Admin

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).

SECURE

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.

-STUDENTS
Move away from sight
Maintain silence
Do not open the door

-TEACHER
Lock interior doors
Turn out the lights
Move away from sight
Do not open the door
Maintain silence
Take attendance

SHELTER

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

-TEACHER
Lead safety strategy
Take attendance

EVACUATE

EVACUATE!  To the announced location.

-STUDENTS
Bring your phone
Leave your stuff behind
Follow instructions 


-TEACHER
Lead evacuation to location
Take attendance
Notify if missing, extra or injured students

HOLD

HOLD! In your classroom. Clear the halls.

-STUDENTS
Remain in the classroom until the "All Clear" is announced

-TEACHER

Close and lock classroom door
Business as usual
Take attendance