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Safety and Security

​Students need to feel safe to be able to learn. Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and security of each of the more than 30,000 students and staff using our facilities each day. The Security Department for the Boulder Valley School District operates 24 hours a day year round, including weekends and holidays. Security agents patrol schools after hours and on weekends.  

BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors including harassment. Please see the BVSD Safety and Security website for additional information and resources.

BHS Student Handbook: Communication-Safety

Communication & Safety

District Communication Protocol (lockdowns, lockouts, etc.)

Boulder Valley School District is committed to keeping the school communities safe. We know that before learning is possible, our students and staff must feel secure. As in past years, our Safety and Security team is working with schools to ensure that the Standard Response Protocol is being followed and that schools practice what to do during an emergency. BVSD is committed to informing parents and guardians about a crisis as soon as possible and then providing updates as needed.

Communication During an Emergency

When a school is placed in lockout, lockdown, evacuation or shelter in place, BVSD will send an Emergency Alert via phone, text and email messaging. These alerts will be short, simply letting you know of the situation. BVSD will follow up as soon as possible with additional details or to let you know that everything has returned to normal.  Learn more at  For these alerts to be effective, please be sure your contact information is correctly updated in Infinite Campus.

For additional information about Boulder High School Communications, please view the BHS News & Communications Website. Contact the BHS school office at 720-561-2200 with any questions.

See Something? Say Something!

It takes everyone working together to keep our students safe.

We encourage everyone to alert and vigilant. If you hear of a possible threat or see something out of the ordinary, immediately contact your school administrator, BVSD Security or local law enforcement. 

If you need to report a non-life threatening emergency such as vandalism, water line breaks or suspicious activity around a school, call the 24-Hour BVSD Security Dispatch at (720) 561-5051 or (303) 442-2400.

In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911

BVSD Safety and Security website



Safe2Tell provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous. For additional information and resources, please visit the BVSD Safety and Security website.

​Make a Report

The Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.

Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to report the incident to an adult they trust, whether it is a school counselor, administrator or law enforcement. Reports can be made orally or in writing. Written reports can be made using the Board's Complaint form, AC-E2. is here. Learn more on our Help for Students page here.