Safety and Security

Sycamore Community School District 427 takes the safety and security of our students and staff very seriously.  The District has a Safety and Security Team who works to ensure that the District is prepared and well-equipped to handle emergencies.

Training for Faculty & Staff

The Safety and Security Team provides a variety of training throughout the school year to faculty and staff. Some of these trainings are partnered with representatives of the Sycamore Police Department and/or the Sycamore Fire Department. These trainings help to improve their crisis management skills and help them gain confidence that if a real situation were to occur they would know what to do.

What should parents do in an event of an emergency to best assist their student(s)?

While every person’s natural instinct in an emergency is to go the school to safeguard his/her child, please understand that doing so may significantly impede the school’s ability to respond to the situation. Please trust in the preparedness of the school staff and community first responders to swiftly and effectively handle the emergency. We kindly ask for your cooperation and assistance and therefore ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • Please do not call or rush to your child’s school because the phone lines and staff are needed for emergency response efforts.
  • Please do not phone your child. Staff and students are discouraged from using cell phone communication for safety reasons.
  • Please wait for communication from the District, we will provide you with direction on how to proceed.