AHS Crisis Plan
In order to more quickly and precisely respond to any crisis situation, the AHS administration has designed a comprehensive plan.
Below you will find definitions will be used to describe a school-wide response
Definitions for Crisis Plan:
Restricted Movement: During this time no hall passes will be issued, including student assistants. If a student needs to go to the discipline office or nurse’s office, they must have an escort from security or a teacher’s assistant. Passing periods continue as usual.
Lock-Down: During this time absolutely no students or staff are allowed in the hallway. Every class and office should turn off their lights and move the students out of sight of any windows or doors. Each teacher should post a green card in the window if everyone is safe – or a red card if there is a problem (hostage, injury, weapon, etc…).
Evacuation: During this everyone is removed from the building to the other side of the parking lots. A fire drill is an example of this.
Relocation: During this time we are evacuating the building moving the students to an alternate location, which is off the AHS campus.
Once any emergency is declared, teachers will direct students to get out their cell phone. Students will be directed to text their parent (or call if texting is not an option) the following information:
Administration will provide updated information to the students to communicate to parents as decisions are made and new information is learned. Additionally, information will be disseminated to Central Office, Special Education Office, and Early Childhood Office
Alton Community School District #11 Parent Guide
Be Prepared for a School Emergency
• Ensure that your child’s emergency contact information is accurate and current.
• Become familiar with your schools’ emergency communication procedures.
In Case of a School Emergency
Although your first reaction would be to call or rush to your child’s school, please follow the tips listed below:
• DO NOT call or rush to your child’s school. Phone lines and staff are needed for emergency response efforts.
• DO NOT phone your child. Staff and students are discouraged from cell phone communication for safety reasons.
• Tune in to local TV/radio stations for official school news alerts.
• Check the school district’s website.
• Rely only on official communication from school or public safety officials.
• Listen for official information regarding reunification with your child.
How Can I Be Reunited with My Child?
Reunification is the process of reuniting students with their parent, guardian, or other person listed on their emergency contact list. Reunification is conducted after an emergency disrupts the normal dismissal process and regular dismissal procedures cannot be followed.
Parents/guardians will be directed by school or public safety officials via TV/radio to their child’s specific location. Students will be released ONLY to parents/guardians or other designated individuals who are documented as emergency contacts and who present a picture ID such as a driver’s license, military ID, Permanent Resident ID card, or passport. The reunification process can be time-consuming, so parents are urged to be patient.
Pillars of Support: Academic and Social Supports at AHS
Please go to the Guidance Department website where you will find this very heading (Scroll a little up on this page and look on the left)--You will be on the Guidance webpage. Go down a littile bit, find Pillars of Support and just click to access the information.