Student Health & Safety - A Top Priority in APS
For Immediate Emergencies
Safe2Tell: Anonymous Safety Tip Line
Colorado Crisis Services
If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here.
TEXT "TALK" to 38225
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL?
When you call Colorado Crisis Services anytime, 24/7/365, you will be connected to a trained crisis counselor. We offer translation services for non-English speakers, we engage in immediate problem solving, and we always make follow-up calls to ensure you receive continued care.
Report Fraud & Abuse
Report Fraud, waste, abuse and employee issues occurring at APS schools and sites.
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.
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 Emergency Procedures Guidebook
- APS Crisis Response and Safety Brochure (English) (NEW VERSION COMING SOON)
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