Emergency Closings / Safety

Emergency Closings
In case of weather emergencies, families will receive an automated phone call from the superintendent.

Information on District 87 School Closings will also be available at:

District 87 Web Site
www.berkeley87.org - Closings will be posted on front page

Emergency Closing Center Web Site

School Safety

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.  As a District we have procedures and practices in place at each of our buildings in an effort to prevent or to respond to health or safety concerns.  We strive as a District to follow the approach that “If you see something, or hear something to say something.”  As a parent or guardian if you ever have a question or concern please reach out to your principal or assistant principal.  

Public schools in Illinois are required to meet threat and disaster response standards.  In District 87 we work collaboratively with our first responders from each of our communities.  Comprehensive school safety measures are always in a state of implementation and revision as best practices evolve.  However, should a health or safety situation ever arise we are prepared, along with our community partners to respond and to protect our school community.  

In the event of a potential threat we follow the recommended Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines CSTAG.  Nearly 50 members of our school teams (including law enforcement) are trained in the use of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment protocols - one of the only evidence-based programs for threat assessment in the country. Safe2Help Illinois is available for students or families to connect with 24/7 to report or seek resources for a threat or concern to mental health or safety. Call: 844-4-SAFEIL (844-472-3345)  Text: SAFE2 (72332)

In the event of an emergency during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at this school. In addition to school procedures that are practiced routinely during the school year, Berkeley School District 87 has Emergency Operation Plans to respond to crisis situations.

Suicide & Depression Awareness

As part of its efforts to focus on students’ social-emotional development and mental health, Berkeley School District 87 is working to raise awareness about suicide and depression.Please click the link below for the Suicide and Depression Policy:

Policy 722.08

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