Emergency Procedures


Delays, cancellations and early dismissals are all announced on the following stations, the Rome City School District website and Facebook page:

Security Procedures


All school doors are locked at all times during school hours. A doorbell is available at the main door, where parents can be let in from the Main Office. All visitors must sign in at the Main Office. Please be advised that parents are not permitted to visit classrooms during the school day without prior permission from your child’s teacher.


Emergency Drills


While we hope that none of these situations ever arise, it is important for our students to know what to do in an emergency. Therefore, each year we have several fire and lockdown drills. We also have a school evacuation plan in place, which is not practiced with students, but is reviewed with the staff each year.


Directory Information

Directory information is verified yearly via the Demographic Information sheet mailed to your home in August. Please read through this form thoroughly and make any needed changes. This form is also used for press release permissions. If you do not wish for your child’s name and/or picture to be published in the media, please send a letter to the school as well as to the superintendent’s office. Please return this completed sheet with your child on the first day of school.


If you have a change in address, phone number, or emergency contact information during the school year, please contact your child’s teacher as well as the Main Office as soon as possible.


Poor weather and/or other conditions occasionally necessitate the closing of schools. In the event of an emergency closing, parents/guardians and students are noti ed by means of announcements on local radio, television stations and an automated phone calling system.

The decision to close is based upon several criteria - wind speed in combination with temperature, present and predicted precipitation, and overall road conditions.

Announcements of school closings/delays are made through the news media and automated phone calling system, generally beginning at 6 a.m. In some instances, it may be necessary to make announcements as late as 6:30 a.m. Since decisions on closing have to be made very early in the morning and weather conditions sometimes change drastically before students actually begin traveling to school, the ultimate decision on safety of travel conditions for students rests with the parent/guardian.

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