Welcome to District Safety
Run Hide Fight/Resist
Essex Westford School District’s (EWSD) partnership with the Essex Police Department and our community’s First Responders around active threat response protocols began a couple of years ago. We are training to have a more flexible approach to responding to a possible active threat at one of our schools. Over time, starting with staff at our high school and technical center campus, EWSD will be rolling out the US Department of Homeland Security’s recommended protocol - Run, Hide, Fight/Resist. Learn more about our Active Threat Response work.
Another way that the District is strengthening school safety and security is through Social Emotional Learning (SEL) within the classroom. This effort reinforces the power of empathy, relationships, and seeks to develop environments where all learners feel safe and supported. Learn more about Social and Emotional Learning in EWSD.