive their children to and from school are to follow all dismissal and arrival parking regulations.  This area is the bus lane.  The security guard will be monitoring the lower lot due to the fact that only school buses will be permitted in the circle. 

Please use this opportunity to touch base with your child regarding school safety.  Make sure he or she knows to tell an adult of any situation that presents a safety or security risk.   Reinforce that teachers, counselors, and school administrators are available to assist a student at any time.  We appreciate your support and involvement as we work to make our schools the best and safest possible learning environment for your children!

Yours in Education,


The West Mifflin Area School District Administration

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