Teacher/Admin Training

Record Day for Teacher Orientation, Admin Train for Emergencies
Posted on 08/03/2023
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It was a record-setting beginning for the school year in Carson City yesterday where a total of 71 new educators reported to the tech center at Carson High for new teacher orientation for the Carson City School District.

The number was more than twice the regular attendance of previous years. The teachers received welcome packets, badges, laptops and other necessary materials and will receive training over the next several days leading up to the first day of school Monday, August 14.

Additionally, the Carson City School District furthered its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of students and employees by providing a comprehensive emergency training. Administrators and other leaders learned about Standard Response Protocol. They were also trained on student/parent reunification and fire extinguisher simulation.

The comprehensive, full-day training identified clear, common and universal language to be used among school community including parents, law enforcement, first responders, hospitals and other local and federal entities during an emergency, incident or large-scale crises. Five specific actions were identified to be performed during an incident: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter.

  • Hold is followed by the directive: “In Your Room or Area” and is the protocol used when hallways need to kept clear of occupants.
  • Secure is followed by the directive: “Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors” and is the protocol used to safeguard people within the building.
  • Lockdown is followed by “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight” and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants quiet and in place.
  • Evacuate may be followed by a location, and is used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
  • Shelter State the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self-protection.

SRP is a set of research-based actions/drills designed to prepare students, staff and parents for emergency situations. It is based on an all-hazards approach following the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents.