Crisis Planning

District Safety and Security

Emergency Response Protocols

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Key Players and Safety Roles

  • Staff members follow safety and security protocols, model safety and security behaviors, reinforce behavior expectations, and provide behavior interventions. Staff members also plan and conduct emergency drills, participate in their security and safety committees, and work to collaborate with district personnel and community members in order to enhance measures to provide for a safe and secure learning environment. Staff members also know how to identify potential threats to safety and security and report such concerns to school administration without delay. All staff members are informed of safety protocol during staff meetings. Specific staff members have additional responsibilities. All of the administrators, school counselors, campus monitors, and school resource officer are the specific members who are designated specific roles depending on the crisis. These members are all a part of the crisis team and clearly designate these roles yearly and review the roles and plans monthly.
  • Students play a critical role in order to maintain safe and secure schools. Students should follow all direction during emergency drills. Students should be willing to talk with parents, teachers, school counselors, school administrators, and police when they have concerns about their individual safety or that of another. Students should also practice positive interpersonal relationship skills to help sustain a safe and secure learning environment and to promote social competence. -SAFE2TELL® is designed to help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community. Click the link to view and print Safe2Tell's most recent information sheet.
  • Parents should be knowledgeable about safety and security procedures at their student's school. Parents should reinforce and support school behavior expectations and should participate in safety and security discussions at meetings. Parents should be able to identify potential threats to the safety and security of their student(s) and report concerns to school administration and/or police without delay.
  • Community members - including members of law enforcement, fire and medical services - should work to collaborate with school officials to develop emergency response protocols. Businesses, private organizations, clubs, and churches should work in partnership with the district to help build, support, and sustain safe and secure schools.

Crisis Preparedness

Unfortunately, a wide variety of different crises can happen in schools and can be very unexpected and shocking. To make sure that students and staff members are better prepared if a crisis is to arise, a preparedness plan needs to be in place.

It is important to have a crisis intervention team. This team consists of all of the counselors in the school, the school resource officer, the campus monitor, at least 5 voluntary teachers, and one of the principals. This team meets once a month to discuss safety and security of the school. This team will review and revise safety protocols and discuss various crisis situations. Any new information or action plans that come about will be communicated to the rest of the staff during the weekly staff meetings.

We will also have safety drills for students to practice crisis response. Teachers will also be asked to discuss school safety and new information learned in their homeroom classes. On top of this, a counselor and school resource officer will make guest appearances in the classrooms to involve students in school safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

We like our community to be involved so we also have safety and security community forum where students, parents, educators, and community members can ask questions, get answers, and discuss crisis planning.

This crisis plan is a combination of new information tied in with current safety protocol in place for Thompson School District which can be found at