The Standard Response Protocol is a set of research-based actions/drills designed to prepare students, staff and parents for emergency situations. North Hills School District's protocol was updated for the 2018-19 school year.
Throughout the school year, all students and staff members participate in various drills to educate students on the five possible actions of the standard response protocol. These actions are Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold. For more details on each action, click here. Click here for an ADA compliant file.
Signs detailing the protocol are posted in each classroom and in various common areas throughout our schools. Our hope is that these signs serve as a visible reminder, not only for students and staff, but also for visitors should they hear an announcement of a specific action in the protocol over the public address system.
One of our safety objectives is to practice the standard response protocol drills repeatedly throughout each school year in order to create a shared language among all those in the North Hills community. In order for all stakeholders to be trained on our new standard response protocol, we work collaboratively with Ross Township and West View Borough Police Departments, West View Ross EMSA and other emergency service providers to ensure we were all following the same emergency protocols and procedures in our schools.