School Safety
 The safety of our students is our top priority
 
Plainview ISD has an Emergency Operations Plan that prepares us for action and establishes chains of command and specific steps to take in the case of an emergency. 
 
Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by district staff. Campus staff and students participate in drills to ensure they are trained in safety protocols and emergency procedures.
 
We maintain contact with local law enforcement and receive updates as needed. We are prepared to take action as deemed appropriate in the face of specified threats. 
 
What Parents Should Know
 
In the event of an emergency, parents will receive notification as soon as appropriate through multiple means. The district uses the School Messenger call out program to send text messages, phone calls or emails to parents. Because this is a vital means of communication between the school and parents, it is very important for parents to keep contact information updated.  (How to update contact information.)  Information will also be made available on the school district website during an emergency.
 
How Parents Can Help
 
We ask for your help in the following ways:
  • Please do not call the school. It is essential that telephone lines are open for emergency calls.
  • Avoid traffic congestion by not driving immediately to the school. The school access routes and street should remain clear for emergency vehicles. In most cases you will not have access to enter the school and may be putting your own safety at risk.
  • Be alert to phone, email, or text messages that will communicate the situation to you as soon as possible. Check the school district website for emergency information.  
Emergency Responses
  
Plainview ISD utilizes the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from the i love you guys Foundation. Below are the four specific actions that are followed depending on the type of emergency.
Lockout
LOCKOUT
Lockout is called when a potential threat exists outside the building. Students will remain in the building. Classes will continue inside. The school doors will remain locked.  No one will be admitted to the building. 
 Lockout
 
LOCKDOWN
Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the building. Outside doors and classroom doors will be locked. Lights will be out. Students will be hidden from sight and remain silent. If the threat is in a known location and students can safely exit the building, they will be allowed to do so.  Only law enforcement may enter the building.  
 
 Evacuate
EVACUATE
Evacuate is called when students need to be moved from one location to another location for safety reasons. (ex. fire, bomb threat). If appropriate you will receive notification of where you will be reunited with your child. 
 
 Shelter
SHELTER 
Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. This is usually due to hazardous weather conditions. Students will be moved to a designated area of the school for shelter. Parents who show up at the campus will be asked to move into shelter as checking students out may pose a risk to all.  Because shelter space is limited, it is preferable to wait until the threat is over to pick up your child. 
 
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