Student Health, Wellness, and Safety

School Nurse

Ms. Ruth Arenas
hours: 7:30AM - 12:45PM and 1:30PM to 2:30PM
phone: 443-809-4577


Youth Mental Health and Wellness Training  flyer

School Resource Officer

Mr. Terry Brown

Alice Training Update

The Safe Schools Act of 2018 authorized the Maryland State Department of Education to adopt rules for active assailant drills. An active assailant is someone who enters or approaches a building with the intent of doing harm to others. In many cases, an active assailant is an active shooter but could also use other means to inflict harm.

Traditional responses to this type of incident have been to lock down and wait for the police to arrive. Case studies of several active assailant incidents have shown that using only this response resulted in an increase in casualties.

Baltimore County Public Schools in partnership with the Baltimore County Police Department adopted the option-based “ALICE” response protocol to assist those in harm’s way should this type of incident occur. Individuals respond based on information that they have at hand regarding the situation. ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate. These measures provide the knowledge and skills needed to make the best decisions available for the safety of students, staff, and visitors.

The link below provides additional information on the ALICE protocol.

Universal Emergency Response Procedures - What Parents Need to Know