Appendix

BOMB THREAT

  • Evaluate and identify the threat situation. Use Bomb Threat Instruction Form
  • Call 911.
  • Do NOT use Fire Alarm.
  • Notify building administration
  • Initiate a Hold in Place Advise All Staff to scan their area for anything unusual or suspicious.
  • Custodial Staff and Crisis Staff scan exits for anything suspicious or unusual.
  • Scan and clear area that students are to be moved to. If necessary, evacuate the Building. Take student information (football).
  • Move students so that they are clear of the building,.
  • Shut off all radios and cell phones.
  • Set up command post.
  • Notify District’s Superintendent’s Office.
  • Wait for Emergency Services, inform them and follow their directions.
  • Contact Home Schools.
  • Contact transportation supervisor.
  • If necessary, institute a “Return Home” or “Off Site” plan, or
  • Terminate emergency. Resume instruction.

INTRUDER

  • Notification to Main Office
  • Administrator in charge to Identify and Evaluate situation
  • Call 911.
  • Immediate Lockdown Procedures announced and followed.
  • SRO contacted and to proceed immediately to building involved.
  • Contact District Superintendents’ office
  • Wait for Emergency Services, inform them and follow their directions.

HOSTAGE SITUATION

  • Identify and evaluate situation. Who is in the area? Are there any other hazards?
  • Call 911.
  • Notify building administration
  • Contact the District’s Superintendent’s Office.
  • Initiate a lockdown or evacuation.
  • Grab FOOTBALL and portable cell phones and radios.
  • Check that all students and staff are accounted for.
  • Notify parents.
  • Set up command post.
  • Wait for emergency services. Notify and advise of the situation and follow their instruction.
  • Contact Home Schools.
  • If necessary, institute a “Return Home” or “Off Site Sheltering” plan, or
  • Terminate emergency. Resume instruction.

KIDNAPPING

  • Identify and evaluate situation
  • Call 911
  • Notify building administration
  • Contact the District’s Superintendent’s office.
  • Notify parents.
  • Set up command post.
  • Wait for police, emergency services. Notify and advise of the situation and follow their instruction.

PHYSICAL ASSAULT OR THREAT

  • Staff should assess situation and contact Crisis Intervention who will attempt to break up confrontation and de-escalate situation according to building policy.
  • School Resource Office will be notified in the event law-enforcement is needed.
  • After controlling situation, notify building administrator for follow-up.
  • Call 911 if needed

FLOOD

  • Monitor weather radio warnings.
  • Contact home schools.
  • Review flood plain maps and transportation routes.
  • Contact District Superintendent’s office.
  • Contact transportation supervisor.
  • If necessary, institute “Shelter” or “Return Home” plan.

SNOW/ICE STORM

  • Monitor weather radio warnings
  • Contact home schools.
  • Contact District Superintendent’s office.
  • Contact transportation supervisor.
  • If necessary, institute “Shelter” or “Return Home” plan.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

  • If incident is inside the building move everyone away from the area of the spill/leak and perform a normal building evacuation.
  • Call 911.
  • Call Risk Management.
  • If incident is outside the building initiate a Hold in Place and call 911.
  • The facilities department will be notified to shut down all ventilation.
  • Wait for police, emergency services and follow their instruction.

TORNADO WATCH/WARNING

  • Monitor weather radio warnings
  • If tornado watch is issued, continue to monitor weather radio and utilize trained tornado spotters, if available.
  • If tornado warning is issued, curtail all outdoor activities and immediately bring all students and staff inside building
  • Move staff and students to pre-designated sheltering locations.

THUNDER/LIGHTNING STORM

  • Monitor weather radio warnings
  • Based on radio warnings, curtail all outdoor activities and immediately bring all students and staff inside building
  • Continue normal indoor activities until weather radio warnings warrant moving staff and students to pre-designated sheltering locations.

FIRE

  • Sound alarm if not already activated.
  • Grab 'FOOTBALL' /Vital Documentation, cell phone, and radios.
  • Evacuate building.
  • Move students clear of building.
  • Check to see if all students are accounted for.
  • Contact the District’s Superintendent’s Office.
  • Set up command post.
  • Wait for the fire department to arrive.
  • If necessary, institute an “Off Site Sheltering” or “Return Home” plan.
  • Contact Home Schools.
  • Terminate emergency. Resume instruction.

EXPLOSION

  • Sound fire alarm.
  • Grab 'FOOTBALL' /Vital Documentation, cell phone, and radios.
  • Move students clear of the building. Communicate by hard wire phone, bull horn, and courier.
  • Check to see if all teachers have all students accounted for.
  • Set up command post.
  • Contact District’s Superintendent’s Office.
  • Wait for emergency services (fire department, police) to arrive and advise of situation.
  • If necessary, institute a “Return Home” or “Off Site Sheltering” plan.

GAS LEAK

  • Wait for the all clear and return to normal activities.
  • Upon discovery of a gas leak or detection of odors (i.e. mercaptan) notify: facilities, school principal, crisis staff, SRO and C&T administration.
  • Facilities staff and Principal shall notify their respective Supervisors.
  • Facilities staff will isolate gas leak and activate emergency gas shut off for that location (e.g. science lab).
  • If the cause of gas leak is unknown, the Building Administrator or designee will call 911 to alert fire service and Central Hudson gas leak response at (800) 942-8274.
  • Evacuate the building leaving lights as they are. DO NOT use the fire alarm.
  • Assemble in Emergency Evacuation Safety Zones.

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System Failure

  • Assess situation. Determine if problem is internal or external.
  • Contact facilities department.
  • Contact District Superintendents’ office.
  • If there is a question of safety of the building occupants initiate evacuation. Otherwise Hold in Place.
  • If necessary, institute “Shelter” or “Return Home” plan.
  • Contact Home Schools.
  • If necessary, institute a “Return Home” or “Off Site Sheltering” plan, or
  • Terminate emergency. Resume instruction.

Structural Failure

  • Assess situation. Determine if problem is internal or external.
  • Contact facilities department.
  • Contact District Superintendents’ office.
  • If there is a question of safety of the building occupants initiate evacuation. Otherwise Hold in Place.
  • If necessary, institute “Shelter” or “Return Home” plan.
  • Contact Home Schools.
  • If necessary, institute a “Return Home” or “Off Site Sheltering” plan, or
  • Terminate emergency. Resume instruction.
  • Contact design professionals.
  • Implement Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

SICK/INJURED PERSON

  • Identify injured or sick person
  • Contact school nurse & building administration
  • Follow procedure according to building policy
  • Initiate Hold in Place.
  • If needed parents or family members will be notified.

School Bus Accident

  • If able the driver will account for all students and evacuate them is it is unsafe for them to remain on the bus.
  • The driver will contact the transportation supervisor who will call 911.
  • The transportation supervisor will contact the District Superintendent’s office.
  • The building principal or assistant principal and the school nurse will go to the scene of the accident.
  • Home Schools notified.
  • Any injured students will be evaluated on-site by medical personnel.
  • If needed parents or family members will be notified.

MASS ILLNESS/EPIDEMIC/PANDEMIC

  • Identify concerns with the school nurse.
  • School nurse will determine severity and apprise building administration.
  • Building administration will notify the District’s Superintendent’s office.
  • The DS’s office will notify Risk Management.
  • Risk Management will notify and interface with the local health department (LHD) regarding recommendations for continuing school operations.
  • Additional measures will be taken based upon recommendations from LHD and the CDC with regard to an epidemic or pandemic.