HCS Main Number
and Info Line 

SAFE School Hotline 

School Emergency Guide
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Emergency Guide

Emergency Preparedness for Families of Children with Special Needs (pdf)

Student Services

HCS Emergency Plan

The safety of the school environment where your children spend much of their day, is a top priority for us. Since September 11, 2001, we have continued to review and update our safety procedures to ensure the coordination of our efforts with city officials.

In the event, an emergency takes place during the time your children are in school, please know that our schools provide a very safe environment. Therefore it is important that you follow these guidelines:


1. Ensure your own safety.

2. Your children will be “sheltered in place”, no need to come to school.

3. Do not call the school as this ties up the lines.

4. Tune in to the local radio and television stations for information. 
The HCS InfoLine (727-2000), our cable television station WHCS Channel 46
and our HCS web site ( will be activated for communication.

5. You will receive information from the external media outlets, as well as the HCS InfoLine, our web site, and Channel regarding the place and time you will be reunited with your child.

School Safety – Parent Resource Information and Links

American Red Cross

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonwealth of Virginia (Official Web Site)

Cox Communications, Inc. – Take Charge Internet Safety Initiative

Creating Bully Free Environments

Family Disaster Preparedness (Spanish-version)

Family Watchdog

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

FEMA for Kids

Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention

Hampton City Schools On-line Safety Tips and Cyber Bullies

Health Resources and Services Administration – Stop Bullying Now Campaign

Institute for Intergovernmental Research – Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Gangs

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Office of the Virginia Attorney General

Partnership on Youth Violence Prevention

Safe and Drug-Free Virginia Schools

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Virginia Center for School Safety

Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia State Police – Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Home Page

Parents:  The Anti Drug