Safety and Security

Commitment to Safety

Salida School District's commitment to safety is evident starting with the first sentence in the mission statement: "The Salida School District shall strive to provide a safe environment for all students and staff."

Table Talk Training with CC Emergency Manager

'23-'24 Safety Night Presentation

The District hosted a safety presentation on August 22, 2023 with details about many of the items on this page, as well as additional information about communications, drills, and the team who supports our goals of keeping students safe. Please watch the following video (run time of 34:10) and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Video Review from Safety Night

Emergency Operating Plan

The District works in partnership with a number of local entities to plan and prepare for a variety of emergency situations. These roles are outlined in the Emergency Operating Plan (EOP) that guides expectations for emergency response.  Salida School District Emergency Operating Plan (EOP)


Safe2Tell Colorado provides students, parents, and community members a safe and anonymous way to report information about any issues that concern their safety or the safety of others. Safe2Tell’s reporting process is simple. Call to interact with a live, trained analyst or fill out a form on our website or mobile app. 

If you have a concern you can either call 1.877.542.7233 or make a web report.

Video Overview of Safe2Tell 

SRP - Standard Response Protocol

The District uses the Standard Response Protocol, or SRP,  to respond to incidents at Salida Schools. SRP provides a uniform, planned, and practiced response to any incident as the foundation of a safe school. Safe business. Safe community. The SRP is action-based, flexible, and easy to learn. It rationally organizes tactics for response to weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to personal safety.

The SRP’s development is ever-evolving, created with extensive collaboration between experts such as first responders, public safety, school, districts, and communities. Its tactics are data-driven, researched and based on experience and contemporary practices.

Please review these handouts to learn the basics of SRP:

SRP Parent Handout - English
SRP Parent Handout - Spanish

Reunification Process

One critical aspect of crisis response is accountable reunification of students with their parents or guardians in the event of a school crisis or emergency. The Standard Reunification Method provides school and district safety teams with proven methods for planning, practicing and achieving a successful reunification. 

Crisis recovery starts with the crisis, not after. Without a plan to reunite students and parents, we exacerbate the stress and potential trauma of the crisis itself and we jeopardize the responsibility of the school and district in maintaining the chain of custody for every student. No school is immune to emergencies; fires, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, bomb threats, acts of violence... this is just a short list of events that could initiate a release and reunification for a school or district.

A predetermined, practiced reunification method ensures the reunification process will not further complicate what is probably already a chaotic, anxiety-filled scene. In fact, putting an orderly reunification plan into action will help defuse the emotion building at the site.

Review this pdf to learn more about the Reunification Process:

Student Reunification Method Parent Handout - English
Student Reunification Method Parent Handbook - Spanish


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