San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) Continues to Improve on Safety and Security

Published : Friday, May 3, 2019 | 1:30 PM

The San Marino Unified School District continues to make significant enhancements to improve safety and security for its students and staff.

One important enhancement is improving the ability to send faster and multiple modes of communications in safety and security related incidents. For example, after becoming aware of police activity in the area last week, San Marino High School sent multiple Blackboard alerts that issued SMUSD mobile app notifications, text messages, emails, and phone calls to SMHS parents, students, and staff. In order to ensure that you and your student receive SMUSD communications in the desired delivery method, please visit the Emergency Communications webpage for detailed instructions.

The District is also pleased to introduce three new web pages that serve to highlight and impart important information in the areas of safety and security:

• The In Case of an Emergency web page, also featured as a link on the District home page, provides parents and students information on how to prepare for and what to expect in an emergency.
• The Safety & Security Measures web page summarizes what the District is doing to improve the safety and security of students, parents, staff and the community. For example, the District is in the process of implementing the Catapult Emergency Management System, which improves two-way communications among staff in the event of an emergency.
• The Emergency Communications web page provides step-by-step instructions on how to review and add contact numbers and email addresses in the Blackboard mass notification system. Information about how emergency communications will be relayed using District and School websites, phone lines, Constant Contact, and social media are discussed. Staff and community members are also encouraged to sign up to receive SMUSD emergency notifications.

SMUSD requests students, staff, and parents to visit these new resources so everyone can work together to improve the safety and security of the students, parents, staff and the San Marino community.

San Marino High School, 2701 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 299-7020 or visit

San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD), 1665 West Drive, San Marino, (626) 299-7000 or visit





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