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Standard Response Protocol


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Student Safety

Creating a safer school climate for our students and staff is our priority. Classroom response to an incident is critical in creating a safer school environment. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety are scenarios planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff, and administration in partnership with our first responders. 

Central Point School District uses the I Love U Guys Foundation's Standard Response Protocol (SRP).


The SRP is not based on one individual possible scenario but on the response to any given scenario.  One significant benefit of the SRP is the standard language used by all responders; this includes students, parents, staff, and first responders. The protocol also allows for a predictable series of actions as an event unfolds.

The SRP is based upon five actions: HOLD, SECURE, LOCKDOWN, EVACUATE, and SHELTER. Each has specific staff and student directives that are unique to the action.

We ask that you do not call or go to the school during any of the scenarios listed below. Doing so could put you or others in danger. Do not call or text the student’s cell phone. This may put them in danger. The District will communicate with you once we have more information to share. Reliable information and updates can be viewed on the school and District webpages.  If parents and guardians need further action, the District will communicate that information with instructions through the district notification system and the District website.

Standard Response Protocol

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"In Your Classroom or AREA" 

  • Students are trained to:

    • Clear the hallways and remain in their area or room until the 
      “All Clear”
      is announced

    • Do business as usual


  • Adults and staff are trained to: 

    • Close and lock the door|

    • Account for students and adults

    • Do business as usual

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"Get Inside, Lock Outside Doors" 

Secure is called when there is something dangerous outside of the building. Example: wild animal, nearby police investigation, etc.

  • Students are trained to:

    • Return to the inside of the building

    • Business as usual

  • Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Bring everyone indoors

    • Lock the outside doors

    • Increase situational awareness

    • Account for students and adults

    • Business as usual



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"Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" 


A lockdown is only initiated when there is an active threat inside or very close to the building.

  • Students are trained to:

    • Move away from sight

    • Maintain silence

    • Do not open the door

  • Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Recover students from the hallway if possible

    • Lock the classroom door

    • Turn out the lights

    • Move away from sight

    • Maintain silence

    • Do not open the door

    • Prepare to evade or defend


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"To a Location" 

  • Students are trained to:

    • Leave stuff behind if required to

    • If possible, bring their phone

    • Follow instructions

  • Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Bring roll sheet and Go Bag (unless instructed not to bring anything with them, dependent on the reason for evacuation)

    • Lead students to the Evacuation location

    • Account for students and adults

    • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/Green Card method



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"State Hazard & Safety Strategy" 




  • Hazards might include:

    • Tornado

    • Hazmat

    • Earthquake

    • Tsunami

  • Safety strategies might include:

    • Evacuate to the shelter area

    • Seal the room

    • Drop, cover and hold

    • Get to high ground

  • Students are trained in:

    • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies

  • Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies

    • Accounting for students and adults

    • Report injuries or problems using the Red Card/Green Card method

Student and Parent Reunification

Events may occur at school that require parents to pick up their students in a controlled release. The controlled release process is called reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, a hazmat issue, or a crisis at the school.

The Central Point School District will collaborate with local law enforcement (Central Point Police Department & Jackson County Sheriff's Office) and other community agencies. 

Student and Parent Reunification 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, reunification may occur at a different location than the school a student attends. If this location is another school, those students may also be subject to a controlled release.

Notification of a Student and Parent Reunification

Parents will be notified through district communication platforms and other potential means, including phone, text, or email.