Generic Parent Information
Lubbock ISD takes the safety and security of it students, staff, and visitors seriously. Parents can help with keeping everyone safe by following the steps below:
- Have your enrollment and emergency contact information up-to-date at all times.
- Have your ID present with you when picking up your child.
- Understand and help enforce campus procedures for keeping students safe.
Things to DO:
- DO wear your Lobby Guard Visitor ID when on campus.
- DO report any suspicious activity you see on campus.
- DO report anyone you see walking around campus without Lubbock ISD badge or visitor badge to the front office.
- DO keep cell phones charged.
- DO follow the campus emergency procedures.
- DO dial 911 for emergencies.
- DO talk to your children about personal safety and security.
Things NOT to DO:
- DO NOT allow other visitors to piggyback entrance into the campus buildings.
- DO NOT encourage or ask students to open doors.
- DO NOT prop doors open behind you.
Our number one priority is keeping our students and schools safe.
Campus Visitor Procedures
These procedures apply to the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees, parents, volunteers, social service workers, invited guests/speakers, maintenance and repair persons not employed by the district, vendors, representatives of the news media, former students, and any other non-employee visitors. (BBE LOCAL and GKC LOCAL)
Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time will only be permitted with the principal’s and teacher’s approval. Such visits shall not be permitted if the duration and frequency interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal classroom and teaching environment.
The following are the procedures for visitor management for Lubbock ISD. All visitors are required to follow these procedures and school principals are expected to ensure compliance.
These procedures cannot account for every possible scenario and do not take the place of good judgment and common sense. When in doubt, one should err on the side of caution.
- Prominent notices shall be posted at each campus requiring all visitors to first report to the campus administrative office.
- All visitors shall report to the school office immediately upon entering the school.
- The visitor management sign–in system (LobbyGuard) provides visitors with a printed nametag and access beyond the school office. It is to be used for visitors planning to enter the common areas of the school where students are present such as: hallways, classrooms, cafeteria, library or other offices, other than those located in the main administrative office.
- All visitors will need a valid state-issued driver’s license or a government-issued ID card to use the sign-in system. Visitors will also be required to sign out using the visitor management system when leaving the school.
- All visitors will be required to have the produced name tag displayed prominently on their person while in the common areas of the school or in the classroom. Anyone found in the school without a visitor name tag will be directed to the office to complete the visitor sign in. If a visitor refuses to follow the above procedure, they will be asked to leave the campus and Lubbock ISD Police will be notified.
- District employees who are visiting a campus to which they are not assigned, should swipe their Lubbock ISD ID card at the visitor management system to sign in. Upon leaving the campus, the district employee will swipe their Lubbock ISD ID to check out.
- If a parent or guardian does not or cannot obtain a state-issued driver’s license or state or government ID card, the parent or guardian should see the front office staff who will attempt to verify the person’s identity. If the office staff is unable to establish the identity of the visitor, the visitor shall not have access to the school past the front office.
- Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the principal’s and teacher’s approval. Such visits shall not be permitted if their duration or frequency interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school environment.
Lockdown is called when there is a critical threat inside the school building. This may include a campus hazard to an active shooter, lockdown uses classroom security procedures to protect students and staff from the threat.
- Campus staff, with students, practice one lockdown drill each semester.
- First person to recognize a threat should:
- Call Campus Administrator/ or 911.
- Initiate Lockdown.
- Await communication from the campus/district.
- Refrain from responding directly to the campus.
- Refrain from using cell phone to not overload phone system.
Shelter is called when there is severe weather or hazard outside the school building
Understand the difference between a Tornado Watch and Warning:
- Tornado Watch - conditions are right for a tornado, no immediate action is necessary.
- Tornado Warning - a funnel cloud has been sighted and shelter is taken in appropriate school locations.
- Campus staff, with students, practice two shelter drills second semester.
- Campus administrator will call for shelter.
- Staff and students will proceed to shelter in place area(s).
- Await communication from the campus/district.
- Refrain from responding directly to the campus, as flying debri poses the most danger to you and your student.
The school building is the safest place to be during a Tornado.
Schools are required by state law to practice fire drills once a month during any month with ten or more school days.
Arson means the unauthorized starting of a fire on school property.
First person to detect FIRE:
- Activate fire alarm system.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Radio/call building administrator.
- Staff and students proceed to designated emergency evacuation site and follow campus procedures.
- Await communication from the campus/district
The School Health Office and the School Nurse are responsible for providing health care and emergency treatment until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or parent/guardian arrives to assume health care responsibility.
When a student becomes seriously ill or injured, the parent/guardian and the school principal or designee is notified immediately. In serious cases in which immediate medical attention is needed, the School Nurse will call 911 and provide care.
Parents who have specific concerns about medical care for their student with a pre-existing condition should notify the campus nurse directly.
A student is missing if they are unaccounted for at school, on school property, at a school activity or while traveling to and from school.
In the event a student is confirmed missing school officials, parents of missing student are notified. Lubbock ISD Police will be notified for immediate response.
Important Phone Numbers
- Lubbock ISD Police
- Lubbock Police
- Police/Fire Department (Emergency Only)
- Poison Control Center
- (800) 222-1222
- Lubbock Crime Line
- (806) 741-1000
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- (800) 273-8255
- Texas Department Family Protective Services
- (800) 252-5400
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- (800) 843-5678
- Durham Transportation
- (806) 219-0780
- Lubbock ISD Police