Skip to main content

Keeping our students and staff safe at school is a top priority. The office of 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.

 Question Mark clip art medium

Safety Question & Answer

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

 reunification logo

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.

 fire alarm pull 1

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.

 FamilyResources sm

Safety Resources for Parents

We work hard to ensure our schools are safe, welcoming places for all students and families to learn and thrive. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears

 technology 002

Technology Resources for Families

Bellingham Public Schools is committed to preparing students for a rapidly changing world. We realize that our students need guidance as they learn to be critical thinkers, respectful and compassionate humans, and honest citizens in digital spaces. Our schools are continually developing programs to support student learning using technology in healthy, safe, and ethical ways.

An image of different types of e-cigarettes

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.