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Emergency Procedures

​Fire

At the sound of the alarm:

  1. Students are to leave ​the building in an orderly and quiet fashion so that instructions can be heard.
  2. The last person out of the classroom and school should close the door.
  3. Students are to remain in class groups with their teachers and move away from the exits and off the driveways so as not to impede fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.
  4. Students are not to re-enter the building until they hear a 3 bell signal or P.A. announcement to do so. Upon re-entry, students are to proceed quietly to their classrooms.

Earthquake

In class procedures; Students will:

  1. Immediately DROP AND TAKE COVER under desks or tables.
  2. TURN AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
  3. ASSUME CRASH POSITION. The CRASH POSITION is - on knees, head down, eyes closed ti​ghtly, hands clasped on back of neck or head covered with book or jacket.
  4. COUNT ALOUD to 60 and remain in sheltered position.
  5. BE SILENT AND LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS.


Out of class procedures and procedures for physically disabled students; (noonhour,

between periods, before and after school) (in gymnasiums, in changing rooms, in auditorium, in cafeteria) Students will:

  1. Immediately DROP AND TAKE COVER with books or jackets held over head. Clasp hands behind neck and cover side of head with arms. Physically disabled students will stay in wheelchairs and cover heads.
  2. Move to an interior wall and TURN AWAY from windows, shelters or heavy objects such as lockers that may fall.
  3. ASSUME CRASH POSITION, except for physically disabled students who will cover
  4. their head if possible.
  5. Stay still until shaking stops. Count aloud to 60.
  6. BE SILENT AND LISTEN FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Do not leave building until instructed to leave.


Please Note: An Emergency Procedures Manual is provided to all staff and is available to students and parents upon request. This Manual provides immediate procedures for all teachers, staff and students in the event of an emergency from an earthquake, and other dangerous incidents.