Over the next several months, all Dripping Springs ISD schools are conducting “lockdown” drills in conjunction with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and local emergency responders. The drills help familiarize emergency responders with the campuses and, as is the case with any safety drill, help train staff and students on appropriate procedures to take if they ever face that type of situation. DSISD schools have been conducting lockdown drills for the past several years. The exercise is part of the district’s training in Standard Response Protocol, a consistent emergency procedure that is being used by schools statewide. Visitors will not be permitted on campus during the drills, which typically last less than an hour.
Dripping Springs Elementary will be the first campus to hold a lockdown drill during the week of Sept. 16, 2019. The rest of the schedule is as follows: Dripping Springs High School, week of Oct. 7, 2019 Rooster Springs Elementary, week of Oct. 21, 2019 Walnut Springs Elementary, week of Jan. 20, 2020 Dripping Springs Middle School, week of February 24, 2020 Sycamore Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School, week of March 2, 2020