School Emergency ProceduresKNOW THE CODES!
We regularly conduct school safety drills to ensure all of our students know what to do in case of an emergency. As we continue to practice and refine our safety drills, please take a moment to talk to your child about each of the drills we run at school.All staff members are trained to ensure students are safe and accounted for. They’re reminded and trained to “lock, cover, and report” during mandatory code yellow and code red drills.
A code yellow is a precautionary security measure put in place if an incident has taken place near campus that poses a potential risk to school safety. In the case of a code yellow, school perimeter doors will be secured, classroom doors remain locked, and only authorized personnel will be allowed on campus. A code yellow may be declared by the building administrator/department head for a few minutes, one class period, or if appropriate, the entire day. A code yellow is used only as a preventative measure and is not designed as a crisis response measure for a major incident that has occurred on site.
A code red indicates a threat, or imminent threat, on campus. In the case of a code red, school perimeter doors will be secured (if possible), classroom doors remain locked, and only authorized personnel will be allowed on campus. This protocol is to be used for situations where an actual crisis situation has occurred.
This protocol is to be used by the team at each school trained to respond to medical emergencies. Team members are trained in rescue breathing and CPR and respond to any emergency situation including, but not limited to, an unconscious student or staff person.