FIRE ALARMS / ALICE PROCEDURES
At the sound of the fire alarm, students are to shelter in place and await further instructions. If warranted, ALICE procedures will be enacted. If evacuation is warranted, students are to leave the building via the route posted on signs in each classroom. Students are to exit the building quietly, being attentive to staff members’ instructions. "911” emergency telephone service is available on all school phones.
STORM WARNINGS & OTHER EMERGENCIES
In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies, a weather emergency will be announced. At this signal, students are to proceed with their teachers to the designated safe area. Signs identifying these safe areas are posted in each classroom. Students are to follow teachers' instructions when they arrive in the safe area. Instructions include facing the wall and getting into a doubled-up position on knees and elbows.
In case of a power outage, all students and teachers are to remain seated. Movement within the classroom/building may result in injury. Since the public address system will not be functioning, messages will be delivered from the office. The principal, assistant principal, counselors, secretaries, custodians, and teachers on preparation periods will deliver messages and assist in communications. If the fire alarm is sounding, teachers should follow the fire drill procedure.
SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVES
The HSE Safe Schools Coordinator may initiate “Safety Audits” in cooperation with local law enforcement to test Safe School Plans and Procedures. The “audit” is targeted towards staff and administration. Student involvement is minimal and great care is taken not to alarm students.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS/EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
When inclement weather or other emergencies arise that affect normal school operations (emergency closings, early dismissal, late start), parents can obtain information by listening to local T.V. stations, radio stations, or accessing the district’s website for updated information. In addition, the district will send out a district wide emergency notification instant alert that you should receive via phone or text, depending on how you registered. DO NOT CALL the school office since that telephone line needs to be available for emergencies. Please discuss emergency plans with students in case of emergency early dismissal from school. If school is cancelled, all after school activities (e.g. extracurricular activities, tutoring, scheduled evening programs, AAU, et cetera) will also be cancelled. Any exception to this will be communicated via the school website or emergency notification system. When school is closed all conferences and meetings with office and staff personnel will be cancelled and rescheduled at the earliest convenience.