• Emergencies

    Preparation Is Key to Safety
    School district personnel and student will practice several types of drills associated with some these specific emergencies on a regular basis during the school year. These drills will include:
    • Evacuation (fire)
    • Earthquake/Tsunami
    • Intruder
    • Shelter-in-place
    • Complete site evacuation

    Drills are important to build confidence and trust, build in automatic responses, and to practice and learn. Talk with your child about the importance of drills.
     
    Teach your child the importance of listening to teachers in emergency situations.
     
    Keep Your Family Emergency Information Current
    Emergency and crisis situations can happen at any time so it is very important for you to keep your family contract information current. Notify your child's school every time there is a change. Included in this information should be a current list of friends and family members who are authorized to pickup your child, including current contact information. In an emergency evacuation, students will be released only to individuals on the authorized pick-up list.
     
    During a School Emergency 
    In order for our emergency response plans to be effective, we must depend on the cooperation and assistance of many people, such as the police and fire departments. We also depend on the parents of our students to support our disaster response efforts. Your cooperation is vital to helping us protect the safety and welfare of all children and school employees. We ask parents to observe the following procedures during a crisis situation:
     
    • Do not telephone the school. We understand and respect your concern for your child, but it is essential that the telephone system be available for emergency communications.
    • Tune your radio to KMUN 91.9FM or check the district's website for emergency announcements and status reports. You will also receive instructions on where you should go and how/when you may be able to pick up your child.
    • Do not come to the school or evacuation location until you are instructed to do so. It may be necessary to keep the streets and parking lot clear for emergency vehicles. If a building is in a lock down situation, you will not be allowed to enter.
    • If evacuation is required, students may be transported to a location away from the school. You will be notified of this through media bulletins, the district message line, and/or the county message line. Photo ID is required for the student pick-up.
       
    Develop a Family Plan
    • Each member of the family should know basic contact information from memory.
    • Each member of the family should have more detailed written contact information easliy accessible.
    • Establish a meeting place for the family to reunite.
    • Have and emergency supply of food, water, and first-aid.
    • Develop and keep handy an emergency go-kit.
    • Practice your plan

    Your local Red Cross (360.642.5733 ) has more information on developing family plans and preparedness courses.
Last Modified on April 5, 2017