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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

CASTLE ROCK – In an emergency, every second counts. That is why it is critical for the school district and each of our families to have a game plan.

This September, as part of National Preparedness Month, Douglas County School District is encouraging everyone in DCSD to learn the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and to develop a family game plan.

Know The District’s Plan

The Standard Response Protocol was developed to provide clear, consistent communication during a crisis. It acts as our game plan, providing four specific actions our students, staff and parents can take during an incident.

What is the Standard Response Protocol?

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Learn more about the District's Standard Response Protocol

Make a Plan for Your Family

Preparing a Family Emergency Plan is easy.  Start with these four simple steps:

  1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency. 
  2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency. 
  3. Build an emergency supply kit. 
  4. Get involved. 

A Family Emergency Plan can help your family to stay in contact if you are separated during an emergency. A Family Emergency Plan template is available at  The site will also provide information on how to build an Emergency Supply Kit. 

The new Ready Kids web site focuses on weather-related emergencies and how everyone can help their families prepare. The Ready Campaign encourages families to visit the web site and work together to understand everyone’s role in preparedness. 

You can also visit Douglas County Emergency Management website for more emergency preparedness information, training and alerts.

The law enforcement agencies of Douglas County and the Douglas County School District are working together to make our communities and schools as safe and prepared as possible.

September 3, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

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