Safety Plan

Utah International School Safety Plan


Faculty and staff will review emergency procedures annually before school opening.

Advisory teacher will teach emergency procedures to advisory students during the first week of school.

Advisory teacher will keep an emergency packet near the classroom exit containing:

A current list of advisory students and a pen or pencil for taking attendance

Several green cards

Several red cards

Note paper for recording names of absent students

Secretary will keep emergency packet with name and contact information for every student, pens, and several red and green cards.

Advisors and secretary are responsible for bringing out emergency packet during evacuations.


Utah International will hold at least four emergency drills per year, including one fire drill within the first 10 days of school, one fire drill after Christmas vacation, one earthquake drill, and one violent intruder or lockdown drill.


Adults instruct students and are the last out of the area.  Close window (if possible) and door behind you.  Use the designated exit if possible, and assist students to the gathering area.  Check restrooms and other small areas for students on your way out.

Gathering area (if safe and available) are the two lawns north and west of the school’s main entrance.  Advisory teacher will select a spot that can be seen from the main entrance, show students the location, and teach them to gather there after evacuating.

Students check in with their advisory teacher and stand or sit on the lawn near him/her.

Secretary brings out emergency packet and the day’s absence list if available.

Advisory teacher (or substitute) takes attendance, writes names of missing students, sends a student to the secretary or principal with these names.

Principal and secretary check absence list and assure that all students in the building are accounted for.

Principal or secretary raise green card to signal “all clear”.

Students and adults re-enter building and return to class.


Exits are designated to reduce bottlenecks and make it easier to gather everyone in the same place.

If your room’s designated exit is blocked or there is an imminent threat, go to another exit even if it takes you to the backyard area or separates your students from the rest of the population.

Rooms 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122 girls’ restroom, and secretary’s office:  Exit the main entrance on north side of  building.

Cafeteria, principal’s office, intern’s office, detention room, boys restroom, faculty room, rooms 111, 112, and 113:  Exit via the glass door between cafeteria and art room.

Art room (114):  Exit via exterior classroom doors.

Room 116, backyard, alternate for cafeteria:  Automatic door on west side of hall near the  pool entrance (must be turned on with switch at top of door, or just push the door firmly).

Library, room 42, after school areas:  Exit via one of the glass doors on the north side of the walkway between the two wings.

All rooms and offices in the east wing:  Exit via the double doors on the east side of the building and walk outside the the meeting area.

Soccer field area:  Walk quickly around the east side of the building to meet advisory classes for check-in..


In case of actual fire, pull the nearest red fire alarm handle or instruct a student to do so, then evacuate.

When the fire alarm rings OR there is a PA instruction to evacuate, evacuate the building as described above.


For an earthquake drill, there will be a PA announcement to “Cover and Hold” for an earthquake, followed by a long bell tone to signify the length of the “shaking.”

Students and adults should crouch under tables, ensuring that their heads and necks are covered.

When the “shaking” stops, evacuate the building as for a fire drill.

In a real earthquake, warn evacuating students to walk slowly and carefully and watch for broken glass and other hazards.


The PA announcement for a drill or, if possible, for a real intruder will be “teachers, please lock down.”  For a threat in the neighborhood, the PA announcement will be “We are in a soft lockdown.  Please do not leave the building.”

For a soft lockdown, teachers should instruct students to remain inside the building.  Office and counseling staff should ensure that all exterior doors are locked.   Instruction should continue.  During lunch break, office staff should get a helper to inform staff on lunch duty in person.  Students in the backyard should be brought into the gym, and the back doors secured.

For a hard lockdown, teachers should round up any students in the halls and lock  and close their classroom door as quickly as possible.  Students should remain quiet and move out of the line of sight of the window.

Teacher should close window shades if possible.

If someone in the room is injured or has information about the intruder, the teacher or one designated student should make a cell phone call to 911.

Teacher should slide a green card under the door to indicate that everyone inside is OK.  A red card or no card indicates that someone inside is injured or that the intruder may be inside.

In the gym, move students to the kitchen area and close and lock kitchen doors and windows.

Remain in lockdown position until you receive an “all clear” announcement from the PA or from the door by an administrator or police officer.  If you don’t recognize the voice, ask for ID to be slid under the door.


In case of an emergency in which we can’t safely reoccupy the building, we will take students to the Jones Center east of our building and notify student contacts from there.


Utah International will open for school regardless of bad weather, unless an announcement is made on KSL radio and, and on the school’s website and Facebook and Instagram pages.   If Granite schools are closed or having an online-only day, there is a high likelihood that Utah International will close or have a late start.   Parents should use their best judgment if the weather in their area is dangerous; students will be excused from school if they aren’t able to get to school safely.  Students will not be sent home early due to bad weather, but parents may check students out early for this reason.   After school programs may be cancelled due to bad weather.  A full day of cancellation for bad weather will probably have to be made up at the end of the school year.   A late-start day will not have to be made up.   “Late start” means school will start at 10:00, with 45-minutes periods.  Every effort will be made to open the school building by 9:00 on a late start day, and to have breakfast available at 9:50.


Call 911 from a teacher or student cell phone in case of life-threatening emergency.  This includes suspected spinal cord injury, heavy bleeding, person not breathing.   School address is 350 East Baird Circle (3605 South).  Teacher should use cell phone, white call button, or student runner to alert the office if someone is seriously injured or ill, whether or not 911 is called.   Render first aid and if possible,  move all students except one or two helpers to a neighboring classroom or the cafeteria until the issue is resolved.   A student who needs hospital care should be transported by a parent, by ambulance if life safety is at issue, or in rare cases and with administrator and parent permission, by a staff member.   The nearest hospital is HCA St. Marks at 3900 South 1300 East.  There is a public health clinic at 3690 South Main.


For a crime in progress, call 911.

To report a crime after the fact, call South Salt Lake Police at 801 412-3606.

To report vandalism, theft, alarm malfunction, or other building problem, call Granite District Police at 801 481-7122.

To prevent crime:

  • Close your classroom or office windows when you leave for the day.

  • Lock your door when your classroom is empty;  lock your computer and personal valuables in a cabinet when your classroom can’t be locked.

  • Secure exterior doors, set alarm, and call Granite District Police when you are the last one out of the building.

  • Enforce student use of lockers to secure their own valuables.