Community Resources

Safe Schools MarylandThe Frederick community also offers resources to help students in need and keep our schools safe. If you need help or have a concern to discuss, there is always someone to listen. Keep these numbers handy:

Get Emergency Bulletins

For the fastest, most reliable information, check the ­following:

In a major emergency, FCPS will use every available means of communication to inform families.

Safety Plans

For more information about school ­safety plans, contact your school principal.

To learn more about preparing for and responding in a community emergency, check these links:

Health Emergency Links

Gang Awareness

Plan Back-up Care

Pre-arrange emergency back-up care for your child in the event that schools close unexpectedly. Teach your child what to do in case you are not at home when school closes, and provide the school with the name and number of someone nearby who is usually available when you are not at home.

After-School Activities

Generally, when schools are closed for reasons of an emergency, school-sponsored after-school and evening activities are canceled or postponed.

Child ID App

The FBI has released its Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children's pictures and vital information to have on hand in case their kids go missing. The information is stored only on your device - not with your mobile provider or the FBI. The Child ID App also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on w hat to do in those first few crucial hours after a child missing. For more information and to download: