School Safety & Emergency Plan

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The district would like to encourage our community and students to report any suspicious or concerning behavior that may be safety threats. The best safety measure we have in our control is open and honest communication. The district participates in the SafeOregon program, which provides anyone the ability to report any concerns or threats anonymously. The SafeOregon hotline is available for you to contact anytime. Additionally, you can file an anonymous tip online at http://safeoregon.com/

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School Safety andStandard Response Protocol (SRP) 

Click here for more SRP information in English, and here for more SRP information in Spanish.

A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration, Adams 14 is part of the Adams County emergency response planning team. We are expanding the safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol (SRP).

The SRP is based on these four actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. In the event of an emergency, the school office will notify all staff and students of the appropriate direction.

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Please take a moment to review these actions. Students and staff will be trained and the school will drill these actions monthly at each school.

Standard Reunification Method (SRM)

Video Credit: Adams County School District 14 and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. 

For more information on Reunification in English, click here
Haga clic aquí para más información sobre la reunificación. 

Circumstances may occur at the school that requires parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. The process of controlled release is called a reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school.  The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved.  Because a controlled release is not a typical end of school day event, a reunification may occur at a different location than the school a student attends.

HOW REUNIFICATION WORKS
For students, the school asks that students be orderly and quiet while waiting. Students may be asked to text a message to their parents or guardians. Students are also asked not to send other text messages either in or out of the school or reunification area. Keeping the cellular network usage at a minimum may be important during a reunification.

For parents, these are a couple of steps. If a parent is driving to the school, greater awareness of traffic and emergency vehicles is advised. Parents should park where indicated and not abandon vehicles. Parents are asked to go to the Reunification "Check-In" area and form lines based on the first letter of their student's last name. While in line, parents are asked to fill out a reunification card. This card is perforated and will be separated during the process. Some of the same information is repeated on both the top and separated bottom of the card. Parents are asked to complete all parts of the card. In case of multiple students being reunified, a separate card for each student needs to be completed.

PARENT EXPECTATIONS:

  • Bring ID
  • Be patient. Reunification is a process that protects both the safety of the student and provides for an accountable change of custody from the school to a recognized custodial parent or guardian.
  • Make sure student's emergency contact list is up to date. Students will only be released to those who have previously been identified as a student's emergency contact.
  • Stay connected to the district's communication methods, ie: Facebook, Twitter, Flash Alert, Voice Mail alerts, E-mail and the district website for continued information updates.