OSHA

OSHA Guidelines for staff may be found by clicking Here 

 Sweetwater #1's School Safety Action Plan

SchoolDude Crisis Manager

 

 

SchoolDude Crisis Manager is a application that can be used to view our Crisis Management Plan.

SchoolDude Crisis Manager Application Instructions  HERE

If you have any issues, or need assistance with downloading and setting up this application please call Technology Department at 307-352-3460

You may also download a PDF copy of our Crisis Management Plan by clicking  Crisis Management Plan.pdf 

Snow Day Procedure

On days when it seems possible that schools may be closed due to inclement weather, including severe snow storms, please listen to or check with a local radio station, local media source, SchoolWay notifications or the school district website (sweetwater1.org) for an announcement regarding a Snow Day.

 If schools are closed due to a Snow Day, the decision will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. by district officials.  Local radio stations, local media sources, SchoolWay notifications or the school district website (sweetwater1.org) will announce the decision by 6:00 a.m.  If students come to school on a wintry day, please ensure their safety by providing the proper clothing for Wyoming weather.

School Safety

SCHOOL SAFETY

 
School Safety Initiative

Sweetwater County School District #1 worked diligently throughout the summer on school safety. In June, the district collaborated with Homeland Security, Rock Springs Police Department, Rock Springs Fire Department, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office participating in a school safety presentation by John-Michael Keyes of the "I Love U Guys" foundation. Following the presentation, Officer Meddler of the RSPD trained the leadership team which included central administration leaders as well as principals, directors, and coordinators on the Standard Response Protocol (SRP).

The Standard Response Protocol plan was created by the "I Love U Guys" foundation to create a uniform response to incidents. The four symbols and phrases above are the specific actions that can be performed. More information on the "I Love U Guys" foundation can be found here. The SRP posters will be found in every classroom and every hallway of the buildings in Sweetwater #1. Staff members will have a summary of the four actions on the back of their ID badges, which they are required to wear at all times in the district.

District All Staff Meeting
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the district held an all staff meeting at Rock Springs High School. The focus of the meeting was School Safety. The Department of Homeland Security brought back Mr. John-Michael Keyes to address the entire staff and introduce the Standard Response Protocol. 
 
Crisis Management Plan & App

In tandem with the SRP, Sweetwater #1 is utilizing SchoolDude's Crisis Manager app to distribute the new Crisis Management Plan to staff, students, and parents. If ever in a crisis situation within the district, the app offers quick and easy access to step by step directions on what to do in a specific situation. 
Download the "SchoolDude Crisis Manager" application on your mobile device.  Instructions on how to use our plan are  Here

Evacuation Plans
 In July, Sweetwater #1 met with the Rock Springs Fire Department to identify standard evacuation routes for each building. The evacuation plans are another step in the direction of school safety, common language, and partnerships with public safety officials.

Safety Drills
Wyoming state statute requires monthly safety drills for all public and private schools. With the new SRP, these drills can be one of the following four: Lockout, Lockdown, Shelter, or Evacuate. Sweetwater #1 intends to continue to foster the partnership with public safety. RSPD and RSFD will be asked to attend and participate in drills throughout the district. 
In the 17-18 school year, Reunifications are being introduced in all of our district schools. A reunification is a process used to reunite students with their parent, guardian, or emergency contacts somewhere other than the school. 

School Drill Types

For more information about school drill types, please click here: http://iloveyouguys.org/srp.html

 

STUDENT SAFETY A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school.

Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that areplanned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration.  Our school is expanding the safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). The SRP is based on these four actions. Lockout,Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. In the event ofan emergency, the action and appropriate direction will be called on the PA.

 LOCKOUT - “Secure the Perimeter”

 LOCKDOWN - “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight”

 EVACUATE - “To the Announced Location”

 SHELTER - “For a Hazard Using a Safety Strategy”

TRAINING Please take a moment to review these actions. Students and staff will be trained and the school will drill these actions over the course of the school year.

More information can be found at http://iloveuguys.org

 

LOCKOUT GET INSIDE. LOCK OUTSIDE DOORS

Lockout is called when there is a threat or hazard outside

of the school building.

STUDENTS:

• Return to inside of building

• Do business as usual

TEACHERS

• Recover students and staff from outside

building

• Increased situational awareness

• Do business as usual • Take roll, account for students

 

LOCKDOWN LOCKS, LIGHTS, OUT OF SIGHT

Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside

the school building.

STUDENTS: •Move away from sight

• Maintain silence

TEACHERS:

• Lock classroom door

• Lights out

• Move away from sight

• Maintain silence

• Wait for First Responders to open door

•Take roll, account for students

 

EVACUATE TO A LOCATION

Evacuate is called to move students and staff from one

location to another.

STUDENTS:

• Bring your phone

• Leave your stuff behind

• Form a single file line

• Show your hands

• Be prepared for alternatives during response.

TEACHERS:

• Grab roll sheet if possible

• Lead students to Evacuation Location

•Take roll, account for students

 

SHELTER FOR A HAZARD USING SAFETY STRATEGY

Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is

necessary.

SAMPLE HAZARDS:

• Tornado

• Hazmat

SAMPLE SAFETY STRATEGIES:

• Evacuate to shelter area

• Seal the room

STUDENTS:

• Appropriate hazards and safety strategies

TEACHERS: • Appropriate hazards and safety strategies

• Take roll, account for students

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