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Safety and Security

As part of the district’s mission to prepare all students to be lifelong learners and engaged citizens in a safe and supportive environment, we understand the great importance of creating a safe and supportive learning space.

We know that students learn best when they feel safe, feel a sense of belonging, and understand their important role in the learning process. 

To reinforce our safety protocols and systems, as well as ensure that our communication platforms reach everyone within our school community, BHS hosts annual Safety Week in October.

What is Safety Week?

Safety Week is a way for the district to reinforce our safety protocols and systems and to ensure that our communication systems are in proper working order for all individuals in our school community. It takes place during America's Safe Schools Week (typically mid-October) which is sponsored by the National School Safety Center, state governors, and state school superintendents.

During Safety Week, students experience preparedness training, meet with our school resource officers and police partners, and learn more about reporting tools. The district also tests our communication systems allowing us to locate and correct any issues. 

Ensure Correct Contact Information in Parent Portal

Families can stay prepared by updating their phone numbers and email addresses in the Parent Portal.

Parent Portal syncs with Remind, which is the tool that we use to communicate with our families in many ways, including snow days, school closures, or important updates. Updating your information in the Parent Portal will ensure the district has your most up-to-date contact information on record. Do not update your information in Remind directly, please use the Parent Portal. Please note it may take up to 24 hours for your information to be updated.

Report Incidents of Hate and Bias

We are committed to maintaining a safe learning environment in Bloomfield Hills Schools.  Students and families are encouraged to please report incidents of bias and hate using our reporting tool.  The district has dedicated support staff prepared to assist with this tool and support individuals who report an incident.

Report Incidents of Hate and Bias

Our Safety Team

Patrick Sidge

Patrick Sidge

Administrator of Public Safety

This position works in collaboration with district and school administration, along with local police and fire departments, to review and establish appropriate guidelines, procedures, and plans to ensure safe and secure schools. 

Officer Lower

Officer Lower

School Resource Officer

Officer Lower brings a wealth of experience to our district, having been a valued member of the Bloomfield Township Police Department since 2002 including her role as the Peer Support Coordinator and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Lower is passionate about being a positive role model for students and making a meaningful difference in their lives.

Officer Riner

Officer Riney

School Resource Officer

Officer Riney has accumulated more than 17 years of experience in various departments. His previous roles as a road patrol officer, field training officer, special investigations unit officer, and Michigan State Police Narcotics task force officer have equipped him with a diverse skill set that will greatly contribute to the district’s safety and security efforts. Riney strongly believes that his assignment at Bloomfield Hills Schools will be immensely rewarding, as he is committed to ensuring that students and teachers feel safe to learn.