Emergency School Procedures
In the case of severe weather (e.g., major snowstorm, ice storm, dangerous wind chills, heavy fog), the principal will notify local radio and TV stations regarding the decision to close school or delay its opening. A phone message will also be sent out to each family through our School Reach calling system.
Emergency procedures (fire, safety and severe weather) and other emergency procedures will be reviewed with students at the beginning of the year. Drills are conducted throughout the year. If an imminent emergency occurs (storms, September 11 type incident, etc.) and school dismisses early or students cannot be released until the danger passes, please remember that your child will not be released to other adults without written parental permission. It is always in your child’s best interest to provide as many possible names on the emergency release cards during orientation, in order to be prepared for any emergency in your absence.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch or Warning
If school is already in session when the watch or warning is issued, the school stays open. The staff takes safety precautions.
Students remain in school, and the staff takes safety precautions. Students are released to parents or other designated adults upon request.
All students and staff members remain in the building and take shelter in designated areas. Students may be detained beyond the usual dismissal time. Students are released to parents or other designated adults upon request.
Emergency drills are held throughout the year. Safe areas inside and outside the building are designated for each classroom.