Emergency Planning

Dear Parents,

Our school has an Emergency Response Plan and we are continually reviewing the plan to make improvements to help ensure the safety and well being of your child and staff in the event of an emergency affecting the normal operation of our school.  This plan includes procedures relating to earthquake, fire, hazardous materials accidents/spills, threats to the school, violent incidents, severe weather, landslides, and school bus accidents.

In the event of an emergency requiring the closure of the school, the following procedures will be followed:

  • no student will be allowed to leave with another person unless that particular person is listed on the student’s release form in our files as an emergency contact.
  • all parents or designated guardians who come for their children must ensure that their children have been signed out by their classroom teacher
  • do not directly seek out your children as school staff have established routines for their orderly release (following calm, orderly procedures will help all children feel less frightened)  A staff member/s will be in charge of meeting parents and releasing children.
  • If you are unable to reach the school, contact your designated guardian to collect your child(ren)
  • do not call the school, as telephone lines must remain open for emergency calls
  • any emergency instructions regarding the status of students at district schools, will be broadcast on school or district websites, on the school’s twitter feed, and if possible on local radio stations.

It is important that we have your instructions regarding release of  your children if you are unable to reach the school should an emergency occur that affects the normal operation of the school.  The alternate guardians should be someone who is within walking distance of the school so school access routes can remain clear for emergency vehicles.   Please discuss this information and your family emergency plan with your children.

Thank you for your assistance