Arthur Academy's number one priority is the safety and well-being of our students. A critical component in creating a safer school environment is classroom response to an incident at school.

Safety teams, emergency plans and school safety drills are just some of the programs that have long been established in our schools to help ensure that everyone knows exactly how to respond to an emergency or crisis. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration.

Arthur Academy has adopted The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP).

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

The SRP is based upon five actions: HOLD, SECURE, LOCKDOWN, EVACUATE and SHELTER. Each has specific staff and student directives that are unique to the action.

Hold is followed by the Directive: "In Your Room or Area" and is the protocol used when hallways need to kept clear of occupants.

Secure is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard people within the building.

Lockdown is followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants quiet and in place.

Evacuate and may be followed by a location, and is used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.

Shelter State the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self protection.

Pages from SRP Poster - English.pdf
Pages from SRP Poster - English-2.pdf

All of our schools can be put in lockout or lockdown quickly. A message with instructions is broadcasted over the school's intercom system. During a hold, secure or lockdown, do not call or go to the school. Doing so could put you or others in danger. Do not call or text the student’s cell phone. This may put them in danger. The school will communicate with you once we have more information to share. If further action is needed on the part of parents and guardians, the school will communicate that information to you.

Student and Parent Reunification

Events may occur at school that require parents to pick up their students in a controlled release. The process of controlled release is called a reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, a hazmat issue, or if a crisis occurs at the school.

Arthur Academy will begin phasing in the Standard Reunification Method.

Student and Parent Reunification is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved. Because a controlled release is not a typical end of school day event, a reunification may occur at a different location than the school a student attends.

We expect the Standard Reunification Method to be fully implemented by June 2022.