School Emergency Response

Emergency Actions

Keeping Students Safe

Vacaville Unified School District and the City of Vacaville Police Department are continuously enhancing student safety. VUSD has implemented a safety program called Standard Response Protocol (SRP) that allows all agencies to react and communicate effectively during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, the action and appropriate direction will be announced on the school intercom system.


Notes For Parents

Things Parents Should Know:

  • DO NOT GO TO A SCHOOL CAMPUS DURING AN EMERGENCY- VUSD staff and parents are asked to stay clear of school sites during an emergency. The presence of bystanders can complicate matters for emergency responders, making it more difficult to effectively manage the scene for our students.
  • DO NOT CALL A SCHOOL SITE FOR INFORMATION. CHECK YOUR TEXT INSTEAD- Phone calls tie up phone lines that should be available for first responders. Staff will be addressing student safety and may not be available to answer calls. The VUSD Public Information Office will contact parents via text as soon as possible with information about campus emergencies. Information is also usually posted in the VUSD Facebook page, the VUSD website homepage and the school webpage.
  • BE CALM AND PATIENT- VUSD works closely with the Vacaville Police Department on emergencies; student safety always comes first. Occasionally, circumstances require that communication to parents be delayed or limited. We ask that parents support and respect the judgment of our law enforcement officers who work to ensure the safety of our students. They are experts in emergency response and investigations. VUSD will communicate status updates immediately to parents whenever possible.
  • UPDATES FROM YOUR STUDENT- If possible, teachers will encourage students to contact their parents to let them know they are okay. Sometimes this will not be possible.
  • KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CURRENT- Update your contact info with the school office. VUSD will notify parents of incidents on campus as soon as possible via text, and email or occasionally phone messages.
  • REUNIFICATION MAY TAKE SEVERAL HOURS- If students are evacuated from a school site, VUSD staff must ensure that every student is safe and accounted for. Reunification with parents will likely take several hours. Please support staff in keeping kids safe by being patient. Students will only be released to adults listed on emergency cards; photo ID is required for student pickup.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (707) 453-6155.

Do Not Call A School Or Dispatch

Help us keep students safe during an emergency. Please do not call a school site or police dispatch during a school emergency. This ties up phone lines and can impede efforts to keep students safe. Parents will receive information via text whenever possible.

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Emergency Response Poster 

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SRP Poster in Spanish

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