School Safety

Port Huron Area School District Safety Measures



Improving student and staff security was emphasized with our recent bond package. Some of the projects that the District has undertaken include:

Installation of Security Cameras
Numerous cameras have been installed in each building, at key locations, to help monitor all areas.

Newly Designed Entrances
The recently updated entrances serve to route traffic toward the main entrance to better monitor visitors.

Key Card Access
This project was part of the second phase of the 2011 bond project. Installation of a card reader at the front door and alternate entrances to buildings will control how doors are locked and unlocked. Outside doors of buildings can remain locked throughout the day.

These steps are in addition to the following long-term safety practices that have already been in place throughout our District:


Safety Drills
Schools are monitored to ensure they are in compliance with safety drill requirements. A list of scheduled safety drills is reported to the St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Local first responders are often present during drills and help ensure drills are completed in adherence to appropriate standards. Recent changes to school safety legislation has made it necessary for schools to report the completion of safety drills online.

Drill Reporting Form 2017-2018 (PHS login required)

Safety Drill Log 2017-2018

Every school building is required to participate in a minimum number of safety drills throughout the school year.
Fire Drills - minimum of 5 practice drills per year
Tornado Drills (Severe Weather) - minimum of 2 practice drills per year
Lockdown Drills - minimum of 3 practice drills per year

Log Archive
Safety Drill Log 2016-2017
Safety Drill Log 2015-2016
Safety Drill Log 2014-2015

Crisis Plans
Each building has a crisis plan in place. Plans are updated annually.

Local Law Enforcement Walkthroughs
Local law enforcement officers perform regular walk-throughs at all buildings to assure familiarity with the layout.

Annual First Responders Meetings
We sponsor an annual First Responders Meeting which is attended by members of the Port Huron Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, St. Clair County Department of Emergency Management/Homeland Security and representatives from other key agencies. Safety policies are discussed and updated as a result of these meetings.

Enhanced Radio Communications
All buildings have an 800 MHz radio which allows communication between buildings as well as immediate contact with First Responders.

Visitor Sign-In
All visitors are required to check in at the office to get a visitor pass before moving about the building. Employees are expected to monitor all visitors who enter our buildings.

WE HAVE URGED OUR STAFF TO REMAIN PARTICULARLY VIGILANT FOR SIGNS OF DANGER AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK WAYS TO INCREASE SECURITY AT OUR BUILDINGS.

Main Roads Only Busing 2017-18 (Coming Soon)
Main Road Only Busing Stops 2017-18 (Coming Soon)
Severe Weather Plan for Port Huron Schools 2017-18 (Coming Soon)


Protect MI Child

Child Protection Memo

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan's families and schools and can be located at www.protectmichild.com.

The Department of Education would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry, and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Michigan Child Protection Registry?
The Michigan Child Protection Registry was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 2004 as a do-not-contact service for Michigan families. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free, state administered program that allows Michigan's families to protect their households from adult-oriented messages.

2. What addresses are eligible for registration?
You can register e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers (SMS), instant messenger IDs, and fax numbers.

3. What types of adult-oriented messages are my addresses protected from? Family's sign up their addresses are protected from messages that advertise pornography, tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol, and gambling.

4. Does the registry only protect children?
No. The Michigan Child Protection Registry can include:- Family addresses (both adults and children)- Addresses in a household where a child is present - School domains (students and educators)

5. How much does it cost to sign up my addresses?
This is a free program offered to residents by the State of Michigan.

6. How do I sign up my addresses?
Registering your addresses is quick and easy. Go to www.protectmichild.com, click "Protect Your Household Addresses", and follow the steps to register your household addresses.

7. How can I send my friends information on how to register?
To send your friends, family, co-workers and neighbor's information on how to register, simply send them a "refer a friend" e-mail after you register, and an automatic message on the Registry will be sent to their inbox.

8. How often do I need to renew the registration of my addresses?
Registrations last for three years with the option to renew at any time. You will receive a notification e-mail reminding you that the three year time period has expired.

9. Are my addresses safe?
Senders of messages are NEVER given registered addresses. Marketers and companies are required to submit their solicitation lists to the state, where all registered addresses are then removed and returned to the sender.

10. What if I receive an adult message after I sign up my addresses?
If you are contacted with a message to a registered address, you should submit the report to the Division of Consumer Protection. The process is easy and allows you to help the state investigate those companies who are not complying with Utah's Child Protection Registry Laws.

11. Which state office administrates the Michigan Child Protection Registry?
The Michigan Child Protection Registry is administered by the Michigan Public Service Commission and enforced by the State Attorney General's Office. Marketers pay a fee of .007 cents for each address they scrub to the state registry. Funds generated by the program are set aside to fund the Attorney General's Office in the maintenance and upkeep for the program.