Emergency Response Procedure Definitions
These terms are used by school or district officials during an emergency situation to inform staff, students and parents of the appropriate response actions that should take place:
Shelter In Place
May occur during a medical or police emergency, or a chemical threat outside. Students and staff are not allowed in hallways and cannot leave their respective rooms. Classroom activities continue but no activity allowed through the hallways, including transitions.
Is a response to an actual or potential threat from outside of the school building. This could be related to criminal activity or a fire nearby. All doors and windows are locked, and no person is allowed in or out of the building. All activities within the building, including transitions to classes, continue as normal.
Is initiated when there is an actual or imminent threat in which students should be kept in locked rooms within the school building. This may occur if there is an intruder in the building, a hostage situation or biological threat. Students are kept in locked room with zero classroom or hallway activity until notified otherwise by emergency responders or law enforcement personnel.
Each building has procedures for a partial or complete evacuation, including a designated safe location to which students and staff may be transported. If students are to be released from the off-site location, parents will be directed where to pick up their children and will be required to sign out their child. A student will be released only to an adult with proper identification and who is documented as an emergency contact.