School Emergency Plan
In order to address concerns expressed by some of our parents, here is some important information regarding emergency procedures at RLHS:
In the event of a fire alarm or fire emergency, all students and staff are evacuated until the fire department gives the all clear. Fire evacuation drills are conducted at least three times during the school year.
In the event of weather emergency, all students and staff move to designated shelter areas inside the building until the all clear is given by RLHS administration. Weather emergency drills are conducted twice during the year.
In the event of a bomb threat, police search, escaped felon in the community, etc., students and staff are placed in “Code Yellow” lockdown alert. This means that all exterior doors are locked, teachers close and lock all classroom doors. Classroom activities continue as usual but students and teachers remain in the classroom during the lockdown. Teachers may open the classroom door in order to allow faculty or students to enter. During the lockdown, teachers should inspect their classrooms to determine if there is anything suspicious or out of place. All lockers and common areas are searched by team of RLHS administrators, staff, and law enforcement personnel.
Staff and students are evacuated ONLY if something suspicious or out of place is discovered. An administrator will advise teachers when the lockdown has ended and will issue an all clear. No outside activities will take place during the lockdown.
In the event of threatening intruder or more imminent threat, the school will be placed in the much more restrictive “Code Red” lockdown.. These lockdown procedures have been developed in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and have been proven to be the most effective way to maximize the protection of students and staff.