Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff at the forefront of everything we do. There are situations that arise that require school administrators and staff to make quick decisions to ensure safe outcomes. To support our staff in maintaining the physical safety of students in our care, Jefferson County Schools has adopted the latest Standard Response Protocols (SRP) from the “I Love U Guys” Foundation.

The SRP offers flexibility based on specific situations and uses simple, clear language so everyone involved can understand.

There are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident:

SRP Actions

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In your room or area. Clear the halls.

Possible Scenarios

  • Student in Crisis (medical or mental health emergency )

  • An altercation

  • A discipline issue



Get Inside. lock outside doors.

Possible Scenarios

  • Criminal activity in the neighborhood

  • A wild animal on the playground

  • Planned police activity in the area

*Threat or Hazard OUTSIDE the school



Locks, lights, out of sight.

Possible Scenarios

  • Intruder in the building

  • An angry or violent visitor or student

  • Report of a weapon

**Threat or Hazard INSIDE the school



To the announced location

Possible Scenarios

  • Fire

  • Bomb threat

  • Mechanical failure



State the Hazard and Safety Strategy***

Possible Scenarios

  • Flooding

  • Derecho

  • Tornado

***When the Shelter action is taken, administrators will give specific protective actions based on a threat or hazard.

Student Experience

Throughout the year, Jefferson County Schools staff will run drills for these actions. Explore below to see what students might experience during those drills.

How Families Can Help

Communication is critical to student safety. In the event of an emergency, your school may need to contact you. Please make sure you have the tools you need to communicate:

  1. Text Message/Phone Call: To ensure you are receiving messages by phone, contact your school and update your contact information.

  2. JCSWV App: School administrators will use notifications on the JCSWV App to notify families of important events and fun activities. In an emergency, the app can be a way to receive information if you are unable to receive phone calls.

Water Quality

Jefferson County Schools complies with the current safety standards set forth by the EPA. We are aware of legislation that could adjust those standards and are watching closely to ensure swift compliance if changes are made. We will continue to work with local, state, and federal partners in the interest of student and staff safety.