Standard Response Protocol

The safety and security of students and staff is one of our highest priorities. The St. Vrain Valley School district has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). The SRP is designed to establish standards for responding to emergencies that may occur in or near our schools. It is based on four basic response actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter.

During the year our students will be trained in these four actions through educational programs and by conducting regular drills.

Lockout – threat or hazard is outside the school building. Students are brought inside school building and exterior doors are locked and secured. Whenever possible, classroom activities would continue uninterrupted. Parents: monitor your phone line for communication from the school or District and wait for directions regarding reunification. You’re asked not to respond to the school until the school has notified you.

Lockdown – threat or hazard is inside the school building. Students are in classrooms are locked, teachers turn off lights and keep students quiet and out of sight of any internal threat. Parents: monitor your phone line for communication from the school or District and wait for notification regarding reunification. You’re asked not to respond to the school until the school has notified you. 

Evacuate – moving students from the building to an outside area or another location. Students and staff leave personal items and move in an orderly fashion to next location. Parents: you’d be notified of the evacuation site and asked to pick up your child. You or a family member would also be asked to show picture ID and complete a reunification form before your child would be released

Shelter – students move to main level or interior rooms of the school building (e.g. tornado). Students and staffasked to sit facing the wall while covering their head. Parents: wait until hazard has passed before you respond to the school to pick up your child.

Anyone in the community, for any Colorado school, can submit an anonymous tip to the SAFE2TELL Hotline.  

Additionally, monthly fire drills are held, as these are mandated by law.  Annual fire inspections occur in conjunction with the Frederick-Firestone Fire District.  

Finally, our school hosts a safety committee. Please call Paige Gordon, if you would like to participate. 

Inclement Weather Procedures: http://sdpk.svvsd.org/updates/inclement-weather-procedures