What Can I do to Help?
What parents can do to help:
- Please do not go to your child's school. Additional traffic could keep emergency personnel from reaching the campus in a timely manner.
- Please do not call your child's school. Busy phones lines could keep staff from calling emergency personnel.
- Wait for instructions from district personnel. Our commitment to parents is to provide updates every 15 minutes.
What students can do to help:
- Remain alert and promptly report to a teacher or the principal any threats or hazards. See something? Know something? Say something!
- Know emergency evacuation routes and signals. Take drills seriously. In the event of emergency, we rely on muscle memory to carry us through!
- Follow immediately the instructions of teachers, bus drivers, and other district employees who are overseeing the welfare of students. It may be uncomfortable at times; rest assured we are working tirelessly to keep you safe!
What EMS ISD can do to help:
EMS ISD currently provides the following programs and facility enhancements:
- Newly appointed Director of Safety & Security, Dr. Barry A. Baker
- School Resources Officers
- Security Cameras
- ID Badges for Employees and Students
- Visitor Check-in Software
- Campus Security Personnel (secondary)
- Routine Safety Drills & Emergency Preparedness Plans
The 2017 Bond Program has committed more than $6 million to the following improvements:
- Security Camera Upgrades
- Controlled Vestibules with Access Control
- Playground Updates
- New Fences
- New Sidewalks and Sidewalk Repairs
Rule of 5
In the event of an emergency, EMS ISD will ask students and parents to follow the rule of 5:
Five minutes of silence.
This allows everyone to assess their surroundings and the location of the threat.
Five students will text parents at a time.
Small groups ensures we do not cause networks to become too busy.
Every five minutes.
After everyone has had a chance to text parents, we will continue the rotation every five minutes.