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Kent County Public Schools is offering free summer meals for all children 18 years of age and younger. As part of the schools' efforts to ensure that children have access to healthy food during the summer months, breakfasts and lunches will be available at no charge for children. No application is required. Children do not have to be enrolled in Kent County Public Schools. Menus and more information is available at https://www.kent.k12.md.us/SchoolMenus.aspx.
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School Safety

Keeping our students safe and our buildings secure — with link

Kent County Public Schools is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff. Security measures are in place in each of our buildings, our staff has undergone critical training and our schools hold regular safety drills.

Learn more about additional safety programs below including our School Resource Offices, tip lines and bullying reporting.




Contact Information

MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL SAFETY COORDINATOR
Vandrick Hamlin, with email link

Phone
410-778-7128

Email

Kent County Public Schools
5608 Boundary Ave.
Rock Hall, MD 21661




School Resource Officers

SRO Vehicle

The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a sworn deputy in the Kent County Sheriff's Office whose primary function is to assure a safe and secure learning environment for students, faculty and administrators at Kent County High School and Kent County Middle School. The SRO serves as a law enforcement officer and liaison between the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and students, parents, teachers and administrators at both schools. Our SROs attend several weeks of training for different school-based situations. SROs are based at the schools.

Kent County High School
Deputy Sheriff Scott Metzbower
410-778-4540

Kent County Middle School 
Cpl. Phil Trinks 
410-778-1771

Logos for the kent County Sheriff's Office, Chestertown Police and Rock Hall Police

Additional safety support is provided to our schools by the Kent County Sheriff's Office, Chestertown Police Department and Rock Hall Police Department.




Anonymous Tip Lines

Helping keep our students, staff and schools safe is a community effort. One way everyone can help is by reporting concerns through the anonymous tip lines that are available through Kent County Public Schools and the Maryland Center for School Safety.
 
These allow anyone to anonymously report tips, whether the concerns are school or community violence; abuse, harassment or bullying; mental health crises; substance use disorders or other issues affecting students.

Whether using the Kent County Public Schools app or going through Safe School Schools Maryland, both tip lines are open to any and all community members.
 
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Kent County Public Schools App

Help us keep our schools safe: See something, say something

The Kent County Public Schools tip line can be found on the school system's app. On the dropdown menu, the tip line is listed under "Tools." The Kent County Public Schools app is available for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search for "Kent County Public Schools."

Safe Schools Maryland Tip Lines

Say something. It could Safe a Life. #SafeSchools Maryland. Call 833-MD-B-Safe (833-632-7233)

The Maryland Center for School Safety has multiple ways to report tips anonymously. The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system and tool to proactively address harmful situations and help students who need it. By using a variety of communication modes to support the reporting and routing of tips, the Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line empowers the citizens of Maryland to create a culture of preparedness, prevention and school safety for our students.

• Call 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233). 
• An online tip form is available at safeschoolsmd.org
• The Safe Schools Maryland app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play.




Bullying

Report Bullying — with link

Bullying, harassment or intimidation is serious and will not be tolerated. If you are a student victim, the parent/guardian or close adult relative of a student victim or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying, harassment or intimidation, complete the form linked below. Contact the school for additional information or assistance at any time.

Bullying icon with link

To learn more about bullying, including how to identify it and how to prevent it, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site stopbullying.gov.