SMCHS is a closed campus. Those entering campus are agreeing to abide by school rules and local/federal laws. All vehicles and persons entering or leaving the campus are subject to search and inspection. Contact campus security at (949) 279-7690
Parents and visitors are required to check in upon arriving to campus, park in designated visitor parking stalls and enter campus through the front doors of the Lyon Administration Building - the "A" building. Parents and visitors must display a valid visitor's badge at all times while on campus. In the interest of campus security, visitors may be refused access to campus or be asked to leave campus during their visit. Visitors must schedule an appointment prior to arriving to campus. Contact campus security at (949) 279-7690
The TIPS Incident Reporting program is designed to be a community-wide incident reporting program. Students, parents, employees, etc. can submit a tip by clicking on the "TIPS/Report Incident" link at the bottom of the SMCHS website. These tips are reviewed by our Orange County Sherriff’s School Resource Officer and by school administration. Those submitting a tip may choose to remain anonymous. Intentionally false or misleading tips are taken very seriously, and could result in school discipline or investigation by the Orange County Sherriff’s Department.
SMCHS utilizes camera systems to monitor and record areas of campus.
SMCHS has stored first aid supplies as well as food and water for each person on campus during each school year.
Emergency Preparedness and Reunification
In the event of an earthquake/disaster, SMCHS will hold all students on campus for up to 72 hours. Each parent is required to complete and sign an emergency release form, stating those persons who have permission to take custody of their student. Students will be released only to those mentioned on the release card. Students will be held in a safe area of the campus.
SMCHS conducts ongoing preparedness drills to train students and employees on what to do in the event of an on-campus incident.
If necessary, Santa Margarita will utilize the local news media, social media and the school website to distribute information regarding any school closures.
See Something, Say Something
Call 911 should anyone witness a life-threatening incident. For non-life threatening response, students, employees and visitors are encouraged to use Text-A-Tip, TIPS Incident Reporting or to call the after-hours campus security phone number. Non-life threatening includes the safety concerns listed above. Campus Security can be reached at (949) 279-7690.