Jane Addams Middle School

Jane Addams
Middle School

A Safe and Welcoming School

Jane Addams Student Safety

Safe Walking Habits

  • Do not text, talk on your phone or use ear buds while walking.
  • Always pay attention! When walking with friends, stop talking, look and listen before crossing the street.
  • Use extra caution when walking in the dark and or bad weather. Wear bright colors.If you can, wear reflective clothing and/or carry a flashing light.
  • Walk on a sidewalk when at all possible. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the curb or as close to the edge of the road as possible facing oncoming traffic.

Crossing the Street

  • Do NOT cross in the middle of a block. Always cross at a designated crosswalk or at least a designated intersection.
  • Obey all traffic signals and crossing guard instructions.
  • Always make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street. Remember drivers may not obey the rules. They may not do what you expect them to. They may not see you!
  • Wait until no traffic is coming before you cross. Keep looking for traffic while you cross!
  • Always use the pedestrian safety flags at school intersections ? wave them and hold them out as you wait for cars to stop and while you cross. Leave them in the bucket on the other side.

Getting Dropped Off

  • Always exit the car on the curbside, NOT into traffic!
  • Remind whoever is driving to follow the traffic flow around Jane Addams and to drop you off on either 31st Avenue NE, 34th Avenue NE or NE 110th Street. Also, please remind them to not make U-turns anywhere!

Biking to School

  • When biking to school obey all traffic laws, wear your helmet, have a bike light, and lock your bike in the Bicycle racks on the south side of the school. For more information about safe cycling, visit the Cascade Bicycle Club.
  • If you can, plan a route to school that avoids busy streets such as Lake City Way, 35th Avenue NE, Sandpoint Way and NE 125th Street.

Entering Jane Addams Middle School

  • Please enter through one of two designated student entrances: by the turf field doors (by the bike racks on the south side of the building) or the front side (34th Avenue NE). Do not enter through the back parking lot!

Riding a Metro Bus

  • Follow all Metro bus rules (they are listed inside each bus.)
  • If your bus did not arrive on time or was full and bypassed you, please call Metro immediately and let them know. King County Metro Phone Line: 206-553-3000

Student and School Safety

Safety and wellness is a top priority for Seattle Public Schools. Students are more likely to be successful when they feel safe and welcome at school.

SPS Safety and Wellness Announcements and Resources

Safe Schools Hotline

The Safety and Security Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


What Families Can Do

Understandably, we are all experiencing a heightened sense of concern for student and staff safety due to current issues and events. We encourage parents and guardians to keep an open line of communication with your children.

We all play a role in school safety.

It is important that everyone in our school knows and follows our safety procedures and processes.

  • All visitors should sign in at the main office when on campus.
  • All adults should wear SPS staff or visitor identification while in school buildings.
  • School exterior doors should be kept closed and locked.
  • Please let your school leader and school staff know if you have concerns or questions regarding student safety and well-being.
  • Safety concerns should be reported right away by calling 911 or the Safe Schools Hotline (206-252-0510).
  • Mobile App for anonymous safety reporting app for our community. To download the app, open your phone’s app store and search “Seattle Public Schools.”  You may also use the universal link to download the app.

Read Recent District Safety and Wellness Announcements

Opioid and Fentanyl Awareness and Resources

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid drug that is approximately 100 times more powerful than other opioids.

Are Young People Misusing Opioids? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, teens and young adults are the biggest misusers of prescription pain medication. 


Safe Storage of Substances

If you share a home with young people, you can prevent accidental and intentional use by reducing access to substances.

Safe storage of medications

Communications and Who to Contact

Who to contact to help resolve concerns

Be sure your school has your current telephone number and emergency contact information. Contact your school to update your contact information. Learn more about staying connected with Seattle Public Schools.

Personal Safety Tips for Children and Families

You can help your student(s) stay safe by talking to them about personal safety. Some tips to discuss include:

  • Report incidents as soon as they happen.
  • Be aware of surroundings.
  • Not talking to strangers or going anywhere with them.
  • Walking to school or activities in pairs or groups.

Reporting bullying or discrimination

Contact the Office of Student Civil Rights for concerns about

  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Sexual Assault

Reports can be made verbally or in writing.

District Policies and Procedures

The district is committed to our long-established focus on safety and security for all students and staff. You may want to learn more about our polices and procedures around student and school safety. Below are district resources, board policies and procedures around student and school safety.

Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Seattle Public Schools Policy 3207 details the prohibition against harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Superintendent Procedure 3207SP describes the procedures the district uses when addressing concerns that a student may be experiencing harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Seattle Public Schools 3210 Non-Discrimination

School Safety

Seattle Public Schools Policy 3432 directs all schools to develop a emergency management plan. This includes plans for student and family reunification, a listing of staff assignments and responsibilities during an emergency, location of disaster supplies, and more.

Seattle Public Schools Policy 3143 Notification of threats of violence or harm

Seattle Public Schools Policy 3225 School-based threat assessment

Seattle Public Schools Policy 5201 Drug-free schools, community and workplace

Seattle Public Schools Policy 6800 Safety operations and maintenance of school property

No Tolerance Policy Against Firearms and Dangerous Weapons

Seattle Public Schools has a no tolerance policy against firearms and dangerous weapons and Superintendent Procedure regarding weapons on its campuses and at District-sponsored activities.

No Tolerance Policy Against Firearms and Dangerous Weapons

Seattle Public Schools has a no tolerance policy against firearms and dangerous weapons and Superintendent Procedure regarding weapons on its campuses and at District-sponsored activities.

Gun Safe Storage and Preventing Firearm Violence

Learn how you can play a role in preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths in our communities.

Firearm Safety