Safety Message for Parents

Jefferson Elementary School


Hello Parents -

A substitute staff member experienced a medical emergency today at Jefferson. In order to provide the most efficient medical response, I called a Hold for the classrooms. A Hold Protocol is used when it is appropriate to have the halls clear for any reason. I wanted to ensure that the hallways were unobstructed for the EMT response during the emergency.

During a Hold, teachers close and lock their doors, keep students out of the hallways, and conduct business as usual – continuing with instruction.

When the situation had resolved itself and the staff member was safely on their way to the appropriate medical care, I lifted the Hold and students continued on with their day. I also made an announcement to the entire school to assure everyone that all was well.

Your child may have questions when they get home tonight. Please feel free to assure them that the adult who was injured was given immediate medical treatment and will recover from her injury.

Thank you.

Melissa Harder


The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX Coordinator, 541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333