There are several actions that the school may take during an emergency. On an annual basis, school emergency response plans are practiced at every level. Procedures are updated on a regular bases to reflect the current best practices. The following is a brief description of the responses:
- Stay Put: Students will stay in their classroom until directed to leave. Only Police Officers, Firefighters, and Emergency personnel will enter or exit the school. A Stay Put means students will stay in the school building until they are cleared to leave. Stay Put is used when evacuation or dismissal would not be appropriate.
- Evacuation: Evacuation means that students and staff must leave the school building. They will move to an area outside the school or to an off-site location. When necessary, buses will move students.
- Student Dismissal: Some emergencies will require that parents pick up their children. Students will only be sent home with adults who are listed on their Emergency Contact Card and have an ID.