Student Safety Overview

Student safety is the number one priority of the St. Joseph Public Schools. 

We strive to create a safe and comfortable learning environment for every student, every day. Listed in this section are number of policies and helpful links concerning students and their safety while at school.

Drills & Reporting

Each school is required to implement 5 Fire Drills, 2 Tornado Drills, and 3 Lock-Down Drills. 

The Lock-Down drills are coordinated with local Public Safety Departments. We work together to make sure, we have a clear plan to get each child to safety, should the need arise.


Saint Joseph High School Emergency Drill Reports

Upton Middle School Emergency Drill Reports

Brown Elementary School Emergency Drill Reports

E. P. Clarke Elementary School Emergency Drill Reports

Lincoln Elementary School Drill Reports

Student Crime Stoppers

If you have any information about a crime committed in, around, or to someone on school property, or if you've heard someone talk about a having a weapon in school, tell your parents and then call 1-800-342-STOP (1-800-342-7867). Your information will be confidential and you don't have to give your name.  Student Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID.

Also, you can anonymously report specific threats of imminent school violence or other suspicious conduct to the School Violence Hotline at 1-800-815-TIPS (1-800-815-8477). This hotline is mandated by the Michigan Legislature.


Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR)

We often hear from parents and police that a registered sex offender has moved into our community. Registered sex offenders must register with the state police when they change residence and, may not reside within 1000 ft. of a school. If you would like to be notified each time a registered sex offender moves into our zip code, you need to go to web site and register for the email notification.

Public Notices


Summer Food Service Program

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Use the SFSP site locator to find a SFSP site near you