School Safety

Should a school emergency closing or cancellation occur, the public will be notified by local radio stations and INFOCONNECT. Parents will also be notified by School Messenger.  If you are a parent or legal guardian of a student, please make sure that your contact information is updated in the ParentPortal system by going to and logging in.  The message, e-mail, etc.,  will be the most current information available at the time.  If the emergency is an ongoing event, the same media will provide updates.  

The Hamblen County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff and visitors.  The department works closely with state and local safety officials – police, fire, emergency medical services, and public health – in order to ensure our schools are well prepared for an emergency.  Together we have developed an Emergency Response Plan that has assigned responsibilities for personnel to address a wide variety of emergencies.  The Emergency Response Plan serves as guide to help staff and our public safety agencies respond quickly should a crisis occur in our schools.  

The information included on this page serves as a guide for school personnel, parents, and students should there be a school emergency.