In an Emergency - When You Hear it. Do It.
Cedar Hill ISD uses the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from the I Love You Guys Foundation in our messaging. In the event of an emergency incident, we will use the following terms in our descriptions to provide clear and concise messaging.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) helps standardize the vocabulary used in an incident so that everyone understands the response and status of the event. For our scholars this provides continuity of expectations and actions; for our staff, it is a simpler process to train and drill.
There are 5 specific actions that can be performed during an incident:
- Lockout: is called when there is a threat or hazard outside the school building. "Get inside. Lock Outside Doors."
- Lockdown: is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building. "Locks, Light, Out of Sight."
- Evacuate: is called to move scholars and staff from one location to another. "Evacuate to the announced location."
- Shelter: is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. "Wait for a hazard using a safety strategy."
- Hold: is called when the hallways need to be kept clear, even during class changes. "Hold in place until given the all clear."