Emergency Alerts & Notifications

  • The District’s Public Information Officer and school Principals are the official sources of information during any emergency involving the Scottsdale Unified School District. They use a special notification system to share emergency alerts and notifications with parents and guardians of all enrolled students. This alert system has the capability to distribute robocalls, emails and text messages.

    In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians of enrolled students at the affected site(s) should receive an automated emergency alert via text, email or robocall provided the student has accurate information in the school’s database. It is important that parents/guardians not respond to a school until directed to do so.  Please wait for directions via text, email or robocall.

    Parents & Guardians: It is imperative that an accurate home/mobile phone number and an email address exists for each student. If you are unsure of the information on file, please verify the contact information with your school’s front office. It is also a great idea to check this information at the start of every school year. If we have no information on file for your student, you will NOT receive emergency alerts and notifications. In this case, and for all members of the public, emergency information can be obtained by calling the Emergency Information Line at (480) 451-6700 to hear a pre-recorded message, viewing the school's website, checking the school and District’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts and monitoring local media.

    While we do our best to speed the pace at which information flows during an emergency situation, we must balance speed with accuracy. As such, there will likely be a delay from the time a situation arises to the time notifications are delivered. We strive to deliver the most accurate information possible during rapidly unfolding and evolving situations.

    If students are equipped with a mobile phone, they will likely be the first to make you aware of a situation in their schools. This is because they are directly communicating to you while our communications must be vetted through officials and directed into the emergency notification software. Take some time to speak with your student about how you’d like them to communicate with you during a school campus emergency and ensure that you have the District’s Emergency Information Line (480) 451-6700 pre-programmed into your phone.