Safety + Security
School Resource Officer
The safety of students and staff, and the security of our campus, are the two main concerns of the Security Team. To meet the challenges of maintaining a safe campus, we ask for the assistance of students, staff and parents to be vigilant. If you feel that something needs to be addressed, please bring it to the attention of the Security Team as soon as possible.
Report Bullying - Did you witness or are you a victim of bullying? If so, you should report the circumstances to the Security Office. Call Mr. Walls, Safety & Security Specialist, at 703-718-2538 or email. You may report an incident anonymously.
Report Security Violation - Did you witness a security violation at WPHS? Examples of such violations include, but are not limited to: alcohol, arson, assault, assault by mob, disruptions, drugs, fighting, leaving school grounds, marijuana, minor physical altercations, theft, threats, trespassing, vandalism, and weapons. (A complete list of violations is available in the SR&R handbook.) If so, you should report the circumstances to the Security Office. Call Mr. Walls, Safety & Security Specialist, at 703-718-2538 or email. You may report an incident anonymously.
Standard WPHS Security Procedures
Cameras monitor all exterior doors and grounds
Faculty and staff display FCPS photo-identification badges
Visitors sign-in at the main office and register electronically
Safety, Security and Wellness Links
24-hour security assistance – Contact the FCPS Office of Safety and Security at 571-423-2000. Call 9-1-1 for police, rescue or fire emergencies or 703-691-2131 for non-emergency police assistance.
Julie Mayer, Juvenile Intake Officer 704-6004
Parent Support Group 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6-7:30pm at 8350 Richmond Hwy, Suite 119
Bullying Tips – FCPS has several resources regarding bullying: Violence Prevention and Intervention and ways to prevent and deal with bullying. The National Crime Prevention Council has additional information and resources. Stop Bullying.gov shares methods for parents to communicate with their children about bullying.
Cyber bullying - National Crime Prevention Council has information about Cyber bullying. Connect Safely is a website that has additional information on what to do if you are a victim of cyber bullying.
FCPS Telephone Tip Line for Safety 703-658-3636. FCPS encourages students and community members to report school safety issues, such as dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism.
Gang Prevention - Fairfax County gang awareness information. What are they, how do we identify them, gangs and the law, why some students join a gang, and what are the general types of behaviors? Fairfax County gang prevention information and hot line. For more information, see The reality of gangs and Gang Fact Sheets.
Identifying suspected alcohol and other drug use - FCPS Student Safety and Wellness has a wide range of services devoted to promoting optimal mental health of our students. The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). National Institute of Drug abuse has prepared materials specifically for students and young adults. Get Smart About Drugs has information for parents.
Drinking and Driving (DMV information)
Impaired Driving (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration)
Drug and Alcohol Concerns
Alcohol and Drug Services - 703-913-3975
Suzette Reynolds, Student Assistance Program 703-704-6489
Internet Safety - The Superintendent of Public Instruction has issued guidelines to school divisions regarding instructional programs related to Internet safety. Teaching children how to recognize dangers and threats on the internet, and how to respond to them appropriately. Get net wise and Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online are additional sites with further information to keep children safe and protect your data.
Lost and Found - Lost and found items are processed through the Main Office. Students finding abandoned or lost articles should take them there.
Mental Health Concerns
County Intake Line (703) 383-8500
Mount Vernon 703-360-6910
Woodburn (open 24 hours) 703-573-0523
Crisis Link 1-800-273-TALK
Path to Personal Safety - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers easy-to-use safety resources to help address constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer.
Sexting - Sexting, don't play the game, Fairfax County Police Forum. The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences, for further information please consult the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Student Rights and Responsibilities - The Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook has been posted here to make access easier and faster.
Traffic Safety - The Fairfax County Police Department is committed to keeping the the citizens who live in, work in and visit Fairfax County, safe on our roadways. Learn more about traffic safety,driving while texting or on cellphone, guide to distracted driving & teen safety, dangers of text messaging and driving, stop impaired driving, speak up or else, drive smart and youth of Virginia speak out about traffic safety.
Unified Prevention Coalition - The Unified Prevention Coalition is dedicated to promoting prevention and early intervention for violence and drug use in the community.