Safety & Procedures

Our students are our top priority.

West Hills is a closed campus for the safety of our students. We’ve been proactive and intentional about the security measures we have in place to protect our school community and to ensure a smooth emergency response, making us arguably one of the most secure private schools in Portland.

Campus Visitors & Volunteers

  • Sign-In System: Our sign-in system tracks who is on our campus throughout the day. All visitors and volunteers must sign in and out at the front desk during school hours and wear a name badge.
  • Watch D.O.G.S. Program: D.O.G.S. stands for Dads Of Great Students. Volunteer dads serve as reassuring, positive male role models. They support students at arrival, recess, and lunch, in hallways and classrooms, and on the grounds. Their presence is a huge benefit to our school.

School Nurse

West Hills has a full-time registered nurse on campus during regular school hours. Equipped with first aid supplies and general over-the-counter medication, the nurse’s office provides triage care for students who become sick or injured during the course of the school day. The nurse at West Hills is skilled at compassionately managing the medication plans of students who require daily care for a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes. Our nurse also provides health education for students and staff, tracks immunization records, and manages medical communications with parents.

Emergencies & Closures

Emergency Drills

We regularly practice lock-down, secure the perimeter, earthquake, and fire drills.

In the event we need to evacuate our campus, West Hills has identified a secure location for our students to gather and parents to locate them.

In the event our school must have a cancellation, a delayed start, or an early dismissal, our Rapid Notify System will alert all parents via call or text.

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Click HERE to Download West Hills’ Immunization Rates for 2022-2023

Click HERE to Download Multnomah County’s Immunization Rates for 2022-2023


While the expectation is that every parent or guardian serves and engages in a variety of school happenings, West Hills does not require a specific number of volunteer hours. Though volunteer hours are not a requirement, it is an expectation that all parents give back to the school through service, volunteerism and participation. Our check-in system does track volunteer hours since that information is helpful in pursuing grants.

In order to participate as a volunteer, every adult needs to fill out a background check and complete an Adult-to-Student Contact Policy Form. Once a background check is complete, they will be enrolled in our HelpCounter system. HelpCounter is essential matching opportunities to the role the volunteer that wants to serve in.

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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.