Security and Drills

Fire/security drills at regular intervals are required by law and are an important safety precaution. It is essential that when the first signal is given, everyone obeys orders promptly and quietly, and clears the building by the prescribed route as quickly as possible. The teacher in each classroom will give students instruction. Teachers are required to close classroom windows and carry their roll books outside during a fire drill. After being evacuated to a safe area, teachers are required to check their currently recorded attendance in order to account for all of their students.

School Security Procedures

The following is a quick reference list of our security drills. In addition to fire drills, students will review and practice these procedures during the course of the school year. 

Lockdown/Active Shooter

Students sit on floor in safe part of room (away from door and/or windows if possible). Students in hall/bathrooms or on free periods go to nearest classroom.

Everyone should ignore bells and only listen to PA announcements for instructions. Doors should NOT be answered.

STUDENTS &/or PE CLASSES outside the building should quickly move away from building to a safe area (possibly JW).

Evacuation (Fire Alarm/PA Announcement)

Students leave classrooms and proceed outside through designated exit. Students in hall (free period, going to bathroom/locker, etc.) proceed to nearest exit. Students with a free period who were not in the cafeteria or library will gather on the front lawn near the Houghton Avenue entrance. 

If necessary, relocation to the turf field will be announced via PA system. Meet with homeroom teachers in predetermined location on the football field or in the bleachers. 

Bomb Threat

Follow evacuation procedures listed above.

Shelter In Place

Students should remain in classroom. Students should not go to their lockers, and bathroom visits should be for emergencies only. No one is permitted to go outside the building. Students who have PU classes should check with the main office first. Students on their free period should proceed to a supervised area (library, cafeteria, guidance) in case further emergency plans go into effect.

Reverse Evacuation

All students return to the building from outside. Students who are free should report to the cafeteria or library. All other students should return to their assigned class. During break, students and teachers should report to their homeroom assignments.