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In the event of an emergency:

In case of an emergency, it is natural to want to take action. However, it is imperative that you:

  • Do not go to the school unless you are contacted by school authorities and asked to do so. Going to the school during an emergency will interfere with the ability of emergency service vehicles to get into and out of the school zone and may compromise the safety of everyone involved in the emergency.
  • Do not call the school. It is essential to keep phone lines open so school officials can make outgoing emergency calls. If students are ill or injured, the parents of those students will be notified first. Updates will be made to your emergency contact phone number. Current information may also be posted at or to the HCPS Facebook or Twitter pages.

HCPS has a strong partnership with Henrico County’s divisions of PoliceFire and Emergency Services, and those resources are mobilized whenever needed. 

See the “Crisis Preparedness: Parents and School Emergencies Handbook” for detailed information and instructions for emergencies.