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Safe Entry

In matters of safety, making sure the most accessible and visible areas of a school are protected is key. To that end, the Canyons Board of Education fast-tracked the timeline to install vestibules in all elementary and middle schools to provide additional security at the schools’ front entrances. The vestibules include an additional set of security doors at front entrances, which funnel visitors to the main office before they can access the rest of the school, and provide a layer of security and opportunity to welcome, orient and provide good customer service to our patrons. Every adult in a school building will have visible some form of identification. Employees must wear their employee ID cards. Parents and guardians are required to show a picture ID to check students out of class. Visitors who come to the school to volunteer in class also need to show a picture ID and log in on the computer in the main office to receive a visitor badge.

Emergency Drills

Canyons District’s schools treat every emergency drill as a teachable moment and opportunity to commit response protocols to memory. Emergency drills establish greater predictability and help all stakeholders — students, emergency responders, teachers and parents — work together in lockstep, because they know what to expect and what’s expected of them. All Canyons District schools practice lockdown and shelter-in-place drills throughout the year, in addition to preparing for a host of other threats, from fires and earthquakes to hazardous materials. Elementary students participate in these exercises at least once a month. Secondary schools hold quarterly drills. 

Elementary Schools

Drill Calendar

Middle and High Schools

Drill Calendar

IN AN EMERGENCY

TAKE ACTION

HOLD! In your room or area. Clear the halls.

STUDENTS

  • Clear the hallways and remain in room or area until the “All Clear” is announced
  • Do business as usual

ADULTS

  • Close and lock the door
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

SECURE! Get inside. Lock outside doors.

STUDENTS

  • Return to inside of building
  • Do business as usual

ADULTS

  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

LOCKDOWN! Locks, lights, out of sight.

STUDENTS

  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door

ADULTS

  • Recover students from hallway if possible
  • Lock the classroom door
  • Turn out the lights
  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door
  • Prepare to evade or defend

EVACUATE! (A location may be specified)

STUDENTS

  • Leave stuff behind if required to
  • If possible, bring your phone
  • Follow instructions

ADULTS

  • Lead students to Evacuation location
  • Account for students and adults
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students
    or adults

SHELTER! Hazard and safety strategy.

STUDENTS

Use appropriate safety strategy for the hazard

ADULTS

  • Lead safety strategy
  • Account for students and adults
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students
    or adults
Hazard
Safety Strategy
Hazard
Safety Strategy

Tornado

Evacuate to shelter area

Hazmat

Seal the room

Earthquake

Drop, cover and hold

Tsunami

Get to high ground

Standard Response Protocol distributed by The “I Love U Guys” Foundation. Conifer, CO.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

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