Emergency Plan

In the event of a local, state, or national crisis the principal may declare a state of emergency.  An emergency may result from a power outage or another 9/11 type of event. In these cases, students will be release as outlined by parents in the School Safety Acknowledgement & Consent Form, on page 40 of the Parent-Student Handbook.


Lockdown Procedures

A lockdown may result from an event in the community that threatens student safety; such as criminal activity in the school’s vicinity, an active shooter, inclement weather, or terrorism. It may also result from any incident that calls for an administrative search. When a possible threat is identified, law enforcement officials are contacted immediately.  


There are two possible threat levels:  


Level II – YELLOW, means a soft lockdown is in effect; Level III – RED, means a hard lockdown is in effect. During any lockdown, hallway traffic is suspended, outside traffic is suspended, and perimeter doors are locked. When there is no longer a threat, the lockdown is lifted and we resume normal operations at a Level I – GREEN. During a lockdown drill law enforcement and neighboring schools are notified.  Parents are also notified via text message and/or PlusPortals. Parents are notified again upon completion of the drill.

Hurricane/Storm Procedures

In case of weather or other types of emergencies, the schools of the Archdiocese of Miami will follow the lead of their county’s public schools with regard to closing. Depending on local conditions, each school administration will make its own decision to re-open if it is safe to do so.  The school community will be contacted via Plus Portals. When there is a distinct threat of inclement weather, information will be posted on social media.

Fire Evacuation

In each classroom or office there is a fire evacuation route posted near the door. When the fire alarm is activated students, faculty, and staff follow the evacuation procedures and the Fire Department is automatically contacted. When there is a drill, central station is contacted prior to the drill. Fire drills are held periodically to prepare students, faculty, and staff for an emergency. 

Exposure, First Aid, CPR, and AEDs

At St. Brendan High School an Exposure Control Plan is in place to protect us from blood borne pathogens that can cause disease in humans. Every classroom and office is equipped with a body fluid cleanup kit in compliance with OSHA Standards.  Basic First Aid may be provided in the Counseling Office, the school’s gymnasium, and training room. Designated members of the faculty and staff are trained in First Aid, CPR and use of AEDs. A report of accident or injury is filed when there is an accident or injury on campus or while at a school event.

Employee Ethical Standards

Section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students under ss. 220.187 or 1002.39, Florida Statutes, to post in a prominent place a notice that pursuant to chapter 39 all employees and agents of the district school board, charter school or private school have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect.


Section 1006.061(2), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students to post at the school site and on the schools’ internet site (if available) the policies and procedures for reporting alleged misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. The notices must include the contact person to whom the report is made and the penalties imposed on those instructional personnel or school administrators who fail to report suspected child abuse or misconduct by other instructional personnel or school administrators.


Section 1006.061, Florida Statutes, requires the Department to provide sample notices suitable for posting. The attached posters are provided as samples for district schools, charter schools and private schools that accept scholarship students under ss. 220.187 or 1002.39, Florida Statutes. The sample posters may be printed and used as is, may be used in a modified form, or may be used as inspiration to develop a unique poster. Each school or district may also develop its own poster that suits the needs of the school or district as desired.


Reporting Child Abuse.pdf

Reporting Educator Misconduct. pdf