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Vista Verde Emergency Preparedness
Each school in the district has an Emergency Response Plan that is reviewed and updated annually by the school Emergency Response Team.
 
When, How Lockdowns Occur: What Parents Should Do 
The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. Our school and the school district regularly plan and practice to ensure we are prepared for emergencies. This letter will inform you of some of the procedures we will follow to protect our students during an emergency.

School Resource Officers 
SRO (School Resource Officer)
Vista Verde is fortunate to have a uniformed School Resource Officer on campus daily. The officer’s main function at school is to provide a minimum of 180 hours of law related education to our students. Topics include: drug awareness and prevention, internet safety, dating violence, bullying, and juvenile law.  The SRO processes crimes committed on school grounds and acts as a liaison between the Phoenix Police Department and the community.


Security 
Vista Verde’s campus is closed during the school day. All visitors must report through the front office. The lobby area is closed and secured and entrants must past through a security door to gain entrance on to the campus.  VVMS employs 3 full-time duty aides to assist administration in campus security. Vista Verde also has the privilege of having a School Resource Officer from the Phoenix Police Department on campus daily.


Student IDs
Students are provided ID badges and are expected to possess them at all times. Lost or stolen badges may be replaced for a $5.00 fee.
 
 
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