Incident Command System

Incident Command System

Jordan School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students, employees and visitors.  District schools have a detailed Incident Command System for responding to crisis situations, such as:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Violence/terrorism
  • Severe weather
  • Earthquake
  • Chemical spills
  • Bomb threat
  • Power outages
  • Reunification

Evacuation:  If it is unsafe for students and staff to remain inside the building, the school is evacuated.  Students and staff may be relocated to a safe location off school property, if necessary.  An evacuation is conducted for an emergency such as a fire.

Lockout:  If there is a threat of violence on or near the campus, the school implements a lockout.  In a lockout, all students and staff are brought inside the building and all exterior doors are locked until the threat has been resolved.  Parents and other visitors may not be allowed in the school during a lockout.

Lockdown:  If there is an intruder inside the building, the school implements a lockdown.  In a lockdown, all students and staff remain behind locked interior doors until law enforcement clears the building.

Shelter-in-Place:  If there is severe weather or threatening conditions outside the school, a shelter-in-place procedure is implemented.  All students and staff move to safe locations inside the building.

All schools conduct practice drills regularly with students and local first responders throughout the school year.  For more information about how your school prepares and drills for emergencies, contact the school.

How will parents/guardians be notified if an incident occurs at school?

Jordan School District will use a variety of resources to notify parents/guardians, including:

Parents/guardians may be notified directly by Skylert in certain situations, and will be provided information and/or instructions.  It is important for parents/guardians to ensure that emergency contact information is accurate in Skyward