Supporting Safe and Positive Utah Schools

Physical Safety

Building and Facility Safety

Daily 6 for Building Administrators:

  1. Background checks are performed and all adults in the building have been approved.
  2. A procedure for visitor sign-in, including signs directing visitors to the school office, and all employees are wearing identification badge.
  3. The number of unlocked interior doors during the school day is limited to the minimum necessary. Exterior/interior doors are locked and checked throughout the day.
  4. Emergency evacuation kits are maintained. One kit in the office area and backup plan if the office area is not accessible during an emergency situation. Re-unification/ response materials are also maintained.
  5. Steps are taken to communicate safety information to substitute personnel and seminary staff.
  6. Administrator conducts morning building walk through to secure the site and determine risks and unsafe settings.

I Love You Guys Foundation:

School Construction Resource Manual
Utah State Board of Education Financial Operations 


Pandemic Influenza
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Red Cross

Natural Disasters

Types of Drills

  • Lockdown is followed by "locks, lights, out of sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
  • Lockout is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock outside doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
  • Evacuate is always followed by a location and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
  • Shelter in Place is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self protection.
  • Parent/Student Re-unification processes following an evacuation should have a pre-determined location and delegated school staff with school roles to help coordinate with parents and re-unification site, and the school site.

Technological or Online Safety


Sexual Solicitation and Predators
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz

Website Internet Safety

Child Sex Trafficking
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz

Who Can Help?

Keeping Children Safe

Kid Smartz:

Parent Resources for Emergency Response:

Crisis Response

Crisis Response 101

Crisis Team Structure

Information coming soon.

School-based Crisis Response Kit:

  • Class Bell Schedule (15 copies), bottled water for crisis team, extra boxes tissues, map of the school building, phone and e-mail for Principal, Assistant Principal, and School Resource Officer (if available).
  • School Calling Tree
  • Administrator Checklist
  • Memorialization Guidelines

Safety Planning

Crisis Response Manual 2017-2018
Canyons School District

Davis School District:

Provo City School District:

Emergency Response

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan 2018
Granite School District

Provo City School District

School Facility Safety and Security
Utah State Board of Education Financial Operations

Parent Resources

Coping, Caring and Dealing with Suicide Printable (Coming Soon)

Developmental Issues of Grieving Children and How to Help
Davis School District

End of Life: A loved One's Suicide can be Emotionally Devastating. Use Healthy Coping Strategies, Such as Seeking Support, to Begin the Journey to Healing and Acceptance
Mayo Clinic

Teacher/Staff Responsibilities

Davis School District:

Provo City School District

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS):