IF SOMEONE BECOMES ILL OR IS INJURED
Notify the principal's office immediately
Do not attempt to move a person who is ill or injured unless they are in immediate danger of further injury
Unless certified to provide first aid, do not attempt to render any first aid before trained assistance arrives
Use personal protective equipment (gloves) when exposing yourself to bodily fluids (e.g. blood, vomit, etc.)
Comfort the victim and reassure them that medical attention is on the way
If necessary, implement appropriate emergency procedure (e.g. evacuation - classroom/area) to ensure that students are not exposed to trauma or danger
Remain calm and reassure students that all possible actions are being taken to care for the injured or ill person and to protect others
After the victim's immediate needs have been taken care of, remain to assist medical services with pertinent information about the incident
Preserve the scene in the event the medical emergency will require an investigation by school or police officials
Rejoin your students as soon as possible. Take your student roster with you and account for all students once you have reached the designated area
Immediately notify the school administrator in charge of any missing students
IF YOU DISCOVER FIRE OR SMOKE
Rescue: Remove anyone from immediate danger
Alarm: Notify the office of the fire situation and activate the nearest emergency pull station
Contain: Close all doors to confine the smoke and fire
Evacuate: Unless otherwise directed, follow the evacuation plan and proceed to the designated safe area outside the building
RESPONSE TO AUDIBLE FIRE ALARMS:
Remain calm, evacuate and stay with your students
Remember to take your class roster with you to the designated evacuation area
Once you have reached the designated area, account for all students and report any missing students to the principal
Only return to the building when directed by the principal
IF YOU CATCH ON FIRE
DO NOT RUN!!!!!
STOP where you are,
DROP to the ground, and
ROLL over and over to smother flames
Be prepared to evacuate or shelter-in-place
Be prepared for further explosions
If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the designated assembly area
Open doors carefully and watch for falling objects
Report any missing students to the principal
IF YOU ARE TRAPPED IN YOUR OFFICE/CLASSROOM:
Wedge wet towels or cloth materials along the bottom of the door to keep out the smoke
Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire
Use the telephone/cell phone to notify 911 of your problem and location
If you are trapped in an area and need fresh air, only break the window as a last resort, and use caution when breaking the window
IF AN ASSAULT OCCURS:
Remain in a safe position and issue commands to stop the fighting
Try and call for assistance of a nearby teacher or other adult
Move the victim to a private office / area. Ensure the victim is in a safe place, and assist in making them comfortable
Do not leave the victim alone
Report the assault to the principal's office immediately
Be prepared to give as much of the following information as possible to the school administration and the police/security
Location of victim
Description of the assailant
Location of the assailant or direction of their escape
If the victim requires medical attention, call the school nurse (if one isn't available, call employee certified in first aid)
Remain calm and reassure students that all possible actions are being taken to care for the injured person and to protect others
Safety Plan discussion available upon request from administration.
REPORT OF A WEAPON ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
Should someone observe a gun or other weapon, instruct them NOT TO TOUCH IT
NOTIFY THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE IMMEDIATELY
Secure the scene until the appropriate perosnnel arrive to retrieve the weapon
Ensure student and staff safety by moving everyone to a safe location and away from the weapon or the person with the weapon
If necessary, implement the appropriate emergency procedure (e.g. building lockdown, room lockdown) to ensure that students are not exposed to danger
If the report is a rumor, it must be reported to the principal's office for investigation
TEACHER OBSERVES A WEAPON:
Seek assistance from security or another staff member in reporting the incident. If it is safe to do so, send a sealed message to the office with a trusted student that includes:
Your name and location
The name/description of the suspect
Any information regarding the weapon's location and type
Discreetly call the office if the individual is not present
IN ALL CASES - USE EXTREME CAUTION. DO NOT CONFRONT THE SUSPECT
SUICIDE ATTEMPT OR THREAT
If a student/staff member expresses suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide:
Remain calm. Be supportive and refrain from making any judgemental or moralizing comments
Notify the principal's office immediately and indicate if medical attention is needed
The student/staff member requires supervision at all times
Remain with the suicidal person until help arrives
Stay engaged with the person through active listening
If needed, enlist assistance from additional staff until administration arrives
If weapons, medication or other items were used to attempt suicide, secure them if safe to do so
If you hear that a student/staff member has made suicidal threats, report the situation immediately to your principal's office even if you are unsure of the seriousness of the threat. You are not responsible for conducting a threat assessment
***Suicidal thoughts may be expressed directly or indirectly. They can include verbal statements, writings, and/or drawings
EVACUATION - CLASSROOM/BUILDING
Evacuation of a classroom or area may be issued by the teacher, supervising adult, or principal. The purpose is to move students away from potentially threatening situations that do not require full building evacuation
Evacuation of a building is used to move students and staff out of the building by a pre-designated route (if usable) to avoid a potentially threatening situation(s) that involves the entire building
Evacuation of the building may be issued by the principal or local public safety agencies
Remain calm and stay with your students
If the situation permits, notify the office of the situation and confer with the office to determine an appropriate evacuation area
Tell students to go immediately, in a clam and orderly manner, to the agreed-upon designated area
Remember to take your class roster with you
Consider individuals with disabilities that may need assistance evacuationg
Evacuate the building immediately, in a calm manner, using only the exit and directions provided
If your primary route is blocked or unusable, use your secondary route
Do not take personal items with you
Close doors behind you while exiting
Walk, do not run
Do not use the restrooms
Do not use the elevators
Once you have reached the designated area, count all students and immediately report any missing student to the principal
Stay with students, keeping them in a group
Remain in the designated evacuation assembly area until directed by the principal and an "All Clear" has been announced
IF THERE IS A UTILITY FAILURE/POWER OUTAGE:
Notify the principal's office immediately of the type of utility outage (electrical, heating, cooling, water, etc.).
Stay calm and reassure the students.
If necessary, implement the appropriate emergency procedures (e.g. evacuation - classroom/area) to ensure that students are not exposed to danger.
Take attendance to ensure all students are accounted for: Immediately notify the principal or designee of any missing students.
Remain in place unless directed by the principal to relocate.
If you are moved to another area, conduct a student count once you arrive at the new location. Take student roster with you.
DEALING WITH THE MEDIA:
If you are approached by the media,direct them to the principal. The principal or acting school principal is the key spokesperson for the school
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act precludes school staff from disclosing a student's name, grade, or other personally identifying information.
The District legally cannot confirm a student's attendance at any specific school location.
News Media Personnel on School Grounds:
If any new media personnel are observed on school grounds, notify the principal immediately..
IF A STUDENT IS LOST OR MISSING:
Report the missing child to the principal's office.
Remain calm and immediately search the entire room for the child (e.g. closets, under desks, tables, etc.).
Furnnish a physical description and clothing information (age, height, weight, hair color, etc.
Advise the principal of any problems that are known to you regarding the child.
Ask other children if they know where the child may be.
If the child is missing at dismissal or from the bus, inform the transportation dispatcher to put out a notice to all buses.
IF A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL OCCURS:
Notify the principal's office immediately of the situation
Implement the appropriate emergency procedure (e.g. classroom evacuation) to ensure that students are not exposed to danger without spreading the contamination area if possible
Direct the students to go immediately, in a calm and orderly manner, to the agreed upon designated area
If possible, control access to the affected area by closing doors
Take your students roster with you and account for all students once you have reached the designated area. Immediately notify the principal's office of any missing students
Check people involved for adverse medical symptoms (shortness of breath, vomiting, fainting, etc.) and request medical attention, if necessary
Remain in the designated area until directed by the principal
If you know what chemicals are involved please advise the principal
Remain calm and don't hang up. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible, and listen carefully
Note the time of the call
Ask the caller the following questions:
Where is the bomb?
When will it explode?
What does it look like?
What kind of bomb is it?
What is the caller's name and motive for placing the bomb?
Are you an employee?
Are you a student?
Write down any pertinent information such as background noises, gender of caller, and voice pitches and patterns
WRITTEN OR EMAIL THREATS OR PACKAGES:
Remain clam and don't touch or approach a bomb or suspicious device
Do not use your mp3 player or cell phone within 100 ft. of the package
Notify the principal's office immediately
Do not attempt to move or open the package
Keep anyone from handling it or going near it
Evacuate the students out of the immediate area
Write down everything you remember about the letter or parcel
Save all packing materials
NOTIFICATION OF A BOMB THREAT
Remain calm and conduct a search of your area for any suspicious packages or unidentified backpacks. Never touch any package that is suspicious!! If you see something suspicious notify the principal's office
Follow evacuation directions from the principal's office
Avoid running and other movement, since this can detonate certain devices
Take your student roster with you and account for all students once you have reached the designated area. Immediately notify the principal of any missing students