Safe and Healthy Environment

In QCUSD, providing a safe and healthy environment is one of our top priorities. We ensure safety for students and staff by focusing on the following:

  • Ensuring a secure and healthy environment
    • Each of the QCUSD schools have security and safety features on campus. This includes:
      • Bullet-resistant glass in receptionist area
      • Single-entry security access
      • Interior locking doors for every classroom
      • Routine lockdown drills and practices
    • QCUSD practices a Clean Schools protocol to ensure each site’s cleanliness and continuous improvement with routine evaluations.
    • QCUSD promotes healthy habits, practices, and training to help stop the spread of germs. To learn more, please visit our Mitigation and Protocols page.
  • Teaching kindness, respect, and integrity
    • QCUSD incorporates the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program into schools and classrooms. This program helps improve and support students’ academic, social, emotional, and behavioral successes. To learn more about how PBIS helps our schools, visit the official PBIS page.
  • Providing connections, skills, and educational opportunities
    • QCUSD staffs full-time counselors on every elementary campus and two to four counselors in junior high and high schools based on enrollment.
    • College and career advisors are available in all high schools.
    • Threat assessment (self and others) training is required for school administrators and counselors.
    • ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is required for all QCUSD staff.
    • Conflict resolution and de-escalation training is required for school security.
  • Bringing awareness to mental health
    • QCUSD employs dedicated school psychologists and counselors to serve students’ mental health needs.
    • QCUSD provides regular opportunities for parents to learn about topics such as supporting mental health, drug prevention, coping skills, and more. You can find more information on our Prevention page.
    • Suicide prevention training is required for all secondary school staff.
    • QCUSD partners with Community Bridges for a variety of student support resources.
  • Enhance diversity-related educational opportunities
    • QCUSD offers diverse programs including foreign language, English language learners, gifted, special education, and opportunities through clubs like Girls Who Code.