The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority. With that in mind, our District Superintendent has asked all school sites to participate in a district-wide emergency preparedness drill, in conjunction with the Great California Shake Out, on October 18, 2018 at 10:18am. The drill allows us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills. It is important to note that students will be dismissed at the regular time on this day.
In the event of an actual emergency, students will only be released to their parent/guardian or other adults listed on their individual Emergency Card. Emergency contact information is part of the information you are asked to review and update at the beginning of each school year via PowerSchool Registration (PSR), the District's online registration system. Please check with the school office right away if you have any concerns about the accuracy or currency of the information on your child's current Emergency Card.
It is a good idea to have several trusted adults listed on the card, including one or two who live within walking distance of the school if possible. You should assume that, in an actual emergency, telephone communication will not be possible. With that in mind, please discuss a meeting place and reunification plans, in advance, with your child and with everyone listed on the child's Emergency Card.
It is also beneficial to discuss your family's home preparedness plan with your children. The American Red Cross has outstanding materials available in multiple languages on their web site: http://www.redcross.org or by calling your local chapter.
In the event of an actual emergency, any adult listed on your child’s Emergency Card would come to the Request Gate to request your child. (They need to bring identification.) The adult will then be directed to the Reunion Gate to meet your child and sign them out. This process is mandatory, is the same for any parent, guardian, or emergency contact, and is designed for your child's safety and well-being, and for your peace of mind.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the office at your child's school.