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In An Emergency Take Action! Hold! Secure! Lockdown! Evacuate! Shelter!

The Standard Response Protocol for emergency protective actions addressed in OCPS emergency procedure manuals has been in effect since 2015. After years of real-life experiences, the district has integrated new revised protocols into its procedures which are outlined below (Feb. 2021).

HOLD!

HOLD! In your classroom. Clear the halls.
HOLD! In your classroom. Clear the halls.

STUDENTS
  • Clear the hallways and remain in room or area until the "All Clear" is announced
  • Do business as usual
ADULTS
  • Close and lock classroom door
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

SECURE!

SECURE!  Get inside.  Lock outside doors.
SECURE! Get inside. Lock outside doors.

STUDENTS
  • Return to inside of building
  • Do business as usual
ADULTS
  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

LOCKDOWN!

LOCKDOWN!  Locks, lights, out of sight.
LOCKDOWN! Locks, lights, out of sight.

STUDENTS
  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door
ADULTS
  • Recover students from hallway if possible
  • Lock classroom doors
  • Turn out the lights
  • Move away from sight
  • Do not open the door
  • Maintain silence
  • Take attendance
  • Prepare to evade or defend

EVACUATE!

EVACUATE!  To the announced location.
EVACUATE! To the announced location.

STUDENTS
  • Bring your phone
  • Leave your stuff behind
  • Follow instructions
ADULTS
  • Lead students to evacuation location
  • Account for students and adults
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students or adults

SHELTER!

SHELTER!  Hazard and safety strategy.
SHELTER! Hazard and safety strategy.

STUDENTS
  • Hazard - Safety Strategy
  • Tornado - Evacuate to shelter area
  • Hazmat - Seal the room
  • Earthquake - Drop, cover and hold
  • Tsunami - Get to high ground
ADULTS
  • Lead safety strategy
  • Account for students and adults
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students or adults