School Safety

Layered School Safety Hero - LWHS


Keeping students and staff safe is Lake Washington School District's top priority. One of our strategic goals is to "provide safe and innovative learning environments." We do this through a layered safety approach.

What is layered school safety?

A layered safety approach recognizes that no single barrier or intervention is sufficient by itself to maintain a safe campus. Rather, using multiple layers acts like a filter to be able to identify, resolve and mitigate threats.

At LWSD we think about the following layers: Wellbeing, classroom safety, school safety, internal safety, external safety, cyber safety and safety management. Each of these layers has multiple components and taken together are designed to help keep our students, staff and visitors safe.

Layered School Safety

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Learn more about layered school safety

Click on the links below to learn more about the specific steps that LWSD has taken in each of these layers or download the Layered School Safety handbook. Our hope is that by better understanding what resources are available, our staff, students and visitors will better be able to use or access these resources when needed.

*CPTED = Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
**A.L.I.C.E. = Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate
***CEMP = Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan