Working to Keep Our Schools Safe

Learn more about the steps we are taking to keep our schools safe.

ACPS Tip Line

Keeping students and staff safe is always a top priority for ACPS. ACPS was recently rated the safest school division in Virginia by a well-known ratings site. However, this does not mean we can sit back and relax. We know that our students are often our best partners in identifying potential issues. We are encouraging students, staff and parents to use the ACPS tip line in the ACPS mobile app to report anything suspicious. This can be done anonymously. Please feel free to show students how to use this tip line if you deem it appropriate. In addition, the City has a 24-hour hotline to report bullying or any crisis events for young people (age 5-18) at 703-746-5400.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children. The National Association of School Psychologists provides Tips for Parents and Teachers on how to talk with children about violence.

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