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Emergency Procedures

The safety and well-being of all students is a priority at Sequoia.  The staff and administration strive to maintain a safe and secure campus that focuses on the personal safety of each student. The school has a plan to ensure the safety of students during any kind of emergency. Safety drills are conducted regularly. Emergency equipment, supplies and communication equipment are kept on site. Students are encouraged to learn about safety and emergency procedures and are required to cooperate during all emergency drills. Parents are encouraged to keep their child's emergency contact information current, through Aeries Parent Portal, for the health and safety of their children. 

 

Fire:

  1. Fire alarm sounds and lights flash
  2. Students immediately evacuate the room in a calm, organized manner.
  3. Teacher takes Emergency backpack and closes the door - starve the fire of oxygen. 
  4. Teacher walks students to designated location on the primary-grade blacktop. 
  5. Teacher verifies number of present students and writes missing students on Verification slip. 
  6. Verification slip is sent over to the Command Center.
  7. Teacher and students wait for “all clear” signal to return to class.

Earthquake:

  1. PA announcement of an earthquake event with instructions to duck and cover.
  2. When shaking stops (PA announcement it’s safe), students immediately evacuate the room.
  3. Teacher takes Emergency backpack and walks remaining students out of the room, and leaves the door open - for search and rescue.
  4. Teacher walks students to designated location on the primary-grade blacktop.
  5. Teacher verifies number of present students and writes missing students on Verification slip.
  6. Verification slip is sent over to the Command Center.
  7. Teacher and students wait for “all clear” signal to return to class.

Lockdown:

  1. PA announcement of a Lockdown Procedure.
  2. All people enter first available room that locks.
  3. Teacher locks door, students get on ground out of line-of-sight from windows as best as possible.
  4. Teacher takes roll, emails/texts principal with number present and identifies who is missing.
  5. If this is a drill, expect a tug on the door from the custodian.
  6. Remain sheltered until notified the danger has passed.