HOLD Response Protocol

  • Occasionally, situations may arise that require students and staff to remain in their classrooms for a time. For example, a medical issue may require that halls be cleared to allow access to outside medical assistance. Or, a disruption in a hallway may require keeping students out of the halls until it is resolved. During situations like these, the HOLD response may be activated.


    During a HOLD response, students and teachers remain in classrooms, and learning continues. Classroom doors are shut and locked. Important information regarding the situation will be shared with school staff, as necessary, through the school’s emergency communication system or over the PA system.