Safety and Security Resources

For parents and students, information about a variety of safety awareness topics

24-hour security assistance – Contact the FCPS Office of Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.  Call 9-1-1 for police, rescue, or fire emergencies or 703-691-2131 for non-emergency police assistance.

Bullying Tips – FCPS has available resources regarding bullying including Bullying Prevention and InterventionThe National Crime Prevention Council has additional information and resources. Stopbullying.gov shares methods for parents to communicate with their children about bullying.

Cyberbullying - National Crime Prevention Council has information about cyberbullying. Connectsafely.org is a website that has additional information including a parent guide and what to do if you are a victim of cyberbullying.

Emergency Announcements - When FCPS has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS Telephone Tip Line for Safety 571-423-2020. FCPS encourages students and community members to report school safety issues, such as dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism.

Gang Prevention - The FCPS Gang Prevention and Education site has general information, how to prevent gang involvement, and additional resources. Fairfaxcounty.gov has numerous resources as well. 

Identifying suspected alcohol and other drug use - FCPS Student Safety and Wellness has a wide range of services devoted to promoting optimal mental health of our students. Fairfax County Govt provides Alcohol & Drug Services. The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) has a wide range of information including many parent resources. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has prepared materials specifically for students and young adults. Get Smart About Drugs has information for parents.

Path to Personal Safety - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers easy-to-use safety resources to help address constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer.

Sexting - The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences, for further information please consult the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Student Rights and Responsibilities - The Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook has been posted here to make access easier and faster.

Traffic Safety - Learn more about driving while texting or on cellphonedrive smart, and youth of Virginia speak out about traffic safety.