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Safety Response Protocols

To make sure our staff, students, and law enforcement partners are able to respond effectively to any emergency, we follow Standard Response Protocols. Below, we've outlined what each protocol may look like in our schools.

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What You Can Do

Everyone in our community plays an important role in school safety. It is important that students and families feel empowered to report any behaviors or incidents that seem worrisome. 

Please reinforce with your child that if they see anything suspicious, or if they have concerns about their safety or the safety of someone else, they can talk to a trusted teacher or administrator. Students are also encouraged to report information anonymously through Safe2Tell.

Submit a Safety Report (Safe2Tell)

If you receive a notification that there is an incident at your child’s school, follow these steps:

  • Stay home: If there is an active incident at a school, do not go to the school unless you are advised that it is safe to do so. Going to a school during an emergency may endanger you, students, and/or staff. During an active incident, first responders will need to be able to quickly get to the school and control the area around the campus. Families going to the school may hinder first responder efforts. While we understand that parents want to be on site as soon as possible for their children, families should wait until they are given the go-ahead to go to the school.
  • Keep informed: During an emergency, school and district personnel will work to send information to families through multiple means which may include text, email, auto-dialer, webpage updates, social media, and local news. Do not call the school or district to request information during an active incident.
  • Be ready: During an emergency, families will receive instructions with updates. Be prepared to follow guidance which may include where and how students will be reunited with their families. If a reunification is required, you will need to have photo identification with you to pick up your child. Please be patient while waiting for updates and information. The school, district, and first responders are working first and foremost to keep students and staff safe and will provide the community with accurate communication as soon as possible.

Safety Resources

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

The Standard Response Protocol is used by all schools in 27J when responding to an incident.

Standard Reunification Method (SRM) - I Love U Guys Foundation

The Standard Reunification Method will be used by school and district personnel in the event a reunification is required.


If you/your child have concerns about their safety, or the safety of someone else, you can use Safe2Tell to make an anonymous report.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

This website has information and resources regarding child abuse, along with a hotline for reporting abuse.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline provides support and resources for individuals in distress and their loved ones.

Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services provides free mental health, substance abuse, and emotional crisis help.

Tri County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Tri County Public Health has published resources and guidance for preparing your home and family for an emergency. Consider developing a safety plan and go kit for your home.


The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has developed a free program to prevent child abduction. Resources on this website can be used to teach k - 5 children about personal safety.


The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has developed a website to teach children about internet safety. Use the resources on this site to teach your child about being safe online.

City of Brighton Emergency Management

City of Thornton Emergency Management

Commerce City Emergency Management

Adams County Emergency Management