Student Health & Safety - A Top Priority in APS
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APS Emergency Line Safe2Tell - Anonymous Tip Line for Students
If you feel a threat is imminent or you are in immediate danger, please call the APS Emergency line at

Safe2TellSafe2Tell, 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

APS SafeNet - Online Anonymous Alert System Metro Denver Crime Stoppers Text-a-Tip Program

Click here to submit your safety concern to APS SafeNetAPS SafeNet is designed to help you anonymously and securely report any concerns you may have about an APS school or site. For more serious safety threats, please use Safe2Tell.


Metro Denver Crime Stoppers Text-a-Tip

Crime Stoppers of Metro Denver now can receive anonymous citizen tips through text messaging and by web mail on the Internet.

Colorado Crisis Services

CALL: 1-844-493-8255
TEXT "TALK" to 38225


If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

When you call Colorado Crisis Services, 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.

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

APS Safe Schools HandbookDownload the APS Safe Schools Policies & Regulations Handbook
Download the APS Safety BrochureDownload the APS Crisis Response and Safety Brochure

Download EMPOWERING: Aurora Police Department Resources, Procedures & Laws - For the youth by the youth

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.

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

Please address concerns about student safety and academic progress to the building principal.

Other Safety Resources

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Links to Current Aurora Weather Sites
AccuWeather (most frequently updated)
The Weather Channel
CNN Weather
National Weather Service
Yahoo! Weather