• Safety Initiatives for 2023-2024


    SRP Language

    Implementation of SRP Language:

    GISD implements the use of the Standard Response Protocol that provides common language across campuses and with GISD police and local law enforcement agencies in the event of a potential threat.

    Standard Response Protocol Language

    SRP Print Out English                                         SRP Print Out Español  

    Routine Door Checks:

    District administrators and campus police staff routinely check all exterior and classroom doors. Maintenance checks hardware to ensure doors are functioning properly.

    Student and Staff ID
    Mandatory Student ID Use:

    All GISD students and teachers are required to wear student IDs to quickly identify authorized individuals on campus.

    Mental Health Support:

    All GISD campuses are staffed with school counselors trained to support the needs of our students. GISD also offers TCHATT services to support Apaches' mental health needs. Please contact a counselor for a referral.

    Enumeration of doors
    Enumeration of Exterior Doors:

    All exterior doors on campuses are numbered for quick reference in an emergency situation.

    GISD Police Officers at Every Campus:

    The GISD Police Dept. has added additional officers to its police force. All GISD officers are fully commissioned by the state, adhere to all recertification requirements, and engage in specialized training for their work with children.
    Gonzales ISD Police Department Contact Information: 830-519-4196 

    Silent Panic Alert
    Silent Panic Alert Technology:

    All GISD campuses will be equipped with silent panic alert technology that, when activated, notifies law enforcement of a potential threat to the campus.

    IN PROGRESS -  GISD is researching options for additional safety measures including bullet-resistant film on exterior windows and doors, the use of vape sensors, and the addition of audible alarms on all campus exterior doors.


     Anonymous Alerts

    What to Report

    While there is no one list of THE behaviors that may cause concern, any information that is concerning, troubling, or upsetting should be reported to the threat assessment team - or to an administrator or teacher - or through a tip line. Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Threatening statements, gestures, and/or artistic expressions
    • Persons with ongoing, unresolved grievances with a member of the school community
    • Unusual or bizarre communications or behavior
    • Information about someone expressing thoughts, plans, or preparations for violence
    • Concerns that someone may harm themselves
    • Behavior that significantly disrupts the learning or work environment
    • Behavior that seems troubling or disturbing
    • Persons (students/staff, etc.) seeming isolated and alienated from others
    • Anyone unknown to the school
    • Anything out of the ordinary

    See Something, Say Something  

    Report any threats or troubling social media messages

    When reporting a social media post, use the following reporting criteria as a guide:

    1. What is the exact threat being made?  (Exact wording, is it towards a person, campus, or facility?)
    2. Who are you?  (A parent, student, employee, neighbor?)
    3. Where did you see the threat or who reported the threat to you?
    4. On which social media platform was the threat posted?  (Are they using Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Next Door, Tiktok, a text message, etc?) 
    5. What is the profile name, person's name, phone number of the person making the threat? (Try to get all of this information when reporting the post, especially the profile name. If possible, provide a picture of this information)
    6. Do you know the person who is posting the threat? 

    Resources: Mental Health Supports for Students who are Displaced

    A natural disaster impacts the wellbeing of people in multiple ways. The following are some additional resources for supporting the wellbeing of Texans. 

    • The National Association of School Psychologists provides resources that can help schools emotionally support children, families, and staff: 
    • Natural Disasters: Facts and Tips 
    • Large Scale Natural Disasters: Helping Children Cope 
    • Texas Department of Emergency Management provides Texans with safety and related resource information: Spring Storms and Floods 2024 
    • Texas Health & Human Services Commission: 
    • Dial 2-1-1 for local social services and disaster-related information, such as extreme weather shelters, crisis counseling, and food, rent and utility payment assistance. 
    • Mental health crisis resources are available 24/7 from your Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) or Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA):  
    • Locate your county’s mental health crisis services.  
    • The 988 Suicide Prevention and Lifeline is a service that provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
    • Dial 9-8-8 to reach a crisis counselor by phone. 
    • A chat function is also available for connection to emotional support 365/24/7: 988 Chat
    • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5900 and get immediate counseling 24/7.  
    • This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746). Users will be connected to trained professionals from crisis counseling centers. Helpline staff provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other support services.