• Safety is our priority at Sweet Home

    District & Building Safety Plans:

    In accordance with New York State’s Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Legislation, Sweet Home’s district-wide school safety plan identifies specific safety and security programs that focus on prevention, intervention and crisis response. This district-wide plan, in redacted form, is a public document and available below.

    2024-2025 Safety Plan

    Building-based emergency response plans are confidential. They are shared internally, with law enforcement and with emergency responders. These plans reflect the protocols defined in the district-wide plan. Each school has designated staff members, who have been trained to respond in emergency situations. During an emergency, every possible step will be taken to ensure student safety. If a crisis occurs during school hours, we are prepared to keep your children secure and safe at school should a situation arise that prevents or postpones dismissal. Our schools and emergency responders will make every effort to provide reliable communication with our families.

    Please be sure your child’s school has current phone numbers to reach you or your designee, in the event of an emergency.

    Code of Conduct:

    The Sweet Home Central School District is further committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment for all students and staff. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, district personnel, parents and visitors is essential. The Sweet Home Central School District has an established Code of Conduct which is adopted annually by our Board of Education.

    2024-2025 Code of Conduct (Detailed)

    2024-2025 Code of Conduct (Plain Language)

    Please know that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our first priority. If you have questions about district safety, please contact JoAnn Balazs, Chief Emergency Officer at jbalazs@sweethomeschools.org

  • Above are the five recognized New York State Emergency Responses in the event of an emergency, also known as "S.H.E.L.L.". This stands for Shelter in Place, Hold in Place, Evacuate, Lockout, and Lockdown. The responses are available below in multiple languages.