Emergency & Safety Information
*Note: Please call 911 for any emergency that requires immediate attention.
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 at anytime to Huntsville ISD using the Bullying/Incident Reporter via CrisisGo's Safe2Speakup Anonymous Online Alerts System (see reporting information below).
This page contains important information about Huntsville ISD's:
- Standard Response Protocols (SRP)
- Bullying & Other Safety Concerns:
- HISD Bullying/Incident Reporter System
- Reporting Bullying Incidents & Other Safety Concerns
- Texas Bullying Laws
- Bullying Prevention - Did You Know That
- Inclement Weather Events & Notifications
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 through the use of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Thousands of schools have adopted this program, created by the “I Love U Guys Foundation.” The goal is to use a standard language with terminology that everyone can understand and follow. 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).
The safety terminology Huntsville ISD uses when referring to safety situations, threats, or other hazards are shown below and each has specific actions that we follow.
WHAT WE SAY & WHAT WE DO!
Please visit the Safety Response Protocol (SRP) page
to learn the TERMS and ACTIONS used for safety situations in Huntsville ISD:
HISD Bullying/Incident Reporter System
Information about the Bullying/Incident Reporter System
Harassment, Violence, Discrimination or Bullying ReportingIf you or someone you know has experienced harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying at school or at any school-related event for any reason, you may make a report to have the incident(s) investigated by the district. Any student, parent/guardian, or district employee may complete this form and return it to any administrator, or counselor.
Alternatively, you may make a verbal or other written report to an administrator, or counselor. Any district employee who receives a completed report form or any other written or verbal report will immediately notify the complaint to the school principal or Title IX coordinator of the report, who will designate the person to investigate and resolve the report pursuant to the district's policies and federal and state laws.
The district will not disclose the identity of any individual who makes a report, except to the district personnel designated to investigate the report or as required by law. Retaliation against any individual who makes a report or who participates or assists in an investigation of harassment, violence, discrimination, or bullying is strictly prohibited. Use the online form to submit your report. Please provide as much information as possible when filling out the form as possible. All requested information is optional. If you have any questions before submitting your report, please contact the HISD Assistant Superintendent's office at 936-435-6300 or 441 FM 2821 East, Huntsville, TX 77320.Per Huntsville Independent School District (HISD) Policy:FFF & FFI - Safe and Respectful Learning Environment, the HISD Incident Reporter Website was developed to facilitate accessibility for individuals to report incidents. Once an incident is submitted via this website link below, an email is generated to the school's administration notifying them of the report. Reports may be submitted anonymously. A hyperlink was provided for all HISD schools to facilitate the reporting process.
Texas Bullying Laws
Bullying Prevention - Did You Know That...
Visiting A 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 ready for check in.
If an active safety event or drill is in progress, all visitors will be restricted from entry until the all clear is called and normal operations resume.
Please understand this protocol is for your protection as well as the safety of everyone else on the premises. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
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.
Inclement Weather Events & Notifications:
Always expect normal school operations unless the District sends official notification for any change.
Huntsville ISD Adminstration contantly monitors the weather forcasts for our immediate area and communicates on a regular bases with the Walker Office Of Emergency Managements. For all inclement weather events, we urge parents and students to stay vigilant. Sending private messages to District social media pages inquiring about weather status and updates is not recommended. Instead, please frequently monitor the District website, official social media posts, and parent email notifications (including SPAM) for any needed notifications or updates.
When inclement weather DOES impact the immediate Huntsville/Walker County area that requires a change or interumption to our normal school day such as a 2-hour delay start or closure, the District will send immediate communiation to parents through the use of the district/campus mass parent notification system, website, social media, local radio, as well as Houston & Bryan/College Station television stations. We will always make every effort to make the earliest decision possible for families should changes be necessary; however, oftentimes, those decisions cannot be made until we know the true impact for our immediate area. Understand that we do not make these decisions lightly nor do we make them based on the decisions of other surrounding school districts and communities. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We encourage parents to always make the decision they feel is best for their own family and circumstances.