Student and staff safety is our top priority.  Lake Harriet Community School reviews safety and security procedures regularly and follows consistent systems to ensure our staff members are prepared to handle crisis situations and provide students with support. Our staff members are trained in our procedures and students participate in emergency drills at least five times a year.  


Fire Drills

In order to assure the safety of our students, 5 fire drills are held throughout the year.  When the fire alarm sounds, the students and staff leave the building in a quiet, orderly fashion using the nearest exit.  In the event of a fire, families would be notified and students would be picked up at designated evacuation site. 


Tornado Drills 

One tornado drill is held in the spring to coordinate with the Statewide Tornado Drill Day.  Students get in a crouched position in a designated safe area free of potentially falling debris and glass.  


Lockdown Drills 

Lake Harriet practices 5 lockdown drills during the school year.  Minneapolis Public Schools uses the following codes to determine emergency protocols for each situation: Code Green, Code Yellow, Code Red.  For more information, please see student handbook.  


Evacuation Site Information  

In the event of an evacuation, Lower Campus students, staff and visitors will evacuate to the True Apostolic Church located at 3520 W. 43rd St. If that church would be unavailable, the alternate location for lower campus is the Linden Hills Park House located at 43rd and Xerxes.  Upper Campus students, staff and visitors are evacuated to Southwest High School located at 3414 West 47th St. There will be formal dismissal procedures in place for parents to retrieve their children from the evacuation site in the event of an evacuation.   We ask for your cooperation to ensure our students’ safety.