Safety and Emergency Procedures
At Wilder, our number one priority is the safety of our students. We know that it is difficult to hear that your school or district has implemented increased safety or emergency procedures. In an effort to help parents understand what happens when there is a safety concern or an emergency, we are sharing the following terms and definitions as well as some communication information.
Terms and Definitions
Secured Perimeter: If students are outside they move inside. Students, staff, and visitors are allowed to move within the building. No one is permitted in or out of the building. Secured Perimeter is used if there is a situation somewhere in the area but school is not in danger.
Lockdown: No one is permitted in or out of the building. Classroom doors are locked and classroom lights are turned off. Everyone in the building is out of the halls or open areas. Everyone needs to remain quiet. Teachers/staff don’t open doors (class or building) for anyone.
Evacuation: Is used to get students and staff out of the building by a safe route.
Room Clear: Is used to send students away from a potential problem or threat. Students are sent to a designated safe area.
As a school and a district, we use the terms above to communicate the specific action teachers, students and staff need to take. We support students by letting them know there is a situation that requires us to use our safety procedures. When warranted, we explain to students that the police want us to stay inside or in the classroom for our continued safety.
We appreciate parents understanding that our first and highest priority is the safety of students. As a result, communication to parents will be sent as quickly as possible, but may not be possible while responding to safety or emergency situations. Additionally, we always want to ensure that we are sharing accurate information. What is initially reported via local media is not always accurate or complete. Depending on the situation, information will be available on the district website and/or sent via the Infinite Campus messenger system. We appreciate parents’ effort to keep contact information in Infinite Campus up to date.
As a school and a district we practice emergency procedures throughout the year. This includes fire drills, tornado drills, and emergency drills as outlined above. Students and staff feel better prepared when we practice and everyone knows what to do. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep our students safe.