Disaster Preparedness

In the Event of a Crisis or Natural Disaster:

  • Please do not call the school, transportation department or district office. Phone lines, if working, will be used for emergency communication.
  • Students may or may not be sent home during a crisis. The school and school district will keep parents and the public informed through ParentBroadcast.
  • No child will be dismissed from school unless a parent or approved designee comes for him or her. All parents or approved designees who come for their children must show picture identification before signing out the student.
  • Schools are likely to be one of the safest places that children could be located during most crises or natural disasters. Staff members will remain with the children until all have been reunited with their parents or approved designees.
  • School children may be moved to a different school site if the crisis is localized.
  • Bus riders will remain with their drivers. If a child has been let off at his or her regular bus stop prior to the disaster, you should expect to find your child at home. For children who are still on the bus, the driver will make his or her way back to the school as conditions permit.
  • Buses will drive by AM stops, if safe to do so, and pick up any children waiting there. They will be transported to school as conditions permit.
  • If it is too hazardous to move the bus, children will remain on the bus until help arrives.

    If an Earthquake or Other Disaster Occurs While Your Child is:

    Walking to school:

    your child should

    continue to school

    Walking home:

    your child should

    continue home

    In the neighborhood:

    your child should

    return home or go to a designated alternate home

    Waiting for a bus:

    your child should

    return home or go to a designated alternate home

    En route to school on bus:

    the bus driver will

    continue to school when it is safe to drive

    En route home on bus:

    the bus driver will

    continue home when it is safe to drive