District prepares move to Stages 2 and 3 of Reconnect Plan
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Keeping our students and staff safe at school is a top priority. School Safety and Emergency Management provides oversight to all district sites under the One Schoolhouse Approach. Our mission is to promote a culture of safety and preparedness and a learning environment in which all students can succeed while feeling happy, healthy, and safe. This work is overseen by the Director of School Safety and Emergency Management, Jonah Stinson.

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Safety Question & Answer

What is Bellingham Public Schools currently doing to keep students and staff safe?

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Parent-student Reunification

Parent-student reunification is a process where parents will be asked to pick up their children from school or another location in a formal, controlled release. Learn more about how this process works here.


Safety to and from School

Make each trip a safe one. Together we can keep our children safe as they travel to and from school.  Learn about pick-up and drop-off procedure, busing, and parking lot safety.

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School Emergency Response Drills

Learn more about lockdowns, lockouts, evacuations and shelter in place.


Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Bellingham Public Schools is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and community members that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.

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Safety Resources for Families

Learn more about ways to communicate with your family about grief, traumatic incidents, media, and societal issues surrounding safety.

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Technology Resources for Families

Digital citizenship resources for safe and healthy use of technology in your family.

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Information about E-cigarettes and Vaping

We are partnering with our local public health organizations, police, district safety and wellness offices, prevention-intervention specialists, nurses, counselors and teachers to develop a consistent approach to vaping.

Jonah Stinson,
Director of School Safety and Emergency Management
360-676-6470 ext. 6534


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