ACS has a number of safety procedures in place to ensure students and staff are protected during a number of possible situations. Each safety procedure could be used for a number of reasons depending on the situation. Below is a brief explanation of each.
An evacuation could be enacted for reasons including a fire alarm going off and if there is a gas leak. Students and staff will not be able to return to the building until it has been cleared by the proper authorities. If returning is not safe, students may be relocated to other district buildings.
A shelter-in-place could be enacted for a number of reasons including a medical emergency, tornado, loss of power or possible threat of danger. For a shelter-in-place, staff and students remain in their classrooms and instruction activities continue as usual until the shelter-in-place has been lifted.
Staff or students may be given different instructions based on the reason for the shelter-in-place.
A lock down is enacted when there is an immediate threat of danger or intruder. If a lock down occurs, students and staff remain in their rooms and out of sight until the lock down has been lifted.
Please note that each event is vastly different and the safety measures taken are done so on a case-by-case basis.
If any of these are to occur, we will continue to communicate the necessary information with building and/or district families.