Safe & Secure Schools Committee

  • We continue to be vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff. Members of Blue Ash and Montgomery Police, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and Symmes and Loveland Fire Department all take part in our Safe and Secure Schools Committee, which meets frequently throughout the year with district administrators, teachers, and students, to improve our safety plans and conduct threat assessments. While we cannot share the exact details of those plans for security purposes, we wanted to share a few measures already in place at Sycamore Community Schools..

    • All building doors are locked during the school day.
    • A visitor sign-in procedure that requires visitors to be buzzed into a secured area. Visitors must present a license/ID to check-in using our LobbyGuard system.
    • Safety drills including tabletop exercises, lockdowns, and full evacuation drills.
    • ALICE training for students and staff.
    • Each classroom is equipped with a window punch-tool in case of an evacuation.
    • School administrators supervise the hallways, the cafeteria during lunch and outdoor recess, and entrances and exits during arrival and dismissal.
    • Our high school and junior high School Resource Officers along with other local police officers regularly visit our schools to build relationships with our students.
    • An after-school monitor at Sycamore High School who supervises the building from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
    • 155 upgraded and functioning security cameras at Sycamore High School.

    In case of an emergency, do you know where to go to be reunified with your student?

    • Blue Ash Recreation Center (4433 Cooper Road, 45242)

    As members of the community, did you know we have the following resource available?

    • Two student assistance counselors (along with our nine guidance counselors) who can provide help with the mental health needs of students.
    • Sycamore Schools and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have partnered to provide direct access to therapeutic support services. Click here for more information.

    Lastly, we need your help. If you and your students see something, say something.  We strongly encourage you to have conversations with your students about reporting the suspicious behavior--or report the behavior to administration directly, or call or text the Ohio Safer Schools 24/7 Tipline anonymously at 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764)