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Safety & Security

Providing a safe place for students to learn and grow is one of the most important responsibilities of any school system. Along with school officials, teachers and staff, school families play a critical role in preventing and responding to school emergencies.

When a crisis occurs, Northville Public Schools officials follow detailed emergency response protocols — developed, practiced and refined in partnership with local police and fire officials — aimed at keeping students and staff safe during an emergency situation.

A school crisis can take a number of forms including an environmental event, such as a chemical spill or gas leak; a weather emergency, such as a tornado warning; or an intruder in or near the school. The nature of a school crisis dictates whether school officials will put in place a safety alert, enhanced lockdown, shelter-in-place, evacuation, or any combination of these protocols, as a means to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

In the menu bar to the right you can explore:

  • How NPS communicates with families
  • Our inclement weather and snow day protocol
  • Our daily security measures
  • Information and resources about Michigan's OK2SAY program
  • NPS' support of gun safety and safe gun storage by partnering with Be SMART 
  • The reunification process after a school emergency
  • Each of our school's emergency drill reports