School and Student Safety - A Top Priority in APS
|APS Emergency Line||APS SafeNet - Online Anonymous Alert System|
If you feel a threat is imminent or you are in immediate danger, please call the APS Emergency line at
APS SafeNet is designed to help you anonymously and securely report anything that's scaring or endangering you, your friends or your family at school.
|Safe2Tell - Anonymous Tip Line for Students||Metro Denver Crime Stoppers Text-a-Tip Program|
Safe2Tell, a toll-free, Colorado tip line is available for anyone in Colorado concerned about a threat to student and staff safety. Callers may remain anonymous. The number is 1-877-542- SAFE
Crime Stoppers of Metro Denver now can receive anonymous citizen tips through text messaging and by web mail on the Internet.
Fostering an environment where students feel safe, secure, welcome and comfortable is a top priority for Aurora Public Schools.
In the event of an emergency, APS has the following plans in place to ensure safety for staff and students:
- All sites have current lockout, lockdown and evacuation plans.
- All sites have strong visitor management policies in place.
- The APS Incident Response Team participates in tabletop exercises and full scale functional drills with our first responders and community partners, enhancing our ability to respond effectively.
- APS has a solid working relationship with Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Department and the Aurora Office of Emergency Management.
- Communication during an emergency will be sent via in-district e-mail, school staff, local television, radio and newspapers, letters, automated phone message and the APS Web site aurorak12.org.
|Download the APS Safe Schools Policies & Regulations Handbook|
|Download the APS Crisis Response and Safety Brochure|
APS Safe Schools Policies
APS has a strong commitment to maintaining safety which includes strong policies to minimize disruptions, train staff, and fund safety equipment.
It is the district’s belief that a safe, civil learning environment is essential to increased student achievement. The district has established philosophy statements on student discipline, and on shared responsibility in student discipline. These statements, along with district policies and regulations, govern student conduct and discipline. A “Safe Schools Policies Brochure,” which outlines district policies and regulations, is provided to each of our students and staff members.
- APS Crisis Response and Safety Brochure (English)
Spanish | Vietnamese | Nepali | Somali | Amharic
- APS Safe Schools Policies & Regulations Handbook
English | Spanish
- APS Comprehensive School Safety Plan
- APS Pandemic Plan
- Alternate Student Pick Up Locations - English | Spanish
- Severe weather procedures in APS
The hotline number for anonymous reporting of security concerns to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations is also distributed (1-877-542-7233).
To prepare for possible emergencies, Aurora Public Schools has formed partnerships with law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies, as well as with mental health, crisis and social service organizations.
Other APS Safety Websites
- Visit the APS Security website.
- Visit the APS Incident Response Team website.
- Visit the APS Risk Management website.
Please address concerns about student safety and academic progress to the building principal.
Other Safety Resources
|Links to Current Aurora Weather Sites|
|AccuWeather (most frequently updated)|
|The Weather Channel|
|National Weather Service|