Important information regarding health, safety and other pertinent topics can be found here on the Critical Updates page. Updates on this page will not replace other forms of emergency communication, but this serves as a place for parents to find more information concerning timely issues. Please monitor this page for the latest updates and information during the school year. It’s also essential that you continue to check your phone and email when incidents occur.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES The school district works closely with federal, state, and local agencies to provide a coordinated response plan to natural and man-made disasters or events that may affect school district operations. Should emergency situations occur, such as severe weather, an announcement will be released from the District Communications office. Parents/guardians will be contacted through the District’s mass communication system. During certain emergency conditions such as a lockdown, fire, etc. it may be necessary to close off a campus. The best way to help the emergency responders to carry out their duties, with maximum efficiency is to stay away from the school site. Should school operations be impacted or altered, rest assured you will receive updated notifications through the District’s messaging system regarding specific actions that may be necessary.
STUDENT/PARENT REUNIFICATION Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. This process is called a Reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school. The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved. Because a reunification is not a typical end of school day event, a reunification may occur at a different location than the school a student attends. If this location is another school or other facility, then those students may be subject to a controlled release as well.
NOTIFICATION Parents may be notified in a number of ways. The school or district may use its mass communication phone or text message system.
PARENT/GUARDIAN EXPECTATIONS If a parent or guardian is notified that a reunification is needed, there are some expectations that parents or guardians should know. First, bring valid identification. Proper identification, such as a driver’s license, ID card, military ID, etc. will streamline things during reunification. Second, be patient. Reunification is a process that protects both the safety of the student and provides for an accountable change of custody from the school to a recognized custodial parent or guardian.
In the event of a crisis, you will see the latest updates above this box. During regular sessions, Standard Response Protocol information is available below.
Standard Response Protocol
When there is an issue on your child’s campus, Killeen ISD uses the Standard Response Protocol developed by the Texas State School Safety Center to let parents, teachers, students and staff quickly understand what’s going on and how to respond.
There are five actions the District may take in response to various issues.
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In your room/ Clear the halls.
Get inside. Lock outside doors.
Lock, lights, out of sight.
A new location may be specified.
Hazard and safety strategy.