Are you in immediate danger? Dial 911!

For Immediate Emergencies

If you feel a threat is imminent or you are in immediate danger:

Please Call 911 FIRST

Then call the APS Emergency line at


Colorado Crisis Services

If you don't know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know-start here.

CALL: 1-844-493-8255
TEXT "TALK" to 38225


When you call Colorado Crisis Services anytime, 24/7/365, you will be connected to a trained crisis counselor. We offer translation services for non-English speakers, we engage in immediate problem solving, and we always make follow-up calls to ensure you receive continued care.

Report Fraud & Abuse

APS Anonymous Reporting Tool iconReport Fraud, waste, abuse and employee issues occurring at APS schools and sites using the APS Anonymous Reporting Tool.

Use the APS Anonymous Reporting Tool

Safe2Tell: Anonymous Safety Tip Line

Safe2Tell logo in English and Spanish

Safe2Tell, a toll-free, Colorado tip line, is available for anyone in Colorado concerned about a threat to student and staff safety. Callers may remain anonymous.

1-877-542- SAFE (1-877-542-7233)
Visit the Safe2Tell Website.

APS Anonymous Reporting Tool

APS Anonymous Reporting Tool iconThe APS Anonymous Reporting Tool is designed to help students, parents and staff to anonymously and securely report any concerns you may have about an APS school or site. For more serious safety threats, please use Safe2Tell.

Submit your concern to the APS Anonymous Reporting Tool

Report Sexual Harassment

Report Sexual HarassmentThe APS Title IX Incident Reporting Form can be used by students, employees and others to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, athletics-related complaints, or domestic violence.

Report Sexual Harassment Here

Fostering an environment where students feel safe, secure, welcome and comfortable is a top priority for Aurora Public Schools.

In the event of an emergency, APS has the following plans in place to ensure safety for staff and students:

  • All sites have current lockout, lockdown and evacuation plans.
  • All sites have strong visitor management policies in place.
  • The APS Incident Response Team participates in tabletop exercises and full scale functional drills with our first responders and community partners, enhancing our ability to respond effectively.
  • APS has a solid working relationship with Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Department and the Aurora Office of Emergency Management.
  • Communication during an emergency will be sent via in-district email, school staff, local television, radio and newspapers, letters, automated phone message and the APS website

APS Safe Schools Policies

APS has a strong commitment to maintaining safety which includes strong policies to minimize disruptions, train staff, and fund safety equipment.

It is the district's belief that a safe, civil learning environment is essential to increased student achievement. The district has established philosophy statements on student discipline, and on shared responsibility in student discipline. These statements, along with district policies and regulations, govern student conduct and discipline. A "Safe Schools Policies Brochure," which outlines district policies and regulations, is provided to each of our students and staff members.

The hotline number for anonymous reporting of security concerns to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations is also distributed (1-877-542-7233).

To prepare for possible emergencies, Aurora Public Schools has formed partnerships with law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies, as well as with mental health, crisis and social service organizations.

Other APS Safety Websites

Please address concerns about student safety and academic progress to the building principal.

Other Safety Resources

View weather closure information.

Links to Current Aurora Weather Sites

safe schools policies and regulations for 2024-25 screenshotDownload the APS Safe Schools Policies & Regulations Handbook

APS Safety Brochure

Download the APS Crisis Response and Safety Brochure


Download EMPOWERING: Aurora Police Department Resources, Procedures & Laws - For the youth by the youth