Safety & Crisis Information


COMMUNICATIONS

Remind - The quickest way to get information in the event of an emergency is to subscribe to our Remind text message service.  Remind is a one-way text message application that allows us to quickly get important information out to our families.  We only use Remind for safety information, so you will not be inundated with general school announcements. You can subscribe to our Remind service by following these DIRECTIONS

InTouch Emails & Phone Messages - In the event of an emergency, we will send information by phone and e-mail through the In Touch delivery system.  Please be sure we have your correct contact information in our Aeries system.

Twitter/Facebook - Another quick way to get crisis information is through social media.  If you have not done so already, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 
VISITORS TO CAMPUS
 
 All visitors (including parents, alumni, and guest speakers) are required to check in with the receptionist in the main administration wing or in the attendance office to obtain a visitor pass. We currently use a system that checks IDs for all visitors before they are allowed to enter campus.  All visitors are expected to follow the procedures below:
  • All visitors are required to present a State issued photo ID before entering campus (passports are also acceptable).
  • Upon presenting a photo ID, all visitors will be given a visitor badge with their picture and their destination. Please note: If both parents are attending a meeting, both parents will need to present a photo ID to receive their individual visitor badge. 
  • All visitors must return their visitor badge and check out before leaving campus.  Checking out will help us in the event of an emergency.  
 
 Alumni who would like to visit former teachers must make an appointment with the teacher, and then check in at the front office or attendance office.  All alumni must follow all of the requirements for any visitor (as stated above).
 
 Deliveries - All deliveries must go to the main administration office or to attendance.  Please note: No food delivery services are allowed on campus (Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc.).  Please do not have food delivered to campus during the school day. 
 
 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

In conjunction with the SDUHSD, TPHS conducts regular emergency drills including lock-down, evacuation and earthquake drills.  Our drills are conducted with the support and input of the SDPD.  All drills are reviewed, and we follow-up with feedback about what worked and what needs improvement.  The school has a detailed "Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan" in place, and staff members are regularly updated on important safety issues both on campus and in our community.

 Additional Information:

  • We have a close relationship with the SDPD Northwest Division and the juvenile resources department.  Whenever we have a need, they respond promptly and diligently.  They are often here for no other reason than to get to know our students and staff and build a relationship.

  • We utilize several communication tools including Remind, InTouch, Facebook, and Twitter so that we can connect with the community quickly and easily in the event of an emergency on campus.

  • We have a highly visible staff and we are aware if something, or someone, looks out of place.

How YOU Can Help:

If you are aware of a safety issue on campus, please let administration know as soon as possible.  You can contact Assistant Principal Robert Shockney at 858.755.0125 ext. 2237, or by email (robert.shockney@sduhsd.net)

It is also important to talk to your student about safety issues, and be aware of the challenges our teens face.  Encourage your student to talk to a teacher, a counselor, or other staff member if they have concerns, or questions about anything on campus.  Remember to remind students that if they see something or hear something, they need to say something.

If you need to report something, but would prefer to remain anonymous, please use one of the following resources:

  • We Tip (i-800-47-DRUGS) - Report information regarding the sale of drugs on campus.

  • Crime Stoppers - Annonymously report information regarding past and potential crime.

  • Students Speaking Out - Make an anonymous phone, text or web tip about  dangerous activity or crime at school or in the community and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

School Safety Committees

Torrey Pines School Safety Committee meets monthly to review ongoing safety issues, the school Crisis Response Plan and Disaster Preparedness Plans. Meetings are coordinated by Assistant Principal Robert Shockney with staff, students, parents and community members