How does Brentwood keep students safe, and how can I help?

Safety Patrol

Brentwood Safety Patrol is for 4th and 5th graders who demonstrate the Life Skills and are willing to donate time at the start or end of the school day to help keep younger students safe during the high-traffic times at Brentwood.  Applications go out to interested 4th and 5th graders in September.  Interested students submit a complete application, are chosen and trained and then work from September through June.

Visitors and Volunteers

Family & community members can help us keep our campuses safe. To keep our kids safe, ALL Visitors and Volunteers must sign in at every visit. Be prepared to provide proper identification, and wear a badge while on campus.

In addition to signing in, volunteers will need register with Austin Partners In Education to undergo a background check.

Things you SHOULD NOT do:

  • DO NOT allow other visitors to piggyback into the campus buildings

  • DO NOT encourage or ask students to open doors.  Students and parents can ONLY enter the building through the front door on Arroyo Seco or the door in the 200 wing in the back of the school. Do not try to enter through the 100 or 300 wing doors.

  • DO NOT prop open doors behind you.

Things you SHOULD do:

  • DO wear your Visitor ID when on campus

  • DO report any suspicious activity you see on campus

  • DO report anyone you see on campus without an AISD or visitor badge

  • DO talk to your children about personal safety and security

Transportation Safety Tips

  • Always follow a planned, direct route to school or home.

  • Walk on sidewalks.

  • Cross streets at corners only, after looking all ways for cars.

  • Do not talk to strangers or accept rides from strangers.

  • If a Safety Patrol student is at a crossing, wait until he or she tells you to come across.

For Walkers

 
  • Always wear a helmet.

  • Always follow a planned, direct route.

  • Obey all traffic signs as well as the directions of crossing guards.

  • Use both hands to steer. Put all your things in a backpack so your hands are free.

  • Always make eye contact with drivers when crossing traffic.

  • Bicycles must be walked while on campus.

  • Bicycles must be parked and locked each day in the school bicycle racks. Racks are located on the south side of the building near Arroyo Seco and in the back parking lot on Yates Street.

For Bike Riders

 
  • Stay in your seat.

  • Keep your head, hands and feet inside the bus.

  • Don’t throw anything inside the bus or out the window.

  • Don’t eat or drink on the bus.

  • Keep the bus clean.

  • Be courteous.

  • Cooperate with the bus driver.

For Bus Riders


Safety Drills

Brentwood holds the five different types of emergency drills throughout the year.

Evacuation Drill 

  • Evacuate is called when there is a need to move students from one location to another, usually outside.

  • We will do these drills once a month.

Lockdown

  • Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school.

  • All students, staff, and visitors are in a locked room or classroom.

  • Remain out of sight and silent in rooms.

  • We will do this drill once in the first semester and once in the second semester.

Lockout

  • Lockout is called when there is a threat or hazard outside the school building.

  • Everyone is brought indoors and outside doors are locked.

  • Classrooms and school is business as usual with an awareness of the situation.

  • We will do this drill once in the first semester and once in the second semester.

Hold

  • A situation that requires the students to remain in their classrooms.

  • There is something going on in a hallway that we need to keep it clear whether an altercation or medical emergency.

  • Business as usual in the classrooms

  • We will do this drill once in the first semester and once in the second semester.

Shelter

  • Shelter is called when specific protective actions are needed based on a threat or hazard.

  • These could be tornados, floods, earthquakes, or hazardous materials.

  • Students, staff, and visitors are led to a designated location in the building.

  • We will do this drill once in the first semester and once in the second semester.