School Lockdown Protocol

Please peruse the attached document for full information on the PW School Lockdown Protocol. It is important that mobile phones are not used during a School Lockdown event (drill or otherwise) as their use may interfere with Police efforts in attending to the situation.

School lockdown protocols

Please become familiar with the following procedures should you see an intruder(s) in the school building or should you hear the intruder alert code announced on the P.A. system.

1. THAT฀ IS฀ THE฀ PROTOCOL฀ FOR฀ GUESTS฀ AND฀ VISITORS฀ IN฀ THE฀ SCHOOL

All guests and visitors must immediately report to the office to obtain permission

to travel within the building. When permission is granted, each guest or visitor will

receive a yellow VSB “visitor” badge. The office staff will record their names and

collect the badges after they have finished their business at the school. All VSB

STAFF฀THAT฀ARE฀AT฀THE฀SCHOOL฀ON฀OFFICIAL฀BUSINESS฀ARE฀REQUIRED฀TO฀WEAR฀A฀63″฀BADGE

2. THAT฀ SHOULD฀ YOU฀ DO฀ IF฀ YOU฀ NOTICE฀ AN฀ INTRUDER฀ IN฀ THE฀ BUILDING

First and foremost be conscious of your own personal safety and the safety of

THE฀STUDENTS฀฀#ONTACT฀THE฀OFFICE฀ ฀ON฀THE฀NEAREST฀TELEPHONE฀AND฀INFORM฀AN฀

administrator as to the whereabouts of the intruder(s). If you feel it would be

safe for you to approach the individual(s), inform them of the protocol for guests

and visitors to the school and direct them to the office. Take a mental note of the

visitors’ physical description and clothing.

3.฀฀THAT฀ ARE฀ THE฀ CODES฀ FOR฀ AN฀ INTRUDER฀ ALERT

Code Red – Full Lockdown

If the intruder is inside the school, notify the office, who will then announce: CODE

RED, CODE RED – FULL LOCK DOWN. SECURE YOUR ROOMS. THIS IS A FULL LOCK

DOWN.

Code Yellow – Partial Lockdown

If the intruder is on the grounds, notify the office, who will then announce: CODE

YELLOW, CODE YELLOW. THE OUTSIDE DOORS OF THE SCHOOL ARE LOCKED. NO

ONE MAY EXIT OR ENTER THE SCHOOL. CODE YELLOW.

Code Green – All Clear

Resume normal activity.

4. THEN฀ WILL฀ THIS฀ INTRUDER฀ ALERT฀ BE฀ USED

It will be used at the discretion of the administration after a call to the office

regarding the presence of the intruder(s) in the school building. The code will be

used to alert staff that an intruder(s) is in the school building. In most cases, the

administration will follow up on the report without the use of the intruder code.

5. THAT฀ SHOULD฀ TEACHERS฀ DO฀ WHEN฀ THEY฀ HEAR฀ A฀ CODE฀ OVER฀ THE฀ 0฀!฀ SYSTEM

All teachers should open their classroom door and step into the hallway and allow

students to enter their rooms. If they can safely observe the intruder(s), assess the

situation and report to the office the location of the intruder(s). If classes are not

in session, direct all staff and students into the nearest room. Do not dismiss the

students into the hallways. Should the bells ring to signal the end of class, hold the

students in your classroom until you hear a further announcement asking teachers

to dismiss the students.

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