Emergency & Safety Information
The safety of our students and staff will always be of the utmost importance to us. Campus safety is a focus of our Board and Administration and we have made many efforts and upgrades to help secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras and processes throughout our schools. Huntsville ISD is proud to have a wonderful partnership with the Huntsville Police Department and we appreciate the large law enforcement presence in Walker County. Working together we will all continue to strive to provide protection for the District’s students, employees, and facilities. The Huntsville ISD School Police Officers provide regular active shooter training for our staff as well as other safety related drills to help us all be as prepared as we can be to respond to safety concerns. Huntsville ISD is diligent in providing a safe learning environment for all.
Our greatest safety measure; however, is vigilance. We encourage all students, staff, parents and local citizens to report any suspicious activity, suspected dangers, or safety concerns to the appropriate authorities. All anonymous reports made to the school district may be submitted 24/7 to Huntsville ISD’s Incident Reporter via CrisisGo's Safe2Speakup Anonymous Online Alerts System.
*Note: Please call 911 for any emergency that requires immediate attention.
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Safety is Our Priority
Safety is Huntsville ISD’s top priority and that’s why we have refined how we communicate in times of crisis or emergency by moving to the Standard Response Protocol.
Thousands of schools have already adopted the program, created by the “I Love u Guys Foundation.”. The goal is to use a standard language that everyone understands and follows.
Of course, the key is to train and practice. Throughout the year, students and staff can expect safety drills to help ensure everyone is familiar with the Standard Response Protocol (SRP).
Here’s a quick guide to the terminology and the actions associated with threats or hazards:
“Lockout! Get inside. Lock outside doors.”
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 in the playground, Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.
Standard Response Protocol
Visiting Your Campus
For the safety and security of Huntsville SD students and staff, all visitors must check in at the campus front office and sign in through Raptor, Huntsville ISD's visitor tracking system. You will need to have your Drivers Licence or State ID for check in.
Website Notice - Refusal of Entry/Ejection from HISD Property
In accordance with Education Code 37.105, the District has the right to refuse entry to or eject a person from property under the District’s control if the person refuses to leave peaceably upon request and:
- The individual poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
- The individual continues to behave in a manner inappropriate for the school setting after having received a verbal or written warning to cease the inappropriate behavior.
A person ejected from or refused entry to District property under this provision may appeal this action by filing an appeal under FNG(LOCAL) or GF(LOCAL) and shall be permitted to address the Board in person within 90 days of the commencement of the appeal if the grievance is not resolved at a previous level.