February 20, 2018
Community Message Regarding School Safety
Dear Families, Staff, and Community Members of the Washington Unified School District,

The past five days have been filled with heartache and frustration in national news and social media regarding the recent deaths at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It makes us take pause to think about what we have in place for our own schools.

School safety is an ongoing concern in all school districts throughout the country. Tragic events like last week remind us that our entire community plays a critical role in ensuring our schools remain safe places for all students and staff in order to keep them focused on reaching their full potential.

Please be assured that Washington Unified will continue strong partnerships with our local emergency officers to coordinate our regular emergency drills, and developing and reviewing our school site safety plans to help us prepare for multiple kinds of emergencies. We will continue to regularly review all measures to ensure they meet the needs of our schools. We have strong partnerships with our local emergency and safety authorities to provide a safe environment for all students and families in West Sacramento. 

The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. We want to encourage all members of our community to be proactive and vigilant of strange behavior in the community. With an abundance of information online and in the news it’s important that we have conversations with our children about that information, where it comes from, the manner in which it is delivered, and what we can do to be prepared in case of an emergency.

The best and most appropriate source to get additional questions answered regarding your specific school is to contact your school administration. Please feel free to contact the following resources with any reports of suspicious activity or concerns in our school community:
Washington Unified School District 
Main Office
(916) 375-7600
West Sacramento Police Department
(916) 372-3375 or dial
9-1-1 in an emergency
Washington Unified School District School Resource Officer
(916) 617-4900 ext. 8007
West Sacramento Fire Department
(916) 617-4600 or dial
9-1-1 in an emergency
Thank you for your continued trust and partnership with us in addressing the safety of our schools and community.


Linda C. Luna