The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. If an incident should arise at one of our District campuses our staff practices the following procedures.
Charting a future for safe and secure schools:
Facts for consideration regarding a Round Rock ISD Police Department
Active Threat Lockdown
- During an active threat situation, such as an active shooter-type attack, all staff are empowered to take action to protect themselves and others. The basic Active Threat Lockdown options are Avoid, Deny, which may include a standard lockdown in a classroom, or, as a last resort, Defend.
- For non-active threats, that do NOT involve imminent danger, such as a non-violent intruder, use the Heightened Security response.
Evacuation is called when there is a need to move students from one location to another.
Campus staff, with students, practice one evacuation drill each month, a minimum of 10 drills per year, and each summer school session.
- Activate fire alarm, if necessary.
- Radio/call building administrator.
- Staff and students proceed to designated evacuation site.
Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary.
Understand the difference between a Tornado Watch and Warning.
Tornado Watch: Conditions are right for a tornado. No immediate action necessary.
Keep an “eye to the sky” and monitor local weather so appropriate action can occur if conditions worsen.
Tornado Warning: A funnel cloud has been sighted. Take shelter in appropriate locations.
Campus staff, with students, practice 2 severe weather drills each semester and each summer school session.
Announcement over the paging system for shelter:
- Call 911
- Radio/call building administrator.
- Staff and students proceed to shelter in place area(s).
Bomb Threat (Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter)
If caller ID is available, the person who receives the bomb threat over the telephone writes down incoming phone number and gives to police. As much information as possible is written down and provided to authorities, i.e., the threat, male or female voice, background noise, accent of caller, tone of caller.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Principal or designee notified.
- Students removed from immediate area and waits for directions from the principal or designee.
- Students and remain in designated area until all clear.
Death on School Grounds
If a death on campus occurs because of a suicide, homicide, accident or natural causes 9-1-1 is called. The scene is secured. This allows for First Responders to take the next necessary steps. District counseling team is deployed.
Raptor Visitor Management Alerts
Identification is required by all campus visitors. The visitor management system scans the sexual offender database alerting campus staff to a possible match.
- The campus administrator has final authority as to controlling access on their campus.
- Parents or legal guardians of a child or children enrolled in District schools may be permitted on school property or in attendance at school-sponsored activities, even if they are in the database.
- If access is allowed they will be escorted by a school employee the entire time he/she is on campus, and they will have no unescorted access to any commons area of the building.
- No other person known to be registered sex offenders, based on offense against a child, will be permitted to be present on school property or at any school- sponsored activity.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Anyone who suspects that a child has been or may be abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report to law enforcement or Child Protective Services (CPS).
- Any District employee, agent, or contractor has an additional legal obligation to submit a report to law enforcement or CPS, as applicable, within 48 hours of when the person first suspects that the child has been or may be abused or neglected. Failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect is a criminal offense. Do not try to investigate suspicions; a trained investigator will evaluate the child’s situation.
- You cannot delegate this responsibility to another person. All persons who suspect child abuse or neglect must make their report.
School Resource Officers (SRO)
SRO duties include:
- Maintaining a safe and secure environment and investigates offenses.
- Endorses high moral standards and use of good judgement and discretion.
- Helps resolve problems that are not necessarily criminal matters.
- Law related educator, mentor and counseling of students.
- Provide students a better understanding of how the legal system works.
- Source of support District school based law enforcement programs
- Training students, staff and parents on crime prevention issues.
- Heightened security measures should be enacted when there is an indicator or threat of violence that is outside the school. If the threat is already inside the school, implement intruder response plans. Heightened security measures are designed to compartmentalize the school, making entry access to occupants more difficult.
- If there is an active threat, such as an active shooter, enact Active Threat Lockdown.
Schools are required by state law to practice fire drills once a month during any month with 10 or more school days.
Arson means the unauthorized starting of a fire on school property.
First person to detect FIRE:
- Activate fire alarm system
- Call 9-1-1
- Radio/call building administrator
- Staff and students proceed to designated emergency evacuation site
The School Health Office and the School Nurse are responsible for providing health care and emergency treatment until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or parent/guardian arrives to assume health care responsibility.
When a student becomes seriously ill or injured, the parent/guardian and the school principal or designee is notified immediately. In serious cases in which immediate medical attention is needed, the School Nurse will call 9-1-1 and provide care.
Parents who have specific concerns about medical care for their student with a pre-existing condition should notify the campus nurse directly.
Bat season usually runs March through October; however, every campus and facility in the District are subject to the presence of bats any time of year. Bats can transmit rabies if contact is made with the bat.
If a bat (dead or alive) is located, campus staff is instructed to call the District Bat Removal Team.
If the rabies test comes back positive, the Health Department may require notice to be posted at the school.
Bus/Transportation Related Emergencies
If a bus related emergency or medical emergency occurs appropriate officials are contacted, 9-1-1, transportation and campus principal.
- Transportation will deploy replacement transportation as situation demands.
Since sexual assault is a crime of violence 9-1-1 is called. Schools address sexual assault as a crisis or emergency when: rape or sexual assault occurs on school property, a member of the victim’s family or friend requests intervention, rumors and myths of the alleged incident are widespread and damaging.
A student is missing if they are unaccounted for at school, on school property, at a school activity or while traveling to and from school.
In the event a student is confirmed missing school officials, parents and 9-1-1 are notified.
Important Phone Numbers
Police Department (emergency): 9-1-1
Round Rock Police (non-emergencies): (512) 218-5500
Austin Police (non-emergencies): 311
Williamson County Sheriff: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: (512) 864-8282
Fire Department: 9-1-1
Round Rock Fire (non-emergencies): (512) 218-5590
Williamson County Health Department: (512) 943-3640
Disease Reporting: (512) 943-3660
Poison Control Center: 1 (800) 222-1222
Round Rock Animal Control: (512) 218-5500
Austin Animal Control: 311
Williamson County Animal Control: (512) 864-8282
Capital Area Crime Stoppers: 1 (800) 893-8477
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
American Red Cross Central Texas: (512) 928-4271
Texas Department Family Protective Services: 1 (800) 252-5400
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1 (800) 843-5678
- East: (512) 428-2491
- West: (512) 428-2450
Smartphone Safety: Teen Text Slang and Abbreviations
Teens use text messaging more than any other mode of electronic communication. In fact, the median number of texts sent by teens is 60 a day, with older girls having a median of 100 text messages a day and boys a median of 50.
Although using abbreviations and text slang is common for anyone who uses text as a form of communication, many teens use a secret text language to keep their meanings hidden.
Teens using poor judgment while texting can face serious legal implications including being charged with pornography or having to register as a sex offender. In Texas, the passage of Senate Bill 179, commonly known as David’s Law, makes it a Class A misdemeanor to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text message, social media, website or other means.
There is no shortage of horror stories of teens being blackmailed, bullied or subjected to emotional harm or stress from their images being shared or passed on. If a student believes they are a victim of cyberbullying or if a teacher, administrator or other school personnel know about an incident of cyberbullying they can report it using the District’s Anonymous Alerts incident reporting system. Anonymous Alerts allow for anonymous reporting and provides immunity to those who file a report.
To report an incident:
On a laptop or PC or download the free Anonymous Alerts mobile app
Apple iOS App or Android App 1. Start the App 2. Activation code/Login = roundrockisd
Parents can also use Anonymous Alerts to submit any sensitive or urgent student issues quickly to school officials. Students or parents can submit reports such as bullying, cyberbullying, depression, dating violence, drug or alcohol use, threats against the school, weapons on campus and more. All messages submitted remain completely anonymous.
Learn about secret texting codes from Teen Safe. Warning: List contains some graphic language to describe alcohol, drugs or sex.
If an incident occurs outside of required drills or in situations that may jeopardize a student’s privacy, campus administrators will use e-mail to alert their respective community. To assure the District has the most current e-mail address for notifications contact your campus Registrar.