Safety and Security

The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. If an incident should arise at one of our District campuses our staff practices the following procedures.

Lockdown Procedures

Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside of the school building. From parental custody disputes to intruders, to an active shooter, lockdown uses classroom security to protect students and staff from the threat.

Campus staff, with students, practice one lockdown drill each semester and each summer school session.

First person to recognize a THREAT:

  • REPORT IMMEDIATELY, depending on the type of THREAT, by either calling 9-1-1 &/or campus administrator.
  • INITIATE LOCKDOWN IF THERE IS A LIFE SAFETY THREAT. Announce over the paging system: ‘LOCKDOWN! LOCKS, LIGHTS, OUT OF SIGHT.”
Evacuation Procedures

Evacuation is called when there is a need to move students from one location to another.

Campus staff, with students, practice one evacuation drill each semester and each summer school session.

  • Activate fire alarm, if necessary.
  • Radio/call building administrator.
  • Staff and students proceed to designated evacuation site.
Shelter Procedures

Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary.

Understand the difference between a Tornado Watch and Warning.
Tornado Watch: Conditions are right for a tornado. No immediate action necessary.
Keep an “eye to the sky” and monitor local weather so appropriate action can occur if conditions worsen.
Tornado Warning: A funnel cloud has been sighted. Take shelter in appropriate locations.

Campus staff, with students, practice one severe weather drill each semester and each summer school session.

Announcement over the paging system for shelter:

  • Call 911
  • Radio/call building administrator.
  • Staff and students proceed to shelter in place area(s).
Bomb Threat (Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter)

If caller ID is available, the person who receives the bomb threat over the telephone writes down incoming phone number and gives to police. As much information as possible is written down and provided to authorities, i.e., the threat, male or female voice, background noise, accent of caller, tone of caller.

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Principal or designee notified.
  • Students removed from immediate area and waits for directions from the principal or designee.
  • Students and remain in designated area until all clear.
Death on School Grounds

If a death on campus occurs because of a suicide, homicide, accident or natural causes 9-1-1 is called. The scene is secured. This allows for First Responders to take the next necessary steps. District counseling team is deployed.

Raptor Visitor Management Alerts

Identification is required by all campus visitors. The visitor management system scans the sexual offender database alerting campus staff to a possible match.

  • The campus administrator has final authority as to controlling access on their campus.
  • Parents or legal guardians of a child or children enrolled in District schools may be permitted on school property or in attendance at school-sponsored activities, even if they are in the database.
  • If access is allowed they will be escorted by a school employee the entire time he/she is on campus, and they will have no unescorted access to any commons area of the building.
  • No other person known to be registered sex offenders, based on offense against a child, will be permitted to be present on school property or at any school- sponsored activity.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Anyone who suspects that a child has been or may be abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report to law enforcement or Child Protective Services (CPS).

  • Any District employee, agent, or contractor has an additional legal obligation to submit a report to law enforcement or CPS, as applicable, within 48 hours of when the person first suspects that the child has been or may be abused or neglected. Failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect is a criminal offense. Do not try to investigate suspicions; a trained investigator will evaluate the child’s situation.
  • You cannot delegate this responsibility to another person. All persons who suspect child abuse or neglect must make their report.
School Resource Officers (SRO)

SRO duties include:

  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment and investigates offenses.
  • Endorses high moral standards and use of good judgement and discretion.
  • Helps resolve problems that are not necessarily criminal matters.
  • Law related educator, mentor and counseling of students.
  • Provide students a better understanding of how the legal system works.
  • Source of support District school based law enforcement programs
  • Training students, staff and parents on crime prevention issues.
Lockout Procedures

Lockout is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building. Whether it’s due to violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood, or a dangerous animal on the playground, lockout uses the security of the school building to act as protection.

Announce over the paging system: “LOCKOUT, SECURE THE PERIMETER.”

  • LOCKOUT MAY BE REPORTED BY EMERGENCY DISPATCH TO THE SCHOOL.
  • IT MAY ALSO BE REPORTED BY STUDENTS, STAFF, OR TEACHERS IF A THREAT IS DIRECTLY OBSERVED OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. IN THIS EVENT:
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Radio/call building administrator
  • Students secured indoors
Fire/Arson Emergencies

Schools are required by state law to practice fire drills once a month during any month with 10 or more school days.
Arson means the unauthorized starting of a fire on school property.
First person to detect FIRE:

  • Activate fire alarm system
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Radio/call building administrator
  • Staff and students proceed to designated emergency evacuation site
Medical Emergencies

The School Health Office and the School Nurse are responsible for providing health care and emergency treatment until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or parent/guardian arrives to assume health care responsibility.

When a student becomes seriously ill or injured, the parent/guardian and the school principal or designee is notified immediately. In serious cases in which immediate medical attention is needed, the School Nurse will call 9-1-1 and provide care.

Parents who have specific concerns about medical care for their student with a pre-existing condition should notify the campus nurse directly.

Bat Procedures

Bat season usually runs March through October; however, every campus and facility in the District are subject to the presence of bats any time of year. Bats can transmit rabies if contact is made with the bat.

If a bat (dead or alive) is located, campus staff is instructed to call the District Bat Removal Team.

If the rabies test comes back positive, the Health Department may require notice to be posted at the school.

Bus/Transportation Related Emergencies

If a bus related emergency or medical emergency occurs appropriate officials are contacted, 9-1-1, transportation and campus principal.

  • Transportation will deploy replacement transportation as situation demands.
Sexual Assault

Since sexual assault is a crime of violence 9-1-1 is called. Schools address sexual assault as a crisis or emergency when: rape or sexual assault occurs on school property, a member of the victim’s family or friend requests intervention, rumors and myths of the alleged incident are widespread and damaging.

Missing/Abducted/Kidnapped Student(s)

A student is missing if they are unaccounted for at school, on school property, at a school activity or while traveling to and from school.

In the event a student is confirmed missing school officials, parents and 9-1-1 are notified.

Important Phone Numbers

Police Department (emergency) 9-1-1

Round Rock Police (non-emergencies) (512)218-5500
Austin Police (non-emergencies) 311
Williamson County Sheriff 9-1-1 Non-emergencies (512) 864-8282

Fire Department  9-1-1
Round Rock Fire (non-emergencies) (512) 218-5590

Williamson County Health Department  (512) 943-3640
Disease Reporting  (512) 943-3660
Poison Control Center  1 (800) 222-1222
Round Rock Animal Control  (512) 218-5500
Austin Animal Control  311
Williamson County Animal Control  (512) 864-8282
Capital Area Crime Stoppers  1 (800) 893-8477
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255
American Red Cross Central Texas  (512) 928-4271
Texas Department Family Protective Services 1 (800) 252-5400

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children  1 (800) 843-5678

Transportation
∙ East  (512) 428-2491
∙ West  (512) 428-2450

If an incident occurs outside of required drills or in situations that may jeopardize a student’s privacy, campus administrators will use e-mail to alert their respective community. To assure the District has the most current e-mail address for notifications contact your campus Registrar.

Meet the Staff

 

Mario De La Rosa
Safety and Security
Director, Safety and Security
Rosanna Oliver
Safety and Security
Coordinator Safety & Security