Safety is a Top Priority
We take proactive steps to ensure the safety of every student, teacher and administrator, relying on both state-of-the-art and common-sense solutions to protect our schools.
We only allow students to enter through the specific doors that are monitored by teachers/administrators and student resource officers in the mornings and at dismissal. Once the morning bell rings, a controlled entrance is the only access to the building. This ensures that every visitor to our schools must show their ID to enter the building. All visitors are required to sign-in in the front office through the Ident-A-Kid service and must wear their name tag at all times. This program runs a background check and notifies administrators and the school resource officer if there is a red flag.
All exterior doors feature an electronic key system. Every staff member is thus tracked every time a door is opened, allowing CCS to keep a watchful eye 24/7.
In addition, all staff members are required to wear their ID Badges at all times, and all students must carry their ID Badge with them while in class and traveling the hallways.
Student & Staff Health
Another top priority is the health and well-being of our students. We have always implemented all state and federally recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, and visitors, and we will continue to follow evolving COVID-19 best practices. Students, teachers, and staff who are not feeling well are encouraged to stay home.
Anonymous Tip Line
This service is designed to help you anonymously and securely report anything that's scaring or endangering you, your friends, or your family. You don't need to be afraid to contact us. You never have to give us your name if you don't want to.
We take your security seriously at Catawba County Schools, and we will do everything we can to resolve your concern as quickly and as safely as possible.
- In the event of an Emergency Dial 9-1-1
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
- The Anonymous Tip Line is monitored Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
What Should You Report?
You can help save lives by reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment. Here are examples of some of the most common behaviors and incidents to report:
- Acts of violence, with or without weapons
- Verbal or physical abuse, assault or harassment
- Sexual abuse, assault or harassment
- Threats seen on social media
- Bullying, fighting, harassment or intimidating behaviors
- Bragging about weapons or a planned attack
- Depression, anxiety or loss of self-control
- Hopelessness, excessive guilt or worthlessness
- Reckless behavior, theft and petty crimes
- Social isolation or withdrawal
- Substance or alcohol abuse
- Suicide threats, cutting or other self-harm
- Any other troubling situation or behavior