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Emergency Procedures

FIRE

  1. In a real fire and in a drill, the alarm will sound continuously.
  2. The teacher or designee will assess surroundings prior to exiting building or portable by door or window. Parents help teachers with evacuation unless designated to another job.
  3. The teacher will take emergency backpack and will evacuate her/his classroom.
  4. Heart Room designee will check boys' bathroom. Discovery Room designee will check girls' bathroom.
  5. Exit Instructions Discovery Room, Rainbow Room and Preschool will meet in the middle of the field on the east playground.
  6. Hummingbird Hall, Heart Room, Staff Lounge/Resource, Phoenix Hall, Exploration Station, Research Room and Middle School will line up on the west playground at least 10 feet away from the chain link fence that borders Elm street.
  7. Occupants of Office, Director's office, adult bathroom in hall, and Custodian's closet will exit out the front of the school, turn right and enter the east playground field with Discovery Room, Rainbow Room and Preschool
  8. A Command Post will be established by the office staff (with walkie-talkie, vest and trauma kit) near the play structure on the east playground field. Office staff or designee will now be the Command Center Staff. Emergency kits (First aid supplies, snacks and water) are located in both east and west playground sheds.
  9. Everyone is to remain in designated evacuation areas. Communications between evacuation areas will be done by walkie-talkies (set on channel 2). Walkie-talkies will be with fourth, fifth, or middle school teacher on west side and with office person on east side.
  10. In-charge person (Administrative Director or designee) will determine and communicate student release procedures.

Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Committee

 

EARTHQUAKE

  1. In a real earthquake, immediately duck cover, and hold. In a drill, a sound pattern of 3 short blasts and one long blast will be repeated three times.
  2. Teacher checks for any injured students and determines safest exit. If any students are injured or trapped the teacher stays in the classroom and a parent designee exits with the class to evacuation areas. Evacuation directions are the same as in the event of a fire.
  3. A Command Post will be established by the office staff (with walkie-talkie, vest and trauma kit) near the play structure on the east playground field. Office staff or designees will now be the Command Center Staff.
  4. Teacher/designee reports class status (absent, missing, injured students or staff) to the Command Center. Command Center will write down all status reports from each classroom.
  5. Administrative Director makes decision to release students. Teachers will only release students to adult listed on child's yellow enrollment/emergency card.
  6. Designee will record student release info on Emergency Release Roster and report names of all released students to Command Center.
  7. The Command Center will determine the need for a survey team, the need to shut off utilities (gas, water, and electric), and the need to notify the 911 system if there are injuries, people trapped, fire, gas leak, etc. A serious earthquake may warrant the need to evacuate to Watsonville High School Field.

Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Committee

 

TOXIC SPILL

  1. Office staff will announce the incidence of a Toxic Spill over the P.A. system or, if the P.A. system is not working, will designate a person to go to each classroom and say clearly "Toxic Spill". All personnel shall stay in their classrooms with the windows and doors closed (and the ventilation turned off) unless directed to evacuate.
  2. Choose a soothing, quiet activity (sing to the children, tell them a story, read) while waiting for further instructions or an all clear.
  3. Office staff shall consult with police/fire dept. and announce to classrooms when it is safe.

Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health, and Emergency Preparedness Committee