Color Code Explained

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:01pm

Flagler Families,

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our color-coded security status.

Yellow Status (Watch) is when there is a safety issue they may or may not impact the school campus directly. Staff is notified with an all-call and class changes may continue. Security staff on the campus remain outside and assist law enforcement as requested. Parent pick-up and dismissal is not affected.

Under our Yellow Status (Warning), any class or recess outside should be moved indoors. Everyone is to remain in their current location until further notice and law enforcement may be on campus. When a school is placed on this status, administrators will make every effort to notify parents via phone calls and website/social media of this change. For this reason, it is important for parents to make sure we have current contact information in our Skyward system.

Finally, under a Code Red Status, there is a serious threat on a school campus. Staff will be notified with an all-call, students will not be allowed to leave their current location and no one will be allowed on or off campus except for emergency personnel. Should there be a need to evacuate a campus, parents will be notified where they can be reunited with their children.

In all these cases, our first priority is to ensure our students are safe. Our next step is to get the facts of a certain situation and then notify parents. We work very closely with our local law enforcement in all these situations to ensure a quick and safe resolution to any incident near or on our school campuses.

We had a couple of incidents involving our schools today, which included both a Yellow Warning and Yellow Watch. In all cases, students and staff cooperated and our system worked as designed. We should note, in some instances involving public safety, our local governments use a “Code Red phone system” to send out automated warnings. This is not to be confused with our color code system.

School districts across the state and the country have seen an increase in false reports via social media and phone calls in the wake of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida last week.

We fully expect administrators will have to adjust security statuses in the coming weeks and we wanted you to be prepared with the proper information. You can find additional information on our Color Code Procedures at