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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. 

Parents & Guardians: It is imperative 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 student’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 your student is 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.

SUSD EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE:(480) 451-6700

Know about a threat or a school safety risk?

Notify any SUSD employee or
Silent Witness Tip Line: 480-WITNESS (948-6377)
Submit a Tip Online

District Contacts

James Dorer
Chief Security Officer
(480) 484-8640
JDorer@susd.org

Dr. Steven Chestnut
Executive Director of Support Services
(480) 484-5025
SChestnut@susd.org

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