Emergency Procedures/Weather Related Closures

Fire Drills and Lockdown Drills

Per PSD policy, we practice fire drills and lockdown/lockout drills to help staff and students understand the process and procedure for response.


Kinard may be put in Lockout when there is police activity in the surrounding neighborhood. When Kinard is placed in Lockout, all activity inside the school is “business as usual”. No students or staff are allowed outside of school. All exterior doors are secured and locked.


A school Lockdown can be initiated for circumstances that would require staff and students to be secured in classrooms. When Kinard is placed in Lockdown, all exterior doors, windows and access points are closed and locked to secure the area and protect those inside of the building. In addition, staff will secure students in their classrooms.

During a Lockout or Lockdown staff and administration will be focused on the event and keeping staff and students safe. Communication about the incident will be through the PSD website, which will have the most current information. Kinard will use school e-mail and/or voice mail to communicate updates as soon as possible. Please avoid calling the school directly during a Lockout or Lockdown so as to allow the office staff to focus on the safety of the student population.

School Closure Due to Weather

Information about school closings due to inclement weather is broadcasted on local radio and TV stations beginning at 6 a.m. The Poudre School District website will also post information on school closures.  In the event a decision is made to close school during the day, we will work to ensure the safety of your child in accordance with school policy.

School Resource Officer Guidelines

Guidelines for our School Resource Officers are available on the PSD website psdschools.org.  Kinard's School Resource Officer is Kate Garcia.

Drug Dog Procedures

To sustain a drug-free school community, PSD uses the random use of drug dogs on school premises during the school day once or twice a year.  Drug dogs may be taken to all areas of the school premises, including student lockers, classrooms, locker rooms, and parking lots.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.