Safety and Security

  • Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter

    Information for parents and guardians
    Webster Groves School District has adopted The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing, and drilling the protocol.

    Common Language
    The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based on an all- hazards approach as opposed to individual scenarios. The premise is simple - there are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. The SRP is based on the following actions: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter. A parent guide to the Standard Response Protocol can be found here.

    Hold

    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

    Secure

    Students
    are trained to:

    • Return to inside of building
    • Do business as usual

    Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Bring everyone indoors
    • Lock the outside doors
    • Increase situational awareness
    • Account for students and adults
    • Do business as usual

    Lockdown

    Students are trained to: 

    • Move away from sight
    • Maintain silence
    • Do not open the door

    Adults and staff are trained to:

    • Recover students from 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

    Evacuate

    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 reason for evacuation.)
    • Lead students to Evacuation location
    • Account for students and adults
    • Report injuries or problems

    Shelter

    Hazards might include:

    • Tornado
    • Hazmat
    • Earthquake

    Safety Strategies might include:

    • Evacuate to 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 in:

    • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies
    • Accounting for students and adults
    • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/Green Card method.