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The safety and security of our students and staff are our top priority at WPSD. We have a Safety and Security Coordinator and campus monitors shared across the district to keep our schools as safe as possible.
IN CASE OF SCHOOL CRISIS
What to expect in the event of a school emergency or crisis situation.
Please understand staff may not be able to answer phones during a crisis situation.
The ability to pick up your child(ren) during a crisis may be limited due to emergency vehicles and/or safety reasons.
Standard Response Protocol
Our schools practice various emergency drills throughout the year so students and staff members know how to respond during an incident.
According to the SRP, five specific actions can be performed during an incident. These actions are outlined below.
Used when the hallways need to be kept clear of people.
EXAMPLES OF HOLD CONDITIONS
The following are some examples of when a school might initiate a Hold:
• An altercation in a hallway;
• A medical issue that needs attention;
• Unfinished maintenance operation in a common
area during class changes.
Used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
EXAMPLES OF SECURE CONDITIONS
The following are some examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a Secure Action.
• An unknown or unauthorized person on the grounds
• Dangerous animal on or near the grounds
• Criminal activity in the area
• Planned police activity in the neighborhood
Used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
EXAMPLES OF LOCKDOWN CONDITIONS
The following are a few examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a Lockdown.
• Dangerous animal within a school building
• An angry or violent parent or student
• Report of a weapon
• Active assailant
Used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
EXAMPLES OF EVACUATION CONDITIONS
The following are a few examples of when a school or
emergency dispatch might call for an Evacuation.
• Power outage
• Gas leak
• Violent events on campus
Always followed by the hazard and a safety strategy and is the protocol for group and self-protection.
Hazards might include:
Safety Strategies might include:
• Evacuate to a shelter area
• Seal the room
• Drop, cover and hold
• Get to high ground
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Parent Handout
Notification: As soon as possible, the following notification systems will be utilized by WPSD:
To receive emergency and non-emergency alerts, you must enroll at PeakAlerts.org or call 719-785-1971.
Each school has its own plan that revolves around four components: Response, Recovery, Mitigation, and Preparation. Every year, the crisis response plans are reviewed and updated as necessary.