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School Safety

School safety is a top priority for Flagler Schools. We have implemented standardized policies district-wide and collaborate closely with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office to ensure effective emergency response at all our facilities. All county agencies work together to maximize the chances of a positive resolution.

FortifyFL

Flagler Schools encourages families, students, and employees to share information about emerging safety and security concerns before they escalate into emergencies. The Fortify FL app can be used to report suspicious activity directly to school officials or law enforcement agencies.

Report Bullying

Incidents of bullying in Flagler Schools can be reported to the district by completing the Report Bullying form. Visit the Bullying page to access additional information including bullying criteria, district policies and procedures, and resources for students and families.

Standard Response Protocol

Flagler Schools has adopted The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) created and supported by the  I Love U Guys Foundation. Students and staff will train, practice, and drill this protocol.

The SRP is based on an all-hazards approach as opposed to an individual scenario approach. Like the Incident Command System, the SRP utilizes clear common language while allowing for flexibility in protocol.

There are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a “Term of Art” and is then followed by a “Directive.” Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers, and first responders.

Hold

"Hold In Classroom or Area"

Secure

"Get Inside, Lock Outside Doors"

Lockdown

"Locks, Light, Out of Sight"

Evacuate

"Evacuate to a Location"

Shelter

"State Hazard and Safety Strategy"

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Hold in Classroom or Area

Students Trained To
  • Clear hallways and remain in their area or room until the “All Clear” is announced
  • Business as usual
Adults and Staff Trained To
  • Close and lock the door
  • Account for students and adults
  • Business as usual
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Get Inside, Lock Outside Doors

Students Trained To
  • Return to inside of building
  • Business as usual
Adults and Staff Trained To
  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock the outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Account for students and adults
  • Business as usual
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Locks, Lights, Out of Sight

Students Trained To
  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door
Adults and Staff Trained To
  • Recover students from hallway if possible
  • Lock the classroom door
  • Turn out the lights
  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door
  • Prepare to evade or defend
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Evacuate to a Location

Students Trained To
  • Leave belongings behind if required to
  • If possible, bring their phones
  • Follow instructions
Adults and Staff Trained To
  • Bring roll sheet and Go Bag (unless instructed not to bring anything, depending on the reason for evacuation)
  • Lead students to evacuation location
  • Account for students and adults
  • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/Green Card method
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State Hazard and Safety Strategy

Hazards May Include
  • Tornado
  • Hazmat
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami
Safety Strategies May Include
  • Evacuate to shelter area
  • Seal the room
  • Drop, cover, and hold
  • Get to high ground
Student Training
  • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies
Adult and Staff Training
  • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies
  • Accounting for students and adults
  • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/Green Card method

School Resource Deputies

All Flagler schools have a full-time School Resource Deputy (SRD) on duty during school hours. SRDs are certified law enforcement officers who have received additional training in safety, security, mentoring, and community involvement in order to work with youth in the community. Their role is to provide the physical presence, training, and support needed to help families and educators feel safe in the school environment.

The SRD program is a vital part of safety in our schools. The program thrives due to a solid working relationship between Flagler Schools, the City of Palm Coast, and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. SRDs make important connections with students and are called on for their expertise in matters involving law enforcement. As positive role models, SRDs provide information and give presentations that help students make better choices and understand the consequences of their actions.

Emergency Communications

This video explains what happens during the investigation of a campus incident and the procedures for releasing communications to families.

ALERT Training

This video describes the ALERT Active Assailant Response Training used by Flagler Schools teachers, staff, and students.

Contact Us

Thomas Wooleyhan

Coordinator of District Safety

386-437-7526 x1179