District Safety Information

Hunterdon Central's highest priority is the safety of our students and staff.

The Hunterdon Central District Safety Team has developed pre-determined procedures and protocols to address a number of possible emergency situations, planned in conjunction with the Raritan Township Police Department and Raritan Township Fire Department. In the event of any incident that threatens the health or safety of students and staff, the following procedures will be implemented:


  • In the event of an emergency situation, District staff will immediately implement appropriate, pre-determined measures for the safety of our students and staff. Communication will be initiated immediately with the Raritan Township Police and Fire Departments. The staff will follow the pre-determined plan until the arrival of police and fire personnel, who will then take command of the situation.

  • In the event of an incident, students will remain in school for the duration of the normal school day, unless otherwise directed by administration and/or the Raritan Township Police or Fire Departments.

  • If an incident occurs, students will be released only to parents/guardians with proper identification, if the parent/guardian personally appears at the school to take possession of the student. Parents are urged to listen to public safety announcements made at the time of the incident, that will provide information and guidance on the situation.  Announcements will be made on:

    • HCRHS Listserve
    • HCRHS Website
    • HCRHS Emergency Hotline: 782-5727 (follow the prompts)
    • HCTV-Channel 27
    • WCVH-90.5 FM
    • Automated phone calls to student households

  • The District Safety Team is trained to respond to a variety of local public health or safety emergencies, including the implementation of lockdowns and evacuations. Details of these responses are not publicized for security reasons.

  • Information on Emergency Closings, Delayed Openings or Early Dismissals will be displayed as a banner on the Homepage and on the Emergency Closings Webpage