Safety Drill Information for Parents

Canyon ISD uses the K-12 Standard Response Protocol (Texas Edition)

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is tasked in providing safety and security information through research, training, and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges.  Canyon ISD uses the Texas Edition of the Standard Response Protocol recommended by the TxSSC. The toolkit is basic guidance with respect for local conditions and authorities.

The guidelines address five emergency responses: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Hold.

Lockout – This procedure is called when there is a threat or hazard outside the school building.  Students will stay inside the classroom and outside doors remain locked. Staff will take attendance and instruction will continue.

Lockdown – A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.  Classroom doors are locked and students are to be out of sight, staff will be asked take attendance, and they are to wait quickly until first responders release them.  

Evacuate – An evacuation is called to move students and staff from one location to another.  Students will quietly leave the building and go to an evacuation location. Staff will take attendance.  

Shelter – This procedure is called when the need for personal protection is necessary due to weather, Hazmat, etc. Students will evacuate to a sheltered area and take appropriate hazard and safety strategies.  Staff will take attendance.

Hold – A hold is called when hallways need to be kept clear, even during class changes.  Students will go to a classroom or remain in a classroom. Doors will be locked and instruction will continue.  Staff will take attendance.