SAFETY AND SECURITY

5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048

Telephone: (717) 362-6693
Fax: (717) 362-3050

Safety Committee Chair: Brent E. Bell

The Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) takes the safety and security of its students and staff very seriously.  As such, the UDASD implements an All-Hazards Plan, Safety Committee, Chemical Management System and other efforts to ensure that students can learn in a safe and secure environment.

The UDASD also works closely with the Pennsylvania State Police, local fire companies and emergency medical services (EMS), local municipalities and surrounding school districts to help ensure a state of readiness for a variety of different types of emergency situations.

The Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) has developed and continually updates an All-Hazards Plan.  The All-Hazards Plan contains information about how the UDASD will address the key components of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.  Each of these areas are important and the UDASD spends a lot of time each year ensuring readiness in each of the phases.  The All-Hazards concept means that the UDASD will be able to respond to all types of emergencies–even those it has not included in its plan.

Due to the nature of the All-Hazards Plan, the contents are considered ‘Operational Security’ and are not made available to the general public.  Information is made available to parents through the Crisismanager App.  This information includes instructions for what to do and what not to do during an emergency situation.

This free app can be downloaded on any smart phone, IPad or similar device by searching for Schooldude in the App Store (or equivalent). Select ‘Get’ or the equivalent to download the App.  After you download the CrisisManager App, you can set it up by following these directions:

  1. Once you open the app, you can press on ‘Continue without logging in.’
  2. A list of plans will be displayed. In the keyword search box, type ‘upper dauphin’.  Use all lower case.
  3. Press the search button.
  4. A list of plans for the school district will be listed.
  5. Parents and guardians may download the following plan: UDASD Parent Awareness.
  6. Other plans listed are restricted to employees and first responders.

The Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) has a safety committee that is responsible for oversight of safety activities within the UDASD.  The safety committee meets monthly and produces a newsletter for staff.  The members of the safety committee undergo an annual training course to assist them in the performance of their functions.

Members of the Safety Committee are:

Brent E. Bell, Chair
Mary Bateman, Administration
Heidi Zerby, Elementary School
Michele Grow, Elementary School
Jamie Shiko, Food Service
Kerry Peck, Middle School
Elizabeth Summers, Middle School
Tom Hoffman, Middle School
George Skelton, Buildings and Grounds
David Talhelm, Buildings and Grounds
Becci Mauser, High School
Todd Ayers, High School
Dave Barder, School Board

The Upper Dauphin Area School District (UDASD) has chemicals within its buildings.  As such, it is important to provide information about the chemicals that are stored and used to persons that learn and work within those buildings.  In addition, it is important that first responders have access to such information in the event of a fire or other emergency situation.

The UDASD uses MSDS Online to store the Material Safety Data Sheets related to the chemicals that it stores and uses within its premises.  These range from chemicals used for cleaning to chemicals used within science classrooms.

MSDS Chemical Management System