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Emergency Procedures

Drop, Cover and Hold On – To protect students and staff from flying or falling debris.

1 - Principal will announce via PA system or by messenger YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE ARE EXPERIENCING SOME SEISMIC ACTIVITY. FOR EVERYONE’S

PROTECTION, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD FOLLOW STAFF DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON

PROCEDURES, WHICH MEAN YOU SHOULD BE IN A PROTECTED POSITION UNDER A TABLE

OR DESK, AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ANYTHING THAT COULD FALL AND HURT YOU.

HOLD THIS POSITION UNTIL THE SHAKE STOPS OR GIVEN FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

2 - If inside, teachers will instruct students to drop under desks and cover heads with one

arm/hand and hold on to furniture with the other hand.

3 - If outside, teachers will instruct students to drop to ground, place heads between their

knees, and cover heads with arms and hands.

4 - Teachers and students should move away from windows.

 

 

Shelter in Place– To place and/or keep students indoors for a greater level of protection.

1 - Principal will announce via PA system or by messenger YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

BECAUSE WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION REGARDING A HAZARD IN THE COMMUNITY,

WE ARE INSTITUTING SHELTER-IN-PLACE PROCEDURES. REMEMBER, THIS MEANS

STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE TO REMAIN INSIDE THE BUILDING AWAY FROM OUTSIDE AIR

WITH WINDOWS AND DOORS SECURELY CLOSED AND AIR CONDITIONING UNITS TURNED

OFF. ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF THAT ARE OUTSIDE ARE TO IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO THE

PROTECTION OF AN INSIDE ROOM. AS SOON AS WE HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION, WE

WILL SHARE IT WITH YOU.”

2 - If inside, teachers will keep students in the classroom until further instructions.

3 - If outside, students will proceed to their classrooms if safe to do so. If not, teachers

will direct students into nearby classrooms or buildings (e.g., auditorium, library,

cafeteria, gymnasium).

4 - Teachers, with the assistance of the Security/Utilities Team, will shut down building(s)

HVAC; turn off local fans in area; close and lock doors and windows; seal gaps under

doors and windows with wet towels or duct tape; seal vents with aluminum foil or

plastic wrap, if available; and turn off sources of ignition, such as pilot lights.

 

 

Lock Down – When threat of violence or gunfire is identified and to prevent perpetrator(s)

to enter area.

1 - Principal will announce via PA system or by messenger. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION AND NEED TO IMPLEMENT LOCK DOWN

PROCEDURES. TEACHERS ARE TO LOCK CLASSROOM DOORS AND KEEP ALL STUDENTS

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR UNTIL

NOTIFIED BY AN ADMINISTRATOR OR LAW ENFORCEMENT. IF OUTSIDE, STUDENTS AND

STAFF ARE TO PROCEED INSIDE THE NEAREST BUILDING OR CLASSROOM.

2 - If inside, teachers will direct students to sit on floor, lock doors, & close window blinds

if safe to do so.

3 - If outside, students will proceed to their classrooms if safe to do so. If not, teachers

will direct students into nearby classrooms or buildings (e.g., auditorium, library,

cafeteria, and gymnasium).

4 - Teachers & students to remain in secured area until further instructions by Principal

or Law Enforcement

5 - Front entrance is to be locked and no visitors other than appropriate law enforcement

or emergency personnel, have to be allowed on campus.

 

 

Evacuate Building – When determination made that it is unsafe to remain in building.

1 - Principal will announce via PA system or by messenger YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

WE NEED TO INSTITUTE AN EVACUATION OF ALL BUILDINGS. TEACHERS ARE TO TAKE

THEIR STUDENTS TO THE ASSEMBLY AREA AND REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED AREA.

STUDENTS ARE TO REMAIN WITH THEIR TEACHER. TEACHERS NEED TO TAKE THEIR

ROLLBOOK AND LOCK THE CLASSROOM WHEN ALL STUDENTS HAVE EXITED THE

CLASSROOM.

2 - Principal will initiate fire alarm.

3 - Teachers will direct evacuation of building via designated routes & assemble in

Assembly Area.

4 - Teachers will take student roster and take attendance when class is in safe location.

5 - Teachers and students will await further instructions.

 

 

Relocation (Off-Site Evacuation) – When remaining on campus is determined to be

unsafe, and off-site evacuation is necessary.

1 - Principal will announce via PA system or by messenger YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

WE NEED TO INSTITUTE AN OFF-SITE EVACUATION. TEACHERS ARE TO TAKE THEIR

STUDENTS TO THE OFF-SITE ASSEMBLY AREA AND REPORT TO THEIR DESIGNATED AREA.

STUDENTS ARE TO REMAIN WITH THEIR TEACHER. TEACHERS NEED TO TAKE THEIR

ROLLBOOK AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AND LOCK THE CLASSROOM WHEN ALL

STUDENTS HAVE EXITED THE CLASSROOM.

2 - Principal will determine safest method of evacuating the campus, i.e., use of school

buses or walking to designated off-site assembly area.

3 - Teachers will take student roster and take attendance when class is at assembly

area.

 

All Clear – To notify teachers that normal school operations can resume.

- If appropriate, teachers should begin discussions to address students’ fears and

anxieties.