Our Top Priority
Stillwater Public Schools’ number one priority is the safety and security of our students and staff. Secure schools, highly trained School Resource Officers, and the I Luv U Guys Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP) help maintain high levels of safety and preparedness across the district.
School Resource Officers
Stillwater Public Schools partners with the Stillwater Police Department to staff our schools with four school resource officers. This valuable part of our team serves to provide additional safety and supervision, teach our students about the importance of law enforcement, and to communicate about and respond to potential threats to student, staff, parent, and visitor safety.
Standard Response Protocols
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration. Stillwater Public Schools uses Standard Response Protocol (SRP) to respond to security incidents and SchoolMessenger to notify parents/guardians about those incidents.
"Hold in your area."Clear the hallways and remain in your classroom until all clear is announced. Continue class as usual. Students in cafeterias or gyms remain there.Possible reasons to Hold• Medical emergency• Altercation• Broken water pipe• Spill
"Secure the perimeter."Return inside and lock exterior doors. Continue class as usual. Increase your situational awareness.Possible reasons to Secure• Dangerous animal on school grounds• Criminal activity in area• Civil disobedience• Hazmat• Earthquake
"Locks, Lights, Out of Sight."Teachers lock interior doors, turn out the lights, move students out of sight, maintain silence, take attendance.Possible reasons to Lockdown• Dangerous animal within school building• Intruder• Angry or violent parent or student• Active shooter
"Evacuate to (specific location.)"Teachers lead evacuation to location. Students bring phones, leave other belongings, and follow instructions.Possible reasons to Evacuate• Fire• Gas leak• Following a contained situation
"Shelter (using a specific strategy.)"Teachers take attendance and lead specific safety strategies.
Possible Reasons to Shelter• Tornado• Hazmat• Earthquake
SPS recognizes the importance of practiced emergency response procedures. Both announced and unannounced drills will be conducted.
Drill Types (Each Semester)
- Fire - 1 conducted within the first 15 days.
- Security - 1 conducted within the first 15 days, 1 at anytime during the semester.
- Tornado - 1 conducted in September
- Additional Drill of Choice - 1 at anytime during the semester, type to be determined by the school safety committee to best benefit grade levels, specific area, or needs. Examples include: earthquake, missing student, prison break, grass fires, truck, train or airplane crash, factory explosions, drug houses.
More info on drills and school security can be found through the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security.