Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

Standard Response Protocol

Schools across the country have adopted a universal standard to enhance student safety during an incident or emergency. This is an all hazard approach that can be implemented during any crisis. The key is that there is a simple, shared vocabulary between students staff and first responders. And when used, everyone involved shares expectations. DCSD has used this protocol for the past three years. This month our staff will be reviewing our Standard Response Protocol. 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 are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration. The SRP is based on these four actions: Lockout,

Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. In the event of an 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 - Using Announced Type and Method

Please know that student and staff safety is our number one priority. We are prepared, and we have protocols in place. Each month, we conduct drills to help our staff and students practice and prepare for any situation. Please know that your child's safety is of the utmost importance to us each and every day. Below, you will find an information sheet regarding the SRP. You may also find more information at If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the front office.

Standard Response Protocol information sheet for parents and students