Providing a safe learning environment is the district’s top priority. As a proactive step, each school, in cooperation with the Cy-Fair Police Department and Director of Campus Safety, has developed safety and crisis response procedures.
Throughout the school year, schools will conduct practice drills during the school day to ensure that all persons are familiar with their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, all schools have identified secondary sites and reunification (student pickup) procedures in case it becomes necessary to evacuate school premises. If a safety situation occurs, the district may utilize parent letters, the district television station, CFTV Channel 16, the district website www.cfisd.net and local television and radio stations (see previous section, Emergency School Closings, for listing) to communicate information to parents.
In order to alleviate any confusion regarding the terminology used during these emergency events, the following definitions have been included.
This procedure may be implemented when a situation other than weather may be a hazard
to health or is life threatening. It is safer to keep the students inside the building rather than expose them to possible harm by allowing them to leave the building; therefore;
Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given, students and teachers will return to their regular activities or a parent/student reunification (student pickup) program may be initiated. If a school is sheltering in place, parents should also shelter in place at home.
This procedure may be implemented when weather conditions exist that may place school or schools in immediate danger. The following steps will occur:
When the “ALL CLEAR” is given, normal activities may resume activities or a parent/student reunification (student pickup) process may be initiated.
When a campus is notified that the local police or sheriff department is actively pursuing wanted suspects in the area, the following will take place:
Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given by proper authority, students and staff may return to normal activities.
This procedure is only initiated when an intruder enters the premises of a campus and poses an imminent danger to students and staff.
Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given, students and teachers will return to their regular activities or the parent/student reunification (student pickup) process will go into effect.
Evacuate is called to move students and staff from one location to another.
Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given, students and teachers will return the building and to their regular activities or the parent/student reunification (student pickup) process will go into effect.
In the event that a decision has been made that a school must be evacuated and emergency personnel report that the danger or threat has passed, and the area is safe for children and parents, reunification procedures will be initiated. The district/school will identify the locations, time, and checkout process for parents to pick up children. The district website will be one of the tools used to communicate instructions with parents.