• CRISIS

    Situations in which immediate action must be taken to avoid disaster or breakdown, or to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

    ALERT Signs

    • Suicidal or homicidal ideation/plan/attempt
    • Extreme, bizarre behavior (e.g., hallucinations, paranoia, uncontrollable outbursts)
    • Death or serious, sudden injury of student or teacher that impacts significant numbers of students/staff
    • Natural disaster or major accident

    Policy/

    Protocol

    • Contact a school administrator and/or counselor IMMEDIATELY
    • School staff will place a call to the District Crisis Team’s Hotline (390-2535)
    • All involved will coordinate with administration and staff to assist in managing the crisis

    SUPPORT TEAM:

    • District Crisis Team
    • School Principal or Designee
    • School Counselor

     

    • School Dean
    • School Police Officer
    • School Psychologist
    • School Social Worker

    Necessary Information

    Individual Student

    • Student’s name, grade level, sex, ESE status and any special needs
    • Your name, position at the school and phone number where you can be reached for a return call
    • Behavior(s) that are being exhibited
    • Any history of behavioral difficulties or hospitalizations through the Baker Act, if known
    • If the child is removed from school for transport to the Baker Act receiving facility, immediate notification is required to the student’s parent/guardian by the school principal or his/her designee

    Significant Number of Students

    • Details of the loss or event that has occurred
    • Your name, position at the school and phone number where you can be reached for a return call
    • Number of students/staff members impacted
    • Any special needs or other information that may be relevant to assess the level of response