The safety of students and staff is our TOP PRIORITY in Waller ISD and the following procedures have been put into place to promote an even higher level of security district-wide:
SHELTER IN PLACE – Used in any situation other than weather that may be a hazard to health or life threatening. All windows and doors will be locked and air conditioning system will be shut down. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the building. Parents will not be able to pick up children from school*
SHELTER IN PLACE, WEATHER ONLY – Used when weather conditions exist that may place a school in immediate danger. Students and staff will be sheltered inside buildings away from outside windows or doors. Buildings will be open for entry only. Parents will not be able to pick up children from school*
LOCKDOWN – Used when an intruder invades the premises or when there is an imminent danger to a school. All doors, windows, and classrooms will be locked. Students and teachers remain in their classrooms until the “All Clear” signal is given. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the building. Parents will not be able to pick up children from school*
ALL CLEAR – Signal for the return to regular student/teacher activities or the instigation of the parent/student reunification process. Parents can pick up their children.
REUNIFICATION/CHILD PICKUP – Goes into effect when reports from emergency personnel indicate that the danger or threat has passed and the area is determined safe for children and parents. The district/school will identify the locations, time, and checkout process for parents to pick up children.
*It is safer to keep students inside the school rather than expose them to possible harm by allowing them to leave the building.
*Traffic jams caused by parental pickup can block or delay emergency vehicle access.