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EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES

POLICE/FIRE: 911
(See below for tips when calling 911.)

CHIEF OF SCHOOLS OPERATIONS OFFICE:
663-1632 (7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) | 220-2707 (after 4:30 p.m.)

DANE COUNTY DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT:

261-KIDS (5437) (7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
608-255-6067 (after 4:30 p.m.)

DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR:

Person begins to lose rationality. Can look like: questioning, refusal, yelling, swearing, intimidation, making threats.


RISK BEHAVIOR:

Person may cause risk to physical safety. Can look like: hitting, kicking, pinching, pulling, choking.

IN A CONFLICT,

interventions should address root causes. Take these immediate steps:

Someone in a defensive state? Use verbal and nonverbal communication to de-escalate:

SET LIMITS

AVOID

LEVEL OF RISK = LIKELIHOOD + SEVERITY

 

IF YOU DISCOVER FIRE OR SMOKE, IMMEDIATELY:

PRINCIPAL


STAFF 

STUDENTS

GAS LEAK

PRINCIPAL


STAFF 


STUDENTS



CHEM/BIO/HAZMAT RELEASE


DO NOT TURN ELECTRICAL DEVICES ON/OFF, INCLUDING LIGHTS.


If a release of chemical, biological, or hazardous materials is suspected IN your school building

PRINCIPAL


STAFF


STUDENTS


If a release of chemical, biological, or hazardous materials is suspected NEAR your school building:


PRINCIPAL

STAFF

STUDENTS

 

Tornado Watch: Severe weather conditions are developing.


PRINCIPAL

STAFF and STUDENTS


Tornado Warning: Danger is imminent. County tornado siren will sound. NWS radios will activate and provide additional information.


PRINCIPAL

STAFF 


STUDENTS 

All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous.  In an average year, lightning kills more people in the U.S. than either tornadoes or hurricanes.

PRINCIPAL 

STAFF

STUDENTS


COACHES, ATHLETIC TRAINERS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES OFFICIALS

School fights are situations that may require IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION to maintain staff and student safety.

PRINCIPAL

STAFF 


STUDENTS


IF AN UNKNOWN OR KNOWN PERSON IS IN THE BUILDING OR ON SCHOOL PROPERTY WITHOUT A STAFF ID OR VISITOR BADGE OR IF A PERSON BECOMES UNCOOPERATIVE OR REFUSES TO GO TO THE OFFICE:

PRINCIPAL 

IF THEY ARE UNCOOPERATIVE OR REFUSE TO GO TO THE OFFICE:

STAFF  

IF THEY DO NOT HAVE A VISITOR BADGE OR SCHOOL ID:

IF THEY ARE UNCOOPERATIVE OR REFUSE TO GO TO THE OFFICE:

IF THEY BECOME AGGRESSIVE


STUDENTS


 

If an individual is reported missing BEFORE OR DURING SCHOOL HOURS:

PRINCIPAL

If an individual is reported missing AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

STAFF

ASSESS VICTIM to determine if the medical emergency is life threatening.

LIFE THREATENING

NON-LIFE THREATENING

ALL SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES ARE MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT AND THREATS OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE.

MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT

Wisconsin law requires all employees of Wisconsin public school districts to report suspected child abuse and neglect, Wis. Stat. sec. 48.981(2)(a)16m.

Report to Dane County Department of Human Services.
Be ready with the following information:

MANDATORY REPORTING OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE THREATS

Per 2017 Wisconsin Act 143, you must report any threat made in or targeted at a school if you believe, in good faith, that there is a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a student, school employee, or member of the public.

A threat is considered serious and imminent if it is direct, specific, and plausible or it suggests that concrete steps have been taken toward carrying it out.

The FBI defines a threat as “an expression of intent to do harm or act out violently against someone or something. A threat can be spoken, written, or symbolic.”

You must immediately inform law enforcement of a serious and imminent threat in person or by phone. A School Resource Officer is considered part of law enforcement.

WE TAKE ALL BOMB THREATS SERIOUSLY. THEY ARE CONSIDERED SERIOUS, IMMINENT THREATS TO SCHOOL SAFETY AND MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT TURN ELECTRICAL DEVICES ON/OFF, INCL. LIGHTS.

If you receive a BOMB THREAT BY PHONE:

If you become aware of a WRITTEN BOMB THREAT:

Bomb Threat Checklist

If you receive a bomb threat on a district phone, immediately press the Record button. If this is not possible, write down as many details as you
can, put the caller on speakerphone and record the conversation with your cell phone, or have another staff member nearby take notes.

Write down the exact wording of threat:

Ask these questions:

Phone number that received call:

Location or office of phone:

Time call ended:

Description of caller’s voice:

If voice is familiar to you, who did it sound like?

Was the caller familiar with the building?

 

GET INSIDE. LOCK OUTSIDE DOORS.

IMPLEMENT A LOCKOUT WHEN A THREAT OR HAZARD EXISTS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING (E.G., POLICE ACTIVITY IN AREA).

PRINCIPAL

STAFF

STUDENTS

 

LOCKS, LIGHTS, OUT OF SIGHT.

IMPLEMENT A LOCKDOWN WHEN AN ACTIVE OR IMMINENT THREAT SITUATION EXISTS INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDING OR ON SCHOOL GROUNDS THAT COULD CAUSE DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY TO STAFF OR STUDENTS (E.G., PERSON ARMED WITH A WEAPON).

If you’re outside when a Lockdown is announced, move to your school’s evacuation site and wait there for directions.

PRINCIPAL 

STAFF  

STUDENTS 

If you’re outside when a Lockdown is announced, move to your school’s evacuation site and wait there for directions.


TO ANNOUNCED LOCATION

TYPICAL CAUSES FOR AN EVACUATION INCLUDE THE DETECTION OF SMOKE OR FIRE OR A SUSPECTED GAS LEAK.

PRINCIPAL

STAFF 

STUDENTS

 

HAZARD AND SAFETY STRATEGY

INITIATE THE SHELTER PROTOCOL IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER, SUCH AS A TORNADO, OR IF THERE IS SOMETHING HAZARDOUS IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUCH AS A CHEMICAL SPILL NEARBY.

PRINCIPAL

STAFF

STUDENTS

 

IN YOUR CLASSROOM OR AREA. CLEAR THE HALLS

A HOLD IS ANNOUNCED WHEN THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO KEEP THE HALLS OR ANOTHER AREA CLEAR OF STUDENTS. THIS COULD BE DUE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, A DYSREGULATED INDIVIDUAL, AN ALTERCATION, OR ANOTHER SITUATION.

PRINCIPAL 

STAFF 

STUDENTS