CRISIS INTERVENTION AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The MSDWT has established a District Emergency Plan. This plan provides procedures and contingencies to be followed in the event of a crisis and/or emergency situation. Officers of the MSDWT School Police Department will assist with implementing these contingencies during an emergency situation. In addition, each school has established a similar plan for its specific need and purpose consistent with that of the District. Included but not limited to these plans are sections on:
All schools in Indiana are required to have periodic fire drills (I.C. 20-34-3-20). MSDWT follows the recommendations of the Indianapolis Fire Department Fire Marshall and conducts monthly fire drills. Posted in each classroom is a diagram showing the nearest exit and route from the room to a safe location outside of the building.
All schools have tornado drills once during each semester. Students and faculty should move to areas free of exterior doors and windows.
MAN-MADE OCCURRENCE DRILLS
Man-made occurrence disaster drills are held once each semester. There could be an incident, such as an intruder or potential intruder that will warrant an emergency response for the entire school. An emergency response will be the judgment call of the principal or his/her designee.
HOMELAND SECURITY ALERTS
The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) has replaced the color-coded system used by the Department of Homeland Security. An “Imminent Threat Alert” warns of a credible, specific and impending terrorist threat against the United States. When a threat is verified, the Superintendent will modify operations accordingly in these cases.
Should an emergency arise requiring any or all MSDWT schools to implement protocols protocols, including: Hold and Secure, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter-in-Place, or Severe Weather Shelter, it is imperative that schools have up-to-date parent/guardian contact information. Please make sure that Student Emergency Contact Information is updated on a regular basis. To update any or all of your emergency contact information, please access Skyward. If you require assistance, please contact the office of your children’s school. The District will also communicate with parents in an emergency via the following methods:
- The District’s Website: msdwt.k12.in.us
- Social Media: Twitter (@MSDWT or @MSDWT_Safety,) and Facebook; Local television and by text if you have enabled that function in the Skyward Informational Platform.
- The MSDWT School Police Department.