Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

SRPWeather events, fire, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff, and administration.

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the Appleton Area School District will be utilizing Standard Response Protocol (SRP) to respond to security incidents. The Standard Response Protocol, developed by the i love u guys Foundation, will guide our emergency response. Standard Response Protocol offers clear, distinct, common language among first responders, students, and staff.

The SRP Parent Handout (English - Spanish) explains the five actions and the responsibilities of teachers and students. Each protocol has specific staff and student actions that are unique to the action ("Hold", "Secure," "Lockdown," "Evacuate," and "Shelter"). In the event of an emergency, the action and appropriate direction will be announced.

Students and staff will be trained and the school will drill these actions over the course of the school year.


HOLDHold

“In Your Classroom or Area. Clear the Halls.”

There may be situations that require students to remain in their classrooms. In a hold, students and staff remain in their classrooms, even if there is a scheduled class change, until the all clear is announced. Class continues as usual. Students in cafeterias or gyms remain there.

Possible reasons to Hold
• Medical emergency
• Altercation
• Spill


SECURESecure

“Get inside. Lock outside doors.”

Secure is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building. In a Secure, staff ensure that all students return to the inside of the building and take attendance to account for all students. During Secure, all doors are locked and no one can leave or enter the building. While staff increase their situational awareness, the school day goes on as normal. 

Possible reasons to Secure
• Planned police activity in the neighborhood
• Criminal activity in area

You can read more details about what happens during a Secure in the Secure section of the Standard Response Protocol Operational Guidelines.

LockdownLockdown

“Locks, Lights, Out of Sight”

Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building. In a lockdown, staff and students move away from sight and remain silent. Teachers lock classroom doors, turn lights off, and account for all students.

Possible reasons to Lockdown
• Report of a weapon
• Intruder
• Angry or violent parent or student
• Active shooter

You can read more details about what happens during a Lockdown in the Lockdown section of the Standard Response Protocol Operational Guidelines. 

EvacuateEvacuate

“To the Announced Location”

Evacuate is called to move students and staff from one location to another. In an evacuation, staff lead students to the evacuation location. Students and staff bring their phones and leave other belongings behind. 

Possible reasons to Evacuate
• Fire
• Gas leak
• Broken water pipe
• Following a contained situation

You can read more details about what happens during an Evacuation in the Evacuation section of the Standard Response Protocol Operational Guidelines. 

ShelterShelter

“For a Hazard Using a Safety Strategy” 

Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. Examples include tornadoes or hazardous materials exposure.

Possible Reasons to Shelter

• Tornado
• Hazmat

You can read more details about what happens in a Shelter situation in the Shelter section of the Standard Response Protocol Operational Guidelines. 

Communication

We recommend that our families to keep their contact information and notification settings updated in Infinite Campus so they can receive timely updates. We also encourage our families to follow our social media channels for updates and relevant information. If multiple schools are involved, we will also utilize our emergency notification banners on our websites.


Contact

Ray Przekurat
Chairperson of the District Safety Workgroup
(920) 852-5326
email